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THE DALLES, OREGON --
Grace Straughan, a member of St. Peter Church here (The Dalles), died Jan. 6. She was 85.
Mrs. Straughan was born January 7, 1925, in Presidio, Texas. She grew up and graduated from high school in Texas, the served in the Navy. She worked in the shipyards and railroad as a telegrapher until retirement in 1973. She married Harry Straughan February 1973. The lived in Scappoose, Lyle, Portland and The Dalles and spent winters in Blythe, California. She was a member of St. Wenceslaus Church in Scappoose, St. Joseph in White Salmon, Washington, St. Joan of Arc Parish in Blythe and St. Peter.
She was preceded in death by her husband and brother, Mario Alarcon. She is survived by three sisters, Olga Alcantar, Carmen Montoya and Ida Olivres; her step-children, Jim Straughan and Betty Ann Jacobson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Peter Church.
[SUBMITTER NOTE: There is a small photo with this obituary.]