Farr, Grace Lee – Obituary

Grace Lee Farr, 91, a pioneer resident of the Flora area, died in Milton-Freewater on Wednesday, July 9, 1980. She had been in failing health about a year.

She was born on Nov. 17, 1888, in La Grande, the daughter of James Jackson and Bell Martin Berner. The family moved in the spring of 1889 to Fora, where Mrs. Farr lived until last August when she moved to Milton-Freewater.

On Dec. 12, 1912, she was married to Claude Cole in Flora; he died on May 10,1944. On September 20, 1950, she married Walter Farr in Lewiston, Id. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1962.

She loved farm life, her garden and the out-of-doors, always finding time to create Afghans, quilts and artificial flowers.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, at the Bollman Chapel with J. Maynard Norvell officiating.

Soloist Kathy Miller sang “In The Garden” and “Peace In The Valley.” Wanda Sorweide was organist.

Bearers were Keith Mathews, Jim Sturm, Bryce Sturm, Spencer Bacon, Elmo Curry, and Delbert McCall.

Interment was in the Enterprise Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Orvel (Lovilla) Austin, Lewiston, Id.; and four nieces. Wanda Sturm of Milton-Freewater, Anna Belle Wolfer of Livermore, Cal., and Margaret Mathews and Wilda Fern Johnson, both of Spokane, Wash.

Those who wish may contribute to the Wallowa County Heart Fund or the Wallowa County Cancer Fund in her memory care of Bollman Funeral Home, Enterprise.

Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday July 17, 1980



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