Location: Clackamas County OR

Courtney, Donel – Obituary

Donel “Jig” Courtney of Lostine died Oct. 10, 2005. He was 79 years old. Memorial services will be held Nov. 12 at Bollman Funeral Home. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, October 20, 2005 ____________________________ Donel “Jick” Courtney died Oct. 10, 2005 at his home in Lostine of a long-term illness. He was 79. The son of Donel Eugene and Margaret Sara Courtney of Enterprise, Mr. Courtney was born on Oct. 21, 1925. He returned home from the Marines after World War II, got married, started a family and then moved to the Lostine River Valley area to start ranching. He later moved to Oregon City to work on a small farm raising sheep, and he also worked as a mail carrier. His mail carrying job then took him to Portland. After 30 years with the Post Office, Mr. Courtney and his longtime companion Mary White retired to the Lostine River area so he could enjoy the area he loved so much. Mr. Courtney enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and hiking, especially the Wallowa Mountains. He loved being outdoors and sharing the beauty with his family. Mr. Courtney was preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard of Spokane, Wash., and his daughter Jill of Oregon City. He survived by his longtime companion Mary White of Lostine, brother and sister-in-law Mick and...

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Schriver, Mae Roop – Obituary

Wallowa, Oregon Mae Roop Schriver, 95, of Milwaukie died Feb. 8, 2008. The daughter of Monroe and Ida Roop, she was born June 28, 1912, in Wallowa. A graduate of Wallowa High School and the University of Oregon School of Nursing, she married Don Schriver in 1938. A registered nurse for many years, she served in La Grande and the Portland area. Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Don, in 1971, and four siblings: Carrie Rounsavell, Carlton Roop, Pearl Eads and Pat Paulson. She is survived by a daughter, Susan Schriver, and a number of nieces and nephews. For information regarding services, call Susan Schriver at 541-655-7087. Wallowa County Chieftain – February 28,...

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Dalton, James – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon James Dalton, universally known as “Jim” Dalton, was born at Marshtown, Tenn., and his age is given as about 69 years. He came to North Powder a year before the railroad was built on from La Grande, arriving here in 1883. He purchased railroad land and was successful in a business way from the first, we are told. The present Dalton ranch, joining for a mile or more the Old Oregon Trail 2 miles from North Powder, was acquired in the early days and has one of the old water rights from the North Powder river. Mr. Dalton was married after coming to Oregon to Cora E. Mitchel, and J. Wylie, the injured son, is the only surviving child. Mrs. Cora Dalton was a native of Michigan, her birth occurring February 24, 1861. She died April 21, 1904. Jim Dalton, married Rose Springer of Baker, who met death with her husband Wednesday, at the age of 54 years. Two sisters and one brother in Baker survive her. Two brothers: Grant Dalton of Baker, and C.R. (Curt) Dalton of North Powder survive. They came from their Tennessee home a few years after Jim came west. North Powder was Dalton’s home until a dozen years ago when he moved to Oak Grove. He arrived here Monday to attend to business matters. Reports from the hospital Thursday...

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Gray, Ernest Merrill – Obituary

Former Union County resident, Ernest M. Gray, 84, of Woodburn, died Thursday at a hospital in Oregon City. Mr. Gray was born March 18, 1903, in Lower Cove to George M. and Mary (Miller) Gray. He married Nellie Lemon on May 28, 1921, in La Grande. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Mrs. Everett (Muriel) Ellis, Boise, Idaho, and Mrs. Ed (Darlene) O’Mahundro [sic – O’Mohundro], Silverton; sisters, Mrs. Eudelle Olson and Mrs. Othella Purvine, both of Milwaukie; five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; aunt Mrs. Eugene (Dillie) Millering, La Grande, three nieces and a nephew. Mr. Gray had 37 first cousins, of whom 21 are still living. Several still live in Union County. A brother, Hughes Gray, died earlier. The funeral will be held Monday at the Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton. Contributions in Mr. Gray’s memory can be made to the People’s Church, 4500 Lancaster Dr., N.E. Salem 97301. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Saturday, January 2, 1988 Page...

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Kasinger, Lyman Roy – Obituary

Imbler, Union County, Oregon Local Resident Hears of Brother’s Death Mrs. Keith Glenn received word that her brother, Lyman Roy Kasinger died Sunday of a heart attack at his home in Oregon City. He had been a resident of Imbler and La Grande several years ago, and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kasinger. Survivors include a daughter, Gertrude Persyn of Oregon City, and two [*] grandchildren; one brother Jack T. Kasinger, San Bruno, Calif.; sisters Lillie Fehr, Woodland, Wash.; Floy Davis, San Francisco, Calif., Hattie Bell, Hood River, Bessie Ruckman, Oakland, Calif., Hester Glenn, Summerville, and Lola Wright, San Bruno. Funeral services were held today at 10 a.m. in Oregon City. La Grande Observer August 27, 1964 He was born February 23, 1898 at Millersville, MO. My uncle had [*] three grandchildren and a second daughter, Lola E. Kasinger, of Salem, OR. He was principally raised in Imbler and resided in Union County for many...

