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Mrs. Laura Emele, 76, of 2005 Grove Street, died Saturday morning at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Mrs. Emele was born on April 19, 1882, to Lambert and Emily Hough at Memphis, Scotland County, Missouri. She came to Oregon with her family in 1900 and settled in Barker. She attended her last year of high school in Baker, then taught school for three years in Baker county.
She was married to Ben D. Emele in Baker on October 9, 1907. They moved to Haines in 1908 where she lived until she moved back to Baker in 1955.
She was a member of the Methodist Church in Haines until 1955 when she transferred her membership to the Methodist Church here in Baker.
Mrs. Emele was preceded in death by her husband on February 2, 1941, also by two sons, David Lambert at the age of two in 1921 and Marion Eugene Emele at the age of 12, in 1932. Mrs. Emele is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wallace (Betty) Hardman of Unity; one brother, Kelley Hough of West Joint, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie (remainder unreadable)
Baker Democrat Herald – - June 23, 1958.