Oct. 3, 1917-July 10, 2003

The funeral for Norma E. Waid will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bishop Funeral Chapel in Pendleton with vault interment at the Stanfield Cemetery.

Mrs. Waid, 85, of La Grande, a former longtime Ukiah resident, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at Orchard Care Center in Cove.

She was born Oct. 3, 1917, at Cut Bank, Mont., to Charles Wesley and Harriett Harris. She attended high school at Great Falls, Mont., then received her teaching degree from York College at York, Neb.

Her first teaching position was at Alcalde, N.M., teaching Spanish-speaking students in grades one through four. Her next position was at Great Falls where she taught until her father called her home to help with her mother who was ill. She then moved to Ordnance and was employed at the Umatilla Army Depot, then went to work for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission at Richland, Wash.

On Nov. 18, 1950, she married Lloyd Waid at Spokane. They moved to Ukiah where she worked for the U.S. Post Office for a time. She then took a job with the U.S. Forest Service and held the position of administrative assistant in the Ukiah office until her retirement.

She loved church and was a member of the Presbyterian churches at Ukiah, Pendleton and Hermiston. She was the clerk for the Ukiah church for 40 years and an elder at the Pendleton church for three years.

She liked to paint pictures and to paint on china, she enjoyed ceramics, crocheting, knitting, playing cards and copper tooling, and was an excellent cook. It was said all who went to Ukiah to hunt or stay with the Waids would attest to her great cooking.

She was a Camp Fire leader and a member of the Elks auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Lloyd Waid of La Grande; stepdaughter, Karla M. Lewis of La Grande; granddaughter, Melissa Lewis of Portland; and sister, Helen Bahnmeller of Puyallup, Wash. She was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Rothweeler, and a brother, Alden Harris.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Pendleton, directly or through Bishop Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 325, Pendleton, OR 97801.

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