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Baremore, Jack Lee – Obituary

Wallowa, Oregon Jack Lee Baremore, 67, died on April 18, 2005, in Reno, Nev., due to unexpected natural causes. A celebration of life will be held at 10a.m. on April 22 at The Valley Fellowship, 507 Palmer in La Grande. A graveside service will follow at the Wallowa Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Viewing will be held on April 21 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Loveland’s Funeral Chapel, 1508 4th Street, La Grande. A complete obituary will be published on a later date. The Chieftain, Obituaries, Thursday, April 21, 2005 Jack Lee Baremore, 67, of Union died suddenly April 18 in Reno, Nev., of natural causes. Viewing will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St. A celebration of life will begin at 10 a.m. Friday April 22 at Valley Fellowship, 507 Palmer St., with Pastor Bill Miller officiating, and a graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. at Wallowa Cemetery. A reception will follow at 4 p.m. at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show clubhouse in Union. Mr. Baremore was born July 22, 1937, to Charlie Lee and Ruth Ida Klees Baremore in Stevensville, Mont. He moved to Wallowa County in the fall of 1956 and then to Union County in the fall of 1972. He married Karen Horton He enjoyed hunting, fishing, ranching, logging and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife of Union; his mother of Wallowa; children and their spouses, Dennis and Levon Baremore of Union, Susan Baremore and Tina Baremore, both of Kuna, Idaho; and Roy and Tanya Baremore of Union; brothers, James Baremore of...

Courtnay, Phyllis – Obituary

Wallowa, Oregon Phyllis Anne Courtnay, a long-time Wallowa County resident, died Jan. 29, 2007, in Union. She was 74. Mrs. Courtnay was born Sept. 10, 1932, to Ernest and Florence Eastman in Adrian. She was raised in the Adrian area and graduated from Adrian High School in 1950. On April 12, 1953, she married Clinton Courtnay. They lived in California while Mr. Courtnay was in the Navy, then moved to Idaho, and later to Wallowa where they raised four children. She was a dedicated wife and mother devoted to the care of her husband and children. She supported her husband in his many dreams and ventures; together, they ran a sheep ranch, traveled, worked on motels, and bought a commercial fishing boat. After her husband’s death in 1989, Mrs. Courtnay moved back to Wallowa County and spent the remainder of her independent years cleaning houses, caring for the elderly and babysitting. She faced life with determination, courage and faith. She served in the Assembly of God churches both in Wallowa and Enterprise and supported missionary work and children in other countries even when she had to sacrifice to do so. The last few years of Mrs. Courtnay’s life, she lived with Jim and Melody Huitt and their family in Union as they cared for her after a stroke. She was preceded in death by her husband Clinton and her siblings Bob Eastman, Julia Parks and Alice Margaret Eastman. Survivors include her children and their spouses Susan and Leo Gorbett of Cove, Bill and Janet Courtnay of Battleground, Wash., Julie and R.D. Hostetler of Billings, Mont. and Joe Courtnay of...

Fisher, Emma Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon The death of Mrs. Emma Rundall Fisher occurred at a LaGrande hospital to which she was rushed from her home in Enterprise, after a severe illness of long duration which required an operation from which she did not recover. Mrs. Fisher was an early pioneer coming to this valley and locating with her family near Union and with her husband, Hiram Fisher, moved to Cove where they resided until going to Enterprise some 35 years ago. She was born on a trek of wagon-train movers, coming west between Iowa and Kansas before making the remainder of the journey to Oregon. Her birth year was 1868 and her death occurred July 6, making her 75 years of age. Surviving relatives include four sons, James, Harry and Oscar of Enterprise, Guy of Portland; four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Porter, Medical Lake, Wash., Mrs. Steve Colburn, Wash., Nellie Ward, Enterprise and Hazel at home; two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Campbell, of Spokane and Mrs. Hetty Benteley of San Francisco; one brother, James Rundall, of Cove. Funeral services were conducted at Enterprise with burial in Wallowa cemetery. Besides her own large family Mrs. Fisher also raised her grandson, Charles Harmon, of Pendleton from infancy. Her husband preceded her in eath several years. LaGrande Newspaper, dated July 9, 1947. Contributed by: Michelle...

Barnhart, Luella C. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Luella C. Barnhart of 1536 N. 1st Union died Monday at a local hospital at the age of 54. Mrs. Barnhart was a lifetime resident of Union. She was born there on December 26, 1915, the daughter of Orphia and Ivy (Ross) Burford. She was married to Forrest Barnhart on February 14. 1946 in La Grande. She is survived by her husband, Forrest of Union; a daughter, Leah Rae Barnhart, Roseburg, Oregon; brother Clifford E. Burford, Eugene, Oregon; her mother, Ivy Burford, Union and many other relatives. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in the Union Methodist Church with Al Boschee officiating. Concluding services will be at the Island City Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Valley Funeral...

