La Grande, Oregon
Elizabeth Jane Jarrard Bray, 98, formerly of La Grande, died Aug. 21 at a care center in Hermiston. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Hillcrest Cemetery. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth was born on Oct. 3, 1908, to Frederick and Magnella (Synhorst) Reynolds in La Grande. After graduating from high school, she married Eugene Jarrard in November 1925. In the early years of their marriage they traveled with Eugene’s logging jobs. Later, Elizabeth worked in various cafeterias in La Grande. Eugene preceded her in death in April 1953. She later married Lewis Bray, who also preceded her in death.
Her family was one of the first to settle in the Grande Ronde Valley. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and the Women’s Benefit Association. She enjoyed crocheting and gardening, and in her later years she liked to fish with her husband.
Survivors include her daughter and spouse, Yvonne and Charlie Daly of Heppner; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her son, Fred Jarrard; daughter-in-law, Patricia Chess Jarrard; and four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the LHS Basketball Program or any other charity in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
La Grande Observer – Obituaries For The Week Ending August 25, 2007 – Published: August 25, 2007
Submitted by: Dixie Ricker