Location: Oregon City Oregon

Ward, Lois Eileen – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Lois Eileen (Ward) Anderson Funeral Services were conducted Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Richard Anderson (Lois Ward), 28, of Oregon City. Rev. Earl Rogers officiated. Music was provided by Mrs. Ralp Kay and Mrs. Garnet Best who sang “Beyond the Sunset”. Pallbearers were Keith Searles, Harold Lay, Bob Hamilton, Jack Christy, Bob Freels and Clyde Fleenor. Interment was in the Enterprise cemetery. Her first funeral was held at 10:30 Saturday at the chapel of Atkinson Memorial Congregational church in Oregon City. Lois Eileen Ward was born January 6, 1923 in Portland, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Landy Ward. She was united in marriage to Richard Anderson at Freewater in 1946. She died at the Oregon City hospital Thursday, October 25. She had been in failing health since last summer but became worse about two weeks ago. Mrs. Anderson had lived in Oregon City for the last 2 and 1/2 years and her husband is the principal of the Park Place School. She was a member of the Atkinson Memorial Congregational Church and was active in the Primary Mother’s club and the Yomareo club of the church. Also, she was a member of the Jaybettes. A memorial to Mrs. Anderson has been established at the Oregon City library. She is survived by her husband, year old daughter, Merri Jay, of Oregon City, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Landy...

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Josi, Robert E. – Obituary

Robert E. Josi, 74, of Wallowa died June 13 at St. Mary’s Hospital. A memorial service was held June 23. Mr. Josi was born Oct. 26, 1931, to Fred and Olga Elmer Josi in Oregon City. The family lived in Snowden and White Salmon, Wash. He worked on ranches at at the Mount Emily logging camp. He served in the Army during the Korean War, and in 1954 he married Agnes Tsiatsos of Starkey. The couple moved to Wallowa. He worked as a logger, and during layoffs he would find ranch jobs. After a divorce in 1983 he married Bonnie Lowe in 1989 . He was a member of the Enterprise Nazarene Church, and enjoyed riding horses, working with cattle, hunting with his kids and visiting family and friends. Survivors include children and their spouses, Larry and Karen Josi, Ernie and Karen Josi and Janet Delatori, all of Wallowa; stepchildren, Ron, Vickie and Dan Lowe and Judy Tate; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Norman Josi of Prairie City; sisters and their spouses, Erlene Butler and Marjorie Josi of Gresham, and Mildred and Bill Hiller of Port Angeles, Wash., and other relatives. His wife; sisters, Verna and Dorothy Josi; and a son-in-law. Gerard Delatori. all died earlier. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Cancer Center in Walla Walla or any charity. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week...

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Becker, Mary Ann Theresa – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Mary Ann Theresa Hoffart Becker died Feb. 20, 2006, in Oregon City of natural causes. She was 91. Mrs. Becker was born Jan. 6, 1915 in Ipswich, S.D. In 1920 her family moved to the Portland area where she attended school at Jefferson High School. She married Ted Whitesell in 1931 and had 3 children. They divorced. She met and married Vernon L. Becker in 1946 and they settled in Redland and raised their family. They lived there for over 15 years, enjoying the farm life. She was an accomplished gardener and her yard was always a showplace. In 1969 Vernon and Mary moved to Enterprise and later to Joseph and spent the remainder of their lives here. Mrs. Becker and her husband often toured the United States and also spent time in Arizona. They were active in the Good Sam club and local horse clubs while raising and showing Appaloosas. Mrs. Becker is survived by two daughters, Theresa Johnson of Redland, Wash., and Mickey Becker of Oregon City; a brother, John Hoffert of Portland; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 3, 2005, two daughters, Shirley Whitesell and Marilynn Lindquist and one son, Danny Lee. Memorial services have not been set. Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, March 02,...

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Gill, George – Obituary

Minam, Oregon George Gill, 76, of Baker City passed away at his home on June 6, 2007. Memorial Services will be held at the Eagles, 2935 H St. in Baker City on Saturday, June 16, at 1 p.m. An additional memorial will be held on the Minam at a later date. Mr. Gill was born in Oregon City to Manuel and Mary Gill. He attended several schools in Oregon as a child, moving with his family as his father worked in the construction business. When he was 12 years old, his father bought a ranch on the Minam in Wallowa County. He graduated from the eighth grade at Minam, then went to work for Myron Fleser logging until he joined the U.S. Navy in July 1950. He was a Boatswain’s Mate aboard the USS Kearsarge and served in the Korean War. Mr. Gill worked for Shell Oil Company in Anchorage, Alaska, after returning from the service. In 1959, he returned to Wallowa County where he worked in the logging business for many years driving cat and felling trees. He did private trapping as a hobby and, in 1976, went to work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife in Animal Damage Control. He was paid for what he loved to do. He worked in Jackson and Baker Counties and retired in 1991. Mr. Gill enjoyed the outdoors and was an...

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Courtney, Donel – Obituary

Donel “Jig” Courtney of Lostine died Oct. 10, 2005. He was 79 years old. Memorial services will be held Nov. 12 at Bollman Funeral Home. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, October 20, 2005 ____________________________ Donel “Jick” Courtney died Oct. 10, 2005 at his home in Lostine of a long-term illness. He was 79. The son of Donel Eugene and Margaret Sara Courtney of Enterprise, Mr. Courtney was born on Oct. 21, 1925. He returned home from the Marines after World War II, got married, started a family and then moved to the Lostine River Valley area to start ranching. He later moved to Oregon City to work on a small farm raising sheep, and he also worked as a mail carrier. His mail carrying job then took him to Portland. After 30 years with the Post Office, Mr. Courtney and his longtime companion Mary White retired to the Lostine River area so he could enjoy the area he loved so much. Mr. Courtney enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and hiking, especially the Wallowa Mountains. He loved being outdoors and sharing the beauty with his family. Mr. Courtney was preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard of Spokane, Wash., and his daughter Jill of Oregon City. He survived by his longtime companion Mary White of Lostine, brother and sister-in-law Mick and...

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Gray, Ernest Merrill – Obituary

Former Union County resident, Ernest M. Gray, 84, of Woodburn, died Thursday at a hospital in Oregon City. Mr. Gray was born March 18, 1903, in Lower Cove to George M. and Mary (Miller) Gray. He married Nellie Lemon on May 28, 1921, in La Grande. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Mrs. Everett (Muriel) Ellis, Boise, Idaho, and Mrs. Ed (Darlene) O’Mahundro [sic – O’Mohundro], Silverton; sisters, Mrs. Eudelle Olson and Mrs. Othella Purvine, both of Milwaukie; five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; aunt Mrs. Eugene (Dillie) Millering, La Grande, three nieces and a nephew. Mr. Gray had 37 first cousins, of whom 21 are still living. Several still live in Union County. A brother, Hughes Gray, died earlier. The funeral will be held Monday at the Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton. Contributions in Mr. Gray’s memory can be made to the People’s Church, 4500 Lancaster Dr., N.E. Salem 97301. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Saturday, January 2, 1988 Page...

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Kasinger, Lyman Roy – Obituary

Imbler, Union County, Oregon Local Resident Hears of Brother’s Death Mrs. Keith Glenn received word that her brother, Lyman Roy Kasinger died Sunday of a heart attack at his home in Oregon City. He had been a resident of Imbler and La Grande several years ago, and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kasinger. Survivors include a daughter, Gertrude Persyn of Oregon City, and two [*] grandchildren; one brother Jack T. Kasinger, San Bruno, Calif.; sisters Lillie Fehr, Woodland, Wash.; Floy Davis, San Francisco, Calif., Hattie Bell, Hood River, Bessie Ruckman, Oakland, Calif., Hester Glenn, Summerville, and Lola Wright, San Bruno. Funeral services were held today at 10 a.m. in Oregon City. La Grande Observer August 27, 1964 He was born February 23, 1898 at Millersville, MO. My uncle had [*] three grandchildren and a second daughter, Lola E. Kasinger, of Salem, OR. He was principally raised in Imbler and resided in Union County for many...