Baird, Thos. Mrs. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Mrs. Thos. Baird’s Death The sad news of the death of Mrs. Lyda B. Baird, wife of Thos. Baird and mother of George Baird, the Union Merchant, was received here yesterday. She passed away at Boise City, Monday night at 10:30 o’clock. She was nearly 71 years old and raised a family of five sons and three daughters. She came to Union with her family in 1863 and resided here until about six years ago, when she removed to Woodriver, Idaho. She had been in Union for some time, visiting, until about two weeks ago, when she went to Boise, where she contracted her last illness. It is expected the remains will arrive here tonight for burial. Eastern Oregon Republican Wednesday, November 21, 1894 Laid to Rest The mortal remains of Mrs. Lyda B. Baird, who died in Boise as announced in our Wednesday issue, arrived here on Thursday evening’s train. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church yesterday morning and the body laid to rest in the Union cemetery. Eastern Oregon Republican Saturday, November 24,...

Ames, Maggie P. Mrs. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Died, in Oakland, California, January 7, 1925, Mrs. Maggie P. Ames, age 89 years. Maggie Pelham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrenus Peham, was born at Malone, Clinton county, Iowa. In 1861 she was married to George W. Ames and started as a bride across the plains in a prairie schooner. They landed in the Grande Ronde Valley in 1862. It is said they were the first white folks to cross the river to where Cove now stands. They purchased a tract of land that suited them, and today Union is built on a considerable portion of the Ames land. They homesteaded what is now the E. Draper place in High Valley and later bought up land near it. They engaged in farming and stock raising and Mrs. Ames was as active in the work as her husband until death separated them in 1904, when Mr. Ames passed on. Mrs. Ames continued her residence in Union until about 8 years ago when she went to California to spend her remaining days with her sister, Mrs. Esther Metcalf, of Oakland. Mrs. Ames was one of the early pioneers of Union. She was a great worker, endured many hardships and privations in early days here and was rewarded with great prosperity. She was a good Christian woman and a faithful member of the Adventist Church for the past 30 years. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Metcalf, of Oakland, and a number of Nieces and nephews, Mrs. W. M. Cockrell, of High Valley, being one of the nieces. Mrs. Ames was to have been buried by...

Angell, Moses – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Death of a Pioneer At nine o’clock yesterday morning, Moses Angell, a pioneer resident of the coast, died at the residence of L.B. Rinehart. Deceased has lived in Union county for someyears making his home with Mr. and Mrs. Rinehart since 1886. For many months his health has been failing and he had been under the physician’s care for the past year. Mr. Angell was bron in Illinois coming to the Pacific coast in ’49. There are many friends who will mourn his death. The funeral took place this morning attended by many of the friends of his lifetime. Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday July 4,...

Arnold, George – Obituary

George Arnold, born April 26, 1853, in New York, passed away June 23 at his home in Pasco, Washington. Funeral services were held June 25 at the chapel at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. U. F. Hawk. Deceased made Pasco his home for about six years. He is survived by his wife, a niece, Mrs. John Perry, and two nephews, John and Francis Arnold, all of Pasco. Mr. Arnold was a resident of Union for many years and news of his death will be a shock to many friends in this section. 1929 newspaper item Contributed by: Larry...

Ashmead, Olive (nee Goff) – Obituary

Olive Ashmead (nee Goff), beloved wife of Howard D. Ashmead, a recent resident of Union and vicinity, passed away at the Walla Walla Sanitorium, College Place, Washington, Thursday evening December second. Mrs. Ashmead was born in Baker, Oregon, Oct 15, 1897. Her family moved to this city twelve years later, then to High Valley where she was married on Christmas Day 1913. She was very patient through long weeks of suffering from acute rheumatic fever. But is now laid to reset in the Wenatchee cemetery overlooking the beautiful valley of that name. Beside her husband and two daughters, she leaves to mourn, father and mother, sisters, and brothers, and many friends. 1926 Contributed by: Larry...

Burford, Elvie – Obituary

Illness Claims “Virgie” Burford Elvie Burford, Known to her many friends as Virgie, passed away at a La Grande hospital Wednesday September 12, 1956 after an extended illness. A Union, Oregon housewife, Mrs. Burford was 62 years of age, being born September 27, 1893 in High Valley near Union, Oregon. She resided in Union county all of her life, and was marred to Frank Burford December 3, 1913. Surviving are her husband, Frank Burford, Union; two daughters, Mrs. Ada Cowles of Baker and Mrs. Reta Connell of Hinkle, Oregon. Two brothers are Norman Ross of Huron and Archie Ross of Klamath Falls; three sisters, Mrs. Iva Burford, Union; Mrs. Ellen Alexander, of Union and Mrs Isabelle Hutchison of La Grande; Two grandsons, Gordon Cowles and Leslie Connell. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral was held Saturday September 15, 1956 at 2 o’clock in the Methodist church in Union with Dr. V. A. Bolen officiating. Interment was in the Union cemetery. Arrangements were directed by the Snodgrass Funeral Home. Contributed by: Margaret...
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