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Location: Hermiston Oregon

Reece, Lacy D. – Obituary

Lacy D. Reece of Milton Freewater and a former resident of Enterprise passed away Wednesday, January 22, at the Veterans Administration Hospital at the age of 80. Reece lived at Rt. 3, Milton Freewater. Mr. Reece moved from Clearwater, Kansas, where he was born Sept. 5, 1894, to Oklahoma, and in 1913 he moved to Falls City, Ore. He married Ruth Eaton in Enid, Okla., and the couple then moved to Enterprise. Reece served with the U.S. Army during World War I. He returned to Enterprise after the war and worked as a meat cutter. His wife passed away in 1943. On June 30, 1945, Mr. Reece was married to Nancy Waterman at Baker. They moved to Hermiston in 1946 where he worked until his retirement in 1961. After his retirement the couple moved to Milton Freewater. He began working for DeMoss Grocery in Walla Walla until his second retirement. He was a member of the Grant Farmer Post No. 992 of Walla Walla and attended the Assembly of God Church in Milton Freewater. Mr. Reece is survived by his widow, Nancy, at the family home; his sons, Dean Reece of Enterprise, Wilbur Reece of Hermiston, Bill Reece of Miami, Fla., Wade Reece of Edmonds, Wash., and Larry Reece of Walla Walla; daughters, Mrs. Wolvert (Margaret) Fisher, Enterprise, Mrs. Harold (Milly) Garland of Walla Walla, Helen Ingram of Athena,...

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Hammack, Harold V. – Obituary

Word has been received of the death Monday of Harold V. Hammack, 54, of Riddle and formerly Hermiston. He was born March 24, 1920, in La Grande. He is survived locally by his mother, Katheryn Martin, of Elgin. Graveside funeral services will be held at the Elgin Cemetery at 3 p.m. Saturday La Grande Observer, January 30, 1975, Page 2 Contributed by: Sue Wells Second Obituary Hammack, Harold V. Harold V. Hammack died Jan. 27, 1975 at Riddle, Ore. He was born in La Grande, Ore., March 24, 1920. He leaves to mourne him one son, Skip Hammack and two grandsons, Jason and Kimmy Hammock all of Riddle; his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. A.V. Martin, Elgin; his father Leonard Hammack of Washington; three sisters, Mrs. E.C. (Gylene) Arndt, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Bill Austin (Jean), Ontario, Ore. And Mrs. Gene (Pat) McMillan of Milton-Frewater, Ore; One brother, Robert Hammack of Beaver, Ore.; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Services were held at Ganz Chapel at Myrtle Creek, Ore., Friday, Jan. 31, 1975. Concluding graveside services were at the Elgin cemetery Feb. 1, 1975 Source: Bob Bull He thinks this is from the Observer. He found this in a scrap book in the La Grande Family History...

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Frasolas, Marjorie Della (Reece) – Obituary

Marjorie Della (Reece) Frasolas, was born May 5, 1900. She died at the Umatilla hospital on March 24, 1975 at the age of 74. Mrs. Frasolas was a resident in the Hermiston Umatilla area since 1936. She was a member of the Auxiliary and the Pocahontas. Survivors are two daughters; Mrs. Don Allstott of Hermiston and Mrs. Jay Huson of Adams, Ore.; brothers are Amos Reece of Port Orchard, Wash., and Emerson and Wayne Reece of Enterprise; sisters are Mrs. William Phillips of Wapato, Wash. and Mrs. Earl Bonner of Weiser, Idaho, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, March 27, at 11 a.m. in the Burns Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Sam Crothers of the Presbyterian Church officiated and burial was in the Hermiston Cemetery. Attending the funeral services from Enterprise were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Reece, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson and Macel Reece. Wallowa County Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Newspaper dated April 3, 1975. Contributed by Michelle...

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Knapp, W. T. Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. W.T. Knapp passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 1, 1939, at the St. Anthony hospital in Pendleton after a major operation three months and four days ago. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Hermiston, conducted by Rev. C. R. Moore and burial will be at Hermiston. Maggie Irene Bridwell was born seventy years ago, October 19, 1868 in Norborne, Missouri. She crossed the plains at the age of ten with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David A. Bridwell, in a wagon train, coming to Union county. After a few years they moved to Wallowa County where she was united in marriage to William Thomas Knapp January 2, 1887. To this union was born five children. Guy Elmer, Hermiston; Edna A. Childers, deceased; Myrl B. Whitmore, Enterprise; Jenit Roberta Hoffnagle, Pendleton; Budd Homer, Hermiston. Mrs. And Mrs. Knapp were among the first settlers of Wallowa County and homesteaded near Leap 52 years ago this spring. Later they moved to Lostine and from there they took up farming in the Leap country. They reside here until 26 years ago and they moved to Umatilla County to Echo. In 1920 they moved to the Stanfield project where they lived 12 years and then moved to Hermiston six years ago where they resided at the time of Mrs. Knapp’s death. Her parents, David A. and Mary Frances (Hamilton) Bridwell...

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Williams, Marjorie Ellen – Obituary

Marjorie E. (Ellen) Wood-Jaensch-Bowers-Strack-Williams Marjorie Ellen Williams, a 6-year resident of Bullhead City, AZ, died Wednesday June 12, 1996, in Bullhead City. AZ. Marjorie Ellen Wood was born to James Franklin Wood and Clara Lureene Womack on October 29, 1920 in Hermiston, Oregon. She was married to Charles Franklin Jaensch of Enterprise, Oregon in Dayton, Washington on January 14, 1939. They had two children, Gerald (Gary) Franklin Jaensch, and David (Dave) Michael Jaensch. Marjorie later married Lawrence Williams of Los Angeles, California. She is survived by her mother Clara L. Finstad of Port Lavaca, Texas, a sister, Lavonne Burgess of Port Lavaca, Texas, three grand children, Timothy B. Jaensch and Lisa M. Davis of Baker City, Oregon and Eric M. Jaensch of Hillsboro, Oregon. Three great-grand children, Ashlee J. and Casey G. Jaensch of Baker City and Kody C. Younger of Baker City, Oregon. and many nieces and nephews, and a special thank you to her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sue and Tom Brooks of Victoria, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Williams in 1991, her father James Franklin Wood died May 3, 1938 in Wallowa, Oregon. A brother, James LeLand Wood of Vancouver, Washington, November 29, 1985. She was a lifelong member of the Moose Lodge in Downey, California and a member of the Bullhead City Moose Lodge. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m....

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Gorbett, Chester E. – Obituary

Chester E. Gorbett Dies at Hermiston. Chester Everett Gorbett, of Hermiston, formerly of Promise, passed away at his home July 12 at the age of 86 years and 9 months. He was born at Colton, Ore. Oct. 13, 1877, one of seven children born to Joshau and Orintha Gorbett. He spent his entire life in Oregon. He was united in marriage to Bessie Phillips April 2, 1905. Survivors include his wife, Bessie, of Hermiston; two sons, Rolin of Wallowa and Duane of Canby, Ore.; also three daughters, Mrs. Harvey (Lola) McDonald of Walla Walla, Wash., Mrs. Grady (Myra) Banks of Hermiston and Mrs., James E. (Vera) of Wallowa,Ore.; seventeen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. One daughter, Verla, passed away at the age of seven and one grandson, Merlin Carper, at the age of nineteen. Mr. and Mrs. Gorbett resided at Colton and Oregon City until March 15, 1911 when they moved to Promise, and purchased her parent’s homestead, which was their home until April, 1959. Then they moved to Hermiston and bought a small acreage. He has been in failing health for several months. He was a member of the Christian Church and an active member of the Grange for several years, having been a charter member of the Promise Grange which was organized in 1922. Funeral services were held July...

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McCoy, Joe – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Word of the death of Joe McCoy, youngest son of George W. and Alice Hamilton McCoy, has been received by his cousin, Ed McCoy of Leap. He is survived by his wife, Mary, at the home in Hermiston. They have no children. He worked for Bonneville Power at The Dalles and for several years, at Hermiston. Funeral Services were held Feb 2 at Jefferson with interment at Albany. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, Thursday, February 4, 1988 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Dixie...

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Conrad, George Arthur – Obituary

Flora, Wallowa County, Oregon Death Claims George A. Conrad George Arthur Conrad, 81 years of age and a pioneer resident of Flora, passed away at Hermiston on February 25, 1954. He had been in poor health for the past year. George was the son of Mr. And Mrs. J.C. Conrad and was born in Perry County, Missouri, August 29, 1873. He moved west with his parents in 1889 and they settled at Flora. In 1896 he was married to Nancy Agries Evans. To this union nine children were born, seven boys and 2 girls: Paul and Floyd of Hermiston, Arthur of LaGrande, Mark of Enterprise, Wallace of Angel Camp, Calif., John of Homedale, Idaho, Bob of Union, Mrs. Bruce Lockhart (Lillie) of Angel Camp, Calif., and Mrs. Arthur Michael (Mary) of Homedale, Idaho survive. Mrs. Conrad passed away in August of 1912. He then married Susan Strong, who passed away in January 1934. For the last twenty years he and his sister, Mrs. Sally Anson made their home at Hermiston. Services and burial were at Hermiston. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, March 25, 1954 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Dixie...

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Burnett, Ruth Loretta Scott Mrs. – Obituary

Long-time Hermiston resident, Ruth Loretta Scott-Burnett, died August 1, 1995, at Good Shepherd Community Hospital in Hermiston. She was 88 years of age. She was born on March 16, 1907 in Athena, the daughter of Arthur and Daisy Bryson-Scott. She graduated from the University of Washington and the taught kindergarden and high school in Stanfield and kindergarden in Seneca. On November 13, 1928, she married William Earl Burnett in La Grande. She was a member of the Stanfield Rebekah Lodge, Stanfield Study Club, Stanfield Grange Faith Presbyterian Church, Echo Womens Golf Club, Theta Rho Advisor and a master bridge player. She also played the piano for the Hope and Faith Presbyterian churches. She is survived by her husband, William Earl (Mick) Burnett of Hermiston; daughters, Lora Looman of Bend, Phyllis Whittington of Portland; and son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Kathy Burnett of Stanfield; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Kay Martinez. Memorial services were held Saturday, August 5, at the Faith Presbyterian Church in Hermiston. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, August, 1995 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva...

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Liebe, Caren “Sue” Rafferty Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Caren “Sue” Liebe, 40, of Hermiston, died March 11, 2005, at her home. There was a celebration of life gathering for her March 16 at the Hermiston Community Center. Disposition was by cremation. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lostine Cemetery. There will be a potluck gathering afterward at the Odd Fellows Hall at Wallowa. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Liebe was born on March 15, 1964, at Enterprise to Fred and Darleene Rafferty. She was a 1981 graduate of Riverside High School at Boardman, where she was a natural-born leader. She was involved in various extracurricular activities, including yearbook staff, pep club, pep band, science club and Spanish club. She was a devoted athlete, participating in varsity-level volleyball, softball and tennis. She even tried her hand at golf. She was a member of the Girls Athletic Association and in her senior year, her fellow students voted her “Most Athletic Female.” She also excelled in scholastic endeavors. She was an honor student, a member of National Honor Society and a Student Council member. She was a Girls State participant and she received the Citizenship Education award her senior year. She remained involved at school with children in many activities, whether she was helping teach, coaching or encouraging team players. After moving to Hermiston, she continued her love...

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Carper, Garry James – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Enterprise native, Garry James Carper, died of cancer at home in Enterprise, Aug. 11, 1988. He was 31. He was born June 25, 1957 in Enterprise, the son of Alfred E. and Esther D. Carper. On Sept. 22, 1984 he married Christina M. Holt in Hermiston. He was a respiratory therapist by profession. Carper graduated from Enterprise High School in 1975 where he was active in sports. He worked at Wallowa Memorial Hospital as an EMT. In 1977 he moved to Hermiston to work at Good Shepherd Hospital as a respiratory therapist where he later became head of the department. In January 1988 he returned to Wallowa Memorial Hospital as respiratory therapist department supervisor. He is survived by his wife Christi; children, Craig Allen Carper and Amanda Lee Carper; mother, Esther Carper, Enterprise; brothers, Ron Carper, Hermiston, and Larry Twidwell, Horse Creek, Calif.; sister, Melodee Bailey, Hillsboro; grandmothers, Mina Johnson, Enterprise and Promise Gershick, Salkum, Wash. Funeral services were held on Alder Slope, near Enterprise, Aug. 16, with Maynard Norvell and Jim Pace officiating. Pallbearers were Doug Mitchell, Ron Carper, Butch Miller, Larry Ables, Carey Lewis, Jeff Cranford, Phil Weideman and Luke Nye. Internment was in the Enterprise cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Wallowa Memorial Hospital or cancer research. Used with permission from: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon Transcribed by: Gary...

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Childers, Minnie M. (Bailey) – Obituary

Minnie M. (Bailey) Childers Hermiston – The funeral for Minnie M. Childers will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel at Burns Mortuary of Hermiston with burial to follow at the Hermiston Cemetery. Mrs. Childers, 93, of Hermiston, died Sunday, July 14, 1996 at her home. She was born Feb. 21, 1903, at Tillamook, to John and Elvira Parrish Bailey. She grew up in Wallowa County and lived there until her marriage to Howard B. Childers. The couple moved to Walla Walla. She came to Hermiston in 1953. Mrs. Childers enjoyed playing cards, fishing and quilting. Survivors include her son, H. Jay Childers of Prosser, Wash.; daughter Gay Van Scholack of Hermiston; brother, Walter Bailey of Hermiston; 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. Her husband, Howard, parents, two brothers, and one sister preceded her in death. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements. East Oregonian, Tuesday, July 16, 1996, Page...

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Brooks, Charlotte Ora – Obituary

Charlotte Ora Brooks died May 26, 2007, in Hermiston. She was 87. Mrs. Brooks was born Feb. 17, 1920 in Flora. A memorial graveside service was held June 2, 2007, in Hermiston at the Hermiston Cemetery. Wallowa County Chieftain, June 7, 2007. Transcribed by: Dixie...

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Brooks, Charlotte Ora – Obituary

Flora, Oregon Charlotte Ora Brooks died May 26, 2007, in Hermiston. She was 87. Mrs. Brooks was born Feb. 17, 1920 in Flora. A memorial graveside service was held June 2, 2007, in Hermiston at the Hermiston Cemetery. Wallowa County Chieftain, June 7, 2007 Contributed by Dixie...

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Forthman, Charles O. – Obituary

Charles O. Forthman died May 12, 2007, at the Jonathan M. Wainwright Veterans Administration Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash. He was 85. Mr. Forthman was born in a log house April 21, 1922, in Flora to William T. and Margery M. Ager Forthman. In 1940 he went to National Youth Association School in Pendleton for mechanics in heavy equipment and truck driving. In 1943 he attended five weeks of school for heavy equipment and truck driving. During World War II he was drafted in the Army Air Force and received his honorable discharge in January 1946. Mr. Forthman served in Italy for 18 months as a truck driver then later to the Philippines. He was very proud of his service time and being a veteran. After his return he worked as a log truck driver, worked in the sawmills, was a farmer, a millwright and a jack-of-all-trades. He enjoyed elk, deer, grouse and pheasant hunting and fishing and camping with his family. After eight years he finally drew a big horn sheep tag for the Owyhee Unit in 2000. In 1997 he went to the Flora reunion and became reacquainted with Voneta Brock, whom he met in high school. They have been together since. In 2003 he moved to Hermiston, Oregon. He was very passionate for and supported the National Rifle Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the...

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