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Services Held For Mary Renfrow
Memorial services for Mary A. Renfrow sho passed away Thursday, December 4, 1958 in Forest Grove, where conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. by the Bollman Funeral Home from the Enterprise Church. The Rev. Al Boschee officiated, and Mrs. Don Kooch was organist. Mrs. Al Boschee and Mrs. Delbert Pratt sang “In The Garden” and “The Old Rugged Cross.”
Casket bearers were: A.J. Oliver, Oscar Maxwell, James Fleet, Therval Gray, Hubert Johnson, Roy Carper, and vault entombment was in the Enterprise Cemetery.
Mrs. Renfrow was the daughter of Jackson and Malinda Wright and was born January 31, 1869 at Myrtle Creek. In 1886 she was married in Lower Cove to Edward Renfrow who preceded her in death in 1936. She had been a resident of Wallowa county for 32 years, moving to Forest Grove a few years ago. She was a member of the Christian Church.
She is survived by five sons: Frank, Wallowa; Earl James, Riverbank, California; Ernest Ray, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; Willis Dale, Sandpoint, Idaho; and Elmer, Coldale, Alberta, Canada; three daughters: Mrs. Eli (Clara) May, La Grande; Miss Edna M. Renfrow, Portland; and Mrs. Ella Johnson, Forest Grove. She also leaves two brothers: Frank Wright, Fontana, California; Willie Wright, Cove; a sister, Mrs. Ellen Green, Bend; 21 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, December 11, 1958
Contributed by: Sue Wells
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor