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Clemens, Gerald Raymond – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon The funeral for Gerald Raymond Clemens will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at O’Hair and Riggs Funeral Chapel, Klamath Falls. The Rev. Robert L. Larson of Ascension Lutheran Church will officiate. Internment will be in Klamath Memorial Park. Mr. Clemens, 87, of Medford, died Dec. 7, 2001, at Rogue Valley Manor in Medford. Memorial contributions may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church Memorial fund, 2617 Barnett Road, Medford, OR 97504, or Rogue Valley Manor Assistance Program, 1200 Mira Mar, Medford, OR 97504. He was born Nov. 13, 1914, in Lostine, the son of Emmett H. and Sadie Jane (Hammack) Clemens. He graduated from Helix High School in 1932. His family moved to Merrill in 1933, and he worked at Ewauna Box Company until 1933. He attended what is now Southern Oregon University from 1933 to 1935. He later received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Oregon in Eugene. On may 25, 1941, in Spokane, Wash., he married Henrietta Ekern, who preceded him in death. Mr. Clemens taught at Klamath Falls elementary schools from 1935 until his retirement in 1974. During his tenure he served as principal at Pelican, Conger, Roosevelt and Fairview Schools. He moved to the Rogue Valley Manor in 1987. He served in the U.S. Army 96th Infantry Division during World War II and participated in the invasion of Leyte and Okinawa. He was awarded the Bronze Star. Mr. Clemens was a lifetime member of the Klamath Falls Elks, Lodge No. 1247. He was also a member of the Oregon Education Association, the National Education Association and Ascension Lutheran...

Haun, James F. – Obituary

Pioneer Rancher Dies in Hospital At La Grande James F. Haun, prominent Lostine rancher, died in a La Grande hospital Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the age of 88 years. James Francis Haun was born in Platte county, Missouri, Sept.25, 1858, his father being Wilson Haun. His mother died when he was but an infant. When eight years old he came with his father to Kansas and in 1878 in company with his brother, Jacob, and brother-in-law, William McGlenire, crossed the plain’s for the Oregon country. On two different occasions the journey was interrupted by lack of food and funds and any available jobs were taken to get necessities to continue. The Haun brothers homesteaded near Lostine. Mr. Hauns first wife was Ida Hayhurst. To this union were born three children, one of whom died in infancy, the other two being Roy H. and James Ralph. On June 12, 1901, Mr. Haun was again married, his second union being with Mellie Dodd of Auburn, Ill. To this union were born three children, two of whom survive him: Dr. J.J.D. Haun and Mrs. James S. (Edith) Clark of La Grande. Mr. Haun was a man of high integrity, thrift and enterprise, and by hard work and good management overcame many hardships to attain success. He worked hard until he was 75 years old with steadfast determination which marked him as one of the true pioneers of Wallowa county. His eldest son, Roy H. Haun of Lostine, passed away last June. Surviving are his widow, Mellie D. Haun of Lostine, two sons, Ralph Haun of Lostine and Dr James J. D. Haun...

Haun, Mellie Dodd Mrs. – Obituary

Pioneer Teacher Dies At Hospital Mrs. Mellie Dodd Haun, first principal of the Lostine school, passed away at the Wallowa Memorial hospital here Friday, March 20, 1953 at the age of 88. Mellie Dodd was born on a farm near Auburn, Illinois on January 14, 1865, the daughter of James E. and Annis Dodd. She started teaching school in her home community in Illinois when she was 15 years of age and taught there for a number of years before coming to Wallowa county about 1900 to become principal of the Lostine school. She was married to James F. Haun, a large land owner and cattle operator; on June 12, 1901. They made their home at Evans on the river below Lostine. Mr. Haun passed away on November 5, 1946. Except for a few winters spent at San Diego, California and at Ashland, Oregon Mrs. Haun spent her entire life in Wallowa county after she came west. Mrs. Haun was a slight woman but possessed a rugged pioneer spirit and tremendous energy She was well educated, read widely, wrote many articles for newspapers and magazines, taught piano lessons, became a proficient painter and published some songs. She was a strong believer in education and encouraged many young people to obtain a higher education. Ben weathers, Arthur Pace, Kenneth McKenzie and many other citizens of Wallowa county were among her early students. Funeral services were held at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Enterprise, Monday, March 23, at 10 a.m. with Father Baumgartner officiating. Pallbearers were: Warner Crow, Victor Crow, Bill Wolfe, Ed Forrstrom, A.B. Amonino and W.J. Ortman. Internment was...

Stover, Howard C. Rev. – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Lostine Resident Passes Suddenly Funeral services conducted by Rev. Howard C. Stover of the Enterprise Community church were held in Lostine at 10 o’clock Monday morning for Roy H. Haun of Lostine, who passed away suddenly last Friday at his home. The church was filled with a large number of friends who came to pay their last respects Masons from over the county attended in a group. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The body was taken to La Grande for burial. Roy Hayhurst Haun was born near Lostine May 15, 1886. He attended the Pendleton Academy for a time. On Dec. 26, 1909, he was united in marriage with Miss Leila Spencer. Mr. Haun was a member of the Masonic and Eastern Star lodges. Survivors include his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Kathlene Beichel of la Grande and Mrs. Fern Moroney of San Francisco; his father, James Haun of La Grande; two brothers, Ralph Haun of Lostine and Dr. James Haun of La Grande, and one sister, Mrs. Edith Clark of La Grande. Wallowa County Chieftain, June 13, 1946, Page 3 Contributed by: Sue...

Hammack, Floyd – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Floyd Hammack Of Lostine Dies Funeral services were held in Lostine Thursday for Floyd W. Hammack of Enterprise, who died of a heart attack Tuesday at his ranch near Lostine. He was serving his third term as county commissioner and had become a member of the Lostine school board for 20 years, prior to moving Enterprise three years ago. He was a member of the Lions Club and was active in civic works, and had been a member of the IOOF for more than 40 years. Survivors are his wife of Zelma of Enterprise, six children, Lye (Lyle?) W., of Portland, Edna (Mrs. Harold Glenn) of La Grande, Charles of Portland, Velva ( Mrs. Ed Hoffman ) of La Grande, Albert, on the farm at Lostine, and Ross of Portland, 10 grandchildren and five sisters, Mrs. Hattie Leonard, Mrs. Carrie and Mrs. Effie Cook of lostine, Mrs. Emma Gastin of Wallowa, Mrs. Josephine King of Ashland, and a brother, Lafe Hammack of Stanfield. La Grande Evening Observer, August 28, 1945, Page 5 Contributed by: Sue Wells and Gary...

Warren, Mary E. Mrs. – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Funeral services were held at the Christian church at Lostine, Friday morning, September 18, at ten o’clock for Mrs. Mary E. Warren, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs, Jessie Hammack. Rev. Ford of Enterprise conducted the services and internment was in the Wallowa cemetery by the side of two grand-daughters who preceded her in death. Mary E. Warren was born March 6, 1852 in Stockholme, N. Y., and died Sept., 17, 1931 at Lostine at the age of 79 years, 6 months and 11 days. She was married to Mason Sherman Allen at the age of 19 years. To this union four children were born, two of whom are living, Lester Edgar Warren and Mrs. Jessie Hammack, both of Lostine. Mr. Allen died and in 1881 Mrs. Allen married Samuel Warren. Five children were born and all are living. They are: David Warren of Dayton, Wash., James Warren and Samuel Warren of Ontario, Or, Mrs. Maude Whittit, Enterprise and O.P. Warren, Lostine. Besides her seven children she leaves 18 grandchildren. Mary Warren came west in 1888 and has been a resident of Oregon for twenty years. She was a member of the Adventist church for many years. “Grandma” Warren, as she known to her many friends, spent her last years with her daughter Mrs. Hammack. Note: Mary’s maiden name was Mary Elizabeth Harris. Mrs. Hammack was Jessie May Allen, Purinton, Robinson, Hammack. She was the wife of James Lafayette Hammack. Enterprise Record Chieftain, September 24, 1931, Page 6 Contributed by: Sue Wells O. P Warren is Orpheus P. –...

Purinton, Louise – Obituary

Louise Alice Purinton of Newberg died December 20, 2001, at the age of 87. Louise was born the daughter of William Edward and Mary Elizabeth (Stills) Cooper in Troy on February 19, 1914. Louise came from a family of six girls and three boys, growing up and attending school in the Wallowa County area. In 1930 Louise was married to Dwight Warren Purinton and they made their home in Troy and Lostine, where she worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse, Dwight preceded her in death on March 27, 1975. For a short time she lived on the Oregon Coast and then in 1986 she moved to Newberg to be near her niece, Rose, and nephews, Glen and Bill Cooper. She was a member of the Assembly Of God Church in Newberg and a faithful attendee. She enjoyed writing poetry and wrote many poems. Louise enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews as much as they enjoyed spending time with her. Surviving are one brother Richard Cooper of Castle Rock, Washington. Many nephews and nieces; and those who have come to know and appreciate her where she has lived and worked Three brothers and five sisters preceded her in death. Services were held Wednesday, December 26, in Newberg. A concluding service will be held Friday, December 28, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Lostine Cemetery in Lostine. Wallowa County Chieftain, December 27, 2001, Page 2 Contributed by: Sue...

Caudle, Joe – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Memorial services for Joe Thomas Caudle who passed away at his home in Lostine on Monday, April 23, 1973, were Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Bollman Chapel. Rev. Joe Jewett officiated and Wanda Sorweide was organist. Ella McArtor sang “Under His Wings”and “Beyond the Sunset”. Casket bearers were: C. Raymond Johnson, Paul Yost, Art Bartmess, Bud Wynans, Orval McArtor and Cecil McCubbin; and internment was in the Lostine Cemetery. Joe was the son of Berkley and Carrie Caudle and was born April 17, 1898 in Summerville. He had lived in Wallowa County most of his life. He was a member of the Lostine Christian Church. He is survived by one brother, Harley, of Lostine, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Wallowa County Chieftain, May 3, 1973 Contributed by: Sue Wells and Gary...

Hammack, Jessie May Mrs. – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Jessie May Hammack, Lostine, passed away Monday, August 8, 1960 at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for the past two weeks. Funeral services are being held today (Thursday ) at 2 p.m. at the Lostine Christian Church, with the Rev. Harold D. Fuller officiating. Burial will be in the Wallowa Cemetery. Mrs. Hammack who has lived in and near Lostine for 32 years was born March 16, 1876 in Waupaca, Wisc., daughter of Mason and Mary Allen. On November 16, 1913 she was married to James L. Hammack who preceded her in death in 1948. Survivors include two sons, Dwight Purinton, of Lostine and Daniel Robinson, of Lewiston, Idaho, and two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Gertrude) Thom, of Hermiston, and Mrs. Conrad (Bessie) Lesser, of College Place, Washington, children of former marriages; a stepson Elwood Robinson, of Lewiston; two half-brothers: Samuel Warren, of Baker, and Orphus Warren, of Jacksonville; 27 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren Wallowa County Chieftain, August 11, 1960, Front Page Contributed by: Sue Wells I find Sam Warren buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Baker City, Oregon Warren, Sam, b. 1889-08-30 d. 1974-10-23, Gary...

Hammack, James Lafayette – Obituary

Laid To Rest James Lafayette Hammack was born Oct. 18, 1860 in Wayne County, Iowa, and passed away at Lostine June 13, 1948. He crossed the plains with his parents in 1865, first to Yamhill County, and later to Summerville in Union County, where he lived until he was a young man. He then moved to Wallowa County where he had since made his home except from 1915 until 1928 when he lived in Hermiston, Oregon. He was united in marriage to Sarah A. Allen April 11, 1886. She passed away October 2, 1903. He was married on November 16, 1913, to Jessie May Robinson, who survives. He is also survived by an adopted daughter, Mrs. Laura Bales of Ellensburg, Wash.; five sisters, Mrs. Josie King of Ashland, Mrs. Emma Gastin of Wallowa, Mrs. Effie Cook, Mrs. Carrie Caudle and Mrs. Hattie Leonard all of Lostine; two stepsons, Dwight Purinton of Troy and Dan Robinson of Coulee City, Wash., and two step-daughters, Mrs. Gertie Thompson and Mrs. Bessie Wilson of Lostine, and many other relatives and friends. He united in 1930 with the Assembly of God church which he served faithfully. Funeral services were held in the Christian church Tuesday with Dick Johnston, pastor of the Wallowa Assembly of God church, in charge. Mr. and Mrs. M. Crow, Kate Page, Ella McArtor and Melvin Crow sang “When I’ve Gone the Last Mile of the Way,” “When They Ring Those Golden Bells” and “In the Sweet Bye and Bye,” accompanied by Frieda Smith at the piano. Pall bearers were Wm. Mullen, Chas. Page, Fred Asher, S. M. Crow, Walter Quesenberry...
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