Formerly of Union and Cove
Ara Lee Rollins, 94, of High Point, N.C., and formerly of Union and Cove, died May 9 at her home. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cove Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Schlessman of the First Christian Church officiating. Viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.
Mrs. Rollins was born Sept. 12, 1906, to Jacob Lanier and Alice Doyle Lanius in Gatesville, Texas. She graduated from Union High School in 1926, and on Nov. 14, 1927, she married Oscar G. Rollins in Union. They both worked for the U.S. Forest Service in the Umatilla District and then moved to Cove, where they lived on Antles Lane for over 50 years. She was active in 4-H, PTA, Eastern Star and the Cove Sportsman’s Club. She moved to North Carolina five years ago to be near family.
Survivors include her daughter, Lois Jane Rauch of High Point, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the GRH Home Care Services in care of Daniels Chapel.
La Grande Observer, June 2001
Contributed by Hilary Rauchsays