The Observer. (La Grande, Or.) 1968-current, August 23, 2022, TUESDAY EDITION, Page 5, Image 5

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‘Where flowers bloom so does hope’
Edward A. Plante
La Grande
Edward A. Plante, 75, of La Grande, died Aug. 18,
2022, at his residence. Arrangements are by Loveland
Funeral Chapel & Crematory, La Grande.
Sylvan R. Thomas
Sylvan R. Thomas, 78, of Summerville, died Aug.
15, 2022, at his residence. Arrangements are by Love-
land Funeral Chapel & Crematory, La Grande.
Katherine Waxbaum
Katherine Waxbaum, 89, of Elgin, died Aug. 21,
2022, at her home. Arrangements are by Daniels-Knopp
Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center, La
Shannon Golden/The Observer
A hanging basket of colorful fl owers on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, decorates the facade of Jenesis Salon, a La Grande business owned by Jenny
Coles. Jodi Hafer, an independent stylist who works at the salon, on 20th Street near Adams Avenue, grew the fl owers from seed.
1:38 a.m. — La Grande police stopped a vehicle on the 1900
block of Adams Avenue and arrested the driver, Justin Wayne Sib-
ley, 33, for driving under the infl uence of intoxicants.
8:48 a.m. — Local law enforcement responded to the 10200
block of South F Street, Island City, and took a report for criminal
mischief and burglary.
9:41 a.m. — A caller asked for contact regarding feral cats on
the 500 block of North Third Street, Union. An animal enforcement
offi cer made contact and explained options.
3:11 p.m. — Local law enforcement responded to the 1800
block of Adams Avenue on a call about a fi ght. Police took a report.
4:03 p.m. — A Union County sheriff ’s deputy responded to the
200 block of North Main Street, Union, and trespassed multiple
2:02 a.m. — La Grande police responded to the 2100 block of
Fir Street on a call about a domestic disturbance. Police arrested
Randy Michael Hoyle, 55, for fourth-degree domestic violence
3:56 p.m. — La Grande police received a complaint about a dog
bite that occurred on Foley Street. An offi cer responded and took
a report.
8:42 p.m. — A caller reported a fi ght on the 400 block of Main
Avenue, La Grande. Local law enforcement responded and made
one arrest.
10:44 a.m. — La Grande police cited a 38-year-old woman
for second-degree disorderly conduct, a 41-year-old woman for
second-degree disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, and a
16-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy for second-degree disorderly
4:24 p.m. — La Grande police received a complaint about a dog
bite from the 900 block of N Avenue. An offi cer responded and
took a report.
7:58 p.m. — La Grande police received a call about a possibly
intoxicated driver. Offi cers responded and told the driver not to
8:01 p.m. — A Union County sheriff ’s deputy responded to the
area of 73200 Kingsbury Lane, Elgin, on a report of gunshots. The
deputy made contact and took information.
9:49 p.m. — A caller on the 300 block of Lane Avenue, La
Grande, reported a restraining order violation. An offi cer made
contact and provided options.
10:49 p.m. — La Grande police responded to the 1300 block of
X Avenue on a report of an intoxicated male. Offi cers arrested Sam-
uel Gutierrez Jr., 30, for disorderly conduct, menacing, fourth-de-
gree assault and strangulation.
Aug. 24 & Aug. 26 — MARILEE LAKE: Aug.
24, 6-7 p.m. viewing, Loveland Funeral Chapel, La
Grande; Aug. 26, 10 a.m. graveside service, Island City
Cemetery (casual dress preferred).
Aug. 26 — KENNETH WEBB: 10 a.m. graveside
service, Union Cemetery.
Aug. 27 — LARRY WATERS: 11 a.m. graveside
service, Prairie Creek Cemetery, Joseph.
Aug. 27 — VIRGINIA McLAUGHLIN: 1 p.m.
celebration of life, Union County Senior Center, La
Grande (casual dress preferred).
Aug. 27 — DICK DECKERT: 2 p.m. memorial
service, Cove United Methodist Church.
Aug. 28 — GERRY McLAIN: 4-7 p.m. celebration
of life, M. Crow, Lostine.
Sept. 3 — NYLE ROLLINS: 1 p.m. celebration of
life, Fred Beeman Park, Island City.
Sept. 4 — JEFF BOND: 1 p.m. celebration of life,
Lone Hawk Ranch, 57899 Highway 237, Union.
— Calendar courtesy of Loveland Funeral Chapel, La Grande
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EOU announces 2022 spring term dean’s list
The Observer
LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon University named
570 students to the dean’s list for the 2022 spring term,
according to an announcement from the school. To qualify,
students must achieve and maintain a grade point average
of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while completing a min-
imum of 12 hours of graded EOU coursework.
“EOU congratulates each of these high-achieving stu-
dents, and acknowledges their dedication to academic
excellence,” stated the release.
