De Long, Lois Jean – Obituary

Lois Jean De Long, 94, of La Grande, died Sept. 13 in a care center in Hermiston. A funeral service will be held at the First Christian Church, 903 Penn Ave. in La Grande at 11 a.m. Monday. Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Viewing will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande.

Lois was born on May 3, 1913, near Cove to Nettie (Golden) and Arch Conley. She was a descendant of early pioneers, her great grandfather being Ben Brown, the first man to build a house for his family in La Grande. She was proud of her heritage and kept complete records of those families.
Lois married Vernon De Long on Dec. 11, 1932, in La Grande. Together they started the “Fair Maids” for the Union County Fair and served as chaperones for the girls for 14 years. Vernon preceded her in death in June 1983.

She was the oldest member in length of membership of the First Christian Church. She served as secretary in the church office for 14 years. She was a member of the Grande Ronde Hospital Auxiliary until her health forced her to give it up.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Adrion Rimbey of Hermiston; sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Jackie De Long of Island City and Cecil and Linda De Long of La Grande; 12 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband, parents, a sister, Cleo De Long and brother.

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La Grande Observer – Obituaries For The Week Ending September 15, 2007 Published: September 17, 2007
Lois DeLong, 94, of La Grande, died Thursday in Hermiston. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. at the First Christian Church. A full obituary will be available later. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund.

La Grande Observer – Obituaries For The Week Ending September 15, 2007 Published: September 17, 2007

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