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Gordon Eugene Emery

March 3, 1922 — August 27, 2014

Gordon Eugene Emery, age 92, of La Grande, died August 27, 2014 at a local care facility. At his request there will be no public services. Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels~Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center. To sign the on-line guest book visit

Gordon was born on March 3, 1922, the son of Edwin and Ora Conner Emery, in Baker, Oregon. He was educated in Baker and then served four years the United States Army. After his honorable discharge he moved to La Grande. In 1946 he married Alice H. Pfel, his wife of 68 years, in La Grande. He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed hunting.

Gordon worked for many years logging. In later years he drove tanker trucks with his sons Arnold and Ronald hauling gasoline and diesel fuel into the La Grande area.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Emery of La Grande; brother, Roland Shaw of Cove; children, Rona Hogue of La Grande, Eugene Emery of La Grande, Mike Emery of Prineville, and Ronald Emery of La Grande; twelve grandchildren; several great and great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; son, Arnold Emery, siblings, Joseph Emery, Elmer Emery, George Emery, Betty Emery Nicely and Kenneth Shaw; stepfather, Roland Shaw Sr.


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