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Wilks, Aaron Evener – Obituary

Wallowa, Oregon Aaron Wilks 67, Logger, Born At Forest Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Aaron Evener Wilks, 67, a logger and Wallowa resident, died at his home Thursday. The cause of death was unavailable. He was born June 7, 1920, at Forest, Idaho, a pioneer town about five miles south of Winchester, to Bill and Winifred Weller Wilks. Wilks married Wilma Poulmsky Sept. 19, 1940, at Clarkston. She survives him at their home at Wallowa. Wilks had been a logger in the Wallowa area for several years. Other survivors include two sons, Melvin E. Wilks of Mosco and Elvin L. Wilks of Flora, Ore.; two daughters, Sharon Wulf of Meeteetse, Wyo., and Beverly J. Stitzel of Brookings, Ore.; six sisters, Mildred Bacon, Dori Marsh and Shirley Goffinet, all of Lewiston, Winifred Seabolt and Thelma Yeoman, both of Clarkston, and Hilma Warmington of Corvallis, Ore.; two brothers, Jay B. Wilks of Lostine, Ore., and Ivan Wilks of Emida, Idaho; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Two brothers...

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Wagner, Della – Obituary

Della Wagner Dies At Hospital Della C. Wagner, 82, resident of 1306 Fifth St., and a retired business woman, died at a local hospital Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dempsey’s Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Keith Mills officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview cemetery. Born at Summerville July 28, 1878, Mrs. Wagner had resided in La Grande for 24 years. She was a member of the Methodist church, the Eastern Star and was past president of the Rebekah Assembly of Idaho. Mrs. Wagner and her husband operated a general store and ran the post office at Gifford, Ida., in 1918, selling the store in 1930. She moved to Craigmont, Ida., following the death of her husband where she operated a woman’s dress shop and children’s clothing store. She also owned a grocery store and lunch counter at Fourth and Depot Streets at one time. Survivors include a sister, Olive Childers, La Grande, and a niece in California. Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, November 21, 1960 Page 5 Contributed by: Tom Childers Portland,...

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Fray, Rose Anne Deering Kernan – Obituary

Mrs. Rose Fray, 86, who first came to Idaho in 1902 when her husband homesteaded at Slickpoo, died last night [May 31, 1927] at 9 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martha Moore, 422 Sixth Street. Death was attributed to infirmities. Mrs. Fray was a native of Kentucky, born September 12, 1859. The family came west from Little Falls, Minn. Her first husband, James Kernan, died in 1928, and she remarried W. Fray who died several years ago. The family lived at Slickpoo until 1915 then moved to Lewiston and later Mrs. Fray made her home in Clarkston. She returned here a year ago. Mrs. Fray was a communicant of the Catholic Church and a member of the Altar Society of St. Stanislaus Parish. The following children survive: Mrs. Moore, Ray Kernan, Earl Kernan, all of Lewiston; Mrs. Grace Kennedy, Lapwai; Mrs. Herbert Hollingsworth, Long Beach, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body is at Vassay-Rawls Chapel with funeral arrangements pending. Lewiston Morning Tribune, January 20, 1946 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Koplin, Ruth L. Schubert Mrs. – Obituary

Bridgeport, Oregon Ruth L. Koplin, 74, of Oreana, Idaho, a former longtime Bridgeport resident, died Aug. 12, 2004, at home with her family at her side. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Nyssa’s Lienkaemper Chapel in Nyssa. Burial will be at Hilltop Memorial Cemetery in Nyssa. Visitations will be until 8 o’clock tonight at Nyssa’s Lienkaemper Chapel. Ruth was born on March 26, 1929, at Winchester, Idaho, the daughter of Otto Schubert and Edith Zimmeyer Schubert. She married Donald Koplin on July 3, 1946, and became a homemaker. She worked right alongside her husband and never considered herself too good to help him with ranch work. They ranched at Bridgeport for more than 20 years. Ruth and Donald had been married 58 years. Ruth enjoyed making handmade quilts and selling them at local bazaars. Because of her excellent craftsmanship, people would come by the house just to buy a quilt. She also loved to can the fruits and vegetables she raised in her garden. Ruth was always willing to help a neighbor, family and friend. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Ruth leaves behind her husband, Donald Koplin of Oreana, Idaho; son, Clint Koplin, of Parma, Idaho; daughter, Evelyn Birkeland, of Washougal, Wash.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The family would like to thank Mercy Hospice for the care given Ruth and the many...

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Lessman, Lorene Elizabeth Smith Mrs. – Obituary

Lorena Elizabeth Lessman, 86, of Baker City, died April 14, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Care Center. Her graveside funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery. Sister Kay Marie Duncan of Pathway Hospice will officiate. Visitations will be today from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Lorena was born Oct. 31, 1918, at Kamiah, Idaho, to Jim and Martha Carrol Smith. The family later moved to Eastern Oregon. Lorena attended school at La Grande and worked for a short time as a cook on the Peach family turkey farm. While in La Grande she met Glen Lessman, and the couple was married in 1939 at Boise. Two years later, Lorena gave birth to their only child, a son, Donnie Glen Lessman. To care for Donnie’s special health needs, Lorena went to nurse’s training and became a practical nurse. She devoted the next 52 years as Donnie’s at-home caregiver, a job she loved and lived for. Travel was difficult for the family, so Lorena was always entertaining people in the home. She loved to cook, and she spent hours preparing food for family and friends when they visited. Glen’s job working in the woods drew the family to the outdoors. Travel was difficult, but Glen and Lorena would clear trails for...

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Dove, Larry Allan – Obituary

Larry Allan Dove, 58, of Baker City, died May 25, 2005, at his home. Visitations will be from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Sunday at the American Legion Club, No. 41, 2129 Second St. and a potluck brunch afterward. His graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Kamiah, Idaho. He will be laid to rest with his parents. Larry was born on Oct. 27, 1946, at Orofino, Idaho. He was the only child of Vernon D. and Gladys L. Dove. He grew up at Kamiah, Idaho, and was a 1965 Kamiah High School graduate. He proudly served his country through two tours of duty in the Vietnam War as a member of the U.S. Army. Throughout his life, Larry worked in and around the logging industry. He started with the purchase of his own logging truck upon his return from the service. He enjoyed the job of woods boss because he loved being in the mountains, but Larry’s true calling was that of mechanic. If it was a truck or a piece of heavy equipment, Larry could fix it for you, as anyone who ever knew him would attest to. Larry married Tinna Kaiser in December 1985 at Asotin, Wash. Together they had a daughter, Lacey Lynn Dove. Larry...

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Lewis County, Idaho Census Records

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King, Mary Mae Marshall Staley Mrs. – Obituary

Mary Mae Staley King, 88, of Blackfoot, Idaho, a former Baker City resident, died June 18, 2002, at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center at Idaho Falls. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Blackfoot Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 1650 Highland Drive. Gerald Humphreys will conduct the service. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Interment will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery. She was born April 16, 1914, in Nez Perce, Idaho, the daughter of George Allen and Molly Gertrude Humphries Marshall. She was educated in Baker City and graduated from high school in Eugene. She had lived in northern Idaho, Missouri, Pocatello, Idaho, Reseda, Calif., Boise, Homedale and Fruitland, Idaho. She moved to Blackfoot in 1979. Mary married Orland A. Staley in August of 1932 at Weiser, Idaho. She later married Loren Hayden and he died in 1981. On Oct. 6, 1983, she married Sam King at Blackfoot. She was a member of the LDS Church and helped with the name extraction program. She spent a lot of time at the Bingham Senior Citizens Center with her many friends. Mary worked as a salesperson in women’s clothing in California, Oregon and Pocatello, Idaho. She enjoyed golfing, fishing, working and putting together fashion shows. Survivors include her husband, Sam King of...

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Adams, Carol G. Cope Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Carol G. Adams, 84, a Baker City resident, died July 22, 2001, in a La Grande care center. Her memorial service was Saturday at the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home. Pastor Ken Evans of the Baker City Baptist Church officiated. Mrs. Adams was born on Sept. 30, 1916, at Winchester, Idaho, to William and Grace Chrisopher Cope. She received her education at Winchester, Idaho, and then moved to Bates where she stayed with her parents for a time. She married Melvin Adams on Feb. 20, 1940, at Caldwell, Idaho. They moved to Baker City in the early 1960s from Bates and remained here. Mr. Adams died in 1997. She was a homemaker and belonged to the Baker City Baptist Church. She liked crocheting and her CB radio and also enjoyed her friends. Survivors include her son, Lawrence Millage of Walla Walla, Wash.; a granddaughter; two great-great-grandsons; and a great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association through the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 24, 2001 Transcribed by: Belva...

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