Jamison, Oregon—Lester E. Hammack 89, of Jamison, died July 13,1989, in a Vale nursing home.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church in Vale, Rev. Paul Ratzlaff officiating. Internment will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Vale, under the direction of Lienkaemper Chapel of Vale.
He was born June 12, 1900 in Lostine, Oregon, the son of John L. and Alice Bohannon Hammack. He moved with his parents and lived in Elgin, Echo and Milton-Freewater, Oregon before moving to Cow Valley in 1918. He moved to Jamison in 1920 where he ranched and farmed. He married Crystal Cammann August 28, 1924 in Payette, Idaho. She preceded him in death January 9, 1978 in Ontario, Oregon. He continued to reside in Jamison.
He was a member of the Christian Church in Vale and a past Malheur County Commissioner, member of the Malheur County Cattlemen’s Association and director of the Dell Cemetery and a director of various other boards.
Survivors include, one daughter, Verna M. Hammack of Vale, a son and daughter-in-law, W.C. ‘Bud’ and Lorraine Hammack of Jamison, four grand-daughters, Jeanie Singleton of Jamison, Cathy Reinke of Gooding, Idaho, Susan Snyder and Connie Brinton, both of Ontario, nine great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, many grand nieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, three half-brothers, two half-sisters and one great grandson.
Friends may call today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Vale’s Lienkaemper Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Vale Christian Church.
Ontario Argus Observer, July 16, 1989
Contributed by: Sue Wells and Gary Jaensch