Bertha Belle Turner, 85, long-time Pendleton resident, died here Friday night [December 23, 1961] after a lingering illness.
The daughter of Pendleton pioneers John and Lydia Bowman, she was born Aug. 11, 1876, in Pendleton and lived here all her life. She owned an early-day millinery store in Pendleton.
She is survived by a brother Frank V. Bowman, Portland; nieces Mrs. John W. Crow, Pendleton; Mrs. John O’Leary, Portland; Mrs. Albert Mosier, Pilot Rock; Mrs. Florence Windsor, Portland; nephews Oscar Bowman, Hugh Bowman, Robert Bowman and Kenneth Bowman, all Pendleton.
Funeral arrangements are pending. [Interment at Olney Cemetery]
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman