Location: Pendleton Oregon

Hester, Ray C. – Obituary

Troy, Wallowa County, 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 Ray C. Hester, who was engaged in stock raising at Troy a few years beginning in 1918, died at Pendleton Monday after a short illness. He was born at Emmetsburg, Iowa, 54 years ago, and the family moved to Lewiston, Idaho in 1904. After leaving Troy he moved to Pendleton, and at the time of his death he was assistant cashier of the branch of the First National Bank of Portland. Surviving are the widow, a son and a daughter and a brother and a sister. Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, February 29, 1940, page 2 Contributed by: Sue...

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Considine, Dorothy H. Daggett Mrs. – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Dorothy H. Considine, 71, died Saturday, May 19, 1984 at her home in Pendleton. Recitation of the rosary was held in the Burns Mortuary chapel in Pendleton on Tuesday evening, May 22 and funeral Mass was held at St. Marys Catholic Church on May 23 with graveside services at the Enterprise cemetery on the same afternoon. Mrs. Considine moved to Pendleton in 1951 from Joseph. She was born in Joseph on October 20, 1912 to Mr. and Mrs. Scott Daggett. In 1933 she married John Groupe in Joseph. John passed away in 1949. In 1954 she married Jay Considine in Pendleton and Mr. Considine passed away in 1969. Mrs. Considine was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church, and the Pendleton Eagles Auxiliary. She is survived by daughter Anna Lee Marshall of Yakima, Washington; sisters Rosella M. Phillips of Everett, Washington and Margery E. French of Pendleton; brother, Eugene V. Daggett, of Stanfield; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, May 31, 1989 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva...

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Turnbow, John – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon John Turnbow Services Today Memorial services are being held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 o’clock at the Methodist church in Joseph for John Edward Turnbow, a farmer of Prairie Creek who passed away Monday evening, March 10, 1958 in a Pendleton hospital following several months of illness. The Booth-Bollman Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements, and the Rev. Kenneth Davis will officiate. Mrs. Rosamond Green will be organist and Ruth Barton and Catherine DrBoie will sing “The Old Rugged Cross” and “God Be With You Till We Meet Again.” Casket bearers will be: Gordon Quinn, Adolph Nuxall, Claude Mead, Guy Mitchell, Albert Butler, and Harley Tucker, and vault entombment will be in the Prairie Creek cemetery. The deceased was born in Joseph August 23, 1900, son of Charles E. and Guillia Scott Turnbow, and he had lived near Joseph all his life. On January 22, 1927 he was married at Enterprise to Mabel Knight who survives him. Besides his wife, Mabel, of Joseph, he leaves two daughters: Mrs. Cleve (Lita) Berry, of Joseph, and Mrs. L.F. (Carmen) Sanders, of Brookings; and three grandchildren. He also leaves three sisters and one brother: Mrs. Bell Isley, Joseph; Mrs. Daisy Marti, Cambridge, Idaho; Mrs. Nellie Neiman, Culdesac, Idaho; and W.F. Kutch, Joseph. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, March 13, 1958. Contributed by: Sue...

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Mahaffey, William – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon William Mahaffey Passes William Mahaffey, resident of Enterprise for many years, died Monday at Pendleton of pneumonia. His son, Henry C. Mahaffey, went to Pendleton Tuesday to arrange for the funeral home and burial which were at Pendleton. Mr. Mahaffey was about 80 years old and was born in Kentucky. He came to Enterprise about 30 years ago and made his home here until recently. For some time he had been in feeble health due to his advanced years. He was survived by his widow, and two daughters, Mrs. Goodrich and Mrs. Mary Fischer of Spokane, Wash., and two sons, Henry C. Mahaffey and Calvin Mahaffey of Enterprise. Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, February 19, 1931 Contributed by: Sue...

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Collins, Ruby Banister Payne Mrs. – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Ruby P. Collins, 90, formerly of Joseph and Athena, died Monday, October 19, 1987 at Hillsboro. She was born April 10, 1897, at Athena, the daughter of Bern and Mary Pinkerton Banister. She was a member of Athena High School’s first graduating class. In 1916, she married Ross Payne. The couple farmed in the Adams area and had ranching interests at Joseph. Payne died in 1949, but she continued their farming and ranching until her retirement. During World War II she worked as a mechanic at the Pendleton Air Base and also received awards as an airplane spotter. In 1954, she married James Collins at Milton Freewater. The couple was noted in Milton Freewater for their support of the high school sports programs……(rest of article missing) Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, October 29, 1987 page 2 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva...

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Miller, Lella Mae Read Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. Geo. Miller Dies at Pendleton Friends of the Roy Read family were shocked this week to hear of the death last Saturday of Lella Mae Miller, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Read. Mrs. Miller passed away suddenly Saturday morning at St. Anthony’s hospital in Pendleton. Mr. and Mrs. Read had driven over to Pendleton on Friday and planned to take Lella Mae with them on a two week trip to the coast. At a restaurant they all ate some tuna fish sandwiches and Mrs. Miller became quite ill with what appeared to be ptomaine poisoning. She seemed to get better after first becoming ill, but (continued on back page) rest of article missing. Source: Enterprise, Oregon, name of paper and year missing Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva...

