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Richins, Holladay Mrs. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Mary Holladay Richins, wife of Osburn Richins, died of uremic poisoning at her home in Union Oregon, Saturday, March 12, 1910, at 9:15 p.m. The funeral took place Monday at 2 p.m., from the L.D.S. church which was crowded to the doors, not only with people of the Mormon faith but also with business men and the people generally of the city. The service was opened with music by the L.D.S. choir, led by J.W. Baxter,Jr., the meeting being presided over by Bishop W.D. Hanks. The speakers were: Patriarch James England, of Union, A.S. Geddes, Stake Sunday School Superintendent, Joseph R. Price and George Stoddard, of the Stake Presidency, of La Grande, and Bishop Hanks of Union, each of whom paid a beautiful tribute to the life and character of the departed one. The service closed with music by the choir, after which Bishop Hanks expressed deep appreciation of the general attendance at the service. Following the ceremonies at the church, the casket, covered with beautiful flowers, was removed to the undertaking parlors, to await the evening train, at which time the remains were shipped to Salt Lake City, accompanied by Mr. Richins and Mrs. Geo. T. Holladay, Mrs. Richins’ mother, who arrived Sunday. Final Services and interment took place at Salt Lake City, in the 17th Ward, and it was expected that President Joseph...

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Robinson, George – Obituary

George Robinson Passes At Baker George H. Robinson, 73 year old Mesa Ariz., farmer and former La Grande resident, died in Baker suddenly Monday. Funeral services will be at the Snodgrass Funeral Home Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Gene Robinson will officiate and interment will be in City Cemetery. Mr. Robinson was born in La Grande, Nov. 18, 1882. He spent much of his life in Oregon. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Edith L. Robinson of Tempe, Ariz.; four sons, Wallace, Tempe Ariz., Eldon of Corona, Calif., Gene of Spokane, and Leslie of Pendleton; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Mae McCambridge of Prineville; one sister, Mrs. Mae West of La Grande; 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. One son, Harlin M. formerly of La Grande was killed in Las Vegas in 1954. La Grande Evening Observer, Thursday, 24 February 1955, Page 2. Contributed by: Robert C....

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Sirrine, Laura Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. Laura Sirrine, wife of Theodore Sirrine, of North Union, died of heart failure at about 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon of this week. Mrs. T. C. Sirrine passed away suddenly at the home residence in Union at 3 p. m. Tuesday last. She had been poorly for over two years. Mrs. Sirrine was Laura Holmes of Montpelier, Idaho. She was born June 15, 1852, and married T. C. Sirrine Nov. 14, 1869 at Montpelier, Idaho. In the fall of 1877 Mrs. Sirrine and her husband left Idaho and went to Salt River Valley, Arizona, by team and arrived there Jan. 17, 1878, settling in Mesa City. The family lived there 27 years and left for Weiser, Idaho, in 1903; from there they moved to Union, Oregon, May 1, 1907. She leaves a husband and six children, 13 grand children, and 2 great grand children to mourn her death. Her children are Mrs. J. A. Holmes of American Fork, Utah, formerly of Union; James C. Sirrine, of Metropolis, Nevada; Mrs. A. L. Johnson, of Gridley, California; Seth Sirrine of Union; Wilford Sirrine, who is in Australia on a mission for the L.D.S. Church; and Sam Sirrine of Union. Her grand daughter, Mrs. C. R. Fullmer, arrived from La Grande the night of her death. Her grandson, Lionel Holmes, was at the death-bed. The children, James Sirrine, Mrs. Holmes and Mrs....

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Gibbs, Rita – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Rita Gibbs, 65, formerly of La Grande, died March 2 in Mesa, Ariz. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. June 16 at Grandview Cemetery. La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the day of May 17,...

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Sisk, Clarence Charles – Obituary

Clarence Charles “Irish” Sisk, 69, was killed in an automobile accident near Mesa, Arizona on Wednesday February 6, 1974. He was born Nov. 8, 1904 in Yakima County and had spent most of his adult life in the Ellensburg area. He was married to Gladys Morrison, Sept. 16, 1929 in Wenatchee. He was employed by F. A. Kern as a ranch foreman and truck driver from 1933 to 1943. Later, he operated a ranch on the Kittitas Highway and more recently ranched north of Kittitas on No. 81 Road. He had been spending the winter at Apache Junction, Arizona. Sisk had been president of the Flying Hoofs Riding Club, a youth organization in which he was interested, for 17 years. He is survived by two brothers, Stanley Sisk of San Carlos, Calif., and Hobbart Sisk of Macon, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Frances Tomlinson of Portland, Ore.; and Mrs. Myrtle Pattee of Chehalis; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday in Evenson’s Chapel. Burial will follow in the IOOF...

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Torrey-Grimes, Beverley Randall Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Beverley Torrey-Grimes, 74, of Mesa, Ariz., and a former longtime Baker City resident who returned often to visit relatives and friends, died Dec. 16, 2003, at the Banner Hospice House. A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday, April 27, 2004, 11:30 a.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel with Bishop John McMurdie of the Scottsdale, Ariz., LDS Church officiating. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City. Beverly was born April 21, 1929, at Pocatello, Idaho, she was the daughter of the late Lester Randall and Jessie Armstrong-Randall. She was the wife of the late Charles Grimes. She was a homemaker and a dental assistant for many years. She was a Baker High School graduate and had traveled to Europe and lived in Spain and France. She lived in many different places in the United States, including her hometown of Baker City, She enjoyed many different hobbies including ceramics and her love of reading. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and greatly enjoyed the visits from her ward teachers. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Grace and her husband, Jerry, of Walkersville, Md., and Paula Barlet and her husband, Russ, of Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Lola Jack and her husband, Robert, of Baker City, and Norma Cartwright and Gail Gardner of Medford; two grandchildren, Anthony Grace and Tina...

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Kirkland, Kathleen Stella Mrs. Obituary

Haines, Oregon Kathleen Stella Kirkland, 86, died May 3, 2003, at Mesa, Ariz., and her husband, Ralph Victor Kirkland, 86, died May 13, 2003, also at Mesa. Mr. and Mrs. Kirkland will be honored together on Saturday. Their funeral will be at 2 p.m. at the Haines United Methodist Church. Pastor Sally Wiens will officiate. Disposition will be at the Haines Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward at the Haines Steakhouse. Mr. Kirkland was born March 3, 1917, at Haines. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Born and raised at Haines, Ralph and his wife, Kathleen, lived many years on the McKenzie River outside of Springfield, and then retired to Newport and most recently lived in Mesa, Ariz. Mrs. Kirkland was born Feb. 10, 1917,at Deerfield, Ill. Mr. Kirkland is survived by his two daughters, Kay Carolyn Kirkland and Linda Grace Johnson; two stepchildren, Andy Kapfenberg and Linda Townsley; three granddaughters, Carrie Kapfenberg, Danielle Kapfenberg and Tracy Blum; and three great-grandchildren, Trinity Blum, Ty Blum, and Haley Burdick. Mrs. Kirkland is survived by her son, Andrew Kapfenberg; daughter, Linda Townsley, her two stepchildren, Kay Kirkland and Linda Johnson; three granddaughters, Carrie Kapfenberg, Danielle Kapfenberg and Tracy Blum; and three great-grandchildren, Trinity Blum, Ty Blum, and Haley Burdick. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726,...

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Hagey, Clifford R. – Obituary

Clifford R. Hagey, 93, of Mesa, Ariz., a former Baker County resident, died April 25, 2001, after a four-month battle with spinal cancer. Family and friends will remember Mr. Hagey by gathering in La Grande later this summer. Disposition was by cremation in Arizona. There will not be a funeral service. Mr. Hagey was born at the family home in Island City on April 9, 1908, and lived in Union and Baker counties for 62 years. In 1972, he sold his farm at Haines and moved to Chandler, Ariz., to begin a new division of Commercial Welding cattle handling equipment and later a division of Port-A-Stall rodeo equipment. Mr. Hagey lived life to the fullest with few regrets. He often talked about how his life had ranged from horse-and-buggy days to seeing man land on the moon. As a young man, he once rode a saddle horse from Hot Lake to Pendleton to see the first talking picture show to come to Eastern Oregon. He was known as a hard worker and a good cowboy. He took pride in good horses, straight fences and gates that didn’t drag. During the 1950s, he was captain of the Baker County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse. He worked diligently to put together the Old Oregon Trail Stampede, the 1959 Centennial Pony Express Ride and the Bucking Horse Remuda. He was a well-known rodeo announcer...

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