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Holt, James – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon James Holt, 58, of La Grande, died April 5 after a short battle with cancer. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Place, 62846 Philynda Loop, near Buchanan and McAlister. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Known as Jess, he was born Aug. 20, 1948, to Janice and Russell Holt in Pocatello, Idaho. He grew up in Boise, graduating from Borah High School in 1966, and served in the Air Force from 1968 to 1972. In 1978 he earned a degree in civil engineering from the University of Idaho and went to La Grande as an engineer. He later became a senior engineer, project manager and shareholder in the company. Jess married his wife, Jody, in 1981. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, drag racing, driving his little red sports car and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Jody; children and their spouses, Sandra and Shane Patterson of Union, Shayne and Mari Holt of St. John, Wash., Kelly Bohnenkamp of Greeley, Colo., and Aubree and Kenny Wright of Scottsdale, Ariz.; siblings, John Holt of Terrebonne, David Maria of Boise and Lee Woods of Boise; and four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Association or the Grande Ronde Hospital Hospice. The Observer...

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Lilly, Doris May – Obituary

Summerville, Oregon Doris May Lilly, 89, died April 2 at her home in Summerville. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11206 McAlister, in Island City. Dedication of the grave and burial will follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Viewing will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley and from 9 to 10 a.m. before the service Friday at the Island City LDS Church. Mrs. Lilly was born March 22, 1918, to Charles Oliver and Adelia E. (Rogers) Sanderson in Cambridge, Idaho. As a child her family lived in various places around the Northwest. On Sept. 17, 1935, she married Albert W. Lilly in La Grande. When she was first married, she cooked for the Roy Shaffer Dude Ranch out of Lostine and filled in as a cook at Hot Lake. In 1965 the Lillys moved to Forest Grove and then returned to La Grande in 1971. She moved to Summerville four years ago. Mrs. Lilly was very active in the LDS Church and held many positions throughout the years, including Relief Society President and Compassionate Services Officer. She was also a member of the Women’s Benefit Association. She enjoyed crafting, sewing, quilting, gardening and canning. Her specialty was making candy at Christmastine. She also enjoyed time spent outdoors, including hunting and...

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Schreiner, Deveron Willis – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Deveron Willis Schreiner, 38, of La Grande, died unexpectedly in Pendleton Thursday. A memorial service will be held at Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory Monday at 10 a.m., with burial to follow at Island City Cemetery. A full obituary will follow later. The Observer – June 28, 2008 Fowler, Oscar Ernest Union County, Oregon Obituary La Grande, Oregon Oscar Ernest “Ernie” Fowler, 92, of La Grande, died June 26 at a local care center. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Island City Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints. A full obituary will be available later. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. The Observer, June 30, 2008 _______________________________________ Ernest “Ernie” Fowler, 92, of La Grande, died June 26 at a local care center. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Fourth Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Island City. Burial will be in Pocatello, Idaho. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Ernest was born Feb. 7, 1916, to Guy and Martha (Seymour) Fowler in Mt. Grove, Mo. He married Elsie Vera Ormond in Pocatello Oct. 27, 1937. They had four children. Elsie died in 1973. He then married Dorothy Statler in 1975 in La Grande. She died in 1995. Dorothy had one daughter. Ernest retired from the...

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Kiilsgaard, Marco – Obituary

Marco Kiilsgaard, 84, died April 12, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Care Center after a long illness. Her memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane. Bishop David Richards will preside and Dick Hindman will conduct the service. Marco was born on Oct. 13, 1920, at Rockland, Idaho, to Chris and Martha Hunsaker Kiilsgaard. She was their second child. She attended elementary school at Inkom, Idaho, but the family moved north to Bonners Ferry, Idaho, when Marco was in junior high school. After high school, she attended Lewiston Normal School at Lewiston, Idaho. She began teaching at Bonners Ferry, Idaho. She later received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho at Moscow. She taught at Marysville, Wash., and Kodiak and Fairbanks, Alaska, before going to work for the Department of Defense teaching dependents of U.S. Air Force personnel. She taught in Germany, Morocco, the Philippines, Japan and Korea and spent most of her time on Okinawa. For a time she worked for the American Red Cross in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. At that time she returned to college and received a master’s degree in occupational therapy. Soon after that she returned to teaching on Okinawa. She retired from teaching and moved to Las Vegas, Nev., in 1985. After an illness, she moved to Baker City in...

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Mitchell, Eloise Albrecht Mrs. – Obituary

Eloise (Albrecht) Mitchell, 82, a former Baker City resident, died Aug. 28, 2005, after a brief struggle with a blood disorder. Informal services will take place in September at her daughter Victoria’s home in Martinez, Calif. Eloise was born Oct. 6, 1922, at Pocatello, Idaho. When she was a young girl her family moved to Baker City. She went to school in Baker City and still has many area friends who will remember her. She was active in band, chorus, and Rainbow Girls. She was active in the First Presbyterian Church. She was proud that she never missed a class reunion until this year. She met and fell in love with Grant Mitchell. She knew she had chosen her lifetime dancing partner. They married in 1945 and moved to Boise, where they spent their married lives. They owned Mitchell Plumbing. They had so many wonderful friends and they enjoyed playing pinochle, bowling and golfing with them. They also danced on television as the Star Lighters. Eloise and Grant were active in the Southminster Presbyterian Church. Most of all they loved being together and now they are once again together. Eloise is survived by her devoted and loving brother, Frank Albrecht of Portland; her daughters, Linda Stiller of Augusta, Ga., and Victoria (Vicky) Oleson of Martinez, Calif.; her grandson, Steven Stiller; her granddaughter, Brenda Glenn; her grandson Peter D. Oleson;...

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Hayes, Connie Rae DuPree Mrs. – Obituary

Connie Rae Hayes, 46, of Durkee, May 26, 2005, at her home. Her graveside service will be at 9 a.m. PDT (10 a.m. MDT) Wednesday at the Cambridge Cemetery in Cambridge, Idaho. There will be a celebration of life service at 2 p.m. PDT at the Durkee Grange Hall in Durkee. Connie was born on Aug. 5, 1958, at Council, Idaho, to Don Howard and Lois Lawson DuPree. She was educated at Council, New Meadows and Kooskie, Idaho. When she was 9, the family moved to Seattle, Wash., and then to Vancouver, Wash., where Connie remained for several years. Connie had worked as a waitress, worked in nursing homes and was a bingo caller at the Moose Lodge, which she really enjoyed. At the age of 20, Connie had twin girls, Amie and Kassie. Four years later, she had a son Adam. She moved to Virginia Beach for a short time, returning to Cambridge, Idaho, to be near her family. Connie met her husband, Gary, on a blind date, having dinner at the Yacht Club in McCall, Idaho. They immediately clicked and were married on May 22, 1997 at Baker City. After their marriage, they traveled following Gary’s work in construction. They returned to Durkee in September 1998 where Connie worked at the Wagon Wheel cafe and as a postal clerk in Durkee. Connie loved to play bingo and...

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Smith, Albert – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Albert Smith, 85, of Baker City, died Feb. 13, 2004, at the Boise Veterans Hospital. His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Mr. Lynn Shumway will officiate. Military rites will be accorded by the Oregon Army National Guard. Private interment will be at the Summerville Cemetery in Summerville. Albert was born at Cambridge, Idaho, in 1918 and worked on the farm until he finished school. He then worked for a neighbor tending cattle at New Meadows, Idaho, for three years. In the spring of 1942, he joined the U.S. Army Air Force and was stationed at Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls, Texas. It was there that he married his wife, Lorene. The family spent years at Hereford, where he worked for 33 years logging. He trapped in the winter months and always enjoyed hunting and fishing. In 1989, he was widowed, so he moved to Baker City. It was there that he met and married Marjorie Thomason in 1996. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie, and her family, and his two children, Donna and Bill Hern of Port Orchard, Wash.; his son, Marion, and his wife, Dale, of La Grande; four grandchildren, Julie, Brian, Debbie, and Tammy; and numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothea Cook of Wenatchee, Wash., and Donna Baer of Fruitland, Idaho. Memorial contributions may be made to the...

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Torrey-Grimes, Beverley Randall Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Beverley Torrey-Grimes, 74, of Mesa, Ariz., and a former longtime Baker City resident who returned often to visit relatives and friends, died Dec. 16, 2003, at the Banner Hospice House. A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday, April 27, 2004, 11:30 a.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel with Bishop John McMurdie of the Scottsdale, Ariz., LDS Church officiating. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City. Beverly was born April 21, 1929, at Pocatello, Idaho, she was the daughter of the late Lester Randall and Jessie Armstrong-Randall. She was the wife of the late Charles Grimes. She was a homemaker and a dental assistant for many years. She was a Baker High School graduate and had traveled to Europe and lived in Spain and France. She lived in many different places in the United States, including her hometown of Baker City, She enjoyed many different hobbies including ceramics and her love of reading. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and greatly enjoyed the visits from her ward teachers. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Grace and her husband, Jerry, of Walkersville, Md., and Paula Barlet and her husband, Russ, of Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Lola Jack and her husband, Robert, of Baker City, and Norma Cartwright and Gail Gardner of Medford; two grandchildren, Anthony Grace and Tina...

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Howland, Lawson A. – Obituary

Lawson A. Howland, 86, died Jan. 25, 2003, at the Weiser Rehabilitation and Care Center. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Cambridge, Idaho. Burial will be at Salubria Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, Boise Chapel. Lawson was born and raised in Cambridge, Idaho. He attended grade school and high school in Cambridge and graduated in 1934. He lived with his parents on the family farm along Pine Creek about four miles northwest of the city. He was very active in sports throughout his childhood, competing in basketball, football, and boxing. The majority of his time during his school years was spent helping with the family farm operation. His father raised purebred Suffolk sheep and Lawson was very involved in all aspects of the business. Throughout his high school years he spent a good deal of time herding the bands of sheep in the mountains and foothills north of town. He was an accomplished sheep shearer and trimmer. Working on the shearing crews took him to the Salmon River and Snake River country, and to Montana as well as the local area in Washington County. A few days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Lawson enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. After his initial training, he was sent to Scott Field, Ill., where he...

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Bannock County, Idaho Cemetery Records

Idaho Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Idaho county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Bannock County Cemetery Records Hosted at Cemeteries of Bannock County, Idaho Arimo Cemetery Headstone of  Daniel B. Brewster Cambridge Cemetery Downey Cemetery Grant Ward Cemetery Harkness Cemetery Capt. Jefferson Hunt Cemetery Inkom Cemetery Lava Hot Springs Cemetery Mt. Moriah Cemetery Mountain View Cemetery Norton Cemetery Raymond Pierce Red Rock Pass Cemetery Restlawn Memorial Garden Cemetery Robin Cemetery Woodland Cemetery...

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Robinson, Maj. Johnnie Grover – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Maj. Johnnie Grover Robinson, 83, a longtime Baker City resident of Baker City died April 5, 2003, at Valley View Retirement Center in Boise. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Baker City Salvation Army Church on Estes Street. Maj. Daniel Hudson of The Salvation Army Midland Divisional Headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., will conduct the service. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery Visitations for Major Robinson will be until 7 o’clock tonight at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Maj. Robinson was born on Sept. 12, 1919, at Fort Mill, S.C., a son of John and Flonnie Reed Yandle Robinson. He was raised at South Carolina and after his schooling served in the U.S. Marine Corps. While still serving in the Marine Corps he met his bride-to-be, Irene, and brought her to his church home: The Salvation Army at Rock Hill, S.C. They were married on June 27, 1944. Together, they felt God’s call on their lives to serve him as officers in The Salvation Army. They both attended The Salvation Army’s School for Officers Training in Atlanta, Ga., and were commissioned as lieutenants, and ordained as Salvation Army officers (ministers) on June 4, 1951. They served in the following appointments in the Southern Territory: Lubbock, Littlefield, Houston, Harlingen, Lufkin, Freeport and Texarkana, Texas. After transferring to the Western Territory...

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Heward, Norma Anderson Mrs. – Obituary

Norma Heward, 79, of Pocatello, Idaho, and a former Baker City resident, died June 10, 2003, at her home after an extended illness. Her graveside memorial service for family and friends will be at 11 a.m. MDT Saturday, June 21, at Pocatello’s Mountain View Cemetery, section 51 east. The service will be directed by the Downard Hansen Funeral Home. Norma was born Dec. 25, 1923, at Roosevelt, Utah, the daughter of Nathaniel Edmund and Nellie Stoker Anderson. Her childhood years were spent in Utah, and she graduated from Richfield High School in 1942. She married Arthur L. Heward on Aug. 30, 1947, at Evanston, Wyo. During their early married life, they lived in many different locations in the Western United States while Art worked for the Morrison Knudsen Co. On Jan. 1, 1954, they moved to Baker City. Norma worked for the Leo Adler Magazine Co. until her retirement in 1971. She loved the quiet community of Baker City and enjoyed working in her home and yard. Some of her most enjoyable times were spent golfing and playing cards with friends at the Baker City Golf Course. In June of 2000, Norma and Art moved to Pocatello, Idaho, to be closer to their daughter and family. Norma was a devoted wife, and loving mother and grandmother. Survivors included her only daughter, JoLynn, and son-in-law, Jack Dunham. She loved being...

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Davis, Glen J. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Glen J. Davis, 76, of Baker City, died Jan. 15, 2006, at his home. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane. Bishop Allen Bingham will conduct. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Coles Funeral Home. There will be a graveside service at 12:30 p.m. MST at the Logan City Cemetery in Logan, Utah. Glen was born on May 20, 1929, at Logan, Utah. He was the son of Glen J. Davis and Olga Zilles Davis. He was the oldest son, followed by George Davis of Anchorage, Alaska; Marie Farnes of Ogden, Utah; Ronald Davis of Springville, Utah; Wayne Davis of Millville, Utah; and stepsister, Frances Kay Carlson of Ogden, Utah. At the age of 9, Glen was baptized at the Logan LDS Temple. He was a 1947 Logan High School graduate. While in high school, he was active in the R.O.T.C. After graduation, he enlisted in the army serving for three years. He served two additional years in the National Guard. Glen then found an orange-and- black Plymouth convertible he was fond of while working at Standard Oil in Pocatello, Idaho. In 1955, Glen married Elmoyne Hoge in the Logan Temple. Standard Oil transferred them to Bountiful, Utah. where they had Steve Davis, Glenda Smith, Rick...

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Allen, Norman “Norm” – Obituary

Norman “Norm” Allen, 86, of Baker City died Feb. 19, 2006, at Settler’s Park. At his request, there will be no service. In the spring his family will gather privately to celebrate his life and to scatter his ashes with his beloved wife’s. Norm was born on Jan. 26, 1920, at Smyrna Mills, Maine, to Thomas and Delia Allen. He was the 13th of 13 children. He attended school at Smyrna Mills and after graduating from high school enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Idaho and Washington. While in Idaho he met his life’s partner, Yvonne Love. They were married at Boise on June 21, 1942. After World War II and completion of his enlistment, he and Yvonne lived for a short time at Cambridge, Idaho, where he partnered with Yvonne’s brother, Archie Love, and started the Cambridge Telephone Co. They later moved to Smyrna Mills, but both missed the West terribly and moved back, settling at Boise. Norm went to work for Garrett Freightlines where he was employed for 22 years. Norm loved the mountains. He and Yvonne owned a cabin at Atlanta, Idaho, at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountains where, over the years, they spent many weekends and vacations. He loved hiking up to the high mountain streams and fishing with his family. In the fall of 1968 they sold their home...

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Heward, Arthur L. – Obituary

Arthur L. Heward, 81, a former longtime Baker County resident, died Nov. 11, 2002, at the Idaho State Veterans Nursing Home. At his request, there will be no funeral. Disposition will be by cremation. There will be a memorial service for family and close friends at the Downard Hansen Funeral Home, 241 N. Garfield Ave., Pocatello, Idaho. Interment will be at the Mountain View Cemetery at Pocatello. Arthur attended the University of Wyoming at Laramie and was enrolled in ROTC. He attended Officer’s Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga., and was commissioned in May 1944 as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. During his time in the Army, he served in central Europe as well as in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Upon discharge in September 1946, he had been advanced to the rank of captain. Decorations and citations he received include the American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Arthur graduated from the University of Wyoming in May of 1947 with a bachelor’s degree in commerce. On Aug. 30, 1947, he married Norma Anderson at Evanston, Wyo. During their early married life, they lived in many different locations in the western United States while Art worked for Morrison Knudsen Co. On Jan. 1, 1954, they moved to Baker City. Art was the office...

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