Anna L. (Grow) Boales, 91, died on Oct. 9 in Redmond.
She was born on April 9, 1920, in St. Johns, now a neighborhood area of Portland, to Frank and Opal (Glancy) Grow.
Boales graduated from Lincoln High School in Portland, one of the two oldest public high schools west of the Mississippi River.
After high school she married Raymond F. Yackee. He died while serving in the United States Navy during World War II. She later married James Boales on Oct. 31, 1946, who was also in the United States Navy, and made it a career.
During World War II, Boales served her country by working as a welder of ships in Portland. She later became an operator for the telephone company and served in this capacity for many years.
After her husband retired from the Navy in the early 1960s, she moved to Burns, and later to Redmond.
Boales became a member of Emmaus Lutheran in Redmond, and then a member of Concordia Lutheran Mission in Terrebonne.
Boales enjoyed gardening, reading poetry and writing children’s stories. She had a love for the arts, and enjoyed hearing all the news about her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Boales is survived by her daughters, Pennelopy, Doni and Mary Ann; brothers, Charles and James; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by both husbands, Ray and James, and granddaughter, Alecia.
A funeral service for Boale was held Oct. 15 at Redmond Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. To sign the guestbook go to: