Location: Hillsboro Oregon

Wilson, Martha J. – Obituary

Died at Hillsboro, March 21; mother of Mrs. Maude W. Boscow and Mrs. Mattie W. Imlay of Hillsboro. Services at Donnelson, Sewell Chapel in Hillsboro Wednesday, March 25 at 2 o’clock. Interment Riverview Cemetery. (this is the Martha on the death ceritficate) Funeral Notice – Wednesday, 25 March 1942 – The...

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Wilson, Jarnes. H. – Obituary

Wilson, Jarnes. H., 84, at Hillsboro November 8, late of Forest Grove, husband of Rosie; father of Mrs. M.E. Stanard, Portland, Otto B. of Forest Grove, Mrs. Gladys Mager of Oakland, CA. Services Thursday 1: 30 P.M. Young’s Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Committal Forest. View Cemetery. (Microfilm for – Hillsboro Argus for this time period was missing from the Historical Society) Oregonian – Wednesday. 10 November...

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Wilson, Otto B. – Obituary

Funeral Services for Otto B. Wilson 75, of Forest Grove, native and nearly a life long resident of western Washington county, will be conducted Friday at the Fuiten-Friesen Mortuary Chapel, Forest Grove. Mr. Wilson died early Tuesday morning at a Hillsboro hospital following an extended illness. The Rev. Robert Alliston, associate pastor of the First Christian Church of Forest Grove, will officiate at the services with Dave Fuiten as soloist and Mrs. Robert Dobias, organist. Concluding rites and interment will be at the Forest Grove cemetery, Forest Grove. Otto Blaine Wilson was born near Roy, July 10, 1889, the son of James H.and Annnie Bellinger(this is the death certificate of one of those I sent) Wilson. His parents were early residents of this area. Mr. Wilson had spent almost his entire lifetime in the Roy. Timber and Forest Grove communities. He spent most of his lifetime as a machinist, working for some years for the railroad at Timber. Before retirement he worked at the machine shop on Elm Street in Forest Grove. Mr. Wilson lived at the Ida Willburg residence at Timber for many years. The widow Mabel Watson Wilson, survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs Edith Winter of Corvallis and Mrs. Al (Wanda) Smith of Portland’ his step-mother, Mrs. Rosie Wilson of Hillsboro; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Mager of Inglewood, CA, and three grandchildren, Thomas G. Winter,...

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Fisher, Lloyd – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Lloyd Leland Fisher, 72, died Feb. 8, 1999, at his home in Hillsboro following a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 3, 1926, in Enterprise, he was one of five children born to James Edward and Vera Kyle (Draper) fisher. Lloyd was raised and schooled in Enterprise. He left school before the end of his senior year to join the Navy during WWII. Following his discharge, he returned to Enterprise and finished high school. He served in the Air Force reserve, only to be called once again to active duty during the Korean War. In 1956 he moved to La Grande and in 1957 to the Beaverton/Hillsboro area. He worked for GTE for 36 years, retiring in 1989. He was an engineer in their communications division. Lloyd and Naomi were married January 5, 1994 in Hillsboro. At the time of his death, he and his wife were attending Alliance Bible Church. A former Mason at the Joseph Lodge, he also had been an active member of the Tualatin Valley Gem and Agate Club. In addition to lapidary and rock hunting, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Suzanne Turner. Survivors include his wife, Naomi Fisher of Hillsboro; daughters, Renee Fisher-Schaeffer of Seattle, Wash. and Nancy Price of Aloha; daughters and sons-in-law Denita and Joe Ware of Stayton and leRee and Jerry...

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Collins, Ruby Banister Payne Mrs. – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Ruby P. Collins, 90, formerly of Joseph and Athena, died Monday, October 19, 1987 at Hillsboro. She was born April 10, 1897, at Athena, the daughter of Bern and Mary Pinkerton Banister. She was a member of Athena High School’s first graduating class. In 1916, she married Ross Payne. The couple farmed in the Adams area and had ranching interests at Joseph. Payne died in 1949, but she continued their farming and ranching until her retirement. During World War II she worked as a mechanic at the Pendleton Air Base and also received awards as an airplane spotter. In 1954, she married James Collins at Milton Freewater. The couple was noted in Milton Freewater for their support of the high school sports programs……(rest of article missing) Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, October 29, 1987 page 2 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva...

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Samples, Irene Joan – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Irene Samples Dies At Hillsboro Irene Joan Samples, 43, of 224 A St., Vernonia, Oregon, passed away at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro Friday, August 29, from a heart attack. Funeral services were held September 1 at the Evangelical Church in Vernonia with interment in the Vernonia Memorial Cemetery. Irene Joan Samples was born in Enterprise, Oregon on March 5, 1932 to Frank L. Otto and Mildred Zollman Otto. She was reared in Joseph, Oregon and attended both grade and high school there. She lived in Joseph until 1970 when she moved to Vernonia. While living in Vernonia she had been employed as a bookkeeper with West Oregon Electric Co-op. Joan is survived by her children, Daniel Samples of Joseph and Angelee Samples of Vernonia; her parents, Mildred N. McLean of Wallowa and Frank L. Otto of Joseph; one brother, Mike Otto of Roseburg, Ore.; and one sister, Mrs. William (Sandra J.) Hunter of Vernonia. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday September 18,...

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Millering, Frances

Frances M. Millering, 93, Hillsboro, died Nov. 15, 1989, at Forest View Care Center in Forest Grove. Graveside services were to be held at 1:30 p.m. today (Monday) in Island City Cemetery near La Grande, with the Rev. Norman Shrumm of First Presbyterian Church of La Grande officiating. Interment in the cemetery was to follow. Mrs. Millering was born April 16, 1896, in Five Points, Ore., a daughter of John and Minnie Banks Hills. Her family members were pioneer residents of the La Grande area. On Dec. 9, 1917, she married Jay M. Millering in La Grande. He died in 1932. Mrs. Millering lived in La Grande until moving to Portland in 1940. She had lived in Hillsboro since 1948. She worked in several occupations during her life, including a school teacher in a small rural community, a deputy sheriff in Union County and a store manager. She also worked as a teller at the Uptown branch of First National Bank in Portland before retiring in 1961. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Nancy) Rundell, Hillsboro, and a nephew, Keith Bryant, Anaheim, Calif. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Nellie Fowler and Gertrude Bryant. Mrs. Millering was interested in the care of pets and the family suggests memorial contributions to the Dove Lewis Memorial, 1894 NW Pettygrove, Portland 97209. Donelson, Sewell and Mathews Mortuary was in charge...

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Millering, ‘Cinda’ J. – Obituary

Forest Grove – Graveside services were held Friday afternoon for Marjorie “Cinda” J. Millering, 63, Forest Grove. Mrs. Millering died May 6, 1987, at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro following a short illness. Friday’s services were held in Hillcrest Cemetery in La Grande, with the Rev. Jack Hart, pastor of the First Christian Church in La Grande, officiating. Concluding rites and interment followed. Marjorie “Cinda” Jean Millering was born June 23, 1923, in North Powder, a daughter of Horace and Marie Miller Belden. She was raised and educated in La Grande. On Dec. 9, 1940, she married Henry Millering in Weiser, Idaho and they lived in La Grande. Her husband died in May of 1975 in La Grande. Mrs. Millering worked at the Rexall drug Store in La Grande from 1958 until her retirement in 1985. She moved to Forest Grove last August to be near her daughter. She was a member of the La Grande First Christian Church. Survivors include on son, Farrold Willering [sic – Millering], Elgin; one daughter, Mrs. James (Judy) Rhodes, Gaston; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Dallas Belden, Chehalis, Wash., and Quinton Beldon [sic – Belden], Corvallis; and two sisters, Doris Clark, Baker, Calif., and Mary Jane Cocking, Colfax, Wash. Fuiten-Rose Mortuary Chapel of Forest Grove was in charge of local arrangements. Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus Tuesday, May 12, 1987 Page...

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Rundell, Nancy Jayne – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Nancy Rundell, 71, La Grande Native Nancy Jayne Rundell, 71, died June 16, 1994 in Hillsboro of cancer. Graveside services were held Monday afternoon in Island City Cemetery in La Grande. Interment in the cemetery followed. Mrs. Rundell was born Feb. 12, 1923 in La Grande, a daughter of Jay M. and Frances Hills Millering, a member of pioneer families of that area. She was raised in La Grande and graduated from La Grande High School. Her family moved to the Portland area and she attended Portland State University and Pacific University. On May 22, 1946, she married Donald Rundell in Portland and worked with him as a bookkeeper in his Certified Public Accountant office for many years. She also worked as a real estate agent. Her husband died in January 1993. Survivors include six-first cousins and many close friends. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Dove Lewis Memorial Fund in Portland. Donelson, Sewell and Mathews Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Hillsboro Argus Tuesday, June 21, 1994 Page 12A Contributed by: Tom...

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Nitz, Wilfred Arthur – Obituary

LaGrande, Oregon Wilfred Arthur Nitz, 65, of Hillsboro and formerly of La Grande died May 16. A memorial service was held May 31 in Sherwood. Skyline Memorial Gardens in Portland was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Nitz was born Oct. 28, 1940, to the Rev. and Mrs. Carl Nitz in Scheflin. He attended Grant High School and graduated from Concordia High School and attended Concordia Junior College. He graduated from Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, Ill., and in June 1963, married Judy Berreth. The couple taught in Elgin and Snohomish, Wash., and he served as interim principal in 1967-68. He became a lay pastor in Republic, Wash., and worked at various jobs, including coordinator of Ferry County community services. In 1976 he was certified as a lay minister in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. In 1980 he was ordained through the colloquy program of Concordia Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. On. Jan. 28, 1984, he became pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in La Grande where he remained for 19 years. He assisted in an outreach ministry to Joseph, Baker City and Pendleton, and served on the Ministerial Association and on the board of Youth For Christ. He was pastoral advisor for the Northwest Team of the Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ. The family cared for more than 20 foster children, and from 1995 to 2003 he and his wife...

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Silva, Larie Lola Patterson – Obituary

Summerville, Oregon Larie Lola Patterson Silva, 67, of Aloha and formerly of Summerville, died Aug. 9 at the Hillsboro Rehab and Specialty Care Center. A graveside service will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Summerville Cemetery. Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives of Forest Grove is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Silva was born May 4, 1939, in Sisters to Willis and Lorraine Patterson. They moved to Imbler, where she grew up, attended school and graduated in 1957. She enjoyed sports and was very athletic. She attended college in La Grande, then moved with her parents to Portland, where she attended secretarial school. She married Lee Silva in August 1960. They had two children, Sheri and Kirk. They divorced in 1995. Mrs. Silva worked hard all her life, always taking good care of her children and their home. She spent most of her married life on a ranch and farm surrounded by a lot of pets. She loved dogs, cats, horses, goats and cows. She was a loving wife and mother and also took care of grandparents in her home until their deaths in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Her most joyous moments were spent taking care of her grandchildren, which were the highlight of her life. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sheri and Jeff Meyerholz of Canyon City; a son, Kirk Silva of Bend; brothers and...

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Bruch, Georgeanna Marie – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Georgeanna Marie Bruch, 89, of Hillsboro and formerly of La Grande died Aug. 4. A memorial service was held today in Hillsboro. Burial at Fir Lawn Cemetery in Hillsboro will be private. Fir Lawn Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Bruch was born Nov. 19, 1916, to George E. and Marie Keller Lockwood in Riverside. She attended school in La Grande and graduated from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Spokane in 1940. On Jan. 24, 1943, she married Robert H. Bruch. The lived in Yreka, Calif., and Hillsboro before moving to Woodburn, and more recently to a care center in Hillsboro. She worked as a nurse at hospitals in Spokane, Grand Coulee, Wash., Yreka and Hillsboro. She retired as assistant supervisor of surgery. She later worked for Dr. Imbrie at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Portland. She was a member of a Methodist women’s group and DAR. She volunteered with Cub Scouts, Blue Birds and Camp Fire, and was known as an accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed traveling, quilting, knitting, genealogy and being with her family and friends. Survivors include her husband of Hillsboro; children and their spouses, Leland and Ginny Bruch of Seattle, and Claudia and Bill Stockton of Hillsboro; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Lockwood of Virginia; and other relatives. A brother, Robert Lockwood, died earlier. Memorials may be made to...

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Noble, Loretta Susan – Obituary

Cove, Oregon Loretta Susan Noble, 85, of Beaverton and formerly of Cove, died Aug. 2 in Hillsboro. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. Burial will follow at the Cove Cemetery. Viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. Mrs. Noble was born April 11, 1921, near Cassville, Mo. to George and Lula Stansberry Craft. She attended one year of high school before she began working. During World War II she worked for Boeing in Wichita, Kan. On Sept. 25, 1943, she married Harold Clifton Noble. The family lived in Jenkins, Mo., and in Fossil for two years, before moving to Cove. She was a homemaker and attended Dorcas at Calvary Baptist Church. The couple moved to Beaverton in 2001 to live with their daughter Frances and her husband, Richard Jacklin. She enjoyed quilting, church potlucks, cooking, writing letters, reading and playing Skipbo. Survivors include children and their spouses, Carol June Noble, Frances and Richard Jacklin and Karen Collins, all of Beaverton, Cecil and Lilas Noble of Huntington, Linda and Michael Dow of Hawthorne, Nev., and Patrick and Darra Noble of Aloha; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and other relatives. Her husband; a sister, Norma, and brothers, Lonnie and Johnnie, all died earlier. Memorials may be made to Washington County Hospice in care of Daniels...

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Homan, Steven Warren – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Steven Warren Homan, 52, of Echo and formerly of Elgin, Enterprise and La Grande, died April 13 at his home in Echo. Services will begin at 2 p.m. April 26 at the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Island City. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Steven was born June 26, 1955, to Arthur Warren and Janet (Moys) Homan in Enterprise. He was raised and educated in Enterprise. After high school, he was a police officer in Enterprise, Elgin, La Grande, Hillsboro and Boulder, Colo., county sheriff’s departments. He moved from La Grande to Blackfoot, Idaho, and then to Echo. He greatly enjoyed dispatching for a trucking company and loved football, rodeo, fishing and mushrooming. He dearly loved the Denver Broncos. Steven is survived by his companion of over 10 years, Peggy Ervin; mother, Janet Homan of La Grande; children, Anthony “Tony” Homan of Walla Walla, Wash., and Arthur “AJ” Nittman of Longmont, Colo.; brother, Douglas “Doug” Homan of La Grande; sister, Cindy Homan of Joseph; and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 1508 Fourth Street, La Grande 97850. La Grande Observer, Obituaries for the week ending April 19,...

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Troutman, David Joseph – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon David Joseph Troutman, 72, of Hillsboro and formerly of La Grande, died peacefully April 18 at Tuality Community Hospital. A private celebration of life is planned for May 10. Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives at 237 W. Main St. in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements. David was born Jan. 10, 1936, to William and Ethel Troutman in Hillsboro. He attended North Plains Elementary School and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1954. He was active in sports and held the state broad jump track record for more than 20 years. He attended Pacific University in Forest Grove for two years. He worked with the Oregon State Highway Department for two years. He then went to work for Coast Pack, Kummers Meat and Safeway before starting his own business, AA Quality Meats. In this business, he maintained a partnership for more than 15 years. He later owned a video rental store and a meat market on Scholl’s Ferry Road. He was the manager of Eastern Oregon Rental Co. in Baker City for two years and worked as a shipping clerk at Polycast for six years before retiring. He married Cynthia Lee Braseth on Sept. 11, 1971, in La Grande. They would have celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary in September. David enjoyed sports, reading, gardening, hiking, traveling and spending time with family. His favorite place on Earth was...

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