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Bay, Ira Ivan – Obituary

Ira Bay, 2217 X ave., died Monday in Forest Grove following an extended illness. He was 88. Mr. Bay was born in Alkali, Wash., Feb. 12, 1894, the son of Billy and Iantha (Stevenson) Bay. They moved to the Grande Ronde Valley when he was an infant. He married Stella M. Arnoldus on July 29, 1923 in Summerville and they have lived in La Grande since then. Mr. Bay was a carpenter and worked for the Van Patten Lumber Company for 25 years, retiring upon its closing. Mr. Bay was a World War I veteran and active in the La Grande World War I Barracks. He was a member of the Christian Church and senior citizen groups. He is survived by his wife, Stella, La Grande; two sons, Dean N. Bay of Tacoma, Wash., and Howard A. Bay, Hillsboro; two sisters; Ella Kolb, Portland, and Eva Vandermulen, La Grande; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Services will be at Daniels Valley Funeral chapel Thursday with the Rev. Jack Hart officiating, followed by burial at the Summerville Cemetery. Friends may visit the funeral chapel Wednesday afternoon and evening and Thursday until noon. The Observer, Wednesday, 10 Mar 1982, Page...

Millering, ‘Cinda’ J. – Obituary

Forest Grove – Graveside services were held Friday afternoon for Marjorie “Cinda” J. Millering, 63, Forest Grove. Mrs. Millering died May 6, 1987, at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro following a short illness. Friday’s services were held in Hillcrest Cemetery in La Grande, with the Rev. Jack Hart, pastor of the First Christian Church in La Grande, officiating. Concluding rites and interment followed. Marjorie “Cinda” Jean Millering was born June 23, 1923, in North Powder, a daughter of Horace and Marie Miller Belden. She was raised and educated in La Grande. On Dec. 9, 1940, she married Henry Millering in Weiser, Idaho and they lived in La Grande. Her husband died in May of 1975 in La Grande. Mrs. Millering worked at the Rexall drug Store in La Grande from 1958 until her retirement in 1985. She moved to Forest Grove last August to be near her daughter. She was a member of the La Grande First Christian Church. Survivors include on son, Farrold Willering [sic – Millering], Elgin; one daughter, Mrs. James (Judy) Rhodes, Gaston; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Dallas Belden, Chehalis, Wash., and Quinton Beldon [sic – Belden], Corvallis; and two sisters, Doris Clark, Baker, Calif., and Mary Jane Cocking, Colfax, Wash. Fuiten-Rose Mortuary Chapel of Forest Grove was in charge of local arrangements. Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus Tuesday, May 12, 1987 Page...

Millering, Cinda – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Marjorie “Cinda” Millering, 63, of Forest Grove and formerly of La Grande, died Wednesday at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro. Mrs. Millering was born June 23, 1923, to Horace and Marie (Miller) Belden in North Powder. On Dec. 9, 1940, she married Henry Millering in Weiser, Idaho. He died on May 27, 1975. Mrs. Millering was a clerk at Glass Drug Store in La Grande until she retired. She was a member of the La Grande First Christian Church. She moved to Forest Grove last August. Survivors include son, Farrold Millering of Elgin; daughter Judy Rhodes of Gaston; brothers, Dallas Belden of Tumwater, Washington, and Quenten Belden of Corvallis; sisters, Doris Clark of Baker, and Mary Jane Cocking of Colfax, Wash.; six grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and other relatives and family. The graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today at Hillcrest Cemetery on 12th Street with Jack Hart of the First Christian Church officiating. Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Baker Democrat Herald – – May 11,...

