Location: Lebanon Oregon

McCully, Fred F. – Obituary

Fred Fletcher McCully, father of Kermit McCully, of La Grande, died in a La Grande hospital Friday. Funeral services were held Monday in the Wallowa Methodist church with interment in the Prairie Creek cemetery at Joseph. He was born at Lebanon, October 8, 1870, and when about ten years of age, his parents came to Wallowa county where he grew to manhood. Joseph was the home of the deceased for a long time and he was cashier of the bank there; later he moved to Wallowa where he was active in community affairs and where he was city recorder at the time of his death. Besides his son here, he leaves his widow, Margaret McCully, of Wallowa. There is also one grandson Jerry McCully. Eastern Oregon Review. December of 1945 or January 1946. Contributed by: Holly...

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Twaddell, James Eber – Obituary

James Eber Twaddell, 96, died Monday at his home 337 SE 79th Avenue. Mr. Twaddell was born in Mercer County, Missouri, March 15, 1853. When he was 12 his parents brought him over the Oregon Trail to Union County. In 1876 he moved to Linn County near Lebanon and there, on May 10, 1878 he married Maria Hare. The family moved to Portland in 1904 when Mr. Twaddell built the house in Montavilla where he lived thereafter. Mrs. Twaddell died in 1940. Surviving are one son Ivan, in Portland; two nephews, George and Stephen Allingham in Portland, and a niece Mrs. Ella Meyer in Clarkston, Wash. Funeral service will be at 2pm Wednesday in Gable’s Sunrise chapel. Vault interment will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Contributed by: Tami Sherrill Note: Obituary, Sept 1949, for James E. Twaddell, son of John and Adaline (Scott)...

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Collins, Debrah Rae – Obituary

Debrah Rae Collins, 50, died at her home in Enterprise on Dec. 20, 2004. She was born Nov. 2, 1954 in Lebanon to Ray Albert Davenport and Dorothy Louise (Ruggles) Davenport. Debrah worked as a kitchen helper at the hospital. She is survived by her sister, Patricia Davenport, niece Melissa Jarrad, and her great niece Josie Jarrad, and her great nephew Damien Jarrad. At her request there will be no service. Donations may be made in her name to a charity of your choice. Wallowa County Chieftain – Thursday, December 30,...

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Yeske, Donald A. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Donald A. Yeske, 77, of Lebanon and formerly of La Grande, died June 29 at Salem Hospital. A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the family home, 38811 Collins Lane, Lebanon. Mr. Yeske was born Aug. 17, 1928, to Herman E. and Frieda V. Zweifel Yeske in La Grande. He graduated from La Grande High School and served in the Army Air forces during World War II, then served 32 years in the reserves. On April 22, 1949, he married Lois Johnston in La Grande. He attended the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Calif., and worked in as a quality control inspector in aerospace and later for the Army Depot. He retired in 1990. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and being with his friends. Survivors include his wife of Lebanon; two sons and their wives, Mark and Colleen Yeske and Cory and Vicki Yeske; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son, Alan Yeske, and a grandson, Derrick Yeske, both died earlier. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon 97355. Condolences can be made online at www.hustonjost.com . The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending July 8, 2006, Published: July 10,...

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Crawford, Clarence H. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Clarence H. Crawford Clarence H. Crawford, 78, of La Grande and formerly of Elgin, died Tuesday at Grande Ronde Hospital. A funeral service at 10 a.m. Saturday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, followed by a graveside service at Grandview Cemetery. Mr. Crawford was born July 4, 1928, near Gotham, Ark, where he grew up. Later in life he worked with handicapped children for the State of California. After retirement, he moved to Oregon and ranched near Lebanon and Prineville, then moved to Eastern Oregon. Clarence loved the outdoors. He felt he was a caretaker, a protector of the land and forests. He and his wife spent summers camping, four-wheeling and enjoying nature. He has always been active in church, most recently attending the Christian Church in Elgin. Survivors include his wife, June, of La Grande; stepchildren, Susan Gerry of Pocatello, Idaho, and Rick Gerry and family of Cove and surrounding areas; and a favorite niece, Lela Duvall of Yelma, Wash. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society Research, in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande. The Observer, La Grande, Oregon – Obituaries for the week ending Oct.. 28, 2006, Published: October 30,...

