Location: Linn County OR

Wilson, Oliver, Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Mrs. Oliver Wood Laid To Rest 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 Mrs. Oliver Wood passed away at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital Friday morning, June 13, 1951. Viola [sic – Violet] Maude Henry [sic – Hearing] was born in Linn County, Oregon April 1, 1880, the daughter of George and Mary (Conner) Hearing. At the age of four, she and the members of her family, came to Wallowa County to a home in the Leap district. On June 28, 1898 she was married to Boone F. Childers and to this union five children were born. Mr. Childers passed away June 24, 1912, and on October 2, 1919 she was united in marriage to Oliver Wood, and two daughters were born to them. From the time of her first marriage she resided in Lostine until 1948 when she and her husband moved to Enterprise. She is survived by her husband, Oliver Wood; one son, Howard Childers, Enterprise; five daughters, Mrs. Georgia McGinnis, Enterprise, Mrs. Lulu...

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Bork, Leola Elizabeth – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Leola Elizabeth Bork, 84, a resident of The Dalles since 1966, died at an Albany care facility on May 12, 2004. Her graveside service was Saturday at The Dalles Odd Fellows Cemetery on Cherry Heights Road. Pastor Ken Post officiated. Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home was in care of arrangements. She was born on Aug. 4, 1919, at Enterprise, to Richard and Edith “Wilson” Surber, the fourth of 12 children. She was raised at Enterprise and graduated from high school there. Leola married Ivan Richard Bork on June 23, 1940, at Enterprise, by A.B. Conway, the same justice of the peace who had married their parents, Ira and Lora Bork and Richard and Edith Surber, in June 1916. She was a member of Solid Rock Community Church of God. She enjoyed her family, homemaking, the outdoors, gardening and her roses, craft work, quilting and embroidery. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Rosalie and David Harnden of Prineville, Ivan Harry and Saundra Bork of Baker City, Wayne and Sharon Bork of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Darlena and Robert Salisbury of Albany; grandchildren, Brian, Lisa, Carl, Crystal, Timothy, Andy, Dave Jr., Vaughn and Danita; 14 stepgrandchildren; great-grandchildren, Kristopher, Alina, Staranna, Nicholas, Tiffany, Steven, Stacey, Shailyon and Trista; two great-stepgrandchildren; two sisters, Esther Evans, of Clarkston, Wash., and Rosemary LeSollen of The Dalles; three brothers, Ellwood Surber of...

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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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Biography of August Ferdinand Krumrei

August Ferdinand Krumrei, a Muskogee contractor whose extensive patronage is at once proof of his skill and of his ability, was born in Germany, October 17, 1862, and acquired his education in the schools of his native land. He there remained to the age of twenty years, when in September, 1882, he bade adieu to friends and family and crossed the Atlantic to the new world, making his way first to Ann Arbor, Michigan. He had previously acquainted himself with the trade of masonry and carpentering and he became identified with building construction in that city, working for others for a period of ten years and then starting out independently as a contractor in 1892. He left Michigan, however, four years before that time, going to Albany, Oregon, in 1888. There he established business and remained for thirteen years, or until. 1901. At that time he returned to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he continued to reside until October, 1906, when he began contracting in Muskogee, Oklahoma. In 1913 he incorporated his business under the name of the A. F. Krumrei Construction Company, of which he is the President. Even a partial recital of the buildings which he has constructed serves to show the prominent position which he occupies among the contractors of the city. He erected the Bass building, the LaRue Hotel, the Albany building, the Zufall building, the...

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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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Busick, Effie Mrs. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Memorial to Mrs. Effie Busick, Effie Cusick was born in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood, near Scio, in Linn county, Oregon, September 27, 1866. In 1885 she came to this county, making her home with her brothers W. S. And S. F. Cusick, in the Powder River Valley. She was united in marriage to Arthur N. Busick November 18, 1886. The next spring, April 10, they moved to their home near Union. Ever since, over 38 years, this has been her home-to her the most sacred place on earth. Her she has happily lived and toiled with her husband of her youth. Here she bore and reared her family. Five children were born into this home. One died at birth. the four living are-Eunice, Alphia, Robert A. and Dorothy. She is also survived by her husband, Arthur N. Busick; a brother, S. F. Cusick, of Union; Mrs. ES. J. Dailey, of Scio, Oregon, and Mrs. Hattie Dodds of Boise, Idaho. On June 9th, 1901, Mrs. Busick united with the Presbyterian church of Union on confession of her faith in Christ. After a brief but painful illness she passed away July 28, 1925. Her age was 58 years, 10 months and 1 day. The funeral took place from her late residence, Friday, July 31, services by Rev. J. Edward Blair of the Presbyterian church, and was largely...

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Childers, Mary – Obituary

Mary Childers Passes Away After Long Illness, Death Ends Suffering Well Known Woman’s Demise Occurs at Harrisburg, Oregon Mary E. Childers, formerly resident of Union county, died in Harrisburg, Oregon, Monday evening March 11. She has been ailing for several weeks and her daughter, Mrs. Irwin of Island City, was called to the bedside some time ago. Mrs. Childers was 59 years, 2 months and 21 days old at the time of her death. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. O. Heath at the M. E. Church at Harrisburg at 2 o’clock p.m. March 17. La Grande Evening Observer Friday, March 15, 1912 Page...

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Oswald, Ellen F. – Obituary

Mrs. Ellen Frances Oswald, 87, a Summerville housewife, died in a local hospital June 18 following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at the Summerville Chapel Thursday, June 21 at 2 p.m. with burial in Summerville cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Daniels Funeral Home. Mrs. Oswald was born in Harrisburg, Ore., Dec 2, 1868 and had lived in Union county for 85 years. Survivors include the widower Charles F. Oswald, who is in a local hospital, three sons, Wilbur of Barview, Eugene and Donald of La Grande, six daughters, Mrs. Oral Williams of Arrowhead, Alberta, Canada, Mrs. Anna Sion of Dayton, Mrs. Mabel Beickel of Dayton, Mrs. Doris Thompson of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Mary Chandler of La Grande, and Mrs. Mona Fae Nortz of Portland, 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and many niece and nephews. [Note: Ellen Frances (McDonald) Oswald was the daughter of Hiram and Margaret Rebecca (Taylor) McDonald, pioneers of Summerville, Union County, Oregon.] The Observer Newspaper La Grande, Oregon Tuesday, June 19, 1956 Contributed by: Jan S....

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Fisher, Sarah J. – Obituary

Sarah J. Fisher Pioneer, Passes On Here Today Sarah J. Fisher died about 1:30 o’clock this morning at 1501 U avenue. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Summerville chapel. The body was taken to the Snodgrass and Zimmerman mortuary. Mrs. Fisher, born in Sullivan county, Missouri, March 2, 1859, was 77 years, 11 months and seven days of age, and was among the early pioneers of Oregon. She crossed the plains with her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Hiram McDonald with ox teams in 1864, landing in Linn county where they lived until 1872. She moved to Umatilla county and lived there one year, then came to the Grande Ronde valley settling near Summerville, Ore. On Feb. 20, 1876, she married Enos Fisher on his farm two and a half miles north of Summerville where they lived until 1926. To this union seven children were born in Columbus, of Wallowa; Walter, of Sunnyside, Wash., George, of Portland; Etta Norman, of Summerville; Bessie Ingram, of La Grande, and Albert and Harley, deceased. Mr. Fisher passed away in December, 1920. Mrs. Fisher lived on the farm until 1926. She then leased the farm and moved to La Grande where she lived until her death. She had been seriously ill since Oct. 1, 1936, being in the hospital for 35 days and te rest of the time was...

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McDowell, Nora Alice Thompson Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Nora Alice McDowell, 77, of North Powder, died May 1, 1996, at the North Powder Ponderosa Adult Foster Home. Her graveside funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Marion/Friends Cemetery at Marion , Oregon. Rev. E.E. Blackmon of the Parkrose Deliverance Tabernacle of Portland will officiate. Vault interment will follow. Visitations will be today until 4 p.m. at the Coles-Strommer-Monroe Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. in Baker City. Mrs. McDowell was born April 3, 1919, in Marian, Oregon, the daughter of Fredrick and Milly Slyter Thompson. She spent her childhood and attended schools in Eugene, graduating from high school there. On April 3, 1939, she was united in marriage to James A. McDowell in Vancouver, Washington. He preceded her in death in July 1995. The couple lived for a time in Humboldt County, California, and in Brownsville, Oregon. They moved to North Powder in 1986 and bought property and a building in 1988 that they converted into the Bethel Full Gospel Church. Mrs. McDowell was active in the Assemblies of God and the Pentecostal Churches, and a member of the Full Gospel Fellowship. She enjoyed being a Sunday School teacher and loved to garden. She will be greatly missed. Mrs. McDowell is survived by her two children, Milly Simonsen of Portland, and John McDowell of the San Francisco area; a sister, Eleanor...

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Vannice, Nellie Delia Falk Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Oregon Nellie Delia Vannice, 94, of North Powder, died April 29, 2004, at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the North Powder Methodist Church. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Alford Cemetery, near Harrisburg. Pastor Sally Wiens will officiate. Nellie was born at Halsey on Dec. 21, 1909, to Henry and Esther Nemchick Falk. She married Kenneth Vannice on June 29, 1929, at Halsey. They were married for almost 72 years. Nellie was noted for her cooking and sewing abilities. She graduated from Halsey High School, raised three sons and then returned to college studies. She attended 13 consecutive summer sessions to achieve her bachelor’s degree. She was a music educator. Nellie was a longtime member of the Rebekah Lodge, the Grange and the Methodist Church. She will be missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Vannice, who died on May 22, 2001; two sisters, Pearl Boots and Grace Thompson; one brother, Everett Falk; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Jr. and his wife, Holly, of Lillooet, British Columbia, Donald and his wife, Bonnie, of Halfway, and Vernon and his wife, Martha, of Lacey, Wash.; 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes...

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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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Wilson, Bradley Dean – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Bradley Dean Wilson, 58, of Elgin died Jan. 4 at St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash., after a year-long battle with cancer. A funeral service is planned for noon Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Elgin. A viewing will be available from 8 to 10 a.m. that morning at the Loveland Funeral Chapel in La Grande. Burial will be at the Summerville Cemetery immediately following the services. Mr. Wilson was born Sept. 8, 1948, in Albany to Marion W. and Berna Clara Wilson and was educated in Albany and Portland. After high school he attended a heavy-equipment operators school in Weiser, Idaho, followed by millwright school at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton. He retired in September after nearly 30 years as a millwright at the Elgin stud mill. Mr. Wilson spent many years hunting, fishing and black-powder shooting in the Grande Ronde Valley and the Blue Mountains. Known as “Pathfinder,” he was a reserved man who taught himself to tan hides, sew and bead his mountain-man clothes and create all of the regalia needed for a frontier woodsman. He read extensively on history and native wildlife. He and his wife, Carol, a schoolteacher in Boardman, were married Nov. 7, 1998, at the LDS Church in Boardman. They enjoyed halibut fishing in Alaska, spending time with their grandchildren, camping, reading...

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Williamson, John Harold – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon John Harold Williamson John Harold “Jack” Williamson, 70, of La Grande died Feb. 15 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in La Grande. Jack was born May 26, 1936, to Harold and Shirley (Thomas) Williamson in Albany. He graduated from Jewel High School and later from Western Oregon University with a degree in teaching. He married Sandra Allen from Portland Nov. 29, 1958, and they lived in Fossil. In 1960 he enlisted for one term in the Army. He went on to work for NASA in Pasadena, Calif., then did logging in Eastern Oregon and home construction in La Grande. Jack will likely be remembered by community members driving around La Grande in his little blue pickup doing mobile RV repair. He was always happy to consider a new face a friend and eager to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting on mule back and riding ATVs, but a handshake and a hug always brought him the most joy. Survivors include his wife, Sandra of La Grande; children, Annette Lamb of The Dalles and Justin Williamson of Tigard; siblings, Jerry Williamson of Tucson, Ariz., and Bonnie Campbell of Heppner; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and other relatives. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church for NoSU in care...

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