Location: Owyhee County ID

Bilyeu, Emma C. Brown – Obituary

The rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. June 16, 1994, followed by Mass at Holy Redeemer Church. Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. Mrs. Bilyeu, of southwest Portland, died June 10 of causes related to age. She was 99. She was born Jan. 8, 1895, in DeLamar, Idaho, and moved to Portland in 1915. She was a 50-year member of Holy Redeemer Church. Her husband, C. Lloyd, died in 1967. Surviving are her daughter, Cathryn M. Jiroch of Tigard; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Remembrances: American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. Arrangements: Zeller Chapel of the...

Read More

Murdoch, John – Obituary

North Powder, Oregon John Murdoch, 81, of North Powder, died Jan. 19, 2004, at his son’s ranch in Oreana, Idaho. His funeral will be Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. at Haines Methodist Church. John was born Jan. 24, 1922, in Fruitland, Idaho, to John (Scotty) and Esther Hvidberg Murdoch. He graduated in 1940 from Haines High School. John married Barbara Daugherty on Feb. 13, 1943, in Weiser, Idaho. He joined the Navy in 1944, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, John ranched for several years, and then purchased the Chevron Service Station in North Powder, which he and his wife operated for 36 years. John enjoyed the great outdoors and his mules. He dearly loved his family, which he never failed to let them know. John will be missed. He was dearly loved by all his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara; his daughter, Donna Dias, and her husband, Ernie, Lora Murdoch and her dear friend, Doug Fialkowski; his sister, Elizabeth Eide and family; three grandchildren, Scott Murdoch, Lorrie Murdoch and her fiance, Rick Thompson, and Tonya Valentine and her husband, Mike; three great-grandchildren, Zackary, Joshua, and Logan Valentine. He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis, and his parents, Esther and John (Scotty) Murdoch. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made...

Read More

Henderson, Caroline Vivian – Obituary

Caroline Vivian Henderson, 92, of Forest Grove and formerly of Union County, died Oct. 2. A celebration of her life will be held in early November. Caroline was born Dec. 18, 1916, to Fred D. and Carrie M. Henderson at Castle Creek, Owyhee County, Idaho. She grew up on a ranch with her brother and sister. She graduated high school as the class valedictorian. She then graduated cum laude from The College of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree. She taught school before marrying Athol R. Sayre June 14, 1939. She and Athol had five children: Steven, Fred, Lewis, Leah and Casey. Caroline earned her master’s degree at Eastern Oregon College. She taught English and library science in Union and Douglas counties after moving to Oregon. Caroline and Athol retired to Hillsboro where she enjoyed reading, gardening, her church group and quilting for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Caroline was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years in 2001. La Grande Observer – October 28,...

Read More

Phelps, James LeRoy Jr. – Obituary

Dad went to visit his Father in Heaven on October 8, 2007 after a brief illness. James was born in Weldona, Colorado on March 26, 1928 to James “Lee” and Gladys “Bernice” Phelps. The family arrived in Idaho in the late 1930’s, and he was raised on a farm on the hill outside of Roswell, Idaho. He graduated from Wilder High School spring of 1946 and entered the Navy that fall. He served his country in the Mediterranean on the U.S.S Midway. During those years he corresponded with Dorothy Burt and upon returning from the Navy he married Dorothy on July 7, 1948. They started their family in the Ten Davis area east of Parma, on the farm their first two of their children were born, Beth Nadine and John Rhannon. When John was eleven months old they moved to Colorado where James worked for the city of Fort Morgan, where the next two children David Patrick and Barbara Ann were born. They all returned to Idaho so that James could attend Boise Junior College. During the two years it took to earn his teaching certificate another son was born Bill Maynard. Upon completing college his first teaching assignment was in Grand View, Idaho. Their last child Josephine Louise was born while they were living there. James taught a total of 26 years and his last assignment was in...

