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Rooney, J. C. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Local people were grieved to learn through a telegram to Mrs. Mae McGregor, of the death last Wednesday morning, Dec. 5 of J.C. Rooney, merchant of Wallowa and who with his son Norval conducted a meat market and grocery in North Powder until early this fall. He died at Clarkston, Wash., after a protracted illness. Bright’s disease was the direct cause of his death. Mr. Rooney had gone to Clarkston about two months ago to be under the care of physicians there. No funeral arrangements have as yet been announced. Mr. Rooney and his family moved to Joseph from Paradise in 1920, after trading his ranch for the Mitchell hotel, which he ran for a short time. Shortly after this, they traded back again, and Mr. Rooney worked for Mr. Mitchel a great deal up until the time when he established a meat market and grocery store here in 1922, which he had owned and operated since. Mr. Rooney also purchased a store in North Powder about two years ago which Norval conducted. The store there was closed however, because of the failing health of Mr. Rooney and Norval came home to take charge of the store here during Mr. Rooney’s illness. Mr. Rooney had the reputation of being an excellent business...

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Fisher, Margaret – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Margaret “Margy” Fisher, Enterprise, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 1988 at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, Wash. She was born Margaret Ruth Reece, Dec. 26, 1923, to Lacy and Ruth Reece in Enterprise. A lifelong resident of Enterprise, on May 2, 1945 she married James W. Fisher in Enterprise. She was a homemaker and retail sales clerk for many years and loved sewing and home crafting for her family. She is survived by her husband, J.W. of Enterprise; sons, Jim Fisher, Asotin, Wash., Allyn Fisher and Bill Fisher, both of Enterprise; grandchildren, Kelly, Jeff, Brad, Jessi, Travis and Terry; brothers, Dean Reece and Wilbur Reece, Hermiston, Bill Reece, North Carolina, Larry Reece, Walla Walla and Wade Reece, Sumner, Wash.; sisters, Milly Garland, Walla Walla, and Mary Jo Cantrell, Sumner. She was preceded in death by one sister, Helen, of Athena. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1988 at the Enterprise cemetery. Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper Contributed by: Michelle...

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Waelty, Louise – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Louise Waelty Dies at Enterprise Miss Louise Waelty, who was known throughout Wallowa County as one of the kindest and most efficient of nurses, passed away at the Wallowa Memorial hospital Friday morning, February 2, 1951, following an illness of ten days. The Booth-Bollman Funeral home had charge of the funeral arrangements which were Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the Methodist Church of Wallowa, with the Rev. Harold Mackey officiating. Mrs. Clayton Sutphin, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Wyckoff and Victor Kreimeyer, accompanied by Mrs. Kreimeyer, sang, “Sunset and Evening Star” and “Jesus Christ The Crucified.” Pall bearers were: Kenneth Keeler, Earl Schaeffer, Glenn Sherod, Paul Bartmess, Earl Sherod and K. W. McKenzie, and interment was in the Wallowa Cemetery. Miss Waelty was born April 27, 1868, in Minnesota, daughter of Gottfried (Godfried) and Elizabeth Waelty, coming to Oregon when 14 Years of age. She early took up the profession of nursing and during the Spanish-American war served a a war nurse. In 1922 she moved to Clarkston, Washington where she lived until 1947 when she moved to Wallowa to live with her nephew, Murland Waelty and his wife, Christina. She is survived by Murland Waelty of Wallowa; and a niece Mrs. Lee Banks of Walla Walla. She was a member of the...

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Beach, Ronald Oscar – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Oregon 1951-2004 Ronald Oscar Beach, 52, of Clarkston, Wash., and formerly of Enterprise died Jan. 5 of natural causes. At his request there will be no services. Merchant Funeral Home in Clarkston is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Beach was born March 9, 1951, to Joe O. and Lillian K. Snyder Beach in Enterprise. He grew up in Paradise and graduated from Enterprise High School in 1969. He was active in 4-H clubs, FFA, the football and wrestling teams, the marching band and a number of clubs. He helped on the family ranch, worked for the Wallowa Whitman National Forest on a survey crew, and worked as a millwright at the Boise Cascade mill in Joseph. A knee injury forced his retirement and he later faced multiple sclerosis. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, river rafting and camping out. Survivors include children, Edward Beach and April Williams, both of La Grande, and Robert Beach, who is serving in the Navy; one grandchild; two brothers, Gary Beach of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Thomas Beach of Paradise; and two sisters, Donna Dunning of Paradise and Susan Radford of Enterprise. His parents died earlier. Memorials may be made to the Joe and Lillian Beach 4-H Memorial Fund through the Leaders Association, 668 N.W. First St., Enterprise 97828. LaGrande Observer, Published: January...

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Maxwell, Marvin L. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Lostine, Oregon Marvin L. Maxwell Marvin L. Maxwell, 78, of Lostine died Saturday at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the Wallowa Cemetery. Bollman Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Maxwell was born Jan. 29, 1928, to Bailey and Carmen Maxwell in Clarkston, Wash. He graduated from Enterprise High School, and served in the Army and during World War II. On March 13, 1949, he married Blanche Lermeny. He worked for First National Bank of Oregon, First Interstate Bank and Wells Fargo before retiring as branch manager in Enterprise after 46 years. He served as mayor of Canyon City and worked for Congressman Bob Smith’s election campaign. He was county chairman of the Republican Party, and served on the Oregon Community Foundation Committee. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis, Shriners, Elks and Masons, and volunteered during Hells Canyon Mule Days. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife of Lostine; a sister, Norma Gray of Shingle Springs, Calif; a brother, Bud, of Joseph; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Glenda, of Clarkston, Wash., Don and Kathy of The Dalles, and Dale of Portland; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A brother, Bill, died earlier. Memorials may be made to the Shriners...

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Daggett, Jeri Clarneau – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Jeri Clarneau Daggett died peacefully April 11, 2007, at Clarkston, Wash. She was 68. Mrs. Daggett was born Aug. 25, 1938, in Asotin, Wash. to Glen and Ella Williamson Clerneau. She married Ervin Daggett on Oct. 20, 1963 in Joseph. On Nov. 12, 1968, their son Eddie Daggett was born. Mrs. Daggett lived most of her life in Asotin County in Washington. She sold Avon for years and volunteered hours helping in her community. The last several years she served as vice president and supervisor of the New Hope Food Bank in Clarkston. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking and canning. She loved helping others. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, VFW Post #1443, the American Legion and Liberty Grange. She is survived by her husband of 43 years Ervin of Clarkston; son Eddie of Seattle, Wash.; father Glen of Fairbanks, Alaska; three brothers Glen Jr., DeVere, and David; sister Hazel; numerous brothers and sisters-in-laws, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews and countless others who called her mom or Aunt Jeri. She was preceded in death by her mother Ella and a brother Delbert. Memorial services will be held on April 21 at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church at 1122 Diagonal Street in Clarkston. Contributions in...

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Daggett, Jeri Clarneau – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Joseph, Oregon Jeri Clarneau Daggett died peacefully April 11, 2007, at Clarkston, Wash. She was 68. Mrs. Daggett was born Aug. 25, 1938, in Asotin, Wash. to Glen and Ella Williamson Clerneau. She married Ervin Daggett on Oct. 20, 1963 in Joseph. On Nov. 12, 1968, their son Eddie Daggett was born. Mrs. Daggett lived most of her life in Asotin County in Washington. She sold Avon for years and volunteered hours helping in her community. The last several years she served as vice president and supervisor of the New Hope Food Bank in Clarkston. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking and canning. She loved helping others. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, VFW Post #1443, the American Legion and Liberty Grange. She is survived by her husband of 43 years Ervin of Clarkston; son Eddie of Seattle, Wash.; father Glen of Fairbanks, Alaska; three brothers Glen Jr., DeVere, and David; sister Hazel; numerous brothers and sisters-in-laws, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews and countless others who called her mom or Aunt Jeri. She was preceded in death by her mother Ella and a brother Delbert. Memorial services will be held on April 21 at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church at 1122 Diagonal Street in Clarkston....

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Cronin, Ruth Eleanor – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Ruth Eleanor Daniels Cronin died Sept. 18, 2005, at the hospice in Kennewick, Wash. She was 98 years old. Mrs. Cronin was born Dec. 2, 1906 in Raton, New Mexico Territory to William A. Daniels and Caroline Gellermann Daniels. She attended high school in Enterprise. In 1926 she married Walter Cronin of Enterprise and moved to Clarkston, Wash., where they lived for over 50 years. She worked as a sales clerk for many years and took courses at the Lewiston State Normal School. She enjoyed gardening and propagating new varieties of Iris. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Billie Jeanne, and her sisters Ethel Cromwell, Frances Wilson and Georgia Powell. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Margaret and Harry Moore of Pasco, Wash., grandchildren Hank Moore of Seattle, Wash., Richard Moore of Kennewick, Wash., Shannon Higgins of Kennewick, Wash., Tom Moore and wife Kathy of Pasco, Wash. and Ruthi Berglund and husband Flint of Pasco, Wash., great-grandchildren Jorgi Martin and husband Tim of Spokane, Wash., Dawn Beaudreau and husband Frank of Beaverton, Dr. Chance Moore and wife Lynette of Mesa, Ariz., Jade Higgins of Kennewick, Wash., Crystal Bumgarner of Kennewick, Wash., Tyson Bumgarner, currently in Iraq, Tanner and McIntyre Berglund of Pasco, Wash., great-great grandchildren Anastasia, Mariah and Kelby Martin...

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Frazier, Michael – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Graveside services for Michael Frazier of Clarkston, Wash., son of the late James Edward and Viola Johnson Frazier, will be held April 12, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Wallowa Cemetery. He was 63. He is survived by daughter Toni Carson and her husband, Trevor, of Burns; sister, Peggy, and her husband Marvin Zemmer of Prairie City; brothers and their wives, Jim and Mary Frazier of Asotin, Wash., Bill and Ruby Frazier of Wallowa and Bob and Joyce Frazier of Twin Falls, Idaho; and two granddaughters. He is also survived by his uncle, Aldon Johnson and wife Sandra of Wallowa; aunt Lavern Johnson Frazier of Pendleton and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Tim Frazier. A potluck will follow the services at the Wallowa IOOF Hall. Wallowa County Chieftain – April 10,...

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Madison, Glen – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Glen Edward Madison, 92, of Clarkston, Wash., died April 3, 2008 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Glen was born near Bartlett Oregon on Grouse Flat. Glen was a WWII Veteran. He was a farmer, musician, fisherman, friend, and father. Glen is survived by his children Randy and Evelyn Madison, Rhonda and Tom Trullinger, Lynda and George Augir, Carol and Wes Promise, Dan Martin, Carl Martin, Diane Martin, and Lori Ann Martin. Glen had 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held April 12, 2008 at Merchants Funeral Home in Clarkston at 2:00 PM. Memorials can be made to any Veterans or VFW of choice. Wallowa County Chieftain – April 10,...

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Hoskins, Jerome – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now La Grande, Oregon Jerome “Jerry” Hoskins, 78, of La Grande died Jan. 10 Services are planned 1 p.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in La Grande. Viewing will be on Sunday from 4 until 6 p.m. and again Monday from 9 until 11 a.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Mr. Hoskins was born Aug. 21, 1928, to Omar K. and Essie C. Hoskins at Havre, Mont. Mr. Hoskins attended grade school at Havre; Mobridge, S.D.; Baker City and Lewiston, Idaho. He attended junior high in Clarkston, Wash., and senior high at Yakima. While in high school Mr. Hoskins earned the Eagle Scout award and was voted outstanding athlete in his senior year, 1946. He attended Washington State College for two years and was affiliated with the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Mr. Hoskins married the love of his life, Elizabeth June (Bette) Holmes Dec, 31, 1949, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Yakima. He worked for a railroad, entered into a family ranch operation, later was employed by a Kennewick phone company as a lineman and a foreman, and then moved to Libby, Mont., to rebuilt the phone facilities in preparation of the Libby Day. Mr. Hoskins was promoted to field engineer with GTE and moved to Moscow, Idaho in 1964. Jerry later transferred with...

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Luhrs, Sarah J. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Sarah J. Luhrs, 88, formerly of North Powder and La Grande, died Tuesday March 11 in Eugene. A service will be start at noon Monday at West Lawn Funeral Home in Eugene. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon at West Lawn Funeral Home. Mrs. Luhrs was born March 1, 1920 in North Powder to Dick and Enolia (Gorham) Brothers. She married John Luhrs on Aug. 23, 1938 in Wallowa. They were married 47 years. John Luhrs died Feb. 16, 1984. She was a foster home care giver in La Grande, Corvallis, and Clarkston, Wash. She had lived in the Lane County area since 1961. Mrs. Luhrs was a 63-year member of and past president of Eagles 275. She had received the Lady of Charity Award, the Eagle of the Year honor and was in the Eagle Hall of Fame. Survivors include a son Richard of Eugene and daughters Carrie (Pat) Biggs of Eugene, Lola Gray of Dinuba, Calif., and Jean (Lynn) Funk of Salem. She had 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. Contributions may made to Sacred Heart Hospice, Northside Baptist Church or a charity of choice in care of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 22210, Eugene, 97402. La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 15, 2008 –...

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Hooker, Frances Harriet – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Union, Oregon Frances Harriet Hooker, 92, of La Grande and formerly of Union, died April 4 at a local care home in La Grande. A life tribute and celebration will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at the Union Cemetery in Union. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Through the last 92 years, those who knew Frances say she touched many lives and helped many people as a volunteer at senior meals and the local food bank at the United Methodist Church in Union. She was usually the first one at church on Sundays and would turn up the heat, start the coffee and help where she could. Frances was born Jan. 21, 1916, the third of seven children to Frank John and Edith Anna Haltby Cole Wilsey in Flora. She spent much of her childhood in Lewiston, Idaho, and Clarkston, Wash. She is the descendant of an early pioneer family, her grandparents, George Warren and Mary Ann Skelton Cole. On March 23, 1932, Frances married William Guy Hooker in Goldendale, Wash. Frances and Bill lived in Lewiston for a year before moving to Pondosa, where Bill worked for the mill for 21 years. Frances and her family then moved to Union in 1958, where she led an active life and remained in...

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Long, Bonnie Jean Flickinger Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Bonnie Jean Long, 83, died Dec. 27, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services with her family at her side. Her memorial service is pending. Bonnie was born at Lewiston, Idaho, on Sept. 10, 1922. She was the daughter of Carolina A. and Everett Raymond “Flick” Flickinger. Bonnie was a 1940 graduate of Lewiston High School and attended Lewiston State Normal School in 1942. She continued her education at the University of California at Berkeley where she received a bachelor’s degree in English in 1947. Bonnie taught in a one-room schoolhouse in northern Idaho for a short time. She later met and married Virgil O. Long. Together they farmed, ranched, and raised two children, Jerry Long and Nancy Johnson, near Lewiston. She later divorced and moved to Clarkston, Wash., where she lived until her recent move to Baker City to be closer to her family. Her last few years were spent at St. Elizabeth Care Center in Baker City. “Bonnie was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. May God bless her and keep her always,” her family said. Survivors include her sister, Barbara Lane of Clarkston, Wash.; her children, Jerry Long of Baker City, and Nancy Johnson of Mountain Home, Idaho; her grandchildren, Stephanie Johnson of Boise and Matthew Johnson of...

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Schultz, Russell L. “Dutch” – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Russell L. “Dutch” Schultz, 83, a former Baker County resident and a retired restaurant owner, died April 10, 2001, at the Tri-State Health and Rehabilitation Center at Clarkston, Wash. At his request, his body was cremated and a memorial service will be scheduled later. Mr. Schultz was born Feb. 8, 1918, at Oskaloosa, Iowa, to Elmer and Ethel Wilson Schultz. As a young child, he moved with his family to Gresham and later to Prineville where he attended school. He joined the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he settled in Seattle, Wash., where he worked as a fireman. He returned to Prineville and worked for Stilwell-Pengelly Lumber Co. He later moved to Halfway where he also worked for Stilwell-Pengelly Lumber Co. While there he met his future bride, Nadene Davis. They were married on April 6, 1951, at Baker City. They moved to Union where Mr. Schultz owned and operated a restaurant and lounge for 7 1/2 years. They later moved to Diamond Springs, Calif., where he owned another restaurant and lounge for 5 1/2 years. He then retired. After 4 years, he came out of retirement and bought a motel at Newport, Wash., and operated it for three years. He then moved to Middleton, Calif.,...

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