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Laurie (Davis) Ball Kiser

June 5, 1953 ~ June 19, 2017 (age 64)
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Laurie S. Ball Kiser of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on June 5, 1953 in La Grande, Oregon to parents, Elmer and Dorothy Warner Davis. She died on June 19, 2017 in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 64 years. Laurie was raised and attended schools in La Grande, graduating from La Grande High School. She then attended and graduated from Eastern Oregon with a bachelor degree in education. Laurie taught public school in La Grande and Condon, before settling in Hermiston, Oregon where she taught for many years. She then was a guest teacher in Umatilla, Stanfield and Hermiston until her health recently would not allow her to work. Laurie was united in marriage to Joseph J. Kiser on June 12, 2004 in Hermiston, Oregon. She was a member of the First Christian Church where she served as choir director for several years. She was active in many groups and organizations, Sweet Adelines, organized the Dutch Oven Cook Off, on the board of the Hermiston Warming Station, served as the director of the Community Fellowship Dinners. Laurie was recognized as the Hermiston Volunteer of the Year and the Good Shepherd Spirit of Christmas Award. She enjoyed music and playing games.   

She is survived by her husband: Joe Kiser, Hermiston, OR; step children: John Kiser, Minnesota and Jennifer Hollenbeck, Portland, OR; brothers: Richard Davis, Nevada and Loren Davis, Portland, OR; grandchildren: Madison, Nicholas, Piper, John and Darby.

Laurie was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Barbara.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. at the First Christian Church, 775 W. Highland Ave., Hermiston, OR 97838.

Those who wish may make contributions in Laurie's memory to Laurie Ball Kiser Benefit Account at Columbia State Bank.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.

 Service Information

Celebration of Life
June 24, 2017

3:00 PM
First Christian Church
775 W. Highland Ave.
Hermiston, Oregon 97838

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