Nov. 29, 1907 - Oct. 4, 2003

Ila McIntosh, 95, of Prairie City died Oct. 4 at Blue Mountain Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 29, 1907, in North Platte, Neb., to Franklin Pierce and Mina Mable (MacFarland) Case.

In 1925, she married Loyd Kern in and raised two sons, Ben and Bob.

In 1954, she married Gifford McIntosh, who had three children, Jack, Annette and Sheryl.

Mrs. McIntosh spent most of her life as a housewife and operated restaurants and cooked at various institutions, such as the University of Wyoming, at Laramie hospitals, schools and for large ranch crews. She also worked as an aircraft riveter in a defense plant in Dallas, Texas, during World War II. She resided at Blue Mountain Nursing Home since April 1994.

She was a member of the Grange, Methodist Church and Rebekah Lodge. She loved camping, fishing, hunting, bowling, gardening, flowers and travel.

Mrs. McIntosh is survived by two sons, Bob Kern of Pendleton and Ben Kern of Casper, Wyo.; stepchildren, Jack McIntosh of Hermiston, Sheryl Vonwiller of John Day and Annette Larkin of Lakewood, Colo.; brother, Floyd Case of Prineville; and sister, Elsie McHenry of Gridley, Calif.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services officiated by the Rev. Darrel Johnson were held Oct. 11 at Prairie City United Methodist Church. Interment followed at Prairie City Cemetery.

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