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Jewell, Marie Mildred Bilyeu – Obituary

A funeral for Marie Mildred Jewell will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Skyline Funeral Home. Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Jewell died of pneumonia Saturday in a Portland hospital. She was 66. Born Dec. 30, 1925 in Silverton, she was raised and attended school in Lebanon. Her maiden name was Bilyeu. She married Ray Evan Jewell on June 20, 1943. Mrs. Jewell worked for the Milwaukee Box Factory for several years and was employed at a gift shop at Union Station for about five years until 1970. She then operated the utility pay station at the Portland Saw Works in Oak Grove until her retirement in June. Her husband died on Aug. 21. Survivors include a son, Ray R. of Walla Walla; daughter, Rose Marie Gothard of Milwaukee; sister, Ruth Ellson of Pasco, Wash.; brother, William Bilyeu of Tacoma; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. The Oregonian, September 1, 1992 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Kinzer, John Wesley – Obituary

John Wesley Kinzer, 79, lifelong resident of Linn county, died at a Lebanon nursing home Monday evening [November 14, 1955]. He was born at Crabtree on April 10, 1876, and married Rose Jane Bilyeu in 1900. Mr. Kinzer was a retired farmer. Surviving are a son, Lyle C. Kinzer of Lyons, a daughter Mrs. Reta Beebe of Eugene; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Fortmiller-Fredricksen Funeral Home in Albany Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Ryan, minister of the first Baptist church of Albany officiating. Concluding services will take place in Franklin Butte cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bilyeu, Edward C. – Obituary

A former city councilman and owner of an insurance firm here, Edward C. Bilyeu, 62, 321 Tangent St., died of a heart attack Monday at Lebanon Community Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lebanon First Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Garland Rogers and the Rev. H. D. Robeson will officiate. Burial follows at the IOOF Cemetery. Jost Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made in his memory to the First Assembly of God Church or Gideon Memorial Bibles and left at the funeral home. Bilyeu was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the City Council in August 1959 and served until December 1967. He was born Lebanon April 3, 1916. He graduated from high school in Silverton and returned here in 1936. He was employed by the Lebanon Plywood Mill until starting his own insurance business in 1942. At the time of his death, he was the owner of Bilyeu-Miller Insurance. The company also has an office in Eugene. He had been a member of the Lebanon City Council for seven and one-half years serving as chairman of the police committee; was named Man of the Year in 1970; had been on the Lebanon Hospital Board since its inception in 1950; was a member of the Gideon International; and Lebanon First Assembly of God Church of which he was secretary-treasurer...

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Hansard, Sarepta – Obituary

Mrs. Sarepta M. Hansard, a resident of Lebanon for the past 43 years, died following a long illness at her home on East Grant Street, June 18, 1931 at the age of 75 years, 2 months and 26 days. She was the daughter of Francis and Jemima DeVaney and was born in Cass County, Missouri, March 23, 1856. She crossed the plains in 1864 with her parents who spent a year in Idaho, coming to Oregon and locating at Jefferson in 1865. She was united in marriage with John Bilyeu in 1871. Five children were born to their union. Following Mr. Bilyeu’s death she was married to G. B. Hansard in 1887, and in 1888 they moved to Lebanon where they have since lived. Two children were born to this marriage. Mrs. Hansard was a member of the Pearl Rebecca Lodge. She was a good neighbor and made many sacrifices for those who were ill or needy. Surviving relatives are her widower, G. B. Hansard, two sons, W. H. Bilyeu of Hollywood, Cal., Jesse B. Hansard of Zillah, Washington; one daughter, Mrs. F. E. Seehale of Jefferson; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Bilyeu of Albany and Mrs. S. P. Hansard of Big Sandy, Mont., five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. There was an unusually large attendance at the funeral services conducted by Rev. E. B. Corey at the Presbyterian Church,...

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Burkhart, Raymond Sanderson – Obituary

Mr. R. S. Burkhart departed this life on last Sunday, the 28th of October. He was one of the pioneer settlers of this county. He crossed the plains in 1846 and in the fall of that year took up his donation land claim four miles of this place. He was born in East Tennessee in 1817. He raised a large family, all of whom are honored and respected citizens of this county. Mr. Burkhart was noted for his industrious and temperate habits, for his integrity and fair dealing and by economy and good management he succeeded in accumulating a fine estate and providing well for his family. He was a true friend, a kind and hospitable neighbor, willing always ready to lend a helping hand to the needy. With an unfaltering trust in his redeemer, he was a member of the M. E. Church South and died in peace. The funeral services were held in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Monday afternoon, and were conducted by Elder Craig. One by one the Grand Old men are crossing over. One by one the summons comes to us all. Lebanon Express, November 2, 1888 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Burkhart, Mary Scott – Obituary

Mary Scott Burkhart was born near St. Clairsville, Ohio, August 16, 1834, and died, at her home near Lebanon, on Sunday, April 4, 1897, aged 62 years, 7 months and 18 days. At an early age she removed with her parents to Iowa, where she lived until her marriage with R. S. Burkhart, which occurred in 1864. Soon after this she came with her husband to Oregon, and located near Spicer, in this county, where she resided for 12 years, and then removed to the place now occupied by the family, at the foot of Peterson’s Butte, where she has resided continuously for more than 23 years, having been a citizen of this community for 35 years. As a friend and neighbor, she was universally respected and beloved. “She was a true, noble, good woman,” was the verdict of her neighbors. She was of a quiet, gentle disposition; rather reserved in manner, but generous, sympathetic and hospitable. She was fond of home and its attractions, and tenderly attached to her family. Her influence as a Christian mother is felt in the community, and is a precious legacy to her children. She was a true and faithful friend, a kind neighbor, and firm and steadfast in her religious life and character. For the last four months she contended with the disease which resulted in her death. At times she was...

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Burkhart, Jonathan Wassom – Obituary

The funeral of Jonathan Burkhart, 75, who was born four miles from Lebanon in 1851, was held in the Presbyterian Church Thursday afternoon. Rev. W. E. Baskerville, pastor, preached the sermon and members of the choir sang. The services at the cemetery were conducted by the Masons of which order Mr. Burkhart had been a member for more than 50 years. D. P. Mason, of Albany led the services and J. K. Weatherford, also of Albany, in a short address gave a eulogy of his friend. There was a large attendance. Mr. Burkhart is survived by his widow and three daughters. [Died December 14, 1926] Albany Democrat Herald, December 18, 1926 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bilyeu, Vera Coon – Obituary

Vera L. Bilyeu, 66, of Lebanon, died Saturday [May 20, 1989] at Lebanon Community Hospital. She was born Vera Coon on Sept. 18, 1922 in Pleasant Green, Utah. She married Raymond M. Bilyeu in 1944 in San Diego, Calif., and they moved to Lebanon in 1960. He died Aug. 17, 1979. Mrs. Bilyeu was a member of the Lebanon Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She also belonged to the Sweet Adelines of Lebanon, and enjoyed oil painting and sewing. Surviving are sons Kelly of Lebanon and Mike of Spokane, Wash. and daughter Connie Bracy of Anchorage, Alaska. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Franklin Butte Cemetery in Scio, with Virgil Hodges officiating. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Huston Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, 97355. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bilyeu, Sarah Elizabeth Gatts – Obituary

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Bilyeu, 77, of 330 Isabella Street, passed away at the Lebanon Hospital Monday evening [March 17, 1952]. Daughter of Mary and William Gatts, pioneer settlers in this area, she was born at their farm near Peterson Butte on July 13, 1874. With the exception of two years spent in Raymond, Wash., she was a lifelong resident of Lebanon and Lacomb. After her marriage to Joseph Lane Bilyeu in Lebanon, they lived in Lacomb and 30 years ago moved to Lebanon. Mr. Bilyeu died in 1943. Survivors are two sons, Amos Bilyeu, Lebanon, Ralph Bilyeu, Gates; daughters, Mrs. Beva Foster, Portland and Mrs. Britta Ludtke, Lebanon; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Vernon Gatts, Aberdeen and Hubert Gatts, Salem, and two sisters, Mr. Leona Bilderback, Corvallis and Mrs. Cora Braggs, Salem. Funeral services were held at the Huston Funeral Home in Lebanon, Thursday at 1:30 p.m., with Mrs. Lena Somers, pastor of the Church of God officiating. Interment was in the Lacomb Cemetery. Lebanon Express, March 21, 1952 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bilyeu, Laura Edith Lee – Obituary

Bilyeu, Laura Edith Lee Linn Co., OR Funeral services for Laura Bilyeu, 91, of 350 S. Eighth St., who died Sunday [July 25, 1976] at Lebanon Community Hospital after a long illness, were held today at Scio Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gerald Manley officiating. Burial followed at Franklin Butte Cemetery. Fisher Funeral Home of Albany was in charge of the arrangements. She was born June 7, 1885 in St. Charles, Iowa and had lived most of her life in Scio. She married Edie Bilyeu on Aug. 25, 1906 in Albany. He died in 1962. Survivors include a son, Raymond M. of Lebanon; a brother, Jim Lee of Florence; and three grandchildren. Lebanon Express, July 29, 1976 Contributed by: Shelli...

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