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Erskine, Dorothy F. Rydall Mrs. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon

Dorothy F. Erskine, 85, a La Grande resident, died Sept. 23, 2002, at Wildflower Lodge in La Grande.

A family gathering to honor her will be scheduled later. Disposition was by cremation.

Mrs. Erskine was born at Elkton on Sept. 6, 1917, to Walter and Ellene Rydall. She graduated high school in Salem. She married Reginald Erskine in 1936 and over the years they moved to several Oregon towns.

Mrs. Erskine was a CPA and a municipal auditor in Springfield for several years. She and her husband worked for Southern Pacific Railroad until retirement.

She liked to fish, hunt, knit and read. She belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star at Roseburg.

Survivors include her daughter, Diane Cessna of La Grande; two grandsons, Scott Cumpston of Canby and Doug Cumpston of Roseburg; granddaughter, Teri Weems of North Powder; three great-grandchildren; nephew, James Schaeffer of Yakima, Wash.; and niece, Donna Selsor of Bend.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Health and Science University cancer research department in Portland or any Eastern Star Chapter Cancer Research Fund through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 4, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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