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Pidcock, Genevieve – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon

Genevieve Pidcock, 90, of La Grande, died March 6 at her home. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande.

Genevieve was born July 10, 1916, to Roy and Mary (Hug) Flexer in Harney County. She moved to La Grande with her family when she was a child. She attended Riveria Elementary School and graduated from La Grande High School.

On March 27, 1936, she married Howard Pidcock in La Grande. They both attended Kinman Business University in Spokane and worked in Portland during World War II. They returned to make their home in La Grande after the war ended. She worked as the secretary to the Intermediate Education District superintendent (now E.S.D.) for more than 20 years before retiring.

Mrs. Pidcock played the violin with the Grande Ronde Symphony in its early years. She loved antiques and after retirement found great pleasure in buying and selling antiques and glassware. She and her husband moved to Waldport in 1988, where she treasured living near her daughter, Judy, before returning to La Grande in 2006.

She enjoyed reading, flowers and gardening.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in La Grande and had a deep and abiding faith.

Survivors include her husband, Howard; children and their spouses, Judy and Wally Parmenter of Waldport and David and Marjie Pidcock of La Grande; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by a sister, Adeline Horner.

Memorials may be made to “The Smile Train,” P.O. Box 96231, Washington, D.C. 20090-6231.

The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Mar. 10, 2007 Published: March 10, 2007

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