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Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon

Kittie Austin Laid To Rest

Memorial services were held Monday afternoon from the Booth-Bollman Chapel for Kittie Mabel Austin, who passed away at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital February 1, 1957, following a two-day illness. Rev. Leslie B. Bailey officiated with Rev. James Sinclair, soloist, and Mrs. John Sinclair at the piano. Songs were “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere”. Burial was in the Enterprise cemetery beside her husband who passed away in January of 1949. Pallbearers were: Armel Cole, Guy Murrill, Spencer Bacon, Jack Sturm, Clyde Wulff and Doke Cole.

Kittie Mabel Austin was born January 28, 1879 at Lawrence, Kansas, the daughter of William and Sarah Cochran, and on March 10, 1902 was united in marriage to L.M. Austin of Enterprise, Oregon.

She crossed the plains with her family when six months old, settling in the Paloose, Washington country with the family later moving to the Deer Creek section of Wallowa County at Paradise. Mrs. Austin had made her home in Wallowa County continuously for the past fifty-eight years where she was a fine neighbor and friend to all who knew her.

Survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Wilma) Murrill, of Flora; Mrs. Dave (Lola) Parsley of Peck, Idaho; two brothers, N.H. Cochran of La Center, Washington; and Walter M. Cochran of Pendleton, Oregon; grandchildren, Manford and Melva Parsley; Nola, Bill and Don Murrill of Flora.

Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, February 7, 1957
Contributed by: Sue Wells

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