Location: Prineville Oregon

Bean, Eva Allen – Obituary

Funeral for Mrs. Ormond (Eva Allen) Bean, wife of the former Portland City Commissioner, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at J. P. Finley & Son. 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. Bean, 84, of 2545 SW Terwilliger Blvd., a life-long resident of Oregon, died Friday[December 24] in a Portland hospital. She was born in Prineville, Aug. 16, 1887, and lived there and in Eugene before moving to Portland in 1911. She graduated from Eugene High School in 1906, and from the University of Oregon in 1910. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and a charter member of Lake Oswego County Club. She was a member of a pioneer family that came to Scio in 1850. Survivors include her husband; a son, Ormond Jr. of Portland; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Collins of Lake Oswego; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Interment will be Riverview Cemetery. Sunday Oregonian, December 26, 1971 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Asher, Lou Veda – Obituary

Asher, Lou Veda Prineville, Oregon Lou Veda Asher passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at Ochoco Care Center in Prineville, Ore. She was 90 years old. Visitation will be held from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2006 at Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 185 NE 4th St, Prineville, Ore. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2006 at Missionary Baptist Church, 1870 NW Riverland Loop, Prineville, Ore. Pastor Jack Collier will officiate. Lou was born on July 4, 1915 to Charlie and Lillie (Chestnut) Hibbitts in Long Branch, Ky. After school she married Charles and started a family. She left London, Ky., in 1956 and moved to Prineville, Ore., where she spent the rest of her life. She was a Sunday school teacher and substitute school teacher. She was baptized in the Baptist Church in 1933. She was a member of Old Salem Baptist Church of London, Ky. Her hobbies included cooking, crocheting, playing checkers, gardening, sewing, quilting, horses, hunting deer and telling stories to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include: her sons Mel and Diana Asher of Alfalfa, Ore., and Alvin and Carole Asher of Prineville, Ore.; daughter Billie Jean Smith of Prineville, Ore.; numerous nieces and nephews, six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, two brothers, two sons, Bill and Calvin Asher, husband...

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Miller, Evelyn Carol Howland Mrs. – Obituary

Evelyn was born on Feb. 7, 1935, in Baker City to Harry and Georgia Culver Howland. She married Delbert Miller Feb. 17, 1953 in Weiser, Idaho. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing, crafts, dancing, her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Delbert Jack Miller of Prineville; four children, Michael Robert Miller and his wife Jeanette of Beaverton, Diann Stephoney Jennings and her husband Russell of Redmond, Therasa Carol Jones and her husband Pat of Prineville and Delbert Anthony Miller and his wife Christina of Willsonville; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brother-in-laws; one sister-in-law and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and father. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Research Foundation, in care of Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 30, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Miller, Evelyn Carol Howland Mrs. – Obituary

Evelyn Carol Miller, 70, a former resident of Baker City passed away at her home in Prineville, Ore., on Sept. 25, 2005. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City. Interment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery. Sister Kay Marie Duncan of Pathway Hospice officiated. Friends were invited to join the family following the services for a reception at the VFW hall. Visitation was held at Gray’s West & Co. on Monday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Evelyn was born on Feb. 7, 1935 in Baker City to Harry and Georgia Culver Howland. She married Delbert Miller Feb. 17, 1953 in Weiser, Idaho. Mrs. Miller was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing, crafts, dancing, her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Delbert Jack Miller of Prineville; four children, Michael Robert Miller and his wife Jeanette of Beaverton, Ore., Diann Stephoney Jennings and her husband Russell of Redmond, Ore., Therasa Carol Jones and her husband Pat of Prineville, and Delbert Anthony Miller and his wife Christina of Wilsonville, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brother-in-laws; one sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and father. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Research Foundation, in care of Gray’s West & Co., P.O....

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Phillips, Dave “Shorty” – Obituary

Dave “Shorty” Phillips, 74, of Prineville, a former Baker City resident, died April 29, 2005, at St. Charles Medical Center at Bend. At his request, there will be no public service. Shorty was born on Oct. 10, 1930, to William George and Margarette Akin Phillips at Emmett, Idaho. The family moved to Kinzu when he was 16 where he worked in the mill. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served four years. After his discharge, he moved to Prineville in 1952. He married Colettia Joreg on May 2, 1953, at Goldendale, Wash. She died on Prineville on May 2, 1973. He later married Ila Stephenson on May 6, 1976, at Reno, Nev. She died on Nov. 19, 2004, at Prineville. He worked for Hudspeth Mill as a saw filer. He then worked for Crown-Louisiana Pacific and then for Ellingson Lumber Co. until his retirement in 1993. Shorty lived in Baker City from 1987 to 1997, and then moved back to Prineville. He loved woodworking and the great outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was a life member of the American Legion, Post 29. Survivors include his daughter, Becky Stewart of Prineville; a daughter, Barbara Phillips of Denver; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Amy Phillips of Spokane, Wash.; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Ernie Slavey of Prineville; stepson and daughter-in-law, Jesse and Kathy Fuller of Prineville; his brothers, Merle...

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Phillips, Ila Marie Stephenson Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Ila Marie Phillips, 71, of Prineville, a former Baker City resident, died Nov. 19, 2004, at her home. Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the upstairs room at the Veterans Club in Prineville. Mrs. Phillips was born on Jan. 8, 1933, at West Plains, Mo., to Claude and Ila Stephenson. Soon after her birth, the family moved to Prineville where she spent most of her life. Along the way she met the love of her life, Allen Phillips. They were married at Reno, Nev., and together they raised a family. They lived in Baker City for a time. Ila was known for her great skill in the kitchen, and also was known for her ability to iron clothing, which she did for many people. She also is remembered for her enjoyment of doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be missed by many. Survivors include her husband, Allen of Prineville; daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Ernie Slavey of Prineville; son and daughter-in-law, Jessie and Kathy Fuller of Prineville; daughter, Becky Stewart, and her companion, Kent Brandon of Prineville; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Amy Phillips of Spokane, Wash.; and daughter, Barbara Phillips of Denver; her brother, Guy Stephenson of Cottage Grove; sisters, Mabel Barnes of Prineville and Fern Finwick of Kingman, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; and...

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Flint, Beulah May Nye Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Beulah May Flint, 95, a long-time resident of Nye Road near Baker City, died April 23, 2004, at her home. Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Ralph Holcomb will officiate. Private vault interment at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the funeral home. Beulah was born Jan. 19, 1909, at Roberts southeast of Prineville to Granville and May Connett Nye. Her early years were spent at Sweet Home, Klamath Falls and Wilbur near Roseburg. In 1946, Beulah moved to Baker City with her parents to join her brother, Everett, who operated an electric shop in Baker City. The family members wanted to be close to each other. Beulah and her parents bought a small farm east of town on what is now Nye Road, named after the family. Beulah married Earl Flint on July 1, 1957, and he joined the family on Nye Road. Beulah worked at Oregon Lumber Co. where she pulled green chain, at the Ranch Motel, the Oregon Trail Motel and at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Beulah had been a member of First Christian Church for many years. Beulah and Earl had many good years of traveling in their travel trailer with friends Alan and Mary Sigler. Survivors include her first cousins, Lloyd...

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Williams, Carl J. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Carl J. Williams, 86, of Baker City, died Dec. 21, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Friends are invited to join the family for the praying of the rosary, at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the cathedral. The Rev. Rob Irwin will officiate. Graveside inurnment will be later at Prineville’s Juniper Haven Cemetery. Carl was born at Monroe, N.H., on Oct. 16, 1917, to Carl J. and Luella Williams. He grew up at McIndoe Falls, Vt. He worked in the family sawmill until his marriage to Rita F. Lymburner of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Oct. 17, 1942. The couple then moved to Burlington, Vt., where they had two daughters. Beverly Ann was born on Jan. 9, 1944, and Rita Sandra was born on March 4, 1945. Rita died on June 16, 2002. The family lived at Burlington until they moved west in 1956. Living in the West had been a lifelong dream for Carl, an avid outdoorsman. A dedicated fly fisherman who tied his own flies, Carl, along with his family, would trek miles to find the perfect spot in the perfect trout stream or lake. His idea of heaven was to spend the day with his beloved wife, Rita, paddling his Oldtown canoe on a high mountain...

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Wiester, Emily Irene Street Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Emily Irene Wiester, 88, of Issaquah, Wash., a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 24, 2003, at her home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Madeleine Sophie Roman Catholic Church in Bellevue, Wash. Irene was born on Jan. 26, 1915, in Prineville to Mary and Edward Street. Her parents moved to California shortly after she was born. Irene attended the University of Washington at Seattle as a freshman. There she met Harold Wiester. After graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, she returned to the Northwest in 1938 as a dietetic intern at St. Joseph’s hospital in Tacoma. Subsequently she worked at Doctor’s Hospital in Seattle. Harold and Irene were married in 1939 and had three children while they lived at Edmonds, Wash. They set out on a farming adventure to Baker City in 1951. Irene worked as a caseworker for the Department of Human Services in Baker City for 22 years before she and Harold retired. They then moved to Lake Havasu, Ariz., where they enjoyed the sun and many rounds of golf. In order to be closer to family, Irene and Harold moved back to the Seattle area in 1995. Irene was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church. She belonged to the American Dietetics Association and the Baker and...

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O’Neal, Raymond Willis – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Raymond Willis O’Neal, 97, of Baker City died Feb. 24, 2003, at Settler’s Park Assisted Living Center. His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Lenny Spooner of the First Church of the Nazarene will officiate. There will be a reception afterward at Gray’s West & Co. Graveside committal will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville. Visitations will be from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at Gray’s West & Co. Raymond Willis O’Neal was born July 11, 1905, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Ada and Newton O’Neal. As a small child he traveled by wagon train from Missouri to New Mexico where the family homesteaded at Elida. He married Thelma Brummett Jan. 25, 1936, at Clovis, N.M. They moved with two small children to Kamiah, Idaho, in 1939 where they lived in a logging community in the mountains. After the birth of their third child, they moved to the mill town of Kinzua where their fourth child was born. In 1959 they moved to Prineville where they retired and remained until 1993 when they moved to Baker City. Mr. O’Neal had lived at Settler’s Park for the past two years. Ray spent most of his lifetime logging and working in mills. After his retirement in 1969 he continued to...

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Earley, Elizabeth “Betty” Vaughn Mrs. – Obituary

Elizabeth “Betty” Earley, 77, of Prineville died Feb. 9, 2003. Visitations are today at the Whispering Pines Funeral Home at Prineville. There will be no service. Elizabeth was born on June 21, 1925, at Moorehead, Ky., to Van and Flora Holbrook Vaughn. She married Crawford Earley in 1956 at Baker City. She attended school in Virginia. Upon completing school, she married her first husband and moved to Ohio where she lived until 1956. She moved to Oregon until the early 1970s when she moved to Othello, Wash., and then to Southern California. In 1985, she moved in with her daughter, Joyce. Elizabeth returned to Ohio in 1999 and then moved back to Prineville in 2001. She had worked in the laundry and restaurant industries and in potato factories until 1985 when she retired for medical reasons. Her hobbies included crossword puzzles, cross-stitch work, traveling and being with her family. Survivors include her son, Ronald E. Maxey, and daughter, Joyce C. Bolling of Prineville; brothers, William C. Vaughn of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and Robert E. Vaughn of Bucyrus, Ohio; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three husbands, two children, three brothers and four sisters. Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 14, 2003 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Wiechert, Leonard A. – Obituary

