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LaBaun, George Bradford – Obituary

George Bradford LaBaun, 82, a Baker City resident from 1996 until moving recently with his wife to Roseburg, died Dec. 29, 2004, with his family at his bedside after several years of battling with a rare lung disease. His memorial service was Jan. 3 at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit. A celebration of his life will be scheduled later at Corvallis. He was born on Feb. 13, 1922, at Sheridan, Wyo., to George and Cora Burdick LaBaun. When he was 2 years old he moved with his parents to Eugene. He was a 1939 graduate of Eugene High School. After completing two years of engineering at Oregon State University, he worked as an engineer at Boeing Aircraft Co., the Spokane Army Air Depot and Lockheed Aircraft Co. before enlisting in the U.S. Army. During World War II, George served in the Pacific Theater as a combat engineer in the 715th Ordinance DLM Co. (“Flaming Bomb”). After his discharge, George worked 10 years as a construction superintendent, before returning to OSU to continue his education. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering and began teaching at OSU. Later, as a liaison between OSU Civil Engineering and the construction industry, he was instrumental in creating the Construction Engineering Management Program at Oregon State University. Professor LaBaun taught at OSU for 28 years and retired in 1984. He married his high school sweetheart, Jean Margaret Watson on Oct. 4, 1941. They recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. George was a dedicated provider and loyal caretaker for his family. His grandchildren have referred to him as humorous, adventurous, generous,...

Densmore, Luella Harrison Ewing Mrs. – Obituary

Luella Harrison Densmore, 91, of Pendleton, died Feb. 20, 2005, at Willowbrook Terrace in Pendleton. At her request, there will be no funeral services. Arrangements are in care of Bishop Funeral Chapel in Pendleton. Mrs. Densmore was born in New Bridge on April 14, 1913, the daughter of William and Lavina Chipman Ewing. She lived her younger years in New Bridge, where she received her education. She married Victor Lee Harrision in Payette, Idaho, on Nov. 18, 1929. They had a son, Harvey L. Harrison. She lived in Myrtle Creek for several years and was a beautician. Mr. Densmore preceded her in death in Myrtle Creek on Nov. 9, 1988. She later married Sheldon Lee Densmore. She had resided in Pendleton since 1989 to be near her son and his family. Mrs. Densmore is survived by her son, Harvey Harrison, and his wife, Merledene, of Pendleton; a granddaughter, Holly Harrison Davis, and her husband, Jeffrey, of Pendleton; three great-grandchildren, Kendall, Mason and Mallory Davis, all of Pendleton; a sister, Veda Ewing Knoblauch of Baker City; a niece, Sharla Knoblauch Stevens of Old Town, Idaho; two nephews, Carlton Knoblauch of New Orleans and Duane Ewing of Baker City; stepdaughter, Shelley Mazoral of Bend and two sisters-in-law, Doloros Densmore Holloway of Scio and Barbara Densmore Baxter of Jefferson. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 25, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

Wilson, Ira, Jr. – Obituary

Ira Wilson Jr., 94, of Portland, a former longtime Baker City resident, died Jan. 29, 2005, at Portland. There will be no service. Mr. Wilson was born on Aug. 18, 1910, at Roseburg. He and his wife, Sylvia, were married in 1945. She died in 1977. He attended Tigard High School and served in the U.S. Army from Feb. 25, 1942, to Oct. 8, 1945. He lived in Baker City from 1947 to 1978 where he worked in the sawmill. Survivors include his nieces, Hope Wilson, Dawn Wilson Stricklin, Becky Wilson Freeman and Marsha Wilson, all of Portland; a nephew, Steven Wilson of Portland; and sister-in-law, Lucille Wilson of Portland. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 3, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

Miller, Hudson Linden – Obituary

Hudson Linden Miller, 84, of Dolan Springs, Ariz., died Feb. 8, 2005, in Kingman, Ariz., of congestive heart failure. His funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane in Baker City. Bishop Tom Brock of Baker Valley Ward will conduct the service. Public visitation will be Saturday from noon until 1 p.m. in the Relief Society Room at the church. He was born Sept., 22, 1920, at Midvale, Idaho, to Philip and Alice Miller. He served as a cook in the Army Air Corps during World War II, ranched in Baker County for many years and retired from Roseburg Lumber in Roseburg in 1985. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for many years, serving in many capacities including two full-time missions. He is survived by his four children: Nina Stephens, Alice Sheldon, Philip Miller and LaFawn Smith and their families; his second wife, Berniece Miller, and six stepchildren: Shirley Benjamin, Leland Carlson, Ralph Carlson, Dennis Carlson, Ivan Carlson and Louise Cunningham and their families. He was beloved by all. He was preceded in death by his beloved Anna in 1966, and by one infant daughter, Maryann. Contributions in Mr. Miller’s memory can be made to the LDS Mission Fund through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 11, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

