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Holman, Henry Chester “Chet” – Obituary

Henry Chester “Chet” Holman , 84, of Hood River, died Sept. 19, 2002, at his home. His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Anderson’s Tribute Center in Hood River. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Friday at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville. Visitations will be today at Anderson’s Tribute Center. Henry “Chet” Holman was born March 8, 1918, at Prineville to Henry Chester and Agnes Frison Holman. Chet was raised by his foster mother, Ida Wilson, of Prineville and was a graduate of Crook County High School. He worked for various employers in Prineville such as the Civil Conservation Corps, machinist for Alexander Yaukey Lumber Co., and master mechanic for Crook County Roads. During World War II Chet served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant. He was part of the Air Transfer Command. Mr. Holman was an airplane mechanic and worked on two of our former presidents aircrafts. Toward the end of Chet’s service in the military he went overseas and served at Okinawa. Mr. Holman was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1945. After the war, Mr. Holman returned to Prineville and married Ina Hardenbrook. Together Chet and his wife lived at Los Alamos, N.M., where he worked for the University of California in its science lab. In 1960, Mr. Holman and his wife moved from New Mexico to Bonneville. In Oregon Chet worked for the Army Corps of Engineers. Chet put time in at both the Bonneville and The Dalles dams as a machinist. The couple moved to Hood River in 1965 where they had lived since. Chet...

McCormick, Monna Rae Lee Mrs. – Obituary

Halfway, Oregon Monna Rae McCormick, 85, of Halfway, died May 15, 2002. A celebration of Monna’s life will take place Saturday, June 22, at 1 p.m. at Wild Bill’s in Halfway. Monna was born Jan. 4, 1917, at Halfway to Charles Henry Lee and Viola “Oliver” Lee. She married Joe E. Harrison in 1943 in Lakeview. They had two children: a son, Wayne Lee Harrison, and a daughter, Linda Jo Harrison. Monna married Wayne “Mac” McCormick in 1968 and lived in Prineville until Mac passed away in 1979. She moved to Springfield, then on to Halfway in 1997. Monna enjoyed reading, gardening, crocheting, embroidery and making pies. She wrote poetry and short stories, loved flowers, birds and rides to the mountains and lakes to look for rocks. She was a loving, kind person who always had a smile and a friendly word for all. Monna is survived by her son, Wayne Harrison, and his wife, Shari; her daughter, Linda Jo Fountain and her husband, Dick, of Springfield; a grandson, Jerry Campbell and his wife, Jennifer, of Springfield, grandson, Justin Campbell and his wife, Mary, of Eugene; six great-grandchildren: Brendon, David, Brogan, Tarrin, Danika and Kendra; her sisters, Marge Sagers of Halfway and Jeanne Daniels of Las Vegas; nephews, Dennis Curtis and his wife, Inez, and Tom Curtis, all of Halfway, Greg Daniels and his wife, Jan, and Gary Daniels and his wife, Linda, of Kenai, Alaska; a niece, Ronda Maki of Las Vegas; and a special friend, Dalene Davis. Contributions in Monna’s memory may be made to the Granite Peaks Assisted Living Construction Fund of Pathway Hospice, in care...

Hylton, Barbara Dale Allred Mrs. – Obituary

Barbara Dale Hylton, 66, of Prineville, died May 26, 2002. Her graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville. Bishop Rulon Workman will conduct the service. Barb was born on Sept. 17, 1935, at Hailey, Idaho, to Silas and Virda Worthington Allred. She grew up in Hailey and attended schools there. She married the love of her life, Clark David Hylton, in Hailey on April 1, 1951. In 1952, they moved to Prineville and lived at the Ochoco Ranger Station. While living there they had three children. In 1965, they moved to Prineville where she had lived since. Barb loved working with people, and loved her jobs working in various retail stores in Prineville. She had a love and a passion for bowling, and really enjoying coaching the youth bowling program. She spent 30 years with the Prineville Bowling Association, serving in various leadership positions at the state and local level. She also served as the secretary for the Mop Droppers League for 26 years and was elected into the Bowlers Hall of Fame in 1995. Barbara was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Eagles Auxiliary. She loved the outdoors and spent hours tending her rose garden. One of her greatest treasures was her fishpond, created by her son, Stuart. Her true pride and joy was spending time with her grandson, Jared. Survivors include her daughters, Bobbe and her husband, Larry Bilyeu, of Baker City, and Annette Hylton of Madras; her grandson, Jared Bilyeu of Ashland; her mother, Virda Allred of Prineville; her brother, Donald,...

Dowdy, Janice “Roselle” McNair Mrs. – Obituary

Janice “Roselle” Dowdy, 64, of Irrigon, a former Baker City resident, died Nov. 5, 2001, at her home with her family at her side. A Celebration of Life Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Hermiston. Disposition was by cremation. Mrs. Dowdy was born the third of eight children on Aug. 22, 1937, in Baker City to John Joseph and Edith Maxine McNair. She attended St. Francis Academy in Baker City. In the summer of 1955, she and Adolph M. Dowdy met at a Grange dance in Haines. They were married on Dec. 31, 1955, at St. Francis Cathedral in Baker City and enjoyed 45 years together. Throughout their lives, the Dowdys lived in Baker City, Prineville, Parkdale, Tillamook and La Grande. They also spent a short stint at Wicksburg, Ariz., Green Leaf, Idaho, and most recently, the last two years at Irrigon. In 1987, Mrs. Dowdy decided to get a degree in business, so she returned to Eastern Oregon University at La Grande and diligently worked for her associate degree. At the age of 50 her dream was realized. She had many interests and hobbies: traveling, pottery, oil painting, golf, fishing and occasionally writing a scalding letter to the editor. She was an intelligent woman with a sharp, dry wit, a loving heart and a great love for her family and friends. She was a member of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church at Hermiston. Survivors include her husband, Adolph Dowdy of Irrigon; daughter and son-in-law, Janis and Regan of Tri Cities, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Genevieve...

Stace, Virgil Elwood – Obituary

Virgil Elwood Stace, 81, of Prineville, a former Baker City resident, died June 19, 2006, at Bend. His funeral was Thursday at Prineville Funeral Home. Interment was at Juniper Haven Cemetery. The Rev. Craig Smart officiated. Virgil was born on June 1, 1925, at Wallowa to Delbert and Cora Shoemaker Stace. When Virgil was in the third grade, the family moved to Baker City, where he attended schools. He was a 1944 Baker High School graduate. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Merchant Marines and was stationed at the Portland shipyards. He served in the South Pacific, Australia, Japan and in the Suez Canal. After World War II, he returned to Baker City where he worked in a bakery in the early mornings and ran movies at the movie theater at night. He married Autumn Griffith on June 10, 1950, at Baker City. The couple moved to Bend in 1951. Virgil worked for Meadowland Creamery and eventually went to work delivering groceries all over Central Oregon for more than 30 years. He retired from the Franz Bread Co. as a distributor in 1980. He moved to Prineville in 1962. Virgil loved to fish for trout and salmon. He enjoyed dancing, camping, canning fruits and vegetables, hunting for pheasant and deer and bowling on leagues at Prineville. He was a member of the Prineville Lions Club and held many positions, including president. He had been a member of the Redmond Buckaroo Breakfast since 1956. Virgil also was a member of the Prineville Elks Lodge and the Eagles Club. Survivors include his wife, Autumn Stace of Prineville; his children,...

Roecker, Carlotta Kay Benshoof Mrs. – Obituary

Carlotta Kay Roecker, 59, of Prineville, a former longtime Baker City resident, died Aug. 13, 2006, at St. Charles Medical Center, in Bend. Her memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Church of the Nazarene in Prineville. Pastor Warren Powell will officiate. Carlotta was born at Vancouver, Wash., on April 9, 1947, to Edward and LaDonna Jones Benshoof. She attended and graduated from Marshfield High School. She married James Roecker on Dec. 29, 1965, at Eastside. Together they had two sons. In 1996 they moved from Baker City to Prineville. Carlotta loved to cross-stitch, play her flute, and play with her grandchildren, plus spend time loving her family. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene at Prineville. Survivors include her husband, James; her two sons and their wives, Aaron and Tanya Roecker of Hillsboro and Raymond and Holly Roecker of Amity; two sisters, Charlene Howell of Medford and Linda Pace of Seneca; eight grandchildren; and three nieces and three nephews. She was preceded in death by her father. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mayo Clinic Cancer Research Center at Rochester, Minn. The Prineville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 22, 2006 Transcribed by: Belva...

