Location: Phoenix Arizona

Rosedale Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona

This cemetery lies in the southwest part of Phoenix, near 20 Ave. and Washington street. It was platted 1898, deed acknowledged January 21, 1898, and recorded April 30, of the same year. There have been no burials there since 1911 or 1912, and the grounds are unfenced, untended and in general disrepair. Many of the board markers are so worn by the weather that the inscriptions can scarcely be deciphered, and large numbers have all marks worn off, while some are partly destroyed by fire. Many really fine marble and granite monuments are thrown off the bases, and while it is said to be the intention of the city to move the marked graves to a new location the time for doing so will surely find many of the marks of identification destroyed. I was told by members of the City Planning committee that it is the intention to smooth over the grounds of this place, after moving the marked graves, and convert it into a park. Many of the graves are those of the so called “health seekers” who died far away from home and friends, and whose graves are marked with a board on which is painted the name, and sometimes age, of the person buried there. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA...

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Biography of Addison Fox McCaleb

Addison Fox McCaleb, one of the most prominent and prosperous citizens of northeastern Oklahoma, where he first took up his abode forty-three years ago, was elected mayor of Bartlesville in April, 1920, and has since capably discharged the duties devolving upon him in that important position. He was born at Harrison, Tennessee, on the 10th of January, 1861, a son of Charles and Elizabeth (Gardenhire) McCaleb, the former a native of east Tennessee and the latter of Hamilton county, that state. The father held the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Civil war and was wounded in battle, but his injuries were not considered sufficiently serious to incapacitate him for active service. Following the close of the war, however, he became ill and died soon afterward. His wife is also deceased. Addison F. McCaleb attended the public schools of his native city in the acquirement of an education, but his wide general information has been largely obtained in the school of experience. On the 14th of April, 1878, when a youth of seventeen years, he arrived in the Indian Territory, settling at Vinita, and for a quarter of a century he devoted his attention to farming and cattle raising in this section, having five thousand acres of land under cultivation in Nowata and Rogers counties. In 1903 he embarked in the mercantile business at Bartlesville and also became an...

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Buckley, Doris – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Doris Buckley died at a care home in Phoenix, Ariz. on Jan. 25, 2007. She was 75. Mrs. Buckley was born in La Grande on Sept. 18, 1931, to Albert and Anna Gake. She lived in La Grande for a few years until the family moved to Enterprise and then to Joseph, where she attended school. During the war, the family moved to Huntington where her father worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. She graduated from Huntington High School. She married Glen Buckley in 1949. They worked on ranches in Wallowa County for a number of years, and then moved to California. In the early sixties, they moved to Black Canyon, Ariz., due to health reasons. During that time they made many trips to Wallowa County to visit family. Mr. Buckley died in 1987. Mrs. Buckley continued to live in Black Canyon until her health forced her to move to a care center. She continued to visit Wallowa County until her health prevented her from doing so. She and her husband both loved the mountains and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mrs. Buckley is survived by her sister Virginia Lampkins of La Grande, niece Linda Noble of Baker City and nephew Larry Lampkins of Haines, Alaska. A memorial service will be held at Bowman Funeral Home in Enterprise on Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. Wallowa County Chieftain –...

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Bowerman, Sally – Obituary

Joseph, Oregon Though Sally Bowerman of Joseph recently celebrated her 81st birthday she was “at the top of her game” when she died in a car crash in a dangerous intersection in Portland last week, according to both her daughters. Bowerman enjoyed many lives during 81 years and, in some ways, was many different people. She was a mother and nurse, a writer and sports fan, a patron of the arts and community booster, a world traveler. During her high school years Bowerman was a prize winning equestrian, a show jumper in an English saddle. Though later she became the epitome of a Wallowa County farm wife, feeding hay hands and leading 4-H clubs, she never did quite turn into a cowgirl and her one time riding during a family cattle drive didn’t end well. “It’s dangerous to ride English in Hells Canyon,” explained a nephew. Both of her parents, Jay and Wayfe Bowerman, were lawyers and her father was also a politician, serving as president of the State Senate and then governor for about six months in 1910 when his predecessor became incapacitated. Sally Bowerman wanted to be a doctor, and did receive a biology degree from the University of Oregon after attending Stanford University for two years. Apparently it was a “family rule” that Bowermans could go away for college, but must return to graduate from an...

