PROSSER - Lida (Wilson) DeBord, 82, of Prosser, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Feb. 14, 2003.
She was born in Denver, Colo., on Sept. 27, 1920 to Carl and Helen (McGovern) Cochrane. When she was nine-years-old, her family moved to Portland, Ore., and she graduated from Grant High School in 1938. She worked at a movie theater as an usher and at Oaks Park Roller Skating Rink where she met her future husband.
On July 26, 1941 she married Edward R. Wilson. They moved to Troutdale, Ore., in 1949 where they raised their children and she was a homemaker. After divorce, Mrs. DeBord worked for Curtis Publishing Company. On Jan. 4, 1975, she married Jack DeBord. They owned and operated the Spur Tavern in Portland, Ore., and the Schooner Tavern in Astoria, Ore., before retiring in the late 70s and moving to Ocean Park. They enjoyed living on the beach. She later moved to Prosser to be closer to family.
Mrs. DeBord enjoyed playing bridge, bingo and pinochle. She took part in many of the activities at the Prosser Senior Center. She enjoyed aqua aerobics at the Prosser Fitness Center. She was also a member of the Eagles Lodge, the American Contract Bridge League, the Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority, Inc., and was a member of Women of Elks in Gresham, Ore.
Mrs. DeBord is survived by her daughter, Carla Willard and husband Jim of Prosser; sons, Tom Wilson of Grants, N.M., Greg Wilson and wife Margo of Orangeville, Calif., and Kelly Wilson and wife Margaret of Fayettesville, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Poncho. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack in 1992 and her sister, Madelyn LeRoy.
A memorial service was held on Feb. 19 at the Prosser Funeral Home.