Ida J. Dysert

Jan. 21, 1929 – Aug. 6, 2007

Ida J. (Bradshaw) Dysert, 78, of Grants Pass died Aug. 6, 2007 at Royal Gardens Health & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Klamath Falls on Jan. 21, 1929 to Viola and Jeff Bradshaw. She graduated from Sweet Home Union High School in 1946. She lived in Oregon all her life and grew up in the Willamette Valley. She married Wallace Dysert on July 3, 1952. He preceded her in death on March 6, 1994 after 42 years of marriage.

They to moved to Southern Oregon in the late 1950s, where they owned a Western Auto Store in Ashland. They moved to Grants Pass in 1966.

Mrs. Dysert was in accounting all her adult life, beginning in high school. She was an office manager for the Floyd Githens Ford Dealership in Cottage Grove and office manager for Rogue River Hardware Furniture & Appliance until the store was sold in 1987. She continued working in her home until 2003.

She was a member of the Emblem Club in Grants Pass, where she held offices including Past President.

She enjoyed fishing, RV camping, the Oregon Coast, her family, her roses and friends.

She is survived by her sons, Chester Bradshaw of Sutherlin and Jeff Bradshaw of Toledo; two daughters, Leslie Antley and husband Mike of Eugene, and Patricia Klassen and husband Bruce of Grants Pass; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Joyce Olson and Betty Ransom.

A private memorial service will be held at a later time in Lookingglass, Oregon.

Southern Oregon Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.