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Buckley, Doris Gake – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Doris Gake Buckley Doris Gake Buckley, 75, of Phoenix, Ariz., and formerly of La Grande and Wallowa County, died Jan. 25 at a care home in Phoenix. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise. Mrs. Buckley was born in La Grande Sept. 18, 1931, to Albert and Anna Gake. She lived in La Grande for a few years until the family moved to Enterprise and then to Joseph, where she attended school. During World War II, the family moved to Huntington, where her father worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. She graduated from Huntington High School. In 1949 she married Glen Buckley, a disabled World War II veteran who was born in 1912. They worked on ranches in Wallowa County for a number of years, then moved to California. In the early 1960s they moved to Black Canyon, Ariz., because of Glen’s health. After her husband’s death in 1987, Mrs. Buckley continued to live in Black Canyon until her health forced her to move to a care center. Doris and Glen loved the mountains and enjoyed hunting and fishing. As long as their health allowed, they made many trips to Wallowa County to visit family. Survivors include a sister, Virginia Lampkins of La Grande, and a niece and a nephew. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending...

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Schricker, Richard Alex – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Richard Alex Schricker, 65, of Baker City and formerly of La Grande, died Aug. 11 in Phoenix, Ariz. A viewing will run from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Coles Funeral Home in Baker City. A memorial service begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Agape Christian Center in Baker City with a reception immediately following at the church. Pastor Garth Johnson will officiate. A graveside service with military honors will follow at 3 p.m. at Hillcrest East Cemetery in La Grande. Richard was born March 7, 1943, to Richard Clifford and Patricia Louise (Wynegar) Schricker in South Bend, Ind. He graduated from high school in 1961 at Garden Grove, Calif. Richard served in the U.S. Navy for four years and then in the National Guard for 16 years. He ranked as seaman and sergeant first class. Richard worked as the fire cache manager for the U.S. Forest Service in La Grande, retiring in November 2003. He married Leslie Perrigo in March 1968 at The Dalles. The couple remained married until she died in September 2007. Richard enjoyed traveling, sightseeing and meeting new people. He was a member of the Agape Christian Center in Baker City and a volunteer at the Powder River Correctional Facility. He is survived by his children, Jeffery Schricker of McCall, Idaho, and Jayme Schricker of John Day; mother, Patricia L. Perry...

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Poole, Elwyn L. – Obituary

Elwyn L. Poole, 85, of Pendleton, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1986, at Delamarter Care Center. He was born Feb. 21, 1900 in Rio, Miss., the son of Richard and Inez Poole. He attended Emerson Institute of Technology in Washington, D.C., and worked for various agencies of the federal government. When he retired in 1962 he was employed by the General Services Administration as an air conditioning engineer. On March 8, 1924, he married Ethel Alline Bound of Bailey, Miss. They lived in the District of Columbia, Arlington, Va., Walla Walla and Phoenix, Ariz. Poole came to Pendleton in 1977 to be near his daughter, Merle (Mrs. Robert) Blanc. His first wife died in 1978 and on April 22, 1982, he married Fannie Molstrom at Camlu Retirement Apartments, Pendleton. Survivors include his wife in Pendleton; son, Alfred of Kent, Wash.; daughter, Merle Blanc of Pendleton; stepdaughter Betty Wiginton of San Francisco, Calif.; seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. A son, Edward, and a grandson, Frederick Elwyn Poole, died earlier. Recitation of the rosary will be Sunday, 7:30 p.m. in the chapel at Burns Mortuary, Pendleton. A graveside service will be held Monday, 10 a.,. at the Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla. Contributions may be made to the St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary or to a charity of donor’s choice. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Powell, Stella Mae – Obituary

