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Wigle, Malinda Jane Dixon – Obituary

Mrs. Malinda J. Wigle died in Mabton, Dec. 29, 1916, aged 86 years, 2 months and 13 days. Funeral services were held in the M. E. Church Sunday, and burial was in Mabton cemetery. Mrs. Wigle was a native of Illinois, residing there until her marriage to Thomas Grewell, and moved to Corydon, Iowa. In 1863 she, with her husband and family, started across the plains. When in Wyoming, her husband was taken ill and died at Independence Rock, Wyo. With her children she resumed her journey westward, arriving at Vancouver, Wash. the same year. Two years later she was united in marriage to Daniel D. Wigle, and to this union was born one child, Elizabeth Belle Little of Mabton, with whom she spent her last days. In 1902 she was again left a widow. She was one of the earliest pioneers of Kittitas Valley, going to that place in 1873. She was a devoted Christian, converted at an early age and uniting with the M. E. Church. [Listed as Wagle in the obit] The Mabton Chronicle, January 4, 1917 Contributed by: Shelli...

Little, Elizabeth Belle Wigle – Obituary

The funeral of Mrs. Belle Little will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock in Shaw & Sons Chapel. The Rev. Paul Petticord will officiate and burial will be Naches Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Clark, B. F. Frederick, Nicholas Pellier, Clarence Underwood, George Newland and H. C. Dwinell. [Died December 17, 1940; w/o Lafyette Little; d/o Daniel Wigle and Malinda Jane Dixon.] Contributed by: Shelli...

Livingston, Ardith Maxine – Obituary

Union, Oregon Ardith Maxene Livingston, 100, of Union, died at her residence May 31. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Union. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Maxene Livingston was born Aug. 29, 1907, the oldest of 13 children, in Santaquin, Utah. She grew up on the family farm owned by her parents, Albert and Chloe Tietjen Greenbalgh. As the oldest child, she was very involved in rearing her brothers and sisters. She also learned to operate all of the farm equipment except the binder because that was pulled by three horses. She grew up in a time when there were very few cars, so travel and farming was done with horses. Maxene graduated from the ninth grade in Santaquin, then graduated from high school in Payson, Utah, where she met her future husband, Vaughn Livingston. After graduation, she moved to Salt Lake City, where she worked as a milliner, designing and making women’s hats. Maxene and Vaughn were married in Oakland, Calif., Oct. 28, 1926. They remained in California until the Great Depression when they moved to Provo, Utah, where Vaughn attended Brigham Young University. Upon graduation they moved to Twisp, Wash. – the beginning of a long career with the U.S. Forest Service. Employment with the Forest Service required living in many places including John Day, Seneca, Naches, Wash., Entiat, Wash., and Union, where they lived for the rest of their lives. Over the years, five sons were added to the family. Now the family includes 22 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren...

Huff, Donald Leslie – Obituary

Halfway, Oregon Donald Leslie Huff, 32, of Halfway, died June 25, 2002, on the Idaho side of the Snake River near Oxbow. A celebration of his life was today in a graveside service at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. He was born on Aug. 30, 1969, at Baker City to Tom and Vicki Ingram Huff. Donnie, known as “Duke” until he was about 12 years old, was raised and educated at Longview and Naches, Wash. He was a Naches High School graduate and attended San Jose Christian Bible College at San Jose, Calif., for two years. He studied with the intent of becoming a youth minister. After college, he returned to Halfway, working as a carpenter, ranch hand and finally enjoying the occupation as a river guide/river adventurer. Donnie had a desire for adventure. He was always ready and willing to try to experience everything. Those who knew Donnie best knew that he lived, breathed, smelled and talked fish. He had a story for anyone who would listen, from small river fishing to the big one that got away in Alaska. He had a special gift of finding that hole and catching that fish when no one else could. Donnie was a very compassionate man. He had a soft heart for any and all animals in need, whether they needed a home, fed, or medical care. In September of 1998, Donnie and Patti Scott were married in Halfway at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church. They made their home in Halfway with their daughter, Molly. Donnie took every opportunity to spend time with his stepdaughter, Molly, and always loved and...

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