‘Liz’ Kluser

La Grande, 1959-2018

Elizabeth “Liz” Pearl Kluser, 59, of La Grande, died Feb. 11, 2018, at Grande Ronde Hospital.

A celebration of her life will take place Saturday, March 24, at 1 p.m. at the North Powder Grange.

Liz was born on Feb. 9, 1959, at Nyssa to Glen and Fern (Callaway) Harrison. Liz was a devoted wife and mother to her three children. She enjoyed camping and fishing, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Liz is survived by her children: Sherry Wolfe (Heath) of La Grande, Thomas Doud (Barb) of La Grande and Lenny Harrison (Meg) of La Grande; her brother, Merle Harrison; her sisters, Agnes Harrison and Carol Torkelson; eight grandchildren; eight nieces and nephews; and aunt and uncle, Robert Callaway and Shirley Callaway.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Fern Callaway; her uncles, Ralph Callaway and Ronald Callaway; and her aunts, Dorthy Phillips and Roberta Callaway.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.lovelandfuneralchapel.com

Ava Shumway

Formerly of Baker City, 1937-2018

Ava Shumway, 80, a former Baker City resident, died March 6, 2018, at Caldwell, Idaho, with family by her side.

Her graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City.

She was born on Aug. 4, 1937, at La Grande to Gibbs and June Wagoner. Ava had three children. She was remarried to Dale Shumway of Baker City in December 1979. They moved to Alicel in 1980.

Ava was a homemaker in life and worked with Dale as founding members of the Sumpter Valley Railroad.

They also spent time decorating and maintaining the passenger cars on the Wallowa Union Railroad. She was an avid seamstress and spent countless hours sewing creations for her family.

She was a member of The Northwest Christian Cowboys Ministry in La Grande.

Survivors include her sisters, Verda Rae and Judy; two sons, Terry and Alan Hall; daughter and spouse, LaRena and Eric Ehrlicher; 13 grandchildren; a nd eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Dale Shumway.

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