Location: Pendleton Oregon

Lee, Mamie Emelia Schulke – Obituary

Mamie Emelia Lee, 83, a two-year resident of the Elzora Manor Nursing Home, died there Sept. 19, 1987. The graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. David Stunkel will officiate. Friends may meet at Groseclose Garden Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery. Mrs. Lee was born March 6, 1904 in Bemidji, Minn., to Edward and Helen (nee) Kutzner Schulke. She had lived in the Walla Walla Valley since 1937 and in Pendleton from 1939 until two years ago, when she moved to the nursing home. Her husband, John Henry Lee, died in 1973. She had been a homemaker. [Both John and Mamie died in Umatilla County, Oregon.] Survivors include three daughters, Betty Jo [John C.] Smith of Walla Walla, Wilma [Carl E.] Kelley of Veneta, Ore., and Donna M. [Richard] Michael of Portland; two sons, Leo Whitman and William Whitman, both of Pendleton; two sisters, Helen Kingsley and Margaret Gradwohl, both of Walla Walla; three brothers, Ed Schulke of Walla Walla; John Schulke of Bend, Ore., and Henry Schulke of Seattle; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Walla Walla Union Bulletin, September 21, 1987 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Baker, Mary ‘Alice’ – Obituary

Summerville, Union County, Oregon Died January 6, 1988 Alice Baker, 89, a long-time Summerville resident, died Friday at the La Grande Nursing Center. Mrs. Baker was born Jan. 20, 1898, at Pendleton, to Alexander and Mary Alice (Cargill) Hudson. On July 1, 1920, she married Ray Orien Baker. He died on January 14, 1975. Mrs. Baker graduated from Monmouth Teachers College and later attended the University of Oregon. She taught school in Ukiah, Hermiston, Rieth, Milton-Freewater, Stanfield and Cove. Survivors include a brother, Elmer Hudson, Aloha; sister, Mildred Erwin, Salem; and other relatives and friends. A sister, Mable Farnam, and brothers John, Robert and James Hudson, died earlier. The funeral will be at 1 p. m. Wednesday at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with Jack Hart of the First Christian Church officiating. Concluding services will follow at the Summerville Cemetery. The La Grande Observer, Date Unknown Contributed by: Holly...

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Baker, George M. – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Funeral Services For Cove Man Set Funeral services for George M. Baker, 86 year–old Cove retired farmer, will be held in the Methodist church in Cove at 2 p. m. tomorrow. Baker, who died in Pendleton Wednesday following a long illness, will be buried beside his wife in Cove cemetery. Baker was born in Wisconsin, November 8, 1859, has been a resident of Union County 51 years. He is survived by three sons, Earl of Pendleton, Ray of Summerville, and Roy of Cove, in addition to seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The La Grande Observer, May 31, 1946: Contributed by: Holly...

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Conklin, Eugene – Obituary

UNION (Special) – Eugene B. Conklin died in a Portland hospital Tuesday evening following a heart attack. He had taken the exhibits, from Malheur county to the Pacific International and became ill about a week before his passing away. He was a prominent man in Eastern Oregon where he always was very active in public affairs. He was born in Ohio in 1865 and came to Oregon in 1888. He taught school at Medical Springs and Cove and in 1894 came to Union where he taught for five years. From here he went to Pendleton for seven years of teaching followed by seven years as superintendent of the schools at Ontario. For some time he was in the farming game but during the war he taught a couple of years at Nyssa. Since that time he has been in the insurance business and made frequent trips to this section. Besides his widow he is survived by four children – Mrs. Jean Young, of North Carolina; Donald, of Los Angeles; Roscoe, of Ontario; and Mrs. Mildred Fryer, of McMinnville. Three brothers also survive him; Loten, of Grants Pass; Donald, of Ontario; and Roy, of Union. Funeral services will take place at Ontario Saturday. La Grande Evening Observer Thursday, November 2, 1933 Page 6 Contributed by: Tom...

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Glenn, Hester Viola – Obituary

Summerville, Union County, Oregon Hester V. Glen, 66, of Summerville, died Thursday, June 20 near Imbler, as the result of an automobile accident. Mrs. Glenn was born May 4, 1906, at Pendleton, the daughter of Thomas and Fronia Kasinger. She moved with her family to the Grande Ronde Valley as a child and lived here all of her life. On July 28,1928, she was married Keith E. Glenn at Walla Walla. She was a member of the First Christian Church of La Grande and a very active member of the Rebecca Lodge Jewel Chapter No. 96 IOOF and the Elgin Blue Mt. Chapter No.56 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of Daughters of Nydia, Temple No. 4. Survivors include her widower, Keith E. Glenn of Summerville; son Buddy Glenn, Summerville; daughter Mrs. James [Joanne] Wiseman, La Grande; five grandchildren; sisters Lola Wright, San Mateo, Calif.; Bessie Ruckman, Oakland, Calif.; and Mrs.. Floy Davis, San Francisco, Calif.; many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 22, at 2 p.m. at Daniel’s Valley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack Hart of the First Christian Church officiating. Vault interment will follow at the Summerville Cemetery. La Grande Observer June 21, 1974 Contributed by: Tom...

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Hawkins, Grace Irene – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Killed in Auto Wreck Mrs. Grace Irene Hawkins, well-known former resident of Elgin, was fatally injured Friday last when a car driven by her daughter, La Vena Hawkins, 18 years old, left the highway near Pendleton, throwing Mrs. Hawkins out and fracturing her skull. The injured woman was rushed to St. Anthony hospital at Pendleton, where she remained in a comatose state until 3:30 o’clock, July 4, when she passed away. -Elgin Recorder. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, July 11,...

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Howland, N. Mrs. – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Died at Pendleton The many friends of Mrs. N. Howland will be pained to learn of her death, which occured at Pendleton on Monday, October 14th. Mr. and Mrs. Howland were for a number of years residents of Union, living on North Main Street. A little over a year ago they moved to Pendleton. Mrs. Howland died of paralysis of the brain and leaves a husband and three small children to mourn her loss. Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday October 24,...

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Lambert, Arthur E. – Obituary

A. E. Lambert Passes Life Arthur E. Lambert, 52, cost accountant for the Portland bureau of water works, died Sunday at the United States veterans hospital in Portland. His parents were pioneers of Yamhill county, his mother having crossed the plains in 1852. Mr. Lambert was born near Dayton, February 13, 1876. He was educated at Corvallis and at the University of Oregon. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American war he enlisted in the Second Oregon regiment and was in numerous engagements in the Philippine islands, serving throughout the war as corporal of company A. For a number of years Mr. Lambert lived in Pendleton, where he was assistant cashier of the Pendleton Savings bank. He moved to North Powder to become cashier of the North Powder State bank. In 1903 he married Mae Smyth of Dayton, and is survived by his wife, a son Eldon, a daughter, La Valle, his mother, Mary E. Lambert, a brother, C.Q. Lambert, a sister, Mrs. J.O. Palmer, all of Portland, and a brother, Chester Lambert, of Umatilla. Mr. Lambert was prominent in civic affairs and last year he was senior vice-commander of the Scout Young camp, Spanish War Veterans. Funeral services were held at the Edward Holman & Sons parlors at 2:30 P.M. and Spanish War Veterans were in charge. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, July 11,...

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Low, Archie E. – Obituary

Archie E. Low, well-known young man of Union, who served some time with the A. E. F. in France, died at his home in Union Saturday night, after a long illness. Mr. Low was gassed while overseas, and never regained his health. He came home to Union last summer, but upon the advice of physicians went to Seattle and entered the government hospital there. His condition did not improve however, and he was brought home by his father last week. Deceased was a member of Union Post No. 50, American Legion, and the funeral took place in Union, with interment in the Union Cemetery, Monday afternoon of this week. Archie Edward Low was born in Pendleton, Oregon, October 17, 1892 and died in Union February 7, 1920. He was married in 1919 to Marie A. Simpson. He was two years and six months in the United States army. Eighteen months of which was spent overseas. She was in five of the most severe engagements, was severely gassed in one which was the immediate cause of his death. He is survived by his widow, his parents Mr. And Mrs. William Low, six sisters and two brothers. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Cook of the M. E. Church were held Monday at 32 p.m. from Cock Brothers undertaking parlors. From the text, Greater love hath no man than this, that he...

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Plummer, Van William – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Died-in Pendleton, Thursday, August 7, 1924, Van William Plummer, of La Grande. He was born July 4, 1866, in Neosho, Missouri; came to Oregon in 1888 and was married to Catherine Elizabeth Ashby May 14, 1890. He is survived by his widow, and one son-Thomas Plummer, of La Grande; three daughters-Mrs. A. O. Baird, of Baker; Mrs. Guy B. Rogers of La Grande; Mrs. C. A. Chesser of Austin; one sister-Mrs. J. L. Gibson of Cove; one brother-Carlos Plummer of La Grande; and eight grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday August 9 from Cock Bros. undertaking parlors under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias. Interment in the Union cemetery by the side of a little daughter who preceded him to the great beyond a number of years ago. undated newspaper item Contributed by: Larry...

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Jambura, Phyllis – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Phyllis Jambura, 1709 Foley St., died Saturday at her home following and extended illness. She was 52. Mrs. Jambura worked 17 years with the La Grande School District. She served as dean of girls at the middle and high schools, was vice principle of the high school, and was director of secondary curriculum/evaluation. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at First United Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Steve Kliewer officiating. Private interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery. Mrs. Jambura was born on Feb. 4, 1931 in Yakima, Wash. to Philip and Carrie (Skiff) Walnum. She graduated from Pendleton High School and attended the University of Oregon and Eastern Oregon State College. She received a master’s degree from EOSC. She married John Jambura on Dec. 26, 1952 in Pendleton. Mrs. Jambura was active in numerous organizations. She was member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Confederation of Oregon School Administrators, National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. Also, she was member of First United Presbyterian Church, La Grande, and was past president of P.E.O. Sisterhood. Survivors include her husband, John, of La Grande; her parents, Phil and Carrie Walnum of Pendleton; a son, Dr. John Jambura of Boise; a granddaughter, Ann Jambura of Boise; and numerous other relatives. Contributions in the memory of Mrs. Jambura may be...

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Neill, Edward O. – Obituary

Funeral services for Edward O. Neill, who died at St. Anthony’s hospital in Pendleton Sunday, were held Tuesday with Interment in the Heppner, Masonic cemetery. Mr. Neill was born February 19, 1881 at Hartville, Mo., and came west as a young man. For many years he operated a sheep ranch in the Butter Creek section and at the time of his death he was a guard at the Hermiston ordnance depot. He contracted pneumonia and died as a result of complications. He is survived by the following children, Oleta Akers of Hamuton[?], Neva Neill of Ontario, formerly of La Grande; Lenna Herman of La Grande, Edward Neill and Helen Neill of Beaverton and other relatives. La Grande Eastern Oregon Review, Friday, 30 July 1943, Page 2. Contributed by: Robert...

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Smith, Jeffrey Troy – Obituary

Jeffrey Troy SmithJeffrey T. Smith, infant son of Pvt. And Mrs. Arley E. Smith, died at his home Sunday night. Pvt. Smith is stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana with the U.S. Army, Mrs. Smith is living at 367 S. 5th in Elgin. Jeffrey was born August 24, 1969 in Pendleton, Oregon. He is survived by his parents, grandparents, Arthur and Ethel Smith of Elgin; Edna Sams, Adams, Ore.; Emery Bronson, Pendleton; great grandparents, Annie Shoesmith, Longview, Washington; Sarah Bronson, Pendleton and Hallie Cross, Elgin and aunts and uncles. Graveside services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Elgin Cemetery with Rev. Marvin Miller of the Elgin Nazarene Church officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel. Jeffrey Troy Smith Laid To RestGraveside services were held Thursday at the Elgin Cemetery for Jeffrey Troy Smith, 4-month-old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Arley Smith. The baby boy passed away quite unexpectedly at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Art Smith, early Monday morning. The younger Mrs. Smith had been living with the grandparents while Arley is in the army. Jeffrey was born August 24, 1969 in Pendleton. He is survived by his parents; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Edna Sams of Adams; maternal grandfather, Emery Bronson of Pendleton; maternal great-grandmothers, Annie Shoesmith and Sarah Bronson, both of Longview, Wash.; paternal grandparents, Mr. And Mrs....

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Erwin, Hugh Gerald – Obituary

Union, Oregon Hugh Gerald Erwin, 95 of Union died June 21 at Grande Ronde Hospital. The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Monday June 26 at the Union United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Union Cemetery. Mr. Erwin was born Oct. 25, 1910, to Hugh and Bertie Largent Erwin in Adrian, Mo. He worked on ranches in Pendleton, Summerville and North Powder, and graduated from Powder Valley High School in 1929. On Sept. 26, 1936, he married Fern Baxter in La Grande. The couple lived in Union for many years, and he worked for the Oregon Highway Department in Union and later in La Grande. He retired in 1973. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, playing bingo and being with his family. Survivors include children and their spouses, Gary and Barbara Erwin of Lincoln City, Leah Lewis and Richard and Jan Erwin, all of Baker City, and Donna and Joe LaVerdure of Pendleton; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and other relatives. His wife and four sisters, Maxine Kirkland, Virginia Erwin, Marge Miller and Norma Betts all died earlier. Memorials may be made to the Union United Methodist Church in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending June 24, 2006, Published, June 26,...

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