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Chambers, Archie B. – Obituary

Archie B. Chambers, 81, died this morning at St. Charles Memorial Hospital. He had been a Bend resident eight months, coming here from Fall City. He made his home at 133 1/2 Broadway Avenue. Mr. Chambers was a native of Dayton, Oregon. He is survived by a cousin, Mrs. Retta L. Montney of Fall City. The funeral is tentatively scheduled for Dallas, at a time to be announced later. The Niswonger-Winslow Chapel is in charge of local arrangements. The Bend Bulletin, March 18, 1958 Contributed by: Shelli...

Humphreys, Sarah Lulu Odell – Obituary

Humphreys, Sarah L.-Age 80, November 5, 1962 of Vancouver, Wash. Born November 5, 1882 at Dayton, Ore. Lived in Vancouver since 1948. Resided at 1012 West Twenty-first St. Formerly of California and member of a pioneer family of Willamette Valley in Oregon. Son Norman Humphreys, Vancouver, Wash.; Daughter, Lois M. Humphreys, Vancouver, Wash. There are two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Brother, Albert L. Odell, Portland, Ore. Funeral services at 3 p.m., Thursday, November 8 at the Vancouver Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Edward Hastings officiating. Vault interment in Brush Prairie Cemetery. Vancouver Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Contributed by: Shelli...

Farnsworth, Levi Albert – Obituary

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Levi A. Farnsworth, 91, who lived in Riverside since 1930 with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie E. Farnsworth. Ill several weeks, he died Sunday [December 14] evening in Doctors Hospital, Oregon City, where he had been taken Dec. 2. The Rev. Dayton Loomis, pastor of Canby Methodist Church of which “Grandpa” Farnsworth was a member, officiated the services in the Canby Chapel of Everhart & Kent and at the graveside in Multnomah Cemetery, Portland. Menno Seethoff was soloist, with Mrs. R. F. Morrow at the organ. Pallbearers were Henry Kuehl of Gleneden, A. B. Landon, C. B. Henslee, Conrad Herman, J. A. Lighthill and Gordon Ellis. Mr. Farnsworth had been a carpenter and farmer, both in southeast Portland and in Riverside, most of his active years. He was a native of the “Hardscrabble” District out of Molalla, spent part of his early childhood at Silver Lake, Wash., and attended school at East Portland. He was married in Portland to Annie Gates, and lived chiefly in the Lents-Gilbert District until he came to Canby 28 years ago. Mrs. Farnsworth died in 1918 and he had lived with Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Farnsworth since their marriage in 1920. Surviving Levi Albert Farnsworth are the one son; a sister, Mrs. Eva Haines, 83, of Omak, Wash.; two grandsons, Ray and Bert Farnsworth of Canby; and four grandchildren, Jerry, Ronald, and Joe Farnsworth of Canby, and Lorene Farnsworth, 15, of Sacramento, Calif. The latter is the daughter of his second grandson, Loren, who was a gunner on a B-17 with the 8th...

Farnsworth, Jesse Elmer – Obituary

Jesse E. Farnsworth, a former resident of 620 S.E. 2nd Ave. in Canby, died at a Canby nursing home early Thursday [April 10] morning at the age of 84. He was born to Levi and Annie Farnsworth at Dayton, Ore. June 11, 1895. As a child, he moved to Multnomah County and attended Gilbert School for eight years and then spent two years at Washington High School. He worked in a furniture store in Portland for 10 years, and later owned and operated a grocery store at Lents. He was a World War I veteran. He married Hazel M. Mason at Portland on August 21, 1920 and she died March 29, 1976. Mr. Farnsworth was a charter member of the American Legion Post #122 at Canby and a member of the World War I Veterans Champoeg Barracks #205 at Molalla. Surviving are two sons, Ray Farnsworth of Canby and Bert Farnsworth of Jennings Lodge; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Canby Chapel of Everhart and Kent. Interment followed at Zion Memorial Park. The Canby Herald, April 16, 1980 Contributed by: Shelli...

Maxwell, William J. (Billy) – Obituary

Services will be Friday, February 13, 10:30 a.m. at Macy and Son in McMinnville for William J. (Billy) Maxwell, 73, who died of a heart attack Monday, Feb. 9. The Rev. Bernard Turner will preside at service, which will be followed by private interment at Evergreen Memorial Park. Maxwell was born July 22, 1902 at Haines, Oregon the son of J.O. and Nancy Ann Maxwell. He grew up on a farm in the Muddy Creek area and graduated from Muddy Creek high school. He entered Linfield College in McMinnville, and after his graduation in 1924, he started a long teaching-administrative career at McMinnville high school. Maxwell started teaching math and in 1939 became principal, a position he held 17 years until 1946. In 1941 Maxwell served as a farm labor assistant for the federal government. He was one of the first to organize work platoons for farm harvest and at one time had 2,900 worker’s organized and working under this system. He left the school district in 1946 to become office manager and personnel director for Alderman Farms outside Dayton, and held that position until 1964. Four years later, Maxwell was elected Yamhill County assessor, a position he held for four years. Maxwell served continuously on the Linfield College board of trustees since 1929, and was an emeritus member at time of his death. He was an active fund raiser for all Linfield athletic events and for many years up to his death was president of the McMinnville Quarterback’s Club. Member of the Kiwanis Club for 41 years, Maxwell also served in the area Scouting movement and was honored...

Coles, Edward – Obituary

Death came to Edward W. Coles, 103 year old retired Haines cattleman and one time Oregon livestock industry leader, at McMinnville, Tuesday, January 5. He passed away about three months after actively participating in his 103rd birthday anniversary party there early in October. Funeral is scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 1982, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Haines. Interment will follow in the Haines Cemetery. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers that donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Baptist Church at Haines or to a charity of ones choice. Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Native of Haines Mr. Coles was born in Haines, Oregon, October 11, 1878 and attended schools in Baker. At the age of 16 he enrolled in Business College at Portland. His father became seriously ill and he was called home and was 18 when his father died, leaving him in charge of a large framing operation. The land included Radium Hot Springs. Later he had a large resort hotel built at the spring and used the hot water for heating and mineral baths. Today a very popular swimming poll still uses the hot artesian water. In 1897, he was married to Ollie Taylor. In 1972 they celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Coles passed away the following month. Mr. Coles was a Haines rancher, dairyman, and cattle feeder and shipper until he was 85. He was the last surviving charter member of the Oregon Cattleman’s Association (Oregon Cattle and Horse Raisers Assn.) in Baker in 1913. Today the...

Maxwell, Frances Olson Mrs. – Obituary

Frances L. Maxwell, 81, former McMinnville resident who taught for 26 years at Cook School, died Thursday, July 21, at Jefferson. Services were Monday, July 25, at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Macy & Son in McMinnville, with interment at the Masonic Cemetery. Born April 21, 1902 in Haines, the daughter of Arthur L. and Bertha Jarman Olson, Mrs. Maxwell was raised and schooled in Haines. She graduated from teacher’s college at OCE in Monmouth in 1920, then taught a few years at Muddy Creek near Haines. In June 1923, in Baker, she married Charles Dewey Maxwell who preceded her in death in 1937. They had resided at the bridge at North Powder River below Anthony Creek and farmed. She returned to OCE, taught school in Haines for two years, and in 1941 moved to McMinnville. She taught at Cook School until she retired, and since lived in Lincoln City, Hillsboro, and Albany. Mrs. Maxwell loved to play piano, and played for silent movies as a young girl at the Twilight Theatre at Haines. She was a member of the Oregon Retired Teachers Association and the Methodist Church. The family has asked that contributions be made to The Children’s Diabetic Camp. Survivors include a son, Alan Maxwell of Lincoln City; daughters, Joanne Stute of Albany and Betty Dancer of Hillsboro; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and cousins and other relatives here in Baker Valley. TheRecord Courier, Baker City, Oregon, July, 1983 Contributed by: Belva...

Polvi, Allan “Al” – Obituary

Allan “Al” Polvi, 66, died Nov. 9, 2005, at his home at Walla Walla, Wash., after a long battle with cancer. At his request, there will be no service. Inurnment will be at Hopewell in July 2006. Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt Cremations & Funeral Services, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, Wash., is assisting the family with cremation arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Regional Cancer Center or Walla Walla Community Hospice, through the funeral home. For condolences or additional information the family may be reached through this email address: nanpolvi@bmi.net. Mr. Polvi was born on Jan. 31, 1939, at McMinnville to George W. and Esther E. Kangas Polvi. He was a 1957 graduate of Amity High School at Amity, where he was a star player on his football and baseball teams. He attended Oregon State University at Corvallis and earned his bachelor’s degree in business in 1961. He moved to this area in 1970, 35 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho. On Nov. 22, 1996 he and Nancy J. Simrell, a former longtime Baker City resident, were married at Lewiston, Idaho. He was an area administration officer for Bonneville Power Administration, retiring in July of 1994. Al loved the outdoors. His favorite site to visit was his cabin at Tollgate. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, garage sales and was an avid bowler. He was life member of the Elks Lodge, a member of the Eagles, and he served on the Walla Walla Civil Service Board for 17 years. Survivors include his wife at home; one daughter, Heather Croser and her husband, Chris; two sons and their...

Fleming, Carl Douglas – Obituary

Carl Douglas Fleming, 40, of Newberg and Halfway, died Aug. 30, 2005, as the result of a motor vehicle accident near Halfway. There will be a gathering of family and friends to celebrate Carl’s life later this month. The date and time will be announced. Carl was born on Feb. 9, 1965, at Santa Cruz, Calif., to Jimmy Dale and Carla Sue Caskey Fleming. He spent most of his growing up years at Santa Cruz, graduating from Monte Vista High School in 1983. He was a gifted athlete and after graduation he played baseball for a year in college. Carl and Monique met in 1988 and were married on March 3, 1991. They had two children: James and Casey. Carl worked most of his life as an equipment operator. In 1995, the family moved to Newberg. It was after the move to Newberg that Carl became an avid hunter and fisherman, with the help of his friend and mentor, Gary Star. These last several years, Carl had enjoyed coming to Halfway to hunt. He was in the process of moving to the Halfway area at the time of his death. He had just gained employment with the Pine Valley Ranch at Halfway. Carl will always be remembered for his love of family, friends, the outdoors and his great sense of humor. Survivors include his wife, Monique; sons James and Casey; and his sister, Katee. He was preceded in death by his parents Jimmy, who died in 1997, and Carla, who died in May 2005; and a brother, Trevor, who died in 1986. Memorial contributions may be made to The...

Westberg, Robert Gene “Bob” – Obituary

Robert Gene “Bob” Westberg, 54, of Baker City, died Jan. 16, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. There will be a celebration of Bob’s life at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gene and Bonnie Westberg’s home. He was born on March 9, 1950, to Gene and Bonnie Westberg at Newberg. He was a 1969 Baker City High School graduate. Immediately after high school he joined the U.S. Navy. He served in the Navy until 1983. Bob served in Vietnam during the war. He served in the National Guard from 1983 to 1993. He married Bee Keeton on May 19, 1979. They later divorced. After retirement from the service, Bob managed the Cenex service station at North Powder, then worked for D&D construction. At the time of his death he was working for Humbles Service Station. Bob was a very active member of FFA and the high school gun club. His passion was restoring antique cars. He was a member of the North Powder car club. He won many awards with his 1955 Chrysler car and Dodge truck. Bob also devoted many hours helping his parents with their place. Survivors include his parents, Gene and Bonnie Westberg of Baker City; sisters, Kay Shellito, and her husband, Richard, and Eileen Mayes of Baker City; brother, Ross Westberg of Pilot Rock; stepdaughter, Berenda Carter; three granddaughters, Karen, Krystal, and Kimberly, all of Bixby, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled Veterans through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January...
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