Wanda O’Grady, 77, died Feb. 9, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Clifford Cole of Baker City will officiate.
Wanda Roberta O’Grady was born on April 15, 1927, at Stockville, Neb., to Elizy and Florence Powell Wollam. Her early years were spent at Stockville.
The family then moved to Portland where she was educated and worked for a time in the shipyards as a welder.
She married Donald James O’Grady Sr. on Aug. 12, 1960, at Stevenson, Wash.
The couple lived at Portland until they moved to Haines in 1968 where she took care of her family. She had a good sense of humor and loved life and the outdoors. She also loved growing her roses and other flowers.
Survivors include her son, Donald James O’Grady Jr. and his wife, Dawn, of Haines; her daughter, Kathleen O’Grady of Lewiston, Idaho; grandsons, Tanner and Colby O’Grady of Haines; sisters, Mary Helm of Portland and Marge Frels of Nebraska; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald James O’Grady Sr.; and several brothers and sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Literacy Coalition through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 18, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor