John Day, Oregon
Mildred Lively, 89, of John Day and formerly of Wallowa, died Sept. 25 at Blue Mountain Hospital. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Wallowa Cemetery in Wallowa. Driskill Memorial Chapel in John Day is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred was born May 12, 1919, to Paul and Evelynn (Hyde) Bartmess in Metropolis, Nev. She attended Wallowa High School, graduating in 1938. On Feb. 20, 1939, she married Leonard Lively in Lewiston, Idaho. She enjoyed being a homemaker and knitting.
Survivors include her son, Gary and his wife, Sharon Lively, of Mount Vernon; son, Gale and his wife, Janice Lively of Enterprise; daughter, Donna and her husband, Kyle Lovell of Union; brother, Bart Bartmess; sister, Bernice Milligan of Enterprise; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Lively; parents, Paul and Evelynn Bartmess; sisters, Wanda Evans and Vernie Southwick; and grandson, David Lively.
La Grande Observer – September 30, 2008