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Ludora Laughlin Eddy, 95, died at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, Calif., Monday, June 19, 2006, after a brief illness.
Born at the family ranch on the Clover Creek ranch north of North Powder, Union County, Ore., in 1911, to Harley Wade Laughlin and Mabel Cronise Laughlin, she was the third of four children: Virginia, Kevin, and Robert who preceded her in death.
She was born into pioneer families that established the eastern part of Oregon, at the end of the Oregon Trail.
She married her high school sweetheart, Harry Leslie (Pat) Eddy in 1930. They had many adventures, as Pat was a civil engineer who built freeways, airports and roads, including the Pan-American Highway in Columbia, South America, and most of the freeways in Southern California. They were married 73 years with the death of Pat at 94 in 2003, in La Mesa, Calif. They had two children, Gary Laughlin Eddy (deceased) and Lesley Lynn Bryan.
The couple moved to California in 1942 and resided in La Mesa over 46 years. Ludora moved to Pasadena to live with her daughter in 2005 who cared for her until her death. She leaves her daughter; three grandchildren, Kelly Plag (David), Kevin Bryan (Karen) and Kyle Bryan (Mary); 7 great grand children, Rachel and Heather Plag, Kalan and Breanna Bryan, and Jacob, Ethan and Ryder Bryan.
She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and “Maga” to her grandchildren and their children and loved by all. She will be missed greatly by her family, friends and all she came into contact with for the care, hope and love she gave to all, and then some.
A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at the family home in Ensenada, Mexico where she loved to be with her memories, friends and family. She will be buried in Baker City, Ore.
Used with permission from The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, July, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor