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Hamon, Reba L. Briggs – Obituary

Union, Oregon Reba L. Briggs Hamon Reba L. Briggs Hamon, 78, of Prineville and formerly of Union and La Grande, died Oct. 16 at her home. A celebration of life took place Oct. 19 at the Prineville Funeral Home with Pastor Dusty Flegel officiating. Mrs. Hamon was born in Shidler, Okla., April 22, 1928, to William Ernest and Bernie Hohstadt Briggs. The family moved to Oregon in 1937, settling in Union in 1938 when she was in the third grade. She lived and worked in Union and La Grande until moving to Prineville in 1948. In 1953 she married Noah Hamon in Stevenson, Wash. In Prineville, she worked in the potato fields, at the mills and as a waitress for many restaurants for several years. She was a dispatcher for the Prineville Police Department from 1963 to 1973. She worked at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Prineville, then was a manager of the Madras DMV, retiring in 1989. She loved to play golf and was a member of the Redmond Country Club. She enjoyed traveling, including to Europe, and had been a member of the Prineville Eagles Lodge. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Hartley of Auburn Wash.; sons and their spouses, Randy and Sue Hamon and Ron and Sheri Hamon, all of Prineville, and Don and Samantha Hamon of Redmond; siblings, Lonnie Briggs of Roseburg, Dale Briggs of Bend, Marie Neville of Ojai, Calif., and Laverne Scott of Kalispell, Mont.; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Cindy, a brother and a sister. Memorial contributions may be made to the...

Carter, Ralph V. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Ralph V. Carter, 88, of Florence and formerly of La Grande, died Sept. 26. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Mr. Carter was born Sept. 5, 1918, in Henning, Minn., to Clarence and Lillian Carter, the fourth of eight children. He worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps and spent four years in the Army with the Coastal Defense Battalion. In 1959, after a particularly hard Minnesota winter, he and his wife, Florence Mabel Stewart, moved with their four children to Oregon. He worked as a Crook County assessor in Prineville and as a right of way appraiser for the Oregon State Highway Department in La Grande, Portland and Salem. He and his wife retired to Mapleton and enjoyed living on the Siuslaw River. He loved the out of doors, meeting new people and playing cribbage, dominos and bingo. He is survived by his wife of 62 years; children and their spouses, R. Douglas Carter of Shasta City, Calif., Sharon and Allan McGlasson of North Bend, Deborah Lee and fiancé Dan White of Eugene and Connie and Lance Barton of Coos Bay; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Florence Hospice, 310 Ninth St., or Florence Food Share, P.O. Box 2514, both in Florence, 97439; or to the American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, N.Y., 10006. The Observer, Obituaries For The Week Ending Nov. 02,...

Alexander, Adrienne Leona – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Adrienne Leona Alexander Adrienne Leona Alexander, 82, of Prineville and formerly of La Grande, died Feb. 20. Visitation will be available from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 185 NE Fourth St., Prineville. Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, SE Second Street and Idlewood, Prineville, with Bishop John A. Morgan officiating. Mrs. Alexander was born Oct. 19, 1924, to Adren and Leona (Morris) See in La Grande. She graduated from La Grande High School and was employed by Union Pacific Railroad as a telegrapher for one year. On Nov. 7, 1943, she married Frank Alexander in La Grande. She worked for Montgomery Wards, Erickson’s Supermarket, Erickson’s Department Store, Pioneer Memorial Hospital, Crook County School District, Ochoco Federal Credit Union, Ronjos Radio Shack and Dave Westbrook Insurance. She retired in 1986. Her hobbies were playing and teaching the piano, crocheting, embroidering and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the the Woman’s Auxiliary VFW. Mrs. Alexander had a dance band, played for the Crook County Boys Choir and provided music for the LDS Church for 50 years. Survivors include her children and their spouses, JoAnne and Ron Thompson of Prineville and Robert and Nancy Alexander of Albany; 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Wendell See of Richland, Wash., Margaret Skaggs of Delta, Utah, Nancy Stradling of Mesa, Ariz., and Gloria Steen of McMinnville. She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Carol; and one sister...

Stephens, John Scott, Sgt. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Sgt. John Scott Stephens, 41, formerly of La Grande, died March 15 in Tikrit, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his patrol came under attack. Known as Scott, Sgt. Stephens was born May 16, 1965, to Gene and Jo Stephens in Prineville. He graduated from La Grande High School in 1983. While in high school he played baseball and football and competed as a wrestler and a swimmer. Growing up, he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and beating his sister at water-skiing. After attending college, he joined the Army as a medic in 1985. On Aug. 11, 1988, he married his wife, Beatte, in Germany, and they had three children, Brian, Cheryl and Darren. Sgt. Stephens coached baseball at many of the bases where he was stationed, and in Germany led the Army team to the European championship. He loved baseball, working with children, teaching and learning. He earned a degree in teaching and an associate’s degree in computer science while in the Army. He planned to come back to La Grande to get his master’s at Eastern Oregon University when he retired. Survivors include his wife, Bea; children and their spouses, Brian and Klylie Reddington of Fort Rucker, Ala., Cheryl and Brian Ellis of Fort Bragg, N.C., and Darren Stephens of Germany; three grandchildren; parents, Gene and Jo Stephens of La Grande; sister, Michelle Flowers of Hermiston; grandmother, Gayle Stephens of La Grande; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 31, 2007 Published: March 31,...

Marx, Phyllis Marie – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Phyllis Marie Marx, 56, of La Grande, died July 29 at her home. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, and viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the chapel. Burial will be at the Union Cemetery following the funeral service. Phyllis was born on July 1, 1951, the daughter of Beryl and Dorothy (Silvey) Brookshire in Prineville. The family lived in Mitchell before moving to Union, where she graduated from high school. She worked in the bakery at Albertsons for 14 years. On April 4, 1992, she married Bert Marx in La Grande. She enjoyed crocheting, camping, fishing and boating. Survivors include her husband, Bert of La Grande; children, Mark Kirkland of Nampa, Idaho, and Laurie and Tim Testiman of Enterprise; parents, Beryl and Dorothy Brookshire of Union; brothers, Rick Brookshire of Alaska and Jeff Brookshire of Enterprise; two grandsons; and other relatives. Her son, Clint Kirkland, preceded her in death. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Cancer Society in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850. La Grande Observer, Obituaries For The Week Ending August 4, 2007 – Published August 4, 2007 Submitted by: Dixie...

Bean, Eva Allen – Obituary

Funeral for Mrs. Ormond (Eva Allen) Bean, wife of the former Portland City Commissioner, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at J. P. Finley & Son. Mrs. Bean, 84, of 2545 SW Terwilliger Blvd., a life-long resident of Oregon, died Friday[December 24] in a Portland hospital. She was born in Prineville, Aug. 16, 1887, and lived there and in Eugene before moving to Portland in 1911. She graduated from Eugene High School in 1906, and from the University of Oregon in 1910. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and a charter member of Lake Oswego County Club. She was a member of a pioneer family that came to Scio in 1850. Survivors include her husband; a son, Ormond Jr. of Portland; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Collins of Lake Oswego; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Interment will be Riverview Cemetery. Sunday Oregonian, December 26, 1971 Contributed by: Shelli...

