|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1920|
|Death: ||Apr. 4, 2010|
The La Grande Observer
Union County, Oregon
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Verlie Lenore Johnston, 89, of La Grande and formerly of Portland, died April 4 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Riverview Cemetery in Portland.
Verlie was born Aug. 30, 1920, to Harold Frederick and Myrtle Elizabeth (Franklin) Warner in Monitor. She was raised and educated in Portland.
In 1945 she married Emerald Vincent Gilmore. He preceded her in death in March 1957. In September 1958 she married William Harold Johnston in Portland. He preceded her in death in September 2005.
Verlie worked as a seamstress doing alterations. As a lifetime member of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, she was interested in genealogy and Oregon history. Many of her hours were spent volunteering at the Genealogical Forum Library in Portland. She was also a member of the Oregon Historical Society and enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include her son, Bob Gilmore of La Grande; daughter, Beth Gilmore of
La Grande; stepson, Jeff Johnston of Bend; stepdaughter, Janet Estes of Washington state; sister, Betty McKennon of Raymond, Wash.; two cousins; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by son James Jay Gilmore in 1990.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Genealogical Forum of Oregon in care of Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
Harold Frederick Warner (1882 - 1938)
Myrtle Elizabeth Franklin Warner (1891 - 1985)
Emerald Vincent Gilmore (1914 - 1957)*
William Harold Johnston (1918 - 2005)*
James Jay Gilmore (1946 - 1990)*
River View Cemetery
Created by: Jan
Record added: Apr 05, 2010
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