Steen, Leona Marie – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon

Leona Marie Steen, 89, of La Grande, died Sept. 18 at a local care center. At her request there will be no public services. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements.

Leona was born Aug. 10, 1920, to Paul William and Laura (Quin) Barber in Aberdeen, S.D. She came to Oregon from South Dakota in 1971. She worked as an office clerk for Adult and Family Services until her retirement. She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary, the Eagles Auxiliary and the Women of the Moose of Seaside.

She enjoyed sewing and going to the senior center.

Survivors include her son, Larry Howard Steen of Hillsboro; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sherry Rush in May 2009, and sisters, LoReign Barber and Vera Strom.
Memorial contributions may be made to the senior center or the arthritis association.

La Grande Observer – October 14, 2009



White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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