Asher, Lou Veda – Obituary

Asher, Lou Veda Prineville, Oregon Lou Veda Asher passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at Ochoco Care Center in Prineville, Ore. She was 90 years old. Visitation will be held from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2006 at Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 185 NE 4th St, Prineville, Ore. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2006 at Missionary Baptist Church, 1870 NW Riverland Loop, Prineville, Ore. Pastor Jack Collier will officiate. Lou was born on July 4, 1915 to Charlie and Lillie (Chestnut) Hibbitts in Long Branch, Ky. After school she married Charles and started a family. She left London, Ky., in 1956 and moved to Prineville, Ore., where she spent the rest of her life. She was a Sunday school teacher and substitute school teacher. She was baptized in the Baptist Church in 1933. She was a member of Old Salem Baptist Church of London, Ky. Her hobbies included cooking, crocheting, playing checkers, gardening, sewing, quilting, horses, hunting deer and telling stories to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include: her sons Mel and Diana Asher of Alfalfa, Ore., and Alvin and Carole Asher of Prineville, Ore.; daughter Billie Jean Smith of Prineville, Ore.; numerous nieces and nephews, six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, two brothers, two sons, Bill and Calvin Asher, husband and one great-granddaughter. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice. Whispering Pines Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Central Oregonian, Prineville, Oregon – February 19,...

Miller, Evelyn Carol Howland Mrs. – Obituary

Evelyn was born on Feb. 7, 1935, in Baker City to Harry and Georgia Culver Howland. She married Delbert Miller Feb. 17, 1953 in Weiser, Idaho. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing, crafts, dancing, her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Delbert Jack Miller of Prineville; four children, Michael Robert Miller and his wife Jeanette of Beaverton, Diann Stephoney Jennings and her husband Russell of Redmond, Therasa Carol Jones and her husband Pat of Prineville and Delbert Anthony Miller and his wife Christina of Willsonville; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brother-in-laws; one sister-in-law and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and father. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Research Foundation, in care of Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 30, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

Miller, Evelyn Carol Howland Mrs. – Obituary

Evelyn Carol Miller, 70, a former resident of Baker City passed away at her home in Prineville, Ore., on Sept. 25, 2005. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City. Interment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery. Sister Kay Marie Duncan of Pathway Hospice officiated. Friends were invited to join the family following the services for a reception at the VFW hall. Visitation was held at Gray’s West & Co. on Monday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Evelyn was born on Feb. 7, 1935 in Baker City to Harry and Georgia Culver Howland. She married Delbert Miller Feb. 17, 1953 in Weiser, Idaho. Mrs. Miller was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing, crafts, dancing, her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Delbert Jack Miller of Prineville; four children, Michael Robert Miller and his wife Jeanette of Beaverton, Ore., Diann Stephoney Jennings and her husband Russell of Redmond, Ore., Therasa Carol Jones and her husband Pat of Prineville, and Delbert Anthony Miller and his wife Christina of Wilsonville, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brother-in-laws; one sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and father. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Research Foundation, in care of Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used by permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, October, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

Phillips, Dave “Shorty” – Obituary

Dave “Shorty” Phillips, 74, of Prineville, a former Baker City resident, died April 29, 2005, at St. Charles Medical Center at Bend. At his request, there will be no public service. Shorty was born on Oct. 10, 1930, to William George and Margarette Akin Phillips at Emmett, Idaho. The family moved to Kinzu when he was 16 where he worked in the mill. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served four years. After his discharge, he moved to Prineville in 1952. He married Colettia Joreg on May 2, 1953, at Goldendale, Wash. She died on Prineville on May 2, 1973. He later married Ila Stephenson on May 6, 1976, at Reno, Nev. She died on Nov. 19, 2004, at Prineville. He worked for Hudspeth Mill as a saw filer. He then worked for Crown-Louisiana Pacific and then for Ellingson Lumber Co. until his retirement in 1993. Shorty lived in Baker City from 1987 to 1997, and then moved back to Prineville. He loved woodworking and the great outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was a life member of the American Legion, Post 29. Survivors include his daughter, Becky Stewart of Prineville; a daughter, Barbara Phillips of Denver; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Amy Phillips of Spokane, Wash.; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Ernie Slavey of Prineville; stepson and daughter-in-law, Jesse and Kathy Fuller of Prineville; his brothers, Merle and Frank Phillips, both of Bend; sister, Juanita Beard of Prineville; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren. Prineville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 9,...
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