Alice Cundiff Sass, 91, of Richland, died Sept. 4, 2001, at Settlers Park Assisted Living center.
Her graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Gordon Bond of the First Christian Church will officiate. There will be a reception afterward at the First Christian Church in Richland.
Mrs. Sass was born on April 24, 1910, at Halfway to Walter and Ellen Boyles Cundiff. After graduating from Richland High School in 1928, she attended Oregon Agricultural College at Corvallis.
She married Dan Hammond and lived in Salem until he went overseas during World War II. She returned to Richland with her son, Danny, in 1948.
She married Herman Sass on July 3, 1948, and they started farming the Cundiff Ranch. She and her husband milked cows for a number of years.
She loved to play cards and knit. She was always known for her sense of humor, which made her a joy and a pleasure to be around for all who knew her.
Survivors include her husband, Herman Sass; two sons, Dan Hammond, and his wife, Doris of Richland, and Peter and his wife, Pam, of Willamina; grandsons and their wives, Rod and Chris Hammond and Ross and Lynnet Hammond, all of Richland and Paul and Michael Sass of Dallas; a niece and her husband, Barbara and Harry Johnson of Rickreall; a nephew, Jerry Lambert and wife, Konja, of Omaha, Neb.; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ellen; her father, Walter Cundiff; infant son, Steven; and a sister, Ruth Lambert.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eagle Valley Ambulance through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, Ore. 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 7, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor