Lois Eileen (Ward) Anderson
Funeral Services were conducted Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Richard Anderson (Lois Ward), 28, of Oregon City. Rev. Earl Rogers officiated. Music was provided by Mrs. Ralp Kay and Mrs. Garnet Best who sang “Beyond the Sunset”. Pallbearers were Keith Searles, Harold Lay, Bob Hamilton, Jack Christy, Bob Freels and Clyde Fleenor. Interment was in the Enterprise cemetery. Her first funeral was held at 10:30 Saturday at the chapel of Atkinson Memorial Congregational church in Oregon City.
Lois Eileen Ward was born January 6, 1923 in Portland, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Landy Ward. She was united in marriage to Richard Anderson at Freewater in 1946. She died at the Oregon City hospital Thursday, October 25. She had been in failing health since last summer but became worse about two weeks ago. Mrs. Anderson had lived in Oregon City for the last 2 and 1/2 years and her husband is the principal of the Park Place School.
She was a member of the Atkinson Memorial Congregational Church and was active in the Primary Mother’s club and the Yomareo club of the church. Also, she was a member of the Jaybettes.
A memorial to Mrs. Anderson has been established at the Oregon City library. She is survived by her husband, year old daughter, Merri Jay, of Oregon City, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Landy Ward and brother, Jay Ward of Enterprise. Her other brother, Kenneth W. Ward is with the Army in Florida.
Wallowa County Chieftain, Nov. 2, 1951.
Contributed by Michelle Drayton-Fisher