Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon

Services Held For Laura Willis

Mrs. Laura Ethel Willis of Joseph passed away on Thursday, April 26, 1973 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital where she has been a patient for six days.

She was the daughter of Alfred C. and Matilda Toney and was born in Joseph on February 18, 1900. She had lived in and near Joseph all her life.

On Nov. 22, 1924 she was married to William Jasper Willis who preceded her in death in 1949 She was a member of Wallowa Lake American Legion auxiliary 157 of Joseph and a life member of Joseph Chapter 67 OES.

She is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Lloyd (Lola) Quinn of Joseph and Mrs. Earl (Hallie) Pinkley of Enterprise; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel with Rev. Al Grissom officiating. Organist was Wanda Sorweide and soloist was Clifford Collinsworth who sang “Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere” and “In The Garden”. Casket bearers were: Wayne Davis, George grandy, R.G. Hicks, Jean Butler, Robert Sorweide, and Frank Guthrie, and internment was in the Prairie Creek Cemetery.

Wallowa County Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, May 3, 1973
Contributed by: Gary Jaensch