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La Grande, Oregon
Helen Aletha Myers, 90, of La Grande died Friday Aug. 4 at a local care center. The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday Aug. 12 at the Fossil Baptist Church. A graveside service and interment will follow at the Fossil Masonic Cemetery. Sweeney Mortuary of Condon is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Myers was born Jan. 8, 1916, to William and Belle Younce Crawford in Franklin, N.C. The family moved to Service Creek, and she graduated from high school in Wheeler County 1934.
On June 28, 1938, she married Edgar Mason Myers in Yakima, Wash. They lived in Klamath Falls, then Kinzua where he worked in logging. They later moved to Fossil where they had a ranch.
She was honored as Grand Marshall of the Wheeler County Fair Parade in 1990. She enjoyed gardening, embroidery, the outdoors and especially fishing for steelhead.
Survivors include three sons and their wives, John and Willie Myers, and Jim and Deannie Myers all of La Grande, and Bob and Linda Myers of Cove; a brother, Bill Crawford of Portland; grandchildren great grandchildren and other relatives. Her husband, two brothers and a sister all died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Fossil Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 467, Fossil 97830.
The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Aug. 12, 2006, Published: August 14, 2006