Location: Jefferson County OR

Hulburd, Florence Cookie – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Cookie Hulburd Services Held Memorial services for Florence Hulburd were held Saturday, September 13, 1975 at the United Methodist Church in Madras. “Cookie”, as she was affectionately known, passed away after a prolonged illness at the Mountain View Hospital in Madras. Florence Auzetta Wart was born September 20, 1907 in Baker, Oregon to Louis and Florence Wart. As a youngster she moved with her family to Enterprise where she attended all of her school years, graduating from Enterprise High School in 1927. She married Lee Hulburd September 29, 1928 in Enterprise. They farmed in this area until moving to Madras in 1949. Mrs. Huburd was employed for many years by Jefferson County, first in the assessor’s office, and then served as the first secretary to the county court. She worked for three county judges during this time, until her retirement at the age of 55. Loving survivors include her husband, Lee, of Madras; three daughters, Mae Stein of Portland, Phyllis Kollen and Jean Green of Madras; eight grandchildren; John Stein and Donna Kollen of Portland, Aleta Melville of Enterprise, Jim and Norma Kollen, Mike, Tom and Patti Green, all of Madras, nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, W.L. Wart of San Diego and William J. Wart of Athena; and a host of friends. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Jefferson County Republican Women, Thea Rho...

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Steen, Eliza I. – Obituary

Wallowa County, Oregon Eliza I. Steen Dies At Hot Lake Eliza Izora Steen, who had lived in Wallowa County most of her life, passed away Sunday, April 7, 1974 at Hot lake following an illness of several months. She was the daughter of Henry and Angeline Zumwalt and was born Sept. 10, 1889 at Terrydale, near Madras. As a small child she came to Wallowa County with her family who homesteaded in the Zumwalt area. On Sept. 6, 1910 she was married at Imnaha to Thomas J. Williams who preceded her in death in 1960. In 1962 she was married to Bill Steen who also preceded her in death. Survivors include seven sons, Leonard Williams, Grass Valley, Calif., Earl Williams, La Grande, Merle Williams, Portland, Gail Williams, Union, Fred Williams, Wallowa, Lyle Williams, La Grande, and Hallie Williams, Ontario; two daughters, Nellie Doud, North Powder, and Jessie Hescock, Eugene; one sister, Josie Hays, Enterprise; One brother, Lynn (Shorty) Zumwalt, Winlock, Wash.; 30 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. One son, Chester Williams, preceded her in death in 1972. Memorial services were held yesterday (Wednesday) at 1:30 p.m. at the Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel in La Grande with the Rev. Paul. O. Jewell of the United Methodist Church officiating. Concluding services followed at 3:30 p.m. at the Bramlet Memorial Cemetery near Wallowa. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain April 11, 1974 Contributed by:...

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Suydam, Robert F. – Obituary

Dies in Madras Robert Francis Suydam, 41 of Madras, Ore., died there Sunday, Sept 3. He was an employee of the First National Bank and formerly lived in La Grande. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 8, at 2:00 p.m. in the Crippin and Daniels Funeral Chapel under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge. Rev. Clarence Kopp will officiate and burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in La Grande. Suydam was born in La Grande in 1926 and had lived here most of his lifetime. He married Beverley Bull in La Grande on Dec. 3, 1954. He served in the Korean War and was a member of the Episcopal Church and Mt. Mariah Lodge No. 35 of Condon, Ore. He is survived by the widow, Beverley Suydam of Madras, a son, Roger L.; a daughter, Sharon M., both of Madras; his mother, Mrs. Bernice Ansotegui of Boise, Ida.; a grandmother, Mrs. Frank Suydam of La Grande; and a sister, Barbara J. Parker of Joseph. The La Grande Observer, Sept 1967. Contributed by: Robert...

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Killingbeck, Fern E. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Fern E. Killingbeck, 94, died Aug. 21 at Richland Rehabilitation Center in Richland, Wash. A private family graveside service will be held at the Redmond Memorial Cemetery in Redmond. Mrs. Killingbeck was born July 8, 1912, at Madras to Thomas Jefferson and Etta Mora Parsley Fields. She lived in Longview, Wash., and The Dalles before moving to Redmond, where she graduated from high school. On Dec. 22, 1930, she married Clarence Herbert Killingbeck in Bend. She owned and cooked at her restaurant in Redmond for several years. In 1949 she moved to La Grande and operated the lunch counter at Pay Less Drug Store for many years. Mrs. Killingbeck won the Union County Wheat League cake baking contest several times. In 1994 she moved to Milton-Freewater, and in 1995 her husband died. She moved to Hermiston in 2003. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, crafts and cooking. Survivors include children, Thad Killingbeck of Boardman, Clareen Coblens of Milton-Freewater and Carolyn Gibbs of Redmond; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Glen, Ned and Thomas, and two sisters, Ona and Blanche, died earlier. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Aug. 26, 2006, Published: August 28,...

