Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon

Pioneer Citizen Laid To Rest

Another pioneer citizen is lost to Wallowa County in the passing of Mrs. Sarah Evaline Butler, who died at the Enterprise hospital Sunday, March 18, 1951.

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Keener she was born in Virginia November 3, 1864. She was married to Horace J. Butler in 1880 in the state of Kansas, and they came to Wallowa County in the 90’s, living here since.

Surviving to mourn her passing are four sons, James E. of Joseph, Paul of Clarkston, Washington, H.J., of Magalia, California, and Bert in Korea; one daughter, Mrs. Clownie Thompson (Elma), of Flora; and many other relatives.

Tentative arrangements by the Booth-Bollman Funeral Home are for services from the Methodist Church in Joseph Friday morning, March 23, at 10 o’clock, with Rev. O.W. Jones, pastor of the Christian Church in Wallowa officiating.

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Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, March 22, 1951, Front Page
Contributed by: Sue Wells