Gullett, Danny – Obituary

Danny Gullett, 61, of Prineville died Sept. 7, 2006, at his home. His graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Danny Dale was born on March 13, 1945, at Prairie City to Maurice E. and Wilma M. Holland Gullett. He was raised at New Bridge and Richland and was a 1963 graduate of Eagle Valley High School at Richland. He married Jeannie Greener on May 28, 1966, at Halfway. Danny worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation for more than 30 years, retiring in 1995. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, riding in his Jeep, barbecues, and spending time with his family and pets. Survivors include his wife Jeannie; a son, Don Gullett of Prineville; a daughter Lisa “Cissy” Quinlan of Prineville; a brother, Earl, and his wife, Rita Gullett, of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; five grandchildren all of Prineville; Uncle Bill and Donita Holland of New Bridge; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Kenneth, who died in 1970 while serving in Vietnam. Memorial contributions may be made to a local hospice or Pioneer Memorial Hospice at Prineville through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 20, 2006 Transcribed by: Belva...

Andrews, Robert B. “Bob” – Obituary

Robert B. “Bob” Andrews, 79, of Prineville, a former Baker City resident, died Jan. 20, 2008, at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Prineville. At his request there will be no public service. Bob was born at Pompeii, Mich., on July 6, 1928, to Paul Phillip and Beulah Beatrice Watkins Andrews. He attended and was a graduate of Ithaca Michigan High School. He moved to Enumclaw, Wash., in the early 1950s. He owned and operated a farm in Baker City in 1958. Bob worked as a police officer for the City of Enumclaw for eight years from 1959 to 1967, and then as the water transmission supervisor for the City of Tacoma, Wash., for 24 years. He married Helma Herta Kartusch in Tacoma, Wash., on May 22, 1959. He retired from the City of Tacoma in 1986. The couple moved to Prineville in 1995 from Stevens County, Wash. He was a very skilled carpenter and contractor and had built 12 different homes that he and his wife designed. Survivors include his son, Robert and his wife, Ronda Andrews of Cumberland, Wash.; a daughter, Heidi, and her husband, Donald Gabrielson of Sherwood; brothers, Arthur Andrews of St. Johns, Mich., and Leo and John Andrews, both of Ithaca, Mich.; sisters, Kathleen Humm and Joan Oserowsky, both of Ithaca, Mich., Avis Ginther and Mary Miller, both of Midland, Mich., and Doris Bower of St. Johns, Mich.; four grandchildren, Kimberli Grant of Prineville, Joseph Pierotti and Roger Andrews, both of Enumclaw, Wash., and Robert Andrews of Cumberland, Wash.; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Helma, who died...

Spivey, Glenn Duane – Obituary

Glenn Duane Spivey, 73, of Prineville, a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 8, 2008. His graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Juniper Haven Cemetery. Dr. Barry Gridley will officiate. Glenn was born in Baker City, on June 18, 1934, to Luther A. and Ora Lee Ellis Spivey. He attended Baker High School and was a member of the first graduating class at the new high school in 1952. Glenn enlisted and served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He married Connie Nelson at Spray on June 30, 1962. Glenn worked for the Kinzua Corp. at Kinzua from 1952 until the mill was closed in 1978. He worked as a choker setter and was the lead man in the factory at Kinzua. He moved with his family from Kinzua to Prineville in 1978. At Prineville he worked at the Hudspeth mill where he pulled green chain, and then he worked at Clear Pine Moldings as a lead man in the wood chipper operations, retiring in 1997. In 1980, Glenn was awarded a first-place lumber grader certificate for the highest score from Western Wood Products Association – Warm Springs. He was a past member of the Condon Elks Lodge, Ochoco Bow Hunters Association and the Lumber Graders Association. He enjoyed doing word search puzzles, competing in 3-D and target tournaments, steelhead fishing on the Wallowa and John Day rivers, reading, bowling in the leagues at Condon and Prineville, camping, watching the Trail Blazers and visiting with friends. He had a great sense of humor and was quite the prankster, his family said. His grandchildren were...
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