Alvada Gover, 88, of Imbler, a former Baker County resident, died April 14, 2007, at a care home.

There will be a celebration of her life at 10 a.m. Thursday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., in La Grande. Her graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Visitations will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley in La Grande.

Mrs. Gover was born on May 5, 1918, to John Lee and Florence Bell White Taylor at Halfway. She was raised at Halfway and graduated from high school there.

She married David S. Gover Jr. on June 1, 1937, at Baker City. They moved to Union County in 1959.

She enjoyed picking berries — especially huckleberries — playing cards, reading, embroidery work, genealogy research and gardening.

Survivors include her daughter, Ellen J. Gover of Greenacres, Wash.; granddaughter, Kimberly McLaney, and her children, Jonathon I. McLaney, Jenna McLaney and Christopher McLaney, all of Snellville, Ga.; granddaughter, Heidi Kupiec of Logan, Utah; son, Wayne I. Gover of Portland; daughter, Joyce M. Gover of Portland; son, David S. Gover III and his wife, Chana, of Imbler; grandson, David S. Gover IV, of Imbler; granddaughter, Keyla Jo Gover of Imbler; great-grandson, J. Duelle Robinson of Imbler; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David S. Gover Jr.; her parents; a sister, Annabelle Taylor; and brothers, Cliff, Kennett, Derral, Floyd, George, Walter and Oscar Taylor.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Heart Association, the Oregon Lung Association or the Oregon Cancer Society through Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, OR 97850.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 17, 2007

Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor