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Cahill, Joseph Earl – Obituary

Funeral services for Joseph Earl Cahill, who died early Saturday morning at his home in Sturgis, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the F. O. Jolley Funeral Home with Rev. Clayton Berry officiating. Burial will be in the Bear Butte Cemetery under the direction of the F. O. Jolley Funeral Home. Cahill was born on October 2, 1897, at Chicago, Ill., to Simon and Ida Cahill. At the age of 17 he came to a ranch on Flint Rock Creek north of Red Elm. On Oct. 30, 1926 he married Alice V. Boers at Dupree, and in 1943 the family moved to Rapid City. In 1946 they moved to Sturgis where they have lived since. In 1947 he went to work for the Veterans Hospital at Ft. Meade, retiring in 1967. He is survived by his wife, Alice [Boers] of Sturgis; two sons, Eugene Cahill of Portland, Ore., and Keith Cahill of Spokane, Wash., one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Virginia) Freeman of Sturgis, nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister. Black Hills Press, June 1, 1974 Contributed by: Shelli...

Phillips, Freeman H. – Obituary

Joseph, Oregon Freeman H. Phillips of Joseph died June 4, 2007, at the Wallowa Valley Care Center in Enterprise. He was 81. Mr. Phillips was born Dec. 27, 1926, at Wilmot Flats, N.H. to Freeman S. and Christabel chamberlain Phillips, the second of 14 children. In 1927, the family moved to Alexandria where he attended grammar school and spent his early years working on the farm and for neighboring farmers at the going wage of fifty cents per day. Following his seventeenth birthday, in 1943, he entered the U.S. Navy and served on ships in the Atlantic Fleet before being assigned to the destroyer U.S.S. Luce in the Pacific Fleet, on which he served until it was hit by Japanese planes and sunk in the battle for Okinawa on May 4, 1945. Seriously wounded, he was brought home for hospitalization and recuperation. Near the end of his enlistment in 1947, he married his long-time sweetheart, Dorothy Adams, then a Navy nurse at Green Cove Springs, Florida. They returned home together and built a home in Chichester, N.H. and raised three children. He worked for many years at Concord Dry Cleaners before opening his own PVP Dry Cleaning business in Concord, N.H. The family moved to Rapid City, S.D. in 1963 where Mr. Phillips was employed at Barber Transportation Co. with his younger brother, Jim. On June 9, 1972, his eldest son, also named Freeman, was swept away while working with the S.D. National Guard when he attempted to rescue flood victims during the Rapid Valley flood. Mr. Phillips and his brother searched for and discovered his son’s body two...

Muller, Darrell M. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Darrell M. Muller, 78, of La Grande, died Oct. 7 at his home. A complete obituary will be available later. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements. La Grande Observer – October 08, 2009 ______________________________ Local Funerals and Visitations Oct. 17 – Darrell Muller, family graveside interment, 2 p.m., Grandview Cemetery La Grande Observer – October 12, 2009 La Grande Observer – October 14, 2009 _________________________________ Darrell Marvin Muller, 78, of La Grande, died Oct. 7 at his home. A family graveside interment will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grandview Cemetery. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Pendleton Presbyterian Church. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – October 12, 2009 ______________________________ Local Funerals and Visitations Oct. 17 – Darrell Muller, family graveside interment, 2 p.m., Grandview Cemetery La Grande Observer – October 14, 2009 __________________________________- Darrell Marvin Muller, 78, of La Grande, died Oct. 7 in La Grande after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. According to Darrell’s wishes, he was cremated. A family graveside burial will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday in La Grande. A memorial service will be held at the Pendleton Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. Monday. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Darrell was born Sept. 12, 1931, to Lloyd and Rose (Berger) Muller in Rapid City, S.D. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 in the Counter Intelligence Corp and was honorably discharged from the Reserves in 1961. He received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Oregon Normal School (now EOU)...

Cahill, Alice V. Boers – Obituary

Funeral services for Alice V. Cahill, who died Thursday evening at the Sturgis Community Memorial Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the F. O. Jolley Funeral Home, with Rev. Harold Fitch officiating. Burial will be in the Bear Butte Cemetery under the direction of the F. O. Jolley Funeral Home. Alice Boers was born on June 14, 1905 at Lacon, Ill. to Ole and Daisy [Hewitt] Boers. The family moved to South Dakota in 1911, returning to Lacon until 1915 when they returned to South Dakota. In 1917 they moved to Seattle, Wash. returning to South Dakota in 1921. She was married to Joseph E. Cahill on Oct. 30, 1926 at Dupree, SD. In 1943 the couple moved to Rapid City where they lived until 1946 when they moved to Sturgis and have lived there since. She is survived by 2 sons, Eugene Cahill of Portland, Ore., and Keith Cahill of Spokane, Wash.; one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Virginia) Freeman of Sturgis; one brother, Louis Boers of Sturgis and one sister Doris Boers of Sturgis, and 9 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1974 and an infant brother. Black Hills Press, December 13, 1975 Contributed by: Shelli...

Edith Cornelia Todd Jones of Hill City SD

JONES, Edith Cornelia Todd9, (George W.8, George T.7, Eli6, Jonah5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 20, 1879, married Sept. 6, 1904, Harold Lewis Jones, at Hill City, So. Dak. She graduated from University of Minnesota. Children: I. Marian Margaret, b. March 26, 1906, in Hill City, So. Dak. II. Francis Boardman, b. June 12, 1907, in Minneapolis, Minn. III. Alison Winchell, b. June 5, 1913, in San Bernardino,...

Heacock, Thomas Alphonso “Tom” – Obituary

Richland, Oregon Tom Heacock, 68, of Richland, died June 16, 2003, at his home. A celebration of his life will take place Wednesday, June 25 at 1 p.m. at Columbia View Park in St. Helens. Thomas Alphonso Heacock was born on Dec. 27, 1934, in Pennington County, Rapid City, S.D., to Frederick Alvorado and Lola Nancy Wright Heacock. When he was seven his family moved to St. Helens. Tom graduated from high school in St. Helens and went on to work at Boise Cascade. It was from that job that he retired, 43 years later. Tom and Nancy were married in 1982 in St. Helens. After retirement, Tom and his wife took their first trip to the Richland. They camped in the mountains and fell in love with the area. Tom was an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman, and he had a wonderful sense of humor. He loved all animals, especially birds. Tom was especially close to his children and grandchildren. He played a huge part of their lives. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Richland; daughters, Diane Heacock of Rainier, Margie Heacock of Spokane, Wash., Christy Hess and her husband, Bob, of St. Helens, Leslie Stockdale and her husband, Randy, of Welches, and Christine Curtis and her husband, Steve, of Portland; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; his sisters, Ellen Bergstrom and Patty Heacock; and his brothers, Don and Fred Heacock. Tom was preceded in death by his parents. Contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Used with...

Clapp, Katheryn Frances “Fritz” Shryack Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Katheryn Frances “Fritz” Clapp, 80, died Thursday, September 19, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Lura Kidner-Miesen of the United Methodist Church will officiate. Visitations will be Tuesday until 7 o’clock tonight at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Mrs. Clapp was born Nov. 30, 1921, to Walter and Orpha Kelley Shryack at Eagle, Colo. She had one brother, Jack Shryack. The family moved to Haines in 1937 from Melba, Idaho. She attended grade school and freshman year at Melba, graduating in Haines in 1940. She joined Weiss Brothers Furniture from 1942 to 1946. On April 2, 1946, she married Eldon Clapp at Pendleton. During a period in 1946, she worked at Ryder Brothers for Bob Bratt. In 1947, they moved to Rapid City, S.D., where she worked at Dureks Furniture from 1947 through 1949. She demonstrated with sales, window displays, color coordinator and drapery measurements traveling in western South Dakota and Wyoming. She moved with her husband, Eldon, to Paterson Air Force Base at Colorado Springs, Colo.; March AFB, Riverside, Calif.; Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska; McClellan AFB, Sacramento, Calif., and Paine AFB, Everett, Wash. In 1992, they moved to Baker City to help care for her mother, Orpha, until she died in 1996. During their married life they were know by close friends as Fritz and Ec. Survivors include her husband Eldon of Baker City; her brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Betty Shryack of Spokane, Wash.; a nephew, Jan Shryack, and special friend, Tina, of Spokane, Wash.; a niece, Barbara Smith,...

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