Daily Courier - 27 Jul 2002
Clara Biles LeVeille, 100, of Rogue River died July 19, 2002, at an adult foster care home in Grants Pass.
No services are planned at this time. Perl Funeral Home in Medford is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
LeVeille was born July 1, 1902, in Zearing, Iowa. At the age of 7, she traveled by covered wagon to Neosho, Mo., and later to Burlington, Ark., where she attended public schools. In 1919, in Harrison, Ark., she married Henry Clay Biles. She moved to Gold Hill in 1924 from Sanger, Calif. In addition to being a homemaker, she managed the Old Wallers Inn in Rogue River until her retirement. After her retirement, she worked at the Rogue River Senior Center for several years.
She was a member of the Rogue River Seniors, the Home Extension Unit in Foots Creek and the Flower Club in Foots Creek.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting lap robes for the elderly and helping others.
Survivors include a son, Robert L. Biles of Grants Pass; a daughter, May Brecount of Rogue River; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
A son, Ross Biles, and a daughter, Bonnie Jean Biles Ayers, died before her.
Grandma Gaddy's sister Clara lived to be 100!
Below is Clara Thomas Biles Levielle and her granddaughter, Barbara Biles and son Laurence Ross Biles 1940.