Ardyce L. Coleman, 64, of Lexington, Ky., a former Baker City and La Grande resident, died Sept. 9, 2004, at her home after an extended illness.
There was a private family memorial service on Sept. 15 at Grandview Cemetery in La Grande.
She was born on Oct. 28, 1939, at La Grande to Arthur S. and Laura M. Garrett. She attended Pondosa elementary school and was a 1957 Baker High School graduate. She was a 1961 graduate of Eastern Oregon University at La Grande.
She taught school in California and then married Larry Coleman in 1962. They made their home at Napa, Calif., for many years where she taught in the Napa public schools and at Napa College.
After retirement, the couple moved to Oregon and later to Kentucky. She was a member of the Lexington Community Church where she taught adult classes.
Music was always an important part of her life. She was an accomplished pianist and accompanist. She was active in the Lexington Opera Society.
Survivors include her husband of Lexington; her children, Jennifer of Nashville, Tenn., Justin of Monmouth and Josie of Cannon Beach; her mother, Laura Garrett of Star, Idaho; her brother, Jim, and his wife, Nancy, also of Star; and many aunts, uncles and cousins throughout Eastern Oregon.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 15, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor