Hester M. French-Laird, 87, of Oregon City, a former Baker City resident, died March 5, 2006.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke’s Catholic Church at Woodburn. Interment will be at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Portland. Visitations will be until 5 o’clock tonight at Cornwell Colonial Chapel in Woodburn.
Hester was born on Jan. 22, 1919, at Baker City to Ward and Gwendolyn Holden. She was raised at Baker City and married John “Jack” French in 1938. He died in 1979. In 1995, she married Richard Laird. She lived at Woodburn from 1981 to 2004 when she moved to Oregon City. She was a member of the Catholic Church, the Altar Society and St. Monica’s Circle.
She enjoyed dancing, especially square dancing, traveling and spending time with her family. She was a homemaker and spent a lot of her time volunteering at the church.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Laird; daughter, Mary Barrett of Oregon City; sons, John French and his partner, Jim Haskins, of Los Angeles, Andy French and his wife, Jackie, of Bend, and Tim French and his wife, Debbi, of Salem; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 10, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor