Sue Tolan Passes Away at 77

Sue Tolan

Billie “Sue” Tolan of Hermiston passed away in Hermiston on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at the age of 77.

She was born Aug. 31, 1940 in Spencerville, Okla., the daughter of Wallace and Jessie (Noel) Ammons. As a young child, Sue moved with her family to the community of Mayville. She lived in Mayville throughout her childhood attending grade school in Mayville and high school in Condon. She has resided in Hermiston for many years.

Sue worked in various fields throughout her career, the most recent being a special educational assistant at Hermiston High School

Sue enjoyed gardening and taking trips to the beach and to the family cabin in Starkey with her family. She was a long time member of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church and actively involved with the Catholic daughters.

Sue married James Tolan on in Hermiston, Oregon. She was preceded in death by husband, James; her parents; sister, Helen Audette Owens; infant granddaughter, Claire Michelle; infant grandson, Charles Gaston Lilly.

She is survived by son, John (Debra) Tolan of LaGrande; daughter, Debra Rene` (Dr. Michael) Harris of Bend; daughter, Colleen (Robert) LaFrance of Phoenix, AZ; son, Scott Lee Owens of Riggins, ID; daughter, Lori Shaw of Lake Stevens, WA; daughter, Lisa (Kevin) Lilly of St. Joseph, MO; son, Casey Tolan of Hermiston; daughter, Karla (Trevor) Wenning of Keizer; brothers, Harold Glen Ammons of Condon and Jimmy Lee Ammons of Summerville; sister, Patsy Ann Moffit of Pendleton; 22 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday Aug. 22, 2018 at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, followed by a Memorial Mass beginning at 11 a.m., also at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church (565 W. Hermiston Ave.). A private family interment will be in the Mayville Cemetery in Mayville.

Family suggest memorial donations in Sue’s memory be made to Catholic Daughters at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church.

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