La Grande, Oregon
Edith “Gayle” Emmons, 69, of La Grande, died Oct. 29 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.
Edith was born on May 22, 1938, to Harry and Ethel (Gardner) Thomas in Baker City. As a teenager, she moved with her family to La Grande where she finished her education, attending business college. On Oct. 29, 1955, she married Don Emmons in Weiser, Idaho. They made their home in La Grande and she worked as a fry cook for the Sac Annex, for Accu Tax and served on the election board for years in addition to being a wife and mother.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She loved the mountains, camping, fishing and hunting. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and puzzle books. Those who knew her say the most important thing in her life was her family.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Don Emmons of La Grande; children and their spouses, Tom and Brenda Emmons of Washougal, Wash., Faye and Jack Aldrich of Union and Kaye and Bruce Kirk of Buckley, Wash.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
Memorial contributions may be made to any charity.
La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending November 3, 2007 – Published: November 3, 2007