Lola Gibson Taylor, 88, formerly of Joseph, passed away on Oct. 30, 2004, in Salem.

She was born in 1916 in Plattsmouth, Neb., to Al and Effie Jones. Upon her mother's death in 1926, Lola was adopted by Orlo and Stella Gould of Crawford, Colo.

She moved to Joseph in 1928 with her adoptive parents, and married Harry Gibson in 1939. They had two children, Caroline and David. Harry and Lola were farmers on Prairie Creek until 1955 when they moved into Joseph. She worked in many restaurants in Wallowa County.

After her husband's death in 1975, Lola went to Alaska to cook for a logging camp.

She married Reed Taylor in 1981 and moved to La Grande; after his death in 1985 she moved to Salem.

Lola is survived by her brothers, Francis of Milton-Freewater and Clyde Robinson of Colorado, her son David Gibson of Joseph, three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harry Gibson and Reed Taylor, brothers Kenneth Jones and Roy Godfrey, daughter Caroline Daggett and grandson Randy and his wife Cindy Gibson.

Services were held Nov. 4 with interment at Prairie Creek Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Hemophilia Foundation of Oregon, in care of Bollman Funeral Home.

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