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Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
Elmer McFetridge Dies In Dallas
Elmer Clarence McFetridge, a native of Enterprise and a retired rancher, who had been in ill health for the past four years, passed away Monday morning, February 8, 1965 in a nursing home in Dallas, Ore., where he had been a patient for one month.
He was the son of John and Martha McFetridge, early pioneers of Wallowa County, and was born near Enterprise on July 11, 1887. He had lived in Wallowa County all his life until 1960 when he and his wife moved to Salem, Ore., and in 1964 to Dallas, Ore.
On November 2, 1913 he was married at Enterprise to Hattie Frances Ownbey who survives him.
Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Lorretta McFetridge, of Dallas; a son, Vernon, of Eugene; two brothers, Alvin and John, both of Enterprise; and four grandchildren, Carol, Kathleen, Johnny and Lori Jo McFetridge.
Memorial services will be conducted tomorrow, (Friday) at 2 p.m. by the Bollman Funeral Home at the Christian Church with the Rev. Lester T. Wells officiating. Mrs. Mae Stein will be the organist and she and J.M. Trullinger will sing: “Whispering Hope” and “Sweet Peace, The Gift of God’s Love”.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Stone Butner, Lawrence Pratt, Tom Fleming, Lawrence Rowe. Ed Long, and Ben Weathers.
Casket bearers will be: Clifford Whitmore, James McClain, Delbert Pratt, Milo Murray, Harry Voss, and Tom Misander, and vault entombment will be in the Enterprise cemetery.
Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, February 11, 1965
Contributed by: Sue Wells