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La Grande, Oregon
Cleo J. Curry, 77 of La Grande, died May 25 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, June 5 at the First Christian Church, 901 Penn Ave. The family requests that dress be casual for the service. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Curry was born June 10, 1928, to Clifford and Hazel Iona Robertson Wade in Goldendale, Wash. She graduated from Goldendale High School in 1946, and worked in accounting in Portland. In 1967 she became payroll supervisor at Eastern Oregon College of Education. On July 3, 1968, she married Warren Curry at the First Christian Church.
She continued at Eastern for 16 years before becoming the bookkeeper for Blue Mountain Sports. After retirement she helped during tax season with Seydel, Lewis, Moeller and Poe until 2002.
She enjoyed crafts and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and the Grande Ronde Hospital Auxiliary, and served on the board of Koinonia House and in several positions in the First Christian Church. In her earlier years she was involved with the Educational Secretaries Association, the Business and Professional Women, the Soroptimist Club, the La Grande Mavericks and the American Red Cross.
Survivors include her husband of La Grande; a daughter, Toni Jabson of Monticello, Ill.; step-children, Bonnie Theabolt of Enterprise, Connie Bradley of Coos Bay, Polly Walker of Portland, Susan Deckard of Grants Pass and Scott Curry of Kennewick; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and other relatives. A half-sister, Virgie Olsen, died earlier.
The Observer Online, week ending June 3, 2006 Published June 5, 2006