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
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