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Ida Mae Hurd

Ida Mae Hurd

OREGON – Ida Mae Hurd, 85, of Oregon, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Serenity Hospice & Home near Oregon. 

She was born Nov. 30, 1927, in Oregon, the daughter of Joseph Lee and Isabella (Sutton) Fletcher. Ida graduated from Oregon High School in 1945. She married LaVerne R. Hurd on June 16, 1946, in Oregon. Laverne preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2008. 

Ida worked for Oregon Sewing Factory and the Coffee Cup. She did alterations for National Clothing, and worked at Dairy Freeze. She and her husband, LaVerne, owned and operated Oregonaire Restaurant in Oregon for 13 years, from 1970 to 1983. In her later years, she worked at the dollar store in Oregon until the age of 83. She enjoyed traveling and camping at the Good Sam Campgrounds. She attended First Baptist Church in Byron. She enjoyed spending time with her faithful companion, Hans. 

She is survived by her four children, Gary Hurd of Oregon, Sharon Daves of Pocatello, Idaho, Wayne (Jane) Hurd of Byron, and Sherry Crumbaker of Mount Morris; brother, Harry (Valdean) Fletcher, and sister, Freda Engelkes, both of Oregon; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Richard and Jan Andrist, Pat Hoetz, Deb King, Sid Rhodes, and Larry Severns.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, LaVerne; five brothers, Robert, John, George, Frank, and Joe; three sisters, Mary, Helen, and Bessie; one granddaughter, Cory; and one great-grandson, Brady. 

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. Seventh St., Oregon, with the Rev. Randy Snider, pastor of First Baptist Church of Byron, officiating. Burial will be at Byron Cemetery. 

A memorial has been established to First Baptist Church in Byron. 

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