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Biography of Joseph K. Vincent

More than thirty-seven years have passed since Judge Vincent arrived in Idaho, and he is justly numbered among her honored pioneers and leading citizens. He has been prominently identified with her business life, being connected with mining, agricultural and commercial interests, and although he has rounded the psalmist’s span of three-score years and ten, and although the snows of many winters have whitened his hair, he has the vigor of a much younger man, and in spirit and interest seems yet in his prime. Old age is not necessarily a synonym of weakness or inactivity. It needs not suggest, as a matter of course, want of occupation or helplessness. There is an old age that is a benediction to all- that comes in contact with it, that gives out of its rich stores of learning and experience, and which, in its active connection with the affairs of life, puts to shame many a younger man, who grows weary of the cares and struggles and would fain shift to other shoulders the burdens which he should carry. Of such an honored type Judge Vincent, now in the evening of life, is a representative. A native of New England, he was born in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, June 26, 1822, and is of Welsh and English ancestors, who were early settlers of Salem. His grandmother, his father and he himself were all born in the same house, one of the oldest residences of Salem, and long occupied by his ancestors. His paternal grandfather was one of the heroes of the Revolution. Joseph Vincent, the father of the Judge, married Letitia Pease,...

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...

Zeigler Elroy H. – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Elroy H. Zeigler Jr., 87, of Elgin, died at his home Nov. 7. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Elroy was born Nov. 13, 1919, to Elroy and Neoma P. (Meek) Zeigler in Esbon, Kan. The family moved to Colorado, then to Langlois. Elroy went into the service in 1942 and served in the Army as a mail carrier. He married Grace L. Armstrong in January 1946 in Seattle. The couple moved to McKinley and lived there for more than 50 years. Elroy worked for the Coos County Road Department and in the woods. He loved to hunt and play music for the Old Time Fiddlers in Coquille. They moved to Elgin in 1997 to be closer to family and for health reasons. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Charles Washburn of La Grande; four grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Robert M. and Joyce Zeigler of California; and many nieces, nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart-N-Home Hospice, 1435 Campbell St., Baker City 97814. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending November 17,...

Horn, Sandra G. – Obituary

Sandra G. Horn, 69, of Elgin, died Feb. 20 at St. Vincent Hospital in Beaverton of cancer. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday at the Elgin Christian Church, 1335 Division St. in Elgin. The Rev. Steve Kirkeby will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial luncheon and celebration of life directly following the services at the Elgin Community Center, 260 N. 10th Ave. Sandra was born Jan. 31, 1939, to Pete and Pearl Wood in Gold Beach. She graduated from Bandon High School in 1958. She worked at the Bandon cheese factory as a teenager during the summers and then at the Bandon Box Factory after graduation. Sandra married Vance R. Horn Sept. 12, 1959, in Bandon. The couple moved to Elgin in 1967 and raised two children: Jeff Horn, now of Summerville, and Debra Horn-Schram, now of Salem. Vance later died. Sandra worked at the Stella Mayfield Elementary School as a special education instructional aide for many years during the 1970s and ’80s. She had been a past member of the Union County Cowbells and belonged to the Ladies Coffee and Birthday Club in Elgin for many years. She was an avid crafter, passing many hours knitting and crocheting. She was baptized into the Catholic faith on Feb. 15, 2008, and attended mass regularly at St. Mary’s Church in Shaw and at the Providence St. Vincent Chapel while in the hospital in Beaverton. In 1982, she met Larry Gilliam of Elgin, who has been her domestic partner for 26 years. Larry and Sandra moved to The...

Burgess, Eliza Ann Horn – Obituary

Services for Mrs. Eliza A. Burgess, 66, Vale resident for the past 35 years who died in her home Sunday [January 7, 1968], was at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Chapel of the Roses at Payette, with Elder Harry Sunday Fry of Payette Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints officiating. Mrs. Burgess was born in Ellensburg, Wash., Oct. 16, 1901. In 1915 she moved with her family to Oregon, settling in Curry County. She was married to Fred Burgess, December 19, 1922 in Coquille, Ore. They lived in Curry County 11 years and came to Vale in 1933. They were engaged in farming near Vale until retirement in 1955. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two sisters, Edna McNeel of Broadbent, Ore., and Eunice Horn of North Bend, Ore., and two brothers, Harold Horn of Cottonwood, Ariz. And Oliver Horn of Eureka, Calif. Two brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Burgess was a member of the Reorganized Church of Latter-Day Saints, No. 352 World War I Barracks Auxiliary and Farm Bureau and was a past member of Vale Grange. Interment was in Rosedale Cemetery at Payette. Services were under direction of High’s Chapel in Vale. Pallbearers were Walter Laurance, Walter Lester, Stanley Dentinger, Stanley Millikin, Virgil Glaves and Steven Conrey, all members of No. 352 World War I Barracks. The contributions may be made to a memorial fund established at the reorganized LDS Church in Payette. They may be sent to William Nelson, Route 2, New Plymouth. Argus Observer, January 11, 1968 Contributed by: Shelli...

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...

Curry County, Oregon Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Curry County ORGenWeb Project Bagnell Ferry Cemetery Barlow Cemetery Bald Ridge Cemetery Battle Rock Gravesite Benham Lane Pioneer Cemetery Billings Cemetery Cape Blanco Pioneer Cemetery Carpenter Cemetery Clarno Springs Cemetery Clay Hill Cemetery Colonel Munsey Cemetery Colvin Cemetery Cooley Cemetery Costelloe Cemetery Crew Cemetery Denmark Cemetery Dr. Cooper Cemetery Fort Orford Cemetery Foster Creek Cemetery Fox Hill Cemetery Fry Cemetery Geisel Monument Graveyard Point Cemetery Haines Cemetery Huckleberry Knoll Cemetery Hucktill Cemetery Iron Mountain Cemetery Lucas Cemetery McFarland Cemetery Merriman Cemetery Meservey Cemetery Mule Creek Cemetery Oak Flat Cemetery Ocean View Cemetery Old Brookings Cemetery Payne Family Cemetery Pistol River Cemetery Port Orford Cemetery Quilhaugh Cemetery Tichenor Cemetery Truax Cemetery Van Pelt Cemetery Wheeler Cemetery William James Ward Memorial Cemetery Woodruff Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Curry County USGenWeb Archives Curry County Cemetery Locations Bagnell Ferry Cemetery, Rumley Hill Cemetery Bald Ridge Cemetery, Marial Barlow Cemetery, near Marial Battle Rock Cemetery, Port Orford Benham Lane Pioneer Cemetery, Harbor Big Meadows/Billings Cemetery, near Illahee Cape Blanco Pioneer (Hughes) Cemetery, Port  Orford Carpenter (Snodgrass) Cemetery, near Carpenterville Clarno Springs Cemetery Clay Hill Cemetery, near Agness Colonel Muncy Gravesite Cooley Cemetery, Harbor Dr. Cooper Gravesite Costelloe Cemetery Crew Cemetery Fort Orford Gravesite Foster Creek Cemetery, Illahee Cemetery Fox Hill Cemetery Fry Cemetery Geisel Monument Gold Beach Pioneer Cemetery, Near Rogue River Another survey Graveyard Point Cemetery Haines Cemetery Huckleberry Knoll Cemetery Iron Mountain Cemetery, Langlois Langlois Cemetery Lucas Gravesite Merriman Cemetery Meservey Cemetery Mule...

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...
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