Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Olive E. Morgan, a longtime Odell, Ore., resident died Nov. 23, 2002, at the Hood River Care Center. She was 89 years of age.
Services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center.
Olive was born Nov. 15, 1913, in Mosier, Ore., to Charles and Etta (Lems) Brooks. She was raised and educated in Mosier, graduating from Mosier High School. In November 1943, she and John Morgan were married. They moved to Odell in 1950. Olive was a longtime member of the Odell Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, especially growing roses, canning, sewing and quilting. She won many ribbons at the local fair for her roses, including a grand champion ribbon. She had also won many ribbons for her vegetables and canned goods.
Olive is survived by her husband, John D. Morgan, son Paul D. Morgan and his wife Ginger of Wyandotte, Okla.; John C. Morgan and his wife Hazel of Hood River, Ore.; two brothers, Luke Brooks of Milton Freewater, Ore., and Paul Brooks of Mosier. Two grandchildren, Jeana and Jason Morgan, also survive.
Vault interment will be at Mosier Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Odell Baptist Church c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.
Verna Howell, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died Nov. 21, 2002, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. She was 61 years of age.
Services were held on Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center.
Verna was born Aug. 20, 1941, in The Dalles, Ore., to William and Minnie Wedgwood. She was raised and educated in Goldendale, Wash., graduating from high school in 1959. On Oct. 3, 1959, she and Jim Howell were married in Goldendale. They moved to Hood River in 1961.
Verna operated a home day care for many years and then worked as a sales clerk at Wal-Mart for the past seven years. She was involved with child foster care for ten years, caring for over 100 children. Verna enjoyed caring for her grandchildren, cross stitching and traveling.
A daughter, Laura Jean Howell, in 1981 preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Howell of Hood River, Ore.; daughter Pamela Kealaiki of Salem, Ore., and two sons, Daniel Howell of The Dalles and Dennis Howell of Hood River, Ore. Twelve grandchildren, Jenny, Larry, Jason, Tabitha, Leaha, Riley, Calista, Amanda, Sarah, Josiah, Breana, Trayvon and Kardell, and two great-grandchildren, Saul and Victoria, also survive.
Interment will be at Idlewild Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hood River County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital or the Make A Wish Foundation c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.
Margaret G. Flory, a Parkdale, Ore., resident, died at the Hood River Care Center on Friday, Nov. 22, 2002. She was 95 years of age.
Margaret was born on Nov. 3, 1907, in Staples, Minn., to Melzer and Mary Clausen. She grew up and attended school in Staples. Following high school she continued her education at Normal Teaching Training School and was a teacher in a one-room country school near Staples prior to her marriage in 1928 to Clarence Flory, who preceded her in death in 1970.
She is survived by her daughters, Janette Flory, Clarice Flory, Connie Bork, Betty Guse, Margaret Aune, daughter and son in law, Linda and Dean Norris, one son, Lee Flory, and in-laws Al and Hazel Flory. There are 11 surviving grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Margaret was a devoted member of the Parkdale Nazarene Church since 1937, where she served as an accompanist for many years.
A private family service will be held at the Parkdale Cemetery.
Arrangements by Anderson’s Tribute Center, 541-386-1000.
Suzanna P. Davidson, a Hood River, Ore., resident died Nov. 25, 2002, at her residence. She was 72 years of age.
Arrangements are pending at Anderson’s Tribute Center 541-386-1000.
A full obituary will appear in the next edition of the Hood River News.
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