Dorothy Fay Hutchison Lester, 94, of La Grande, died Oct. 14 at a local care center. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the LDS Fourth Ward building at McAlister and Cove Ave. Dedication of the grave will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Fay was born March 27, 1913, to David Hutchison and Irlene Simmerman Hutchison in Indian Valley, Idaho. She moved to the La Grande area in 1917. She married Dallas “Dack” Lester on Oct. 10, 1929, in Baker City.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Relief Society Organization and Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She was a Sunday school teacher, ERA Magazine representative and a visiting teacher supervisor. She was a clerk in her parents’ grocery stores, Dave’s Market and Victory Way Grocery. She loved genealogy and her family.
Survivors include her son, David and his wife, Shirley Lester; daughters, Barbara Marshall, Marian and her husband, Dale Nice, of La Grande, and Shirley and her husband, Wayne Hill, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Sherry and her husband, Johnnie Moore of South Jordan, Utah; two sisters, LaCrecia and her husband, Dick Devore, of Summerville, and Lydia Smurthwaite of Layton, Utah; two brothers, Duane and his wife, Michi Hutchison, of Aiea, Hawaii, and Ron and his wife, Violet Mack, of Modesto, Calif.
She had 21 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 32 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Leroy and John L. (Tuck) Hutchison; sister, Laura Virginia Markham; and two grandchildren.
La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending October 20, 2007 – Published: October 20, 2007