La Grande, Oregon

Florence “Flo” Lawson, 83, died at her home in La Grande Oct. 27. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m.

Nov. 11 at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande.

Flo was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Greeley, Colo., to John Henry and Alvina (Wish) Reu. She moved to the Willamette Valley in 1936, working as a secretary, bookkeeper and in accounting most of her adult life. Flo got her pilot’s license in September 1946.

She married on June 30, 1950, and had two children. She moved to La Grande in 1965. She enjoyed flying small planes. She liked music and sports and was a life member of the Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Jenel AnDyke of La Grande; son, John Lawson; brother, Al Reu; sister, Evelyn Borgen; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending November 3, 2007 – Published: November 3, 2007
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Florence “Flo” Lawson, 83, died at her home in La Grande Oct. 27. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande. A reception will follow at Zion Lutheran Church at Fourth Street and I Avenue. The funeral home originally announced the funeral would be Nov. 11.

Flo was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Greeley, Colo., to John Henry and Alvina (Wish) Reu. She moved to the Willamette Valley in 1936, working as a secretary, bookkeeper and in accounting most of her adult life. Flo got her pilot’s license in September 1946.

She married on June 30, 1950, and had two children. She moved to La Grande in 1965. She enjoyed flying small planes. She liked music and sports and was a life member of the Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Jenel AnDyke of La Grande; son, John Lawson; brother, Al Reu; sister, Evelyn Borgen; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending November 3, 2007 – Published: November 3, 2007