La Grande, Oregon
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Frances M. Neeley, 83, of La Grande died Aug. 23 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial took place at 9 this morning at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. A graveside service will begin at noon Monday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Mrs. Neeley was born June 11, 1923, to Frank Kovenz and Anna Schmidt in Billings, Mont. She attended St. Patrick’s Grade School and graduated from Commerce High School in 1941.
She lived in northeast Portland until April 2002 when she moved to La Grande to be near her daughter. She was a secretary for Bonneville Power Administration.
She has survived by her son Mark Neeley of Salem and John Kovenz; daughters Besty Neeley of La Grande and Anna Buckmeyer of Portland; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Neeley.
Loveland Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.
The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Aug. 26, 2006, Published: August 28, 2006