La Grande, Oregon
Alice F. MacDonald Morehead, 97, of La Grande died June 26, 2003, at her home.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley in La Grande. The Rev. Norman Shrumm of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Committal and interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in La Grande. Visitations will be until 6 o’clock tonight at Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Mrs. Morehead was born on June 15, 1906, at Knappa to Angus and Lenore MacDonald. She moved with her parents to a homestead near Ontario. She attended Pioneer schools, Payette, Idaho, High School and St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing.
Mrs. Morehead was an active member of many groups in La Grande, including Camp Fire Girls, Rainbow Girls, Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, Knife and Fork Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, Magna Carta Dames and Sons and Daughters of the Oregon Pioneers. She also was a longtime member of the Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Morehead practiced her nursing career in the early days of the profession when much was done in private duty. She also helped with youth organizations. Her final work was as a nurse for Eastern Oregon University.
In 1929, she married Forest Jones and was widowed a short time later. She married Bruce Morehead on Nov. 24, 1935. They lived at the Mount Emily Headquarters at Starkey before moving to Cove in the mid 1960s.
They moved to La Grande in 1981. Mr. Morehead died on Aug. 29, 1984.
She was very artistic, loved gardening, bull dogs and anything historical. She spent years working on genealogy and had traced her family back to the Black Knight of Scotland.
Survivors include her son, Paul Bruce Morehead of Joseph; daughter, Alice Lenore “Lynn” Morehead Pio of Salem; sister, Margaret Davis; grandchildren, Michael David Morehead of La Grande, Cheryl Diann Drumheller of Walla Walla, Wash., Therese Marie Lambardi of Hillsboro, Rebecca Ann “Becky” Flippo of Walla Walla, Mary Frances Smith of Stayton and Amy Louise Warren of Stayton; 16 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; a niece, Kay Walker; and other relatives and friends.
She also was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Mary Katherine Morehead.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97201, or the charity of one’s choice. To view the obituary, sign the guest book or leave a condolence visit: www.danielschapel.com.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 4, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor