Alder Slope, Wallowa County, Oregon

Oscar Hammock one of Wallowa county’s successful farmers, who with his wife retired from their Alder Slope farm and moved to Enterprise a few months ago, passed away Tuesday evening, August 29, 1967, at Wallowa Memorial hospital where he had been a patient for ten days.

Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow (Friday) at 2 p.m. by the Bollman Funeral Home at the enterprise Community Church. Rev. James e. Jonees will officiate and Rachel Ann sutphin, sololist, will sing. Mrs. Gail Swart will be organist. Internment will be in the Enterprise cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Ed Quin, Harold wade, Victor Searles, Robert Zollman, Dee Walker, Marion Jordan, Corda Locke, and Burl Kooch, and casket bearers will be Herman and Walter Stein, Kermit Wilson, Mervin Zollman, Jim Stubblefield, and Wayne Locke.

Oscar was the son of W.J. and Mary hammack and was born July 18, 1895 in London, Kentucky, coming with his family to Wallowa county in 1903.

On March 19, 1921 he was married at Enterprise to Carrie E. Ward who survives him.

Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gifford (Vernice) Botts of Enterprise; two sons, Vernon of Enterprise, and Harold of Toppenish, Wash; one brother, Walter od seattle; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Wallowa County Chieftain, August 31, 1967
Contributed by: Sue Wells and Gary Jaensch