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Thompson, Shirley Eugene – Obituary

Island City, Oregon Stanley Eugene Thompson, 59, of Island City, died from unexpected natural causes on Aug. 24 at a hospital in Boise. A celebration of life at the Island City School will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday. He was born in Arcata, Calif., on Aug. 11, 1947 to Ana Mae (Posey) and Glen Thompson. He was raised and educated in Oakland, Calif., and Eufaula, Okla. Mr. Thompson enlisted in the Navy in April of 1965. After his naval service, he moved to Government Camp and helped his father cook at the Huckleberry Inn Restaurant. He greatly enjoyed his work for the Forest Service and as a maintenance technician at Gresham Hospital. He married Lynne on Sept. 1, 1979 in Portland. Mr. Thompson went to work for the City of Island City and worked there for 21 years. He retired for medical reasons. Mr. Thompson loved to hunt and fish and most of all he loved to entertain, especially cooking for large groups of friends and family. He and his wife recently purchased their “dream retirement job,” The Hells Canyon Inn in Pine Creek. This place was conveniently located close to his favorite place to be — “at his cabin.” He is survived by his wife of La Grande; sons, Mitchell Thompson of Pine Creek, Graham Pinard, of McCall, Idaho, and Andrew Pinard of Pine Creek; daughter, Stacy Miller of Sandy; sister, Andrea Clapper of Eufaula, Okla., mother and stepfather Anna Mae and Roy Miller of Eufaula and many other relatives. Arrangements are being handled by Loveland Funeral Chapel. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Aug. 26,...

Isabelle Thankful Todd Hubbard Reed of Arcata CA

HUBBARD REED, Isabelle Thankful Todd9, (Henry D.8, Caleb7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 31, 1832, in South Hadley, Mass.; was twice married, first,(???) Hubbard; second, June 27, 1855, John L. Reed, who was born June 1, 1827. In 1875, they lived in Arcata, Humbolt Bay, Calif. Children by John L. Reed: I. Henry Oliver, b. May 6, 1856, d. May 8, 1856. II. Emma Isabelle, b. June 29,...

Buttram, Jacob Amos

Durkee, Baker County, Oregon Jacob Amos Buttram, 62, died Oct. 24, 2005, at his home in Durkee. His memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Huntington Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall. Bill Burly of the Huntington Christian Center will officiate. There will be a reception by the Huntington Sorority afterward at the VFW Hall. Amos was born on April 8, 1943, at Madera, Calif., to Ira and Gladys Buttram. He served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 1, 1967, to Oct. 8, 1969. He spent 13 months in Vietnam where he received a Bronze star. When he left the Army he was a master sergeant. He served in the National Guard from 1974 to 1976 as a master sergeant. On Jan. 10, 1972, he married Beverly Burshem from Arcata, Calif. They moved to Florence in 1972. Their son, Jake, was born while they lived there. In 1981, they moved to Houston, where he worked as chief engineer for Ramada Hotel for three years. Amos then worked as head maintenance man for 28 apartment complexes. From there, they moved to Yachats and he managed the Landmark Restaurant & Lounge. Amos and Beverly then moved to Weatherby where he worked for Nelson Construction and Idaho Sand & Gravel until he retired on April 30, 2005. He loved to hunt, fish and prospect for gold. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing with the Snake River Opry band in Huntington. He also loved gospel music and playing it at church. He and Beverly led the Praise and Worship service at the Pentecostal Church of God in Baker...

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