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Wilkinson, Phillip – Obituary

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Phillip “Edgar” Wilkinson, of Union, died Tuesday at the La grande Nursing Center. He was 90.

Mr. Wilkinson was a Union resident since 1959.

He was born on Feb. 18, 1894 to Thomas and Lydia Ann (Rundell) Wilkinson at High Valley. He farmed in High Valley before moving to Union.

Survivors include two nieces, Ethel Patterson of Hermiston and Eunice Adkins of Boise: four grandnieces, Urcie Aldrich of Union, Sharon Puckett of Portland and Donna and Gail Patterson; two grandnephews, Howard Crossland of Hyattsville, Md., and Donald Hobbs, and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary E. Wilkinson in 1967, and Matilda Wilkinson in 1961.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Union Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gaylen Smith officiating. Those who wish may make contributions in Mr. Wilkinson’s memory to the Shriner’s Hospital or the Lions Eye Bank in care of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande.

(Phillip died October 9, 1984 and was born Feb. 18, 1894.)

Contributed by: Margaret Shinoki

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