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Boyce, Ned – Obituary

Imnaha, Oregon Ned Boyce passed away at Walla Walla, Wash., on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1938. He was born Jan.6, 1912 at Elma, Wash., son of William and Olga Boyce. On Aug. 30, 1959 he was married to Cora Simmons at Enterprise. He was a painter by trade and was a member of the Enterprise Elks Lodge. He came to Wallowa County in February, 1948 and opened the Pie Shop and Melo Freeze Ice Cream Shop. He was in that business for several years. Survivors include his wife, Cora, of Imnaha; two daughter, Dorothy Keener of Joseph and Edith McGee of Pleasureville, Kentucky; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec 30 with Pastor Wayne Pickens officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Dave Maiden, Gene Chupp, Bud Maxwell, Marvin Maxwell, Gene Marr, Gary Marks, Jack Kreizenbeck and his many friends. Wallowa County Chieftain Contributed By: Sue...

Hessemer, Eva R. – Obituary

Eva R. Hessemer, 94, of Tacoma, died Mon., June 28, 1993. She was born in Union, OR. Her grandparents settled in Oregon’s Grande Ronde Valley after journeying from Independence, MO over the Oregon Trail. She resided in Montesano, WA until 1960 when she moved to Goleta, CA following her husband’s retirement. After his death, she made her home in Los Osos, CA where she lived until moving to Tacoma in 1991. Survivors include a daughter, Doris Brown, Tacoma; a son, Robert A. Hessemer, Jr., Green Valley, AZ; 2 brothers, Gerald Spencer, Los Osos and Fred Spencer, Fresno, CA; a sister, Cleo Spencer, Port Angeles; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Private graveside services will be held in Goleta. Arrangements by Lynn Funeral Home. 227-2131. Tacoma New Tribune Wednesday, June 30, 1993 Page B-4 Contributed by: Tom...

Billerback, Darrel Ray – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Darrel Ray Billerbeck, 68, of Elma, Wash., and formerly of La Grande died June 26 at his home. A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. July 21 at Whiteside Family Mortuary in Elma. A potluck meal will follow at Vance Creek Park. Participants are encouraged to bring a story or favorite memory to share. Mr. Billerbeck was born June 22, 1938, to Harry and Bernice Billerbeck in La Grande. He graduated from La Grande High School and attended Oregon State University until he returned home to run the family farm. He graduated from Oregon Technical Institute with a degree in applied science, and served in the Army from 1961 to 1963. In 1964 he married Glenda Bayliss. They moved to the Grays Harbor, Wash., area in 1968 where they raised a family and he worked as a millwright until his retirement in 1997. He was an avid angler, shrimper, crabber and clam digger. He enjoyed family gatherings, being with his grandchildren, and especially bird hunting with his dog Pepe. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his delicious recipes and bountiful gardens, the fruits of which he generously shared with family and friends. Survivors include his wife of Elma; children and their spouses, David and Patty Billerbeck, Mike Billerbeck, and Mary and Tom Billerbeck; four grandchildren; and a sister, Joyce Brown. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Grays Harbor Unit, 1551 Broadway, Suite 200, Tacoma, Wash. 98402. An online guest book is available at www.whitesidefamilymortuaries.com. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending July 15,...

Leslie, Elizabeth Annetta “Betty” – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Elizabeth Annetta “Betty” Leslie, 77, of La Grande died September 16 at Grande Ronde Hospital. At her request there will be no services. Mrs. Leslie was born Dec. 18, 1928, to Carl P. and Myrtle Harmon Cloud in Elma, Wash. In 1969 she married Bruce Leslie. He died earlier. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a son, Carl “Jake” Jacobsen of Gig Harbor, Wash.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Bob Cloud of Bellingham, Wash., and Hank Cloud of Oregon; and a sister, Barbara Jacobsen of Puyallup, Wash. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Sept. 23, 2006, Published: September 26,...

Bartlett, Marjorie Ann – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Marjorie Ann Bartlett, 68, of La Grande, died May 26 in her home, surrounded by her family. A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center with Phil Burling from the local congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses officiating. Marjorie was born Aug. 23, 1939, to Ralph and Eula (Bircher) Trow in Elma, Wash. The family moved to La Grande when she was 10 years old. On Aug. 23, 1959, she married James William Bartlett in La Grande and soon after started a family. The family lived in the Union County area. She was exceedingly proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, boasting about them often. She showed her love for her family by providing for them the things they needed. She took pride in her cooking, baking, canning and home-making abilities. On her down time she enjoyed working in her yard and garden, spending time with her family and studying the Bible. Those who knew her say she was a hard-working woman who appreciated the simple things in life, and was never afraid to get her hands dirty. She kept herself involved in the lives of her friends and family, never missing an opportunity to be a part of things. People who knew Marjorie said she never knew a stranger and was extremely generous, always putting great effort toward helping those in need. She was a dedicated member of her religion, had strong faith in her God and shared her beliefs with others. When she was younger she was very active in door-to-door ministry. Survivors include her children and...

