La Grande, Union County, Oregon
Nettie Conley of La Grande died Wednesday at the La Grande Nursing Center just 25 days short of her 100th birthday.
Born Sept. 8, 1885, near La Grande, Mrs. Conley was the daughter of Charles and Martha (Childers) Golden. The Childers were a pioneer family who came to the valley in 1863 in a covered wagon. On July 18, 1902, she married Archie Conley at Union.
They farmed at Phrys Point in Cove for several years. The Conley’s owned and operated one of the first combines brought into the Cove area.
Her husband died on March 4, 1974.
Mrs. Conley was the oldest member of the First Christian Church. She was baptized in 1902. Mrs. Conley was an active Sunday school teacher, member of the ladies aid and served as a deaconess for the church.
Survivors include daughters Lois DeLong of La Grande and Mrs. Raymond (Cleo) DeLong of Vancouver, Wash.; sister Mrs. Faye Yeske of La Grande; eight grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Carl; a son, Royal; brothers John and Arthur Golden; and sisters Rachel Caviness and Zoe Hull.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with Jack Hart of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow at the Island City Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in Mrs. Conley’s memory to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund in care of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, 1502 Seventh Street. Friends may call this evening.
La Grande, Oregon
Friday, August 16, 1985
Contributed by: Tom Childers