Location: Lostine Oregon

Finstad, Clara – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Clara L. Finstad, 99, of Port Lavaca, Texas, a former Baker City resident, died May 24, 1997, in Texas. Her funeral was held Saturday, May 31, 1997 at 2 p.m. at Gray’s West and Co. Pioneer Chapel. Pastor Dennis Hickman officiated. Burial followed in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Finstad was born to Jacob E. and Emily ( Hammack ) Womack July 10, 1897, in Lostine. She had been a lifelong Oregon resident except for the few past years when she lived with her daughter in Port Lavaca. She moved from Baker City in 1984. She enjoyed church work and was a member of the Dorcas Society. She also was past president and a very active member of the Auxiliary of Veterans of World War I. Survivors include her daughter LaVonne Burgess of Port Lavaca; and grandchildren Gary Jaensch, David Jaensch, Donna Rhine, Kathryn Alford, Ronald Burgess, Landon Wood, Jordan Wood, Wendy Buchheit and Tracy Anderson. She was preceded in death by two husbands, James F. Wood and Hans Finstad; LeLand J. Wood; a daughter, Marjorie Wood Jaensch; her parents and three sisters. Contributed by: Gary...

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Gastin, Emily Elestia Hammack, Womack, – Obituary

Wallowa-Funeral rites were held here Saturday at the Christian Church for Mrs. E. Gastin. Mrs. Emily Elestia Hammack, Womack, Gastin was born April 12, 1871 at La Grande, Or. and came with her parents to Wallowa County when a small girl. The family settled near Lostine where she grew to womanhood. She was married to T. M. Gastin at Lostine, about 42 years ago following the death of her husband Jacob Clairborne Womack a number of years ago ( 1904), Mrs. Gastin had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Eugene Johnson of Middle Valley. She is survived by four daughters; Mrs. Leola Leaman of Berkley, California, Mrs. Clara Lureene Womack, Wood, Finstad of Baker, Or. Mrs. Gladys S. Womack Hale of Hermiston, Or. and Mrs. Mina Hazel Womack, Litchfield. Johnson of Wallowa. Or., as well as as a number of of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many relatives. Services were conducted by the Rev. Stover of Enterprise with burial in the Lostine Cemetery. Contributed by: Gary...

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Hammack, James Wesley – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County A resident of Wallowa County for 13 years died Tuesday October 15, 1912 at his home near Lostine. Asthma, from which he had been a sufferer for many years was the cause of death. Mr. Hammack was born in Kentucky in 1838. He married Miss Sarah Miller in 1856 in Wayne County, Iowa. They came across the plains in 1865 and lived two years in the Willamette Valley. Thence they moved to Union County, where they made their home at Summerville until they came to Wallowa County. The funeral was held at the home last week Wednesday and burial was in Summerville. Rev. W. J. Bohanan conducted the funeral. Mrs. Hammack and ten children survive Mr. Hammack. Their children are John L. (Lindsay), James L. (Lafayette), D. M. (Daniel Marion), Bert, and F. W. Hammack (Floyd Waitman). and Mrs. T. R. Cook (Nancy Josephine), Mrs. G. B. Cook (Effie R.), Mrs. T. M. Gaston (Emma), Mrs. Berkley Caudle ( Carrie Viola) and Mrs. Floyd Leonard ( Hattie Alice). Enterprise Record Chieftain Thursday Oct. 24,...

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Hammack, Sarah Miller Mrs. – Obituary

Far Home Calls Pioneer Woman Mrs. J. W. Hammack, one of the best known of Wallowa an Union county pioneers, died at her home at Lostine, Friday night, June 3, 1927 at the age of 84 years, 7 months and 17 days. Sarah Miller was born in Spencer County, Indiana, Oct., 17, 1842. In 1856 she was united in marriage to J. W. Hammack who passed away Oct. 15, 1912. She united with the Christian church when about 19 years of age and remained a faithful member until her death. About ten years ago she had a severe stroke of paralysis, from which she never fully recovered, although she was able to help herself and do the work at her own little home. She took great pleasure in visiting her daughters who live in Lostine. About five years ago she suffered a second stroke, which left her more feeble. On May 6, of this year she became ill with flu and had been almost bedfast ever since. Friday morning about 5 o’clock she had a third stroke from which she never rallied. She was greatly loved by all who knew her, and every child in the community was her favorite. Her death has cast the whole community in gloom. She had lived in the Lostine community for 27 years, and was an eastern Oregon pioneer, having come to Union...

