La Grande, Oregon
Pauline Isabelle Howard, 97, of La Grande, a former Sumpter resident, died April 20, 2002, at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande.
Her funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Summerville Cemetery Chapel. Viewing will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., in La Grande.
Mrs. Howard was born May 27, 1904, to James and Ione Jaycox Woodell in Wallowa County. She graduated from La Grande High School and in 1923 she married Glynn Howard in La Grande.
The couple lived on the Oregon Coast and later farmed at Grants Pass until 1936 when they moved to Sumpter. After her husband’s death in 1953 she returned to La Grande although she spent the summer months in Sumpter.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Sumpter for almost 50 years. She enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include her daughter, Jean Massie of La Grande; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, James Howard; and a brother, Clarence Woodell.
Memorial contributions may be made to the OES Alpine Chapter, the Union County Historical Society or any charity in care of Daniels Chapel.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 26, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor