|Birth: ||Apr. 1, 1923|
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 2011|
The Observer, Tuesday 20 December 2011
La Grande, Union County, OR
LILLIAN ESTHER HERRMANN
Lillian Esther Herrmann, 88, lifetime La Grande resident, died Dec. 2 at a local retirement center in the company of her daughter. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. A celebration of life will begin at 10 a.m. Dec. 27 at Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany. All are welcome. Lillian was born Easter Sunday April 1, 1923, to Fred and Sarah (Monroe) Young in La Grande. She was raised and educated in La Grande, graduating with the Class of 1941 from La Grande High School. On Nov. 15, 1942, she married her high school sweetheart, Harold Herrmann. After living for several years on the Herrmann family farm, the couple bought acreage in Apple Valley, Idaho. In 1955, they moved back to La Grande, buying the home on Fruitdale Lane where Lillian would live for more than 50 years. Those who knew Lillian say she was known for her cheerfulness, goodwill and hospitality. With a large extended family and many friends, her home was rarely without visitors on a typical day. Lillian loved the outdoors and always planted a large garden. She loved horsepacking and backpacking in the Wallowas, fishing and hunting with her family. Those who knew Lillian say she was not timid — she once flew in an open-cockpit biplane to visit a friend who worked on a Snake River ranch. Her easy laugh and generous nature crossed over generational lines and made her a favorite at gatherings of her large extended family, her family said. Survivors include her son, Tom Herrmann of La Grande; daughter, Gail Horning of Hermiston; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Bruce; her parents; her husband; and three sisters, Margaret McCoy, Mildred Carlson and Helene Holcomb. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart ‘N Home Hospice in care of Daniels-Knopp.
88 years 8 months 1 day.
Fred A. Young (1889 - 1960)
Sarah Alegra Young (1896 - 1946)
Created by: Edwyn J. Wilson
Record added: Dec 05, 2011
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