Pioneer Of Grande Ronde Valley Died In Island City
Mrs. William Pearson who resides on the Vandecar farm, received word last Wednesday from Island City that her mother, Mrs. Emma Jane Shafer, had passed away. Mrs. Pearson left at once for Island City.
Funeral services for Mrs. Shafer were held Sunday afternoon from the Snodgrass & Zimmerman chapel in La Grande, Rev. W.C. Ross of the Presbyterian church officiating.
Mrs. Shafer came to the Grande Ronde Valley 54 years ago. Her husband died nine years ago.
Surviving her are two sons, Fred of Troy, Oregon, and Isaac of Island City; four daughters, Mrs. Allie Pearson of North Powder, Mrs. Minnie A. Oldenberg of Santa Rosa, Calif., Mrs. Marguerite Chandler and Mrs. Clara Sixbey of La Grande.
North Powder News
Saturday, March 27, 1926