Stella Mae Powell, 76, of Baker City, died Dec. 9, 2005, at her home with her son and daughter-in-law. At her request, there will be no service. Her son and daughter-in-law will take her remains to the coast. Stella had a long battle with emphysema. She moved to Baker City to be near her son. Stella loved her dogs like her own children. Stella was born in Wisconsin on June 16, 1929, to Gilbert and Elizabeth Powell. She married Emil Puch in 1946. She had three children: Antonette, Betty and Alan. The marriage ended in divorce in 1973. She was a longtime employee of the Motorola Corp. at Phoenix, Ariz., working as a supervisor and foreman. She had many friends there and continued those relationships after retirement. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Annie and Murphy Johnson of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Dawn and Dennis Foster of Honaunau, Hawaii; her son and daughter-in-law, Al and Carol Free of Baker City; and son-in-law, Fritz Aspey of Flagstaff, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her good friend, Flora Stroud; and a grandson, Tyler Aspey of Flagstaff, Ariz. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 16, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Attaway, Bessie McCulley Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Bessie Attaway, 102, of Baker City, died Oct. 16, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Care Center. Her memorial graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Lennie Spooner of the First Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Bessie was born on Nov. 7, 1902, at Attica, Ind. She was the fourth of nine children born to James and Stella McCulley. As a young girl she moved with her family to Phoenix, Ariz. She spent most of her childhood and school years there. Bessie met and married her high school sweetheart, Alford Attaway, at Phoenix. They were married 61 years. Their married life was spent in Southern California. Bessie was known by her family and friends affectionately as “Grandma Bessie.” She loved knitting, crocheting, fishing, gardening and camping. She was preceded in death by her husband, Al, who died in 1981 and was the last surviving sibling. “We all will miss our Grandma Bessie. For almost 103 years she cared for all, without a complaint,” her family said. Survivors include her son, Jim Attaway, and his wife, Connie, of Baker City; four grandchildren, Cathy Blankinship, Johnny Attaway, Susie Cassidy and Danny Attaway; six great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rachel Center through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with...

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Abrams, Larry Lee – Obituary

Larry Lee Abrams, 52, of Spokane and a former Baker City and Huntington resident died Oct. 12, 2005, at his home. A rosary and memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10 am at Heritage Funeral Home. Private internment was at Mount Saint Michaels. Larry was born in Weiser, Idaho, on Jan. 27, 1953. During grade school he moved with his family to Phoenix, Ariz., where they resided for six years. They then returned to Huntington where Larry attended high school, was a big part of the winning football team, and graduated with honors in 1971. He attended Treasure Valley College for two years where he was active in rodeo. On Sept. 14, 1974, he married his wife, Jeanne Holtz. Larry and Jeanne made their first home in Corvallis, Ore., where he attended Oregon State University and graduated with a degree in Animal Science with a minor in business. He also graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School in ‘91. Larry’s banking career included US Bank for 17 years where he served as the Vice-president and manager. Also Federal Land Bank, Farm Credit Services and Bank of Whitman. For a brief period, he ventured into the world as a convenience store owner. Larry loved “doin’ cows” and being on a ranch. He was the proudest when he was with his wife and two children, Matt and Mary. Larry went...

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Talich, Sylvia Nelson Mrs. – Obituary

Sylvia Talich, 95, of Phoenix, Ariz., a former longtime Baker City resident died May 23, 2005, at her home. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Agape Christian Center at 650 Highway 7. Pastor Aaron Oglesbee of the Agape Christian Center will officiate. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Agape Christian Center. She was born Sylvia Nelson on March 15, 1910, at Bristow, Neb. She lived on a farm on the Niabrera River and attended school at Bristow. When she was about 10, she was convinced that one of her classmates, Paul Talich, would someday be her husband when he conducted a funeral for a sparrow that had met an untimely death. She and Paul were married on Dec. 21, 1936. Paul worked for the U.S. Forest Service, which meant that every promotion required a move to another part of the country, so they moved around quite a bit before settling at Baker City. They were married at Vancouver, Wash., and lived at Corvallis. Soon after they were married, they moved to Ketchikan, Alaska, where among other things, she worked as a waitress at a local restaurant. She often said that she quit that job before she got fired. The family next moved to Porterville, Calif., and then returned to Corvallis. Other moves took...

