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La Grande, Oregon
Willa Chloe Hickman, 86, of La Grande, died Thursday morning at a local care center. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Cemetery. Arrangements are with Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Mrs. Hickman was born on March 10, 1920, the daughter of Hezekiah and Pearl (Carlton) Villines in Ponca, Ark.
In 1940 she married Bill Franklin Hickman, and they lived in California until his death in 1972.
After his death she moved to La Grande to be near family.
She was a member of the Assembly of God church. She enjoyed sewing, her pets and Kentucky fried chicken. She loved the Lord and her family.
Survivors include her son, Mike Hickman of La Grande; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon Choloe Chase in 2003, five brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Association in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.Public postings and private condolences may be left at www.danielschapel.com.
The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending July 8, 2006, Published: July 10, 2006