Lethlean, Betty E. Bennett Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Betty E. Lethlean, 79, a long-time Baker City resident, died May 5, 2004, at her daughter’s home. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Baker City Christian Church, 2998 Eighth St. Pastor Roger Scovil will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 p.m. tonight at Coles Funeral Home. Betty was born on Nov. 21, 1924, at St. Louis, Mo. She was a daughter of Gordon and Esmerilda Tippett Bennett. She married William Ivan Gilliland and they moved to Baker City in 1944. He was killed in a logging accident in 1960. In September 1965, she married Carl “Bill” Lethlean at Prineville. In 1972, they moved to Roseburg, where they lived until Bill retired. They then moved to Waldport, before returning to Baker City in 1991 where they made their home together until his death in 1998. Betty loved gardening and being outdoors. She enjoyed being with her family and reading. She was a member of Baker City Christian Church. Survivors include her children, Bonnie Jean Gentry, and her husband, Homer, of Haines, William R. Gilliland and his wife, Nancy, of Waldport, Kenneth “K.C.” Gilliland of Pendleton, and June Marie Coller of Hermiston; stepchildren, Merle L. Lethlean and Gary Wallace Lethlean of Newport; brother and sister-in-law, Burton and Mescal Paine of Hermiston; sister, Donna Moore of Washington; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and special friends, Mary and Don Plumber of Richland and Alfred and Elenor Glenn of Boise; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands, William Gilliland and Carl...

Biography of David Morey

David Morey, one of the pioneers of Redlands, was born in Perry County, Pennsylvania, in 1824. His father, Jacob Morey, moved to Delaware County, Ohio, at an early day, and took a farm out of the woods. He died there at the age of ninety years. His mother, Barbara (Jacobs) Morey, is still living, at the advanced age of ninety-two years. The subject of this sketch left home at the age of fourteen to learn the cabinet trade. He worked at this trade in Marysville, and in 1842 went to Indianapolis, where he remained until 1845. He then went to Lexington, Kentucky, and in 1850 started from St. Louis across the plains to California. They left Independence, Missouri, May 10, 1850, and were on the way four months to Nevada City, California. Mr. Morey, like many others, engaged in mining from 1850 to 1858. He then went to Scottsburg, Oregon, where he worked at the cabinet trade and ship-joining on river steamers. Then he went to Columbia River and helped built steamers. After this he came back to the Cascades and built the steamer “Iris;” then to Puget Sound, to Victoria, and finished the steamer “Alexandria,” for William Moore. He then went to Umpqua River and built the steam sawmill and the schooners, “William F. Brown,” “Pacific” and “Mary Cleveland.” In 1870 he went to San Francisco, and from there to Watsonville, where he engaged in the gunsmith business for ten years. About this time he invented the ” straw-burner,” and sold the right of the Pacific coast for $5,000. The right was infringed, and he had to defend...

Halberg, Opal Ellen Abbott Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Opal Ellen Halberg, 75, died March 3, 2004, at her home in Baker City. Her private graveside service will be Tuesday at the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Myrtle Creek. Mrs. Halberg was born at Enid, Okla., on July 6, 1928, to Jacob and Rachel Abbott. She married her high school sweetheart, Lewis Cox, in 1945 and shortly afterward moved to the West Coast. She lived at Myrtle Creek and at Canyonville for several years before relocating in Baker City in 1991. She was a caring neighbor and enjoyed her hobby of collecting cookie jars. Survivors include her sisters, Theda Needles and Pearl Robinson, both of San Antonio, Texas, and Audrey Hoover of Beaver, Okla.; two sons, Lewis Cox Jr. of Walla Walla, Wash., and Michael Cox of Riddle; a daughter, Bonnie Church of Condon; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three husbands, Lewis Cox, Bert Newton, and Bill Halberg; her sister, Ester Mock; and her brother, Richard Abbott. Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 19, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

