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Brewer, Fern Letha Jordan Anderson – Obituary

Fern L. Brewer, 79, Greeley, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, at North Colorado Medical Center. She was born April 21, 1914, in Macon County, Mo., to Doc Martin and Lizzi (Lockard) Jordan. 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. Brewer moved to Colorado when she was 13 and lived with her family in the Kersey and LaSalle areas. On Dec. 8, 1931, she married Emery James Anderson. He died July 14, 1973. She married Harry Brewer on April 18, 1978. He died Dec. 19, 1987. She worked in the nursing profession from 1947-70. She worked for Medical Lake State Hospital I Washington State and for the Weld County Nursing Home in Greeley until her retirement in 1970. She was a member of Greeley Baptist Temple, the Evans VFW Auxiliary and Women of the Moose. Survivors are a daughter, Donna Anderson of Greeley; a stepdaughter, Ellen Kerbs of Longmont; a son, marvin Anderson of Greeley; a stepson, Phil Brewer of Hilo, Hawaii; a sister, Yvonne Carroll, and a...

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Odell, Mabel Esther Wheelock – Obituary

Mabel E. of Beaverton; mother of Charles and Ralph; 3 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. No services will be held at the request of the deceased. Private inurnment Portland Memorial Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, contributions maybe made to the Tucker-Maxon School for the Deaf. Portland Memorial Funeral Home. Oregonian, September 4, 1978 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Daniels, Martha Ann – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Daniels Services Held Mrs. Martha Ann Daniels of Kennewick, Wash., passed away at the Lady of the Lourdes Hospital in Pasco on Saturday, March 18, 1972, She was in failing health for sometime and was a residentof a Kennewick nursing home. Mrs. Daniels was the daughter of William and Emily Anderson and was born May 23, 1888 in St. Paul, Ark., coming to Wallowa County while young. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Daniels are survived by two sons, Virgil E. of Portland and George P. (Lary) of Kennewick; one daughter, Virginia Schmidt of Coos bay; and 15 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. Mr. Daniels leaves three sisters, Mrs. Jim (Cleidi) Leonard of Coquille, Mrs. Pearl Lloyd of Portland, and Mrs. Myrtle Brandon of Enterprise. Memorial services for Mrs. Daniels were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel with Robert L. Hocker, pastor Robert L. Hocker, pastor of the Baptist Church officiating. Organist was Wanda Sorweide and soloist was Clifford Collinsworth who sang: “In The Garden” and “Whispering Hope”. Casket bearers at each funeral were: Howard Scriber, Raymond Southwick, Rayford Guillory, Jack Coleman, Roy Southwick, and Jack Schwendemann, and internment was in the Wallowa Cemetery. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, March 23, 1972 Contributed by: Sue...

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Draper, Kelso M.

Kelso M. Draper Dies Suddenly Mrs. Frances Draper and her daughter, Mrs. James (Vera) Fisher were called to Saint Paul, Oregon, Friday, August 26, by the sudden illness of their son and brother, Kelso Mills Draper, who passed away that day before they could reach his bedside. Son of Judson and Frances Draper, he was born in the Grande Ronde Valley near La Grande 56 years ago. He attended schools in Grande Ronde valley and at Lostine and for many years lived in and near Enterprise, where he farmed. On Sept. 28, 1929 he married at Enterprise to Miss Frances Gooding and for the past several years they had made their home in Saint Paul where he was a carpenter. Funeral services were held in Saint Paul on Monday, August 30, with burial there. His survivors include his widow of Saint Paul; a daughter, Mrs. David (Evelyn) Getsinger of Portland; and his mother, Mrs. Draper and his sister, Mrs. Fisher of Enterprise. Wallowa County Reporter September 9, 1954 Contributed by Michelle...

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Conley, Mary Eliza Wood Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. J. M. Conley Dies, Early Settler Here Mrs. J. M. Conley, resident of the Flora district for many years, passed away at a nursing home at Milton, Monday, February 26. She had been in poor health for some years and had been cared for in a private institution. Funeral services were held yesterday at Milton, and were attended by her daughters who live in Wallowa county, and by Mrs. J. C. Conley and Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Strickler. Mary Eliza Wood was born December 6, 1859, and was married to Jesse Monroe Conley at Mulberry, Missouri December 25, 1878. They moved to Linn County, Kansas, where they lived until 1888 when they came to Oregon and took a homestead north of Flora. For 20 years they continued on the farm and then moved into the town of Flora, remaining until 1926. They retired from active work and spent their time with their children after that. Mr. Conley passed away at Milton March 5, 1936. Five children survive Mrs. Conley: Durwood D. Conley of Eugene, Mrs. Ray Austin of Flora, Mrs. Jay V. Shroll of Joseph, Mrs. Glenn Strickler of Milton and Mrs. Dudley Shumway of Los Angeles, California. Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, February 29, 1940, page 2 Contributed by: Sue...

