Widell was the owner and operator of the Elgin O.L.C.C.
Survivors include his widow, Alice; a son, Bud; a daughter, Nova Jean Hallgarth, all of Elgin; a step-son, Bill Conrey of Estacada; a step-daughter, Pat Hage, Santa Ana, Ca; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Elgin Christian Church, Friday, May 9, with the Reverend William E. Miller officiating. Interment followed at the Elgin Cemetery.
Here from out of town for the John Widell funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Ed (Mae Widell) Harwood, and Mr. and Mrs. Mel (Aleta Widell) Weber and family, all of Bremerton; Mrs. Alveda Elliser, Tacoma; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Conrey and Marcia; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Conrey and family; and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Conrey and family, all of Estacada; Mr. and Mrs. James Lyon, Pendleton; Wayne Hallgarth, a grandson; Mrs. Ella Daggett and Marilee Bradley, all of La Grande.
We want to use this means to thank our friends for the many beautiful flowers and cards; the food brought in and the other expressions of sympathy after the loss of our husband, father and grandfather. Sincerely, The Family of John Widell
The Observer Newspaper La Grande, Oregon
Friday, May 16, 1975
Contributed by: Jan S. Gillespie