Lydia I. Wheeler, 77, formerly of Wallowa, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1987 at her home in Milton-Freewater.
She was born June 26, 1910 at Kirwin, Kan., daughter of Daniel and Alpha Vest Lare. The family lived in Kirwin, where she attended school until October, 1916, when the family moved to Oregon. They settled at Wallowa, where she graduated from high school.
On Sept. 8, 1930, she married Joseph R. Wheeler at Enterprise. They moved to Freewater in the spring of 1931 and moved to a home on the South Fork of the Walla Walla River in the spring of 1942.
Survivors include her husband, at the home; sons, Dick of Milton-Freewater, and Daniel of Coos Bay; daughter, Ida Mae of Ocean Springs, Miss.; one brother, 14 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 17 in the chapel of Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home with burial at the Milton-Freewater Cemetery.
Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, October 1, 1987, Page 2