Ira Bay, 2217 X ave., died Monday in Forest Grove following an extended illness. He was 88.
Mr. Bay was born in Alkali, Wash., Feb. 12, 1894, the son of Billy and Iantha (Stevenson) Bay. They moved to the Grande Ronde Valley when he was an infant.
He married Stella M. Arnoldus on July 29, 1923 in Summerville and they have lived in La Grande since then. Mr. Bay was a carpenter and worked for the Van Patten Lumber Company for 25 years, retiring upon its closing.
Mr. Bay was a World War I veteran and active in the La Grande World War I Barracks. He was a member of the Christian Church and senior citizen groups.
He is survived by his wife, Stella, La Grande; two sons, Dean N. Bay of Tacoma, Wash., and Howard A. Bay, Hillsboro; two sisters; Ella Kolb, Portland, and Eva Vandermulen, La Grande; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Services will be at Daniels Valley Funeral chapel Thursday with the Rev. Jack Hart officiating, followed by burial at the Summerville Cemetery.
Friends may visit the funeral chapel Wednesday afternoon and evening and Thursday until noon.
The Observer, Wednesday, 10 Mar 1982, Page 2.