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Owens, Carolyn – Obituary

Union, Oregon Carolyn “Kay” Owens, 89, of Union died April 17 in Madras following a brief illness. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. today at the Union Cemetery. Loveland funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. She was born in Coos Bay to Cecil and Elizabeth (Cramer) Brown on May 18, 1917. She married Russell Kullman in Cherokee, Iowa, in 1937, and then C. H. “Slim” Coats in Antelope in 1942. Kay worked in retail sales and did drafting for the aircraft industry during World War II. She was an accomplished clothing buyer and retailer. She is survived by her son, Bill Kullman of Culver; two granddaughters; two grandsons; and two great-grandsons. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending April 21, 2007 Published: April 21,...

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Wilson, Raine Miller – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Raine (Will/Skeezix) Miller Wilson, 66, of The Dalles and formerly of La Grande, died June 4 at his home. A viewing and visitation will run from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 11 a.m. at Moiser Cemetery. Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Raine was born Dec. 9, 1941, the youngest of five children to Elmer Craige Wilson and Lorraine Elizabeth (Miller) Wilson in Klamath Falls. He grew up in Klamath Falls and Shelton, Wash. He graduated from Madras High School. After high school he attended college in Yakima. Raine married Jeanette Flowers on Aug. 5, 1967, and they later divorced. He served in the U.S. Army from May 1964 until May 1966 and was stationed in Germany for one year. He worked for the Soil Conservation Service as an engineering technician for 27 years until his retirement in 1994. He lived in La Grande for many years up until three years ago. Raine enjoyed hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors and spending time with friends and family. He is survived by his daughter, Kathy, and her husband, Doug Noyes, of Elgin; son, Shawn Wilson of La Grande; eight grandchildren; and his two sisters, Earleen of Clarksberg, Calif., and Letha of Odell. He was preceded in death by...

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Jensen, Charlotte Gail – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Charlotte Gail Jensen, 69, of Elgin, died July 30 at her home. At her request there will be no public services. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. Those who wish may sign the online guest book at www.danielsknopp.com. Charlotte was born Sept. 21, 1938, to Harold and Carol (Mattix) Pointer in Baker. After high school, she married Larry Jensen and they lived in Madras for many years and later in Utah. They returned to Oregon and he preceded her in death. Charlotte moved to Elgin to be near family. She was a member of the Elgin Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed making blankets for all her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her children, James Patrick of Elgin, Debbie Barney of Utah, Carol Patrick of Clovis, N.M., Gene Patrick of Madras, Bobby Balfur of Newport, Edward Balfur of Minnesota and Mert Balfur of Utah; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several siblings; and other relatives. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. The Observer – August 7,...

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Bean, Velva Moore – Obituary

Mrs. Velva Bean, 63, died Sunday [March 9, 1975] at her home at Haner Park on the Deschutes River near Wickiup Dam. She and her husband, Louis A. Bean, who survives, moved there eight years ago from Madras. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Madras Evergreen Chapel. Mrs. Bean was born March 2, 1912, at Bakersfield, Calif. She was a member and first president of the Mountain View Hospital Auxiliary in Madras. She and her husband were married March 8, 1946, in Reno, Nev. She is also survived by two sisters: Mrs. Thelma Graves, Madras, and Mrs. Barbara Brownell, Seattle, Wash. The Rev. D. L. Penhollow of the Powell Butte Christian Church will officiate at the rites. Vault interment at Deschutes Memorial Gardens will take place tomorrow at noon. The family suggests that friends who wish to make memorial gifts contribute to the Elks Eye Clinic in care of BPOE No. 1371, P.O. Box 549, Bend, Ore. 97701. Friends may call at the funeral home until 8 p.m. today. The Bend Bulletin, March 11, 1975 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bean, Louis Alexander – Obituary

Longtime Central Oregon resident Louis Alexander ‘Al’ Bean died Wednesday [June 15, 1988] at Central Oregon District Hospital in Redmond. He was 77. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Tabor’s Desert Hills Mortuary. A concluding service and vault interment will follow at Deschutes Memorial Gardens. Officers of the Redmond Elks Lodge will officiate. Mr. Bean was born in Eugene on Oct. 13, 1910, to Louis and Katherine (Patterson) Bean. He served in the Navy during World War II. After the war he worked as a farmer, then started an insurance agency in Madras. He retired in 1967 and moved with his wife Velva to Haner Park on the Deschutes River. Mrs. Bean preceded him in death in 1975. Mr. Bean made many charitable contributions in Madras and Jefferson County. He donated the lands upon which the Methodist Church and Mountain View Hospital were built. He supported the building of the library and donated many books. He established the North Unit Foundation which is engaged in developing public recreation for Jefferson County. He also supported the Jefferson County Scholarship Foundation which provides funds to medical personnel wishing to continue their education. Mr. Bean was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Redmond Elks Club and the Disabled American Veterans. He also served as justice of the peace and was a supporter...

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Hooper, Arthur W. – Obituary

Arthur W. Hooper, 70, Madras, a former longtime Richland resident, died Sunday, November 23, 1980, at the Mountain View Hospital in Madras. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Christian Church in Richland, with the Rev. Chester Stewart officiating. Interment will follow at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Mr. Hooper was born in Richland on October 31, 1910, to Gordon and Lura Hoover. He attended school in Richland and had been a member of the Christian Church in Richland since 1940. He farmed in the Richland area from 1937 to 1960. He then worked in construction in Oregon until his retirement in 1975 when he moved to Madras. He married M. Winifred Weir in Baker on June 9, 1937. Survivors include his wife, M. Winifred Hoover of Madras; Six daughters, Lucille Humphrey of Coburg, W. Jean Barkhurst of Puyallup, Wash., Darlene Hampton and Juanita DeBois, both of St. Helens, Catherin Barker and Ruth Lewis, both of Beaverton; a son, Harland of The Dalles, and 16 grandchildren. Baker Democrat Herald – – November 25,...

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Killingsworth, Dale B. – Obituary

Dale B. Killingsworth, 51, of Madras, died Jan. 5, 2005, as the result of a car accident on Highway 97. His memorial service will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Madras. He was born on Dec. 31, 1953, at Colfax, Wash., to Kenneth and Margorie Beckley Killingsworth. He married his wife, Mickey, on June 26, 1976, at Halfway. Dale attended grade school at Benge, Wash. He attended junior high at Corvallis and was a graduate of Wheeler High School. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in agriculture engineering and technology from Oregon State University at Corvallis. He and his wife moved to Madras in 1978 from the Tri-Cities. He was employed by Keith Manufacturing as a sawyer and welder. He was a member of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau as well as the Jefferson County Livestock Association. He had been a Jefferson County 4-H leader for 27 years. Survivors include his wife, Mickey of Madras; his mother, Margorie Killingsworth of Washington; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Carol Killingsworth of Spokane, Wash.; sisters and their husbands, Shirley and John McLean of Coulee City, Wash., Carol and Rick Killingsworth of Fall City, Wash., and Jeannie and Dan Gullett of Prineville; brothers-in-law, Andrew Greener of Halfway and Jack Greener of Fort Worth, Texas; mother-in-law, E.J. Greener of Halfway; nieces...

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Storm, Hazel Lightfoot Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Hazel L. Storm, 78, of Culver, a former Baker City resident, died May 26, 2004. Her graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Storm was born on Aug. 20, 1925, at Payette, Idaho, to Richard and Julia Nelson Lightfoot. She married her high school sweetheart, Joe Storm, on March 20, 1943, at Weiser, Idaho. She worked as a salesperson for Payless Drug Store. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Post 3048, in Baker City, serving as president in 1962-63. She enjoyed gardening, camping and reading. She was instrumental in collecting names for the creation of the Veterans Memorial monument in Baker City. Her husband, Joe, died in 1990. She also was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter. Survivors include her son, Charles Storm of Beaverton; her daughter, Shirley Storm-Hileman of Crooked River Ranch; and a brother, Martin Lightfoot of Pendleton. The Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 4, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Jefferson County, Oregon Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Jefferson County ORGenWeb Project Antelope Cemetery(Wasco Co) Old Antelope Cemetery First German M.E. Church Cemetery Grey Butte Cemetery Grizzly Cemetery Hale IOOF Cemetery Hay Creek Cemetery Kampfer Cemetery Maupin Cemetery Milo Gard Cemetery Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park Round Butte Cemetery Tenino Cemetery Woods Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Jefferson County USGenWeb Archives Hay Creek Cemetery Cemeteries Hosted at Jefferson County Oregon Political Graveyard Cemeteries Hosted at Oregon Pioneer Cemeteries Grey Butte Cemetery        ...

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Nordmark, The Rev. Hans – Obituary

The Rev. Hans Nordmark, 78, of Madras, died May 28, 2006, at a Bend hospital as a result of cancer. His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Redmond. Pastor Nordmark was well- known to members of First Lutheran Church in Baker City where he served as interim pastor for a period of time on two separate occasions. All who knew him loved him for his caring concern for each individual and his sincere devotion to his Lord and the church. Survivors include his wife, Kathy, of Madras; and his son, Chris, of Portland. Memorial contributions may be made to the ELCA World Hunger Appeal, Box 71764, Chicago, IL, 60694-1764 or the American Cancer Society. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 2, 2006 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Ireland, Mary Annis Dobkins Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Mary Annis Ireland, 78, of Baker City, died Nov. 11, 2000, at Good Samaritan Hospital at Portland. Interment was in Redmond. At Mrs. Ireland’s request, there was no service. She was born Dec. 1, 1921, at Grandview to Oscar Floyd and Lova May Coburn Dobkins. She was raised in Central Oregon. In 1957, she moved to California and lived there until moving to Baker City in 1984. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jess Ireland; a brother, Perle Dobkins; a daughter, Dixie Lee Schuldt; and son-in-law, James Ray Schuldt. Survivors include a sister, June Telfer of Prineville; son-in-law, James R. Griffin of Baker City; daughter and son-in-law, Von and Sid Luebberke of Baker City; a son, Richard Ireland of Prineville; daughter-in-law, Donna Ireland of LaPine; daughter, Irene Schumacher of Santa Rosa, Calif.; a son, Jessie Ireland of Santa Rosa, Calif.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and many nieces and nephews. Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 24, 2000 Transcribed by: Belva...

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