Location: Clackamas County OR

Schwendemann, Margie Evelyn – Obituary

Summerville, Oregon Margie Evelyn Schwendemann, 87, formerly of Wallowa and Union counties, died April 26 in Portland. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral Center, 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Wallowa Cemetery. Marge was born Nov. 18, 1920, in Wallowa, the youngest child of Benjamin H. “Dick” and Martha M. (Wise) Anderson. She married John M. “Jack” Schwendemann on Sept. 10, 1946, in Boise. The couple lived in Camas, Wash., Portland, Lake Oswego and Boring, moving to Summerville in 1967. They owned and operated Western Automatic Sprinkler Co. since 1960. When Jack died in 1984, she moved back to Portland in 1990. Those who knew her say Marge had an indomitable will that helped her survive and overcome many challenges. They considered her an unforgettable person. She valued her family and friends, and made sure to keep up with loved ones through visits and correspondence. She devoted her life to creating a home and raising a family – her desire being that her children had more opportunities than she had. She was proud of not only their accomplishments, but of the good citizens and people they became. Whether it was playing pinochle, gambling in Reno, deer hunting, traveling or reading, she was at her happiest. An excellent seamstress, she excelled at embroidery and...

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Alexander, Susan – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Susan Alexander, 57, of Elgin, died Oct. 25 at her home. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – October 26, 2009 ________________________ Susan L. Alexander Elgin 1952-2009 Susan Lorraine Alexander, 57, of Elgin, and formerly of Wallowa, died Oct. 24 at her home. A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at the Wallowa Cemetery. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center in La Grande is in charge of arrangements. Susan was born Sept. 3, 1952, to Ardeth and Patricia Spruill in Oregon City. She was raised in California and graduated from Oroville High School. She married Doug Alexander Aug. 30, 1974. In 1977 they moved to Wallowa from California. In 1993 they moved to Elgin. Her children consider her an “awesome Mom.” She enjoyed cooking and loved having turtles and collecting turtle memorabilia. Survivors include her husband, Doug of Elgin; children, Doug Alexander of Maryland, Tammy Garwood of Mississippi and Brandy Alexander of Mississippi; three grandchildren; sister, Sandra Schultz of Missouri; brothers, Zane and Shawn Fallon of Alaska and Quinn Fallon of California; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by brothers, Danny and Flynn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Lung Association in care of Daniels-Knopp, 1502 Seventh St., in La Grande. La Grande Observer – October 29,...

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Odell, Gladys Louise Linn – Obituary

Funeral for Gladys Louise Odell, who resided at 6962 NE Morris St., will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham. Private interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Odell died Thursday [December 1] after a long illness. She was 66. Her early school years were spent at Salem School for the Deaf and the Vancouver, Wash., School for the Deaf. She was born Aug. 2, 1911, in Estacada. She married Ralph Odell in 1941 and spent most of her adult life in the Sandy community. She was a member of Lutheran Church for the Deaf. Surviving are her husband, Ralph, Portland and a brother, Orville Linn, Molalla. Sunday Oregonian, December 4, 1977 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Hallock, Mary Peninger – Obituary

Mary P. Hallock, who resided at 8413 SW 14th Ave., died Wednesday [April 9] at a Portland hospital. A native of Central Point, Mrs. Hallock was 82 and lived most of her life in Portland. Surviving are her husband Joseph H., a son, State Sen. Ted Hallock, a sister, Bertha Pomerene, all of Portland; and a brother, William Peninger, Central Point. There will be no funeral. Entombment will be at Riverview Cemetery Mausoleum. The Oregonian, April 11, 1975 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Schnebly, Philip Henry – Obituary

The Kittitas Valley lost another of its well known pioneers Sunday [October 17, 1926] when Philip Henry Schnebly passed away after an illness that extended over a period of more than three years. Death came at 7 o’clock Sunday, morning but was not unexpected, as Mr. Schnebly had suffered an acute sinking spell Friday. Coming here from Oregon, his birthplace, in 1872, Mr. Schnebly became one of the most important growers of beef cattle in the state, both stock and acreage mounting into the thousands. For a number of years, however, his livestock interests have been handled by his six sons. He retired in 1909. The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the family residence at Eighth and A streets. The Rev. E. Leslie Rolls, rector of Grace Parish, will officiate, and the pall bearers will be friends of the deceased of long standing. They include: John J. Sharp, John N. Faust, Ben Shelton, D. W. S. Ramsay, J. C. Sterling, and C. C. Churchill. The lives of Mr. Schnebly and his family have been closely associated with the development of the Northwest. Mr. Schnebly was born October 8, 1852, near Oregon City, Ore. He was a son of David J. and Margaret (Painter) Schnebly, who were married in Oregon after crossing the plains by ox team. David J. Schnebly purchased from the founder and...

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Dewees, Almira Jane Swett – Obituary

Mrs. George DeWees, resident of Ellensburg and a native daughter of the Pacific Coast, died at the family residence, 306 South Sprague Street this morning [February 7, 1940], after an illness that has lasted nearly four years. No arrangements have been made for the funeral, pending the arrival of members of the family Mrs. Almira Swett DeWees was born in Clackamas County, Oregon and came to the Kittitas Valley as a girl in 1885, and was married here to George DeWees, pioneer milling and grain and feed man, who also served for several years on the city council and was active in community affairs In addition to her widower, she leaves four daughters, Mrs. Lillie Barnhart, who is teaching at Leavenworth; Miss Faye DeWees, who is teaching at Menlo, and Mrs. Ruth Lewis and Mrs. Vera Williams, who are residents of Ellensburg Almira was the daughter of James Swett and Julia Ellen Potter. She married George William DeWees on May 20, 1894 Contributed by: Sheli...

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Stickney, May Briody – Obituary

Her death following that of her husband, Elmer E. Stickney, by a little more than a month, Mrs. May Stickney, 70- year-old Kittitas County pioneer, passed away at her home here last night [July 5, 1934] following a lingering illness. Mr. Stickney died on May 29. Mrs. Stickney was born February 10, 1864, at Oregon City, Oregon, and came to the Kittitas Valley in 1892. May 2 of that year she was married to Mr. Stickney. Eight children, all residents of Ellensburg, survive. They are: Earl, Henry, Fred, Mrs. Anna Miller, Mrs. Effie Kinkade, Mrs. Mabel Grimm, Mrs. Bertha Besaw and Mrs. Eva Newman. There are 19 grandchildren. In addition, Mrs. Stickney leaves a sister, Mrs. S. A. Clark of Noti, Oregon, and a brother, Fred Briody of West Lake, Ore. Mrs. Stickney was a member of the Royal Neighbor Lodge. Funeral services are to be held from the Honeycutt Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2:30. The Rev. John Hanks will conduct the services. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Michels, Mabel Anita Yocom – Obituary

Oregon Funeral Notice -Michels–At Milwaukie, Or., Feb. 23, Mabel Anita Michels, aged 26 years, beloved wife of Martin L. Michels, mother of Beatrice Louise Michels. The remains will be forwarded this Tuesday morning by the F. S. Dunning, Inc., 414 East Alder, to Ellensburg, Wash., for services and interment. [IOOF Cemetery] Mrs. Martin Mitchell [Michels] died at her home in Portland [Clackamas Co. not Multnomah Co.] Monday morning. The remains were shipped to Ellensburg and funeral services were held at the home of her uncle, B. A. Gault, yesterday afternoon, Rev. Lux officiating. Mrs. Mitchell was born and raised in Ellensburg and had a large number of friends here. She is survived by her husband, a daughter three years old, her father and mother and two brothers. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Jochimsen, Edward Walter – Obituary

Edward, born August 22, 1883 at Hood River, Or., was married March 20, 1907 to Laura L. Rowe of Vancouver, Wash. In the fall, Nov., 1907 he located at his present place, 7 miles southeast of Estacada. He died March 25, 1922, aged 37 years, 7 months, and 3 days. He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, three children, mother, two brothers, and two sisters. He was the youngest son of the pioneer family, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jochimsen, located at Hood River, Or., March 27, 1882, where his mother still resides. The funeral will take place at the Spring Water Church, Tuesday, March 29 at 2 p.m. conducted by Joseph E. Gates undertaker. Oregonian, March 28, 1922 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Shaw, Ella Green – Obituary

Ella Green Shaw, 88, was born Feb. 23, 1877 at Molalla, and died at the Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day on October 12. She moved to Long Creek with her family when a young girl, and spent the remainder of her life there. On Jan. 1, 1895 she married Roscoe Shaw. The had one daughter and three sons. A daughter, Secil, a son, Sydney, and her husband preceeded her in death. She was a lone survivor of a large family-seven brothers and four sisters, also a number of half brothers and sisters. She was the last remaining charter member of the local Seventh Day Adventist church which, was organized in 1896. She became a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in 1912. Survivors include two sons, Gilman and Gerald, both of Long Creek, six grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and one great, great grandson. Grant County Blue Mountain Blue Eagle Thursday, November 4, 1965, p. 8, col. 1 Contributed by: T. D....

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Poland, Merle Gordon – Obituary

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, in Oak Grove United Methodist Church for Merle Gordon Poland, who died Aug. 15 at age 96. Mr. Poland was born March 26, 1909, in Eugene. He moved to Portland in 1933. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Washington State University, and served in the Navy. He was an electrical engineer for Bonneville Power Administration. In 1930, he married Audrey L. Dirr; she died in 2002. Survivors include his daughters, Shirley J. Slack and Janice R. Lee; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Remembrances to the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University. Arrangements by Portland Memorial. The Oregonian, August 20, 2005 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Poland, Audrey Larie Dirr – Obituary

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, in Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Milwaukie for Audrey Larie Poland, who died Jan. 2 at age 92. Mrs. Poland was born Audrey Larie Dirr on April 10, 1909, in Mehama. She moved to Portland in 1934. A homemaker, she also was a seamstress out of her home until the time of death. She was a member of Rose City Park United Methodist Church for about 55 years, and a recent member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. In 1930, she married Merle G. Poland. Survivors include her husband; daughters, Shirley Slack and Janice Lee; sister, Mildred Shambra; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Remembrances to a favorite charity. Arrangements by Portland Memorial. The Oregonian, January 9, 2002 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bilyeu, Archie M. – Obituary

Archie M. Bilyeu, retired auto dealer and longtime Portland resident, died Monday [November 6] at 118 Mercury St., Gladstone, where he had made his home since August. He was 78. Born May 3, 1894 in Brownsville, Ore., he had lived in Portland since the early 1920s and at one time was a Kaiser-Frazer dealer there. He was a member of Willamette Lodge No. 2, AF & AM. Survivors include his wife, Marguerite; two sons, Wally, Chula Vista, Cal.; Martin, Portland; a brother, Floyd, and a sister, Gertrude Christopherson, both Hemet, Cal.; and two grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Holman-Hankins Chapel, with graveside services at 2:30 in the afternoon at Franklin Butte Cemetery in Scio. Friends may contribute to the Oregon Heart Fund in lieu of flowers. Enterprise Courier, November 7, 1972 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Longuet, Retha Jeanetta Champ – Obituary

Retha J., 1969 SW Park Ave.; mother of Mrs. Louise Cope; sister of Jay D. Champ and Mrs. Florence Leland; 1 granddaughter; 3 great granddaughters; 1 great great granddaughter. Services Thursday, 1 p.m. in Finley’s Rose Chapel, SW Montgomery at 4th. Friends invited. Private commitment. Visiting hours until 9 p.m. The Oregonian, April 5, 1978 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Limbocker, Lillian Ellen Holmes – Obituary

Mrs. Lillian Ellen Limbocker, 76, of 724 Taylor Street, Oregon City, died Wednesday afternoon [April 19] at a Gladstone nursing home following a short illness. Mrs. Limbocker, who was the widow of Clyde Limbocker, was born May 19, 1884 in Belle Plaine, Iowa and had been a resident of Oregon City for the last 50 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ (Christian), Rebecca Lodge and had severed on the election board for many years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Oscar (Ruth) Hogg, Oregon City, Mrs. Kenneth (Letha) Smith, Sacramento, Calif. and three grandsons. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 24, at the Hillside chapel with Rev. Howard. F. Hutchins officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Oregon City Enterprise Courier, April 20, 1961 Contributed by: Shelli...

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