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Pine Valley, Oregon
May Elizabeth Steele, 98, a longtime Pine Valley resident, died April 26, 2001, at the Evergreen Health and Rehab Center in La Grande.
At her request, there will be no funeral. Private family interment will be at the Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway.
She was born on May 3, 1902, at Halfway to Sheppard and Effie Mitchell Hulse. She spent her childhood and most of her adult life at Pine Valley. She received her education in one-room schoolhouses at Langrell and Clear Creek.
She married Ben R. Steele in Halfway on March 14, 1921. They had one son, Ladd. Ben Steele died in 1965.
She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and being with family and friends.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ladd and Juanita Steele of Halfway; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She also was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Halfway Ambulance Fund through the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 4, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor