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North Powder, Oregon
Lillian L. Hadden, 95, of La Grande, a former North Powder resident, died Sept. 22, 2001, at an adult care center.
Her graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Island City Cemetery. Pastor Sally Wiens will officiate. Visitations will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.
Mrs. Hadden was born on Dec. 25, 1905, at North Powder to Andrew and Breta Christina Person Dahlstrom.
She was a North Powder High School graduate.
She married Jay Hadden at North Powder on May 5, 1927. During World War II, she worked as a calligrapher for Union Pacific Railroad. She also worked for Ann Johnson’s, Genevieve’s, J.P. Stephens and Dr. Gregory for many years. She worked part time at the corner store at Fourth and C in La Grande.
Mrs. Hadden was a lifetime member of the Eagles Auxiliary and a member of the Grande Ronde Hospital Auxiliary and the Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed handicrafts and worked in the Arts and Crafts Division of the Union County Fair for many years.
She played the piano for dances during World War II and for the Senior Center for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She and her husband spent much time driving the roads of Eastern Oregon. The community and her friends will remember her wearing her white gloves while driving her red Volkswagen around town.
Survivors include her children, Mildred Chenault of Union and Boyd and Kay Hadden of La Grande; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; and other friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by a son, Dick Hadden; a great-grandson; brothers, Axel, John and Paul Dahlstrom; and sisters, Marie Johnson and Ruby Dahlstrom.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grande Ronde Hospital Auxiliary or the Senior Center through the Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, OR 97850.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 7, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor