Location: Pleasant Valley Oregon

Crawford, Jennie Gale – Obituary

1910-2004 Jennie Gale Crawford, 94, of Wallowa died Dec. 7 at a care center. The funeral will begin at 1 p.m. Dec. 11 at Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise. 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 Mrs. Crawford was born Feb. 13, 1910, to James and Lucy Rutledge in Princeton, Mo. She grew up in Mercer, Mo., and on June 11, 1930, married Theodore Crawford in Corydon, Iowa. The couple lived in Powersville, Mo., Pleasant Valley, Telocaset and North Powder where they stayed for 24 years. They moved to Pilot Rock until retirement in 1972 and then to Wallowa. She was a member of the Lostine Presbyterian Church and enjoyed gardening, gathering mushrooms and being with her grandchildren. Survivors include children and their spouses, Richard and Beverly Crawford of La Grande, Patricia and Royce Horton of Wallowa; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, James Rutledge of Kansas and other relatives. Her husband, a son, a great-granddaughter, five brothers and five sisters all died earlier....

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Pierce, Homer Obit – Obituary

Homer Emery Pierce, 74, a longtime rancher who worked for the Wilson Cattle Co. for 12 years, died Thursday, May 7, 1987, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. A graveside service for Mr. Pierce was scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the North Powder Cemetery. The Rev. Ralph Holcomb of the First Christian Church officiated. Mr. Pierce was born March 20, 1913, at Pleasant Valley to Ivan and Mary Maharry Pierce. He was educated at North Powder. Survivors include his children, LaVelle...

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Hixson, William Adolph – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon William Adolph Hixson, 86, of La Grande, died at a local care center Tuesday. A service begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at Loveland Funeral Chapel. A complete obituary will be available later. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the day of May 14, 2008 _____________________________________ William A. Hixson, 86, of La Grande, died May 13 at a local care center. A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande. Bill was born June 19, 1921, to Elijah William and Frances Edna (Schiller) at Missouri Flat in Baker County. He attended grade school in a country school near Pleasant Valley and high school in Baker City. After high school he began working in the sawmill and then went to log cutting. In 1941 he tried to enlist in the Navy after Pearl Harbor and was refused but was drafted into the Army in 1942. He was sent to Newport News, Va., and worked on ships picking up wounded soldiers in places such as Africa, Italy and France. He worked in the medical corps and received four combat ribbons. During one of his leaves from the service, he met Dorothy Combs, and she traveled to Newport News to marry him in 1945. He was released from...

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Miller, Leonard L. – Obituary

Pleasant Valley Youth Dead Leonard L. Miller, 17 years of age, of Pleasant Valley, died in the Protestant hospital last Wednesday evening. He was born in the Sutton creek section October 28, 1914 and spent practically all his life in Baker county, living for a short time with his parents in Union and in Idaho. His father is a Pleasant Valley farmer. Leonard is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.L. Miller; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys McAllister of Union, Mrs. Sarah Riley of Baker and Mrs. Lizzie Sherman of Weiser; five brothers, Charles of Weiser, and Alfred, Robert, Hudson and Franklin, all of Pleasant Valley and his grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Taylor of Pleasant Valley. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in Baker and interment was in Mt. Hope cemetery. North Powder News Friday, June 17,...

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Pierce, Homer – Obituary

Homer Emery Pierce, 74, a longtime rancher who worked for the Wilson Cattle Co. for 12 years, died Thursday, May 7, 1987, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. A graveside service for Mr. Pierce was scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the North Powder Cemetery. The Rev. Ralph Holcomb of the First Christian Church officiated. Mr. Pierce was born March 20, 1913, at Pleasant Valley to Ivan and Mary Maharry Pierce. He was educated at North Powder. Survivors include his children, LaVelle Woodcock, Wilma Shankel and Bill Pierce, all of Baker, Joanned Salsby of Sparks, Nev., Judy McKey of Reno, Nev., Larry Pierce of Othello, Wash., and Tom Pierce of North Powder; two sisters, Ida Pearson of North Powder and Hazal Donnelly of Olympia, Wash.; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a niece and a nephew. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Baker High School Baseball Team or the charity of one’s choice. That may be done through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Baker Democrat Herald – – May 11,...

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Atkinson, Claude – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Mr. Claude Allan “Todd” Atkinson a former Baker City resident, passed away Jan. 7, 2005 at Pacific Palisades, Calif. A private graveside service and celebration of his life was held at Mount Hope cemetery on Jan. 21, 2005, with the Rev. Lennie Spooner officiating. Todd was laid to rest near his father who died when he was just a young boy. Todd was born on Nov. 20, 1917, to Florence Goodman Atkinson and Claude Monroe Atkinson in Cutbank, Mont. The family moved to Baker shortly thereafter. After his father’s death his mother married Jesse Sutherland with whom he lived his early days. He grew up in Pleasant Valley and always loved sports, Todd played baseball on the Pleasant Valley team with his brother. They played the Baker team one year against Roland George. He was a Baker High School letterman and played football for the Bulldogs. He graduated from Baker High School in 1935. After graduation, Todd entered the Navy and served in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he married Racine Brawn in 1945 in Las Vegas, Nev. They lived on a ranch on the Sumpter Highway, raising cattle. Three years later they moved to California and Todd began working for Bekins and North American Van Lines in the sales department. The company transferred him to Chicago, Ill., and put...

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Jensen, Josephine J. “Jo” Pritchett Mrs. – Obituary

Haines, Oregon Josephine J. “Jo” Jensen, 88, of Haines, died June 28, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Private visitations will be until 8 o’clock tonight at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. Friends are invited to join the family for a potluck reception at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 2005 Valley Ave., after the service. She was born on March 2, 1916, at Denbigh, McHenry County, N.D., to Phillip Edward De Shaw and Jennie Janet Pritchett. She was the eldest of 5 children. She married Norman O. Jensen on August 5, 1941, at Weiser, Idaho. They lived for several years on the family homestead at Pleasant Valley. In 1959, they purchased the home ranch behind Haines in the Muddy Creek area. They both lived there until their death. Josephine was known for her participation in many civic organizations and community activities. She drove the school bus for the Baker School District for 17 years. She was passionately active in the Haines Rodeo Association, a lifetime member of the Baker County Posse and numerous other organizations. She was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Edward De Shaw Jr., and a sister Florence Francis. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Pamella and Steve Russell of Hermiston; granddaughter Naval Petty Officer 2nd Class Kristina A. Koontz,...

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Thompson, Thelma E. Elmer Mrs. – Obituary

Pine Valley, Oregon Thelma E. Thompson, 98, died Feb. 23, 2004, at Meadowbrook Place in Baker City where she had lived for the past several years. A memorial service will be scheduled later. Thelma was born on Dec. 27, 1905, at Pleasant Valley, the second daughter of George Harvey and Rosella Harrison Elmer. When she was a young girl, the family moved to Upper Dry Creek near Halfway. She attended school at Upper Dry Creek, Halfway High School and then took nurse’s training at La Grande Hospital. Thelma married Robert Dolliver Thompson on Aug. 3, 1929. He died on Aug. 22, 1998. Thelma was known locally for her beautiful flower gardens. She loved the mountains and drove her Jeep to Little Eagle Meadows where she and Dolliver had a cabin. She spent her summers either there or at their cabin at McBride. She also was preceded in death by her sisters, Edna Littlefield and infant, Jennie Rose; and a brother, Edward. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Carroll and Benita of Halfway and Donald and Carol of Pendleton; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Granite Peaks Assisted Living through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 5, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Hesner, Elton Ellis – Obituary

Elton Ellis Hesner, 77, a former Pleasant Valley and Sumpter resident died on Saturday, March 29, 2003, in Jackson, Calif. A graveside service was held on Friday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m. in the Garden of Valor at Sunset View Cemetery in Martell. Interment followed the service. Arrangements were handled by Daneri Mortuary in Jackson. Mr. Hesner was born on May 10, 1925, to Ellis and Alteeny Hesner at Pleasant Valley. Elton was a resident of Stockton for 33 years before he made Amador County his home 12 years ago. He worked as a truck driver for the Zellerbach Paper Company in the central valley for 15 years and was a member of the Teamsters Union No. 431. Elton also worked as a salesman for four years. He spent his younger years in Sumpter Valley and attended school at McEwen. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 391, enjoyed dancing and loved to snowmobile. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Merlyn “Jean” Hesner and sister, Delma Harrison of Baker City. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Floyd Hesner; and four sisters, Elmy Colver, Ella Huffman, Helen Marsland and Alvena Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, May, 2003 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Milford, Margaret H. Lammert Mrs. – Obituary

Margaret H. Milford, 89, of Bend, a former longtime Baker City resident, died Sept. 13, 2002, at a Bend adult foster home. Disposition was by cremation. Her funeral will be scheduled later. Margaret was born at Pleasant Valley on Aug. 19, 1913, to Otto and Velma Lammert. She later married James Milford at Seattle, Wash. She owned and operated the Coffee Cup restaurant for a while. After selling it she worked as a cook at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Baker City. Upon her retirement, she kept active by doing volunteer work for seniors. Survivors include her two sisters, Eva Holland of Seattle, Wash., and Frieda Ringer of Bend; four brothers, Ray Lammert of Pleasant Plains, Ill., Arthur Lammert of Oregon City, Robert Lammert of Medford and Eugene Lammert of Gold Beach; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Milford; her parents, Otto and Velma Lammert; two sisters, Peggy Satterburg and Geri Weise; and two brothers, Alfred and John Lammert. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church in Baker City or the Bend-La Pine Hospice through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 20, 2002 Transcribed by: Belva...

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