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Berry, Cleve – Obituary

Wallowa, Oregon Cleve L. Berry, 71, of Pendleton, died July 30, 2005. Funeral services will he held Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. at the Wallowa Cemetary. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Wallowa County Chieftain – Thursday, August 04, 2005 Cleve Lee Berry, 71, of Pendleton, died of cancer July 30, 2005. A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Aug. 5, at the Wallowa Cemetery. Mr. Berry was born May 30, 1934, at Wallowa, to Charles and Ione Berry. He attended Wallowa High School and later was employed by B.W. James Logging Company. He and his family moved from Joseph to Brookings where they lived from 1956 until 1975. He worked at South Coast Lumber Company for a time before joining the Brookings Police Department. He worked as a city patrolman for more than five years. From 1964 to 1969, he was employed as a Curry County Deputy Sheriff under Sheriff Allen Boice. He worked as a security guard, a livestock broker, trapper, commercial fisherman, a school bus driver, a co-owner/operater of Our Place Pizza Parlor at Harbor and a Curry County brand inspector. He was a member and officer with the Pelican Bay Archery Club in Brookings during the 1950s and 60s and was a member of Brookings Elks Lodge while serving in law enforcement. He was an avid supporter of the National Rifle Association and the Trappers Association. As an active outdoorsman he rode horseback, camped and went sightseeing in the high Wallowa Mountain lakes and thoughout the Eagle Cap wilderness. He fished and hunted big game with his family in...

Williams, Mildred E. Hawkins Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Mildred E. Williams, 96, of Hermiston, a former longtime Baker City resident, died Dec. 5, 2004, at Ashley Manor in Hermiston. Her memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Burial of her cremains will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. She was born at Brookings on Feb. 16, 1908, to Lester and Nettie Robison Hawkins. She was a member of the Baker City First Christian Church, the Missouri Flat Grange and the Order of Eastern Star, Baker and Sumpter chapters. She married David R. Williams on Sept. 17, 1935, at San Diego. She was preceded in death by her husband, David R. Williams; a brother, Lester Hawkins; and a sister, Delores Moragne. Survivors include her son, Michael R. Williams of Umatilla; a daughter, Carol Evitts of Hermiston; three grandchildren, David Ego of Hermiston, David Williams, living in Cuba and Susan Yraguen of Ontario; five great-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one niece and five nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 10, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

Long, Rush Ernest – Obituary

Rush Ernest Long, 86, of Pine Creek, died March 6, 2005, at his home. His memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Oxbow Christian Fellowship Church at the Oxbow Schoolhouse. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception at the church after the service. Rush Ernest was born on Sept. 3, 1918, to Elizabeth and Harry Long at Ponca City, Okla. He was raised and educated at Ponca City. His parents were ranchers until the Depression. They moved to California in 1936. In 1938 he married Mary Cecil at Compton, Calif. Early in his life he worked as an electrician helper until the war started. He then went to work in the shipyards in Portland, then to Tillamook at the blimp base. He then worked at the military hospital at White City, then to Klamath Falls to open the Marine Air Field. Shortly after arriving in Klamath Falls, the war ended. He and his family stayed in Klamath Falls until 1959 when he moved to Brookings and went into the electrical contracting business. He stayed in that position until his retirement. In his retirement he moved to his “favorite place,” Northeastern Oregon. Rush and Mary had two children, Rush L. and Cathy. Rush was a good provider. He always worked hard and brought home a good living. He was an honest man whose word was his bond — his kids learned that at an early age. If he told you something, you could count on it being true. His favorite pastimes were hunting and fishing. He was also a very good rifle shot and...

Miller, Inez E. Wellman Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Inez E. Miller, 81, of Heppner, a Baker City native, died Dec. 7, 2004, at Hermiston Terrace Assisted Living Facility. Her funeral was Monday at the United Methodist Church in Heppner. A concluding service and interment was at the Heppner Masonic Cemetery. Mrs. Miller was born on Sept. 4, 1923, at Baker City to Homer and Lucy Hunt Wellman. She grew up and attended school at Baker City where she graduated from high school. She attended and graduated from Eastern Oregon College (Eastern Oregon University) at La Grande. She began teaching at Riverside School in Pendleton. She married Sgt. Richard T. Meador on May 16, 1945. He was stationed with the U.S. Air Corps at Walla Walla, Wash. The couple lived at Heppner for most of their married lives. Mrs. Miller taught her first kindergarten class in 1949. She continued teaching other classes in the Morrow County School District until her retirement in 1976. She especially enjoyed seeing students she had taught and was always proud of their accomplishments. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Meador, in 1975. In 1980, she married Robert A. Miller at Los Osos, Calif. They lived at Brookings where they operated a commercial fishing business. Mr. Miller died in 1999. Survivors include her daughters, Leslee Meador of Heppner and Tami Sneddon of Mount Vernon, Wash.; grandchildren, Genny Sneddon, Jeff Sneddon and Amanda Sneddon; a brother, Stanley Wellman of Baker City; stepson, Robin Miller of Federal Way, Wash.; and stepmother, Effie Turner of Baker City. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Sue Meador in 1959. Memorial...

Rykken, Clarence Norman – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Clarence Norman Rykken, 67, of Baker City died March 10, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. There will be a celebration of his life at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, 1995 Fourth St. The Rev. Susan Barnes will officiate. There will be a reception afterward at the church. Norman, as he preferred to be called, was born at Ashland to Clarence T. and Beryl Rykken on Nov. 23, 1938. He lived in Ashland until he graduated from high school in 1956 and joined the Forest Service. He worked for the Forest Service for a few years before joining the U.S. Army as an engineer. He was in the Army from 1962 to 1964 and then returned to the Forest Service, where he worked until his retirement in 1995. Norman met Layle Bostwick and her daughter, Kim. He married Layle in 1966 and moved to Union Creek. They later moved to Brookings, where they lived until 1997 when Norman and Layle moved to Baker City with his mother, Beryl. He was greatly loved and will be missed, his family said. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Layle; daughter, Kim; son-in-law, Randy; two grandchildren, Kelly and Steven; and two sisters. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 17, 2006 Transcribed by: Belva...

Allen, Edna Lorene Barnett Mrs. – Obituary

Edna Lorene Allen, 92, of Brookings, Ore., died May 25, 2007, at a local care facility of natural causes. She was born May 28, 1914, in Colville, Wash., to James M. and Hazel Luella (Kissell) Barnett. When she was a small child, the family moved to Sumpter Valley, Baker County, Ore., where she was raised. She married Ralph Benjamin Allen on Feb. 28, 1934, in the Barnett family home in Sumpter Valley, by Ralph’s father. The Allen family were farmers and later her husband worked on the Sumpter Valley bucket line gold ridge. Two children were born at this time, and she enjoyed her role as mother. The family went dancing on weekends and played cards in the evenings, cutting wood, and trout fishing together. After the family moved to Smith River, Calif., in 1955, Mr. Allen worked in the lumber industry and Mrs. Allen worked as a cook in Smith River School, in Smith River, Calif., for 20 years. It was a joy for her to be able to cook for two of her own grandchildren during that time. Mrs. Allen worked hard all her life until retirement in the 1970’s, but then enjoyed gardening, gambling in Reno, dancing at the Elks Lodge in Brookings, and playing bridge in tournaments in Crescent City. She had a pioneer spirit all her life. She lived the last three years of her life in Curry Good Samaritan Center where she continued to touch lives. She is survived by her son Dale Allen of Los Gatos, Calif; grandson, Bruce Allen of Sausalito, Calif.; granddaughters, Carole Allen of Bakersfield, Calif., and Cecilia Allen...

Morin, Claude Orin – Obituary

Claude Orin Morin, 97, of Brookings, a former Baker County resident, died Feb. 13, 2008, at a Brookings hospital of age-related causes. His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 1995 Fourth St. He was born on March 30, 1910, at the mouth of Pine Creek in Baker County. He was the sixth of nine children born to Lewis Calvin and Laura Ellen Phillips Morin. As a young child, he moved to Hereford, where the family homesteaded a cattle ranch. He attended school in Haines. He was a 1933 graduate of Oregon State University at Corvallis where he earned a bachelor’s degree in forestry. On Dec. 31, 1930, he married Olive Josephine Harrison at Weiser, Idaho. The couple made their first home at Sumpter. They had three sons, Claude Jr., Harold and Forest. Mrs. Morin died on June 20, 1964. Mr. Morin married Elaine Horne Liddell on April 28, 1972. She died on April 19, 2007. He was employed by the U.S. Forest Service, and the family moved with his employment transfers to Wisconsin and several areas of Oregon and Idaho. He was stationed in New Meadows, Idaho, for 13 years before transferring to the regional office at Ogden, Utah. His final career move was to the national headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mr. Morin retired from the Forest Service in 1973. In retirement, Mr. Morin traveled extensively throughout the United States and to many areas of the world including Egypt and the Holy Lands, Spain and other European countries. The Morins were members of the first group to travel to China after the...

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