Orpha Irene Hales


Orpha Irene Hales born to Frank and Louella (Vanderburg) Willis on June 13, 1926, died Sept. 6, 2017 at the age of 91 of Congestive Heart Failure. She was married in 1945 to Vilas Robert Hales who preceded her in death in 1986. She was also preceded in death by her parents and son Garland V. Hales, a grandson Kevin Lamm and great grandson Nathaniel and a great granddaughter Clair. She loved the Lord and her family very much and praised him by playing the piano and going to church. She is survived by daughter Laredon (Lare) F. Lamm and her husband Lynn; Son Ron and wife Kelly and grandsons Ken and Jake and their blended family-son Steve and grandsons Don and Craig and numerous other relatives and very close friends. She always believed her Savior would come back for her someday and we believed he did as she demonstrated the last few days of her life with her outstretched arms She would say to everyone “I Love You!” A memorial services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Cottage Grove on Friday September 22nd at 11am. Burial will be held at the Roseburg National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers (all though she loves them) she would say to all “give as you are led, to those who are in need of Love!” Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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