Vera Estelle Lashua



The memorial service for Vera Estelle Lashua will be held December 27, 2009, at 2:00 P.M. at Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, 1811 Ashland Street, Ashland. Inurnment will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Ashland.



Vera E. Lashua, 98, of Ashland, died November 21, 2009, at Avamere at Three Fountains in Medford.



Vera was born March 13, 1911, at Summit Prairie near Prineville, Ore., to J.V. and Orminne (Hawkins) Wright. The family moved to Ashland in 1914 where Vera graduated from Ashland High School in 1928 and Southern Oregon Normal School in 1932.



On March 3, 1945, in San Francisco, Calif., she married William J. Burgoyne, who preceded her in death on September 3, 1976. They moved to Ashland in 1950 from Milwaukie, Ore.



On September 26, 1980, she married Victor I. Lashua, who preceded her in death on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1988, in Ashland.



Vera taught first grade at Bellview Elementary School for twenty-two years. Auntie V was an inspiration to all her friends, and many, many former students. Her kindness and selfless grace made all their lives brighter.

Mrs. Lashua was a lifetime member of the First Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Bellview Grange where she was pianist for many years.



She is survived by nephews Jim Wright and Richard Wright of Medford, several grand-nieces, nephews, and great-grandnieces and nephews.



She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; Alta Payne and Hazel Weber, and brother; Bert Wright.

Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Ore.