La Grande, Oregon

Patricia M. Blang, 63, of La Grande died Nov. 4 of natural causes at a care center in La Grande. There will be a celebration of life service at the Union County Senior Center at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. Burial will be at Asotin Cemetery in Asotin, Wash. Loveland Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Mrs. Blang was born to William Murphy Watkins and Opal Marie Truitt on July 20, 1943, in Lewiston, Idaho. She married Richard J. Blang on June 28, 1980. She enjoyed teddy bears, stuffed animals and singing.

Survivors include her son, Cully Hix of Lewiston, Idaho; stepchildren, Pamela Dalling of Salt Lake City, Utah, Deborah Zentner of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Terry Blang of Twin Falls, Idaho; and her father, of La Grande. She was preceded in death by her husband and her mother.

The Observer, Obituaries for the week ending Nov. 18, 2006, Published: November 18, 2006