Location: Cutbank Montana

Bomboy, Thomas Bruce – Obituary

Funeral will be here Tuesday for Thomas Bruce Bomboy, 80, retired mortician and resident of Pendleton since May of 1925. Mr. Bomboy died Wednesday night [March 16, 1966] at St. Anthony Hospital. He was secretary of the Odd Fellows Lodge for many years and he received the Service medal from the Grand Lodge May 19, 1954, the first such medal issued in Oregon. Mr. Bomboy was born in Columbia County, PA. When he came to Pendleton he purchased the Brown Funeral Home at SW 4th and Dorion, which he operated until he sold to Charles and Joe Burns Jan. 1, 1949, and retired. He was married to Rova M. [Bowman] Christy July 7, 1955, at the First Christian Church Pendleton. He was very active in the First Christian Church. Before coming to Pendleton, he had operated a funeral home in Cutbank, Mont. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Eureka Lodge 32 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Masonic Lodge, charter member of the Kiwanis Club and a retired member of the Oregon Funeral Directors Association. Survivors are the widow; a son, Atwood, Pittsburgh, PA; a daughter, Esther Stroble, Pendleton; brothers, Howard and the Rev. Lloyd Bomboy, both of Bloomsburg, PA., two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral notice is in today’s paper. Burns Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. [Interment at Olney Cemetery] Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bilyeu, Delmer Thomas – Obituary

Funeral for Delmer Thomas Bilyeu, Crabtree, will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Jost Funeral Home. Don Tosch will officiate and burial will be in Franklin Butte Cemetery near Scio. Mr. Bilyeu, born Oct. 20, 1909, at Dallas, Ore., moved to Crabtree from Cutbank, Mont., in 1947. He was a member of the Crabtree Christian Church. He died today [July 16, 1962] at Lebanon Hospital. Survivors are his widow, the former Mildred Bedord, whom he married Oct. 10, 1932, at Great Falls, Mont.; his daughters, Mrs. Donna Kemmling, Crabtree, and Miss Bonnie R. Bilyeu, at home; twin sons, Kenneth L., Sweet Home, and Keith G., Albany; three granddaughters; and his sister, Mrs. Helen Brewer, Grants Pass. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Atkinson, Claude – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Mr. Claude Allan “Todd” Atkinson a former Baker City resident, passed away Jan. 7, 2005 at Pacific Palisades, Calif. A private graveside service and celebration of his life was held at Mount Hope cemetery on Jan. 21, 2005, with the Rev. Lennie Spooner officiating. Todd was laid to rest near his father who died when he was just a young boy. Todd was born on Nov. 20, 1917, to Florence Goodman Atkinson and Claude Monroe Atkinson in Cutbank, Mont. The family moved to Baker shortly thereafter. After his father’s death his mother married Jesse Sutherland with whom he lived his early days. He grew up in Pleasant Valley and always loved sports, Todd played baseball on the Pleasant Valley team with his brother. They played the Baker team one year against Roland George. He was a Baker High School letterman and played football for the Bulldogs. He graduated from Baker High School in 1935. After graduation, Todd entered the Navy and served in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he married Racine Brawn in 1945 in Las Vegas, Nev. They lived on a ranch on the Sumpter Highway, raising cattle. Three years later they moved to California and Todd began working for Bekins and North American Van Lines in the sales department. The company transferred him to Chicago, Ill., and put...

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