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Elgin, Union County, Oregon

Funeral Services for George Darr To Be Saturday

Funeral Services for George Darr, who was born in Elgin in 1892, will be held Saturday, March 20, at 10:30 a.m., at the Elgin Nazarene Church. Mr. Darr died March 16 at the Veterans Hospital at Walla Walla Wash., at the age of 72. He had been in poor health for several years.

Rev. Leonard Gallivan will officiate at the services, and interment will be at the Island City Cemetery. Pallbearers are Charles Whittemore, Tom Williams, Earl Moore, Bob Wiles, Jr., Dalles Harwood, and Delmer Galloway.

Honorary pallbearers are Dempsey Hathron, Ben Bendshadler, Orville Wayt, Tom Diggins, Dr. Hartley Smith, and Arnold Waelty.

George J. Darr was born in Elgin April 5, 1892, the son of John and Ellen Darr, Elgin pioneers. He received his schooling in Elgin and worked for the state forestry department for many years. He retired about 10 years ago, when his health began to fail.

He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, the American Legion and was a veteran of World War I. He was married to Nora Brooks April 27, 1948 at Asotin, Washington.

Survivors include his wife Nora of Elgin; a daughter, Mrs. E. A. (Jaqueline) Zenger of Portland; two brothers, Jim and Cecil Darr of Elgin; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Rogers of Elgin, Mrs. Mary Hansen of Enterprise, Mrs. Ethel Salisbury of Lewiston, Ida., and Mrs. Kate Cowan of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; four grandchildren, and seven great grand children.

Elgin Recorder March 18, 1965

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