McFerran, Maiva Joseline (Gray) – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon

Maiva Joseline McFerran, 72, of La Grande died Monday, June 14, 1993, at Grande Ronde Hospital. A private family memorial will be held later.

Mrs. McFerran was born Jan. 12, 1921, to Joseph and Verda (Ohms) Gray on Lower Cove Road in Alicel. She attended grade school at Lower Cove and later La Grande High School.

After graduating with the class of 1938, she attended Beauty College. She worked as a clerk in various grocery stores in La Grande and spent the longest time at Sinden’s Grocery (now Wayne’s Market).

In 1975 she married William “Bill” McFerran in Pendleton. Together they owned and operated the Cove Tavern for a time. Mr. McFerran died in 1986.

Mrs. McFerran was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and the Elks Widows Club. She loved the outdoors, especially fishing, huckleberry picking and mushroom hunting. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

Survivors include her son, Dennis Spray, La Grande; daughter, Sharon Clark, Pendleton; stepdaughter, Judy McFerran, Portland; grandchildren, Kelly and Lonnie Spray; mother, Verda Gray, Perry; sister, Reba Laird, La Grande; many aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Friends who wish may make contributions in memory of Mrs. McFerran to the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children in care of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, OR 97850.

The Observer
La Grande, Oregon
Wednesday, June 16, 1993
Page 12
Contributed by: Tom Childers
Portland, Oregon



White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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