Former Joseph resident, Ethel Sue Morehead, died on Jan. 18, 2019 at Wildflower Lodge LaGrande, Oregon surrounded by members of her loving family.

Ethel and her twin sister Edna were born to Guy and Lillian Paulson on April 20, 1931 in Lindsay, California. They joined three older brothers Leo, Gordon and Warren.

Ethel lived in Salinas, California until her senior year of high school when she moved to LaGrande to help her brother and sister-in-law operate Pine Cone Lodge on the Grande Ronde River. It was in LaGrande that Ethel met the love of her life, Paul.

They were married on Dec. 18, 1949 and started their family in Wallowa, moved to Enterprise and eventually settled in Joseph. Together their faith and love for the Lord helped them to grow their family with strong values and commitment to each other. Left to remember Ethel and her love are her children Mike and wife Sandra, Cheryl and husband Steve, Therese and husband Mike, Becky and partner Mark, Mary and husband Ken and Amy and husband Bob, 16 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; their daughter Mary Katherine, 2 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, her parents and siblings. As a woman involved with her family and many friends Ethel will be remembered for her ability to make every one of them feel special. She was a shining light in her community and in the church where she served.

A service in her honor will be held at St. Katherine’s Catholic Church at 301 E. Garfield in Enterprise on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10:00 am. There will be a gathering in the church hall afterward. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in LaGrande at 3PM Bollman Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

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