Location: Cove Oregon

Antles, Lulu May (McCallister) – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Antles, Mrs. Lulu May. Age 82. Late of Cove, Oregon. Born in Minidoka, Wisconsin August 8th, 1867. Passed away at her home Friday, June 16th, 1950. Survived by 2 daughters; 3 sons, 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services Monday, June 19th, at 2:00 p.m. in the Methodist church, Cove, Oregon. Interment Cove cemetery. The Snodgrass Funeral Home funeral directors. La Grande Evening Observer June 19, 1950 Page 7 Contributed by Tom...

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Buchanan, La Neta Jean (Gray) – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon LaNeta Buchanan, 50, 205 20th St., died Friday at her home. Mrs. Buchanan was born on March 16, 1925, at Cove, the daughter of Joseph T. and Verda (Holmes) Gray. On March 19, 1942, she married Harry Thomas Buchanan at Wieser, Idaho. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors beside her husband include: a daughter, Carol K. Peterson of Spokane, Wash., three sons, Gary J. Buchanan of the U. S. Army in Colorado, Terrel Ray Buchanan and Jackie Thomas, both of Elgin; two grandchildren; mother Verda Gray of La Grande; two sisters, Reba Laird of La Grande and Maiva McPherren of Pendleton; and other relatives. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Paul O. Jewell officiating. Private interment will be at the Island City Cemetery. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, May 12, 1975 Page...

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Burford, Archie Reed – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Archie Burford, native of High Valley and a graduate of Cove high school, died unexpectedly Friday in Glendale, Cal. His sister, Mrs. Ray Hartley, and a nephew (Howard is son of Archie), Howard Burford, La Grande, left for Glendale Saturday. Photo of tombstone: Archie R. Burford Loving Husband and Father 1892 – 1950 Donated by Margaret Shinoki “Archie R. Burford” The Union Republic. Union, Union County, Oregon. Friday, February 24, 1950. Volume 62, Number 40, Page 1. Funeral services for Archie Reed Burford, who died Feb. 10 at his home in Glendale, Calif., were held at 10:00 a.m. on Feb. 14 in the Little Church of the Flowers, under the direction of a Los Angeles mortuary. Interment was at Forest Lawn memorial park. Rev. Palmquist, D.D. of Wilshire Methodist church officiated. Burford was born June 28, 1892 at Cove. He was married to Lula M. Davis on Oct. 14, 1916. Survivors include his widow; a son Howard Burford, La Grande; a daughter, Mrs. LaVaughn Gauthier of Glendale, and three grandchildren. Beside his immediate family, Burford leaves five brothers, William, Orphie and Frank, all of Union, Arthur of Hermiston and Claude of Jarvis, Ore. Five sisters, Mrs. Ruth Cockrell, Union, Mrs. Hazel Hartley and Mrs. Opal Gassett, Cove, Mrs. Vivian Mytenger of Pendleton and Mrs. Letha Parr of Anacortes, Wash. A number of other near relatives...

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Burford, James S. – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Pioneer, Passes; Burial Thursday James S Burford, 76 year old pioneer of Union County, died this morning (June 25, 1935) at the Grande Ronde hospital after a short illness. (He was born February 19, 1859 per funeral card). Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Methodist church at Cove with Rev. Smits in charge of the services. Burial will take place at the family plot in the Cove Cemetery. Friends may view the body at the chapel of Walters Funeral Home. Mr. Burford crossed the plains to Oregon at the age of 17 years and has been a resident of Cove the last 53 years. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge at Cove. Survivors include six sons; William, Orphia, Frank, and Archie, all of Union: Arthur of Sandpoint, Ida., and Claude Burford, of Salem and six daughters; Mrs. Vivian Mytinger of Pendleton; Mrs. Hazel Hartley of Cove; Mrs. Ruth Cockrell of Union; Mrs. Bina Vann and Mrs. Opal Gassett, of Cove, and Mrs. Leitha Parr of Everett, Wash. James Samuel Burford, son of Preston Williamson Burford and Elizabeth Ann Hornbeck, was born in near Stockton, Cedar Co, MO 02-19-1859. James died 06-25-1935 in La Grande, Union Co, Oregon, at 76 years of age. – Margaret. Contributed by: Arthur S....

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Burford, William Preston – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon William Preston Burford, Born August 31, 1885 in Cove, Oregon, Died February 14, 1968 in La Grande, Oregon Funeral services held Saturday, February 17, 1968 at 2:00 p.m. at the Union Methodist Church. Rev. John Schweigert officiating. Serving as pallbearers were: Kenneth Alexander, Edgar Wilkinson, Wilbur Smith, Merlin Alexander, Maurice Pyatt and Ralph Titus. Burial in Union Cemetery, Union, Oregon. Contributed by Robin...

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Burroughs, S.B. – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon The death of S.B. Burroughs occurred in this city Monday night, December 26, 1904. Deceased was 71 years and 8 months old and had been suffering poor health for several months. Mr. Burroughs was a pioneer resident of Union county, having settled in Cove in 1864 where he resided until 1892 when he moved to Shaw Creek. In 1893, deceased moved to this city and in connection with his nephew, H.D. Spencer, engaged in the planing mill business but disposed of his interests in that institution several years since and had been manufacturing door and window frames until his health failed. Deceased was of a jovial disposition and had many friends in this city, who with his loving wife are left to mourn his loss. The funeral services were conducted at the family residence Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock and the interment took place in the city cemetery. Elgin Recorder Friday December 30,...

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Belden, A. A. – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon The death of A. A. Belden, at Portland, 11 a. m. Monday, September 5, 1921, at the age of near eighty-four years, was no surprise to his many Cove friends, as his illness had been of long duration. He left two sons and two daughters-Harry, Miles, Pearl and Kathryn. The last named was his faithful nurse throughout his widowed years, his wife having passed about six years ago. Contributed by: Larry...

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Childers, Lee Roy – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon La Grande Evening Observer Saturday, January 18, 1947 Page 3, Hospital Notes Lee Childers Dies Following Illness Lee Roy Childers, Cove farmer, and life resident of Union County, died Saturday in a local hospital at the age of 62. Active in Calvary Baptist church in that city, he had served as deacon for many years. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in Snodgrass funeral home with Rev. Howard B. Smith of Vale officiating. Burial will be in Summerville. Mr. Childers, son of George P. and Nancy A. Childers, was born Nov. 10, 1884 near Alicel.      On May 24, 1908 he married Bessie M. Gray. Surviving are his wife; his mother; two daughters, Iola Robinson of Missoula, Mont., and Elda Mae of Cove; a son, LeRoy, of Cove; a grandson Don Robinson, and six sisters and two brothers of California. La Grande Evening Observer Monday, January 20, 1947 Page...

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Childers, LeRoy – Obituary

1924-1998 LeRoy Gray Childers, 73, of La Grande, died Tuesday, Jan. 13 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise. A service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley with the Rev. David Paulson of Zion Lutheran Church officiating. Mr. Childers was born March 22, 1924, to Lee and Bessie (Gray) Childers, at the family home on Lower Cove Road. He graduated from Cove High School and later from Eastern Oregon University. He later earned a master’s degree in education and continued working toward his Ph.D. In 1950 he married Clarice Gayle “Gay” Conklin in Cove. He farmed with the Conklins for several years. He then taught in Cove until 1966 when the couple moved to Wallowa, where he became the school superintendent. He then worked for the Education Service District for several years before becoming Wallowa County judge. On April 25, 1987, he married Clarita Swigert in Enterprise. He retired in 1988. They moved to La Grande in 1993. Mr. Childers was a 39-year member of La Grande Elks Lodge No. 433 and an active member and current president of the Blue Mountain Barbershoppers. He was also a member of Cove Masons Lodge No. 91, the AARP, the Cove Sportsman’s Club and the D-K Educational Foundation Board. He was also a member of the Thursday Night Thanatopsis Society. He was an avid fisherman who...

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Blakeslee, Charles Lewis – Obituary

Charles Lewis Blakeslee was born in Berlin, New York, in the year 1827. At the age of thirteen years he removed to the state of Michigan. In 1850 he was married to Caroline Dewey, and made his home in Battle Creek, Michigan. In 1863 Mr. Blakeslee moved to Union County, Oregon, with the pioneers of that year, and his family followed him in 1867. Mr. Blakeslee taught some of the first schools in the Grande Ronde Valley, in Summerville, Cove and Union, and in the old school house still stands in Union that was the scene of his early labors. Five children survive him, as also does his wife-W. B. Blakeslee, of Pine, Oregon; Dr. L. K. Blakeslee, of Pendleton, Oregon; Mrs. W. H. Stafford and Mrs. W. A. Hall, of Union, Oregon; Mrs. J. R. Oliver of La Grande, Oregon. Mr. Blakeslee became a Mason in 1853, and for 52 years has been an ardent craftsman. For more than twenty years he has been the appointed lecturer in Grande Ronde Lodge No, 56, and of its one hundred members, more than half have received their Masonic teaching from the lips and tongue of this Masonic brother. From his life and conduct many valuable lessons may be had and sublime encomiums pronounced. He was a firm believer in the existence of a Supreme Being, and the fervency with which...

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Boswell, Mrs. Julia W. – Obituary

Union County, Oregon Mrs. Julia W. Boswell aged 77, died at her home in Cove, late last week. Mrs. Boswell had been a resident of Cove for 60 years. She is survived by her husband and a large number of relatives and friends in this vicinity. North Powder News Saturday August 30,...

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Conley, Nettie – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Nettie Conley of La Grande died Wednesday at the La Grande Nursing Center just 25 days short of her 100th birthday. Born Sept. 8, 1885, near La Grande, Mrs. Conley was the daughter of Charles and Martha (Childers) Golden. The Childers were a pioneer family who came to the valley in 1863 in a covered wagon. On July 18, 1902, she married Archie Conley at Union. They farmed at Phrys Point in Cove for several years. The Conley’s owned and operated one of the first combines brought into the Cove area. Her husband died on March 4, 1974. Mrs. Conley was the oldest member of the First Christian Church. She was baptized in 1902. Mrs. Conley was an active Sunday school teacher, member of the ladies aid and served as a deaconess for the church. Survivors include daughters Lois DeLong of La Grande and Mrs. Raymond (Cleo) DeLong of Vancouver, Wash.; sister Mrs. Faye Yeske of La Grande; eight grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Carl; a son, Royal; brothers John and Arthur Golden; and sisters Rachel Caviness and Zoe Hull. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with Jack Hart of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow at...

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Conley, Thalia (Lyman) Mrs. – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Mrs. Burl Conley, 71, Cove, died at a local rest home Saturday, June 22. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m. at the Daniels Valley Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Kopp officiating. Burial will follow in the Island City Cemetery. Mrs. Conley, daughter of Solon E. [and] Luella Ward Lyman, was born in Provo, Utah, January 4, 1897, and lived all except two years of her life in Union County. She was married to Burl Conley at Walla Walla, Washington, in 1937, and was a member of the Sportsmens Club in Cove. Survivors include the widower, Burl Conley, Cove; one son, Ben Garity, White City, Oregon; one daughter Nadine Simpson, Portland; two sisters, Gladys Fenton, Portland and Hilda Lowry, Coulee City, Washington; three brothers, Grant, Paul, [and] Clay Lyman, all of Spokane, Washington; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Those who desire may contribute to the Oregon Heart Fund in memory of Mrs. Conley. Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, June 24, 1968 Page 8 Contributed by: Tom Childers Portland,...

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Conley, Sarah Agnes (Gray) – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon COVE – Mrs. Sarah A. Conley, 82, prominent Union County woman and descendant of Grande Ronde valley pioneers, died Thursday at a La Grande Hospital. Mrs. Conley had been in failing health for some time. Funeral services are incomplete but will be announced later by Daniels Funeral Home. Born in Lower Cove, March 27, 1879, Mrs. Conley and her husband, the late Frank Conley, are operators of one of the largest cattle and wheat ranches in this region. Her home, about three miles northwest of Cove on the main Cove highway was a landmark and surveyed the many hundreds of acres of Conley ranch land. Mrs. Conley had been extremely active throughout her life in various civic and women’s clubs and was a Grange member. She is survived by three sons, Merrell, Grant and Virgil Conley, all prominent Cove area ranchers; two daughters, Mrs. Vina Ross, La Grande, and Maxine Winters, Cove; a brother, Joe Gray, La Grande; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Childers, Cove and Mrs. Eugene Millering, La Grande; and two grandchildren, Frank and Mary Jane Conley, both of Cove. La Grande Observer Friday, February 23, 1962 Front Page Funeral Services for Mrs. Sarah A. Conley, 82, who died Thursday in a local hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Daniels Funeral Home. Rev. Leon Bolen will officiate and burial will follow...

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Conley, Merrell F. – Obituary

Merrell Frank Conley, Route 1 Box 236, Cove, died Friday at Grande Ronde Hospital. He was 78. Mr. Conley was born on Oct. 25, 1906, to Joe Frank and Sarah (Gray) Conley at Cove. On May 16, 1940 he married Isabel Heger. She died on June 10, 1973. On Aug. 9, 1975, he married Ruth Holt Lacer at La Grande. He was a member of the Cove Methodist Church, Cove Lodge No. 91 A.F. & A.M., Baker Consistory Scottish Rite, Al Kader Temple and the Cove Sportsman Club. He was a member and past president of the Knife and Fork Club and a member and past president of the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show. He served many years on the Cove and Union County school boards and was a veryactive member of the wheat league. Survivors include his wife Ruth in Cove; sons Frank Conley of Joseph, and Ralph Lacer of Pleasant, Calif.; daughters Mrs. DeWayne (Mary Jane) Johnson of Cove, and Patricia Sweet of Boise; sister Maxine Stuart of Cove; aunt, Mrs. Eugene (Berdillie) Millering; four grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Grant and Virgil, and a sister Vina Ross. The funeral service will be held at Cove Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. E. L. Nichols officiating. Interment will follow at the Cove...

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