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Location: Clackamas County OR

Limbocker, Clyde L. – Obituary

Final rites for Clyde L. Limbocker [March 3, 1951], 724 Taylor Street were held in the chapel of the Oregon City Funeral Home, Wednesday afternoon. Concluding services were at Mountain View Cemetery. Rev. Howard Hutchinson, pastor of the Church of Christ (Christian), officiated. Pall bearers were Earl Downing, Clifford Chapin, Ray Corless, Bryan Foster, Frank Parker and Richard Bittner. Mr. and Mrs. E. Granville Limbocker of Richmond, Calif., were in Oregon City for the funeral. Enroute from the south, their train was stalled by a snow slide at the summit of the Siskiyou Mountains for 16 hours. The accident occurred at the edge of the tunnel. Trains were delayed and three came through Oregon City just a short distance apart. Mr. Limbocker, a nephew of Clyde Limbocker has been an engineer for the Santa Fe railroad for more than 25 years. They were only able to stay in Oregon City one day. Mrs. B. L. Templeton, Beaverton; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Johnson, Gresham; Mrs. Estelle Holmes and Mrs. Clarence Oak both of Portland, were among the out-of-town relatives and friends attending the rites. Oregon City, Enterprise Courier, March 9, 1951 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Jewell, Ray Evan – Obituary

Jewell-Ray Evan, survived by his wife Marie; daughter Rose Marie Gothard; son Ray Richard Jewell; and brother Carl Jewell; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Graveside service, 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 24, Skyline Memorial Gardens. Under the direction of Skyline Funeral Home. [Died August 21, 1992] Contributed by: Shelli...

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Hallock, Joseph Homer – Obituary

Joseph Homer Hallock, Lake Oswego, builder of Portland’s first commercial radio station and an early radio announcer died Saturday [September 17] in a Lake Oswego convalescent home. He was 85. A native of Eastern Oregon, Mr. Hallock came to Portland in 1927 and with his partners, the late Clifford Watson and Roy Young, built and sold the first commercial radio receiving sets in the Northwest. He then built the first commercial radio station KFJR (later KALE, KPOJ and now KPOK) and the first police radio station. During the 1930’s he was an announcer-actor for Portland radio stations, appearing on live dramatic programs. He has been a pioneer member of the Hoot Owls radio group. In the late 1930’s, Mr. Hallock joined the staff of the Federal Communication Commission, serving in various cities and ending his career in charge of the FCC’s Portland office. He also was a long-time ham radio operator. Survivors include his son, state Sen. Ted Hallock, Portland, and a sister Mrs. Stuart Macdonald of Tacoma. No funeral is planned. Interment will be at the Riverview Cemetery Mausoleum. The family suggests that remembrances be contributions to the American Cancer Society, Oregon Division. Sunday Oregonian, 19, Sep 1976 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Franklin, Sarah Lucinda Gibbens – Obituary

Franklin, Mrs. Sarah L., February 1, aged 82, late of Molalla; [step] mother of Effie Bathurst of Richardson Springs, Cal.; Myrtle Warner of Multnomah; Viola Looney and Oscar B. Franklin, both of Molalla. Funeral services 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Everhart Funeral Home, Molalla. Interment Miller Cemetery, Silverton. Oregonian, February 3, 1949 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Farnsworth, Levi Albert – Obituary

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Levi A. Farnsworth, 91, who lived in Riverside since 1930 with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie E. Farnsworth. Ill several weeks, he died Sunday [December 14] evening in Doctors Hospital, Oregon City, where he had been taken Dec. 2. The Rev. Dayton Loomis, pastor of Canby Methodist Church of which “Grandpa” Farnsworth was a member, officiated the services in the Canby Chapel of Everhart & Kent and at the graveside in Multnomah Cemetery, Portland. Menno Seethoff was soloist, with Mrs. R. F. Morrow at the organ. Pallbearers were Henry Kuehl of Gleneden, A. B. Landon, C. B. Henslee, Conrad Herman, J. A. Lighthill and Gordon Ellis. Mr. Farnsworth had been a carpenter and farmer, both in southeast Portland and in Riverside, most of his active years. He was a native of the “Hardscrabble” District out of Molalla, spent part of his early childhood at Silver Lake, Wash., and attended school at East Portland. He was married in Portland to Annie Gates, and lived chiefly in the Lents-Gilbert District until he came to Canby 28 years ago. Mrs. Farnsworth died in 1918 and he had lived with Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Farnsworth since their marriage in 1920. Surviving Levi Albert Farnsworth are the one son; a sister, Mrs. Eva Haines, 83, of Omak, Wash.; two grandsons, Ray and Bert...

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Farnsworth, Jesse Elmer – Obituary

Jesse E. Farnsworth, a former resident of 620 S.E. 2nd Ave. in Canby, died at a Canby nursing home early Thursday [April 10] morning at the age of 84. He was born to Levi and Annie Farnsworth at Dayton, Ore. June 11, 1895. As a child, he moved to Multnomah County and attended Gilbert School for eight years and then spent two years at Washington High School. He worked in a furniture store in Portland for 10 years, and later owned and operated a grocery store at Lents. He was a World War I veteran. He married Hazel M. Mason at Portland on August 21, 1920 and she died March 29, 1976. Mr. Farnsworth was a charter member of the American Legion Post #122 at Canby and a member of the World War I Veterans Champoeg Barracks #205 at Molalla. Surviving are two sons, Ray Farnsworth of Canby and Bert Farnsworth of Jennings Lodge; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Canby Chapel of Everhart and Kent. Interment followed at Zion Memorial Park. The Canby Herald, April 16, 1980 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Farnsworth, Hazel Myrtle Mason – Obituary

Hazel M. Farnsworth, 77, resident of 620 SE 2nd Ave., Canby, was dead on arrival at Willamette Falls Hospital, Monday night [March 29]. She was born to Charles and Lina Mason of Appalachian, New York, March 5, 1889 and came to Oregon when she was a young girl. She lived between Portland and Gresham prior to coming to the Canby area in 1930. She was married to Jesse Farnsworth at Portland, August 21, 1920 and he survives. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Canby, charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Canby, member of World War I Veterans Auxiliary barracks 205, Molalla. She was a charter member and organized the gold star mothers here at Canby and was a past department president of the gold star mothers, State of Oregon. Surviving besides her husband Jesse are two sons, Ray Farnsworth of Canby, Bert Farnsworth of Jennings Lodge; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. One son, Loren passed away in World War II. Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Canby Chapel of Everhart & Kent with the Rev. George Boner officiating. Interment will be at Zion Memorial Park, Canby. The Canby Herald, March 31, 1976 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Calavan, James Madison, Jr. – Obituary

James Madison Calavan, well-known resident and pioneer of Oregon, died at the family home, 804 Taylor Street, Friday night [February 8, 1924], after an illness of several months. James M. Calavan, son of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Calavan Sr., was born in Kentucky, October 24, 1845 and crossed the plains with an ox team to Oregon in 1863. He settled in Linn County where he made his home with a brother who preceded him. He took up a homestead which he cleared and later engaged in farming. For a number of years Mr. Calavan has been a resident of Oregon City. Surviving are his widow of this city; his sons, J. E. Calavan, formerly county school superintendent of Clackamas County, now of Portland; John M. Calavan of Jefferson, Ore.; V. L. Calavan of Albany, Ore., and R. E. Calavan of Stayton, Ore., and a daughter, Mrs. J. V. Mitts of Portland. He also leaves 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at the R. L. Holman & Son Mortuary in this city, Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in Mountain View Cemetery. Morning Enterprise, Oregon City, February 10, 1924 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Cox, Ollie – Obituary

Haines, Baker County, Oregon Ollie Young Cox, 88 of Canby, a longtime Baker City resident, died April 12, 1998, at Canby. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Avenue. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Interment will be at the Haines Cemetery. Mrs. Cox was born March 14, 1910, at Hartville, Missouri to Herman and Artie Young. She and her family moved west to Morrow County when she was 8. She was raised and educated in Pine City. She was married to Emery Cox on December 12, 1927. In their early marriage, Mr. Cox worked on several farms and Mrs. Cox cooked for the crew. They moved to Baker County in 1942 where they began their farming career. Mrs. Cox’s great love was family, homemaking and cooking. She was very partial to her grandchildren. She was an active member of the Muddy Creek Mutual Improvement Club, the Elkhorn Grange and the Baker County CowBelles Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emery Cox, in 1989; her parents; brothers, Bert and Lowell Young; and a sister Doris Young. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Betty and Bert Vanderwall of Haines, Geraldine and Coy Riggs of Lewisville, Texas, Donna and Jack Babbit of Canby and Edward and Jessie Cox of Spokane, Washington; grandchildren...

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Mayes, Thomas A. – Obituary

Thomas A. Mayes, 32, an almost life-time resident of the Haines vicinity, died at St. Elizabeth hospital at 2:45 Monday of this week. Death is attributed to spinal meningitis and his death followed an illness of but a few days duration. Mr. Mayes was the step-son of W.H. Mayes of the Rock Creek – Muddy Creek district and with the exception of a few years spent in Southern California and at Oak grove, Oregon had been a resident of the Haines community all his life. A son, Thomas Jr., is seriously ill with an attack of the same disease. Mr. Mayes was a veteran of the world war and member of local lodges and civic bodies. For the past several years he had been engaged in the handling and shipping of butterfat and operated a meat market in Haines. The widow and two small children, Elenor, and Thomas Junior, and one brother, Arthur, of Omaha, Nebraska, survive. Funeral services were held at Haines Thursday afternoon, conducted by Miss Josie Blokland pastor of the Haines M.E. Church and was largely attended. Beautiful floral tributes conveyed the sympathy of many friends. Burial was in the Haines cemetery. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, February 11,...

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Long, Alice Elizabeth Shaw Mrs. – Obituary

Alice Elizabeth Long, 89, a long time resident of Baker City, died Friday, April 24, 1998 in Oregon City, Oregon. A celebration of life was held on Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at the St. John’s Episcopal Church, Milwaukie, Oregon, and a graveside service was held on Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 2:00 pm at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Baker City. Alice Elizabeth Long was born on November 21, 1908 in Haines, Oregon to Thomas L. and Frances V. Asher Shaw. She attended grade school and high school in Haines. She obtained her bachelor of arts degree in 1930 from the University of Oregon, then attended Portland State University, Willamette University, Oregon State University, University of California in Berkeley, CA., and the Guadalajara University in Mexico. Alice married Floyd A. Long on Dec. 1, 1933. Mrs. Long taught at Muddy Creek High School from 1930 to 1934 before moving to Baker in 1940. Alice continued teaching high school for the Oregon public schools in Haines, Canby, and Baker City until her retirement from Baker High School in 1973. She moved to Portland, Oregon in 1985. She enjoyed travel, handwork, reading, and her family. She was a member of the Episcopal Church, Eastern Star, Delta Gamma, and Retired Teachers Assoc. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Raymond Ward, and her husband Floyd. Survivors include daughters and...

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Burns, Olga Mrs. – Obituary

The body of Mrs. Olga Burns, who died at 3:15 Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Bailey at 2432 Eleventh street, will be shipped this evening to Cambay, (Canby?) Oregon, where funeral services will be held at her old home. Mrs. Burns was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1864, and would have been 57 years old July 26. She came to the United States when a girl of 18, and move with her parents to Camby, (Canby) Oregon where they made their home. She had been a resident of Baker for the past 12 years, and had a large number of friends here. Death was caused by complications from heart trouble and dropsy. Besides her husband, James F. Burns, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George Bailey and Miss Carrie Breckinridge, both of Baker, and a granddaughter, Miss Violet Clark, who also resides here. Source: The Baker Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 12, 1921, page 4 Contributed by: Sue...

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Sterns, John Austin – Obituary

Offers for the dead, followed by a requiem Mass, will be offered Monday, February 25, 9:30 a.m., for John Austin Sterns, 10256 S.E. 41st Court, Milwaukie, Oregon. Vault interment will follow at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland. Peake’s Memorial Chapel 1925 Scott St., Milwaukie, Oregon, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Sterns was born in Baker on March 27, 1914. He died February 21 in a Milwaukie area hospital. Mr. Sterns lived in Baker until 1953 when he moved to St. Helen’s where he lived five years. In 1958 he moved to Medford and to Milwaukie two years later. He had been a pharmacist since 1939 and for the past years was employed by Hudley-Draper Drug Co. of Oregon City. He was married to June Metcalf at Baker on July 30, 1945. During World War II he served as Chief pharmacist’s mate. He is survived by his wife, June, Milwaukie; two sons, John B., Eugene, Oregon, and David L., Milwaukie; a daughter, Mary Kay, Milwaukie, and a sister, Mrs. Marge Kuder, Centralia, Washington. Those who wish may contribute to the Oregon Cancer Society. Source: Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 23, 1974, page 2 Contributed by: Sue...

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Graven, Terry Evan – Obituary

Terry Evan Graven, 58, of Nampa, Idaho, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, after a brave and valiant 21-month battle with cancer. His funeral was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the Nampa 10th Ward Chapel, 7908 Deer Flat Road. Terry was honored by police color guard and the military. A viewing was held on Tuesday at the church from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment was at the Veterans Cemetery in Boise. Terry died peacefully at his home in Nampa, with his family at his side. He died with the same calm collected nature that personified his character. Terry challenged and successfully beat the odds that nature and others counted against him and was considered a miracle by those around him including his medical advisors. He lived to see many of the milestones in 2004 and 2005 that others felt he would not be able to. He was known as a spiritual man, yet maintained an unmatched warrior spirit. He was born on Aug. 25, 1946, to Walter E. Graven and Geraldine Mary Mathis Graven at Portland. He attended and graduated from Estacada Union High School in 1964. He was an enlisted member of the U.S. Navy from May 2, 1966, through Feb. 5, 1970. Terry served faithfully and dutifully in the Vietnam War, aboard the USS Benjamin Stoddert as a radioman cryptographer...

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Smith, Willard Hoffman – Obituary

Willard Hoffman Smith, 83, a former Sumpter resident, died May 26, 2005, at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Boise. There will be a memorial service for him at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Idaho State Veterans Home. There will be a second memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McEwen Church near Sumpter. Friends are invited to join the family for a potluck dinner afterward. Willard was born on July 27, 1921, at Leland, Idaho. He moved with his family to Nyssa where his parents farmed. He was a Nyssa High School graduate and married his high school sweetheart, Celia Morehouse. He entered the military in 1942 and saw action in seven major battles in France, Germany and Belgium during World War II. He and Celia farmed near Middleton, Idaho, where they raised four children. In the late 1960s they moved to Seattle where Willard worked for Boeing. Later they moved to Oregon City and then retired to Sumpter where they enjoyed their retirement years riding motorcycles and traveling in their motor home. He was preceded in death by one grandchild and his wife. Survivors include his children and their spouses, Larry and Kim Smith of Woodinville, Wash., Barbara and Jay Phillips of Sumpter, Duane Smith of Vale and Janice and Don Ennis of Bothell, Wash.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Used with permission from: Baker City...

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