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Zurlinden, Marie J. – Obituary

Gladstone (Special) – Marie J. Zurlinden, 165 West Clarendon street, died at an Oregon City hospital Wednesday night following a long illness. Mrs. Zurlinden had lived in this vicinity for the last 18 years and had spent all her life in Oregon. She was born April 29, 1887 in North Powder. She was a member of the First Baptist church at Gladstone and was a life member of the Women’s Auxiliary of DAV, Chapter 4. Survivors include the husband John; two sons, Stewart W. Goldsberry, Beaverton; Virgil S. Goldsberry, Brookings; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo Lowe, Glendale, Calif.; Mrs. Nola Miller, Bellflower, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 28, at 1:30 PM at Holman-Hankins-Rilance Funeral home in Oregon City. Rev. Harry Wildeson will officiate and interment will be in the Portland Rose City cemetery. Enterprise-Courier Oregon City, Oregon Friday June 25, 1954 Page 3 Contributed by: Tom...

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Levy, Adolph – Obituary

Adolph Levy Is Dead Passes Away at Portland Saturday Morning Mr. Adolph Levy died at The Good Samaretan hospital in Portland at 1 o’clock Saturday morning, the funeral taking place Sunday afternoon from the residence of his brother, Ludwig Levy in Portland. The funeral ceremonies were attended by many friends of the deceased, and immediately thereafter the remains were taken to Ahavi Sholem cemetery for Interment, where appropriate Masonic ceremonies were performed. Mr. Levy was well known in mercantile circles of Oregon, coming to the state when it was yet in its infancy and engaging in business at Oregon City. He came to Union in 1878 and engaged in the mercantile business, in which business he remained until became seriously afflicted with disease something over a year ago when he retired, disposing of his business to his sons, Leon and Milton. Mr. Levy has always been an honored, highly respected citizen and at the time of his death was a member of the city council of Union. He leaves a widow and eight children to mourn his loss. The loss of Mr. Levy will be greatly felt in this community. The sympathy of the people goes out to Mrs. Levy and children in this bereavement. Eastern Oregon – Union. Semi-weekly Republican Oct. 9, 1895 pg. 3 col 3 Contrubuted by: Diane Levy...

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Stevens, Jeffery Max – Obituary

Union County, Oregon Obituary La Grande, Oregon Jeffery Max Stevens, 39, formerly of La Grande, died March 10 after battling cancer. There will be a private family memorial service in Canby. Arrangements are under the direction of Loveland Funeral Chapel. Jeffery was born Aug. 22, 1967, to Arthur and Shirley (Shelly) Stevens in Oregon City, where he graduated from high school. He never married and was a painter by trade. He enjoyed spending time with his children, taking trips to the Wildhorse Casino in Pendleton, bowling and working in his yard. Survivors include his children, Jessy Stevens of Milwaukie and Desiree Stevens of La Grande; siblings and their spouses, Rick and Sandi Stevens and Cheryl (Chester) Gunter, all of La Grande; one grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gus Stevens. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 24, 2007 Published: March 24,...

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Alexander, Susan – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Susan Alexander, 57, of Elgin, died Oct. 25 at her home. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – October 26, 2009 ________________________ Susan L. Alexander Elgin 1952-2009 Susan Lorraine Alexander, 57, of Elgin, and formerly of Wallowa, died Oct. 24 at her home. A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at the Wallowa Cemetery. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center in La Grande is in charge of arrangements. Susan was born Sept. 3, 1952, to Ardeth and Patricia Spruill in Oregon City. She was raised in California and graduated from Oroville High School. She married Doug Alexander Aug. 30, 1974. In 1977 they moved to Wallowa from California. In 1993 they moved to Elgin. Her children consider her an “awesome Mom.” She enjoyed cooking and loved having turtles and collecting turtle memorabilia. Survivors include her husband, Doug of Elgin; children, Doug Alexander of Maryland, Tammy Garwood of Mississippi and Brandy Alexander of Mississippi; three grandchildren; sister, Sandra Schultz of Missouri; brothers, Zane and Shawn Fallon of Alaska and Quinn Fallon of California; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by brothers, Danny and Flynn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Lung Association in care of Daniels-Knopp, 1502 Seventh St., in La Grande. La Grande Observer – October 29,...

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Schnebly, Philip Henry – Obituary

The Kittitas Valley lost another of its well known pioneers Sunday [October 17, 1926] when Philip Henry Schnebly passed away after an illness that extended over a period of more than three years. Death came at 7 o’clock Sunday, morning but was not unexpected, as Mr. Schnebly had suffered an acute sinking spell Friday. Coming here from Oregon, his birthplace, in 1872, Mr. Schnebly became one of the most important growers of beef cattle in the state, both stock and acreage mounting into the thousands. For a number of years, however, his livestock interests have been handled by his six sons. He retired in 1909. The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the family residence at Eighth and A streets. The Rev. E. Leslie Rolls, rector of Grace Parish, will officiate, and the pall bearers will be friends of the deceased of long standing. They include: John J. Sharp, John N. Faust, Ben Shelton, D. W. S. Ramsay, J. C. Sterling, and C. C. Churchill. The lives of Mr. Schnebly and his family have been closely associated with the development of the Northwest. Mr. Schnebly was born October 8, 1852, near Oregon City, Ore. He was a son of David J. and Margaret (Painter) Schnebly, who were married in Oregon after crossing the plains by ox team. David J. Schnebly purchased from the founder and...

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Stickney, May Briody – Obituary

Her death following that of her husband, Elmer E. Stickney, by a little more than a month, Mrs. May Stickney, 70- year-old Kittitas County pioneer, passed away at her home here last night [July 5, 1934] following a lingering illness. Mr. Stickney died on May 29. Mrs. Stickney was born February 10, 1864, at Oregon City, Oregon, and came to the Kittitas Valley in 1892. May 2 of that year she was married to Mr. Stickney. Eight children, all residents of Ellensburg, survive. They are: Earl, Henry, Fred, Mrs. Anna Miller, Mrs. Effie Kinkade, Mrs. Mabel Grimm, Mrs. Bertha Besaw and Mrs. Eva Newman. There are 19 grandchildren. In addition, Mrs. Stickney leaves a sister, Mrs. S. A. Clark of Noti, Oregon, and a brother, Fred Briody of West Lake, Ore. Mrs. Stickney was a member of the Royal Neighbor Lodge. Funeral services are to be held from the Honeycutt Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2:30. The Rev. John Hanks will conduct the services. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Limbocker, Lillian Ellen Holmes – Obituary

Mrs. Lillian Ellen Limbocker, 76, of 724 Taylor Street, Oregon City, died Wednesday afternoon [April 19] at a Gladstone nursing home following a short illness. Mrs. Limbocker, who was the widow of Clyde Limbocker, was born May 19, 1884 in Belle Plaine, Iowa and had been a resident of Oregon City for the last 50 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ (Christian), Rebecca Lodge and had severed on the election board for many years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Oscar (Ruth) Hogg, Oregon City, Mrs. Kenneth (Letha) Smith, Sacramento, Calif. and three grandsons. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 24, at the Hillside chapel with Rev. Howard. F. Hutchins officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Oregon City Enterprise Courier, April 20, 1961 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Limbocker, Clyde L. – Obituary

Final rites for Clyde L. Limbocker [March 3, 1951], 724 Taylor Street were held in the chapel of the Oregon City Funeral Home, Wednesday afternoon. Concluding services were at Mountain View Cemetery. Rev. Howard Hutchinson, pastor of the Church of Christ (Christian), officiated. Pall bearers were Earl Downing, Clifford Chapin, Ray Corless, Bryan Foster, Frank Parker and Richard Bittner. Mr. and Mrs. E. Granville Limbocker of Richmond, Calif., were in Oregon City for the funeral. Enroute from the south, their train was stalled by a snow slide at the summit of the Siskiyou Mountains for 16 hours. The accident occurred at the edge of the tunnel. Trains were delayed and three came through Oregon City just a short distance apart. Mr. Limbocker, a nephew of Clyde Limbocker has been an engineer for the Santa Fe railroad for more than 25 years. They were only able to stay in Oregon City one day. Mrs. B. L. Templeton, Beaverton; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Johnson, Gresham; Mrs. Estelle Holmes and Mrs. Clarence Oak both of Portland, were among the out-of-town relatives and friends attending the rites. Oregon City, Enterprise Courier, March 9, 1951 Contributed by: Shelli...

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