La Grande, Union County, Oregon
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Heart Attack Takes Larry Bay
Lawrence G. “Larry” Bay passed away suddenly Tuesday evening February 25, with a heart attack at Walnut Creek California.
Bay was born June 6, 1911 at La Grande, son of Harve and Lulu Bay. He was reared in La Grande, graduating from high school there, and attended the University of Oregon. On October 12, 1935 he was married at Seattle to Bernice Wilson who survives him. During World War II he was with the U.S. Engineers in Alaska. He was a member of the Catholic Church, Elk Lodge No. 1829 and the Lions Club and was active in the Chamber of Commerce and community activities wherever he lived.
Following the war he and his family came to Enterprise, bought and operated the Enterprise Cleaners for a year. His father passed away in 1946 at which time Larry took over his father’s business as Texaco distributor for this area. In 1951 he and his family moved to Portland where he was manager of Cascade Sales. The family moved to Walnut Creek, California in 1961 and he was employed by Lake Sales until the time of his death.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Harve (Lulu) Bay of Enterprise; two sons, Steve at the family home, and David, who is married and lives in New York; and one granddaughter, Lynn.
Rosary will be recited Sunday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Daniels Funeral Home in La Grande.
Services will be held Monday morning at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in La Grande.
Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, 27 February 1964, Page 2. Top of Page
Contributed by Robert C. Bull