The following students from Union and Wallowa coun-
ties, listed by hometowns, earned this distinction:
Union County
Colten Alldredge
Hannah Alldredge
Allie Best
Elise Farrell
Brittney Johnston
Zeke Wright
Nicolas Aguilera
Aspen Birkmaier
Benjamin Wagner
Gian Alvarado
Brandon Anger
Olivia Arave
Laura Ayala
Elijah Azurin
Roland Victor Balajadia
Leah Batchelor
Allyson Bates
Brianna Beesley
Sophie Bell
Britney Blaluk
Fallen Bolman
Salome Bonnin
Karson Brown
Katie Brown
Tyler Brown
Kellen Burke
Brenna Bushman
Tess Cahill
Walker Camp
Kearsten Conner
Morgan Correa
Ella Coughlan
Tyler Dabritz
Trey Darden
Caleb Deaton
David Dill
Patience Dudley
Tristan Eggert
Anton Evans
Dally Evans
Luciano Fasulo
Robert Fitzpatrick
Johnny Fogle
Justin Frederick
Jonathon Freeman
Kristina Furtado
Landrey Gaertner
Cruz Gallegos
Torivio Gallegos
Justin Gardner
Spencer Gerst
Anthony Given
Anna Glawe
Claira Goracke
Cade Gorham
Katherine Grandle
Ambrose Greif
Haley Hatley
Noelle Hays
James Henderson
Dakota Hibbs
Jordan Hickey
Cassandra Hire
Jillian Hoefer
Sierra Howard
Jacie Howton
Taylor Hunt
Julia Huyg
Emily Inselman
Lara Insko
Justin Jenner
Lilyanna Jensen
Wesley Johnson
Emma Jones
Lauryn Journot
Bennett King
Kyle Knudtson
Ashley Laub
Andrew Lusco
Simon Maille
Samuel Malychewski
Elliott Marks
Hadley Marshall
Eva Martin
Jadon Martinez
Jillian Marvel
Zachary Mauras
Talya McGary
Travis McGee
Cristian Mendoza
Taryn Miller
Cody Milmine
Treyton Montgomery
Madison Morgan
Jillian Morris
Keegan Mulhill
Carlos Murillo
Chloe Narolski
Clarissa Nitz
Danielle Oiterong
Rebekah Ontiveros
Bryce Peters
Kimberly Ponce
Savannah Potter
Lacey Pratt
Cassidy Quick
Zackary Ragan
Cade Reed
Nathan Reed
Caden Ricker
Haley Robinett
Haelee Saunders
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Marilee Fern (Bonney) Lake
March 23, 1944 - August 17, 2022
Our loving wife and mother,
Marilee Fern Lake, passed away
peacefully on Aug. 17, 2022,
surrounded by her family.
Marilee was born on March 23,
1944, in Eugene, Oregon, to Wanda
Fern (Todd) and Rex Bernard
Bonney. She met and married Gary
Buss, of Springfield, and had three
daughters: Jenifer, Katrina and
In March of 1967, Marilee fell in love with and
married James Christie Lake. They had one daughter
and a son, Patricia and Brian. The family moved to
Union, Oregon, where Chris taught English, and then
moved to La Grande a few years later.
Marilee was active and athletic. She was part
of the Junior Olympics team in Maui, Hawaii, and
competed in diving. She loved playing baseball and
softball, swimming and bowling. She loved boating and
amusement rides. She loved life.
Marilee not only competed in sports, but she gave
back to her community. She loved to share her love of
sports and knowledge with young people. She taught
swimming lessons to children. She coached Little
League and umpired the games. She was an avid bowler
and won many awards, but her proudest moments were
coaching young bowlers and watching them succeed.
Marilee was crafty and enjoyed ceramics,
embroidery, painting and coloring. She encouraged all
of us to pursue the arts.
She loved Elvis and dancing.
After a successful career, Marilee retired from GTE
and worked as a bookkeeper with Don and Larry’s
before permanently retiring, to begin enjoying the
golden years with Chris.
Marilee is survived by her husband of 55 years,
James Christie Lake; her children, Jenifer Lake of
Mountlake Terrace, Washington, Katrina Mosser
of Kingston, Washington, Elizabeth Hudson of La
Grande, Patricia Hedden of La Grande and Brian Lake
of Gresham, Oregon; sisters, Jerri Saunders of Salem,
Oregon, and Nan Harrison of Vancouver, Washington;
11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and
many cousins, nieces, nephews and family friends.
Marilee was preceded in death by her parents, Wanda
and Rex Bonney; sister, Sharon Harper; and grandchild,
Michael Mosser.
There will be a viewing at Loveland Funeral Chapel,
La Grande, on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, from 6-7
p.m. A graveside service will be held Friday, Aug. 26,
2022, at 10 a.m. at the Island City Cemetery. Please
dress casually and prepare for warm weather. And if
you feel you would like to celebrate Mom’s life and
loves, please wear your favorite Oregon duck colors,
Hawaiian attire, bowling attire, embroidered attire,
funky socks, anything bright and fun. She would love
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in
Marilee’s name be made to an Alzheimer’s charity of
your choice.