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Myers, Helen Aletha – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Helen Aletha Myers, 90, of La Grande died Friday Aug. 4 at a local care center. The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday Aug. 12 at the Fossil Baptist Church. A graveside service and interment will follow at the Fossil Masonic Cemetery. Sweeney Mortuary of Condon is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Myers was born Jan. 8, 1916, to William and Belle Younce Crawford in Franklin, N.C. The family moved to Service Creek, and she graduated from high school in Wheeler County 1934. On June 28, 1938, she married Edgar Mason Myers in Yakima, Wash. They lived in Klamath Falls, then Kinzua where he worked in logging. They later moved to Fossil where they had a ranch. She was honored as Grand Marshall of the Wheeler County Fair Parade in 1990. She enjoyed gardening, embroidery, the outdoors and especially fishing for steelhead. Survivors include three sons and their wives, John and Willie Myers, and Jim and Deannie Myers all of La Grande, and Bob and Linda Myers of Cove; a brother, Bill Crawford of Portland; grandchildren great grandchildren and other relatives. Her husband, two brothers and a sister all died earlier. Memorials may be made to the Fossil Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 467, Fossil 97830. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Aug. 12, 2006, Published: August 14,...

Myers, Porter R. – Obituary

Porter Robert Dewitt Myers, 87, 2365 Fourth St., a longtime Baker resident, died Tuesday, March 31, 1981, at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Grays West and Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. The Rev. Leora Sharp of the Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mr. Myers was born on July 9, 1893, in Franklin, N.C., to Jasper Tennessee and Maggie Jennie Keyes Myers. His family moved to Oregon about 1903. They lived on a small acreage about a mile east of Mount Hope Cemetery, where his father operated a blacksmith shop. Mr. Myers was engaged in farming early in his life. He also worked at the White Pine Sawmill and at Mount Hope Cemetery. He drove a milk truck for several years for the old creamery on Auburn Ave. He picked up cream and milk in the lower Powder Valley. He also worked as a mechanic for the major garages in Baker and owned a repair shop just before his retirement. He attended Baker schools. He was married to Myrtle Ann Collins of Wallowa on Dec. 17, 1917. She preceded him in death on Sept. 24, 1961. Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Geils Martin of Richland, Virginia Lavelle Martin of Toledo and Nora LaDon Crisp of Pine Tops, N.C.; a son, Robert of Yakima, Wash.; a sister, Carrie Brown of Longview, Wash.; nine grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, three brothers, a son and a grandson. The family suggests a memorial contribution to the...

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