La Grande, Oregon
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Ruth Marie Bunnell, 91 of La Grande died June 20. A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Friday June 23 at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. Burial will be in Santa Anna, Texas.
Ms. Bunnell was born Nov. 11, 1914, to Frank and Birdie Letha McHorse Bunnell in Eddy, Texas. She married Thomas House, and after his death she married George Ward. After his death she resumed her maiden name.
She worked in a shipyard in California during World War II and worked at various jobs before retiring in 1972. She moved to La Grande with her second husband in 1976.
She enjoyed the arts, music, operas, symphonies and watching ice skating in later years. She was an avid reader and spent a lot of time in her flower garden in the summer.
Survivors include children, Thomas House of Valley Center, Kan., Jorine McConville of Norman, Okla., and Fran Davis of Sun Valley, Calif.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and other relatives. A daughter, Bunny Jourdan, and two sisters died earlier.
The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending June 24, 2006, Published, June 26, 2006