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Johnson, Mina Hazel (Womack, Litchfield) – Obituary

Wallowa County native Mina Hazel, (Womack, Litchfield) Johnson died Thursday, March 21, 1996, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. She had been a resident of the Wallowa County Nursing Home for the past year. She was born December 12, 1903, at Lostine, the daughter of Jacob (Clairborne) and Emily (Elestia-Emma) Womack. As a young woman she met and married Ira Litchfield. They had two children, James M. (McClelland) and Esther D. He preceded her in death. On August 20, 1937, she married Eugene E. (Tiny) Johnson. They lived in Wallowa for many years before moving to Enterprise. He preceded her in death in 1979. She worked as a dispatcher for the city and county before she retired. Mina was a member of the Christian Church, and the Stitch and Chatter Club. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She is survived by her son, James Litchfield of Wallowa and a daughter Esther D. Carper of Enterprise; five grandchildren, Melodie (Twidwell) Bailey and Ron Carper of Hillsboro, Oregon., Judy Horton of Wallowa, Marvin Litchfield of Portland, Oregon and Larry Twidwell of California; and eight great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two grandchildren, Gary Carper and Steve Litchfield, two sisters and daughter-in-law, Joan Litchfield. Funeral services were held at the Bollman Funeral Home on Monday, March 25, with internment following at the Bramlet Cemetery in Wallowa. Remembrances may be made to...

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Lilly, Alfred – Obituary

Lostine Resident Killed in Portland Alfred Lilly, old time resident and uncle of Mrs. Eva Quesenberry of Lostine, was electrocuted near his home in Portland, Wednesday. He was helping to put up a radio and the aerial came in contact with a live wire. Death was instantaneous. His body was taken to Lostine Saturday where the Odd Fellows laid him to rest in the Lostine cemetery. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, January 28,...

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Fisher, Ida Obit – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Ida Fisher, of Lostine, died Jan. 6, 1963 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of Susan and John Graham, she was born in Elgin on July 25, 1890. In 1958 she married Guy Fisher in La Grande, Oregon, who survives her. She was a member of the Christian Church and Lostine Rebekah Lodge No. 158. Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper dated January 10, 1963. Contributed by: Michelle...

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Fisher, Guy – Obituary

Death Claims Guy Fisher Guy Fisher, of Lostine, a retired grain inspector for the USDA, passed away Thursday February 17, 1966 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for five days. He had been in failing health for the past year. He was the son of Hiram and Emma Fisher and was born November 27, 1892 in Cove. He was a veteran of WWI and belonged to St. John’s American Legion Post No. 98 of Portland. He had lived in Wallowa county about 35 years. On July 13, 1912 he was married at Enterprise to Anna Inez Graham, who died June 20, 1945. On July 28, 1958 he was married at LaGrande to Ida Wart who preceded him in death on January 6, 1963. He is survived by one son, Jesse, of Lostine, four sisters; Mrs. Landy (Nell) Ward of Enterprise, Mrs. Earnest (Stella) Colvin of Colfax, Wash., Mrs. Minnie Hodges and Mrs. John Eiffert, both of Spokane; one brother, Harry of Union; a step-son, Delbert Wart of Enterprise; nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Earl Eyre officiating. Freda-Bobs Hall was organist and she and Melvin Crow sang “There’s A Wilderness In God’s Mercy”. Casket bearers were Bill Britton, Lloyd Chapman, Dee Magee, Vern Conrad, D.D. Denney, and Maurice Weaver, and...

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Fisher, H. S. – Obituary

“Fall Is Fatal To H.S. Fisher” While helping wreck box cars at the East Oregon lumber yard Saturday, H.S. Fisher fell to the ground. He struck the back of his head on a flat car and fractured his skull and suffered other severe bruises and was taken to the hospital unconsciousness and passed away late Monday night. Funeral services were held at the Booth chapel yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H.G. Luscombe of the Methodist church and burial was in the Wallowa cemetery. Hiram Sloan Fisher was born at Tillamook, March 3, 1865, and was a son of D.C. Fisher, a native Oregonian who was near the top of the list of native sons. The family lived at Myrtle Creek a time and then came into Wallowa valley in 1874, making them among the half dozen first residents of the district which is now Wallowa county. Mr. Fisher, the father, bought the place later known was the Andy Harris home, on Wallowa river near the city of Wallowa, and lived there for about a year. Then he abandoned it and the family went to Union county where they remained many years. Hiram Fisher was married at Cove, Feb. 19, 1888, to Emma Rundall. They came to Wallowa county in 1909 and lived in Leap and then moved to the valley and made their home at or near Lostine some...

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Fisher, Vera K. – Obituary

Vera K. Fisher died Feb. 14, 1990, at the Wallowa County Nursing Home in Enterprise. She was born Nov. 21, 1895, at LaGrande, the daughter of Judson W. and Frances (Baldwin) Draper. On June 21, 1913, she married James E. Fisher in Enterprise. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1959. As a young girl, attending school in Lostine, she won the state spelling bee contest. Mrs. Fisher was a homemaker and a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She and her husband farmed and later owned and operated two different restaurants. They also operated the Enterprise Little Store for several years. Survivors include two sons, Wolvert, Enterprise, and Leland, Hillsboro; one daughter, Louina Sizemore, Enterprise; nine grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters and one brother. Family services were held at the Bollman Funeral Home Feb. 17. Private interment was in the Enterprise cemetery. Memorials may be made in care of the Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise. Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper Contributed by: Michelle...

