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Butler, Frank Ernest – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Dr. Frank E. Butler, Portland radiologist who retired three years ago, died Wednesday afternoon [January 1, 1949] at Emanuel Hospital after a brief illness. He had made his home at Neotsu on Devil’s Lake since retiring. Dr. Butler was the son of Orville and Mary Butler, pioneers in the Willamette Valley. He was born at Union Flat, Washington, February 17, 1888, and shortly thereafter moved with his parents to their former home at Monmouth. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bilyeu, Joseph A. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Joseph A. Bilyeu, 94, at 3730 Auburn Road NE, died Wednesday at his residence. He was born and raised in Scio. He lived in Western Washington for many years, later worked in Portland shipyards and lived in Lincoln City 10 years before coming to Salem. He was a mail carrier and dairyman in Washington. Survivors include wife, Fern. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Virgil T. Golden Mortuary. Interment will be in Bilyeu Den Cemetery, Scio. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Han, Loretta Dee Wirth Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Loretta Dee Han, 74, of Baker City died June 28, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. At her request there will be no service. Following her wishes, Loretta’s family will return urns containing her remains and those of her husband, Ron, to their home at Lincoln City. Loretta Dee Wirth was born July 17, 1930, at Elk, Wash., to Earl Fredrick and Alice Hazel Loynes Wirth. Loretta met Ronald Lee Han in Lincoln City. The couple were married on Jan. 31, 1977. Together for many years they ran Captain John’s Restaurant at Lincoln City. Later relocating to Baker City, they purchased the Main Event and ran the tavern/restaurant together until Ron’s death in 2001. She was very social and well-liked by all who met her. She made many good friends at her Baker City business. Loretta really enjoyed spending her vacations in Las Vegas. Survivors include her sisters, Barbara Sneed of Baker City and Luanne Grinstad of Goshen, Ind.; a niece, Celestial Grinstad; and two nephews, Derrik Santy and Richard Sneed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ron, and parents Earl and Alice Wirth. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with...

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Grant, Kenneth Huston – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Kenneth Huston Grant, 86, of Richland died March 14, 2005, at his home. At his request, there will be no services. Mr. Grant was born July 10, 1918, at Harlan, Ore., to Huston A. Grant and Mabelle Adella (Allison) Grant. He was raised in Newport and Salem and graduated from Salem High School in 1936. He served in the U.S. Army throughout World War II, and was married to Mary Ellen Hammond at Fort Stevens, Wash., on April 2, 1943. After the war, he and his family settled in Richland in 1945, and operated a ranch in Eagle Valley until a few years ago. After the death of his first wife in 1996, he married Madge Stevensen in 1998. Mr. Grant is survived by his wife, Madge, of Richland; his son, James, of Challis, Idaho, sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Jeanette Grant of Lakeview and Robert and Susan Grant of Baker City; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Joseph Pirone of Buckley, Wash.; stepchildren and their families; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; his sister, Elinor Lermon of Salem; sister-in-law, Lola Grant of Corvallis; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Grant was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary; his son, Michael; and his brother, Winston. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon,...

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Lethlean, Betty E. Bennett Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Baker City, Oregon Betty E. Lethlean, 79, a long-time Baker City resident, died May 5, 2004, at her daughter’s home. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Baker City Christian Church, 2998 Eighth St. Pastor Roger Scovil will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 p.m. tonight at Coles Funeral Home. Betty was born on Nov. 21, 1924, at St. Louis, Mo. She was a daughter of Gordon and Esmerilda Tippett Bennett. She married William Ivan Gilliland and they moved to Baker City in 1944. He was killed in a logging accident in 1960. In September 1965, she married Carl “Bill” Lethlean at Prineville. In 1972, they moved to Roseburg, where they lived until Bill retired. They then moved to Waldport, before returning to Baker City in 1991 where they made their home together until his death in 1998. Betty loved gardening and being outdoors. She enjoyed being with her family and reading. She was a member of Baker City Christian Church. Survivors include her children, Bonnie Jean Gentry, and her husband, Homer, of Haines, William R. Gilliland and his wife, Nancy, of Waldport, Kenneth “K.C.” Gilliland of Pendleton, and June Marie Coller of Hermiston; stepchildren, Merle L. Lethlean and Gary Wallace Lethlean of Newport; brother and...

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