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La Grande, Oregon
Virginia Shaffer Roper, 81, of Denver and formerly of La Grande died July 27 in Denver. A memorial service will be Aug. 10 at Horan and McConaty Chapel in Colorado.
Virginia was born April 1926 to Pearl and Leo Westenskow in La Grande. She graduated from La Grande High School and became a legal secretary, working for lawyers in La Grande, Portland, Spokane and Denver.
She lived in six cities since her husband was transferred often by United Airlines, and she made friends easily. She liked flowers, gardening, playing bridge, painting, her pets, world news and travel.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Warren Roper; her son, Dr. Alan Roper and grandson, Cody Roper.
La Grande Observer, Obituaries For The Week Ending August 4, 2007 – Published August 4, 2007
Submitted by: Dixie Ricker