In Memory

Mary Ellen Powell (Groen) - Class Of 1940

Mary Ellen Powell Groen - 1922 - February 23, 2019

Mary Ellen Groen, 97, of John Day passed away at her residence in Valley View Assisted Living on Feb. 23, 2019.  She graduated from Vale High School in 1940.  Her Dad Warren Powell built several of the houses in Vale. She and her husband Vern lived in John Day and owned Abstract Title. Arrangements have been entrusted to Driskill Memorial Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Driskill Memorial Chapel. Vault interment will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Baker City at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the John Day Elks Lodge 1824 through Driskill Memorial Chapel. To leave a condolence for the family, visit