Erman Bell, 89, of La Grande, and a former Baker County resident, died Aug. 25, 2001, at his home.
At his request there will be no public service. A private burial will be at the Haines Cemetery.
Mr. Bell was born May 30, 1912, at Rock Creek to Alfred and Ethel Gray Bell.
He attended school in Haines and married Leona Hearing. He worked as a mechanic for the state of Oregon shops in La Grande. He lived in Union for many years before moving to La Grande two years ago. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include a daughter, Dawn Vedder of Spokane; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Dufour of Salem; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife, two sisters and a brother.
Contributions in Mr. Bell’s memory may be made to the Oregon Cancer Society or Grande Ronde Hospital Home Care Services in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, Ore., 97850.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 31, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor