Ione Stanbro, 89, of Unity, died Feb. 8, 2002, at Unity.
Her memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Unity Grange Hall with Pastor Matt Schentz of the Burnt River Community Church officiating.
Mrs. Stanbro was born on Feb. 28, 1912, at Prairie City to Cyrus McKee and Christina A. Sorensen. She was raised and educated at Prairie City and was a Prairie City High School graduate. In 1932, she married Elwood Stanbro at Fallon, Nev. Soon after that, the couple homesteaded a place on the Little Malheur River.
Though they continued to live at Prairie City, they spent each summer on the homestead tending their cattle. They moved to Unity in 1960. Mrs. Stanbro worked as a rancher and a homemaker throughout her life.
She enjoyed fishing, doing leather work, tole painting and arts and crafts. She also enjoyed spending summers with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her sons, Duane Stanbro of Colton and Darrel Pierce of Prairie City; five grandchildren, Grant Stanbro of Colton, Lisa Rynearson of Prairie City, Lori Moore of Eltopia, Wash., and Kristi Higgins and Traci Rees, both of Newberg.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elwood Stanbro, who died in 1997; and a sister.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Unity Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 15, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor