Lita L. “Alita” Connell of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on January 5, 1943 in La Grande, Oregon. She died on November 4, 2019 in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 76 years. She was raised and attended school in La Grande, Oregon. Alita was united in marriage to Earl W. Connell Sr. on November 25, 1961 in La Grande, Oregon. They lived in Burns, Oregon for 12 years before moving to Boardman, Oregon where they lived for 30 years and Alita worked at Lamb Weston for 17 years in packaging. They moved to Hermiston, Oregon in 2004 where they have lived since. She enjoyed camping with family and friends, trips to the cabin, listening to country music, bowling, swimming, vacationing at the coast, shopping, trips to Sumpter with friends, she loved the rain and watching westerns with Earl. Alita cherished time with her husband, children and grandchildren and supporting them in their sporting events and school activities.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 58 years: Earl Sr., daughter: Gloria; sons: Earl Jr. (Lisa), Mike (Angie), Sam (Kristen) & James (Tiffany); brother: Shean; grandchildren: Nichole, Cody, Jordan, Sammy, Emily, Shyanne, Mikey, Nathaniel, Gracie & Bronson; great granddaughter: Finlee; uncle: David; nieces: Anita & Heidi; nephews: Kelly, Edward, Terry & Billy.
Alita was preceded in death by her mother: Gloria Loos; sisters: Mary Ellen & Nita and brothers: Mike & Johnny.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston , Oregon.
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