Michael Lowery
September 18, 1945 - June 16, 2019

Michael fought a brave and courageous battle against cancer losing the fight on June 16, 2019.
Michael was born September 18, 1945 in Vancouver, WA to Martha and Kenneth Lowery. He grew up in Milton-Freewater, OR where he attended DeSales High School (Walla Walla, Wa) and McLoughlin Union High School. After graduation he joined the US Navy where he served aboard the USS Yorktown, along with his brother during the Vietnam conflict. When returning home from his tour of duty he married the love of his life Jennean Waliser. He retired from Boise Cascade in LaGrande, OR after 37 years. They had made their home and raised their children in Union, OR.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents Martha and Kenneth Lowery, his bother Merton Lowery. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Jennean and his children Mark Lowery from Union, OR, Brian Lowery from Malta, Christine Nichols from Priest River, ID, his sister Kathleen Whipple from Spokane, WA. and his grandchildren Curtis, Caleb, Haley, Kimberly, Summer, Sierra, Landon, Nick, and great grandchild Bo.
Anyone who knew Mike will remember him as an extraordinary man. He had the unique ability to make everyone feel at ease. He will be greatly missed by not only his family but everyone who had the chance to meet him. May he Rest In Peace
A September date for the Celebration of Life will be announced at later date.SS Yorktown, along with his brother during the Vietnam conflict. When returning home from his tour of duty he married the love of his life Jennean Waliser. He retired from Boise Cascade in LaGrande, OR after 37 years. They had made their home and raised their children in Union, OR.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents Martha and Kenneth Lowery, his bother Merton Lowery. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Jennean and his children Mark Lowery from Union, OR, Brian Lowery from Malta, Christine Nichols from Priest River, ID, his sister Kathleen Whipple from Spokane, WA. and his grandchildren Curtis, Caleb, Haley, Kimberly, Summer, Sierra, Landon, Nick, and great grandchild Bo.
Anyone who knew Mike will remember him as an extraordinary man. He had the unique ability to make everyone feel at ease. He will be greatly missed by not only his family but everyone who had the chance to meet him. May he Rest In Peace
A September date for the Celebration of Life will be announced at later date.

Gary L. Sullivan

La Grande
1941-2019

Gary Leroy “Sully” Sullivan, 78, of La Grande, died June 14 at a care facility in Pendleton. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. June 21 at the Summerville Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at 1 p.m. at the Cove Ascension School.

Gary was born Jan. 23, 1941, in Boise, Idaho, to James and Virginia (Rhodes) Sullivan. He spent most of his growing up years in Boise and graduated from Borah High School. Gary earned a drafting degree from Boise Junior College and served in the U.S. Navy for two years.

On June 27, 1964, Gary married Barbara Ann Wheeler. They lived in Sand Point and Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, and spent most of their years together in La Grande.

Gary was employed by GTE Telephone Service for 27 years. During that time he received several company awards. Gary loved his family, friends, pets (especially cats), birds and small-town living. He had a dream of building a bird sanctuary. He drew up plans and always hoped he’d win the lottery to build his “Shadowwing.”

A founding member of the Rusty Wheels Car Club, Gary had a love for old cars and spent many hours restoring them. Wherever he lived, his yard was full of old cars and beautiful rock gardens. Gary also loved to “scrounge” and was always looking for a good bargain, car parts and trinkets. He created beautiful gift boxes and filled them from his “scrounge” for his family.

Gary supported Barbara and their children’s involvement in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and Cursillo. He enjoyed watching football and spending time with his family.

Surviving relatives include his son and daughter-in-law, John and Susan Sullivan of Nampa, Idaho; daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnna and Marc Durrant of Bend, Janice and Alan Wilks of Pendleton, and Jennifer and Bob Fossek of Pendleton; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Linda Truman and Dennis Meyers; three nephews and one niece; sisters-in-law, MaryAnn Wheeler and Dusty Sullivan; and cousin, Melvina Haynes and husband, Stan.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Barbara; parents, James and Virginia; brother, James W. Sullivan; and in-laws, Tom and Neva Wheeler.

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

Robert Smith

Union

Robert Smith, 83, of Union, died June 19 at his residence. An obituary is forthcoming. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory will be handling the arrangements.

Edna Bernhardt

La Grande

Edna Mae Bernhardt, 100, of La Grande, died June 18 at Wildflower Lodge. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Daniels-Knopp Funeral Cremation & Life Celebration Center.

Marjorie Lanman

La Grande

Marjorie A. Lanman, 88, of La Grande, died June 20 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A full obituary will be published at a later time. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory will be handling the arrangements.

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