Cove, Union County, Oregon
Arkley B. “Mac” McCumber, 73, of Cove died Friday morning at his home. He was born May 19, 1914 at Milton to Robert and Millie (Brown) McCumber.
McCumber attended school at The Forks, east of Miltonand worked briefly as a ranch hand in Sparta. In 1935, he moved to Juntura where he did reach work. Se served three years in World War II.
In October 1945, he married Vivian Robertson. She died earlier. He went to work for the Oregon State Highway Division at Juntura in 1946 and retired as a foreman on June 1, 1976. He married Lenore Hewitt on June 25, 1979.
Survivors include his wife, Cove; a step-son and daughter -in-law Bill and Carol Robertson, Drewsey; a sister, Ida Wilson, Baker; six grandchildren and 10 great grand children. A sister and brother died earlier.
At his request, there will be no services. Contributions may be made to the Cove Quick Response Team, c/o Sec. Trea. Mina Rundall, Rt. 1, Box 229 A. Cove, or in care of Payne Family Mortuary, La Grande.
La Grande Observer, July 4, 1987.