La Grande, Union County, Oregon
Longtime Resident Succumbs at 80
Mary E. Spaeth of 1860 2nd St., passed away Sunday, Aug. 27 at her home at the age of 80.
Mrs. Spaeth was born on May 24, 1892 at Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Thomas and Teresa Sweeney. On April 30, 1913 she was married to Fred Spaeth at Portland, Ore. They moved to La Grande later that year where Mr. Spaeth started the Spaeth Plumbing and Heating Company. Mr. Spaeth preceded his wife in death on July 12, 1970.
Mrs. Spaeth was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Altar Society, and a life member of the County Club.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Jim (Catherine) McLaughlin, and Mrs. Charles (Genevieve) Young, both of La Grande; Mrs. Lyle (Freddie) Hansen of Spokane, Wash; and Madeline Hadden, Grants Pass, Ore.; three grandsons; one granddaughter; two great grandsons; three sisters, Helen Davis and Catherine Sweeney, both of Portland and Irene Ssteel, Eugene; and many other relatives. One brother preceded her in death.
Recitation of Rosary was held on Tuesday. Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Father George Murphy officiated. Concluding services followed at the Calvary Cemetery.
Eastern Oregon Review, August 31, 1972
Contributed by: Holly Vonderohe