Alvada Gover, 88, of Imbler, died April 14 at .a local care home. A celebration of life will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Viewing will be Wednesday from 4 until 6 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh Street,La Grande.
Mrs. Gover was born May 5, 1918, the daughter of John Lee and Florence Bell (White) Taylor in Halfway. She was raised in Halfway and graduated from high school there.
On June 1, 1937, she married David S. Gover, Jr. in Baker. In 1959 they came to Union County. She enjoyed picking berries, especially huckleberries, playing cards, reading, embroidery work, genealogy research and gardening.
Survivors include her daughters, Ellen J. Gover of Greenacres, Wash., and Joyce M. Gover of Portland,; a son, David S. Gover III; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David S. Gover, Jr., a sister, Annabelle Taylor and brothers, Cliff, Kennett, Derral, Floyd, George, Walter and Oscar Taylor.
Memorials may be made to the Oregon Heart Association, the Oregon Lung Association or the Oregon Cancer Society in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 7th Street, La Grande 97850.
The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending April 21, 2007 Published: April 21, 2007