Location: Omaha Nebraska

Worcester, Robert Marshall “Bob” – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon 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 Robert Marshall “Bob” Worcester, 76, of The Dalles, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home on Sept. 12, 2004. Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon on Thursday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in The Dalles. The Rev. Joe Kelbel will officiate. Private cremation will follow at The Dalles Win-Quatt Crematory. Visitations will be held Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home. Bob was born on Oct. 13, 1927, in Omaha, Neb., to Nathaniel and Marye Anderson Worcester. He grew up and attended school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He entered the Navy in 1946 and served as a radio operator on a destroyer. He married JoeAnn Greene in 1946 in Cedar Rapids. They moved to La Grande in 1973 where she preceded him in death in 1983. He married Kaethe Moll Gildersleeve on March 24, 1986, at La Grande....

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Headley, Lyle Walter – Obituary

Lyle Walter Headley, 80, of La Grande, died Oct. 3 at his home. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the La Grande Church of the Nazarene. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements. Lyle was born on July 7, 1927, to Clarence and Margaret (Paulison) Headley in Omaha, Neb. During World War II he served with the Merchant Marines. On Jan. 8, 1950, he married Lillian Ruth McIntyre in Ralston, Neb. They lived in Nebraska for a time before moving to California where he was a self-employed heavy equipment operator. In 1969 they moved to the Gresham area. They later returned to California before residing in Chiloquin. His wife preceded him in death on June 28, 1998. In 2002 he moved to La Grande, which quickly became a favorite place of his. Lyle was a member of the Lions Club and the American Legion. He was a former member of the Elks Lodge. He was a handyman that could fix about anything. He enjoyed woodworking, mechanics and remodeling. He also enjoyed car racing and vintage automobiles. Those who knew him say he was best known for his quirky sense of humor that will be missed by many. Survivors include his children, Ruth Russell of Sweet Home, Sharon and Steve Helfrich of Boring and Mary and Pat Hoffman of La Grande; several grandchildren;...

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Twedt, Terrance Lee – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Terrance “Terry” Lee Twedt, 72, of Pacific City and formerly of La Grande, died at his home April 21 surrounded by family. A life celebration reception will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kiawanda Community Center in Pacific City. Terry was born July 14, 1935, to Irvin and Virgie (Wilson) Twedt in Omaha, Neb. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. In 1961 he married Karin Lee Twedt in Portland. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Oregon State University and worked in management with Boise Cascade in La Grande and Many, La., retiring in 1994. In January 1995, Terry and Karin settled on the Oregon coast in Pacific City where Terry enjoyed photography, walking on the beach, playing cards and taking part in the Kiawanda Community Center activities. Survivors include his wife, Karin; son and daughter-in-law, Ken Twedt and Kendal Shaber of Wexford, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, JoAnna and Dale Wilson of Payson, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and special care givers, Perry and Ginny Sorenson of Pacific City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kiawanda Community Center in care of Waud’s Funeral Home. La Grande Observer, Obituaries for the week ending April 26,...

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Anderson, Josephine Lois – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Josephine “Jo” Anderson, 83, of La Grande, died Monday at a local care center. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Grandview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will be available later. The Observer – August 26, 2008 __________________________________________ Josephine Lois “Jo” Anderson, 83, of La Grande, died Aug. 25 at a local care center. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. today at Grandview Cemetery. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. Jo was born June 23, 1925, to Daniel and Effie (Millican) Garinger in Omaha, Neb. She was educated in Colorado Springs and married West Anderson Nov. 11, 1943. They lived in various places and she owned and operated restaurants in Florence, Ariz., and in Oklahoma. In the late spring of 1974 the couple moved to La Grande. She worked various jobs. Her last, when she was in her 70s, was for Dave’s Grocery as the ice cream lady. Jo was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. The 700 Club and Billy Graham were a big part of her life. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and was known as the “QVC Queen’’ by her family. She gardened and canned and loved spending time with her...

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Everson, Lillie A. Swanson – Obituary

Lillie A. Everson, 84, 2307 S. 6th St., died Thursday [April 13, 1989] at an Omaha care center. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Howard, died in 1982. Survivors include four sons, Charles of Omaha, Robert of Dayton, Ohio, Howard of Hartselle, Ala., and James of Mead, Neb.; daughter Rose Lengyel of Omaha; three sisters, Louise Stewart of Columbia, Mo., Virgie Wilcox of Fresno, Calif., and Rosie Thompson of Macon, Mo.; 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at the McCurdy Chapel with the Rev. David Grimm, pastor of Bethany United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Carson Cemetery. Family visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the McCurdy Funeral Home. Contributed by: Shelli...

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McKenzie, Charles Maxfield – Obituary

Former Yakima Valley resident Charles “Max” McKenzie, 84, of Edmonds, died Sunday in Edmonds [August 17, 1986]. Mr. McKenzie was born Dec. 8, 1901, in Omaha, Neb., to Charles and Maude McKenzie. They moved in 1903 to Quincy, where his family homesteaded until the death of his father in 1915. In 1917, they moved to the Kittitas Valley and took up farming. Mr. McKenzie went to work for the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1923, retiring in 1967. He was married in 1926 to Ruth Barnhart. They were transferred to Yakima in 1932. While working for the railroad, he maintained a farm in Badger Pocket in the 1930s, did fruit farming in Englewood in the 1940s and farmed in Moxee in the 1950s. Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of Edmonds; two sons, the Rev. Don McKenzie of Dallas, Texas, and Charles S. McKenzie of Seattle; seven grandchildren; a great grandchild; two brothers, Elvin McKenzie of Grandview and Don McKenzie of Yakima; and two sisters, Eleanor McGrath and Margaret Harrel, both of Ellensburg. He was preceded in death by a brother, George, and a son, David. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the IOOF Cemetery in Ellensburg. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the charity of the donor’s choice. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Ralph Lallaway Todd of Omaha NE

Ralph Lallaway Todd9, (Edward S.8, Lucius M.7, Levi6, Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Oct. 10, 1889, in Aurora, Ill., married in Omaha, Neb., Dec. 5, 1911, Helen Claire Leet, who was born Nov. 4, 1890, in Audubon, Iowa. Child: 2793. Edward...

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George W. Todd of Omaha NE

George W. Todd8, (Edwin R.7, Thomas J.6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Feb. 22, 1873, married in 1901, Rhena Jensen. He is a dentist in Omaha, Neb. Children: 2413. Charlotte, b. 1903. 2414. A son, d. young. 2415. Virginia, b. 1910. 2416. Harriet, b....

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Ruth Miriam Todd of Portland OR

Ruth Miriam, b. Jan. 29, 1894, she is a college graduate and was athletic editor her senior year, is a member of the largest athletic clubs in America, has recently been elected as teacher of physical culture and English in two splendid High schools. Ruth began life in a beautiful little villa by the banks of the Blue River at Blue Springs, Neb. and her arrival was heralded by the gift of a home, and half a car-load of supplies of all kinds of provisions that came over the Burlington Railroad–a bountiful and most generous consideration from her father’s people throughout the state with whom he built three churches and for whom he was superintendent, editor and pastor-at-large. Owing to pastor Todd’s responding to so many calls, Ruth’s schooling was advanced by the abilities of many teachers. Her High School studies, however, were taken in Gadsden, Alabama and Omaha, Nebraska, and her A. B. degree work was done at Southern Presbyterian College in North Carolina, and with Richmond’s Woman’s College, Richmond, Virginia; receiving therefor a five-year teacher’s certificate from the state Board of Education. This certificate was renewed in 1920 for a six year period and she received in that same year a High School Life License with the State Board of Indiana. Ruth studied music all her school-life, having both private and public tutors, and has become proficient...

