La Grande, Union County, Oregon
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George L. Kaup of La Grande died at his home Saturday morning. He was 76.
Mr. Kaup was born Sept. 20, 1909, at Agra,Okla., to Fred W. and Aurelia (Swigart) Kaup. On July 20, 1926, he married Twhellice Breedlove at Cushing, Okla.
Mr. Kaup owned and operated College Grocery in La Grande until 1949 and then went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad. He retired as an engineer in 1971.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, the elks Club, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the Golden Age Club of Arizona, where he and his wife wintered.
Survivors include his wife Twhellice of La Grande; son, Fred W. Kaup of Joseph; daughters Georgia Jean Possini of Walla Walla,, Wash., and Bennie Marie Behouth of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; sister, Catherine Jordan of La Grande; an aunt, Georgia Appleton of Cushing, Okla., nine grandsons, four granddaughters, 19 great-grandchildren, and nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn B. Kaup.
Scripture rosary service will be today at 7 p.m. at Payne Family Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Kelbel officiating. A concluding service will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial tributes may be expressed to the Heart Association in care of Payne Family Mortuary,1508 Fourth St.
The Observer – La Grande
Monday October 14, 1985