Ellen M. (Ledgewood) Heath

Born: Mon., Dec. 4, 1916
Died: Fri., Jan. 11, 2013

Graveside Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jan. 19, 2013
Location: Olney Cemetery

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Ellen M. Heath - a resident of Richland, Washington, and former resident of Pendleton, went home to the Lord, Friday, January 11, 2013 in a Richland care facility.  She was 96 years old.  Graveside funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the Olney Cemetery in Pendleton, Oregon.  Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, and may be sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801.  Send condolences online at www.burnsmortuary.com   Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Heath was born December 4, 1916 in Pilot Rock, Oregon.  She was the daughter of Edward A. and Clara B. (Morris) Ledgewood.  She was raised and educated in Ukiah, Oregon.  She married Pearl A. Heath on October 8, 1959 in Goldendale, Washington.  She and her husband had owned and operated a wheat ranch between Hermiston and Echo for many years.  The family had also lived in Heppner for a time, where Mrs. Heath worked in restaurants including the Wagon Wheel and Cal’s Tavern.  She moved to the Pasco, Washington area in about 2001 where she continued to reside.  She greatly enjoyed sewing, making quilts, baking pies and spending time with her family.

She is survived by: four grandchildren; Theresa L. Zimmer of California, Norma F. McRoberts, David D. Springer, and John A. Springer & wife Niki of Richland, WA, great-grandchildren; Gabriel McRoberts of California, Shalanda McRoberts of Washington, Samantha Springer, Austin Springer, Jesse Springer, and Lilly Springer all of Richland, WA, Brook Springer and Stephanie Springer of Washington.  She was preceded in death by her husband Pearl children; Georgia Marie Byrd, Clara Faye Springer and Clarence E. Lippert.

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Edna (Morris) Wilson
   Posted Sat January 19, 2013
To grandchildren of Ellen M Heath:

I am so sorry your grandmother has passed away. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.

To introduce myself, I am Edna (Morris) Wilson, and my father, Edgar J Morris, was the brother of your great-grandmother, Clara D Morris Ledgewood.

Unfortunately, I lost contact with Ellen due to my illness in the past several years.

Please email me at johnandednawilson@eotnet.net, or call me at 541-571-1610 or 541-571-5415. My home address is 1044 NE Gladys Drive, Hermiston, Oregon 97838.

I would love to meet any of you, because I grew up with your mother. I may be able to answer some questions, if there are any.


Edna Wilson

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