Location: Coos County OR

Biographical Sketch of William H. Pullen

William H. Pullen is one of the prominent men of Malheur County, being both a successful business man and property owner and popular County official. He was born in Illinois, on March 1, 1845, being the son of William and Mary (Weils) Pullen, natives respectively of Pennsylvania and Liverpool. When thirteen, he went with his parents to Texas, remaining there until 1867, and then returned to Illinois, where he engaged in farming until 1872. At that date a move was made to Pawnee County, Nebraska, and that was his home until 1880. He next located in Coos County, Oregon, where two years were spent and another move was made to Jackson County, whence one year later he returned to Coos bay and remained there five years. We next see Mr. Pullen in Wallowa County where he engaged in the mercantile pursuit at Lostine. Four years after this venture, he sold out and went to the lumbering business in Paradise, the same County. It was 1897, when Mr. Pullen came to Malheur County and bought one hundred and twenty acres of fertile land one-fourth of a mile from Owyhee. He has also eighty acres in Idaho and his land is well improved. In 1900 he was called by the people to act as County assessor, his name appearing on the Republican ticket and in the spring of 1902 he was...

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Gurney, Areta Littlejohn – Obituary

Washington Co., OR A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1996, in Evergreen Cemetery in Ontario for Areta Gurney, who died Jan. 6 at age 93. Mrs. Gurney was born Oct. 13, 1902 in Pendleton. She taught high school in Marshfield in the 1920s and grade school during the 1960s. In 1976 she moved from Ontario to Portland. She was a member of the Ontario Methodist Church. Surviving are her son, Norris of Portland and one grandchild. The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society. The Oregonian, January 10, 1996 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bonebrake, Charles Oren Jr. – Obituary

A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2006, in Skyline Funeral Home for Charles Oren Bonebrake Jr., who died March 23 at age 83. Mr. Bonebrake was born July 1, 1922, in Coos Bay. During World War II, he served in the Army in the South Pacific. After the war, he moved to Beaverton and was a truck driver for Delta I-5 Truck Lines. He moved to Aloha in 1953. In 1944, he married June Frost; she died in 1986. Survivors include his daughters, Lucille M. Bursell and Barbara L. Thorsen; sons, Charles O. III and Robert J.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Remembrances to any veterans’ organization. The Oregonian Contributed by: Shelli...

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Dunbar, Oron L. – Obituary

Joseph. Wallowa County, Oregon Oron L. Dunbar, who lived in Joseph several years ago, died last Sunday, Oct. 27, at Oregon City, of Influenza. He had lived in California until the first of the year when he went to Oregon City, where he was manager of a store. He was born 48 years ago in Fairview and for a time was manager of the McCully Mercantile company store in Joseph. A daughter, Lucile Dunbar, teaches in the Joseph school, and a son, Raymond, is in the 65th artillery, A.E.F., in France, having enlisted in Joseph more than a year ago. Enterprise Record Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday, October 31,...

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Laverty, J. F.

J.F. Laverty Dies at North Bend Word was received that J. F. Laverty died at North Bend, Oregon on Tuesday of this week. Mr. Laverty was a resident of Lostine until April of last year when he located in western Oregon. The funeral will be held in Portland on Saturday and interment will be made there. He was a member of the Lostine Lodge I.O.O.F. A son, Glen Laverty, resides at Lostine. Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon, August 23,...

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Hovis, Earl – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Former Wallowa County resident, Earl Hovis, of North Bend, died Feb. 1, 1992, at St. Katherine’s Nursing Home in Coos Bay. At his request, no public services were held. Interment will be in Wallowa County at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Cool Bay Chapel. Mr. Hovis was born July 12, 1902, in Wayne County, Mo., the son of Robert E. and Minnie Hovis. He came to Wallowa County as a young person and attended Gwynn School, located between Lostine and Enterprise. On June 26, 1924, he married Vivian Emmons at Enterprise. They ranched and farmed in the Prairie Creek area for a number of years. Earl became known as an expert in handling horses. For several years he drove the six horse team on the covered wagon in the Chief Joseph Days pageant and was often driver of the stage coach in the Chief Joseph Days parade. Later the Hovises moved to Joseph where Earl was a log scaler for Boise Cascade until his retirement 22 years ago when he and Vivian moved to Coos Bay, Or. Survivors include his wife, Vivian, of North Bend; sons, Ivan Hovis of Portland and Robert Hovis of San Francisco, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Marjorie E. Hovis of North Bend; sister, Ruth Haggerty of Portland; and grandchildren, Marjorie E. Hovis of North Bend and Lois Kaping of...

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Wagner, Howard – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon H. Wagner Dies At North Bend Howard L. Wagner, a native of Wallowa County, passed away at North Bend, Oregon on Monday, March 12, 1951 following a heart attack. Howard Leslie Wagner, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner, was born at Enterprise June 6, 1905. He attended the Enterprise schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1925. He was married to Miss Grace Jacobs, of Imnaha September 10, 1934. To this union was born a son, David Lee, who died in infancy, and a daughter, Yvonne. He had been engaged as a longshoreman for the past eight years at Astoria and North Bend, Oregon. In addition to his wife and daughter, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner, of Enterprise; three sisters, Mrs. Edward Quinn (Gladys), of Enterprise; Mrs. E.H. Ollis (Mabel), of Lostine and Mrs. Frank Green (Jessie), of Irrigon, Oregon; and three brothers, Fred, Harry and David, all of Enterprise. Funeral services were from the Booth-Bollman Chapel Tuesday afternoon, March 20, at 2 o’clock with Rev. Lyle J. Haines, pastor of the Christian Church officiating. Incomplete. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, March 22, 1951, Front Page Contributed by: Sue...

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Hall, Fred Carper – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Services Held For Fred Hall Fred Carper Hall, a veteran of World War I and a retired stock ranch manager, passed away March 13, 1972 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for six days. He was born April 23, 1898 at Johnson Mill (Coquille), son of Charles and Isabelle Hall. On May 20, 1920 he was married at LaHabra, Calif., to Ruby Noble who preceded him in death at Enterprise on June 28, 1971. He was a lifelong member of Vista Elks Lodge 1968 of California and belonged to Veasey Lodge 82 AF&AM of Enterprise. He was a past commander of American Legion Post 51. He had lived in Enterprise for the past four years. His survivors include a brother, Charles Asa Hall, of Whittier, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Eva Cochran of San Bernardino, Calif.; and nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, March 23, 1972, Page 2 Contributed by Sue...

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Evans, John – Obituary

John Evans Passes In Western Oregon John Evans, who for 20 years lived in the Lewis district, died at Marshfield Sunday afternoon, April 24, 1938. He and his wife moved there in the fall of 1934, going to a low altitude on account of Mrs. Evans’ health. Mr. Evans was taken ill more than a year ago, and improved, and then developed a new malady which his physicians believed was cancerous. He was unconscious for more than three days before the end came. Services were held at Marshfield Tuesday and the body was taken to Wenatchee, Washington, for burial after further funeral services. A brother and a sister of Mr. Evans live at Wenatchee. John Evans was born in Ohio October 19, 1870 and moved to the Big Bend district of eastern Washington when it was under development. He moved to Wallowa county in 1913 and took up land on the hill at the head of Butte creek and lived there until he moved to Marshfield. Surviving are his widow and two children, Mrs. John Jacob now living at Curtin, and Paul Evans of Joseph, and three grandchildren. There are also the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Mary Edwards of Montana, Mrs. Jennie Alban of Ohio, David E. Evans of Ohio, P.L. Evans of Chicago, and Daniel Evans of Wenatchee. Mr. Evans mad many friends here who knew him...

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Starner, Delvin – Obituary

Lostine, Oregon Delvin Starner, 54, of Lostine died July 26 at his home of natural causes. Bollman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Starner was born Feb. 23, 1952, to George and Gladys Tanner Starner in North Bend. The family moved to Lostine where they lived on a farm and ran Starner Lumber Co. for many years. He graduated from Wallowa High School in 1970, and married Carol Goller of Wallowa in December of that year. He helped in the family business with his father and brother until 1982 when he was disabled in an accident. Earlier, he had served as the mayor of Lostine. He enjoyed wood-working, camping, outdoor activities and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Survivors include children and their spouses, Kellie and Joshua Obendorf of Homedale, Idaho, Andria and Shane Dunham of La Grande, and Joshua Starner of Welches; siblings and their spouses, Joan and Buddy Crist of La Grande, Sharylin Starner of Puyallup, Wash., George Starner of Umatilla; a brother-in-law, Melvin Wilks of Genesee, Idaho; six grandchildren and other relatives. Contributions to the family may be made to at any branch of Community Bank. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Aug. 5, 2006, Published: August 7,...

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Bohnenhkamp, Ella Maud – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Ella Maud “Applegate” Bohnenkamp died March 18, 2006 in Enterprise of natural causes. She was 87 years old. She was was born August 5, 1918 in Barrons, Alberta, Canada to William Price Applegate and Hettie Guendolen “Cole” Applegate. The family returned to Enterprise in 1923, when her parents started a trucking and cold storage business. On Dec. 30, 1939 she married William Bohnenkamp of La Grande. She and her husband moved to Beaverton in 1963 and retired in Mohave Valley, Arizona in 1968. Mrs. Bohnenkamp enjoyed the Wallowa Mountains, where she maintained a summer home and loved to hike the mountains. She was also an accomplished seamstress and quilter. She was preceded in death by her husband William, sister Florence Templeton and grandson Todd Bohnenkamp. She is survived by her sons, William of Bend, John of Aloha and Robert of Joseph, six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. At her request no services will be held. Wallowa County Chieftain, Obituaries, March 30, 2006 Ella Maud Bohnenkamp, 87, of Enterprise died March 18. At her request there will be no funeral. Mrs. Bohnenkamp was born Aug. 5, 1918, to William Price and Hettie Guendolen Cole Applegate in Barrons, Alberta Canada. The family returned to Enterprise in1923 where her parents started a trucking and cold storage business. On Dec. 30, 1939, she married William Bohnenkamp of La Grande. The couple...

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Clark, Joisa Elizabeth (Miller) – Obituary

Word has been received in La Grande of the death of Mrs. Joisa Eliza Clark, 86, of Beaverton. She was born in the Grande Ronde Valley, out on the sand ridge, the daughter of George and Matilda Miller Conley, a pioneer family. Mrs. Clark lived in the valley most of her life, and was one of nine children. She is survived by twin daughter, Erma Levitt, Schenectady, N. Y., and Irene McKenzie, Salem; two sisters, Mrs. Georganna Chadwick, Cove, and Mary Gray, Woodburn; two brothers, John C. Miller, La Grande, and Benn Miller, Arcadia, Calif.; and many other relatives and friends. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Friday, September 15, 1972 Page 3 Contributed by: Tom...

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Tally, Donna Marie Weaver Mrs. – Obituary

Donna Marie Tally, 68, of Myrtle Point and a former Baker City resident died, Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at Myrtle Point. Funeral service was held Sunday, July 18, 2 pm at the Myrtle Point Baptist Church with Pastor Dale Brown officiating. Graveside service and vault internment were held Wednesday July 21, 10 am at the North Powder Cemetery in North Powder. Arrangements were under the direction of Amling/Schroeder Funeral Service Myrtle Point Chapel. Donna was born to Clifford and Goldie (Perkins) Weaver June 27, 1936, in La Grande. She graduated from La Grande High School. She was married to Kerwyn Tally on Feb. 4, 1956, in La Grande. Donna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, spending time with her family and was an avid Portland Trail Blazer fan. In 1972 the family moved to Myrtle Point from Baker City. She worked for Roseburg Lumber in Coquille until her retirement in 2002. Donna was a member of Coquille Valley Women’s Bowling Assoc. Survivors include her husband, Kerwyn Tally of Myrtle Point; son and wife, Robert and Irene Tally, Pendleton; daughter and husband, Linda and Randy Cotton, Coos Bay; son and wife, John and Cathy Tally, Fairchild, AFB; sisters Gloria Borchers, The Dalles and Iola Abbott, Caldwell, Idaho; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Donna was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Enid Weaver and...

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Marrs, John Whitney – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon John Whitney Marrs, 79, formerly of La Grande, died in Portland April 16. Burial was at the Willamette National Cemetery where he received military honors. Mr. Marrs was born March 20, 1927, in Port Angeles, Wash. He graduated from La Grande High School, and lettered in football, baseball, track and basketball. He told of a summer job driving a produce truck to and from a POW camp in Eastern Washington. He served in the Navy during World War II, and attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. In 1948, he transferred to the University of Oregon and changed his major from music to physical education. He married Jean Hudspeth. The couple moved to Myrtle Point, where he taught junior high school and coached the football team. He worked as a district manager for World Book Encyclopedia for 10 years in Portland, and for the Business Equipment Bureau in Salem and Portland for 28 years. He sold 3M products to schools and churches. He was a member of the Evangel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife and children, Ron, Tana, Tracie, Lance, Karen and Paul; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and other relatives. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending July 22, 2006 – Published: July 27,...

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