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Clymer, Doris Schnebly – Obituary

Doris Schnebly Clymer, 99, of Issaquah, Washington, died Sunday May 18, 2008 after a short illness. She was born April 3, 1909, in Ellensburg, Washington to Joseph Jay and Elizabeth Barnhart Schnebly. Her early years were spent on the family ranch which was located in the Fairview District, where she attended a one-room schoolhouse. After graduating from Ellensburg High School, Doris went on to study History and English at Washington State College (now WSU), where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1931. In 1932, Doris married high school sweetheart and artist John Ford Clymer. Over the 58 years of their marriage, Doris and John lived in Wilmington, Delaware; Toronto, Canada; Westport, Connecticut; Bridgewater, Connecticut; Teton Village, Wyoming; and Issaquah, Washington. They traveled extensively around the United States and Canada while Doris helped John research his Saturday Evening Post covers, illustrations, and Fine Art paintings. It was Doris’ love of Western American history that led to John’s illustrated interpretations of historic events in the American West that comprised his later career. Doris was a thorough and dogged historical researcher, and it was her untiring investigations that led the couple to the precise locations where events occurred. This enabled John Clymer to be known as the artist whose works could be studied for their historical accuracy. The Clymer’s favorite areas of study included the Oregon Trail (Doris had five great-great grandparents who traveled to the Ellensburg area via the trail), the Nez Perce Trail and Chief Joseph, the Lewis and Clark Expedition (Doris won an award for her research from the Lewis and Clark Society), the Astorians, the Fur Trade, Narcissa...

Wiester, Emily Irene Street Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Emily Irene Wiester, 88, of Issaquah, Wash., a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 24, 2003, at her home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Madeleine Sophie Roman Catholic Church in Bellevue, Wash. Irene was born on Jan. 26, 1915, in Prineville to Mary and Edward Street. Her parents moved to California shortly after she was born. Irene attended the University of Washington at Seattle as a freshman. There she met Harold Wiester. After graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, she returned to the Northwest in 1938 as a dietetic intern at St. Joseph’s hospital in Tacoma. Subsequently she worked at Doctor’s Hospital in Seattle. Harold and Irene were married in 1939 and had three children while they lived at Edmonds, Wash. They set out on a farming adventure to Baker City in 1951. Irene worked as a caseworker for the Department of Human Services in Baker City for 22 years before she and Harold retired. They then moved to Lake Havasu, Ariz., where they enjoyed the sun and many rounds of golf. In order to be closer to family, Irene and Harold moved back to the Seattle area in 1995. Irene was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church. She belonged to the American Dietetics Association and the Baker and Lake Havasu Elks lodges. Family was very important to Irene. She was a constant source of inspiration to her offspring for her sharp mind and determination. She remained mentally alert her entire life and enjoyed family gatherings, travel and lattes....

Wiester, Harold W. – Obituary

Harold W. Wiester, 92, of Issaquah, Wash., a former Baker City resident, died on June 26, 2001, at his home. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic Church, 4400 130th Place S.E., Bellevue, Wash. There will be a reception after the service at the church. Committal will be at 1:45 p.m. at the Floral Hills Cemetery at Lynnwood, Wash. Mr. Wiester was born on June 26, 1909, at Everett, Wash., to Charles “Dick” and Alice Wiester. He was raised in Edmonds and graduated from Edmonds High School in 1927. He married Emily Irene Street at Tacoma, Wash., on May 20, 1939. They lived at Edmonds until 1951, when they moved to Baker City. He and his wife raised their children in Baker City. They retired to Arizona in 1984 and to Bellevue in 1995 to be closer to their family. Mr. Wiester was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Sharon M. Burke of Redmond and Lorene Colton of Baker City; a son Stephen Wiester, of Anchorage, Alaska; 10 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Friends are invited to sign the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com. Arrangements are by Flintofts Issaquah Funeral Home. Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 29, 2001 Transcribed by: Belva...

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