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Services Held For Albert Vest

Albert Raymond Vest, a sawmill worker of Joseph, who had been in ill health for the past six months, passed away on January 17, 1969 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for nine days.

Mr. Vest was the son of William Harvey and Ellen Melissa Vest and was born on October 27, 1905 at Phillipsburg, Kansas. He had lived in Wallowa County for 58 years and was a veteran of World War II. On February 8, 1946 he was married at Lewiston to Mona Mae Heskett who survives him. He was a member of Lumber & Sawmill Workers Union, Local No. 2798.

Besides his wife, he leaves a foster son, Clifford Rhodes Vest of Joseph; two sisters, Mrs. Cordelia Trump of Wallowa and Mrs. Mabel Prout of La Grande; and one brother Ellis Vest of Wendell, Idaho.

Memorial services were Monday at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel with Rev. James E. Jones officiating. Mrs. Geneva Johnson was organist and Mrs. Catherine DeBoie was soloist, singing “Lead Me Gently Home, Father” and “Near to the Heart of God.”

Casket bearers were: Milo Fairchild, Victor Cronin, Lyle Boner, Bob Cole, Ralph Jewell, Brady Botts, Dean Gibbs and Everett Tucker, and vault entombment was in the Enterprise Cemetery.

The Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, 23 January 1969

Contributed by: Robert Bull

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