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La Grande, Oregon
Arthur Edward Wilson, III
Arthur Edward Wilson III, 74, of La Grande, died Saturday at a local care facility. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the LDS Church, 1802 Gekeler Lane. Viewing will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Loveland Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Wilson was born Feb. 16, 1932, in Klamath Falls to Arthur Edward Wilson Jr. and Margaret Elsie Mulligan. He attended school in Klamath Falls and Roseburg and served in the Air Force and the Oregon National Guard.
In 1953 he married Carolyn Mae Walker. They had one son, James Arthur, and later divorced. He married Donna Fay Sherwood in 1973.
He worked for the Oregon State Highway Division and retired from the Boise Cascade particle board plant in 1988. He worked part time for many years at the Greyhound bus station and became an agent in 2000.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed fishing, cutting wood and being in the mountains.
Survivors include his wife and son, both of La Grande, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife and his sister, Darlene Rodgers.
The Observer, La Grande, Oregon – Obituaries for the week ending Oct. 14, 2006,, Published: October 16, 2006