Dunlavy, Phyllis Lillian Crabill Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Phyllis Lillian Dunlavy, 90, of Corvallis, a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 25, 2004, at her home. Her graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. The Rev. William McCarthy will officiate. Phyllis was born on June 22, 1913, at Baker City to Roy and Blanche Phillips Crabill. She was the granddaughter of Philander Crabill, an early settler in Baker City. She attended Baker schools and was a Baker High School graduate. She attended Eastern Oregon College of Education (now Eastern Oregon University) at La Grande, which was a two-year normal school at that time. She married Cecil Hauntz in 1933. They had one child and were later divorced. In 1940, Phyllis married L.B. “Curly” Harradine. They made their home at Pendleton. Both were members of the Pendleton Gun Club, where Phyllis won many shooting events. She was the Oregon State Ladies Skeet Champion in 1947-48. She also became a very good golfer. Mr. Harradine died in 1960 and Phyllis returned to Eastern Oregon for a year to renew her teaching certificate. She taught first grade at the Riverside School in Pendleton for 14 years. She married William Dunlavy in 1966. They bought a nine-acre farm 17 miles from Pendleton and Phyllis was able to have a big garden and to grow her own fruits and vegetables. Phyllis and her husband moved to Roseburg in 1984 to be near her daughter. Mr. Dunlavy died in 1989. Phyllis moved to Corvallis in 1996. She loved to travel. She made two trips to Europe and on her 80th birthday, she traveled...

Douglas County, Oregon Census

Douglas County was formed from Umpqua County in 1852. 1860 Douglas County, Oregon Census Free 1860 Census Form for your Research Free 1860 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1860 Douglas County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1860 U.S. Census Guide 1870 Douglas County, Oregon Census Free 1870 Census Form for your Research Free 1870 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1870 Douglas County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1870 U.S. Census Guide 1880 Douglas County, Oregon Census Free 1880 Census Form for your Research Free 1880 Census Transcription Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1880 Douglas County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Free 1880 Census Index Surname A Surname B Surname C Surname D-F Surname G Surname H-I Surname J-L Surname M-N Surname O-Q Surname R Surname S Surname T-V Surname W-Z Free 1880 Census Transcription Calapoosa Precinct, 1 of 2 Calapoosa Precinct, 2 of 2 Camas Valley/Cow Creek Precinct Canyonville Village & Precinct Coles Valley Precinct Deer Creek Precinct. 1 of 2 Deer Creek Precinct, 2 of 2 Elkton Precinct Gardiner District Looking Glass Precinct Mt. Scott Myrtle Creek Precinct Pass Creek Precinct Yoncalla Precinct Scottsburg Precinct Ten Mile Precinct Hosted at Census Guide 1880 U.S. Census Guide 1890 Douglas County, Oregon Census Free 1890 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1890 Veterans Schedule $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1890 U.S. Census...

Douglas 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 Douglas County ORGenWeb Project Freeman Cemetery Wimberly Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Coles Valley Cemetery Cole Valley Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Glendale Memorial Cemetery Association List of Burials Cemeteries hosted at Thomason Tribal Cemetery Thomason Tribal Cemetery Tyee View Cemetery (Photos) Cemeteries hosted at Douglas County USGenWeb Archives Civil Bend Pioneer Cemetery Drain Cemetery Dillard Cemetery Elkton Cemetery Gardiner Cemetery Lookingglass Cemetery Melrose Cemetery Metz Hill Cemetery Murray Cemetery Nichols Family Cemetery Noah Cemetery Pioneer Cemetery, Myrtle Creek, abandoned Reedsport Cemetery, 1965 Riddle Cemetery Tenmile Methodist Cemetery Wimberly Cemetery Cemetery Photos Hosted at Douglas County USGenWeb Archives Cole Valley Cemetery Lookingglass Cemetery Metz Hill Cemetery Roseburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery St Joseph Catholic Cemetery Cemeteries Hosted at Douglas County Oregon Gravestones Applegate Family Cemetery Applegate Pioneer Cemetery Bland Mountain Cemetery Cemetery Butte Falls Cemetery Cemetery Civil Bend Cemetery Foster Farm Cemetery Rondeau Cemetery Cemetery Roseburg National Cemetery Roseburg Catholic Cemetery Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery Cemeteries Hosted at Douglas County Oregon Political Graveyard Cemeteries Hosted at Oregon Pioneer Cemeteries 2 Unknown Cemeteries Cemetery hosted at Roseburg National Cemetery Nationwide Grave Site Locator Cemeteries Hosted at Interment Civil Bend Cemetery Lookingglass Cemetery Roseburg IOOF Cemetery Roseburg National Cemetery Yoncalla Masonic Cemetery        ...
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