La Grande, Oregon
Myrtle Geneva Christopher, 88, of La Grande, died Aug. 14 at a local care center. At her request there will be no public services. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Myrtle was born on Nov. 15, 1918, to Jasper and America Selby in Comanche, Okla. She began school in Oklahoma and finished in Los Angeles. She worked for Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica, Calif., as an inspector until her retirement.
On July 21, 1956, she married Gordon Woodrow Christopher. After her retirement, the couple spent much of their time in Kingman, Ariz. She cared for her husband before and after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and the outdoors. She loved to take rides in the car to enjoy the countryside.
Survivors include her son, Gordon W. Christopher Jr. of Kingman; daughter, Pam D. Alton of Union; brothers, Henry Selby of Wasilla, Alaska, and Orbie Selby of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband and four sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Summerville Baptist Church in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
La Grande Observer, Obituaries For The Week Ending August 18, 2007 – Published: August 18, 2007
Submitted by: Dixie Ricker