Richey, George Mack – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon

Richey Services Will Be Held On Tuesday At 2:00

Funeral services for George Mack Richey, pioneer who died yesterday about noon, will be held at the Snodgrass and Zimmerman mortuary Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Clarence Kopp, rector of St. Peter’s church, will have charge.

Mr. Richey, who died after a long illness, was a member of the K. P. and B. P. O. Elks lodges.

He was born in New York Sept 27, 1864 and was 71 years, three months and 14 days of age. He came to La Grande in 1883, going to work for the late Mr. Huntington in the music store. She bought the business about 1893. He was a captain of the first militia organized in La Grande, and served as postmaster from 1904 to 1913. He took a Prominent part in the business life of the city up to his death.

Mr. Richey was married to Miss Edna Slater in 1890, and she died two years later. He married Miss Mayme Littlehale Dec. 24, 1894, who survives him. Other relatives include a sister, Mrs. R. E. McLaughlin, of Michigan; a nephew, Herman Richey, of La Grande; a niece, Mrs. Grace Legore of Joseph, and a grand-niece, Miss Georgia LaVelle Richey, of La Grande.

La Grande Observer 1936
Contributed by: Larry Rader



White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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