Sutton, Lurley A. Sass Mrs. – Obituary

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Lurley A. Sutton, 78, of Gresham, a former Baker County resident, died March 2, 2005, at Fairlawn Good Samaritan Care Center in Gresham after a long illness.

There will be a celebration of her life at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Buckhorn Restaurant Banquet Room in Vernonia.

Lurley Alveda Sass Sutton was born on Nov. 22, 1926, at Richland to Claus and Alveda Morrison Sass. She was raised and educated at Richland. After her high school graduation, Lurley moved to Portland. She worked for the Army Corps of Engineers where Lurley met her future sister-in-law, Madge Heman, who introduced her to Clyde.

She married Clyde Sutton on June 30, 1946, at Richland. After their marriage they made their home at Vernonia. Clyde and Lurley celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary just two days before his death in 2001.

Among her interests, Lurley enjoyed doing for her family and friends. She was an excellent cook — just ask anyone who had one of her infamous cotton-filled biscuits. She also enjoyed sewing and crocheting. Lurley loved to socialize.

She also was preceded in death by her parents, Claus and Alveda Sass.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Jerry Bruce of Gresham and Sherry and Jerry Hays of La Grande; two grandchildren, Sandy Meshke, and her husband, Steve, of Warrenton and Jason Hays and his wife, Rheadean, of La Grande; and four great-grandchildren, Emily Meshke, Ryan Meshke, Breanne Hays and Noelle Hays; two brothers, Orin Sass of Baker City and Norma Sass of Yuba City, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Madge Heman and Wally Sutton; and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Mount Hood Hospice, P.O. Box 1269, Sandy, OR 97055. Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home at Forest Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 11, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. Web. 29 January 2015. - Last updated on Oct 7th, 2011

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