|Birth: ||Apr. 24, 1923|
|Death: ||Dec. 6, 2012|
Frances Betty (O'Rourke) McCoy
Born: Mon Apr 23, 1923
Died: Thu Dec 6, 2012
11:00 AM Sat Dec 22, 2012
Location: Columbia View Community Church
Frances Betty (O'Rourke) McCoy was born on April 24th, 1923 at Baker, Oregon to parents, Peter & Millie (Kirk) O'Rourke. She died Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at her home in Irrigon, Oregon at the age of 89.
Frances was raised in La Grande and graduated from La Grande High School. After graduation she moved to Portland, Oregon where she was employed as a telephone operator during World War II. She married Warren McCoy on March 6, 1945. They lived in Boston, Massachusetts for 7 months before moving to Irrigon where they have been long time residents. Frances enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, doing puzzles, volunteer work, traveling and relaxing at the beach. She was active in the Women's VFW Auxiliary and in 1981 she served as their State President. Frances attended Columbia View Community Church in Irrigon.
She is survived by her husband, Warren of Irrigon; daughter, Debbie Burns of Irrigon; son, Roger "Mike" McCoy of La Grande, sister Darlene Villines of La Grande, 7 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Columbia View Community Church in Irrigon. Burial will follow at Desert Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Irrigon.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.
*Bio from the Burns Mortuary site*
Frances and her husband Warren were long time family friends of my husbands' parents.
At her memorial service, her granddaughter told the story of how she and Warren met. According to Frances, she was standing in front of a movie house and saw this cute boy driving by so she stepped closer to the curb and held her popcorn bowl out to get his attention.. and she did, but being a shy 13 year old-she claimed she jumped into the bushes and hid and watched the cute boy drive round and round the block as she peeked out @ him from her hiding place.
She was a very kind and loving soul and I know she'll be missed.
Her favorite hymn was "I know who holds my hand"
She is preceeded in death by her daughter, Susan. memorial # 32189200
Warren H McCoy (1921 - 2013)*
Desert Lawn Memorial Cemetery
Created by: Beth J. M.
Record added: Dec 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102521542