Arthur Delbert Rose, 87, died Friday, Sept 30, 1994, at the Grande Ronde Retirement Residence, La Grande, after an extended illness.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Enterprise Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Morrison officiating. Bollman Funeral Home of Enterprise is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Rose was born Jan. 24, 1907, in Mabton, Wash., to George and Matilda Rose. When he was a young boy his family moved to Wallowa County. He attended the Swamp Creek School.
He married Isabelle (Belle) Heskett on May 10, 1932. He was an auto mechanic until his retirement, working in Enterprise and Milton-Freewater. She died in 1987.
During World War II he served in the Oregon State Guard. He was an active member of the Odd Fellows Lodge fulfilling many offices including district deputy grand master of the Grand Lodge.
He was a avid outdoors man who loved hunting and fishing and the mountains of Wallowa County. He found much satisfaction in helping his neighbors and friends.
Survivors include a sister Esther Griggs of Baker City; daughter Arthene Sigsbee of Walla Walla, Wash., grandchildren Melinda Whittemore of La Grande, Terrea Wallace of Roseburg, and Bernie Falconer of Hermiston; and five great-grandchildren. His brother Clarence died in 1976.
The Observer, Monday
3 October 1994, Page 11.
Contributed by: Robert C. Bull