Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon
Chris Wyckoff, age 84 of Rt. 1 Wallowa, died Tuesday June 27th at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise.
Mr. Wyckoff was born on April 8, 1894 at Luray, Kansas, the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Dye) Wyckoff. He served with the U.S. Army during World War I and on July 14, 1918 was married to Frances Naomi Bratton at Lucas, Kansas. They moved to Baker County on February 23, 1937. Mrs. Wyckoff preceded her husband in death on October 31, 1947. On December 28, 1949 he was married to the former Cora Ellena Bratton at Baker. They moved to Wallowa in June of 1950. She preceded him in death on December 31, 1975.
Mr. Wyckoff was a member of the Wallowa Methodist Church; World War I veterans; Wallowa Grange for over 25 years where he served as Past Master and Chaplain; was on the executive committee of the Oregon State Grange and was a member of the National Grange. In 1965 he was named Father of the Year of Wallowa County.
Survivors include his sons, Dwight Wyckoff, Wallowa; Dean Wyckoff, Bakersfield,; Burl Wyckoff, Seattle; Jean Wyckoff, Corvallis; Richard Sherley, Simi, Calif; Daughters, Mrs. Bette Lewis, Olympia, Wash.; Mrs. Ron (Barbara) Edwards, Baker; Mrs. Warner (Elaine) Stein, La Grande; 29 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; Brothers, Ralph Wyckoff, Osborne, Kansas; Howard Wyckoff, Oak Harbor, Wash.; and other relatives.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday July 1st at the Wallowa Methodist Church with Rev. Floyd White officiating. Vault internment and graveside services were held at 4:00 p.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Baker.
Those who wish may make gifts in memory of Chris Wyckoff to the Wallowa Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, July 6, 1978, Page 14
Contributed by: Sue Wells