Location: Kennewick Washington

Childers, Howard – Obituary

Howard Childers Dies At Kennewick Howard Boone Childers, a native of Lostine and son of the late B. F. and Maude Childers, passed away at his home in Kennewick, Wash., on Monday, May 8, 1967. Funeral services were held yesterday (Wednesday) at 10:30 a.m. at the Desert Memorial Chapel in Kennewick. He was a retired forest service employee, and at one time worked for the Walla Walla ranger district of the Umatilla National Forest and resided in College Place. He is survived by a son, Howard J., assistant superintendent of schools in Kennewick, a daughter, Mrs. Gay Tracy of Hermiston, and four sisters, Mrs. Uley (Georgia) McGinnis of Enterprise, Mrs. Maurice Dimmick of Pendleton, Mrs. Norma Wood, of California, and Ruth, address unknown. There are also ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. A sister, Mrs. Pauline Cruzan, of Portland, passed away a few years ago. Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, Thursday, May 11, 1967, Page 4 (unnumbered) Submitted by: Tom...

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Kimble, Lawrence W. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Lawrence W.Kimble was born at Benton, Pa, June 16, 1871. Died in Enterprise, Sunday, October 6th, 1918. When Lawrence was five years of age his parents and family moved to Springfield, Illinois where they remained seven years, then moving to Minnesota. They returned to the old home in Pennsylvania where they now reside. Lawrence remained in the central west except for two years spent at the old home in Pennsylvania just before coming to the far west. He first moved to Kennewick, Wash., in 1911 and to Enterprise in the fall of 1912 when he became manager of the Enterprise M & M flour mills. He was married January 21, 1893 to Amelia Lehman in Minnesota. His wife and three children, Mrs. Ethel Hamilton, Fern and Clarence Kimble, all of Enterprise, survive him. A brother, C.L. Kimble, lives in Spokane and the aged parents in Benton, Pa. The death of Mr. Kimble was a great shock to his many friends in this city and surrounding country. He had been stricken less than a week. Mr. Kimble was an active member of the M.E. church in this city and a valued member of the I.O.O.F lodge of this city. The funeral was largely attended and the funeral services at the M.E. church were conducted by Rev. Sibley. The Odd Fellows had charge at the cemetery. The...

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Daniels, Montie Creigh – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Daniels Services Held Montie Creigh Daniels Passed away Tuesday Morning, March 21, 1972 in a nursing home in Kennewick. He had been in failing health for sometime and was a residents of a Kennewick nursing home. Montie Creigh Daniels was born March 24, 1883 at Beckley, West Va., son of Governor and Nancy Daniels, and he came to Wallowa County as a young man. On Oct. 27, 1904 he and Martha Ann Anderson were married at Wallowa. He was a retired rancher and was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Daniels are survived by two sons, Virgil E. of Portland and George P. (Lary) of Kennewick; one daughter, Virginia Schmidt of Coos bay; and 15 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. Mr. Daniels leaves three sisters, Mrs. Jim (Cleidi) Leonard of Coquille, Mrs. Pearl Lloyd of Portland, and Mrs. Myrtle Brandon of Enterprise. Memorial services were held yesterday (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel with Rev. Gertrude Sorlien, Pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. Wanda Sorweide was organist and Clifford Collingsworth was soloist and sang “When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder” and “Nearer My God To Thee”. Casket bearers at each funeral were: Howard Scriber, Raymond Southwick, Rayford Guillory, Jack Coleman, Roy Southwick, and Jack Schwendemann, and internment was in the Wallowa Cemetery. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, March 23, 1972 Contributed by: Sue...

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Lockwood, Barbara – Obituary

Barbara V. Lockwood, a resident of Redmond, died March 25, 2007, of heart failure. She was 63. Ms. Lockwood was born March 5, 1944, in Enterprise to Alonzo A. and Versie Puderbaugh Lockwood. She attended school in Joseph through her junior year when the family moved to Kennewick, Wash. She graduated high school there in 1962. Ms. Lockwood worked for Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing in Bend. She enjoyed travel and hunting and was an avid gardener. She was a member of the Oregon Hunters Association, the NRA, and a life member of the American Veterans Post 13 Auxiliary in Sweet Home. Ms. Lockwood is survived by her life companion Delvan Deardorff; daughter Mary Christie; grandson Elvis Lockwood of Stanfield; brother Layton Lockwood of Irrigon and a favorite cousin Jacque Hobwood of Springfield. Her parents preceded her in death. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on June 2 at Prairie Creek Cemetery in Joseph. Wallowa County Chieftain, May 31, 2007 Transcribed by: Dixie...

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Cochran, Clifford Henry – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Clifford Henry Cochran, 94, of Tri-cities and formerly of La Grande died Feb. 25 at a care center. At his request there will be no funeral. Mr. Cochran was born Jan. 27, 1912, to Walter M. and Blanche Barnes Cochran in Enterprise. He graduated from La Grande High School where he played football and baseball. In 1934 he married Helen Conkey in Walla Walla. They lived in Klamath Falls and in La Grande, where he worked for the Mt. Emily Lumber Co. He retired after more than 40 years. He coached the fast-pitch softball team and a basketball team. He was instrumental in getting a semi-professional baseball team in La Grande, the Raiders. The couple moved to Kennewick in 1997. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, watching sports, traveling to Jackpot, Nev., gambling, working jigsaw puzzles and reading Westerns. Survivors include children and their spouses, Jack and Janet Cochran of Pasco, and Carole and Mac Sawyer of Lake Oswego; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His wife and three brothers, Harold, Otto and Clayton Cochran, all died earlier. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society or Hospice of Kennewick. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 11, 2006 – Published: March 13,...

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Cronin, Ruth Eleanor – Obituary

Ruth Eleanor Daniels Cronin died Sept. 18, 2005, at the hospice in Kennewick, Wash. She was 98 years old. Mrs. Cronin was born Dec. 2, 1906 in Raton, New Mexico Territory to William A. Daniels and Caroline Gellermann Daniels. She attended high school in Enterprise. In 1926 she married Walter Cronin of Enterprise and moved to Clarkston, Wash., where they lived for over 50 years. She worked as a sales clerk for many years and took courses at the Lewiston State Normal School. She enjoyed gardening and propagating new varieties of Iris. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Billie Jeanne, and her sisters Ethel Cromwell, Frances Wilson and Georgia Powell. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Margaret and Harry Moore of Pasco, Wash., grandchildren Hank Moore of Seattle, Wash., Richard Moore of Kennewick, Wash., Shannon Higgins of Kennewick, Wash., Tom Moore and wife Kathy of Pasco, Wash. and Ruthi Berglund and husband Flint of Pasco, Wash., great-grandchildren Jorgi Martin and husband Tim of Spokane, Wash., Dawn Beaudreau and husband Frank of Beaverton, Dr. Chance Moore and wife Lynette of Mesa, Ariz., Jade Higgins of Kennewick, Wash., Crystal Bumgarner of Kennewick, Wash., Tyson Bumgarner, currently in Iraq, Tanner and McIntyre Berglund of Pasco, Wash., great-great grandchildren Anastasia, Mariah and Kelby Martin of Spokane, Wash., Jake Beaudreau of Beaverton, Hayden Moore of Mesa, Ariz., and...

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Hoskins, Jerome – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Jerome “Jerry” Hoskins, 78, of La Grande died Jan. 10 Services are planned 1 p.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in La Grande. Viewing will be on Sunday from 4 until 6 p.m. and again Monday from 9 until 11 a.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Mr. Hoskins was born Aug. 21, 1928, to Omar K. and Essie C. Hoskins at Havre, Mont. Mr. Hoskins attended grade school at Havre; Mobridge, S.D.; Baker City and Lewiston, Idaho. He attended junior high in Clarkston, Wash., and senior high at Yakima. While in high school Mr. Hoskins earned the Eagle Scout award and was voted outstanding athlete in his senior year, 1946. He attended Washington State College for two years and was affiliated with the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Mr. Hoskins married the love of his life, Elizabeth June (Bette) Holmes Dec, 31, 1949, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Yakima. He worked for a railroad, entered into a family ranch operation, later was employed by a Kennewick phone company as a lineman and a foreman, and then moved to Libby, Mont., to rebuilt the phone facilities in preparation of the Libby Day. Mr. Hoskins was promoted to field engineer with GTE and moved to Moscow, Idaho in 1964. Jerry later transferred with GTE to La Grande as a senior outside plant engineer where he retired...

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Hornig, Blanche L. – Obituary

Union, Oregon Blanche L. Hornig, 85, of Salem and formerly of Union died June 1. A memorial service will begin 1 p.m. June 20 at Morningside United Methodist Church in Salem. Blanche was born in Ithaca Township, Wis., to Leslie and Libby Holeton on Sept. 28, 1921. She lived in Minnesota and Kennewick. She married Thomas Hornig in 1949, and they lived in Union, Eugene and Salem. In the ’70s, Blanche was executive secretary for the Salem League of Women Voters. She was proud to be a part of the Friday clan, and an honorary Cherry. Survivors include her husband, Tom; daughters and their spouses, Susan and Steve Hruza of McMinnville and Mary Hornig and Chris Mini of Eugene; son, Pat of San Jose, Calif.; grandson, Andrew of McMinnville; son-in-law, Craig Cherry of Eugene; sister, Marie Duncan of Kennewick; brothers, Leroy Friday of Kennewick and Clifford Friday of Moses Lake, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews. La Grande Observer – Obituaries For The Week Ending June 16, 2007 Published: June 16, 2007 Transcribed by Dixie...

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Duckworth, Virginia Brock – Obituary

Virginia Brock Duckworth, 87, of Kennewick and formerly of La Grande died Aug. 28. A graveside service will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 at Riverview Heights Cemetery in Kennewick. Mrs. Duckworth was born May 7, 1918, to Wilbur F. and Cora Brock in Portland. She graduated from La Grande High School, and then from Emanuel School of Nursing and Hastings Business College, both in Portland. She worked as a nurse and a medical claims investigator for Blue Cross. She served in the Army Nurse Corps in World War II in the Philippines, and later as a medical secretary and stenographer at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Pasco. She married Richard Scheideman, who was killed in Africa during World War II. A brief marriage and divorce from Earl Clement preceded her 38-year marriage to John Duckworth, who died in 1992. She enjoyed her family, friends, and working with animals, especially farm animals. She was an avid horsewoman with a Dr. Doolittle-like ability to talk to the animals. Survivors include nieces and nephews and other relatives. A sister, Roberta Brock Smith, died earlier. The Observer, Obituaries for the week ending Sept. 3, 2005 – Published: September 2, 2005 Sumbitted by Dixie...

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Beck, Joyce Kennedy – Obituary

Joyce Kennedy Beck, 63, of Kennewick and formerly of Elgin, died March 17 in Yuma, Ariz., in an ATV accident. A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Building 4 of the Benton-Franklin County Fairgrounds just off East 10th Avenue in Kennewick. Joyce was born June 1, 1944, to William and Mildred Kennedy in Portland. She grew up in Elgin and graduated from Elgin High School in 1962. She was married in January 1964 to Bill J. Beck of Hermiston. The couple moved to the Tri-Cities in 1969 where she worked for Ice Harbor Dam and the Social Security Administration as an administrative specialist. Her husband of 40 years, Bill, died in 2004. Those who knew her say Joyce enjoyed life and participated in the Benton/Franklin County Fair Board Association, Red Hat Society and Cosmos Singles Group. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Joyce is survived by her sons, Kent and Steve of Kennewick; two grandchildren of Kennewick; aunt, Mina Burnett of Springfield; sister, Barbara Prince of Kamiah, Idaho; brothers, Dick Kennedy of Pendleton and David Kennedy and Rex Kennedy, both of Elgin; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 22, 2008 Submitted by Dixie...

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Hutson, Carol Anne – Obituary

Carol Anne (Smith) Hutson, 63, of Kennewick and formerly of La Grande, died May 9 after a long illness. A private memorial service was held earlier in the month at Hillcrest Memorial Center in Kennewick. Carol was born Aug. 20, 1944, to Sherman Elton Smith and Josephine Amanda Thorpe in McMinnville. She married Richard Hutson. They later divorced. A retired library custodian and homemaker, Carol enjoyed rock hunting and arts and crafts projects. She lived in La Grande for 10 years, Lincoln City, Netarts, Tillamook and Salem and spent the last four years in Kennewick. She is survived by her sisters and their families, Lynn Dixon of La Grande and Janet Jones of Gresham; brothers, David and Dennis Smith of La Grande and Daryl Shimanek of Salem; daughters, Melinda and her husband, Lonnie Rouse of Kennewick and Angie and her husband, Kenyn Cumpston of Ridgefield, Wash.; son, Thomas Hutson of Salem; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Leah Williams. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. La Grande Observer – May 29,...

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Ransom, Paul E. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Paul E. Ransom, 83, of La Grande and formerly of Milton-Freewater, died Aug. 8 at Rose Cottage, an adult care center, in Kennewick. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla. Pastor Roger Holden will officiate. A reception will follow at the funeral home. Paul was born Sept. 30, 1924, to Ernest and Lou Hahn Ransom in Walla Walla. He attended elementary school on Government Mountain then the Forks School on the Walla Walla River. He started high school in Prescott, Wash. His family then moved to Elma, Wash., where he graduated from high school in 1941. He and Merle Chapman married in Elma, and they had two children, Jerry and Linda. He was married to Helen Crouse in Ellensburg, Wash., and they had four children: Calvin, Paula, Ernie and Kimberli. He later married Carol Cunningham in Nyssa. A farmer and cattle rancher, he raised purebred Charolais in Milton-Freewater and both Charolais and commercial cattle in Richland. He enjoyed horseback riding, hunting and pack horse trips into the Eagle Cap Wilderness and Hells Canyon. He was privileged to travel with his church on mission trips to Africa, Guatemala, the Samoan Islands and the Philippines. He was an ardent supporter of 4-H and FFA and was a recipient of the Oregon State Honorary Chapter Farmer and...

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Fields, Elizabeth’s – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Formerly of La Grande Elizabeth Fields, 93, formerly of La Grande, died Oct. 18 at a care center in Kennewick. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – October 19, 2009 _________________________________ Elizabeth Fields Formerly of La Grande 1916-2009 Elizabeth Ann Fields, 93, a former longtime resident of Pilot Rock and later of La Grande, died Oct. 18 in Kennewick. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center is in charge of the arrangements. She was born Aug. 3, 1916, in Pilot Rock, the eighth of nine children born to Samuel Monroe and Flora Anna Albaugh Galbreath. She grew up near California Gulch along East Birch Creek south of Pilot Rock before attending La Grande High School. She and Ilo Fields were married Oct. 30, 1936, in Walla Walla. They lived in La Grande for the next 31 years where they owned and operated one of the first chainsaw shops in the Grande Ronde Valley. Later they added motorcycle sales and repairs to the business. Those who knew the couple say both were excellent skeet sharpshooters with Ilo winning one or two state championships. “We survived many a winter on those turkeys and hams (won at the competitions),” she liked to say. Both enjoyed the outdoors and made numerous excursions into the surrounding wilderness to fish and hunt, taking...

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Thomas, Leemon C. – Obituary

Services for Leemon Curtis Thomas, 64, Kennewick, Washington, a former resident of Halfway, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday July 8, at the Chapel of the Falls in Kennewick. Interment followed at the Desert Lawn Cemetery in Kennewick, under the direction of the Mueller Funeral Home. Mr. Thomas was born May 3, 1903 in Kentucky, the son of William and Ida M. White Thomas. He was married to his wife, Enid L. Thomas in Weiser on February 24, 1923. He lived in Halfway for many years until moving to Kennewick in 1943. He was doing assessment work at his mining claims on the North Fork of the John Day Fiver at the time of his death, Wednesday morning, July5, 1967. He is survived by his wife Enid; one son Leemon Dale Thomas, Sr. of Richland, Wa.; one daughter Lenora Sandvig of Kennewick; three brothers D.H. Thomas, Claude Thomas, and Steubon Thomas; four sisters Thelma Pease, Unice Joy, Lera Robert, and Ruby Miller. He was a member of the Modern Woodsman of America. Arrangements in Baker were entrusted to West & Co. Memorial Chapel. The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, July 20, 1967, page 8 Contributed by: Belva...

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Dickey, Delano Arthur – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Delano Arthur Dickey, 69, of Baker City died at his home on Sept. 1, 2004. At his request, there will be no funeral. A family celebration of his life will be scheduled later. Del, as his family, friends and co-workers knew him, was born at Merced, Calif., on March 6, 1935, to Ephraim and Agnes Dickey. He moved to Kennewick, Wash., at an early age and attended school there, graduating from Kennewick High School. He attended Columbia Basin College prior to entering the U.S. Air Force for four years. He served overseas for a year and a half. After his discharge from the Air Force in 1962, he worked at theHanford area before accepting a position with the General Services Administration at the Enterprise Federal Building in 1963. He transferred to the Baker Federal Building in 1969 and remained there until he retired in 1995. After retiring, he went into the refrigeration business for himself. He had to discontinue the business three years later because of declining health. Del’s passion was to become a pilot. He took his flight training at Enterprise while working there. It was during his solo flights over Baker City that he fell in love with the area. Del loved to fish, hunt, snow ski and ice skate. He was an accomplished pool player and bowler. He was a past member of...

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