Zella May Pallis, 78, of Ontario, a former Baker City resident, died June 7, 2001, at home with her family by her side.
Visitations will be from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Colonial DeWitt Funeral Home at Walla Walla, Wash. There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Mountain View Cemetery at Walla Walla.
Mrs. Pallis was born on May 14, 1923, at Clayton, Idaho, to Guennie Fisher Geist and William Fisher. She married Woodrow Davis in 1941. He died in 1952.
She then met Anthony John Pallis of Walla Walla, Wash. They were married in 1953. They owned and operated the 19th Hole Restaurant. They later moved to La Grande where they owned and operated Herman’s Tavern. Upon retirement, they moved to Baker City. When Mr. Pallis became ill, they moved to Ontario.
Mrs. Pallis had a great love for the outdoors. Her favorite pastimes, which brought her the greatest pleasures, included fishing and hunting with her family, cooking and gardening. She also loved yard sales and traveling with friends and family.
She was a devoted member of the Collister Community Church of Boise. She also was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Unit 23, of Payette, Idaho, and a member of the Walla Walla Elks Lodge, No. 287.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Pallis; her mother and father, Guennie Geist and William Fisher; two sisters, Tiny Nanson and Mary Trogee; and a brother, Fletcher Fisher.
Survivors include her children, Judie Johnson of Milton-Freewater, Woodrow Pallis and Thomas Pallis, both of Fruitland, Idaho, Linda Pratt and William Pallis, both of Milton-Freewater, Anthony Pallis of Bathe, Maine, and Nicholas Pallis of Elgin; two sisters, Jheri Yost and Nita Bishop; a brother, Bill Fisher; and 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Collister Community Church, 4709 State St., Boise, Idaho 83703.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 15, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor