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Phyllis V. McClary, 76, of Elgin died Nov. 27 at the Grande Ronde Hospital. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Mrs. McClary was born April 16, 1930, to Donald and Bessie Garlough Lester in Watford City, N.D. On April 23, 1950, she married Denny B. McClary in Garden City, Nev., and they lived at the Stockton Naval Base in Stockton, Calif., until 1952. From 1952 to 1984 they resided at various fish hatchery locations throughout Oregon. After Denny’s retirement they made their home in Elgin.
Mrs. McClary was very active in the Blue Mountain Chapter of the Order Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile and did volunteer work with Community Connections. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards and games, cooking, crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Denny of Elgin; children, Deborah Cummins of McMinnville, Corinne Reiman of Chehalis, Wash., and Susan Watson of Elgin; siblings, Faye Paige of Boise, Eunice Yost of Colorado and Glenn Lester of Garden Valley, Idaho; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and six sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Dec. 2, 2006, Published: December 2, 2006