Leonard A. Wiechert, 81, a former Baker City resident, died on Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, at Pioneer Memorial Hospital at Prineville. His memorial service was Wednesday, March 5, at the Prineville Funeral Home. Curt Viles officiated. There was a fellowship gathering after the service. Cremation was by the Prineville Heritage Crematory under the direction of the Prineville Funeral Home. Mr. Wiechert was born on Sept. 11, 1921, at Appleton City, Mo., to Gus and L.V. Short Wiechert. He grew up in the country in Missouri where he worked on the farm with his father. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. While serving at New Guinea he got sick with malaria and Srubtyphus. Out of the original 150 men in his company, he was one of 13 who survived the war. After his time in the service he met Rada Ward in Missouri. The couple were married on Sept. 15, 1949, at Cashmere, Wash. They moved to Baker City for 15 years and then to Prineville, where they raised their family for the past 38 years. Mr. Wiechert had worked for several local lumber mills in Prineville. Mr. Wiechert enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing horseshoes, collecting spoons, making ice cream and fixing things. Survivors include his wife, Rada Wiechert of Prineville; a son, Kenneth, and his wife, Susan Wiechert, of Germany; daughters, Teena, and her husband, Dan...

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Leek, Velma Dolly Pendergraft Mrs. – Obituary

Velma Dolly Leek, 92, a former North Powder resident, died Aug. 22, 2003, at Yellville, Ark. Her graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at North Powder Cemetery. Pastor Lenny Spooner of the First Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Visitations will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Velma was born Sept. 19, 1910, to Jim Vaughn and Ellen Pendergraft at Rock Bridge, Mo. She married Clarence Leek at Gainsville, Mo., on Feb. 4, 1932. The couple moved to Prineville where they remained until 1960. While at Prineville, Velma worked as a grocery store clerk for Ochoco Grocery from 1948 to 1960 when they moved to North Powder. In 1965 they moved to Cascade Locks where Clarence worked in the lumber industry. They lived there until his retirement in 1970, and then moved back to North Powder. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 29, 2003 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Silven, Kathleen “Kay” Duffy Mrs. – Obituary

Kathleen Duffy “Kay” Silven, 90, a longtime Baker City resident, died April 9, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Services. The recitation of the rosary will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral. Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated after the rosary at 11 a.m. The Rev. Julian Cassar will celebrate the Mass. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be Tuesday from noon until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Silven was born on April 4, 1916, at Prineville. She was raised at Bend by her parents Timothy E. J. and Katherine Trautner Duffy. She attended Bend High School and graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Portland. She was a 1938 graduate of the University of Oregon at Eugene where she earned a degree in journalism. She married David Carl Silven on Nov. 22, 1939, at Portland. He practiced law there until the couple moved to Baker City where Silven joined a law firm, Hallock and Banta. He was called to active duty with the U.S. Army Infantry in World War II. After discharge, he returned to Baker City and his law practice there. Mrs. Silven was a member of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, the St. Francis Altar Society and the Catholic Right To Life. The practice of her religion was very important to her. She was a loving and...

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Beale, Ella Muriel Carganey Mrs. – Obituary

Eagle Valley, Baker County, Oregon Ella Muriel Beale, 91, of Richland, died May 6, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. Her graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Pastor Ray Wilson of the New Bridge Church of The Nazarene will officiate. Visitations will be from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Mrs. Beale was born on March 2, 1915, in Texas, to Carl S. and Mary Jane Thompson Carganey. The family lived in Texas and Missouri for a time before moving West and settling at Prineville. She graduated from Crooked River High School. She married Ralph S. Page and they later separated. She then married George J. Beale, moving to Eagle Valley in 1946. Mr. Beale died in 1970. She was a homemaker and was very active in the New Bridge Grange and the senior programs. She volunteered in many activities in Eagle Valley. Mrs. Beale was an avid angler and loved rock hounding. Survivors include her son, Neal Page of Richland; brothers, Carl “Tommy” Carganey of Baker City and Milford Carganey of Bend; sister, Laura Chapman of Milton-Freewater; grandson and wife, David and Heather Page of Nyssa; two great-granddaughters; a stepdaughter and her husband, Pat and Jerry Hendricks of Blanco, Texas; four stepgrandchildren and numerous stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her...

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