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Jury, Allen W. “Al” – Obituary

Keating, Oregon Allen W. Jury, known to all as “Al,” 82, a lifelong rancher, died Feb. 1, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center of heart disease. There will be a memorial service in honor of his life in the spring. Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Al was born and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area town of Hayward, Calif. He married his high school sweetheart, Lila Estell, at Reno, Nev., in 1941. They moved to the San Joaquin Valley town of Oakdale, Calif., raising hogs and dairy cows. Their son, Walter, was born there in 1948. They bought a ranch and moved to the Sierra foothills town of Sonora, Calif., in 1951, raising hogs and dairy cows there also, later switching to beef cattle. In 1983, Al lost his wife, Lila, to cancer. He married his current wife, Mildred Lane, in 1985. Above all, Al valued his family. He loved to hunt, fish, garden and travel. He also loved a good horse and pie. He traveled into Oregon, Washington and Alaska each summer fishing and always looking for the perfect ranch. In 1988, he found and bought a ranch in the Keating Valley. His family moved there and ran the ranch, with Al and Millie enjoying their “retirement,” taking Al’s role of ranch adviser seriously and being free to fish and travel. Al also enjoyed the branding get-togethers and all the community potlucks and gatherings to visit and enjoy good food. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; his son, Walter, and his wife, Kitty; and grandchildren, Tom and Sara Jury, all...

Stanislaus County, California Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Ghost Town Cemetery Records are hosted at LDPhotography.net La Grange Cemetery Roberts Ferry Cemetery Following Cemeteries (hosted at Stanislaus County California CAGenWeb Archives) Lakewood Cemetery Following Cemeteries (hosted at Stanislaus County California Tombstone Transcription Project) Eugene Cemetery Maxwell Cemetery Patterson Cemetery A-B Surname C-E Surname F-H Surname I-M Surname N-R Surname S-Z Surname Grayson Cemetery Following Cemeteries (hosted at Interment.net) Ceres Memorial Park Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery Turlock Memorial Park  ...

Biographical Sketch of John H. Boyce

JOHN H. BOYCE, – The vicissitudes and characteristic frontier life of this redoubtable miner and freighter are not easily expressed in a few sentences. He was born in Vermont in 1832, and in 1850 came around Cape Horn to California. The succession of his labors thereafter is thus stated; In 1851, he mined on the Stanislaus; in 1852 was freighting with a sixteen-mule team from Stockton to various points; in 1860 was hauling quartz in Nevada; in 1862 came to Elk Creek mines, Eastern Oregon; in 1863 was at Bannack, mining and packing; from 1864 to 1869 was engaged as teamster of a twelve-mule prairie-schooner, which he afterwards bought and continued driving until 180. By this time he had acquired a competency; and finding his health somewhat impaired by exposure went to the Umatilla meadows, and purchased two hundred acres for a farm. His operations have been directed here to stock and grain raising; and he is one of the most active men in this war. Taking a band of cattle to the Wallowa in the winter, he found the valley deserted, the settlers gone, or at the fort. The severe season killed off two hundred and fifty of his animals. The next summer he was one of the four to come through Grande Ronde to Pendleton, while the savages were plundering and murdering on all...

Lupkoski, Charles W. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Charles W. Lupkoski, 48, of Baker City died June 6, 2003, at his home. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church at Pocahontas Road and and 17th Street. Pastor Tony Brandon of the church will officiate. Private interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at the funeral home. Charles was born Feb. 3, 1955, at Modesto, Calif., the son of Walter William and Bette Jane Kelly Lupkoski. He received his education in various locations and finished high school at Bend. He lived in Bend for many years before moving to Baker City. He did volunteer security work, reporting on buildings that were unlocked. He loved his church and considered them an extended part of his family; it was his main priority in life. Charlie was a very friendly person and was close to his friends. He was a very honest man and an avid coin collector. He enjoyed making jewelry and loved fishing and camping and he loved his cat. Survivors include his sister, Melody Haney of Grants Pass; niece, Kelly Haney Grable of Baker City; and a nephew, Michal Haney, also of Baker City. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial contributions may be made to the Seventh-day Adventist Church through the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 13, 2003 Transcribed by: Belva...

Prasch, Ferriel Joyce McKinney Mrs. – Obituary

Ferriel Joyce McKinney Prasch, 67, of Modesto, Calif., a former Baker City resident, died Oct. 13, 2002, at Modesto. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Dennis Hickman of First Lutheran Church will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Ferriel was born on Sept. 17, 1935, at Baker City. Her parents were the late Louis and Florence McKinney. She received her bachelor’s of education degree at Portland University in 1958 and taught in Portland-area elementary schools before moving to Moraga, Calif., in 1965. Ferriel worked for Spring Hill School at Lafayette until 1971 when she moved to Modesto, Calif. She and her husband, Don Prasch, managed the Baskin-Robbins store there for seven years before she decided to be a stay-at-home mom for the next few years. After her children were grown, the love of teaching and educating children brought her back to work as a second-grade teacher for Modesto City Schools in 1986. She worked at Brett Harte School the majority of those years, until her retirement in June of 2001. During her spare time, Ferriel enjoyed making wire-wrap jewelry, collecting rocks and gems, traveling, gardening and spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends. She especially loved being a grandmother. After a brief battle with cancer, Ferriel died at her Modesto home of 30 years, surrounded by her family. Survivors include her three children, Keoki Schattauer of Kona, Hawaii, and his girlfriend, Toni; Marie Brady of Oakland, Calif., and her husband, David, and Richard Prasch of Boise and his wife, Marcia; her aunt,...

Biographical Sketch of Henry Yount

Henry Yount of Tustin, was born in Platte County, Missouri, December 11, 1845, his parents being Henry and Deborah (Doherty) Yount, the former a native of Indiana and the latter of Pennsylvania, who moved to Missouri in 1832, locating upon a farm, and there the senior Yount died in 1845, when his son Henry was but two weeks old. His mother subsequently married Abraham Van Vranken. May 5, 1865, Mr. Yount started for California with an ox team; and after arriving he followed farming the first year in Santa Clara County; then he was a wheat-raiser in San Joaquin County four years; next he was five years in Stanislaus County; and in 1872 he came to Los Angeles County and continued agricultural pursuits for one year at Compton, and next he was engaged in wheat-farming again in Tulare County. Returning to Compton, he remained there until 1881, when he became a citizen of Santa Ana Valley, locating at Tustin. He bought an improved property there, making a neat and comfortable home. He has given his whole attention to horticulture since his arrival here, and he has served the people as Deputy Assessor for the years 1887-’88-’89; is an active Republican. In 1872 he married Miss Mary A. Wootten, from Illinois. They have two children: Dora E. and Frank. She died in Tulare County, September 19, 1875, and in March, 1880, Mr. Yount married Alice A. Troombly, from Kansas, and by this marriage there are John H., Augusta, Charles E., Benjamin, deceased, and...

Lew, Frances D. Vaughn Mrs. – Obituary

Frances D. Lew, 88, a former Baker County resident, died Feb. 23, 2007, at Modesto, Calif. Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lakewood Funeral Home in Hughson, Calif. Frances was born on Oct. 20, 1918, at Baker City to Waldo Russell and Ella Afton Weitz Vaughn. She moved from Baker City to Keating Valley at the age of 9. Her parents ran the Keating Store and Post Office. She became an accomplished horseback rider and spent her early Keating years riding up and down the valley making friends. She married Lawrence L. Lew Sr. on Oct. 9, 1940, at Fort Lewis, Wash. While he was overseas in Burma fighting with Merrill’s Marauders, his pay was sent to Frances, who used it to purchase land for their ranch. They ranched until the mid 1950s when they moved to Baker City where Frances cared for her ailing mother. In 1961, Frances and Lawrence moved to Lodi, Calif. They lived there until 1971 when they moved to Ceres, Calif., to develop land for a subdivision they called Luran Estates. Frances lived at Luran until shortly before her death. Her husband and best friend, Lawrence, died in 1990. Survivors include her two sons, Lawrence L. Lew Jr. and his wife, Cheryl, and W. Vaughn Lew and his wife, Glenda, all of Ceres, Calif.; four grandchildren, Randy Lew of Arcadia, Calif., Lawrence “Lucky Lew” Lew III of Modesto, Calif., and Matthew and Justin Lew of Ceres, Calif.; six stepgrandchildren, Matthew, Arthur and Forrest Saarloos and Daniel Fuller of Modesto, Calif., Kimberly Hill of Elk Grove, Calif., and Melissa Colby of...

Biographical Sketch of Edward Rucker Dixon

One of the most popular young men in the banking circles of San Mateo County is Edward Rucker Dixon, who was born at Merced, California, March 21, 1883. After leaving high school, he secured a position with the bank of Newman, California, where he remained for twelve years, serving faithfully in every branch of the banking business. It is partly due to his efforts that this bank has been developed to one of the most influential banks of the great San Joaquin valley. Mr. Dixon came to the National Bank of San Mateo, January 10, 1916, to fill the position of cashier, being selected from a large list of applicants. In the selection of Mr. Dixon as cashier, the National Bank of San Mateo feels that it has added another good asset to the city of San Mateo as well as to its working organization. Mr. Dixon is fraternally connected with the B. P. O. Elks, F. & A. M., and Knight Templar...
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