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Arnold Barton

Arnold E. Barton died Oct. 9, 2005, at his home in Goldendale, Wash., of an apparent heart attack.

He was born and raised in the Promise area. Funeral services are pending at this time. A full obituary will appear as details are available.
Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, 13, 2005

Mr. Barton was born May 18, 1921 in Promise to Silas and LaVida (Lortie) Barton. He attended schools in Promise and in the lower valley. Mr. Barton enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a M.P. during World War II.

He married Myrtle Sullivan in Weiser, Idaho in 1941 and later divorced. He later married Roma (Jerry) Hoyt on Aug. 28, 1948. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and in construction, logging and as a long-haul truck driver.

Mr. Barton was an avid musician and was self-taught on the guitar. He played with famous people, Willie Nelson and Buck Owens. He also enjoyed carpentry.

He was preceded in death by his son Marshall, sister Ilene Barton, stepson Sonny Duffey and parents.

He is survived by his wife Roma, stepdaughter and husband Sharon and Ron Black of Victoria, British Columbia, stepson Charles Ray Duffey of Reno, Nev., brothers Virgil of La Grande, Russell of Tigard, and Emmett and sister-in-law Mary of Colorado Springs, Colo., sisters Elvira Sims of Lebanon, Vera and brother-in-law Bob Roop of Walla Walla, Wash., Shirley Coffey of Newport, and Clarice and brother-in-law Lester Kiesecker of Enterprise, five step-grandchildren, two step-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Oct. 17 at Erdman Funeral Home. Burial is planned at Lostine Cemetery at a later date.
Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, October 27, 2005

Contributed by Dixie Ricker

Obituary correction for Arnold Barton

In the Oct. 27 edition of the Chieftain, several errors were present in the obituary for Arnold Barton.

He died at his home in Goldendale, Wash. and attended school in Lower Valley among other places. He was preceded in death by his stepson Sonny Guffey and is survived by stepson Ray Guffey of Reno. The memorial service was officiated by Pastor Ken Akins. The Chieftain regrets the errors.
Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, October 3, 2005
Contributed by Dixie Ricker

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