Obituaries - August 10, 2005

Lita Dalgliesh

Estacada resident, Lita Dalgliesh, died in her daughter’s home in Eagle Creek on Friday, Aug. 5, 2005. She was 87.

A private graveside service will be held.

Lita Grace Epley was born on Nov. 17, 1917, in Jefferson, Ore., to Frank and Callie Epley. At the age of four, the family moved to Hood River where Lita was raised and received her schooling.

Lita worked for Bell Telephone Company in Hood River as a long distance operator for three and a half years. On Aug. 30, 1938, Lita was united in marriage to George Dalgliesh in Stevenson, Wash. They lived in Hood River for a short time prior to moving to Portland in 1940.

Besides fulfilling her duties as a wife and mother, she worked at 13 Mile Nursery & Fruit Stand in Gresham for 13 years. In 1954, Lita and George moved to Boring and lived there until 1976 when they moved to Eagle Creek. From 1992 until 2003, Lita and George lived in Oregon City. After George’s death in 1995, Lita remained in Oregon City until Oct. 2003, when she moved to Estacada. The last few days of her life Lita lived and was cared for by her family in her daughter’s home in Eagle Creek.

Lita enjoyed gardening, traveling, camping, cooking, and especially baking bread, picking berries in the mountains and collecting rocks.

Surviving are her daughters, Patsy Bergevin of Eagle Creek, Linda Kutnyak of Oregon City, and Delores Ross of Oregon City; her son, Kenneth Dalgliesh, of Dallas, Ore.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

Priscilla Harris

Priscilla Flagg Harris passed away at her home in Hood River on June 5, 2005, at the age of 81. Private family services will be held.

Raised in Winchester, Mass., Priscilla served in World War II in the Canadian Woman’s Army Corp and married the late Walter Chapin Harris following the war. The couple had four children and lived in a various northeast U.S. locations before settling in Montclair, N.J., in 1963 where she worked for many years at the YMCA as an executive assistant. Priscilla moved to Exeter, N.H., in 1983 and worked at Exeter Academy until she retired.

She is survived by her two brothers, Parker Flagg of Sun Lakes Ariz., and Peter Flagg of Salem N.H., and her four children: Louise Harris Emerson of Hood River, C. Tracy Harris of Cypress, Texas, Granville H. Harris of Winthrop, Mass., and Stephen F. Harris of Newburg, Ore.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations) 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR, 97031.

Wynema “Laurie” Williams

Wynema “Laurie” Williams, 73, of Poulsbo, Wash., died Aug. 5, 2005, of pneumonia at Harrison Hospital. She was born Aug. 19, 1931, in Lubbock, Texas, to Earnest and Grace (Burnett) Arthur.

Laurie worked as a nurse in private home care. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Odell, Ore., and enjoyed being around her family, singing, crocheting, and the Christmas season.

Survivors include her sons, Duffy Williams (Kim), of Kingston, Wash., and Don Williams (Sue) of Hansville, Wash.; her daughters, Donna Womack and “Charlie” Womack, both of Oregon; brothers Nate Arthur (Bernice) and Terry Arthur (Carol), all of Hood River, Ore., and Jerry Arthur (Aedene) of Palmer, Alaska; and a large extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother, Joe Arthur.

Funeral services will be held at Anderson Tribute Center (Funerals-Receptions-Cremations), Aug. 13 at 2 p.m.

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