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Stevens, William Odell – Obituary

William Odell Stevens, 54, of Baker City, died July 2, 2004, at his home. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane. Bishop Thomas Brock of the Valley Ward will conduct the service. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at Coles Funeral Home. Bill was born July 29, 1949, at McNary, Ariz., to Robert Odell and Geneva R. Pettyjohn Stevens. He married Nancy Jefferies on Nov. 9, 1974, at Phoenix, Ariz. They moved to Baker City in 1981 from Abilene, Texas. Bill worked with the Americans With Disabilities Act in special programs such as hearing aid, wheel chair issues and many others to help people with disabilities. When he had time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gold panning. He was loved by many and will be missed. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Stevens of Baker City; his mother, Geneva Ball; his sister, Jackie Hodge and her husband, Ronnie; brothers, Jimmy Ball, Danny and Becky, Doug, Jennifer and Daryl, and many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Odell Stevens, and a younger brother, Lee. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Primary Children’s Hospital through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City...

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Stevens, Ova Belle Anderson Mrs. – Obituary

Richland, Oregon Ova Belle Stevens, 90, of Richland, died Jan. 11, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Richland Christian Church. Pastor Gordon Bond will officiate. Visitations will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego. Ova Belle was born to James M. and Eva L. Anderson on Dec. 20, 1913, at Carnegie, Okla. She attended school and was raised in Caddo County, Okla. Ova married Thomas T. Stevens at Fort Cobb, Okla., on March 17, 1930. The couple moved to Phoenix, Ariz., in 1941, then to Imperial Beach, Calif., in 1943. Both Ova and Thomas went to work for Rohr Aircraft. Ova worked as an assembler, building military and commercial aircraft parts. Ova retired from Rohr Aircraft in 1975. Thomas died in 1976, shortly after his retirement. Ova remained in Imperial Beach until 1984 when she moved to Richland to be near her two daughters, Betty Bennett and Retha Allensworth. Ova enjoyed quilting and various other crafts after her retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; two brothers, Doyle and Leon Anderson; two sisters, Dura Bohannon and Mabel Lindsay; and one great-granddaughter, Danielle Andrade. Survivors include her...

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Nord, Larry C. – Obituary

Larry C. Nord, 53, of Pendleton and a former Baker City resident, died March 19, 2003. It was his request that there be no funeral service. Inurnment will be at Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. Nord was born Jan. 18, 1950, at Bagley, Minn., to Sigurd and Carol Annonson Nord. He was employed at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution for 12 years. Mr. Nord loved spending time with his best friend and wife, Judy, with his grandchildren, with his father and other relatives; and he loved his “girls” — his cocker spaniels, Taffy and Missy. He and his sons-in-law, Don Thompson and Dwayne Powell, had a passion for restoring cars. He had been restoring a 280Z with the help of his brother-in-law, Paul Shelton, and occasionally his sister-in-law, Kim Wilson. Mr. Nord loved to fish, hunt and watch videos. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Nord. Survivors include his wife, Judy Nord; daughters, Misty Bunch-Thompson and Rita Marquez-Powell, both of Baker City; his son, Dreyheno in Tennessee; his grandchildren, “Funny Face” Shyla Bunch-Thompson, Dwayne Powell, Breanna Powell, Rosa Marquez, and Isabelle Marquez; his father, Sigurd Nord; and his sister, Sandy Proudfit, all of Phoenix, Ariz. Bishop Funeral Chapel of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 27, 2003 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Perdue, Delcie Elma Hogeland Mrs. – Obituary

Unity, Baker County, Oregon Delcie Elma Hogeland Perdue, 86, of Unity, died Dec. 27, 2005, at Phoenix, Ariz. There will be no service at this time. A Celebration of Life service will be announced later. Delcie was born on May 26, 1919, at Heppner to Russell and Ida Crewdson Hogeland, and grew up at Mount Vernon. She spent almost all of her life in Oregon and held a variety of jobs through the years. In 1961, she and her her husband, Darrel Perdue, purchased the Waterhole in Unity. It was not uncommon for people to drive from as far away as Boise or Portland to Unity just to have Del cook them up a T-bone steak with all the fixings. In 1984 they sold the business and retired to Elgin. When Darrel died in 1995 Del moved back to Unity to be closer to her friends and family. Survivors include her daughter, Letha; four granddaughters, Lee Ann, Carla, Deborah, and April; seven great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and one on the way; four sisters, Ethel, Peggy, Viola, and Nancy; three brothers, Herman, Richard, and Lennis; foster children Marion and Bill, numerous nieces and nephews; and many beloved in-laws. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 6, 2006 Transcribed by: Belva...

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