Lilly, Doris May – Obituary

Summerville, Oregon Doris May Lilly, 89, died April 2 at her home in Summerville. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11206 McAlister, in Island City. Dedication of the grave and burial will follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Viewing will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley and from 9 to 10 a.m. before the service Friday at the Island City LDS Church. Mrs. Lilly was born March 22, 1918, to Charles Oliver and Adelia E. (Rogers) Sanderson in Cambridge, Idaho. As a child her family lived in various places around the Northwest. On Sept. 17, 1935, she married Albert W. Lilly in La Grande. When she was first married, she cooked for the Roy Shaffer Dude Ranch out of Lostine and filled in as a cook at Hot Lake. In 1965 the Lillys moved to Forest Grove and then returned to La Grande in 1971. She moved to Summerville four years ago. Mrs. Lilly was very active in the LDS Church and held many positions throughout the years, including Relief Society President and Compassionate Services Officer. She was also a member of the Women’s Benefit Association. She enjoyed crafting, sewing, quilting, gardening and canning. Her specialty was making candy at Christmastine. She also enjoyed time spent outdoors, including hunting and fishing. At the age of 70 she began painting and several of her paintings were displayed at the Elks Hospital in Boise as well as in the church. A loving, kind woman with a great sense of humor, she loved...

Henderson, Caroline Vivian – Obituary

Caroline Vivian Henderson, 92, of Forest Grove and formerly of Union County, died Oct. 2. A celebration of her life will be held in early November. Caroline was born Dec. 18, 1916, to Fred D. and Carrie M. Henderson at Castle Creek, Owyhee County, Idaho. She grew up on a ranch with her brother and sister. She graduated high school as the class valedictorian. She then graduated cum laude from The College of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree. She taught school before marrying Athol R. Sayre June 14, 1939. She and Athol had five children: Steven, Fred, Lewis, Leah and Casey. Caroline earned her master’s degree at Eastern Oregon College. She taught English and library science in Union and Douglas counties after moving to Oregon. Caroline and Athol retired to Hillsboro where she enjoyed reading, gardening, her church group and quilting for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Caroline was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years in 2001. La Grande Observer – October 28,...

Tremain, Frieda June Thudium Mrs. – Obituary

Frieda June Tremain, 86, a former Baker City resident, died Nov. 8, 2005, at the Jennings McCall II Assisted Living Center in Forest Grove. A celebration of Frieda’s life will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jennings McCall Assisted Living Center in Forest Grove. Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove is in charge of the arrangements. Frieda was born June 12, 1919, at St. Catherine, Mo., to Edward Thomas Thudium and Nellie Rose Baker Thudium. She was raised and educated at Brookfield, Mo., and was a 1936 graduate of Brookfield High School. She then attended Kirksville Missouri State Teachers College. After receiving her teachers certificate she taught in one-room schools. She married Robert Ell “Bob” Tremain on June 20, 1938, at Moberly, Mo. The couple later moved to California in 1941, where she worked for Woolworth’s department store, later becoming the manager. In 1950 they moved to Baker City, where she organized and taught a kindergarten class for two years and then taught second grade for many years for the Baker School District. Frieda continued her schooling at Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande, where she earned a bachelor’s degree. Frieda was a member of the Oregon Education Association, the Baker City Retired Teachers Association, the Presbyterian Church and the Order of Eastern Star. She also had worked with the Rainbow Girls. While raising her children, Frieda served as a Boy Scout den mother for several years. Among her special interests, she enjoyed spending time with her family from Missouri, traveling in her RV, spending time at the Oregon Coast and crossword puzzles. Her...

Crane, Helen Iva Ranes Mrs. – Obituary

Helen Iva Ranes Crane, 80, of Baker City, died June 21, 2005, at Baker City. There will be no service. She will be buried in the family plot at Lostine. Helen was born to Fred Richard Ranes of Forest Grove and Iva Agnes Harris Ranes of Pomroy, Wash. She was raised in Wallowa County and then spent the rest of her life at Sumpter and Baker City. She was married to Billie Jerome Crane at Weiser, Idaho, on Nov. 29, 1941. They divorced in 1950. She married Dorrel George Dotson in La Grande on Dec. 19, 1950. They divorced in 1966. Helen worked at The Salvation Army, the Baker Cab Service and retired from St. Elizabeth Community Hospital where she worked as a housekeeper. Helen was a good cook. She enjoyed going to the family mine on Dry Creek. She treasured her time in the outdoors, and she especially loved to fish. She enjoyed horses all of her life and she was very considerate and helpful to her friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Nelleta Jean Ranes in 1929; and her brother, Don Merle Ranes, who died in 1998. Survivors include her sons, Gary Crane of Albany and Warren Crane and his wife, Betty, of Baker City; daughter, Nelleta Bailey, and her husband, Rick, of Headquarters, Idaho; granddaughters and their spouses, Coral and Mike Widman of Baker City and Amy and Rylan Cheney of Cody, Neb.; and great-grandchildren, Chelsie Zenner of Culdesac, Idaho, and Anlan, Gillian, Erin, Ry and Quinn Cheney of Cody, Neb. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 27,...

Biography of Henry Buxton

HENRY BUXTON. – As we trace out, one by one, the variety of sources from which our pioneers are derived, and see the commingling of all lines of nationality and all kinds of business in our cosmopolitan population, we are more than ever impressed with the great problem which we, as a people, are working out, and the great destiny which we have. The subject of this sketch, of whom an excellent portrait appears herewith, is a representative of the Hudson’s bay Company régime in Oregon, and is one of the now few living members of the company by which the great fur monopoly sought, though in vain, to meet the incoming tide of American immigration with its own weapons. On this account, as well as his well-known high qualities of mind and character, Mr. Buxton occupies a unique and interesting place among the pioneers of Washington county. Mr. Buxton’s father was born in Derbyshire, England, in 1792. In 1821 he went to Manitoba, and became an employe’ of the Hudson’s bay Fur Company. He was there married to Frances Thomas, the daughter of one of the factors of the Hudson’s Bay Company. From this union, the subject of our sketch was born on the 8th of October, 1829. In the year 1841, the astute officials of the fur company, foreseeing the inevitable collapse of their power from the encroachments of American settlers, determined to head off the danger by founding a settlement of their own. The Red River Colony of 1841 was the result. Mr. Buxton was a member of that colony. The first design was to go...

Biography of Dr. Wilson Bowlby

DR. WILSON BOWLBY. The office of the physician is one of such primary importance in society, that one who worthily sustains that character for a long time in one place becomes one of the fundamental pillars of the community. If the character of a wise and influential public officer and politician and public-spirited citizen be added to the requirements of the skilled physician, we have a life of the highest usefulness. Such in a general way has been the career of this pioneer physician of Washington county. Though now well advanced in a very busy and wearing life, Doctor Bowlby, as may be seen from his portrait, still retains much of the vigor which in past years enabled him to carry on successfully so many and such varied enterprises. He was born at New Hampton, New Jersey, on the 4th of July, 1818. There he lived till eighteen years of age, when he went to New York City, and was there engaged in a store for two or three years. He was married there in 1841 to Lydia D. Jones of Newark, New Jersey. Soon after he went to Cincinnati to attend medical lectures in the Eclectic Institution. In 1845 he went to Fairfield, Indiana, to practice medicine. In 1852, he came “the plains across” to Oregon. Having spent one year in Portland, he took up a place south of Hillsboro, where he lived until 1860. In that year he removed to Forest Grove, where he has resided continuously, engaged in the practice of medicine, except a period of four years, from 1869 to 1873, in which he was...

Biography of John L. Caviness

JOHN L. CAVINESS. – The name presented above is borne by one of the most exemplary citizens of Eastern Oregon, and a man who has sounded all the depths and shoals of pioneer life. The family came from Indiana, settled for a time in Iowa, and came on to Oregon in 1852, spending a short time at Forest Grove, but soon locating in Linn county on a section Donation claim. In 1856-57 John L., now a young man of eighteen, began his career by driving cattle to California, and in the spring of the latter year to Eastern Oregon. While in the Walla Walla valley, he found employment as purchaser of horses from the Indians, receiving a hundred dollars per month, – better than splitting rails for his board on the Touchet, as he had done a few weeks after his arrival. In 1859 he made a successful trip with a drove of cattle to British Columbia, and followed this by freighting to Colville. Closing out his outfit to advantage, he tried his fortune in the Salmon river mines. In 1862 he hazarded six thousand dollars in a team (a prairie schooner) and goods, and made a very profitable expedition to the mines again, selling oats for as much as a dollar a pound. He cleared ten thousand dollars on the trip, and repeated it twice. Selling out once more he took up the business of ferrying across Salmon river at Warner Diggings, paying fifteen dollars for a skiff and taking in three thousand dollars in ferriage in a short time. These figures seem fabulous, but, to a miner...
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