Former Lostine resident Velma Ruth Cherry passed away February 5, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of 100.

She was born April 29,1918 in Ellis, Kansas to Charles and Cordelia Sherwood. She moved to Prosser, Washington in 1920, graduating from Prosser High School in 1936.

On June 25,1937 she married Lyle Cherry. In 1943 they purchased their Lostine ranch from Pete Crow. Velma and Lyle had four children.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lyle and son-in-law Ed Wallace. She is survived by her four children, David Cherry of Lostine, Oregon, Carol Wallace of Clarkston, Washington, Gale and his wife Frances Cherry of North Las Vegas, Nevada and Randy and his wife Grace Cherry of Lostine, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are pending and will be announced later.

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