Reba L. Briggs Hamon
Reba L. Briggs Hamon, 78, of Prineville and formerly of Union and La Grande, died Oct. 16 at her home. A celebration of life took place Oct. 19 at the Prineville Funeral Home with Pastor Dusty Flegel officiating.
Mrs. Hamon was born in Shidler, Okla., April 22, 1928, to William Ernest and Bernie Hohstadt Briggs. The family moved to Oregon in 1937, settling in Union in 1938 when she was in the third grade. She lived and worked in Union and La Grande until moving to Prineville in 1948.
In 1953 she married Noah Hamon in Stevenson, Wash. In Prineville, she worked in the potato fields, at the mills and as a waitress for many restaurants for several years. She was a dispatcher for the Prineville Police Department from 1963 to 1973. She worked at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Prineville, then was a manager of the Madras DMV, retiring in 1989.
She loved to play golf and was a member of the Redmond Country Club. She enjoyed traveling, including to Europe, and had been a member of the Prineville Eagles Lodge.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Hartley of Auburn Wash.; sons and their spouses, Randy and Sue Hamon and Ron and Sheri Hamon, all of Prineville, and Don and Samantha Hamon of Redmond; siblings, Lonnie Briggs of Roseburg, Dale Briggs of Bend, Marie Neville of Ojai, Calif., and Laverne Scott of Kalispell, Mont.; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Cindy, a brother and a sister.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
The Observer, La Grande, Oregon – Obituaries for the week ending Oct.. 28, 2006, Published: October 30, 2006