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Eugene Tally Dies At Pendleton 28th
Services for Eugene Tally, 76, of Pendleton, a former longtime Baker County resident will be conducted at 2:00 pm Thursday, Oct. 32 at Grays West and Co. Pioneer Chapel. The Rev. Joe Jewett of Enterprise will officiate.
Vault interment will follow in the family plot at the North Powder Cemetery in North Powder with the Baker Veterans Organizations conducting graveside honors and the Blue Mountain Masonic Lodge A.F. and A.M. No. 176 participating in the graveside services.
Mr. Tally died Monday evening at the St. Anthonys Hosp. in Pendleton after an extended illness. He was born Sept. 9, 1898 in Conrad, Grundy County, Iowa to Aaron F. and Olive Jane McCrary Tally. (I have a different place for birth given to me by his family??) He was the sixth in a family of thirteen children.
The family moved from Iowa to North Powder in 1908. He attended schools in North Powder and served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII. He was married to Zella O. Wallace Tally in Baker on July 15, 1926. He worked in the icing operations at the ice plant in North Powder and then farmed in the Muddy Creek district for a number of years. He has been a resident of Pendleton since 1968, he worked for ten years for the Oregon State Highway near Pendleton.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Haines and fifty year member of the Blue Mountain Lodge A.F. and A.M. No. 176. He was a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star in North Powder and of the Veterans of WWI, Umatilla Barracks No. 66. He is survived by his wife, Zella at home; three sons Kerwyn E. Tally of Myrtle Point, OR., Richard L. Tally of Klamath Falls, and Howard B. Tally of Central Point, OR.; two brothers, Carey K. Tally of Laguna hills, CA., and Hershal G. Tally of Victorville, CA.; three sisters, Ethel Shaw of North Powder, Velma Gilkison of Bakersfield, CA., and Helen Locken of Haines; four grandsons, five granddaughters, two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son Robert W. Tally, five brothers, William R., John Clarence, Arthur, Albert J., and Oliver V. Tally and two sisters, Effie Mae Carnes and Annabelle Locken.
The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, October, 1974
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor