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Simms, Harry Lester – Obituary

Harry Lester Simms, resident of Wallowa county for 48 years, died at Enterprise March 17, aged 50 years. He crossed the plains at the age of two years with his parents, who settled on a homestead on Hurricane creek. Deceased is survived by his wife, one brother and three sisters, one of the latter being Mrs. Meade Ballard of Union. The Weekly Eastern Oregon Republican, March 25, 1932 Contributed by: Holly...

Hayes-Kotter, Lori Leigh Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Lori Leigh Hayes-Kotter, 49, of North Powder, died April 4, 2006, at Baker City. Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at the North Powder School, 333 G St. There will be a buffet lunch afterward at the North Powder Grange. Lori was born on Jan. 14, 1957, at Enterprise to Clyde and Ann Hayes of Joseph. She grew up on the family farm near Hurricane Creek and attended school at Joseph, graduating in 1975. She was active in sports and 4-H. Lori loved to garden and cherished time with her family and friends. She was involved with the North Powder School and other community activities. Lori was never without a smile and was always helping and caring for those in need. Lori loved life! “There are no words that convey the sense of loss of love and respect from such an amazing individual as herself,” her family said. She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Hayes. Survivors include her husband, Brian Kotter, and daughter, Candra Clark, of North Powder; a son and daughter-in-law, Joshua and Summer Power of Jonesboro, Ark.; her mother, Ann Hayes, of Joseph; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim Hayes and Wendy McDaniel of Joseph; a brother, Blane Hayes of Joseph; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Kay and Bob Pace of Winnemucca, Nev.; a grandson, Keithen Power of Jonesboro, Ark.; one niece and two nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Powder Girls Athletic Association, the North Powder Library or a charity of one’s choice. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon,...

Hook, Vivian Lee Lovell – Obituary

Vivian Lee Lovell Hook of Baker City died Sept. 12 at her brother’s home in Milton-Freewater. A Rosary will be conducted at 7 p.m. tonight at Bollman Funeral Home, with a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Katherine Catholic Church in Enterprise. Burial will follow at the Enterprse Cemetery. Mrs. Hook was born Feb. 27, 1929 to Garrett Samuel and Evelyn Billerbeck Lovell. She attended Hurricane Creek School on Alder Slope, as well as schools in Enterprise and Joseph. She marred the late Carl Eugene Hook Aug. 3, 1946 in Baker. She was a homemaker and ranch wife for many years, help her husband on two dairy farms. In their later years, she and Gene owned and operated a family-type lounge and bar. Mrs. Hook cared deeply for her family, her faith and friends. She enjoyed all handcrafts, especially quilting and gardening. She was very active in politics, sports and loved a good cup of coffee. She was a former 4-H leader, a senior meals volunteer, a volunteer for the March of Dimes and worked with various alter society’s through her church. She was a member of the Baker City Quilters, the Gamma Theta Sorority and the Catholic Church of Baker City. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Sharon and Donnie Glasson of Elgin, Trena and Terry Jones of Lostine, Jerry and Nancy Hook of Joseph; sisters Lois and Slyvester Malabag and Edna Sue Perrin; brothers Marvin and Evelyn Lovell of Milton-Freewater, Kyle and Donna Lovell of Union and Skip Lovell; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Shrine Children’s Hospital or...

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