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Stubblefield, Jay – Obituary

Jay, the seven-year old son of Omar J. Stubblefield, died Saturday, April 14th of pneumonia following an attack of influenza last fall. Funeral services were held from the Christian church Monday at 2:30 p.m. Wallowa County Reporter, Thursday April 17,...

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Roop, Charlton French – Obituary

Charlton French Roop, 92, of Enterprise, died at Wallowa Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 7, 1997. Mr. Roop was born July 5, 1904, to Franklin Monroe and Ida (Hawley) Roop at Middlepoint near Promise. He was a lumber grader by trade, both at Bowman-Hicks and Bates lumber companies in Wallowa. He was a kind and gentle man, family members said. He spent much of his life in service to his family, they said. Survivors include two sisters, Mae Schriver of Gladstone and Hattie Paulson of Seaside; nieces, Susan Schriver of Gladstone, Judy Stewart of Seaside, Helen Berry of Hagerman, Idaho, Shirley Preso and Barbara Rounsavell-Lamoreaux of Enterprise; and nephew Jim Rounsavell of Sacramento. A memorial service is planned for Memorial Day...

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Twaddell, Lula Stockham – Obituary

Mrs. Lula Addie Twaddell, 88, died at the home of her daughter 1603 W. Yakima, in Pasco (Washington) early Tuesday (Feb. 15, 1961). She was born in Joplin, MO Aug 31, 1872. At the age of four, she traveled across the Plains in a covered wagon and settled in Paradise, Oregon. Mrs. Twaddell came to Pasco two years ago from Steveston. B.C. where she had lived since 1948. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dora Mae Moxley and Mrs. Ida Coleman, both of Pasco, and Mrs. Neomi (Charles) Avery, Bremerton, two sons William O. Twaddell of Steveston, BC, and James E. Twaddell of Central Point, Oregon; 20 gradnchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by another son John A. Twaddell of Canada. Mrs. Twaddell was a member of the Methodist Church in Paradise. Funeral arrangements are pending at Greenlee Funeral Home. Contributed by: Tami Sherrill Note: Daughter of John Albert Stockham and Sarah E....

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Clark, Chauncey – Obituary

Died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Cline, in Union, July 31st, 1927, Chauncey H. Clark, age 78 years, 9 months and 23 days. Chauncey Clark was born September 8, 1849, at Peoria, Ills. He was married to Harriet Hepner in Pacific City, Iowa, August 16, 1872, moved to the Oregon country in 1878, where he has since made his home. To this union seven children were born-three preceding him to the great beyond. He is survived by two sons and two daughters-James H. Clark of San Diego, Calif.; George I. Clark, of Union, Ore.; Mrs. Maude Cartright, of Baker, Ore.; Mrs. Myrtle Cline, of Union; one sister-Mrs. Cora Stoker, of Union. All of whom were present at the service. Mr. Clark had been in poor health for several years but most of the time was able to be at the plumbing shop of his son George. He was always kind and pleasant and enjoyed the friendship of old time friends. He was well looked after and cared for in his declining years by his children, and many friends regret his passing and extend sympathy to the bereaved family. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, July 3, at 2 o’clock, at Cock Bros. Chapel, Rev. Lee of the Methodist church conducting the services. Special songs and solos by the choir. A large attendance of old-time neighbors and...

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Gray, Mary Alma – Obituary

Mary Alma (Miller) Gray of Woodburn, a former resident of the Lower Cove area, died in Woodburn Jan. 4 following an extended illness. She was 89. Funeral services will be held at Dempsey’s Funeral Chapel in La Grande at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, the Rev. Cyril A. Stevens officiating. Burial will follow at the Summerville Cemetery. Mrs. Gray was born in Union County Feb. 3, 1884, the daughter of George and Matilda (Conley) Miller. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Ernest of Woodburn, and Hugh of Vancouver, Wash.; two daughters, Mrs. E. C. Purvine of Salem and Mrs. Eudella Olson of Portland; a sister, Mrs. Georganna Chadwick of Cove; a brother, John Miller of La Grande; six grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 14 great-great grandchildren. The Observer La Grande,...

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Eddy, Jennie Webb – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Jennie Webb Eddy, formerly of Union, recently of Yakima, Washington, died at the latter place, Tuesday, September 14, of uraemic poisoning, and was buried from the L. D. S. Church, Union, Sunday, September 17, at 1 p. m. Jennie Webb was born at Payson, Utah, December 23, 1896, and at the age of five years moved to Oregon with her parents, locating at Union, where she lived continuously until last spring. She was married June 29, 1915, to Ernest Eddy, and then moved to North Yakima, Washington, where she lived until Thursday, September 14th, when she passed a way as above noted. She leaves a husband and five-months old son of her immediate family to mourn her loss. Jennie Webb was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Webb well known residents of this county, and leaves besides six brothers and 3 sisters, all residents of the county, excepting a brother who lives in California and another who resides in the State of Washington. Mrs. Eddy was a member of the L.D.S. Church. No date given on obituary Contributed by: Larry...

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Kiddle, Earl – Obituary

In Union, Oct. 27th, Earl, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kiddle; aged three months and two weeks. The funeral took place from their residence in North Union, Friday afternoon. The little body was laid to rest by loving hands in the Union cemetery. Eastern Oregon Republican Thursday, November 3,...

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Millering, Carl Eugene – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Carl Eugene Millering, 94, La Grande, died Wednesday, April 11 at the Mountain Vista Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Daniels Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Scott Pricer of the First Christian Church will officiate. Masonic services will be handled by the La Grande Masonic Lodge. Concluding services and vault interment will follow at the Island City Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in the memory of Mr. Millering to the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children or the Memorial Fund of the First Christian Church in care of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel. Mr. Millering was born on Nov. 2, 1895 at La Grande to John Henry and Catherine Ann (Curteman) Millering. He graduated from La Grande High School with the Class of 1917. On Feb. 7, 1918 he married Berdillie Gray at La Grande. In September of 1918 he enlisted in the Army. He was a partner and salesman for Inland Machinery until he retired in 1960. Mr. Millering was a member of the La Grande First Christian Church, a life member of the La Grande Masonic Lodge, various York Rite bodies, the Scottish Rite Baker Consistory; the Al Kader Temple in Portland; the Union County Shrine Club; the Hope Chapter No. 13; the La Grande Elks Lodge; and the La Grande American Legion Post; and...

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Kellog, John R. Major – Obituary

Another Pioneer Gone Major John R. Kellog One by one the early pioneers of Union county are passing from the scene of action and leaving their inheritance to the descendants. The latest to answer to roll call was Major John R. Kellog, one of the first settlers of the county. He passed away at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the family residence three miles north of La Grande, where he settled in 1862. Deceased was born in Oswego county, New York, July 20, 1830, and was therefore a little over 74 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Kellogg was one of the best known citizens of the country and was always a leading spirit in church and Sunday school work. A widow and two adopted children and a large circle of friends mourn his death. Elgin Recorder Friday September 9,...

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Spencer, Jess W. – Obituary

Jess W. Spencer Funeral To Be Held at Union Jess W. Spencer, of Emmett, Ida., but formerly a business man at Union, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eva Hess [Hessemer], Montesano, Wash., yesterday morning, it was learned here today. Funeral services for Mr. Spencer will be held at the Methodist church at Union Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Mr. Spencer was the son of pioneer, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Spencer, who came to this valley in the year 1863. Full details of his obituary were not available today. La Grande Evening Observer Saturday November 20, 1937 Page 3 Spencer Rites Held Monday At Union Church Grange Hall. Nov. 23 – (Special) – A large circle of friends and relatives were present for the funeral service held for W. J. Spencer at the Methodist Episcopal church in Union Monday afternoon. The services were held at 2 o’clock with Rev. Cecil G. Hannan, of the First Methodist Episcopal church of La Grande, officiating. Burial was in the Union cemetery. An unusual feature of the services was that Mr. Spencer’s pall bearers were his six brothers. William Jesse Spencer, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Spencer, Grande Ronde valley pioneers of 1864 and 1865, was born in the Grange Hall district, near La Grande on Sept. 23, 1875, and died of bronchial pneumonia Friday morning, Nov. 19 at...

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