Lila M. Haines



Lila M. Haines devoted wife and loving mother, 82, of Ruch, Ore., passed away Sunday, July 19, 2009. She was born on May 26, 1927 to Clyde Burton and Fern Marie (Wright), in Hyannis, Neb.

Lila attended school in a one-room schoolhouse and was one of eight in her graduating class and went on to receive some legal training. Lila met her husband, Don, who was on leave visiting his aunt and uncle. They owned the drugstore where Lila was a Pharmacist assistant. Later they married in Eagle Rock, Calif., on Jan. 10, 1948.

Lila was an excellent cook, her kids could smell the fresh donuts and baked goods "a mile away" as they got off the school bus. She loved selling Avon so she could visit with her friends. Lila cherished the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren - she was so proud of each of them. She will be greatly missed.

Lila is survived by son, Larry Haines, of Applegate, Ore.; daughters, Connie Traister and Jennifer Newkirk, both of Ruch, Ore.; sister, Lola Buckner, of Thermopolis, Wyo.; brothers, Loydd Burton, of Baggs, Wyo. and Lyle Burton, of Hyannis, Neb.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband, Don; and two sisters, Lucille and Leta.

A memorial service for Lila will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at Ruch Community Bible Church, 190 Upper Applegate Rd. Carl Offenbacher will officiate.