Virgil Thomas Loney, 71, 108 Donald St., died Friday [July 22, 1983] while cutting firewood in the Luger Springs area, southeast of Tollgate. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Groseclose Garden Chapel. Burial will follow at Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice through the funeral home. Loney was born May 23, 1912, in Walla Walla, the son of William and Evangeline Stroble Loney. He received his education in Walla Walla, Umapine and Touchet schools, living here all his life. He retired in 1972, after 26 years with Doxol Propane Co. He was a member of White Temple First Baptist Church. He and Thelma Jorgenson were married in Walla Walla, May 22, 1937.
Loney is survived by his wife at the home, one daughter, Sherry Ann Grover of West Lynn, Ore.; one son, Larry V. Loney of Bend, Ore.; one sister, Violet Nelson, of Walla Walla; four brothers, Delbert Loney of Walla Walla, Albert Loney of Pasco, Samuel Loney of Kelso, Wash., and William Loney of Moscow, Idaho; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Walla Walla Union Bulletin, July 24, 1983
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman