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Butler, Frank Ernest – Obituary

Dr. Frank E. Butler, Portland radiologist who retired three years ago, died Wednesday afternoon [January 1, 1949] at Emanuel Hospital after a brief illness. He had made his home at Neotsu on Devil’s Lake since retiring. Dr. Butler was the son of Orville and Mary Butler, pioneers in the Willamette Valley. He was born at Union Flat, Washington, February 17, 1888, and shortly thereafter moved with his parents to their former home at Monmouth. Contributed by: Shelli...

Bilyeu, Joseph A. – Obituary

Joseph A. Bilyeu, 94, at 3730 Auburn Road NE, died Wednesday at his residence. He was born and raised in Scio. He lived in Western Washington for many years, later worked in Portland shipyards and lived in Lincoln City 10 years before coming to Salem. He was a mail carrier and dairyman in Washington. Survivors include wife, Fern. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Virgil T. Golden Mortuary. Interment will be in Bilyeu Den Cemetery, Scio. Contributed by: Shelli...

Han, Loretta Dee Wirth Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Loretta Dee Han, 74, of Baker City died June 28, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. At her request there will be no service. Following her wishes, Loretta’s family will return urns containing her remains and those of her husband, Ron, to their home at Lincoln City. Loretta Dee Wirth was born July 17, 1930, at Elk, Wash., to Earl Fredrick and Alice Hazel Loynes Wirth. Loretta met Ronald Lee Han in Lincoln City. The couple were married on Jan. 31, 1977. Together for many years they ran Captain John’s Restaurant at Lincoln City. Later relocating to Baker City, they purchased the Main Event and ran the tavern/restaurant together until Ron’s death in 2001. She was very social and well-liked by all who met her. She made many good friends at her Baker City business. Loretta really enjoyed spending her vacations in Las Vegas. Survivors include her sisters, Barbara Sneed of Baker City and Luanne Grinstad of Goshen, Ind.; a niece, Celestial Grinstad; and two nephews, Derrik Santy and Richard Sneed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ron, and parents Earl and Alice Wirth. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 1, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

Grant, Kenneth Huston – Obituary

Kenneth Huston Grant, 86, of Richland died March 14, 2005, at his home. At his request, there will be no services. Mr. Grant was born July 10, 1918, at Harlan, Ore., to Huston A. Grant and Mabelle Adella (Allison) Grant. He was raised in Newport and Salem and graduated from Salem High School in 1936. He served in the U.S. Army throughout World War II, and was married to Mary Ellen Hammond at Fort Stevens, Wash., on April 2, 1943. After the war, he and his family settled in Richland in 1945, and operated a ranch in Eagle Valley until a few years ago. After the death of his first wife in 1996, he married Madge Stevensen in 1998. Mr. Grant is survived by his wife, Madge, of Richland; his son, James, of Challis, Idaho, sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Jeanette Grant of Lakeview and Robert and Susan Grant of Baker City; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Joseph Pirone of Buckley, Wash.; stepchildren and their families; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; his sister, Elinor Lermon of Salem; sister-in-law, Lola Grant of Corvallis; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Grant was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary; his son, Michael; and his brother, Winston. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 25, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

Lethlean, Betty E. Bennett Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Betty E. Lethlean, 79, a long-time Baker City resident, died May 5, 2004, at her daughter’s home. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Baker City Christian Church, 2998 Eighth St. Pastor Roger Scovil will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 p.m. tonight at Coles Funeral Home. Betty was born on Nov. 21, 1924, at St. Louis, Mo. She was a daughter of Gordon and Esmerilda Tippett Bennett. She married William Ivan Gilliland and they moved to Baker City in 1944. He was killed in a logging accident in 1960. In September 1965, she married Carl “Bill” Lethlean at Prineville. In 1972, they moved to Roseburg, where they lived until Bill retired. They then moved to Waldport, before returning to Baker City in 1991 where they made their home together until his death in 1998. Betty loved gardening and being outdoors. She enjoyed being with her family and reading. She was a member of Baker City Christian Church. Survivors include her children, Bonnie Jean Gentry, and her husband, Homer, of Haines, William R. Gilliland and his wife, Nancy, of Waldport, Kenneth “K.C.” Gilliland of Pendleton, and June Marie Coller of Hermiston; stepchildren, Merle L. Lethlean and Gary Wallace Lethlean of Newport; brother and sister-in-law, Burton and Mescal Paine of Hermiston; sister, Donna Moore of Washington; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and special friends, Mary and Don Plumber of Richland and Alfred and Elenor Glenn of Boise; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands, William Gilliland and Carl...

Hall, Lois Jean Beamguard Sanford Mrs. – Obituary

Lois Jean Beamguard Sanford Hall, 78, of Boise, a former Baker City resident, died Oct. 3, 2007, at her home. There will be a memorial service to celebrate and honor her life at 10 a.m. MDT Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church, Cathedral of the Rockies, in Boise. The Rev. Steve Tollefson and Ralph Lawrence will officiate. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. MDT at the Rosedale Cemetery in Payette, Idaho, near her parents, William Clark and Vinnie Beamguard. Visitations will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Cathedral of The Rockies, First United Methodist Church. Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City, Idaho, is in charge of arrangements. Lois was born at Payette, Idaho, on Nov. 12, 1928, to William C. and Vinnie A. Beamguard. She was raised there and spent the years during World War II in high school. She graduated in 1946 having collected tin and rubber for the soldiers. As badly as she wanted a paying job, she worked for her parents in their dry-cleaning plant at Payette, Idaho. As she said, her paycheck was being able to attend college at the University of Oregon, where she studied music and education, graduating in 1950. She began her teaching career in Baker City with Roby D. Hall as principal of the school. She was one of the best, most accomplished of music teachers, both in Baker City and then at Newport. She moved to Boise in 1956 and married George S. Sanford, continuing to teach until 1959, before starting a family. She had three children: Julie, Terry and Jan. During those years when...

Rutter, Charlyne E. McKern Yokom (Whitesitt) Mrs. – Obituary

Charlyne E. Rutter, 89, of Baker City, died Oct. 19, 2007, at Ashley Manor, in Baker City. Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the First Christian Church in John Day. Pastor Duane Cheadle will officiate. She was born on Oct. 20, 1917, at Mount Vernon to J.E and Jessie “Stormer” McKern. She attended school at Mount Vernon, graduating from high school on May 1, 1935. Charlyne married Dale Yokom in 1935. The couple had one daughter, Marilyn Colleen. Dale died in 1938 in a tragic accident. On April 4, 1941, Charlyne married Percy James “Jim” Rutter. Six weeks later Jim was called back into active service in the U.S Navy. During the war Charlyne and Marilyn accompanied Jim from Vallejo, Calif., to Staten Island, N.Y., via several other naval bases until he was shipped out to the Pacific Theatre. Charlyne then drove herself and Marilyn back to Oregon. After the war, Jim and Charlyne made their home at John Day. In 1953 they owned John Day Cleaners and Laundry. With Dana and Frances Saunders they opened Rutters Stationery Store in John Day and operated it until Jim’s health required them to sell the store to Idaho Typewriter Exchange. During these years Charlyne was a worthy matron of Eastern Star, mother adviser of Rainbow Girls and active in church. Jim died in 1962. Charlyne attended business college in Portland. After graduating she went to work for Audrey Badley and then became the secretary at Grant Union High School in John Day for many years. In 1978 she moved to Newport and bought on ocean-view...

Wulk, Steven C. “Steve” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Steven C. “Steve” Wulk, 37, of Baker City, died July 4, 2004, of natural causes at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. There will be no service. Cremation was held. Steve was born May 1, 1967, at Bend to John H. and Sharon Williams Wulk. He received his elementary education at Bend and was a graduate of Waldport High School at Waldport. Steve enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving 9? years and traveling all over the world. After his discharge, he came back to Baker City where he had worked for Radford Trucking. Steve loved to hunt, fish and camp and never missed a chance to do those activities. He also enjoyed competition target shooting and varmint hunting. And he enjoyed taking his daughter four-wheeling. He loved his dog, “Willy,” and was very much a people person, enjoying whomever he talked to. He was a member of the Powder River Sportsman club. Survivors include his daughter, Elizabeth Anne Wulk of Baker City; parents, John and Sharon Wulk of Baker City; a sister, Kelly Capasso of Bend; his grandmother, Jackie Wulk of Baker City; nephews, Chris, Cody and Cam Capasso; and numerous friends from all over the globe. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bud Wulk. Memorial contributions may be made to the Powder River Sportsman Club through the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 9, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

Lincoln County, Oregon Census

Lincoln County, Oregon was formed from Benton and Polk counties in 1893. 1900 Lincoln County, Oregon Census Free 1900 Census Form for your Research Free 1900 Census Images and Index Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1900 Lincoln County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1900 U.S. Census Guide 1910 Lincoln County, Oregon Census Free 1910 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1910 Lincoln County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1910 U.S. Census Guide 1920 Lincoln County, Oregon Census Free 1920 Census Form for your Research Free 1920 Census Images and Index (partial) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1920 Lincoln County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1920 U.S. Census Guide 1930 Lincoln County, Oregon Census Free 1930 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1930 Lincoln County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1930 U.S. Census Guide...

Lincoln County, Oregon Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Lincoln County ORGenWeb Project Fern Ridge Cemetery Tidewater Cemetery Waldport Memorial Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Lincoln County USGenWeb Archives Aldergrove Cemetery aka Eckman Creek Aldergrove Cemetery aka Eckman Creek Fern Ridge Cemetery Fern Ridge Cemetery Riverside Cemetery South Beach Cemetery Taft Cemetery Tidewater Cemetery Yachats Memorial Park Cemeteries Hosted at Lincoln County Tombstone Transcription Project Photos Pacific View Cemetery Cemeteries Hosted at Lincoln County Oregon Gravestones Eureka Cemetery Pacific View Cemetery Pacific View Memorial Gardens & Columbarium Cemetery Taft Pioneer Cemetery Toledo Cemetery Cemeteries Hosted at Lincoln County Oregon Political Graveyard Cemeteries Hosted at Interment Taft Cemetery        ...
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