Esther “Tess” Louise Sanderson Wallace, of Cove, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019 at her residence. A Viewing will be held at Loveland Funeral Chapel on Sunday, April 14, 2019 4:00 - 6:00pm. A Funeral Service will be held at Cove Calvary Baptist Church on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 3:00pm.
Tess was born on March 23, 1935 in Chula Vista, California to Henry “Al” and Mabelle (Phinny) Sanderson. She had two sisters, Belvin Galjour and Mabelle (Jo) Murphy. She graduated from Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach, California. She was married to her true love, James “Willie” Wallace.
Tess worked for Bank of America. She enjoyed her children and many grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed bowling, when able. Tess and Willie enjoyed their home in Cove and Imperial Beach, California and many many times, had her family for family gatherings. She was a good cook. She attended Calvary Baptist Church in Cove and later, when walking and hearing were difficult, she watched television pastors. She enjoyed playing cards (Phase 10) with her sister, Jo …especially since she beat her most of the time. (She also kept score).
Tess is survived by her children; Venice Loose of Baker City, OR, Alvin Ruston of La Grande, OR, Joann Marie Hug of Cove, OR and Deborah Jones of Cove, OR; 34 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie; daughter, Debbie Jones; parents, Al and Mabelle and sister, Belvin Galjour.