Gorham, Violet May – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon

Violet May Gorham, 89, Cove, died Sunday evening, May 23, 1993, in Cove.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cove United Methodist Church. The Rev. Gerry Etchison will officiate. A concluding service an interment will follow at Cove Cemetery.

Mrs. Gorham was born on May 8, 1904, at Cove to William and Cora Van Schoonoven Bloom. On June 26, 1926, she married Henry Oscar Gorham at Cove. He died on March 13, 1963.

After she graduated from Cove High School, she attended Monmouth College where she received her teaching degree. She taught second grade in Cove for two years. She and her husband owned and operated the Cove Store. She loved sewing, handicrafts, needlework, the outdoors and gardening.

She was a member of the Cove United Methodist Church and Cherry Chapter No. 177 Order of Eastern Star of Cove.

Survivors include son Paul of Pendleton; daughter Ardith Towle of Cove; sister Miskell Gale of Union; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Her brother Haskell Bloom died earlier.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cove United Methodist Church of Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in care of Payne Family Mortuary, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande, 97850.

The Observer
La Grande, Oregon
Tuesday, May 25, 1993
Page 8
Contributed by: Tom Childers

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