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Gover, Delora F. – Obituary

Delora F. Gover, 79, a former Imbler and Baker County resident who taught school for many years in Eastern Oregon, died Thursday in Provo, Utah.

A graveside funeral for Mrs. Gover will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Eagle Valley Cemetery at Richland.

Visitations for Mrs. Gover will be until 9 o’clock tonight at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker.

Mrs. Gover was born on Feb. 15, 1910, in Imbler to William Arthur and Zelma Annie Westenskow Funk. She spent her childhood and attended school in the Baker area.

She attended college at the University of Utah and Eastern Oregon State College, receiving her lifetime teaching certificate on June 10, 1930. On Nov. 18 1933, she married Vester William Gover in Weiser, Idaho. He died in June 1957.

Mrs. Gover lived with her family at Wingville from 1936 to 1960 when she moved to Utah to further her education, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1961. She taught school in Rock Creek, Muddy Creek, Sunnyside, Wallowa and Haines. After completing her education in 1961, she spent many years teaching remedial reading in the Utah school systems.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed studying and gardening.

Survivors include three daughters, Zelma Louise Maness, of Baker, Bonnie Jean Cole, West Jordan, Utah, and Donna Kay Johnson, Orem, Utah; sons, Eugene Franklin Gover, Lehi, Utah, Howard Dean Gove [Gover], Torrance Calif., and Donald Ray Gover of Pleasant Grove, Utah; brothers, William Funk, Baker, and Robert Funk, Bend; 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, her twin brother, an infant grandson and an infant great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. That may be done through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel.

The Observer; La Grande, OR;
15 May 1989.

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