Gay Childers dies suddenly

Clarice Gayle “Gay” Childers, 56, the wife of Wallowa County Judge LeRoy Childers, died of an apparent heart attack in the Whiskey Creek area north of Wallowa early Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12, 1986.

She was with her husband on a wood gathering expedition at the time of her death.

Mrs. Childers was a native of Cove, and lived in Wallowa for the past 20 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children and two grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Cove cemetery. A full obituary appears in this issue of the Chieftain.

Wallowa County Chieftain
Thursday, October 16, 1986
Front Page


Clarice G. Childers
Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon

Clarice Gayle “Gay” Childers, 56, Wallowa died Sunday after suffering a heart attack while gathering wood near Whiskey Creek north of Wallowa.

Mrs. Childers was born Feb. 25, 1930, at Baker, to Thomas Richard Conklin and Helen J. Antles.

She married LeRoy Childers at Cove on Dec. 26, 1950. She was a homemaker all of her life.

Mrs. Childers attended Cove schools, Eastern Oregon State College, and Oregon State University. She had lived in Wallowa for 20 years.

Survivors include her husband LeRoy; sons Lon Childers of Nampa, Idaho, and Tom Childers of Portland; daughter Belinda Kubler of La Grande; and two grandchildren, Melissa Powers and Emily Kubler, both of La Grande.

Funeral services were held at the Cove cemetery at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 with the Rev. David Moore of St. Peters Episcopal Church, La Grande officiating. Vault interment followed. Pallbearers were Gerry Crouser, Robert Cash, Joe Haun, Robert Chrisman, Roy Comstock and Paul Kubler.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Fund, care of Bollman Funeral Home, Main at West Third, Enterprise.

Wallowa County Chieftain
Thursday, October 16, 1986
Front Page