OBITUARY: Laura L. Ackley

OBITUARY: Laura L. Ackley

HERMISTON - Laura L. Ackley, 102, of Hermiston died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Ashley Manor in Hermiston. A memorial graveside service will be held at the Phillips Cemetery near Hillsboro at a later date.

Mrs. Ackley was born July 7, 1907, in Dayton, Wash., to Herman and Julia (Southwell) Bade, the youngest of eight children. Her mother was born on a wagon train coming to Oregon and her father was a German Immigrant. Her parents homesteaded land at Dayton.

She was a longtime resident of Portland, living in the West Hills-Skyline Area from 1946 to 1981. She was active in the community and helped organized the volunteer fire department for the Skyline area. In 1981 the Ackleys moved to Stanfield. She was married to William G. Ackley for 67 years; he died in 1996.

Mrs. Ackley is survived by children Floyd Ackley of Portland and Myra Rutherford of Stanfield; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements. Sign the condolence book at

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