Barbara June Dean, 84, died April 14, 2008, at her home in La Grande.

There will be no funeral. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dean was born on Dec. 7, 1923, to William Humphrey and June Alta Evans Morrison in Halfway. After graduating from high school in Baker City, she attended business college.

She married Byrl Dean on Oct. 10, 1942, at Weiser, Idaho. She began working at the Union County Courthouse in 1961 and in 1976 was elected Union County treasurer. She served four terms as treasurer, a total of 16 years, retiring in 1992.

Mrs. Dean was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. She was also a life member of the Soroptimists Club and a member of the Legal Secretaries Club and Beta Sigma Phi sorority.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Byrl of La Grande; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Mary Lou Dean of La Grande and James and Dianne Dean of Salem; siblings, John Morrison of La Grande, Alice Stitzel of Union and Bonnetta George of Springfield; grandsons, Jonathan David Dean, David James Dean, Stephen Douglas Dean, Michael Thomas Dean and Ray Crapo; great-grandson, Jordan Taylor Dean; and other relatives and many friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to GRH Homecare Services, P.O. Box 3290, La Grande, OR 97850.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 18, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor