PEDEE NEWS by Nola Womer

Laura Dyer celebrates 80th birthday

Kay Trueax, a resident of Heron Pointy at Monmouth, is moving to LaGrande to be near her daughter, Kay Frances.


Memorial services were held Aug. 28 at for Eva (Powers) Burbank, 89, of Falls City at the Falls City Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Nieces and nephews at the service included Aaron and Nonie Burbank of Pedee, Laura Dyer of Monmouth, Alma and Bill Clark of Vancouver, Wash., Ruth VanDaam of Damascus and Walter and Bonnie Burbank of Dallas.

Private interment was at the Falls City Cemetery.


Wes and Carla Burbank spent Aug. 1 to 11 at East Lake with their high school friends, Bob and Virginia Bowman of Dallas.

Their sons, Dan and Dennis, came Aug. 13 with their families and spent the weekend. The campgrounds were full at the time. Some fish were caught...but not a lot.


Laura Dyer was honored during the worship service Aug. 22 Everyone sang "Happy Birthday" in honor of her 80th birthday Aug. 21.

Her sisters, Alma Clark and Ruth VanDaam, attended church with her. Their nephew, Lonnie Burbank, is the pastor.

She was later honored at a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church.

Laura (Burbank) and Francis "Fritz" Dyer lived in Pedee for 34 and a half years. Their children grew up in the area.

Greta Kennon of Salem hosted the reception. Her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and James Schulker of Cowiche, Wash., did the table decorations.

Greta also received help from sister Connie Duncan of Salem, brother Scott Dyer of Albany and many others.

Some 85 friends and relatives attended the reception and enjoyed an afternoon of visiting.

A few of the relatives had a chicken dinner before the reception. Pieces of birthday cake were served with coffee or punch.

Long-distance visitors included Loren and Mary Polsten nof Las Vegas. Loren met many local residents when he lived with his grandmother, Lucia Smith, and attended school in Dallas. He also visited his Aunt Lonella Kerber at her farm.

The weather was not too bad, except for one really hard shower.


The Rev. Lonnie Burbank's message Aug. 22 was "Are You Bold?" and was based on Act 4:l-l4 and 3:16.

Visitors included Stephen Ward from Canada, who came with Ian, Hayes and Helen. He and Helen are third-year students at the Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C., will return to classes the week of Aug. 23.


Lynda and Megan Schnekenburger, Jennifer Vandenberg and

Arlene Kovash enjoyed a scrapbooking retreat Aug. 20 to 22 with consultant Judy Guida.


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