Laura Alma McFall of Eagle Point, Oregon passed away July 14, 2011 at her home surrounded by many of her family and friends, Laura known by many as mom, grandma GG or Grandma G.
She was bon on June 16, 1921 in Abilene, Kansas where she was raised on a large farm. She graduated from business college at Wichita Kansas in 1941, where she met her first husband Clarence Willard Webster, who was serving in the Navy. After his discharge they moved to Northern California. He died in 1946. She then married Lester McFall and they made their home with Laura’s two sons in Eagle Point, Oregon 62 years ago. They had four more sons and two daughters. Lester died in 1962, Laura raised her children with loving care and help from the entire town of Eagle Point. She had one more son and married Earl Harnish who also proceeded her in death.
Mrs. McFall retired from United Telephone Company, also worked as bookkeeper for two plumbing company’s Maynard Hadley Station, IMI Corporation and sold tickets for the Medford A’s, and many other jobs around the area. She was Eagle Point city recorder and possibly the first Eagle Point city council woman. Next to her children and the many children that called her mom or Grandma was her love of dancing and playing pinochle and helping others. She was also a member of the business and professional women’s club, and elected BEEP of the year. She was one of the sixth charter members who started the bingo, known as Cascade Bingo, in White City.
She is survived by all nine of her children, Willard Webster Kennewick, Washington; Gary (Peggy) Webster Shady Cove, Oregon; Dale (Terri) McFall Eagle Point, Oregon; Laurinda (Jack) Rose North Las Vegas, Nevada; Harold (Linda) McFall Medford, Oregon; Debra Robinson Eagle Point, Oregon; David (Ruth) McFall Eagle Point, Oregon; Steven (Mary) McFall Carnation, Washington; James (Bernadette) Harnish Gresham, Oregon and 35 grandchildren, 75+ great grandchildren and one great, great grandson. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and family will be eternally loved and missed.
Laura was laid to rest with the love of her life at Eagle Point National Cemetery, Tuesday at 1:00PM on July 19, 2011. A celebration of life will follow at Laura and Debra’s home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in her honor to D9 Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 548 Eagle Point, Oregon 97524.
Arrangements were made by Abbey Funeral.