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Richland, Baker County, Oregon

Rose Mary McCarver, 82, of Ontario, a former Richland resident, died May 1, 2006, at her home.

Her memorial graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Cemetery in Ontario. The Rev. Robert C. Irwin will preside.

Rose was born on June 24, 1923, at Ironside. She attended Vale schools. She married William McCarver on Sept. 21, 1940, at Payette, Idaho. They ran a sawmill and trucking company at Ironside.

In 1954 the family moved to Ontario where they had a dairy on the Oregon Slope. Later they moved to Richland, where they had a ranch. The family moved back to Ontario where she worked in area nursing homes and later was a sales clerk for The Merc Department Store.

She loved to garden, knit and crochet, making a number of items for her family.

Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Bob Hite-Snyder of Kettle Falls, Wash., Anna Jean and Harvey Kindall of Livingston, Mont., Maxine and DeWayne Keller of Ontario and Margaret and Don Hinman of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Kathy McCarver of Ontario; a sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Carl Montgomery of Pendleton; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her mother, Esther Ann Anderson; an infant son; and a son-in-law, Omar “Sonny” Hite.

Memorial contributions may be made to Boys Town or the American Heart Association through Lienkaemper Chapels Inc., P.O. Box 970, Ontario, OR 97914.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 5, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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