Kristina "May" Hyder, of Mt. Vernon, died Nov. 30, 2005. She was 75.

A funeral service was held Nov. 5 at Driskill Memorial Chapel. Richard Smarr of Blue Mountain Home Health officiated.

Mrs. Hyder was born Jan. 19, 1930 in Burns to Peter and Gladys (Morris) Holmberg. She graduated from high school in Mt. Vernon in 1947. She married Charles Hyder Oct. 19, 1947.

Mrs. Hyder worked at home raising three sons, Ron, Alvin and Eddie. She enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time in the mountains. She also liked crocheting and riding horses, in her younger days.

Mrs. Hyder is survived by her husband of 58 years, Charles Hyder; her three sons, Ron and wife, Carol Hyder, of Monument, Alvin and his wife, Cindy Hyder, of Mt. Vernon and Eddie of Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to OHSU Osteoporosis Research through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241. S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.

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