Ida May Serface was born January 1, 1932 in Cooperstown, ND the daughter of Maynard and Clara (Stevens) Sansburn. She passed away near Hermiston on October 8, 2018 at the age of 86.
Ida moved with her family to Colville, Washington for a short time before settling East of Portland. She attended Corbett Grade School and graduated from Lincoln High School in the class of 1951. She married Thomas H. Serface, Jr in Stevenson, WA on February 16, 1952. The couple lived in Milwaukie, Bonneville Dam, East Lane County on the McKenzie River and Sweet Home before settling in Hermiston in 1974.
Ida and Thomas were round dance instructors and also enjoyed square dancing. She served as a Brownie leader and volunteered for the Smart Reading Program at local schools for many years. She was a member of the Columbia Grange #867. She also enjoyed gardening, traveling, needlework, was an excellent seamstress, cook and baker and loved her cats and dogs.
She is survived her husband of sixty-six years, Thomas; daughters, Diane (BJ Whelan) Serface, Paula (Mike) McKay; son, Dan Serface; one granddaughter, Morgan (Bryan) Wadlow; great grandchildren, Royce Wadlow and Margaret Wadlow; sisters, Leila Kersten and Lorraine Hall.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Laurence and sister, Clarella Meldorf.
A Memorial service will be held at 12:00 (Noon) Saturday October 27, 2018 in the Burns Mortuary Chapel (685 W. Hermiston Avenue Hermiston, Oregon 97838) following the Memorial service a luncheon will be served for family and friends at the Columbia Grange 32339 Diagonal Rd. Hermiston, OR. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of final arrangements.
Family suggest memorial donations to either Vange John Memorial Hospice or to Humane Society of Eastern Oregon Pet Rescue.
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