Ransom, Paul E. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Paul E. Ransom, 83, of La Grande and formerly of Milton-Freewater, died Aug. 8 at Rose Cottage, an adult care center, in Kennewick. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla. Pastor Roger Holden will officiate. A reception will follow at the funeral home. Paul was born Sept. 30, 1924, to Ernest and Lou Hahn Ransom in Walla Walla. He attended elementary school on Government Mountain then the Forks School on the Walla Walla River. He started high school in Prescott, Wash. His family then moved to Elma, Wash., where he graduated from high school in 1941. He and Merle Chapman married in Elma, and they had two children, Jerry and Linda. He was married to Helen Crouse in Ellensburg, Wash., and they had four children: Calvin, Paula, Ernie and Kimberli. He later married Carol Cunningham in Nyssa. A farmer and cattle rancher, he raised purebred Charolais in Milton-Freewater and both Charolais and commercial cattle in Richland. He enjoyed horseback riding, hunting and pack horse trips into the Eagle Cap Wilderness and Hells Canyon. He was privileged to travel with his church on mission trips to Africa, Guatemala, the Samoan Islands and the Philippines. He was an ardent supporter of 4-H and FFA and was a recipient of the Oregon State Honorary Chapter Farmer and State Farmer degrees. He was a member of the New Bridge Nazarene Church in Richland, director of the Western Charolais Association, past president of the Oregon Charolais Association and served on the school board in Pleasant View for 10 years....

Champ, Clifford – Obituary

Clifford H. Champ, 79, of 9924 Waller Road, died Saturday [February 7, 1976]. Born in Winlock, he came to Tacoma in 1921 from Hoquiam. Mr. Champ was a crane operator for St. Paul Lumber Co. until his retirement in 1962. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Edna; a son, Stanley of Tacoma; a brother, Jay of Tacoma; two sisters, Mrs. Retha Longuet of Portland and Mrs. Brace (Florence) Leland of Seattle; two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge. [Clifford was born September 12, 1896. His parents were Willis Champ and Elvira Ackley]. Contributed by: Shelli...

Champ, Stanley Gordon – Obituary

Scientific company executive; b. Hoquiam, Wash., Feb. 15, 1919; son of Clifford Harvey and Edna Winifred (Johnson); married Anita Knapp Wegener, Sept. 6, 1941; children: Suzanne Winifred Whalen, Colleen Louise Szurszewski. BS, University Puget Sound, 1941; MS, University Washington, 1950; postgrad., MIT, 1955, 57, UCLA, 1959. Certified teacher, administer, Wash. Teacher at Lake Washington School Dist., Kirkland, Wash., 1942-48; professor of Math, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, 1948-1951, Supervisor Mathematician Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., 1951-1955; research specialist Boeing Company, Seattle, 1955-1968; vice president R. M. Towne & Assocs., 1968-1975; founder, president Dynac Scis., Tacoma, 1975-. Cons. R .M. Towne Assocs., Seattle, Yantis Assocs., Bellevue, Wash. Contributed articles to professional journals; patent method and apparatus determination soil dynamics institute. Member NY Academy of Science, Phil Delta Kappa. Presbyterian. Avocation: model building. Home: 8613 Onyx Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA 98498-4865. [Died December 17, 2002] Contributed by: Shelli...

Lundstrom, Lucille L. – Obituary

Lucille L. Lundstrom, 76, an Aberdeen resident since 1979, died Tuesday March 27, 1990 at a local nursing home. She was born May 17, 1913. (Really June), in Ellensburg. She married Fred Lundstrom in 1939 at Ellensburg where they farmed for 14 years. He survives at the family home in Aberdeen. They lived in Stitzer, Wisconsin, where they farmed for nine years before returning to Ellensburg. They moved to Aberdeen from Ellensburg. She enjoyed needlework and crocheting, watching golf on television, gardening and reading. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Richard Lundstrom of Aberdeen and James Harrison of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Mrs. Gil (Betty) Rolie of Seattle; two sisters, Margaret Hinkle of Madras, Ore., and Dorothy Buroker of Auburn; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A cryptside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at the Fern Hill Mausoleum. Viewing will be at the Fern Hill Funeral Home until noon Friday. Additional information will be in the classified ad funeral notice column. Contributed by: Cathy...

Curtis, Vernon – Obituary

Vern Curtis, 71, a 43-year Aberdeen resident, died Monday [March 21, 1988] at a local nursing home. He was born March 2, 1917 in Winlock. He fought in the Army during World War II and is a member of the Aberdeen VFW No. 224 and a member of the IWA, Local 3-2. Survivors include a brother, Glen Curtis of Apache Junction, Ariz.; a sister, Dorothy Cabibi of Porterville, Calif. A military graveside service is set for 1 p.m. Thursday at the Winlock Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Cattermole Funeral Home in Winlock. Daily World, Aberdeen, March 23, 1988 Contributed by: Shelli...
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