La Grande, Oregon
Karee J. Kendall
Karee J. Kendall, 98, of La Grande died Feb. 3 at a local care home. No immediate public services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Mrs. Kendall was born June 14, 1908, to Caleb and Rachael Valentine (Lee) Jones in Wolf Island, Ill. She married Leo Fugit, and they moved to Baker City in the early 1940s. In 1945 they moved to La Grande, and he preceded her in death in 1956.
In 1970 she married Marion Kendall, and he preceded her in death in 1990.
Mrs. Kendall was a member of the Christian Science Church, was involved with Toastmasters at one time and was a member of the Red Hat Society at the Grande Ronde Retirement Residence.
She loved music and could play anything with keys or strings by ear. She enjoyed writing stories and poetry and sewing. She would always help others in need.
Survivors include her children, Anna Marie Damon of Eagle Point, David Leo Fugit of Auburn, Wash., Judith J. Shepherd of Prosser, Wash., and Melonnie Karee Martin of Portland; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Dying earlier were her first and second husbands and 11 siblings.
Memorials may be made to Shelter From the Storm in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Feb. 10, 2007 – Published: February 10, 2007