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Eiffert, Hazel Fisher – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Funeral services were held in Central Valley, California on June 2, 1982 for Hazel Fisher Eiffert, long-time resident of Enterprise and Wallowa County, who died May 30, 1982. Born in Lostine to Hiram and Emma A. Fisher, she was married to John Eiffert. For the last 20 years she had lived in Central Valley, California. She is survived by her husband; a sister, Stella Colvin of Arizona; a brother, Harry Fisher of Union; and several nieces and nephews. Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper dated June 10,...

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Ward, Nell F. – Obituary

Nell Fisher Ward, a lifetime resident of Wallowa Co., died April 26, 1981, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. She was 80 years old. The daughter of Hiram and Emma Rundall Fisher, she was born Sept. 18, 1902 in Lostine. On March 14, 1923, she married Landy Orlando Ward in Enterprise. Graveside services will be Thursday,April 30, at 2 p.m. in the Enterprise cemetery. The Rev. Dennis Schmidt is to officiate. Interment will follow. Mrs. Ward is survived by her son, Jay Cliffton of Enterprise, a brother Harry Fisher of Union, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice in Mrs. Ward’s name. Arrangements were made by Bollman Funeral home. Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper dated April 30, 1981. Contributed by: Michelle...

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Hearing, Mary E. – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Lostine Christian church for Mary Elizabeth Hearing, Wallowa County pioneer, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Otto Dolkey near Medford, May 29, 1929. Rev. Arthur Harriman of Wallowa conducted the services. A quartet, Mrs. Orval McArtor, Mrs. Roy Haun, Roy Haun and Chas. Bridwell, sang appropriate hymns, with Mrs. S.L. Magill at the piano. Interment was in the Lostine cemetery. Mary Elizabeth Conner was born in Sigourney, Iowa, July 28, 1846, and crossed the plains to Portland, Oregon in 1853 at the age of seven years. She was united in marriage to George Hearing in 1865. To this union were born eleven children, seven of whom are still living. The children surviving the aged mother are Mrs. Alice Bayne of Bend, Oregon; Mrs. James Leeper, Mrs. Otto Dolkey in Medford, Oregon; Mrs. George Childers, Mrs. Oliver Wood of Lostine; George Hearing of Minam, and M.V. Hearing of Wallowa. All of them were present to pay their last respects to the memory of their mother. Mrs. Hearing was one among the early pioneers, having come to Wallowa county in 1884. She lived on a homestead, experiencing all the hardships of an unsettled land. She lived at different locations in the valley continuously for 41 years. Her husband preceded her in death April 27,...

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Clark, Edith Haun – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Edith Haun Clark, Lostine died Sept. 7, 1990 at Wallowa County Nursing Home. She was 85 She was born July 24, 1905 at Lostine, the daughter of James F. and Nettie Dodd Haun. On June 12, 1930, she maried James F. Clark at New York, New York. Born and reared in Wallowa County, Mrs. Clark was a professional dancer in vaudeville, a professional dance teacher and homemaker. She was a member of St. Katharine Catholic Church in Enterprise. She was an avid fisherman and gardner. Survivors include her husband, James F. Clark, Lostine, Dr. Ed Clark, Crescent City, Calif. Dr. John Clark, Mechanicsburg, Pa, daughter Mary Parrott, Huston, LA; and one brother Dr. James J. D. Haun, Lake Oswego; and grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by a daughter Melvina A. Makin and son James Price Clark. Funeral services were held at St. Katharine Catholic Church in Enterprise on Tuesday, Sept. 11, with Father Raymond Hopp officiating. Pallbearers were Thomas W. Makin, Cecilla J. Makin, Pamela S. Gray, Michael J. Clark, John D. Clark and Elizabeth A. Clark. Internment was in the Lostine Cemetery near her home. Memorials in her memory may be made to the charity of choice. Bellman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Wallowa County Chieftan, September 13, 1990 Contributed by: Gary...

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Bork, R. G. – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon R. G. Bork Services Held Rudolph G. Bork, a retired farmer of Lostine, passed away at his home on Saturday, March 15, 1975. He was born April 20, 1885 at Westside, Crawford County, Iowa, son of Rudolph and Bertha Bork. On Oct. 17,1909 he was married to Rena B. Miller at Flora. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Wallowa. Survivors include his wife, Rena, at the Lostine home; two sons, Marvin, Nine Mile Falls, Wash., and Roy of Wallowa; a sister, Lesia Evans, Enterprise, two brothers, Ira of Baker and William of Milton Freewater; and three grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel with President Dallas McCrae officiating, assisted by Speaker Lester Westenskow of La Grande, with prayer by Robert Barney and Reid Blacker, and with dedication of grave by Paul Bartmess. Carol McCrae and Florence Pullen sang: “I Stand All Amazed” and “Oh, My Father”. Casket bearers were: Amos Evans, Doke Cole, Harley Caudle, Lyle Cherry, Spencer Bacon and Hoke Ollis; and vault interment was in the Lostine Cemetery. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday March 20,...

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