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Berry, W. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Chas. W. Berry died Monday morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Berry, of pneumonia resulting from influenza. He was ill only thirteen days. He was born at Imbler and was 20 years and 6 months of age. Besides his parents he leaves 6 brothers and one sister. Two of the brothers, Claude and W. A. who live in La Grande accompanied the remains to Summerville for interment. Wallowa County Reporter, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday December 19,...

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Goebel, Annetta Bell – Obituary

Mrs. William F. (Annetta) Goebel of Wallowa, Oregon passed away Sunday, March 10, 1974, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for five days. She had been in frail health for several months. She was the daughter of Charles H. and Katie Ann Cole and was born on August 30, 1906, at Imbler, Oregon. She had been a resident of Wallowa for the past 54 years. On April 15, 1926, she was married at Enterprise, Oregon to William F. Goebel. She was a member of the Wallowa Methodist Church and the Wesley Circle. She belonged to Carnation Rebekah Lodge 157 and the American Legion Auxiliary Kruse Unit #72, of Wallowa. Survivors include her husband, William, of Wallowa; two daughters Joyce and husband Kenneth Ostrander of Bellevue, Wash. and Colleen Rhodes of Spokane, Wash., one sister, Mrs. W. J. (Mildred) McDow, Cornelius, Or. Two grandchildren, Vin and Vanessa Ostrander, Bellevue, Wash. Interment at the Wallowa Cemetery. Contributed by: Phyllis...

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See, Albert D. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Albert D. See Dies Suddenly Funeral services for Albert D. See, who died suddenly this morning from a heart attack while picking apples in an orchard near Imbler, Oregon, will be held at Summerville Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial beside his wife, who died several years ago. He was born in Union County Oct. 24, 1879, being nearly 60 years of age. Survivors include the following children” Lottie (Charlotte) Grover, Minnie and Esther of La Grande; a step-son, William Hart, of Yakima, Washington; three brothers, Frances and George of Tacoma, Washington, and Jeff See of Stanfield, Oregon; A sister, Mrs. Annie Arthur of Salem. Used with permission from: La Grande Evening Observer, Monday, October 13, 1939, Front Page Transcribed by: David...

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Blackledge, L.M. – Obituary

Imbler, Union County, Oregon A terrible accident resulting in the death of L.M. Blackledge occurred at Imbler Friday of last week. The particulars as learned are that Blackledge drove into town from a nearby farm and stopped his team by the planing mill. The horses became frightened and started to run. The owner, who was standing directly in fromt of the wagon tongue, grabbed them by the bits and with a lunge the horses sprang forward knocking him down. The wagon passed over him crushing his ribs. Drs. Whiting of this city, and Molinor, of La Grande, were summoned and everything possible was done to relieve his sufferings but to no avail and the unfortunate a few hours after the accident died. Deceased was 63 years old and had resided with a Mr. Bingham, near Imbler. He had no relatives living in this section but had a son in Iowa who was immediately notified of the death. The remains were interred in the Summerville cemetery. Elgin Recorder Friday December 15,...

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Brooks, Mrs. Mary J. – Obituary

Summerville, Union County, Oregon Mrs. Mary Jane Brooks, age 81, died at her home near Imbler Saturday evening, February 19, 1927. She was an old and respected pioneer, having lived in Union County fifty-three years. She is survived by her husband, S. L. Brooks; four daughters-Mrs. Ida Hawley, Mrs, Richard Bidwell, Miss Anna Brooks, Mrs. Stella Huron, one son-Wade Brooks and a host of friends who extend sympathy to the bereaved family. Funeral was held at the Summerville chapel Tuesday. February 22, 1927 at 111 o’clock a. m. Rev. W. H. Bleakney of Walla Walla, former pastor of Summerville church, and an old time friend for thirty years, conducted the services. Inerment in the Summerville cemetery. Contributed by: Larry...

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Darr, James – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Graveside Services Held For James Darr, 84 Graveside services for James Darr were held Saturday, Sept 3, at the Elgin cemetery, with Rev. Dennis Mullins of the Elgin Methodist church officiating. James Darr was born near Imbler on July 27, 1882, and passed away at the Valley View Manor Aug 31. After a long illness. He was 84 years of age. Mr. Darr was a retired farmer and well known here. Survivors include his widow, Opal Darr, Elgin; one brother, Cecil Darr, Elgin; four sisters, Kate Cowan and Ruth Rogers, Elgin; Mary Hanson, Enterprise, and Ethel Salisbury, Lewiston, Idaho; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. (Note says 1966-newspaper not...

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Johnson, Marion – Obituary

Imbler, Union County, Oregon Funeral services will be conducted July 7 at 2 p.m. for Marion F. Johnson of Imbler, who died at his home yesterday. Mr. Johnson has been a resident of Union County for several years and is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Tom Wilson of Marysville, Wash., and son, Ira E. Johnson of Hartford, Wash. Funeral services will be held at the Snodgrass Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Island City Cemetery. La Grande Evening Observer, Friday, 4 Jul 1947, Page # 7 Donated by Robert...

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Kasinger, Lyman Roy – Obituary

Imbler, Union County, Oregon Local Resident Hears of Brother’s Death Mrs. Keith Glenn received word that her brother, Lyman Roy Kasinger died Sunday of a heart attack at his home in Oregon City. He had been a resident of Imbler and La Grande several years ago, and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kasinger. Survivors include a daughter, Gertrude Persyn of Oregon City, and two [*] grandchildren; one brother Jack T. Kasinger, San Bruno, Calif.; sisters Lillie Fehr, Woodland, Wash.; Floy Davis, San Francisco, Calif., Hattie Bell, Hood River, Bessie Ruckman, Oakland, Calif., Hester Glenn, Summerville, and Lola Wright, San Bruno. Funeral services were held today at 10 a.m. in Oregon City. La Grande Observer August 27, 1964 He was born February 23, 1898 at Millersville, MO. My uncle had [*] three grandchildren and a second daughter, Lola E. Kasinger, of Salem, OR. He was principally raised in Imbler and resided in Union County for many...

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Larsen, Lloyd – Obituary

Train Hits Auto Three Are Killed While watching an airplane circle above him the driver of a light truck crashed into the engine of a passenger train on the Joseph branch as the train was pulling into Imbler Sunday morning and three young men were killed outright and three others who were riding on the truck were seriously injured. The dead are Lloyd Larsen, Wayne Keown, all residents of Imbler vicinity, Albert Blanchard, Ray Keown and Alfred Wertemskow. So intent on the machines above them the men failed to see or hear the train until their truck was caught between the engine and tender, with the fatal result. North Powder News Saturday, August 28,...

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Keown, Wayne – Obituary

Train Hits Auto Three Are Killed While watching an airplane circle above him the driver of a light truck crashed into the engine of a passenger train on the Joseph branch as the train was pulling into Imbler Sunday morning and three young men were killed outright and three others who were riding on the truck were seriously injured. The dead are Lloyd Larsen, Wayne Keown, all residents of Imbler vicinity, Albert Blanchard, Ray Keown and Alfred Wertemskow. So intent on the machines above them the men failed to see or hear the train until their truck was caught between the engine and tender, with the fatal result. North Powder News Saturday, August 28,...

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Mayfield, John – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Mayfield Murdered Monday Morning Shot With Rifle While Asleep; Coe Held On Open Charge John Mayfield, a long time resident of the Elgin vicinity was murdered at an early hour Monday morning at the home of A.J. Coe, between Imbler and Cove. According to reports, Mr. Mayfield was killed with a rifle, the bullet entering his lower jaw, and going out near the top of his head. A J. Coe, at whose home Mr. Mayfield was staying, is being held on an open charge pending the coroner’s inquest, which was held Wednesday evening at 7:30 at Snodgrass & Zimmerman’s Undertaking parlors at La Grande. The decision has not been learned. Sheriff Breshears could not make public the results of his investigations, until the inquest. It is generally understood that Mr. Mayfield was shot wile asleep, and that the bullet was fired by someone outside of the house, the bullet passing through a glass panel in the door of the room in which he was sleeping. Coroner F.L. Ralston was out of town until Monday, and postponed the inquest until Wednesday evening to facilitate the attendance of several witnesses. Funeral services will probably be held today and interment made at the Elgin cemetery. However, no definite arrangements have been learned. Mr. Mayfield was born July 31, 1881, at Heppner, Oregon. He spent a good part of...

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Rollins, Halbert Wesley – Obituary

Funeral services for Halbert Wesley Rollins, 68, Summerville, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Gordon Milldrum will officiate and interment will be in Summerville cemetery. Rollins was a storekeeper and had lived in Union County his entire life. He was born October 18, 1900, in Imbler, the son of William R. and Cora Cornell Rollins. On June 9, 1928, he was married to Ruth Littreal in La Grande. Rollins was a member of B.P.O.E. No. 433, La Grande. Survivors include his wife Ruth, Summerville; one daughter Mary Adele Paroz, La Grande; one son Worth Rollins, Imbler; one sister Mrs. Chas. Gibbons, Tacoma, Wash.; seven grandchildren; one step-grandchild and other relatives. Observer La Grande, Oregon Tuesday, July 22, 1969 Page...

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Rollins, Ruth Ada (Littreal) – Obituary

Ruth A. Rollins, 88, Summerville, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 1991, at the Mountain Vista Care Center in La Grande. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Summerville Cemetery with Pastor Chuck Beickel of the Summerville Baptist Church officiating. Friends may call Friday evening or Saturday morning at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Rollins was born Dec. 28, 1902, in Summerville to Ishmel and Mary (Childers) Littreal. She attended schools in Summerville and Imbler, graduating with the Imbler High School class of 1920. In June 1927 she married Halbert Rollins. He died July 30, 1969. Mrs. Rollins worked as the postmaster in Imbler before transferring to the Summerville Post Office. She later worked as a rural mail carrier in the Summerville area until her retirement in 1968 after 35 years of service. She was a member of the Summerville Baptist Church. She also belonged to the Jewell Rebekah Lodge in Summerville and the La Grande Elks Lodge Widows. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting. Survivors include her son, Worth of Imbler; daughter Mary Adele Paroz of La Grande; a sister Ardra Behrens of Summerville; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Two brothers and three sisters died earlier. Friends who wish may make contributions in memory of Mrs. Rollins to the Oregon Cancer Society in care of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, 1502 Seventh St.,...

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Ruckman, Bessie G. – Obituary

Former Imbler resident Bessie G. Ruckman died May 3 in Oakland, Calif. She was 81. Mrs. Ruckman was born Nov 4, 1903, in Jackson, Mo., to Thomas and Sophronia Kasinger. She and her family moved to Imbler in 1912. She married Virgil Audmer Ruckman of Alicel on June 10, 1922. In 1924, the couple moved to Oakland. Mrs. Ruckman was an employee of the Pacific Telephone Co., until she retired in 1957. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1975. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Betty Gene Graybeal of Oakland, and Mrs. Audrea C. Carero of Castro Valley, Calif.; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren, a great-great granddaughter; sister Loal Wright of Nevada City, Calif.; nieces and nephews including Mrs. Joanne Wiseman, Mrs. June Kohler, and Bud Glenn of Union County; and other relatives. Private family services were held at the Summerville Cemetery. La Grande Observer May 13,...

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Brookshire, Lucretia – Obituary

Lucretia Paroz Brookshire, 90, of Imbler, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a local care facility. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the Summerville Cemetery Chapel with the Rev. Irwin H. Smutz of the Imbler Christian Church officiating. Friends may call at Daniels Chapel if the Valley from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Mrs. Brookshire was born on Jan. 31, 1907, in Alicel to Samuel and Lillian [Clark] Ruckman. She attended schools and graduated from Imbler High School in 1927. She attended one year of business school in Walla Walla, Wash. On Sept. 8, 1926, she married Andrew Paroz, who died in 1956. On May 5, 1970, she married Dale Brookshire in Vale. She was a secretary at St. Joseph’s Hospital for many years before going to work for the school district. She was an avid reader and crossword puzzle worker. She liked to crochet and made approximately 300 afghans. Survivors include her husband, Dale Brookshire of Imbler; sons, Leon Paroz of La Grande, David Paroz of Bradenton, Fla., and Duane Paroz of Pendleton; daughters Annette Brokaw of Wilder, Idaho, Joan Parks of Irving, Texas, and Meredith Patterson of Wenatchee, Wash.; stepsons Leonard Brookshire of Baker City, Bob Brookshire of Woodland, Calif., and Wayne Brookshire of Langlois; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; one great-great grandchild; and other relatives and friends. Memorial contributions may be made...

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