Conley, Estelle – Obituary

Estelle Conley, formerly of Union, Cove and La Grande, died Saturday, March 9, 1966, at the Heritage Residential Center in Tualatin. She was 91.

A service for Mrs. Conley will begin at 2 p.m., Friday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. Committal and interment will follow at the Island City Cemetery.

Friends may call at Daniels Chapel until 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday.

One of 11 children, Mrs. Conley was born March 31, 1904, in Otto, Wyo., to Erastus and Anna Marie (Stevens) Geertsen. The family moved to Union in 1913. She graduated from Union High School with the class of 1922.

On Aug. 22, 1922, she married Leonard Earl Garrison of North Powder. The couple had four children.

Estelle’s second marriage was to Archie Grant Conley of Cove. They were married on Feb. 25, 1951, in Boise. They made their home in Cove and La Grande. Mr. Conley died on Dec. 17, 1965, in La Grande.

Mrs. Conley spent 19 years as organist for Eastern Star Chapters in Union, Cove and La Grande. She was appointed grand organist in 1964. She was also a member of the Portland Daughters of the Nile and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include her sons, Thomas Garrison of Bend and Barton Garrison of Redmond; daughter, Barbara Garrison of Wilsonville; sister, Fawn Weimer of Payette, Idaho; grandchildren, Pat Goss and Karen Hamilton of La Grande, Steven Goss of Canby, Randy Garrison of Roseburg, Teresa Richardson of Richland, Wash., Gwen Garrison of Sierra Madre, Calif., Annette Garrison of Santa Barbara, Calif., Rhonda Hedquist of Dillard, Grant Garrison of San Diego, Chris Garrison of Portland, Mark Garrison of Portland, Mike Garrison of Bend and Margo Baker of Pullman, Wash.; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and other relatives and friends.

Her son William Garrison died in September 1987.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, 97201.

The Observer
La Grande, Oregon
Wednesday, March 13, 1996
Page 9
Contributed by: Tom Childers
Portland, Oregon

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