Nov. 6, 1915-Jan. 14, 2007

CONDON - A funeral service for George O. Lane will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Condon United Church of Christ. Burial will follow at the Condon Cemetery.

Mr. Lane, 91, of Condon, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles.

He was born Nov. 6, 1915, in Waggoner, Okla., to George N. and Christina Stolhand Lane. He was the fifth of 15 children; at age 2, he moved with his family to Oregon. After graduating from Maupin High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served six years, mostly in the South Pacific on the U.S.S. carriers Hornet and Tripoli. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

On Nov. 17, 1948, he married Ruth Allery Turner in Stevenson, Wash. They lived in Maupin and Hood River before moving to Gilliam County in 1955. She retired in 1978 as foreman on the Van Rietmann ranch in 1978. His wife preceded him in death in 1979.

On Feb. 1, 1981, he married Mabel Vaughn in Pasco, Wash. The couple lived in Condon. She preceded him in death in 2004.

Mr. Lane was a member of the Condon Elks Lodge. No. 1869, and the United Church of Christ in Condon. He enjoyed horses and farming.

He is survived by daughters Patty Allery-Lane of Umatilla and Lettie Canon of Hood River; son Marvin Lane of New Berlin, Wis.; stepdaughter Rita Gardner of The Dalles; stepsons Dale Vaughn of California and Jay Vaughn of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; sisters Flossie Bible of Odell, Florella Rayon of The Dalles and Jewell Anderson of Milwaukie; brother Ray Lane of Hood River; 13 grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; and numerous great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gilliam County Special Transportation, P.O. Box 427, Condon, 97823.

Sweeney Mortuary of Condon is in charge of arrangements.

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