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Wilkinson, Merritt – Obituary

Merritt Wilkinson, brother of Andrew Wilkinson, of Union, died at Central Point, Oregon, Monday of this week. Interment took place at Central Point. Andrew Wilkinson, who recently returned from Central Point, was satisfied that his brother could not live, and the announcement of his death was not unexpected. Contributed by: Robin Church Obituaries and Other Vital Records of Union County, Oregon. 1890 – 1930. Compiled by Clara Cline Lee. Reproduced by Walter M. Pierce Library, Eastern Oregon Library,...

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Zurlinden, Marie J. – Obituary

Gladstone (Special) – Marie J. Zurlinden, 165 West Clarendon street, died at an Oregon City hospital Wednesday night following a long illness. Mrs. Zurlinden had lived in this vicinity for the last 18 years and had spent all her life in Oregon. She was born April 29, 1887 in North Powder. She was a member of the First Baptist church at Gladstone and was a life member of the Women’s Auxiliary of DAV, Chapter 4. Survivors include the husband John; two sons, Stewart W. Goldsberry, Beaverton; Virgil S. Goldsberry, Brookings; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo Lowe, Glendale, Calif.; Mrs. Nola Miller, Bellflower, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 28, at 1:30 PM at Holman-Hankins-Rilance Funeral home in Oregon City. Rev. Harry Wildeson will officiate and interment will be in the Portland Rose City cemetery. Enterprise-Courier Oregon City, Oregon Friday June 25, 1954 Page 3 Contributed by: Tom...

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Levy, Adolph – Obituary

Adolph Levy Is Dead Passes Away at Portland Saturday Morning Mr. Adolph Levy died at The Good Samaretan hospital in Portland at 1 o’clock Saturday morning, the funeral taking place Sunday afternoon from the residence of his brother, Ludwig Levy in Portland. The funeral ceremonies were attended by many friends of the deceased, and immediately thereafter the remains were taken to Ahavi Sholem cemetery for Interment, where appropriate Masonic ceremonies were performed. Mr. Levy was well known in mercantile circles of Oregon, coming to the state when it was yet in its infancy and engaging in business at Oregon City. He came to Union in 1878 and engaged in the mercantile business, in which business he remained until became seriously afflicted with disease something over a year ago when he retired, disposing of his business to his sons, Leon and Milton. Mr. Levy has always been an honored, highly respected citizen and at the time of his death was a member of the city council of Union. He leaves a widow and eight children to mourn his loss. The loss of Mr. Levy will be greatly felt in this community. The sympathy of the people goes out to Mrs. Levy and children in this bereavement. Eastern Oregon – Union. Semi-weekly Republican Oct. 9, 1895 pg. 3 col 3 Contrubuted by: Diane Levy...

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Ball, Margaret Ann Carroll – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Margaret Ann Carroll Ball, 80, of La Grande, died July 2 at her home. The funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday July 6 at the First Baptist Church, at Sixth Street and Spring Avenue, with Pastor Kent Hug officiating. Graveside services will follow at Grandview Cemetery. Viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday July 5 at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. Mrs. Ball was born April 27, 1926. to Mr. and Mrs. J.P. McCann of Hattiesburg, Miss. She married Herb Carroll in March, 1946. They lived in Corvallis and Valley Falls, where they helped run the family general store, and moved to La Grande in 1959. She was a member of Women’s Aglow and the First Baptist Church where she served as deaconess, sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and was superintendent. Her skill as a hostess was always in demand for visiting missionaries, guest speakers and friends. In later years she worked with her husband in their real estate and insurance business. After he died in 1985 she enjoyed traveling. She sometimes shocked her friends and family with stories of solo adventures in far away places. In the mid-1990s she married Braden Ball. The couple lived in La Grande from 1995 until 1999 when they moved to Lake Oswego. In 2004 she returned to La Grande to live...

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Hecht, Jean – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Jean Hecht, 86, of Wilsonville and formerly of La Grande died April 11. Mrs. Hecht was born April 20, 1920, to Drs. Joseph and Margaret Ingle in La Grande. She graduated from La Grande High School and earned bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Oregon where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. She earned a pilot’s license and taught high school in Vale and Corvallis. She served in the Navy and was stationed in Lakehurst, N.J., where she married Irwin Hecht. The couple moved to Portland nine years ago to be closer to family. She was an avid bridge player and a member of PEO and the First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield, Ill., where she served as a deacon. She was also involved in many other philanthropic organizations. Survivors include her husband of Wilsonville; daughters, Pamela Irby of London, England, and Victoria Clemens of Portland; two grandchildren and a sister, Mary Hearing of La Grande. A daughter, Susan R. Hecht, died earlier. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Sept. 23, 2006, Published: September 26,...

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Butler, Georgia LaVella – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Georgia LaVelle Butler, 95, of La Grande died Sept. 11 at Jody’s Country Care in La Grande. A celebration of life will be held on at 2 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in La Grande. A graveside Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Loveland Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. She was born in La Grande on Sept. 27, 1910, to Herman and Florence Richey. She grew up in La Grande except for five years when her family lived on a ranch in Cove. She graduated from La Grande High School in 1930. She went to nurses training in 1932 at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, and graduated in 1935. On July 23, 1941, she married Chester W. Butler at Mizpah Presbyterian Church in Portland. During the time he served in WWII she lived in Portland, where she worked in nursing. Chester and LaVelle lived in West Linn after the war until he retired. They moved to Alicel in 1973. Chester preceded her in death in 1997. LaVelle lived in Aurora for two years, then Vancouver, Wash., while recovering from a broken hip. She returned to La Grande in June 2000. Wherever she lived, she met the needs of others through meals either in her home or at her church. She was an active member of the...

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Redwine, Margaret Jill – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Margaret Jill Redwine, 61, of La Grande died Aug. 10. Cornerstone Funeral Home of Estacada is in charge of arrangements. Ms. Redwine was born May 18, 1945, in Raymond, Wash. She married James Moss, and later she married Larry Davis. She was a homemaker and lived in Estacada her whole life except for the last six months Survivors include children, Tony Moss, Tom Davis, Teresa Lange and Megan Redwine; and seven grandchildren. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Aug. 19, 2006, Published: August 17,...

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Boula, Keith Lee – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Keith Lee Boula, 50, died Jan. 2 at St. Mary Hospital in Walla Walla of colon cancer. Friends are invited to join Mr. Boula’s family in celebrating his life at an open house at the home of his sister Kathryn, 60522 Bushnell Road., Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.. Keith was born in Los Angeles June 19, 1956. He spent his early childhood in southern California and his teen years in northern Minnesota. He returned to California and graduated from Sylmar High School in 1974. There he followed in his father’s footsteps as a race car driver and mechanic. Mr. Boula moved to Zigzag in 1977. His love of racing and adventure led him to skiing, which became a life-long passion. He worked as an EMT on the Timberline ski patrol for several years. In 1994, Keith moved to La Grande. He worked for WC Construction until his death. Survivors include his son, Ryan Young, and Ryan’s mother, Carol, of Ontonogan, Mich.; sisters, Kathryn Boula and her family of La Grande, and Mary Noble and her family of Palmdale, Calif.; and many friends in northeastern Oregon and Mount. Hood. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Jan 6, 2006, Published: January 6,...

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Baker, Leola Mary – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Leola Mary Baker, 83, of Central Point and formerly of Elgin, died March 27. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Elgin Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Memory Gardens Mortuary of Medford. Mrs. Baker was born June 15, 1923, in Elgin, where she was raised. She married Delmar Baker, and they owned and operated a real estate business in La Grande. She was a member of Eastern Star and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #259 in La Grande. She also was a Grey Lady volunteer at Grande Ronde Hospital many years ago. She enjoyed collecting plates, yard work and hunting. Survivors include her children, Sheree Rabourne of Central Point and Gary Baker of Hermiston; sister, Ila Colson of South Carolina; and one grandson. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 31, 2007 Published: March 31,...

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Stevens, Jeffery Max – Obituary

Union County, Oregon Obituary La Grande, Oregon Jeffery Max Stevens, 39, formerly of La Grande, died March 10 after battling cancer. There will be a private family memorial service in Canby. Arrangements are under the direction of Loveland Funeral Chapel. Jeffery was born Aug. 22, 1967, to Arthur and Shirley (Shelly) Stevens in Oregon City, where he graduated from high school. He never married and was a painter by trade. He enjoyed spending time with his children, taking trips to the Wildhorse Casino in Pendleton, bowling and working in his yard. Survivors include his children, Jessy Stevens of Milwaukie and Desiree Stevens of La Grande; siblings and their spouses, Rick and Sandi Stevens and Cheryl (Chester) Gunter, all of La Grande; one grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gus Stevens. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 24, 2007 Published: March 24,...

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