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Carper, Boyd Clement – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon

Boyd Clement Carper passed away at the Enterprise hospital on Feb. 20 after a lingering illness.

Mr. Carper was born Oct. 2, 1872,in Fayette county, West Virginia, the second child of H. and Margaret Carper. His early life was spent near his birthplace.

On Oct. 2, 1897, he was united in marriage to Leatha Anne Sannar in Beckly, West Virginia. They came to Promise, Ore., in the spring of 1898 where they made their home for 40 years with the exception of a brief residence of four months in Idaho in 1908. They moved to Wallowa in 1938 where they have since resided.

He united with the Christian church in his early teens. Mr. Carper was a charter member of the Promise grange, a director of the telephone company, and a director of the Promise school for years. He always took an active part in everything that meant the upbuilding of the community.

He is survived by his widow, Leatha Carper; two brothers, Frank of Beaver, West Virginia and Clyde of Charleston, West Virginia; two sisters, Edith Galloway of Beckley, West Virginia; two half-brothers, Earl and Van Carper, and two half-sisters, Opal and Garnet of West Virginia. Four brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Wallowa Christian church with Rev. O. W. Jones in charge. The church choir sang “Safe in the Arms of Jesus” and “Gathering Home.”

Interment was in the Wallowa Cemetery.

Wallowa County Chieftain, Front Page – Thursday, February 24, 1949

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