Emma L McClure

Born: Mon., Jun. 18, 1923
Died: Tue., Sep. 22, 2020


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Emma Lois McClure 97 formally of Dale OR, passed away Sept. 22nd 2020 at her home, surrounded by family members. Emma was born June 18th 1923 in Vale, OR to Alva and Elsie Monson. She married Eugene McClure January 19th 1942, in Payette, ID., they made there home in Pendleton. She worked several years at the curio shop, together with Gene ran the Doxol propane plant until their retirement in 1985, and moved to their place at Dale where she continued living after Gene’s death in 1989, until her stroke in 2016. She was an active member of the VFW post 922 Auxiliary. She enjoyed serving on committees, attending conventions and helping with the cowboy breakfast many mornings during round-up. Emma enjoyed attending sporting and extra curricular activities of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved being surrounded by her family and friends. She was proceeded in death by her parents, four siblings, husband Gene, and infant son Johnny. She is survived by son Craig McClure of Burbank Wash., daughters Betty Whiteman, Phoenix, Az. and Cindy (Gary) Bradley of Pendleton. Nine grandchildren, twelve great children, one great great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. A special Thank you to Dr Reddy, the staff at the Juniper House, nurses and staff at St. Anthony’s Hospital, and Hospice of Walla Walla. A celebration of life will be held sometime the summer of 2021.Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Sign the online guestbook at www.burnsmortary.com Donations can be made in her memory to VFW post 922 Auxiliary. VFW Auxiliary 922 PO Box 34 Kahlotus WA, 99335

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shirlee nirschl
   Posted Sun September 27, 2020
Thinking of you tonight and remembering your amazing mother,What a life!Love and prayers,shirlee

David Umbarger
   Posted Sun September 27, 2020
Dave & I are sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a big part of your families lives. We will be praying for you during this time.
With our Love & Sympathy
Dave & Sandy Umbarger

Dave Webb
   Posted Wed September 30, 2020
Sorry for the loss of your mother

George & Fran Pon
   Posted Wed September 30, 2020
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Emma’s family at this most difficult time. We have many memories with the family and she will be dearly missed.
Our love, Fran & George Pon

Pat, Jennifer, Violet and Elise
   Posted Wed September 30, 2020
We are sending your family hugs and prayers during this time! We loved Grandma Emma as if she were our own Grandma. My girls enjoyed visiting her and absolutely loved attending the Round Up Parades with her! We will miss her, but will cherish the sweet memories!

Todd Bradley
   Posted Wed September 30, 2020
Grandma I’m so grateful that I got to see you. You lived an amazing life surrounded by love! Heaven gained an angel. I love you

David & Karen King
   Posted Sun October 04, 2020
Cindy & family,
So sorry for the loss of your mother. We're sure you have many fond memories that will help you through this difficult time.
David's Mom, Dorothea, was fortunate to have you folks for a neighbor.

Donna Lock
   Posted Mon October 05, 2020
My love and prayers go out to you, Betty, and your family. I know your many memories will bring you comfort and smiles in this difficult time. She was a woman to model a life after. Emma was kind, feisty, loving, and fun...not to mention brave in living on that mountain. I will always cherish my times with her.

Larry Taylor
   Posted Sat October 10, 2020
Emma was a great mother-in-law during the 25 years that Betty and I were married. And even after our divorce, she continued as a forgiving friend and the fun-loving person we all knew. I am among the many who miss her.

Caren Reed
   Posted Fri October 16, 2020
Cindy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful full life she had. I know you will miss her.

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