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Wart, William, Sr. – Obituary

Promise, Oregon William Wart Sr. William Jay Wart Sr., 75 of Rt. 1, Weston, died May 28, 1985, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. The graveside service was at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Enterprise Cemetery, Enterprise, Ore. The Rev. Edward Morrison officiated. Wart was born July 21, 1909, in Baker, Ore., to Louis and Florence Wilcox Wart. The family moved to Promise, Ore. in 1913. He attended Enterprise schools and then worked with his father and area farmers on Alder Slope, near Enterprise. On Dec. 20, 1935, he married Olive “Dollie” P. Heskett in Enterprise. He worked as a mechanic there. In 1945, the couple moved to The Dalles, living there until they returned to Enterprise in 1947. In 1963, the moved to Athena and Wart worked at the Athena Garage, retiring in 1975. He built a cabin on Weston Mountain where they retired. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Athena. Wart is survived by his wife, at home; one son, Bill Wart Jr. of Kennewick; two daughters, Lois Spano of Virginia and Grace Bonavita of Bridgeport, Conn.; one brother, Fritz Wart of San Diego; and three grandchildren. A sister preceded him in death. Valley Herald, Milton-Freewater, OR, Wednesday, 5 June 1985, Page 2. Contributed by Robert C....

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Stanford, Roy – Obituary

Delbert Stanford and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Down went to Milton Monday to attend the funeral of Roy Stanford who died of pneumonia on Dec. 29th at Pendleton. He leaves a wife having been married barely a year. Wallowa County Reporter, Thursday January 2,...

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Wood, James Franklin – Obituary

James F. Wood passed away at Wallowa, Tuesday, May 03, 1938. He was born in Bloomington, Illinois, August 25, 1881, a son of George and Nancy (Bunney) Wood. Most of his younger days were spent in Nebraska. He was married to Clara Lureene Womack January 14, 1919 at Pendleton and Marjorie Ellen, Sarah La Vonne and Leland James were born to them. The family resided in Princeton, Idaho a short time, coming to Wallowa County the last time six years ago, and this has been his home since. His health had been very poor for several years, but he was able to get around until the last three or four months. He has been confined to his home where he was a patient sufferer. He was a faithful member and attendant of the Nazarene church for many years. He was tenderly cared for by his wife and mother and father-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (Mack) and Emily Gastin at whose home he spent his last weeks of life. He is survived by his wife and three children, four sisters, Mrs. Emma Bunny and Nora wood, of Norcator, Kansas, Mrs. R. C. Lord, and Mrs. Elsie Gillbank, of San Francisco, California, and four brothers, Joe Wood and Leonard Wood, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Charles Wood, of Tensed, Idaho, and William Wood, of Princeton, Idaho, also C. L. Smith, of Princeton, Idaho....

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Akes, Esther Elaine – Obituary

Joseph, Oregon Esther Elaine Akes of Milton-Freewater died June 27, 2006, at Evergreen Nursing Home. She was 86. Mrs. Akes was born August 23, 1919 in Pendleton to James Wallace and Lucia Mae Tilton Spencer. On February 27, 1943, she married Charles Leonard Akes, Sr. at Olympia, Wash. She worked at Boeing Aircraft in Seattle as a “Rosie the Riveter,” putting the metal skin on B-17 bombers, while her husband served overseas during World War II. After the war the couple ranched in Bickleton and Roosevelt, Wash and Mrs. Akes started Oasis Aviaries, marketing her birds in the area. They owned a cattle ranch out of Joseph from 1956 until 1961. Moving to Milton-Freewater they started Char-El Morgan Horses and Akes Backhoe Service. Mrs. Akes showed her horses, was a horse show judge, taught young people horseback riding and was leader of the Crystal Springs 4-H Club. Mr. and Mrs. Akes traveled extensively and enjoyed steelhead fishing. The couple joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1971, where Mrs. Akes served as the Relief Society President for several years. She was a talented seamstress and homemaker. Mrs. Akes was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by three daughters Lucia J. Kelly of Virginia Beach, Va., Roberta G. Isley of Burbank, Wash. and Esther E. Danner of Umatilla; a son Charles L. Akes...

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Clark, Rena – Obituary

Paradise, Oregon Rena E. Clark, a former resident of Athena, died Sept. 23, 2007, at the St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. She was 90. Mrs. Clark was born April 27, 1917, in Paradise to James and Anne Beeman Winters. She was one of 15 children. She attended schools in Paradise and later graduated from White Salmon High School in White Salmon, Wash. She married Charlie R. Tinsley on Feb. 22, 1934, in Enterprise, where he farmed and worked in the sawmills. The couple later moved to Adams in 1957. He died in 1962. Mrs. Clark moved to Athena and later married Everett Clark on July 17, 1967, in Lewiston, Idaho. He preceded her in death in 1983. She enjoyed working on crossword puzzles and doing handiwork. Mrs. Clark is survived by three sons, Lawrence Tinsley of Marysville, Wash., Charles Tinsley of Pasco, Wash., and Delbert Tinsley of California; two daughters, Karen Bryson of Pendleton and Sue Widner of Pilot Rock; three sisters, Bertha Prince of Union, Alta Anderson of Estacada and Wilma Tippett of Lostine and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands; two sons, James and Michael Tinsley; four brothers, Vancil Buck Winters, Virgil Winters, Percy Winters and Willard Bill Winters; and seven sisters, Armentia Winters, Violet Sasser, Pearl Sasser, Goldie Collinsworth, Sylvia Stubbs, Bessie Fleser and Leatha Royes. Funeral services were...

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Andrews, Malcolm Clare “Mac” – Obituary

Joseph, Oregon Malcom “Mac” Clare Andrews Malcom “Mac” Clare Andrews of Joseph died of natural causes on June 23, 2006, in Joseph. He was 83. Mr. Andrews was born April 28, 1923, in Eureka, Mont., to Clarence Arthur and Janet Campbell Andrews. He attended Walla Walla College and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1948, he married Phyllis Brown. They later divorced. Mr. Andrews had worked at Harris Pine Mills in Pendleton. He later moved to La Grande and opened his own print shop. In 1966, he moved to Joseph, where he also had his own print shop for many years. He was a member of American Legion Wallowa Lake Post 157 in Joseph. Mr. Andrews was recognized in Joseph as the gentle man who walked around town with his constant companion, his beloved dog Lassie. Mr. Andrews is survived by daughter and son-in-law Janet and Will Evert of Inchelium, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law James and Debora Andrews of Walla Walla, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law Kevin and Maryna Andrews of Sacramento, Calif.; sister Kathryn Andrews of College Place, Wash.; grandchildren Nathan, Tony and Ted; five great-grandchildren; and Lassie, his dog companion, who has found a new home with his son Jim Andrews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother John Andrews. A memorial service will be held at the city park in...

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Berland, Barbara Ruth – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Barbara Ruth Berland, 92, of Pendleton, died Feb. 25, 2004. She was born Aug. 31, 1911 to Burton and Mabel (Gray) Kelsay in Burns. After graduating from Redmond High School in 1931, she lived with an aunt when she was selected as a princess for the Fourth of July Celebration in Enterprise. She married Marvin “Jake” Berland of Paradise in 1933 and together they ranched in Wallowa County for the next 30 years. She did office work for the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service for 10 years, served on the Deer Creek School Board and substitute taught. She moved to Pendleton in 1973 and was an active member of the Christian Science Church. Survivors include daughters Beverly Davidson and Barbara Prince, both of Pendleton; sister Patricia Hepburn of Orlando, Fla.; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin “Jake” Berland. At the deceased’s request, there were no funeral services. Her cremains will be buried next to her husband in Enterprise at a later date. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, March 4,...

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Negus, Flora L. – Obituary

Wallowa, Oregon Flora L. Negus, 90, of Pendleton died Monday, June 11, 2007, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. A Mass of Christian burial is tentatively set for Saturday, June 16, at 1 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in John Day, Interment will follow at St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Canyon City. Her survivors include Kathleen Negus of Wallowa. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Vernon High School Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Darlene Muzzy, 308 E. Main, John Day OR 97845. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Wallowa County Chieftain, June 14, 2007 Contributed by Dixie...

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Daggett, Clinton S. – Obituary

Clinton S. Daggett of Joseph died Jan. 15, 2006 at Willow Brook Terrace in Pendleton of natural causes. He was 89. Mr. Daggett was born in Joseph to Charles Walter and Lida Blanche Holmes Daggett. He married Patricia Irene Masturde in Vancouver, Wash., on April 12, 1939. She died in 1980. He spent his working life as a millwright. He moved to Montana in 1962 and then returned to Elgin in 1971 due to a mill closure. He retired in 1978. In 1980 he married his high school sweetheart Lois Rupe. She died in 1999. Mr. Daggett enjoyed gardening and fishing. He stilled mowed his lawn this past summer. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Joseph. Survivors include his sons Max Edward Daggett and Carl Laurence Daggett, both of Pendleton, five grandchildren, one great grandchild, step-grand daughter Tiffany Cannon of Enterprise and one step great grandson. A Celebration of Life will be held at Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Prairie Creek Cemetery in Joseph. Memorials may be made to the Hospital Foundation in care of the Bollman Funeral Home. Wallowa County Chieftain January 19, 2006 _____________________________________ Clinton S. Daggett, 89, of Joseph died Jan. 15 in Pendleton. A celebration of life will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday Jan. 21 at Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise with...

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