Unity, Baker County, Oregon
Delcie Elma Hogeland Perdue, 86, of Unity, died Dec. 27, 2005, at Phoenix, Ariz.
There will be no service at this time. A Celebration of Life service will be announced later.
Delcie was born on May 26, 1919, at Heppner to Russell and Ida Crewdson Hogeland, and grew up at Mount Vernon. She spent almost all of her life in Oregon and held a variety of jobs through the years.
In 1961, she and her her husband, Darrel Perdue, purchased the Waterhole in Unity. It was not uncommon for people to drive from as far away as Boise or Portland to Unity just to have Del cook them up a T-bone steak with all the fixings.
In 1984 they sold the business and retired to Elgin. When Darrel died in 1995 Del moved back to Unity to be closer to her friends and family.
Survivors include her daughter, Letha; four granddaughters, Lee Ann, Carla, Deborah, and April; seven great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and one on the way; four sisters, Ethel, Peggy, Viola, and Nancy; three brothers, Herman, Richard, and Lennis; foster children Marion and Bill, numerous nieces and nephews; and many beloved in-laws.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 6, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor