La Grande, Oregon
Colleen Lyon Neustel, 71, of La Grande, died Jan. 7 at the Grande Ronde Hospital. A graveside service is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Island City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Mrs. Neustel was born Sept. 12, 1935, in Promise to Gilbert and Sadie Carper Lyon. She was raised in Wallowa, graduating from Wallowa High School in 1953. She married Kendal Neustel and had four children.
Mrs. Neustel lived in Wallowa and Union Counties all her life and had resided at 2102 Cove Ave. since 1969. Until poor health forced her to stop, she enjoyed keeping her yard and flowers groomed. She was known by all as “Grammy.”
Survivors include her husband, Kendal, of La Grande; children, Kevin Neustel of Kelso, Wash., and Kaylene Payne of La Grande; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Whaley of Walla Walla, Janice O’Malley of Aumsville and Cheryl Hafer of La Grande; and numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents and sons, Kyle and Kurt.
The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Jan. 13, 2006, Published: January 13, 2007