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Velva Blanche Hofmann

April 12, 1915 — August 5, 2012

Velva Blanche Hofmann, age 97, of La Grande, died August 5, 2012, at the Grande Ronde Hospital after a brief illness. To sign the online guest book visit In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Oregon Chapter, 2701 NW Vaughn Street, Suite 203, Portland, OR 97210.

Mrs. Hofmann was born on April 12, 1915, the daughter of Floyd W. and Zelma R. (Ogbourn) Lostine, Oregon. She graduated from Lostine High School and then received her teaching credentials from Eastern Oregon Normal School. In 1937 she married Edward C. Hofmann at the family ranch in Lostine and they soon made their home in La Grande. She taught school for over 40 years, many spent teaching third grade in Imbler until her retirement. She was a member of the GRH Auxiliary, the Retired Teachers and the Elks Auxiliary. She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening and keeping her yard beautiful.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy Kahle and her husband Larry of Umatilla; son, Chuck Hofmann and his wife Candy of Baker City; grandchildren Dean Aldrich, Kim Denton, Stacy Hofmann and Doug Hofmann; five great grandchildren and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra K. Sims in 1972, her husband, Edward in 1976 and siblings, Lyle, Charles, Albert and Ross Hammack and Edna Glenn.

At her request, there will be no funeral. A gathering in her honor will be held at Riverside Park, in La Grande, beginning at 11 am on September 9, 2012.


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