Willetta Vaughn Senter, 80, of Pendleton, a former resident of La Grande and Baker City, died July 11, 2002, at Pendleton.
Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Island City Cemetery. Harold McKay will officiate.
Mrs. Senter was born on Jan. 30, 1922, at Boring, Ky., to William Gibson and Louann Foister Wyatt. She was educated in Laurel County, Ky.
During World War II she worked as a seamstress and as a tobacco sorter in the tobacco barns. She married Robert L. Vaughn Sr. in October of 1946 in Kentucky. In 1960 they moved to the Burnt River Valley near Durkee. Mr. Vaughn died on Aug. 9, 1962.
She married John T. Senter Jr. at Weiser, Idaho, on July 2, 1965. They lived in La Grande until moving to Baker City in 1967. They returned to La Grande in 1989. Mr. Senter died on Dec. 9, 1994.
Mrs. Senter moved to Boardman in 1995 and to Pendleton in 1998.
She was an extremely talented seamstress and did beautiful crochet work and hand quilting. She was a devoted wife and mother. Her family and friends were very important to her. She loved flowers, gardening, cooking and dogs.
Survivors include her children, Chuck and Joyce Ross of La Grande, Robert and Gayle Vaughn of Pendleton, Barbara and Dan Bell of La Grande, Mary Anderson of Houston, Texas, and Helen and Wayne Montgomery of Lake Ozark, Mo.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Broughton of London, Ky., and Ed Wyatt of Homus, Fla.; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Robbie; a sister, Bea Hooker; and brothers, Virgil, Cecil, Jeff and Samuel Hooker.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 19, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor