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Location: Grays Harbor County WA

Boyce, Ned – Obituary

Imnaha, Oregon Ned Boyce passed away at Walla Walla, Wash., on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1938. He was born Jan.6, 1912 at Elma, Wash., son of William and Olga Boyce. On Aug. 30, 1959 he was married to Cora Simmons at Enterprise. He was a painter by trade and was a member of the Enterprise Elks Lodge. He came to Wallowa County in February, 1948 and opened the Pie Shop and Melo Freeze Ice Cream Shop. He was in that business for several years. Survivors include his wife, Cora, of Imnaha; two daughter, Dorothy Keener of Joseph and Edith McGee of Pleasureville, Kentucky; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec 30 with Pastor Wayne Pickens officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Dave Maiden, Gene Chupp, Bud Maxwell, Marvin Maxwell, Gene Marr, Gary Marks, Jack Kreizenbeck and his many friends. Wallowa County Chieftain Contributed By: Sue...

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Hessemer, Eva R. – Obituary

Eva R. Hessemer, 94, of Tacoma, died Mon., June 28, 1993. She was born in Union, OR. Her grandparents settled in Oregon’s Grande Ronde Valley after journeying from Independence, MO over the Oregon Trail. She resided in Montesano, WA until 1960 when she moved to Goleta, CA following her husband’s retirement. After his death, she made her home in Los Osos, CA where she lived until moving to Tacoma in 1991. Survivors include a daughter, Doris Brown, Tacoma; a son, Robert A. Hessemer, Jr., Green Valley, AZ; 2 brothers, Gerald Spencer, Los Osos and Fred Spencer, Fresno, CA; a sister, Cleo Spencer, Port Angeles; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Private graveside services will be held in Goleta. Arrangements by Lynn Funeral Home. 227-2131. Tacoma New Tribune Wednesday, June 30, 1993 Page B-4 Contributed by: Tom...

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Billerback, Darrel Ray – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Darrel Ray Billerbeck, 68, of Elma, Wash., and formerly of La Grande died June 26 at his home. A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. July 21 at Whiteside Family Mortuary in Elma. A potluck meal will follow at Vance Creek Park. Participants are encouraged to bring a story or favorite memory to share. Mr. Billerbeck was born June 22, 1938, to Harry and Bernice Billerbeck in La Grande. He graduated from La Grande High School and attended Oregon State University until he returned home to run the family farm. He graduated from Oregon Technical Institute with a degree in applied science, and served in the Army from 1961 to 1963. In 1964 he married Glenda Bayliss. They moved to the Grays Harbor, Wash., area in 1968 where they raised a family and he worked as a millwright until his retirement in 1997. He was an avid angler, shrimper, crabber and clam digger. He enjoyed family gatherings, being with his grandchildren, and especially bird hunting with his dog Pepe. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his delicious recipes and bountiful gardens, the fruits of which he generously shared with family and friends. Survivors include his wife of Elma; children and their spouses, David and Patty Billerbeck, Mike Billerbeck, and Mary and Tom Billerbeck; four grandchildren; and a sister, Joyce Brown. In...

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Leslie, Elizabeth Annetta “Betty” – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Elizabeth Annetta “Betty” Leslie, 77, of La Grande died September 16 at Grande Ronde Hospital. At her request there will be no services. Mrs. Leslie was born Dec. 18, 1928, to Carl P. and Myrtle Harmon Cloud in Elma, Wash. In 1969 she married Bruce Leslie. He died earlier. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a son, Carl “Jake” Jacobsen of Gig Harbor, Wash.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Bob Cloud of Bellingham, Wash., and Hank Cloud of Oregon; and a sister, Barbara Jacobsen of Puyallup, Wash. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Sept. 23, 2006, Published: September 26,...

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Bartlett, Marjorie Ann – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Marjorie Ann Bartlett, 68, of La Grande, died May 26 in her home, surrounded by her family. A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center with Phil Burling from the local congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses officiating. Marjorie was born Aug. 23, 1939, to Ralph and Eula (Bircher) Trow in Elma, Wash. The family moved to La Grande when she was 10 years old. On Aug. 23, 1959, she married James William Bartlett in La Grande and soon after started a family. The family lived in the Union County area. She was exceedingly proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, boasting about them often. She showed her love for her family by providing for them the things they needed. She took pride in her cooking, baking, canning and home-making abilities. On her down time she enjoyed working in her yard and garden, spending time with her family and studying the Bible. Those who knew her say she was a hard-working woman who appreciated the simple things in life, and was never afraid to get her hands dirty. She kept herself involved in the lives of her friends and family, never missing an opportunity to be a part of things. People who knew Marjorie said she never knew a stranger and was extremely generous, always putting great effort toward...

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Ransom, Paul E. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Paul E. Ransom, 83, of La Grande and formerly of Milton-Freewater, died Aug. 8 at Rose Cottage, an adult care center, in Kennewick. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla. Pastor Roger Holden will officiate. A reception will follow at the funeral home. Paul was born Sept. 30, 1924, to Ernest and Lou Hahn Ransom in Walla Walla. He attended elementary school on Government Mountain then the Forks School on the Walla Walla River. He started high school in Prescott, Wash. His family then moved to Elma, Wash., where he graduated from high school in 1941. He and Merle Chapman married in Elma, and they had two children, Jerry and Linda. He was married to Helen Crouse in Ellensburg, Wash., and they had four children: Calvin, Paula, Ernie and Kimberli. He later married Carol Cunningham in Nyssa. A farmer and cattle rancher, he raised purebred Charolais in Milton-Freewater and both Charolais and commercial cattle in Richland. He enjoyed horseback riding, hunting and pack horse trips into the Eagle Cap Wilderness and Hells Canyon. He was privileged to travel with his church on mission trips to Africa, Guatemala, the Samoan Islands and the Philippines. He was an ardent supporter of 4-H and FFA and was a recipient of the Oregon State Honorary Chapter Farmer and...

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Champ, Clifford – Obituary

Clifford H. Champ, 79, of 9924 Waller Road, died Saturday [February 7, 1976]. Born in Winlock, he came to Tacoma in 1921 from Hoquiam. Mr. Champ was a crane operator for St. Paul Lumber Co. until his retirement in 1962. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Edna; a son, Stanley of Tacoma; a brother, Jay of Tacoma; two sisters, Mrs. Retha Longuet of Portland and Mrs. Brace (Florence) Leland of Seattle; two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge. [Clifford was born September 12, 1896. His parents were Willis Champ and Elvira Ackley]. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Champ, Stanley Gordon – Obituary

Scientific company executive; b. Hoquiam, Wash., Feb. 15, 1919; son of Clifford Harvey and Edna Winifred (Johnson); married Anita Knapp Wegener, Sept. 6, 1941; children: Suzanne Winifred Whalen, Colleen Louise Szurszewski. BS, University Puget Sound, 1941; MS, University Washington, 1950; postgrad., MIT, 1955, 57, UCLA, 1959. Certified teacher, administer, Wash. Teacher at Lake Washington School Dist., Kirkland, Wash., 1942-48; professor of Math, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, 1948-1951, Supervisor Mathematician Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., 1951-1955; research specialist Boeing Company, Seattle, 1955-1968; vice president R. M. Towne & Assocs., 1968-1975; founder, president Dynac Scis., Tacoma, 1975-. Cons. R .M. Towne Assocs., Seattle, Yantis Assocs., Bellevue, Wash. Contributed articles to professional journals; patent method and apparatus determination soil dynamics institute. Member NY Academy of Science, Phil Delta Kappa. Presbyterian. Avocation: model building. Home: 8613 Onyx Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA 98498-4865. [Died December 17, 2002] Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lundstrom, Lucille L. – Obituary

Lucille L. Lundstrom, 76, an Aberdeen resident since 1979, died Tuesday March 27, 1990 at a local nursing home. She was born May 17, 1913. (Really June), in Ellensburg. She married Fred Lundstrom in 1939 at Ellensburg where they farmed for 14 years. He survives at the family home in Aberdeen. They lived in Stitzer, Wisconsin, where they farmed for nine years before returning to Ellensburg. They moved to Aberdeen from Ellensburg. She enjoyed needlework and crocheting, watching golf on television, gardening and reading. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Richard Lundstrom of Aberdeen and James Harrison of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Mrs. Gil (Betty) Rolie of Seattle; two sisters, Margaret Hinkle of Madras, Ore., and Dorothy Buroker of Auburn; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A cryptside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at the Fern Hill Mausoleum. Viewing will be at the Fern Hill Funeral Home until noon Friday. Additional information will be in the classified ad funeral notice column. Contributed by: Cathy...

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Curtis, Vernon – Obituary

Vern Curtis, 71, a 43-year Aberdeen resident, died Monday [March 21, 1988] at a local nursing home. He was born March 2, 1917 in Winlock. He fought in the Army during World War II and is a member of the Aberdeen VFW No. 224 and a member of the IWA, Local 3-2. Survivors include a brother, Glen Curtis of Apache Junction, Ariz.; a sister, Dorothy Cabibi of Porterville, Calif. A military graveside service is set for 1 p.m. Thursday at the Winlock Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Cattermole Funeral Home in Winlock. Daily World, Aberdeen, March 23, 1988 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lucas, Emma A. Bean – Obituary

Mrs. Emma A. Lucas, 67, pioneer resident of Aberdeen and prominent worker in the Order of Eastern Star, died last night [May 24, 1928] at the family residence, 1701 West First Street following a several weeks’ illness. Mrs. Lucas was the widow of the late M. E. [Marshall Edward] Lucas and had lived in Aberdeen for more than 30 years. Mrs. Lucas was born in Junction City, Oregon, and came to Grays Harbor shortly after graduating from the University of Oregon. Soon after her arrival here, she became identified with Eastern Star work, and had served as secretary of Rhododendron Chapter for the past 20 years. She also served a term as Worthy Matron of the Aberdeen Chapter. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Julia A. Lucas, Aberdeen; five brothers, Federal Judge R. S. Bean, Portland; J. R. Bean, Portland; Dr. J. W. Bean, Ventura, California; L. E. Bean, Salem, Oregon, and C. O. Bean, Raymond; and by a sister, Mrs. W. W. Pope, Ventura. Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock Saturday morning at the Elerding Chapel. Rev. Charles McDermoth will officiate and interment will be in Fern Hill Cemetery. The Order of Eastern Star will conduct ritualistic services at the graveside. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Curtis, Elmira Dorothea Champ – Obituary

Mrs. Elmira Curtis, 61, a resident of Aberdeen for the past 12 years, died last night [November 26] at a local hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Curtis was born in Winlock. She made her home here at 513 West Curtis Street and had been employed in various Harbor restaurants. Surviving are sons, Norman Curtis, Winlock, and Glen and Vern Curtis, both of Aberdeen, daughters, Mrs. Lois Audette, Aberdeen, and Mrs. Dorothy Cabibi, Terra Bella, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Mae Olsen, Aberdeen; Mrs. Florence Leland, Seattle; Mrs. Godine McCoy, San Francisco, and Mrs. Geraldine Folkins, Fairfield, Wash.; brothers, Clifford and Jay Champ, both of Tacoma; 10 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Winlock [Cemetery]. Aberdeen Daily World, November 27, 1954 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Champ, Elvira ‘Ella’ Ackley – Obituary

Mrs. Ella A. Champ, 73, resident here for 30 years, died Saturday night at a local hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Champ was born at Hillsboro, Oregon, and had resided for a time at Winlock before coming to Aberdeen. The family home is at 308 West Market Street. Surviving are her husband, Willis Champ, at the residence, two sons, Clifford Champ, Tacoma, and Jay C. Champ, Aberdeen; daughters, Mrs. Elmira Curtis, Aberdeen; Mrs. Mae Olsen, Aberdeen; Mrs. Retha Lonquest, Portland; Mrs. Florence Leland, Seattle; Mrs. Goldie McCoy, San Francisco, and Mrs. Geraldine Folkins, Spokane; sisters, Miss Jennie Ackley, Winlock, and Mrs. Carrie McCloud, Chehalis; brothers, Byron Ackley, Winlock; George Ackley, Yakima, and Rodney Ackley, Seattle; five grandchildren who will act as pallbearers and several great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon in Elerding Chapel with the Rev. C. E. Kingsley officiating. Interment will follow in Fern Hill Cemetery. Aberdeen Daily World, March 3, 1947 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Champ, Charles Darwin – Obituary

Charles Champ, 36, known among Harbor loggers as “Big Charlie,” dropped dead at the door of the cookhouse of Camp 10, Humptulips Logging Company, immediately after the evening meal at the camp yesterday. Death was ascribed to heart trouble. Champ had engaged in woods work in the Harbor country for the last 10 years, coming here then from Winlock. His mother and brothers and sisters reside in Winlock. A nephew lives in Hoquiam, and an uncle, Willis, resides in Aberdeen. The body is at the local Whiteside parlors pending completion of funeral arrangements. [Interment Winlock Cemetery, Lewis Co.] Aberdeen Daily World, Front Page, August 9, 1922 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Conner, Lela Maude Ingersoll Cooke – Obituary

Lela M. Conner, 87, a resident of McCleary for 18 years and a previous resident of O’Brien, Oregon, died February 13 [1975] at a local hospital. She was born December 2, 1887, at Lowell, Washington, and was a member of the McCleary Grange and the American Legion Auxiliary at Kerby, Oregon. Her husband, Clyde L. Conner died August 20, 1974. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Fattig of McCleary; four sons, Edwin Cooke of Cave Junction, Ore., Gordon Cooke of Port Angeles, Ellsworth Cooke of Grants Pass, Ore., and Jim Cooke of O’Brien; three sisters, Mary Atkenson, Gladys Carter and Grace Bernard, all of Elma; a brother, Ellsworth Ingersoll of Wenatchee, 20 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Whiteside Chapel, Elma with the Rev. William Kennedy officiating. Additional services were held at 1 p.m. Monday from the Methodist Church in Cave Junction, Oregon. Burial followed in the Laurel Cemetery, Kerby, Oregon. Contributed by: Shelli...

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