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Ricker, Tex – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Union Murder Still Mystery; Seek Gun Autopsy Held: Lodged Bullet Only Clue Found, Officers Looking for Borrowed Gun Union, – June 21. – With a bullet through his abdomen, Tex Ricker, about 50, self-described Yellowstone guide, rodeo promoter and adventurer, was found dead on the woolen mill bridge at Union, at down today four hours after neighbors had heard a shot and cries. Discovery of the body was made by Mrs. Mildred Jory, about 40, whom Ricker said yesterday he expected to marry today. They had been together last night until 11 o’clock, half an hour before the shot was heard. No Gun Found No gun was found near the bridge and there was no powder burns on his body. Officers were convinced there was no evidence of suicide. Mrs. Jory and her two daughters, Maxine and Louise, and Mrs. Louise DeVore all heard the shot fired, they said, at 11:30. They had no telephone and were too frightened to go outside to investigate. They reported hearing a car go over the bridge at the time of the shots and again at about 1 o’clock. As soon as it was light, Mrs. Jory looked out the window and saw the body on the bridge, which is a short distance from her home. She ran to the home of neighbors and called Guy Church, marshal, who immediately notified Dr. F.L.Ralston, coroner at La Grande. The body was taken to the Cock Brothers mortuary. District Attorney Carl Helm, Sheriff Jesse Breshears and State Officer Dick Robertson were called to Union to investigate. They held but slight clues...

Clymer, Doris Schnebly – Obituary

Doris Schnebly Clymer, 99, of Issaquah, Washington, died Sunday May 18, 2008 after a short illness. She was born April 3, 1909, in Ellensburg, Washington to Joseph Jay and Elizabeth Barnhart Schnebly. Her early years were spent on the family ranch which was located in the Fairview District, where she attended a one-room schoolhouse. After graduating from Ellensburg High School, Doris went on to study History and English at Washington State College (now WSU), where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1931. In 1932, Doris married high school sweetheart and artist John Ford Clymer. Over the 58 years of their marriage, Doris and John lived in Wilmington, Delaware; Toronto, Canada; Westport, Connecticut; Bridgewater, Connecticut; Teton Village, Wyoming; and Issaquah, Washington. They traveled extensively around the United States and Canada while Doris helped John research his Saturday Evening Post covers, illustrations, and Fine Art paintings. It was Doris’ love of Western American history that led to John’s illustrated interpretations of historic events in the American West that comprised his later career. Doris was a thorough and dogged historical researcher, and it was her untiring investigations that led the couple to the precise locations where events occurred. This enabled John Clymer to be known as the artist whose works could be studied for their historical accuracy. The Clymer’s favorite areas of study included the Oregon Trail (Doris had five great-great grandparents who traveled to the Ellensburg area via the trail), the Nez Perce Trail and Chief Joseph, the Lewis and Clark Expedition (Doris won an award for her research from the Lewis and Clark Society), the Astorians, the Fur Trade, Narcissa...

Teton County, Wyoming Census Records

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Teton County, Wyoming Cemetery Records

Cemeteries are one of the most likely places people will search when looking for ancestors. Many of the old cemeteries only have records left as the cemetery itself went so many years with out care and the stones were used for other purposes, like leveling a building!! Hosted at Teton County WYGenWeb Aspen Cemetery Burials Alta Cemetery South Park Cemetery Old Moran Cemetery...

Ells, Lillie Lovelace Carroll Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Lillie Lovelace Ells, 100, a longtime Baker City resident, died April 8, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Ian Fisher of Calvary Chapel in Ontario will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Lillie was born at Clovis, Calif., to Hubert and Lucy Van Cleave Carroll on Jan. 4, 1903. She moved with her parents at the age of 3 to Brady, Neb., where she lived until she was grown. She worked hard all her life in the fields, milking cows and doing many chores outside and helping her mother with her younger brothers and sisters. She was the second of 13 children. She lived in a sod house until she was 15 and assisted her mother in making mattresses for the beds, which were filled with corn shucks or clean straw. She was up early every morning to help outside and then did the chores inside before fixing a lunch and then walking to school, a distance of ? miles, and she made sure the younger ones got there on time. In 1917, her father moved the family to Kelly, Wyo., and she soon moved to La Grande where she worked at odd jobs until 1922, when she met and married Ed Lovelace. They bought a ranch at Durkee and moved there in 1926, where she resided until 1950. She worked hard raising a huge garden each year, and canning many jars of...

Carroll, Warren Evan – Obituary

Warren Evan Carroll, 84, a long-time La Grande resident, died Aug. 22, 2002, at Twin Firs Retirement Center in La Grande. At his request, there will be no public services. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Mr. Carroll was born June 30, 1918, in Kelly, Wyo., to Hubert Lawrence and Lucy Jane VanCleave Carroll. He graduated from Baker High School and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. In 1937, he married Ann Dockweiler. The couple had two children. In 1951, he married Mary Miller. Mr. Carroll worked as an electrician for the Mount Emily Lumber Company and for Boise Cascade for 35 years. Mr. Carroll enjoyed being with family and friends, fishing, traveling, woodworking and other hobbies. He loved to go to auctions. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and belonged to several other organizations. Survivors include his sisters, Lillie Ells and Violet Graham of Baker City, and Lois Music of Yelm, Wash.; brothers, Omar and George Carroll, both of Baker City; three grandchildren; his special companion, Bobbie Shaw of La Grande; a special friend, Minnie Halsey of Union; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Mary; his daughter, Anna Geraldine; his son, Warren Jr.; three brothers and four sisters. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande OR 97850. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 30, 2002 Transcribed by: Belva...

Clark, Beth Porter Mrs. – Obituary

Halfway, Oregon Beth Porter Clark, 86, of Halfway died Feb. 14, 2002, at Halfway after a long illness. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Bill Shields will officiate. Vault interment will be at Angelus Memorial Park Cemetery in Anchorage, Alaska. Mrs. Clark was born on Dec. 11, 1915, at Burton, Idaho, to Milburn Wyatt Porter and Blanche Middleton Porter. She married Don H. Clark on July 3, 1935, at Jackson Hole, Wyo., and moved to Anchorage in 1950. Mrs. Clark worked as a seamstress for Alaska Cleaners and Northern Commercial Co. in the early years and later was a bookkeeper for her husband’s construction company. Beth enjoyed entertaining friends and they often referred to her home as “Beth’s Boarding House.” She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and loved gardening, sewing and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. In 1992, she moved to Halfway to be closer to her daughter. Survivors include her two brothers, Jack Porter of Soda Springs, Idaho, and Ross Porter of Portland; a sister, Patti Haslett of Portland; a son, D. Craig Clark of Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter, Judi Haney of Halfway; five grandchildren, Kelly Brennan and Brian Miller of Halibut Cove, Alaska, Shelly Eldred of Eagle River, Alaska, Tammy Mele of Merritt Island, Fla., and Todd Clark of Anchorage, Alaska; and six great-grandchildren. Her husband, Don, and grandson, Mark Brennan, both died in 1982. Two brothers and one sister also preceded her in death. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O....

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