La Grande, Oregon
Clemma Aileen Hackler, 81, of La Grande died Nov. 20 at her home. A memorial service will be held at later time. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Mrs. Hackler was born March 6, 1925, to William and Eunice Hughes Barber in Mankato, Kan. Her family moved to Steamboat Springs, Colo., where they lived for a short time before moving to Hermiston.
She married Clarence Hackler and the couple raised watermelons in Hermiston before moving to Weston, where they logged. Mrs. Hackler cooked at numerous restaurants over the years. Whan she moved to La Grande she continued cooking at Spout Springs ski lodge until her retirement. She enjoyed hand quilting, needlework, painting and birthday parties, but most of all loved crafts.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Judy and Lew Hunter of Priest River, Idaho, Bill and Linda Hackler of Bogue, Kan., and Ed Hackler and Gail and Keith Hescock, all of La Grande; siblings, James Barber of Milton-Freewater, Wayne Barber of Ukiah, Earl Barber of Burns and Ethel Geer of Hermiston; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister, Opal Geer.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heart and Home Hospice in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
The Observer, Obituaries for the week ending Nov. 25, 2006, Published: November 25, 2006