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Location: Hood River Oregon

Biography of Hon. E. L. Smith

HON. E.L. SMITH – Although these sketches deal mainly with men who came hither in the forties and fifties, we are yet occasionally reminded of the fact that length of residence does not constitute the only just claim to recognition in our annals. Every decade has its pioneers. Nearly every year has seen added to our number someone who by force of character, intelligence and industry has made himself a place in the esteem of the people, and in the business fabric of the country. The subject of the present subject was a pioneer of 1861. Though thus not f especially early residence here, there is scarcely a man in our history who has touched more of the experiences of life on this coast than he, or who has a larger circle of friends and acquaintances, or who has a greater general knowledge of this country, in all its many unfolding phases. Mr. Smith was born in Orleans County, Vermont, in 1837. Removing to Illinois in 1857, he became for a time a teacher in Tazewell County. In 1858 he entered Lombard University at Galesburg. In 1860 he found his life’s partner – a most happy “find” for both – in the person of Miss Georgia Slocum, of Woodstock, Illinois. During that same period of his life, too, though so young, he became by reason of his natural powers...

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Lenington, Pauline Nora – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Services Held For Young Enterprise Mother Pauline Nora Lenington, 30, wife of James R. Lenington of Enterprise, passed away unexpectedly Friday evening July 17, 1953 at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital following a short illness. Daughter of James R. and Nora Anderson, she was born October 15, 1922 at Hood River. Her early childhood was spent in Portland and Oakland, Oregon. When seven years old she moved with her parents to Wallowa where she attended grade school and graduated from high school. Since that time Enterprise has been her home. She married James R. Lenington in 1941 at Weiser, Idaho. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Enterprise and was a devoted church worker, being a member of the Women’s missionary society, the church clerk and a Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Lenington is survived by her husband, James R. Lenington, three small daughters, Carol Ann, Susan Ella, and Laura Lee and her mother Mrs. Nora Anderson, all of Enterprise. Her father James R. Anderson of Ukiah, Oregon; two brothers Kenneth and Wilbur Anderson and one sister Mrs. Arnold (Maxine) Hahn, of Enterprise, and one grandmother, Mrs. Christine Miller of Eagle Point, Oregon. Funeral services, arranged by Booth Bollman Funeral Home, were held Tuesday, July 21 at 2 P.M. at the First Baptist church. Rev. Vern R. Hodges officiated. Mrs. Edith Locke sang “The...

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Wold, Ariss Jeanette Jones Englund Crow – Obituary

Joseph, Oregon Ariss Jeanette Jones Englund Crow Wold of Joseph died January 31, 2007, at her home in Joseph. She was 90. A memorial celebration will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Joseph City Park, followed by a barbecue potluck dinner. Hamburgers and hot dogs, with condiments, will be provided. Salads, desserts, etc. for pot luck would be appreciated. There will be tables at the park but card or portable tables in addition would be welcome. Any flowers ( her favorite was purple) can be delivered to the park or the Joseph United Methodist Church prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Joseph United Methodist Church or P.E.O. Chapter R. Mrs. Wold was born at Deaconess Hospital in Great Falls, Mont., to Grace Jane Elliot Cowan Jones and William Wallace Jones. She lived in Box Elder, Mont. until age three, when the family moved to Havre, Mont. She graduated from Havre High School in 1934, Montana State Northern University in 1936 and Willamette University in 1938 with a bachelor of science in music education. She was a founding member of Mu Phi Epsilon, National Music Honorary, at Willamette. She taught school in Hood River from 1938 to 1940. In 1940 she married Roy Alexander Englund, moved to Portland and taught at Lincoln High School. Her daughter Elodie Jane was born in 1953. Roy...

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Mable Carter – Obituary

Death Of Former Union Young Lady Mable, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Carter, a well known lady of a family who resided for many years in Union county, died at the home of her parents near Hood River Friday afternoon. Death was caused from fright following a runaway accident. Miss Carter was married a couple of years ago to Dr. E. D. Johnson, a prominent surgeon of Portland. She came up from Portland to Hood River to spend Christmas with her parents. On the way to the Carter farm, a mile and a half from town, the horses became unmanageable and ran away. After crossing the bridge at Hood River the team broke away from the sleigh leaving the occupants apparently unharmed. Mrs. Johnson, however, was thrown into convulsions by the fright she sustained, and although medical aid was summoned at once, failed to recover. Mable Carter, as she was known before her marriage to Dr. Johnson, was reared from childhood in Union county, her father being in the earlier years a resident of La Grande and later a druggist at Island City, then a resident of Union where he served two terms as county superintendent. Mable was the oldest daughter of the family, the children besides herself being two brothers and two sisters. She was an elocutionist of ability and was at one time an...

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Shelton, Hal – Obituary

Hal Shelton, 84, 1001 Hull St., died Tuesday [February 1, 1983] at the Hood River Care Center. He was the past owner and operator of Hal’s men’s Wear, now Marv’s for Men. Funeral arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Jochimsen, Edward Walter – Obituary

Edward, born August 22, 1883 at Hood River, Or., was married March 20, 1907 to Laura L. Rowe of Vancouver, Wash. In the fall, Nov., 1907 he located at his present place, 7 miles southeast of Estacada. He died March 25, 1922, aged 37 years, 7 months, and 3 days. He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, three children, mother, two brothers, and two sisters. He was the youngest son of the pioneer family, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jochimsen, located at Hood River, Or., March 27, 1882, where his mother still resides. The funeral will take place at the Spring Water Church, Tuesday, March 29 at 2 p.m. conducted by Joseph E. Gates undertaker. Oregonian, March 28, 1922 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Patterson, Ethel Hazel Reed Mrs. – Obituary

Ethel Hazel Patterson, 97, of John Day, died Oct. 9, 2005, at Blue Mountain Nursing Home in Prairie City. Her graveside memorial service will be Saturday at the Fox Cemetery in Fox. Ethel was born on Aug. 11, 1908, at Fox to George and Amanda Medlin Reed. She grew up in the Fox Valley and attended school at Cottonwood, John Day and Hood River. In 1924, Ethel married John Smith at Hood River. She and John remained married for about 25 years before they divorced. She operated a dress shop and restaurant at Condon for a while. A few years later Ethel married Carl Patterson. They lived at Mount Vernon, Baker City, and John Day. They also lived in Arizona where they ran a gas station and in Missouri where they had a chicken farm. Ethel also worked as a beautician in Arkansas and ran an elevator in California for a hospital. Carl was a mail carrier at John Day and ran the stage from Condon to John Day. He died in 1995. Ethel never had children, but had lots of nieces and nephews whom she helped raise. She was close to her family and friends and they all loved her dearly. She loved attending family reunions at Fox and Raddue every year. Ethel had many hobbies, including crocheting, embroidery work and crafts. She really enjoyed outdoor activities such...

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Green, Joseph Delo – Obituary

Mt. Vernon Joseph Delo Green of Mt. Vernon died November 4, 1962, at the age of 70 years. Final rites were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Driskill Mortuary chapel at 2 p.m. with Elder Fred Wagner of the Seventh day Adventist church officiating. Joseph Delo Green was born August 21, 1892 in Long Creek, son of Marquis L. and Nancy Jane Green. He was one of 14 children, 12 of whom preceded him in death. When a young man he came to Mt. Vernon where he continued to make his home. He was united in marriage March 2, 1928 to Nellie E. Parrish and to this union were born four children. One son, Delo Edward, died in infancy. In 1924 Mr. Green moved with his family to Hood River and resided there eight years. The remainder of his lifetime was spent at Long Creek and Mt. Vernon. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Elks lodges. Surviving are his wife, Nellie; three daughters, Mrs. Lorene Carter of Prairie City, Mrs. Colleen Simmons of John Day and Mrs. Elouise Simmons of Canyon City; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; and one sister, Mrs. Ella Shaw of Long Creek. Music at the final services was presented by Mrs. Edith Damon of Mt. Vernon who sang “Beyond the Sunset” and “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” with Mrs. Elda Way at the...

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Wood, Charles Douglas – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Charles Douglas Wood, 59, of Odell and a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 10, 2004, at Providence Hood River Memorial hospital. His funeral was Feb. 14, at Anderson’s Tribute Center in Hood River. Doug was born on Oct. 2, 1944, in Baker City to Harold Jack Wood and Olive M. Boling Wood. He was raised in Baker City and graduated from Baker High School in 1963. In 1965 he married Rita Gordon. They had two children, Tracy Lockwood and Camille McCafferty, both of whom live in Las Vegas. In 1972 Doug was married to Catherine Clement. They had two children, Lisa Wood White of Appleton, Wash., and Paul Robert Wood of Spokane, Wash. Doug married Sandra Martin in the mid 1980s, and they lived at Odell until 2000, when Sandra died. In 2000 Doug found the love of his life, Melanie Lyons Fortner. They were married at Rockaway Beach and lived at Odell. Doug and Melanie spent the last three years together enjoying the peace and serenity of visiting the ocean. Doug was a very dedicated and hard-working man, never tiring to pursue perfection with his duties. Doug joined the National Guard in Baker City while still attending high school, and he soon became the administrative supply tech. Doug later transferred to Hood River, where he continued full time service with the National Guard for...

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Mehlhorn, Dale – Obituary

Dale Mehlhorn, 72, of Hood River died April 24, 2003 at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be scheduled later. In lieu of flowers, Dale would have appreciated your donation to your school sports program. Dale was born Nov. 2, 1930, at Halfway to Audrey and Clyde Mehlhorn. He attended school at Halfway where he played football, basketball, baseball and ran track. He married Jean Smith in 1948. They moved to Corvallis where Dale attended and graduated from Oregon State University. Dale and Jean made their home in Baker County with their two sons. Dale acted as coach and fan throughout his boys’ sports careers and was instrumental in starting the Little League program in Baker City. Dale was an avid fly fisherman and hunter all of his life. Golf, gardening and travel kept him busy and active in his later years. He retired as manager of Farm Credit Services in 1993. He and Jean moved to Hood River in 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Fred Mehlhorn. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jean; a son, Ed, and his wife, Jana Mehlhorn; grandchildren, Ragan McBeth, Sara Mehlhorn, Pam Kelly and Christopher Mehlhorn; two great-grandchildren; and lifelong friends, Roger Rode, Dean Miller, Forrest Miller, Galen Wilson, Fred Smith, Bud Smith and many other friends and relatives who will miss...

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Rak, Marian Almira McClain Mrs. – Obituary

Marian Almira Rak, 77, died March 20, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services after a brief illness. She was born July 31, 1925, at Hood River to William Herbert and Edith Grace McClain. She was raised and educated there and then attended Willamette University for three years, majoring in social work. In 1948 she married John Felix Rak of Salem. They settled in Newberg in 1950, where she lived until illness forced her to move to Baker City to be closer to her daughter, Betty. She lived in the Sunnycrest area for many years, moving back into town when her son, Patrick, died in 1985. Marian was very active in her church, singing in the choir for many years and always helping in the kitchen. She was the 1998 Interfath Volunteer Caregiver of the year, and lived to be useful. She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Ann of Sumpter; son-in-law, William; sister, Marcia Stone of Albuquerque, N.M.; numerous nieces, nephews and their children; and all the friends whose lives she made real contributions of time and care. Memorial contributions may be made to the Newberg First Presbyterian Church, 501 Mission Drive, Newberg, OR 97132-1656. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 27, 2003 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Mehlhorn, Jean Smith Mrs. – Obituary

