Location: Mitchell Oregon

Marx, Phyllis Marie – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Phyllis Marie Marx, 56, of La Grande, died July 29 at her home. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, and viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the chapel. Burial will be at the Union Cemetery following the funeral service. Phyllis was born on July 1, 1951, the daughter of Beryl and Dorothy (Silvey) Brookshire in Prineville. The family lived in Mitchell before moving to Union, where she graduated from high school. She worked in the bakery at Albertsons for 14 years. On April 4, 1992, she married Bert Marx in La Grande. She enjoyed crocheting, camping, fishing and boating. Survivors include her husband, Bert of La Grande; children, Mark Kirkland of Nampa, Idaho, and Laurie and Tim Testiman of Enterprise; parents, Beryl and Dorothy Brookshire of Union; brothers, Rick Brookshire of Alaska and Jeff Brookshire of Enterprise; two grandsons; and other relatives. Her son, Clint Kirkland, preceded her in death. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Cancer Society in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850. La Grande Observer, Obituaries For The Week Ending August 4, 2007 – Published August 4, 2007 Submitted by: Dixie...

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Smith, Tony Howard, Jr. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Tony Howard Smith Jr., 61, of Baker City died June 17, 2004, at his home. There will be an informal celebration of his life at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co. Interment will be at the Sumpter Cemetery. Tony was born on Aug. 31, 1942, at Weatherford, Okla., to Howard and Exxie Hughes Smith. As a child, he came to Oregon to live with his father and stepmother, Ruby. He grew up in Eastern Oregon. He played football while attending high school at Mitchell and also was also involved in track and field. Tony loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting and gathering mushrooms. He often spent most of the summer camping. Tony enjoyed many other things in life including food, antiquing, auctioning, and flea markets. He had a special place in his heart for babies and little children, who brought out his most kind and gentle traits. He was preceded in death by his birth mother; his father and step-mother; a son, Jody Smith; two brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include his companion, “Ma” Anita Buzzard and her three children and his children, Tony Franklin Smith, Tammy Wright and her husband, Troy, Sherry Smith, Tina Stritmater and her husband, Dave, Sheila Smith, TJ Smith,...

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Ireland, Edith Rose – Obituary

Edith Rose Ireland, 92, of Mitchell died Dec. 20 at her home. Memorial services will be July 21 in Hood River. Mrs. Ireland was born in Hood River July 21, 1914, to James Ray and Emma May (Barton) Hathhorn. She grew up and was educated there. She married Willis “Mike” Ireland in Hood River June 19, 1931. She and her family lived throughout the Northwest, wherever there was a dam to be built. They moved to Elgin in 1999, then to Mitchell in November. Mrs. Ireland enjoyed quilting, sewing, knitting, making and stuffing animal toys and dolls, and various other crafts. She also enjoyed trips to Reno. She was a past member of IOOF, senior center, TOPS and the Rebeccah lodge, all in Oroville, Calif. Survivors include her son, Willis “Bill” and his wife, Karen Ireland of Colorado Springs, Colo.; her daughters and their spouses, Phyllis and Marvin Halstead of Mitchell, Patricia and Glenn Horn of Elgin, and Charleene and Edward Harmon of Prineville; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Dying earlier were her husband, in 1997, five brothers and one sister. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Dec. 30, 2006 Published: December 30,...

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