Location: Cove Oregon

Conley, Joseph Franklin – Obituary

Long-Time Valley Resident Dies Funeral services for J. Frank Conley, 74, who passed away this morning after several weeks illness will be held at the Snodgrass Funeral home Sunday at 1:30 P.m. with burial in the Island City cemetery. He was born in Mount Vernon, Ill., Nov. 19, 1865. He came to Union county in 1874 and had made his home in the valley since that time. Survivors are: his widow Sarah A.; three sons, Grant, Merrell and Virgil, all of Cove; two daughters, Mrs. Vina Conley Ross of La Grande and Maxine of Cove; a sister, Mrs. Matilda Miller, Cove. La Grande Evening Observer Friday, March 1, 1940 Front Page Contributed by: Tom Childers Portland,...

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Conley, A. B. Mrs. – Obituary

Grim Angel Takes Pioneer of Grande Ronde Valley – Demise Due to Heart Attack Mrs. A. B. Conley, Union county pioneer, died this morning at 10 o’clock at her home here following a heart attack suffered yesterday afternoon. She was 86 years old. Mrs. Conley was born in Jefferson County, Ill., and was raised there, marrying A. B. Conley in the year 1858. In the fall of 1874 Mr. and Mrs. Conley and their three children came to Union county, crossing the plains with a team and wagon. The settled on land in the Cove section and for many years Mr.Conley was one of the most extensive farmers in Eastern Oregon, the Conley ranch being known all over this part of the state. Lived at Cove After leaving the farm they moved to Cove and made their home there for several years, and about 15 years ago they moved to La Grande and have since made their home here at 1602 Adams avenue. Mr. Conley died two years ago at the age of 88 years. Two years before his death Mr. and Mrs. Conley celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary here. Mrs. Conley spent last winter in California, returning to La Grande this spring in excellent health. She met with members of the family and friends at Riverside park less than a month ago, when the Smith-Conley reunion was held...

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Conley, Jabez J. – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon County Pioneer, Called Beyond Jabez J. Conley, Union County pioneer, died at his residence in La Grande at 2 o’clock this morning. His health had been failing for several months. Funeral services will be held at the Snodgrass & Zimmerman mortuary at 2:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. Burial will be at the Island City cemetery in the family burial plot. The Rev. Oliver Riley, rector of the St. Peter’s Episcopal church, will preach the funeral sermon. Mr. Conley was born on the Fourth of July, 1861 in Jefferson county, Illinois. He crossed the plains with his father’s family in 1874. He was the oldest son of A. B. Conley and Joisa Conley, deceased, and had made his home in Union county for the last 54 years. He leaves to mourn his loss, besides a great number of friends, his wife, Alma Conley, a daughter of the late Benjamin Brown, who built the first house in La Grande in 1861. Mr. Conley also leaves five children: Archie B., Luther Nip, Mrs. Myrtle Heryford, Mrs. Irene Carter and Mrs. Effie Goodnough, all of whom live in this county. Another son, Joseph E., died in infancy. The La Grande Evening Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, October 22, 1928 Front Page Contributed by: Tom Childers Portland,...

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Conley, Isabel Frances – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Isabel Frances Conley, 62, died June 10 at Grande Ronde Hospital following a brief illness. A Cove resident, she had been a teacher there and in Wallowa County. She was born Nov. 14, 1910 at Aumsville, the daughter of Edward and Katherine Heger. The family later settled in Joseph. Mrs. Conley graduated from Eastern Oregon College in 1930, and taught school in Wallowa County for about 10 years. She married Merrell F. Conley of Cove in 1940, and lived on the Conley ranch ever since. Mrs. Conley was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church; Daughters of the Nile, Nida Temple; the Cove Library Guild and was Cove Chairman for the Oregon Heart Association. Survivors include her husband, Merrell; a son, Frank, La Grande; daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Johnson, teacher at Cove; a brother, Paul Heger of Ellensburg, Wash.; a sister, Sr. Anne Heger of Seattle and uncles Nicholas Rollinger, Sunnyside, Wash. And August Rollinger, Laguna Hills, Calif. A Christian Wake service will be held at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Msgr. George A. Murphy officiating. Requiem Mass will be conducted at the church Wednesday, 10 a.m., Fr. Robert Miller officiating. Interment will follow at the Cove Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to the Oregon Heart Association or the Shriner Crippled Childrens Hospital in memory of...

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Conley, Burl Lee – Obituary

Burl L. Conley, 81, lifetime resident of the Grande Ronde Valley, died Friday. Conley was born on October 22, 1890 in Union County, the son of Rose Ann and Edwin Conley. He attended school at Red Pepper School and one year at Weston Normal School. He farmed in the Cove area for many years. He was a member of the La Grande Elks Lodge No. 433 and the Cove Sportsmans Club. Survivors include his daughters, Nadine Stoop of Portland, and Nadene Simpson, Quincy, Wash.; four grandchildren; one great grandson; sister Mrs. Grover (Stella) Grimmett, La Grande, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife Thalia on June 22, 1968, and two brothers, Tuck Conley in 1965 and Jay Conley in 1967. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Kopp and the La Grande Elks Lodge officiating. Vault interment will follow at the Island City Cemetery. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, November 29, 1971 Contributed by: Tom Childers Portland,...

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Conley, Grant – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Grant Conley, prominent La Grande farmer, died shortly after noon today, the Observer learned. No other details were available at Observer press-time. Observer La Grande, Oregon Saturday, December 17, 1965 Front Page Grant Conley Services for Archie Grant Conley, 63, farmer of 1501 Cedar St., who died Friday at Grande Ronde hospital, will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Dempsey’s Funeral Chapel. Auspices will be by Cove Lodge No. 91 A.F. & A.M., and burial will be in the Island City cemetery. Dr. Louis Samson will officiate. Mr. Conley was born at Cove, and lived his entire life in Cove and La Grande. He was a graduate of Whitman College, and member of Beta Theta Phi Fraternity, Cove Lodge No. 91 A.F. & A.M., Grande Ronde Valley No. 20. Royal Arch Masons, Union Council No. 5 R & SM, Baker Consistory Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Masons, Al Kader Temple, Order of the Mystic Shrine; Cherry Chapter No. 177, Order of Eastern Star, BPOE No. 433, and Oregon and Union County Cattlemen’s Association. Survivors include his widow, Estelle; four stepchildren, Tom, Bill and Bart Garrison, all of Roseburg, Mrs. Bob Boyle of Denver, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; two brothers, Merrell Conley and Virgil Conley, both of Cove, two sisters, Mrs. Vina Ross of La Grande, Mrs. Maxine Stuart of Cove; one nephew, Frank Conley of...

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Conley, A. B. – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon A. B. Conley, Pioneer of County, Called Beyond Another pioneer of the Grande Ronde valley answered the last call Sunday when death claimed Archie Bird Conley, of La Grande and former resident of Cove. Mr. Conley, one of the outstanding pioneers of this county, spent a long and useful life, having an important hand in the development of the county to its present stage. The deceased was 88 years, one month and eleven days of age and on January 4th, he and his wife celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. A few days before their daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. George Miller had celebrated a half-century of wedded life. Mr. Conley was born in Memphis, Tenn., January 11, 1837 and was married to Joisa Hopper January 4, 1858 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Four children were born to this union, one girl and three boys, three of whom are living: Mrs. George Miller, Jabe Conley and Frank Conley, all of Cove, Edmond E. Conley passed on many years ago. Mr. Conley is survived by his three children, his aged widow, 23 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Was County Sheriff Mr. And Mrs. Conley left Illinois for Oregon in the spring of 1874 and arrived here in September. He served in the capacity of county sheriff nearly half a century ago. Funeral...

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Conklin, Thomas Richard Jr. – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Thomas Richard “Dick” Conklin, 50, died Tuesday of a suspected heart attack at his Cove home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Cove Cemetery under the direction of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. David Moore of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will officiate. Mr. Conklin was a real estate salesman for North Pine Realty. He belonged to Cove Lodge No. 91 A. F. and A. M., the Baker Consistory Scottish Rite, the La Grande Country Club, the Eagles Lodge, and the Union County Board of Realtors. He married Janis Boettcher on June 1, 1963, in Carlton. Survivors include his wife, Janis, of Cove; two daughters, Lezlie Jill and Heather Jan, also of Cove; a sister, Gay Childers of Wallowa; and other relatives. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Thursday, August 12, 1982 Page...

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Conklin, “Tom” Thomas Richard – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Thomas Richard Conklin 69, Cove, died Sunday of a cardiac failure, near his home. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10 a. m. in the Cove Cemetery with Rev. William S. Woodman of St. Peters Episcopal Church in charge of the services with the assistance of Cove Lodge No. 91 A. F. & A. M. “Tom” Conklin was born Sept. 4, 1900 to Albert and Fanny Conklin, he has lived in Cove all of his life and is a member of the Church of Ascension Episcopal Church; Past Master Cove Lodge 91 A. F. & A. M.; Past Patron Cherry Chapter No. 117, Order of Eastern Star; Member of Cove City Council and a member of the Grande Ronde Hospital Board. He attended Oregon State College in Corvallis. He leaves his wife Helen; a son, Thomas Richard Conklin, Cove; one daughter, Mrs. Clarice Gayle (LeRoy) Childers, Wallowa and five grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Services and arrangements are entrusted to the care of Dempsey’s Funeral Chapel. Those who wish may contribute memorials to the Grande Ronde Hospital Fund La Grande Observer August 10,...

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Conklin, Helen – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Helen A. [sic – Janet] Conklin, 70, of Conklin Lane, Cove, died at her home yesterday. She had been a resident of the Cove area since 1910. Funeral services are scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Cove Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Pastor Dudley Johnson, United Methodist Church, will officiate. Services and arrangements are being handled by the Dempsey’s Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Conklin was born Dec. 18, 1900 in Stanton, Neb., the daughter of A. A. and Lula [sic – Lulu] Antles. She was married on June 21, 1922 in Cove to Thomas Richard Conklin who died Aug. 9, 1970. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Cove, Cove Library Guild, and Cherry Chapter No. 117, Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include a son Thomas Richard Conklin, Cove; a daughter Mrs. LeRoy (Gayle) Childers, Wallowa; a brother Harry Antles, Yakima, Wash.; a sister Mrs. Clifford Kail, Yakima; five grandchildren; other relatives and friends. La Grande Observer Friday, December 17, 1971 This obit has several errors. For the record her name was Helen Janet (Antles)...

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Conklin, Fannie – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Fannie Edith Conklin of Cove died at her home Saturday after a long illness. She was 87. Services will be held Monday 10:30 a.m. in the Cove Episcopal church under Rev. Clarence Kopp with arrangements by Snodgrass Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Cove cemetery, beside her late husband. She was born in Brighton, Michigan, May 11, 1863, and has been a Union county resident 60 years. Survivors include three sons, Tom and Albert of Cove, and Philip of Portland, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. La Grande Evening Observer Saturday, July 7, 1951 Front...

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Conklin, Eugene – Obituary

UNION (Special) – Eugene B. Conklin died in a Portland hospital Tuesday evening following a heart attack. He had taken the exhibits, from Malheur county to the Pacific International and became ill about a week before his passing away. He was a prominent man in Eastern Oregon where he always was very active in public affairs. He was born in Ohio in 1865 and came to Oregon in 1888. He taught school at Medical Springs and Cove and in 1894 came to Union where he taught for five years. From here he went to Pendleton for seven years of teaching followed by seven years as superintendent of the schools at Ontario. For some time he was in the farming game but during the war he taught a couple of years at Nyssa. Since that time he has been in the insurance business and made frequent trips to this section. Besides his widow he is survived by four children – Mrs. Jean Young, of North Carolina; Donald, of Los Angeles; Roscoe, of Ontario; and Mrs. Mildred Fryer, of McMinnville. Three brothers also survive him; Loten, of Grants Pass; Donald, of Ontario; and Roy, of Union. Funeral services will take place at Ontario Saturday. La Grande Evening Observer Thursday, November 2, 1933 Page 6 Contributed by: Tom...

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Conklin, Albert – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Albert C. Conklin, 57, Cove, died unexpectedly at Salem today, his family at Cove reported today. Funeral services will be held from the Cove Episcopal church Saturday afternoon at 2 with Rev. Clarence A. Kopp in charge. Burial will be in the family plot in Cove Cemetery. Arrangements are by Snodgrass Funeral Home. Conklin was born at Cove June 10, 1896 and had been a resident of Union county nearly all his life. He is survived by two brothers, Tom, Cove, and Philip, Phoenix, Ariz., and other relatives. Observer La Grande, Oregon Wednesday, July 22, 1953 Page...

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Conklin, A. G. – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Albert G. Conklin, widely known pioneer of eastern Oregon, passed away at his home in Cove, Oregon, March 22, 1921, after prolonged illness, which finally terminated in heart trouble. Left to mourn his loss are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Bessie C. Lay and three sons, Albert, Philip and Thomas. Impressive funeral services were conducted at the Ascension Episcopal church of Cove by Rev. Chas. H. Powell, of Salem. Beautiful music was rendered b a double quartette composed of Mrs. Leonard Towle, Miss Hazel Duncan, Mrs. Laird, Mrs. Gane, Messrs. Kaufman, Rowe, Thos. Gardner and Antles; Mae Stearns, violinist and Mrs. Thos. Towle, organist. Acting as pall bearers were Messrs. Lund, Duffy, Richards, Lorenz, Duncan and Bell. The many handsome floral offerings attested the high esteem in which Mr. Conklin was regarded by the community, for he was always looking on the bright side of life and was ever ready with a cheerful smile and helping hand. Albert George Conklin was born at Westernville, N. Y., youngest of twelve children. Of these only one sister is living, Mrs. Mary Butterfield, of Kalispel, Mont., mother of Mrs. H. C. Rees, of Union. His early life was spent near his birthplace, where he married Miss Jennie Quackenbush. To this union three children were born, Bessie, Edith and Alfred, the two latter passing away in early youth. Obeying...

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Conklin, E. B. Mrs. – Obituary

Death Takes Ex-Teacher Mrs. E. B. Conklin Dies In Willamette Valley Home of Daughter Funeral services for Mrs. E. B. (Estella) Conklin, who died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. N. Fryer, in Garden Home, Oregon, were conducted at Peterson’s funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Mr. C. L. Callahan officiating. Burial was in the Ontario cemetery, where members of the Order of the Eastern Star conducted final rites. Mrs. Conklin, who had taught Ontario youngsters in the primary grades for 14 years, was the widow of the late Eugene B. Conklin, Ontario’s first school superintendent. The daughter of Otho and Mary L. Eckersley, Mrs. Conklin was born at Cove, Oregon, May 22, 1871. Graduating from Monmouth Normal school in 1895, she married the late Mr. Conklin in 1896. She is survived by two daughters; Mrs. R. L. Young of Charlotte, North Carolina and Mrs. Fryer of Garden Home; and two sons, Captain Donald V. Conklin of Fontana, California, and Roscoe B. Conklin of Ontario. Eastern Oregon Observer Ontario, Oregon March 7, 1946 Front Page Contributed by: Tom...

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