Jean Mehlhorn, 72, of Hood River, died July 20, 2003, after a short illness. A memorial service for her and her husband, Dale, will be scheduled later. Jean was born on Feb. 3, 1931, to Dorothy and Ray Smith at Mill City, Kan. She was a few minutes older than her identical twin sister, Joan. The Smith family moved to California where Jean spent her childhood and early school days. They settled in Halfway where she attended high school and met Dale Mehlhorn. Jean and Dale married in 1948 and moved to Corvallis, where Dale attended Oregon State University. Jean and her family then returned to Baker County. She worked as a receptionist for several area doctors and raised her boys. Jean’s greatest joys were camping with her family and watching her boys grow and participate in all manner of sports. In 1968 Jean and Dale moved to Ontario where together they managed Delta Feeders. After the sale of that business she went to work at an area drug store as manager of the cosmetics department. Retirement brought new interests. Dale and Jean became avid golfers. They spent many happy times traveling and playing dozens of courses throughout the West. They settled for the last time at Hood River, where they spent three happy years. Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Fred Mehlhorn; and her...

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Eccles, Richard David – Obituary

Richard David Eccles, 78, of Stockton, Calif., died Saturday, May 3, 2003, in a hospital. A memorial service was held in Stockton. Eccles was born Sept. 2, 1924, in Hood River and lived in Whitney and Prairie City where he attended the first grade. He lived in Stockton for 50 years. Eccles was a self-employed helicopter pilot for 40 years, and was a former president of Helicopter Association of American and Helicopter Association International. He served in the Naval Air Corps as a lieutenant and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He is survived by his children, Richard, Kathleen and Robert, a brother Samuel Davis Eccles of Nyssa, Oregon and Naomi Ann Eccles Chitwood and six grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, San Joaquin Chapter, 2720 Gateway Oaks, Suite 1 Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, May, 2003 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Kinne, M. LaVelle Boyer Mrs. – Obituary

M. LaVelle Kinne, 71, of Hood River, a former Baker City resident, died Dec. 18, 2002, at Providence Medical Center at Portland. Her funeral was at 11 a.m. today at the Hood River Christian Missionary Alliance Church. Private interment was at the Pine Grove Cemetery. She was born Oct. 8, 1931, at Baker City to Harold “Bill” and Violet Craig Boyer. She was raised and educated at Baker City and was a 1949 Baker High School graduate. She married Gearl J. Seal in 1950. They had five children: Gearl C. Seal of Prineville, Shawna Nelson and Vernon Seal, both of Hood River, Debbie McGaughey and Candace Seal-Burton of Salem. She relocated to Hood River in 1975. She married Dean W. Kinne on April 17, 1976. They celebrated their 26th anniversary this year. LaVelle’s greatest joy was her family. She loved to cook, bake and can and enjoyed her flowers in the yard. She managed the Grizzly Bear Pizza Parlor for a few years at Hood River and also enjoyed day care in her home for several years. She could always be found in her kitchen doing what she loved to do most: cook for her family and anyone else in need. Survivors include her husband, Dean Kinne of Hood River; four children; 11 grandchildren, Andrew, Audra, Cody, Holly, Shannon, Mandy, Rick, Jarren, Danyel, Jessica and Sara; and seven great-grandchildren,...

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Holman, Henry Chester “Chet” – Obituary

Henry Chester “Chet” Holman , 84, of Hood River, died Sept. 19, 2002, at his home. His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Anderson’s Tribute Center in Hood River. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Friday at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville. Visitations will be today at Anderson’s Tribute Center. Henry “Chet” Holman was born March 8, 1918, at Prineville to Henry Chester and Agnes Frison Holman. Chet was raised by his foster mother, Ida Wilson, of Prineville and was a graduate of Crook County High School. He worked for various employers in Prineville such as the Civil Conservation Corps, machinist for Alexander Yaukey Lumber Co., and master mechanic for Crook County Roads. During World War II Chet served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant. He was part of the Air Transfer Command. Mr. Holman was an airplane mechanic and worked on two of our former presidents aircrafts. Toward the end of Chet’s service in the military he went overseas and served at Okinawa. Mr. Holman was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1945. After the war, Mr. Holman returned to Prineville and married Ina Hardenbrook. Together Chet and his wife lived at Los Alamos, N.M., where he worked for the University of California in its science lab. In 1960, Mr. Holman and his wife moved from New Mexico to...

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