Smith Cemetery ~ Verle Price Little ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Little, Verle Price
LAST: Little FIRST: Verle MID: Price
BORN: 15 July 1919 DIED: 23 Aug 2008 BURIED: 28 Aug 2008 (Smith Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Gridley, Butte Co, California
1940 CA CENSUS - Verle Little (20y, b Calif, occupation laborer) enumerated with wife Martha (19y, b Minn), & son Ray (1y, b Calif); Verle & Martha were living in the same place in 1935
Verle ‘Papa’ Price Little, July 15, 1919-Aug. 23, 2008
Verle “Papa” Price Little, 89, of Monmouth died Aug 23. He was born in the family home in Gridley, Calif, to Ray Alanzo Little and Mary (Mamie) Price Little. He married Martha Sadie Swallow on Oct 20, 1937. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Navy as a machinist mate 1st class. Verle worked as a machinist and maintenance mechanic for Libby, McNeil & Libby in Gridley for 35 years. He and Martha moved to Oregon in 1982. He enjoyed living in Oregon near his grandchildren, He and Martha attended most of their sports and school events. He always raised a large garden and loved to share it with his family and friends. He loved to cook and delighted in cooking for his family. Verle and Martha traveled all over the United States, which included Hawaii and Alaska, as well as Canada. They enjoyed fishing on their many trips. They loved spending the winters in Quartzsite, Ariz. Her was preceded in death by brothers, Wallace and Irvin Little, and sisters, Edith Tompkins and Elaine Mich. Survivors include his wife, Martha; sons, Ray James Little of Corvallis and Roger Verle Little of Independence; daughter, Linda Elaine Shinkle of Monmouth; brother, Jesse Little of Gridley; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Graveside service is at 11 am Thursday, Aug 28, at Smith Cemetery in Monmouth. Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements.
Itemizer Observer, Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 8A:2-3
Verle Price
July 15, 1919
August 23, 2008
Married oct. 23, 1937

[shares marker with Martila S. Little]
1940 CA CENSUS (Butte Co, Gridley, ED 4-26, sheet 5B)
Itemizer Observer, 27 Aug 2008, 8A:2-3