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Bloom, Sedric Cleo – Obituary

Sedric Cleo Bloom, the son of George Arthur and Rosetha E. Bloom was born May 8, 1896 in Carson, IA. He died September 3, 1980 in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 84 years. He received his elementary education in Carson, Iowa. In 1911 the family moved to LaPlata, Missouri were Cleo attended high school. Cleo went on to further his education at Kansas City Business College. Cleo was united in marriage to Esther Bell Dudley on September 24, 1919 in South Gifford, Missouri. To this union, two children were born, George Allen of Amarillo, Texas and Cleo Jr. of Valentine. Cleo was a lifetime cattleman, engaging in the production of registered Hereford cattle. He came to Nebraska in 1925 where he began his ranching operation. He devoted the last 25 years to the production of registered Angus cattle. Cleo was a member of the Nebraska Stock Growers Association, the Sandhills Cattle Association, the National Cattlemen’s Association and the Presbyterian Church. Cleo was preceded in death by his parents, George and Rose Bloom. He is survived by his wife, Esther; two sons and their wives, George and Louise and Cleo, Jr. and Frances. Cleo is also survived by three grandchildren, George Allen Bloom, Rosita Louis Seagraves (and husband Paul), Michael, Lee Bloom, and two great grandchildren, Paul II and Rasena. Services were held at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine,...

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Ouren, Louis Hamilton – Obituary

Ouren, Louis Hamilton, 7350 Graceland Dr. (Omaha), age 94. Survived by wife, Lettie, son Louis Henry Ouren of Omaha, stepdaughter Lois Bolten of Griswold, IA, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services Tues. 1 pm. Burial Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha. Omaha World Herald, April 9, 1979 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Ouren, Louis H. – Obituary

Ouren, Louis H., 76, of Hibert, WI, formerly of Omaha. Died Tues. Feb. 4 at his home. Born Aug. 11, 1920, Des Moines, IA to Louis H. and Hazel (Stevens) OUREN. Survived by sons Steve Duren of Shell Beach, CA, Charlie and Teresa Ouren of Omaha, daughter Cheryl and Michael Jansen of Hibert, WI, 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, special friend Pepper, preceded by wife Margery. Funeral Services Friday 1 pm, Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Omaha World Herald, February 6, 1997 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Ouren, Edward – Obituary

Ouren, Edward M., 79 of 801 S. 52nd St., Survived by wife, Frances, brother, Louis H., nephews, Louis, Henry (all of Omaha), Richard Everson (nephew) of El Reno, OK, sister-in-law, Mrs. Leroy Kleeman of Snyder, NE. Services Wed 1 pm Fitch & Cole Memorial Chapel, Dr. Robert E. Naylor officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery Omaha World Herald, January 4, 1966 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bostrom, Roy E. – Obituary

Bostrom, Roy E., 82; of Omaha. Survived by son James R.; daughter Mary Flatt both of Omaha; 2 sisters Eleanor B. Eggen of Perham, MN and Florence A. Douglas of Spokane, WA; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; cousins Bert and Fern Marlow of Omaha. Services 11 am Sat. at Roeder Mortuary. Interment Calhoun Cemetery, Missouri Valley, IA. Roeder Mortuary, 50th and Ames Ave.; 453-5600. Omaha World Herald, November 21, 1986 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bostrom, Marguerite – Obituary

Bostrom, Marguerite B., age 60. Survived by husband, Roy E.; 2 sons, James R. Mustang in CA, James R. Bostrom in Omaha; daughter, Mary F. Flatt in Omaha, 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Russell Byram of Stone Mountain, GA and Howard Byram of the Virgin Islands; cousins Bert and Fern Marlow of Omaha. Funeral Services 11 am Mon. at Roeder Mortuary with interment at Calhoun Cemetery in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Member of Owaissa Chapter No 296 O.E.S. , District Commissioner for Boy Scouts of America and Sunday School teacher for 15 years at the Olivet Baptist Church. Roeder Mortuary, 50th and Ames Ave. (Omaha), (402) 453-5600. Omaha World Herald, May 3, 1981 Contributed by: Shelli...

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