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Chadwick, L. George – Obituary

L. George Chadwick, 90, of Union, a former Baker County resident, died May 1, 2006, at his home.

Visitations will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., in La Grande. His memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Union Baptist Church. Private family interment was at the Cove Cemetery.

L. George Chadwick was born on Jan. 16, 1916, at Cove to Lynn and Georgeanna Miller Chadwick. He attended the Shanghai schoolhouse in Cove, graduated from Cove High School and later attended Eastern Oregon Normal School (Eastern Oregon University at La Grande) for one year.

He married Leora Titus on July 3, 1938, at Cove. The couple rode for the Cove Cattleman’s Association for 11 years and later moved to Muddy Creek where they operated a ranch from 1950 to 1956. Together they later moved to Baker City where George was employed with the U.S. Forest Service.

He worked out of the Union District and later finished his 35 years of employment at the La Grande Air Center. George was an active member of the Union Baptist Church where he helped build the new church.

He loved the mountains and horses and was an excellent packer. George enjoyed music, and most of all, he loved his family, friends and children of all ages. He will always be remembered as a true people person.

Survivors include his wife, Leora of Union; a daughter and her husband, Lyndalin and Phil Kinsella of Washington; a foster son and his wife, Le Moyne and Chuck Titus of Cascade, Idaho; five grandchildren, Toni, Rick, Teri, Jeremy and Thomas; seven great-grandchildren, Jake, Beau, Mariah, Casey, M’Randa, Ryan and MaKenna; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Virgil Chadwick.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Baptist Church, Grande Ronde Hospital Hospice or the charity of one’s choice through Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, OR 97850. To view the obituary, sign the guest book or leave a condolence on-line, visit, www.danielschapel.com.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 5, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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