Read More

Turner, James B. – Obituary

Graveside services for James B. Turner of Tacoma, Washington a former Haines resident were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday September 25, at the family plot in the Haines cemetery. Bishop J. LaRon Zundel of the LDS Church officiated. Vault interment followed. Arrangements were under the direction of Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. Mr. Turn died Thursday at his home in Tacoma. He was 73. He was born in Cheyenne, Oklahoma on December 18, 1904 and he was married to Ossie Davidson in Idaho Falls Temple. Mrs. Turner preceded him in death of January of 1976. He farmed in the Haines area for twenty-five years and then with his family moved to Homedale, Idaho where he resided until 1977 when he moved to Tacoma. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Turner of Tacoma and Norma Rockhill of Livermore, California; four sisters, Bea Tumlison of Randle, Washington, Pauline Cooksey of Torrance, California, Grace Long of Rosemead, California, and Wanda Sawyer of Monroe, La.; three grandchildren, David, Maria and Lisa Rockhill. The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, September 28, 1978 page 6A Contributed by: Belva...

Read More

Koplin, Ruth L. Schubert Mrs. – Obituary

Bridgeport, Oregon Ruth L. Koplin, 74, of Oreana, Idaho, a former longtime Bridgeport resident, died Aug. 12, 2004, at home with her family at her side. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Nyssa’s Lienkaemper Chapel in Nyssa. Burial will be at Hilltop Memorial Cemetery in Nyssa. Visitations will be until 8 o’clock tonight at Nyssa’s Lienkaemper Chapel. Ruth was born on March 26, 1929, at Winchester, Idaho, the daughter of Otto Schubert and Edith Zimmeyer Schubert. She married Donald Koplin on July 3, 1946, and became a homemaker. She worked right alongside her husband and never considered herself too good to help him with ranch work. They ranched at Bridgeport for more than 20 years. Ruth and Donald had been married 58 years. Ruth enjoyed making handmade quilts and selling them at local bazaars. Because of her excellent craftsmanship, people would come by the house just to buy a quilt. She also loved to can the fruits and vegetables she raised in her garden. Ruth was always willing to help a neighbor, family and friend. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Ruth leaves behind her husband, Donald Koplin of Oreana, Idaho; son, Clint Koplin, of Parma, Idaho; daughter, Evelyn Birkeland, of Washougal, Wash.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The family would like to thank Mercy Hospice for the care given Ruth and the many...

Read More

Murdoch, Dennis Sutherland – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Dennis Sutherland Murdoch, 57, of Oreana, Idaho, and a former Baker City resident, died Jan. 11, 2004, in a motor vehicle accident. Family and friends will celebrate his life Saturday at 4:30 p.m. MST at Oreana Hall. Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Homedale, Idaho, is in charge of arrangements. Dennis was born July 18, 1946, in Baker City to John and Barbara Murdoch. He moved to Oreana in 1982, where he has ranched and raised paint horses. He has been an active member/officer of Owyhee County Cattlemen’s Association as well as holding office in the Idaho and National Paint Horse Association. Dennis is survived by his parents, John and Barbara Murdoch of North Powder; two children, Scott Murdoch of Portland and Lorrie Murdoch of Mancos, Colo.; two sisters, Donna Dias of Jamieson and Lora Murdoch of Boise; and his niece, Tonya Valentine and family of Baker City. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Idaho Youth Paint Horse Club, in care of Dick Ramsey, 5717 East Powerline Road, Nampa, ID 83687. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 16, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

Read More

Davison, Mary L. Roberts Mrs. – Obituary

Richland, Oregon Mary L Davison, 72, of Boise, Idaho, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at a Boise care center. Memorial services were held on Saturday, April 3, 2004 at Euclid Community Church of the Nazarene in Boise. Cremation was under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Mary was born Sept 16, 1931 in Richland, the daughter of Walter W. and Mary Luretta Kirby Roberts. She lived to various places in Oregon and was educated In Boise and Gresham, Oregon. She married William A. Davison 1951 in Nampa, and they lived for a time at Lime. They also lived in Texas, then later moving to Nampa and then Lebanon, Oregon. They moved back to Idaho, living in Middleton and later in Homedale. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, baking, singing and church fellowship. She is survived by two sons, Terry and Victoria Davison of Givens Hot Springs and Dave Davison of Homedale, two daughters, Rebeca and Les Stevahn of Baker City, and Debra and Daniel Phegley of Damascus, a brother, Walter Roberts, Jr., of California, a sister. Colleen Andrew of Boise, 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 2002, and a grandson. Memorials may be given to the Euclid Community Church of the Nazarene, 1308 W Hale, Boise, Idaho 83706. Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City,...

Read More

Owyhee County, Idaho Census Records

1870 Owyhee County, Idaho Census Free 1870 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1870 Owyhee County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1870 U.S. Census Guide Hosted at Owyhee County IdahoUSGenWeb Census Project Index Part 1  Part 2  Part 3 1880 Owyhee County, Idaho Census Free 1880 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1880 Owyhee County, Census (images and index) 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1880 U.S. Census Guide Hosted at USGenWeb Idaho Archives Surnames A-B-C-D-E Surnames F-G-H-I-J-K-L Surnames M-N-O-P-Q-R Surnames S-T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z 1890 Owyhee County, Idaho Census Free 1890 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1890 Veterans Schedule $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1890 U.S. Census Guide 1900 Owyhee County, Idaho Census Free 1900 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1900 Owyhee County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1900 U.S. Census Guide 1910 Owyhee County, Idaho Census Free 1910 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1910 Owyhee County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1910 U.S. Census Guide 1920 Owyhee County, Idaho Census Free 1920 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14...

Read More

Owyhee County, Idaho Cemetery Records

Idaho Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Idaho county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Owyhee County Cemetery Records (hosted at Idaho USGenWeb Archives) Bruneau Cemetery Surnames A-L Surnames M-Z Marsing-Homedale Cemetery Surnames A-G Surnames H-M Surnames T-Z Oreana Cemetery Reynolds Cemetery Wilson Cemetery Owyhee County Cemetery Records Hosted at Interment.net Fairview Cemetery...

Read More

Bell, Ralph Edward – Obituary

Ralph Edward Bell, 81, of Boise, a former longtime Baker City resident, died March 13, 2003, at Valley View Retirement Center in Boise. His graveside funeral was at 2 p.m. today at Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens in Boise. Visitations were Monday at Summer Funeral Homes, Boise Chapel in Boise. Ralph was born April 15, 1921, at Marsing, Idaho, to Clifford and Flo Benson Bell. He was a Baker High School graduate. He married Blanche Hickerson on Oct. 14, 1939. She died on April 15, 1996. During his life, Ralph was employed as a truckdriver and dock foreman for Meadow Gold Dairies at Baker City and La Grande. In 1969, he and Blanche moved from Baker City to Boise where they retired. Survivors include his sons, Clinton of College Place, Wash., Danny of La Grande, Roger of Boise and Clifford of Twin Falls, Idaho; his daughters-in-law, Ethel, Barbara, Cherylin and Chris; his brother, Harold Bell of Baker City; and grandchildren, Danny Jr. and Gary of La Grande, Rachelle, Kelly and Glenn of Boise and Becky of Twin Falls. He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche; his sister, Dorathea Pierson; and a brother, Ernst. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 24, 2003 Transcribed by: Belva...

Read More

Biography of Burrell W. Griffin

BURRELL W. GRIFFIN. – Mr. Griffin, who has been long and favorably known throughout the Inland Empire, was born in Missouri in 1840, and since his arrival in Oregon in 1848 has seen as much of our Northwestern life in Indian wars, in the mines, and in our distinctive old-time traveling system by stage, as any one of us. His first residence was in the “Forks” of the Santiam with his father, B.B. Griffin, who moved to the Rogue river valley in 1852, and was a farmer and fancier of horses; who in 1852 was with Captain John F. Miller in the difficulty with Chief Sam, in Southern Oregon; who again in 1853 was one of the most active in suppressing the disorders of Old John, being one of the scouting party which inadvertently ran upon the Indian band on Williams creek, and who in the sharp skirmish received a severe wound; who still again in the larger and more bloody wars of 1855-56 took a large share in the comic, often tragic, and inevitably fatiguing campaigns on the Rogue river. Young Burrell W. was in the meantime growing into a stout lad, and was receiving his education under the tuition of Honorable Orange Jacobs. At the age of twenty-two he was ready to pack his blankets and seek his fortune. He went to the mines of Eastern Oregon,...

Read More

Blakeway, Myrtle L. Birge Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Myrtle L. Blakeway, 73, of Baker City and formerly of Gates, died Oct. 12, 2002, at her daughter’s home in Baker City. A private family service will be conducted later. Coles Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Blakeway was born April 21, 1929, at Homedale, Idaho, to Lloyd O. and Eva Mae Hurst Birge. She married Roderick A. Frazier in 1947. In the 1960s, they lived in Union and Wallowa counties. They also lived at Bates. He died in 1977. She moved from Gates to Baker City in August of this year, to be near family. Mrs. Blakeway was a member of the Eagles Lodge. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, country-western concerts and crossword puzzles. She was an excellent cook. Survivors include her children, Georgia M. Shaffer and her husband, Jack, of Elgin, Loretta Martinez of Baker City, Debbie Duckett, and her husband, Rick, of Elgin, and Rick Frazier and his wife, Tammie, of Portland; sisters, Mary Wynn, of Spokane, Wash., and Emma Hall and her husband, Luke, of Boise; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Blakeway; a son-in-law, Rudy Martinez; and a grandson. Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of one’s choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October...

Read More

King, Mary Mae Marshall Staley Mrs. – Obituary

Mary Mae Staley King, 88, of Blackfoot, Idaho, a former Baker City resident, died June 18, 2002, at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center at Idaho Falls. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Blackfoot Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 1650 Highland Drive. Gerald Humphreys will conduct the service. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Interment will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery. She was born April 16, 1914, in Nez Perce, Idaho, the daughter of George Allen and Molly Gertrude Humphries Marshall. She was educated in Baker City and graduated from high school in Eugene. She had lived in northern Idaho, Missouri, Pocatello, Idaho, Reseda, Calif., Boise, Homedale and Fruitland, Idaho. She moved to Blackfoot in 1979. Mary married Orland A. Staley in August of 1932 at Weiser, Idaho. She later married Loren Hayden and he died in 1981. On Oct. 6, 1983, she married Sam King at Blackfoot. She was a member of the LDS Church and helped with the name extraction program. She spent a lot of time at the Bingham Senior Citizens Center with her many friends. Mary worked as a salesperson in women’s clothing in California, Oregon and Pocatello, Idaho. She enjoyed golfing, fishing, working and putting together fashion shows. Survivors include her husband, Sam King of...

Read More

Dalke, Stephen Arnold “Steve” – Obituary

Stephen Arnold “Steve” Dalke, 49, of Hammett, Idaho, died Feb. 22, 2002, after battling cancer. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Baker City Church of the Nazarene, 1250 Hughes Lane. Steve was born on Dec. 2, 1952, at Omaha, Neb., to Arnold and Doris Dalke, who were missionaries with Village Missions in the Western states. He graduated from Yreka High School at Yreka, Calif., in 1971. He attended Montana Institute of the Bible where he met his future wife, Carla Sue Claiborne of Boise. They were married at Cole Community Church on May 22, 1976. Throughout the next 25 years they served with Village Missions at Machias, Wash.; Callahan, Calif.; Portland, Mohawk and Unity in Oregon; DeBeque, Colo.; and at Hammett and Bruneau, Idaho. Steve had a great love for life, people and animals. His strongest desire in life was that everyone would come to know and understand God’s great love and acceptance. He not only preached it, but lived it. Steve loved spending time with family and friends. He was well- known for playing pranks on people, and had a great sense of humor. One of his hobbies was raising and training horses. He enjoyed helping area ranchers or just pleasure riding. Steve is survived by his wife, Carla Dalke; his mother, Doris Dalke of Dallas; his children, Bryan Dalke and his wife, Nellie...

Read More


Free Genealogy Archives

It takes a village to grow a family tree!
Genealogy Update - Keeping you up-to-date!
101 Best Websites 2016

Pin It on Pinterest