DelCurto, Lawrence – Obituary

Pine Valley, Oregon

Lawrence DelCurto, 80, a longtime Pine Valley resident, died Jan. 19, 2002, at Wildflower Lodge in La Grande after an extended illness.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Halfway. Leonard Hill of Halfway will officiate. All relatives and friends are invited to a dinner and reception at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall after the service. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St.

Lawrence was born on Sept. 13, 1921, at North Pine. He was the son of Lorenzo and Margherita Falcinella DelCurto. He attended schools at North Pine, Pine Town, and graduated from Pine Valley High School.

After high school, Lawrence took up ranching in a partnership with his father. On Nov. 27, 1950, he married Elba Pauline Rumley at Baker City. After his father’s death, Lawrence continued the ranch partnership with his brother, Jerry. He ranched until recently, when health concerns prompted retirement.

Lawrence was active with local stock grower groups, helped with local fair and rodeo events, and was active with events involving his children. He loved riding, hunting, camping, and gardening. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren, family and friends.

Survivors include his sons, Tim, and his wife, Tammi, of Cove, Joe of John Day, Tony of Halfway, and Lorenzo and his wife, Lois, of Baker City; sisters, Rosa Sargeant of La Grande and Catherine Wilson of Eugene; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elba Pauline “Cissy;” brothers, John, Jerry, and Reno; and sisters, Lena and Rita.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Halfway Ambulance Service through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 25, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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