Conley, Sarah Agnes (Gray) – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon

COVE – Mrs. Sarah A. Conley, 82, prominent Union County woman and descendant of Grande Ronde valley pioneers, died Thursday at a La Grande Hospital.

Mrs. Conley had been in failing health for some time. Funeral services are incomplete but will be announced later by Daniels Funeral Home.

Born in Lower Cove, March 27, 1879, Mrs. Conley and her husband, the late Frank Conley, are operators of one of the largest cattle and wheat ranches in this region.

Her home, about three miles northwest of Cove on the main Cove highway was a landmark and surveyed the many hundreds of acres of Conley ranch land.

Mrs. Conley had been extremely active throughout her life in various civic and women’s clubs and was a Grange member.

She is survived by three sons, Merrell, Grant and Virgil Conley, all prominent Cove area ranchers; two daughters, Mrs. Vina Ross, La Grande, and Maxine Winters, Cove; a brother, Joe Gray, La Grande; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Childers, Cove and Mrs. Eugene Millering, La Grande; and two grandchildren, Frank and Mary Jane Conley, both of Cove.

La Grande Observer
Friday, February 23, 1962
Front Page


Funeral Services for Mrs. Sarah A. Conley, 82, who died Thursday in a local hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Daniels Funeral Home. Rev. Leon Bolen will officiate and burial will follow in Island City Cemetery.

She was a member of Cove Methodist Church; Hope chapter No. 13, Order of Eastern Star; honorary member of Cherry Chapter No. 177, Eastern Star; Nydia chapter of Daughters of The Nile; and Mt. Fannie Grange.

On February 22, 1898, Mrs. Conley was married to her husband, J. Frank Conley, who died March 1, 1949.

La Grande Observer
Saturday, February 24, 1962
Page 5
Contirbuted by: Tom Childers
Portland, Oregon

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