May 12, 1926 - Nov. 6, 2010
LaNita "Nita" Yates, Walla Walla, passed away Nov. 6, 2010, at Regency at the Park in College Place, at the age of 84 years. There will be no funeral services. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice through the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St., Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.
Nita was born May 12, 1926, in Walla Walla, the daughter of Dillard D. and Helen M. Dakin York. She grew up in Walla Walla, attending local schools and graduating from Walla Walla High School in 1948. After her graduation from high school, she attended college in Cheney, Wash., where she received a bachelor's degree. Nita taught in the schools in the Walla Walla area. She later opened Nita's New and Used Furniture Store and JY Auctions. The last time she worked as an auctioneer was at her yard sale in 2008. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and bead work (which she learned from the Umatilla Indians.
Nita is survived by a daughter, Jody Yates-Taylor of Portland.