|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1916|
|Death: ||Sep. 7, 2006|
Elsie Louise Churchill, 90, of Elgin died Oct. 8 at her home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Elgin Cemetery.
Elsie was born March 12, 1916, the daughter of Clarence and Annette (Brown) Obert up the Walla Walla River in Oregon. The family moved to Sparta for a time before returning to Milton, where her grandfather built the first electric plant and her father built numerous buildings in the area.
Elsie later met and married Ivan Churchill on Oct. 9, 1933, in Walla Walla. The couple moved to Imbler where Ivan worked for Dick and Laurose Hibberd for a time before settling in Elgin.
Elsie enjoyed sewing, loved spending time with her children, was known for her cooking and most of all her outstanding maple bars.
Survivors include her children, Elaine Laurose Scott, Wesley "Wick" Churchill, Annette Howell, Cecil Churchill and Harley Churchill, all of Elgin, Ardith Noyes of Summerville and Chester "Chet" Churchill of Imbler; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; sister Bessie McGuire; brother Harold "Dude" Obert; and other relatives.
Her husband, daughter Verlee Jones, grandsons Melvin Lovell and Philip Scott, two great-granddaughters, two sisters and three brothers all preceded her in death.
Memorials contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
Source Citation: Newspaper: La Grande Observer, The; Publication Date: 25 Oct 2006; Publication Place: La Grande , OR , Us..
Clarence Orin Obert (1880 - 1949)
Emma Annette Brown Obert (1889 - 1962)
Ivan Jasper Churchill (1906 - 1991)
Verlee Bernice Churchill Jones (1934 - 2003)*
Elaine Laurose Churchill Scott (1936 - 2006)*
Wesley Ivan Churchill (1938 - 2008)*
Cecile Belle Obert Botts (1914 - 1963)*
Elsie Louise Obert Churchill (1916 - 2006)
Stanley C. Obert (1918 - 1958)*
Helen Pearl Obert Botts (1920 - 2002)*
Harold Ralph Obert (1925 - 2007)*
Plot: Churchill Family Plot 43-4-2
Created by: Judith A. Churchill
Record added: Feb 11, 2010
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