La Grande, Union County, Oregon
Floyd Fanning, of Wallowa, died Saturday, March 1, at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande following a long illness. He was 74.
Mr. Fanning, son of Henry Clay and Catherine Petersen Fanning, was born June 7, 1905, at Carman-Gay, Alberta, Canada.
Mr. Fanning was married on April 18, 1936 at Walla Walla, Wash. to the former Hilda Juanita Ticer, who survives him.
Mr. Fanning was employed by the Oregon State Highway Department for 13 years, and also worked for the Bunker Hills Mines in Kellogg, Idaho, before moving to Wallowa County in 1945.
Mr. Fanning also was employed by the Wallowa Saw Mill and Wallowa Memorial Hospital until his retirement in 1970.
Mr. Fanning was a member of the Milton-Freewater International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), Lodge #202, for 53 years. He also was a member of the Stanley Lodge # 113, for 18 years.
Mr. Fanning is survived by his wife, of Wallowa; daughters, Geraldine Huffman, of Hayden Lake, Idaho; Maxine Wyatt, of La Grande and Paline Keefer, Chattaroy, Wash.; son, Blaine, of Wallowa; brother, Roy, of Nanton, Alberta, Canada; 13 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wallowa Cemetery, with the ritual services by IOOF #202 of Milton-Freewater. Bruce Hill will officiate, with interment at Wallowa Cemetery to follow.
The family has requested that those wishing to make donations in Mr. Fanning’s name do so to the American Cancer Society c/o Bollman’s Funeral Home in Enterprise.
The Observer, La Grande, Union County, Oregon, Monday, March 3, 1980 Page 5