Location: Pendelton Oregon

Cramer, Lola – Obituary

Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Cramer and Mrs. Edwin Bloom went to Wallowa Friday to attend the funeral of Miss Lola Cramer who died in Pendleton of the influenza and was brought to Wallowa where her parents live for burial. Wallowa County Reporter Thursday November 21,...

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Berry, Cleve – Obituary

Wallowa, Oregon Cleve L. Berry, 71, of Pendleton, died July 30, 2005. Funeral services will he held Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. at the Wallowa Cemetary. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Wallowa County Chieftain – Thursday, August 04, 2005 Cleve Lee Berry, 71, of Pendleton, died of cancer July 30, 2005. A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Aug. 5, at the Wallowa Cemetery. Mr. Berry was born May 30, 1934, at Wallowa, to Charles and Ione Berry. He attended Wallowa High School and later was employed by B.W. James Logging Company. He and his family moved from Joseph to Brookings where they lived from 1956 until 1975. He worked at South Coast Lumber Company for a time before joining the Brookings Police Department. He worked as a city patrolman for more than five years. From 1964 to 1969, he was employed as a Curry County Deputy Sheriff under Sheriff Allen Boice. He worked as a security guard, a livestock broker, trapper, commercial fisherman, a school bus driver, a co-owner/operater of Our Place Pizza Parlor at Harbor and a Curry County brand inspector. He was a member and officer with the Pelican Bay Archery Club in Brookings during the 1950s and 60s and was a member of Brookings Elks Lodge while serving in law enforcement. He was an avid supporter of the...

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Levy, Estella – Obituary

Funeral for Estella Levy, 81, Union, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Beth Israel Cemetery Chapel under arrangements of Colonial Mortuary. Burial will be there. Ms. Levy was born Nov, 21, 1881; in Union. She died Tuesday at Pendleton. She was a member of a pioneer family. She was affiliated with the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include two nieces and five nephews, one Adolph Block, Portland. Portland Oregonian, October 24, 1963 pg. 29 col 5 Estella Levy Funeral services for Estella Levy, 81, who died in Pendleton Tuesday, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Beth Israel Cemetery Chapel under the direction of Caldwell’s Colonial Mortuary. Survivors include two nieces, including Mrs. Dolly Loeb, Portland; five nephews, including Adolph Block, Portland, and Louis Levy, Pendleton. The Oregon Journal, Thursday, October 24, 1963 Contributedby: Diane Levy...

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Waid, Lloyd Alvin – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Lloyd Alvin Waid, 93, died on July 30 at a care center in La Grande. A graveside service was conducted for the family at Stanfield Cemetery this morning. A celebration of life will take place at the Ukiah Senior Center for all of Lloyd’s friends and family. Time and date will be announced later. Lloyd was born Feb. 27, 1914, to Eda Frederickson and Claude J. Waid in Stanfield. The family moved to Sand Hollow on a homestead and raised wheat. Because Lloyd’s mother died in 1924 when Lloyd was 10 years old, he was raised by his aunt and uncle, Neil and Lulu White at Hideaway Springs. Lloyd graduated from Ukiah High School, married his high school sweetheart and started working for the US Forest Service on Desolation Creek Lookout. He had no ambition to attend college until, one day, he noticed an ad in a Montgomery Ward catalog that offered “free college.” It was a commission plan in which he got 25 percent of each order that he could get from prospective customers. He was the first person in his family to attend college and got a degree in forestry at Oregon State College in 1940 and began a 35-year career in the Forest Service. Lloyd entered the naval air service, performing most of his duties in the South Pacific. Eventually commissioned as a...

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O’Mohundro, Leslie Ann – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Leslie Ann O’Mohundro, 58, of Gresham and formerly of La Grande, died April 7. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Omega Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements. Leslie was born June 23, 1949, in Pendleton. She moved to Portland 20 years ago, but was raised in La Grande. She graduated from La Grande High School and attended Eastern Oregon University. She worked as a salesperson at Linen N’ Things and Meier and Frank. Survivors include her father, Lewis R. O’Mohundro; mother, Dorothy O’Mohundro; brothers, Lee Roy O’Mohundro and Richard L. O’Mohundro; and sister, Sue O’Mohundro-Bailey. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society. La Grande Observer, Obituaries for the week ending April 12,...

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Pumphrey, Niola H. – Obituary

Union, Oregon Niola H. Pumphrey, 85, of Pendleton and formerly of Union, died May 24 at The Odd Fellows Home in Walla Walla. Funeral services begin at 10 a.m. Monday in the First United Methodist Church, 352 SE Second St. in Pendleton. She will be buried in the West Lawn Cemetery in Gering, Neb. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Niola Pumphrey was born May 28, 1922, to Hollis L. and Carrie M. (Knapp) Chapman in Spencer, Neb. She spent two preschool years in Florida with her parents. She started grade school in Nebraska and spent several years at Fairview No. 34 in Morrill, Neb. Niola graduated from Morrill High School in 1940, and then attended the University of Nebraska, graduating in 1944 with a bachelor of science degree in home economics and a secondary certificate in vocational education. At that time, money was not plentiful and she worked part-time. Niola found teaching home economics rewarding. She had been director of the cafeteria at Lemoore High School in Lemoore, Calif., for two years. She spent summers as a jitney driver at an Army Supply Depot in Tracy, Calif. Niola married Floyd Vance Pumphrey on Dec. 28, 1945, after he returned from two years in the South Pacific during World War II. Her homemaking started in June 1946 in Lincoln, Neb. Part-time work in the College of...

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Ferguson, Isla – Obituary

Isla Pearl Ferguson, 84, a long-time resident of Baker City, Oregon died June 24, 1991 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Her funeral was at 10:00 a.m. June 27, at the Pioneer Chapel at Gray’s West and Co Internment was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Pastors Steve and Linda Toth of the First Presbyterian Church officiated. Mrs. Ferguson was born November 6, 1906 in Ord, Nebraska, the daughter of Bert and Nora Mattley Williams. She spent her childhood and attended schools in Nebraska. She attended college in Nebraska and Oregon. She married William “Bill” Ferguson on May 2, 1925. The couple lived in Nebraska before moving to Pendleton and then to Enterprise, Oregon. They moved to Baker City, Oregon in 1966. Mrs. Ferguson taught school in Nebraska and Oregon. She attended Eastern Oregon State College at La Grande, Oregon. She was a homemaker most of her life. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her children, Virginia Haydan of La Grande, Oregon, William C. Ferguson of Pendleton, Oregon, Audrey Best of Baker City, Oregon and Jack Ferguson of Adams, Oregon; a sister; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers and a sister. Memorial gifts may be made to the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation through Gray’s West and Company. Baker City, Baker County, newspaper Contributed by:...

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Carder, Mary Nell Isitt Midkiff Mrs. – Obituary

Mary Nell Carder, 84, of Baker City died April 10, 2005, at Meadowbrook Place. There will be a private family inurnment at the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. Mary was born on June 11, 1920, to Rueben and Lenna Reusaw Isitt at Elgin. Her family moved by wagon from Milton-Freewater to Elgin. She was married to Elmer Midkiff in 1941. Together they raised two children, Bernadine J. Stillwill and David E. Midkiff. After Elmer’s service in the U.S. Navy, the family traveled to Oregon following his work in construction. They spent most of their time in Klamath Falls and Umatilla. The couple later divorced. She later married George Smick, and moved to Pendleton. They owned a bakery and Mary worked mainly as a waitress. In 1970, Mary was married to her third husband, Glen Carder, at Lewiston, Idaho. She moved to Baker City in 1981 and worked in home care for several families. Mary lived at Eldon Street and met and enjoyed many people in the neighborhood. She loved going for drives and picnics. At home, she enjoyed embroidery and gardening; she loved her flowers. Mary was active at Community Connection and a member of the Adventist church. She was preceded in death by her ex-husbands, Elmer Midkiff, George Smick and Glen Carder; parents, Rueben and Lenna Isitt; daughter, Bernadine Stillwill; brothers, Alton, Noah, George, Ralph and Jess; sisters, Agnes, Pat, Lorraine...

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Whittington, Christopher Michael “Mike” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Christopher Michael “Mike” Whittington, 31, a former Baker City resident, died March 13, 2004, at Pendleton. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton. Mike was born May 13, 1972 at Lodi, Calif., to Larry and Alice Whittington. Mike was a lover of the outdoors, and an avid hunter and fisherman. He had lived in Eastern Oregon since 1979. He graduated from Baker High School in 1990. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of Desert Storm. Afterward he returned home where he enjoyed Monday Night Wrestling and many friends. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Survivors include his parents, Larry and Alice Whittington of Pendleton; his wife, Amanda, of Baker City; daughter, Chelsey, of southern California; sister, LeAnne Hightower of Lodi, Calif.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews from California and Oregon. Memorial contributions can by made in Mike’s name to Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, 336 SW Dorion, Pendleton, OR 97801. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 19, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Washburn, Marianne G. Hunter Shurtleff Mrs. – Obituary

Marianne G. Washburn (Shurtleff), 90, of Pendleton, died May 25, 2008, at Willowbrook Terrace in Pendleton. Graveside services were held May 31 at Rock Creek Cemetery near Haines. Marianne was born Feb. 5, 1918, at Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to William and Nellie Kimball-Hunter. As a child she lived and attended schools in Wyoming, California and Oregon. She married Lionel D. Shurtleff (who preceded her in death) in 1941 and together they operated the Baker Airport until 1948. In succeeding years they lived and ranched in Baker Valley. She married Leon Washburn (who preceded her in death) in 1968 in Colorado. She was employed as society editor for the Baker Democrat-Herald and cooked for several food establishments over the years. She also taught reading in elementary schools and was proud of her work as a foster grandparent. Her interests included dance and music. She taught tap dancing and played piano and accordion in local bands. She was a lifetime member of the First Church of Christ, Scientists. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lonnie and Pat Shurtleff; seven grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were by Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop of Pendleton Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 4, 2008 Transcribed by: Belva...

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