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Biography of Cassius H. Brown

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now It is very acceptable to have the privilege of giving in epitome the salient points of the career of the esteemed gentleman whose name is at the head of this article. Mr. Brown, familiarly known as Judge Brown is one of the pioneers of this County and has always been much interested in its welfare, prominent in politics, a leader in the advancement of the cause of education, a prominent citizen and property owner and a large hearted, genial, upright, capable, and talented American citizen. The birth of Cassius H. was on December 27, 1852, in a log cabin in Mt. Hope, McLean County, Illinois, being the son of George W. and Eleanor (Kenyon) Brown. This was in the Mt. Hope colony and the father enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Seventeenth Illinois Infantry, being second lieutenant under General A. F. Smith. He participated in the battles at Nashville and Belmont and in many skirmishes. But just before Sherman started to the sea, the elder Brown W. as taken with pneumonia and died at Pulaski, Tennessee. His enlistment was on July 12, 1862. In 1869 our subject, after having gained a good education in the common schools, went to Henry County, Illinois, and in the fall of the following year he went to Iowa, but...

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Yocom, Ward Alva – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Ward Alva Yocom, 80, died Wednesday [October 27, 1982] in a Reno hospital. A native of Ellensburg, Wash., he was born June 28, 1902. He served in the Army during World War II. From 1951 to 1964, he lived in Port Orchard, Wash., with his family. He was an electrician for I.B.E.W. in Seattle, Wash., traveling extensively throughout the U.S. In 1964 he moved to Reno, though he continued to travel. Surviving are his widow, Dorothy, and daughter, Judy Zuppan, both of Reno; son, Bruce Lantz of Yelm, Wash.; daughters, Bonnie Younghans of Sparks, and Vickie Perdue of Fallon; and seven grandchildren. A funeral is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at the Walton Funeral Home, Reno. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Brown, Fred – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Fred Billings Brown, 76, died of cancer, on Sunday, Nov. 7, 1993, at his residence in Battle Mountain, Nevada. A native of Enterprise, he was born Sept. 13, 1917, the son of Fred and Grace Elizabeth (Humpherys) Brown. He was educated in Baker City and worked as a mechanic and truck owner/operator. In 1958 he started to work for Reno Truck Service until he was forced to retire because of ill health. He moved to Reno in 1955 and worked for McCloud Trucking of Reno and then established his own trucking company, moving to Battle Mountain in 1973. Survivors include his sons, Robert Brown of Battle Mountain, Michael Brown of Fall City, Wash., Steve Brown of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; daughter, Karen Gonalez of Anaheim, Calif.; sister, Millicent George of Baker City; one grandson; aunt, Merle Dezler of Pendleton. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Frank in Pearl Harbor on the Arizona and one son, Fred B. Brown, Jr. Graveside services will be held Friday, Nov. 12, 1993, at 11 a.m. at the Enterprise Cemetery. A memorial is being established with the Lander County Animal Shelter, Battle Mountain, Nev. 89820. Arrangements are under the direction of Albertson Funeral Home of Winnemucca, Nev. Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon,...

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Baremore, Jack Lee – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Wallowa, Oregon Jack Lee Baremore, 67, died on April 18, 2005, in Reno, Nev., due to unexpected natural causes. A celebration of life will be held at 10a.m. on April 22 at The Valley Fellowship, 507 Palmer in La Grande. A graveside service will follow at the Wallowa Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Viewing will be held on April 21 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Loveland’s Funeral Chapel, 1508 4th Street, La Grande. A complete obituary will be published on a later date. The Chieftain, Obituaries, Thursday, April 21, 2005 Jack Lee Baremore, 67, of Union died suddenly April 18 in Reno, Nev., of natural causes. Viewing will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St. A celebration of life will begin at 10 a.m. Friday April 22 at Valley Fellowship, 507 Palmer St., with Pastor Bill Miller officiating, and a graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. at Wallowa Cemetery. A reception will follow at 4 p.m. at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show clubhouse in Union. Mr. Baremore was born July 22, 1937, to Charlie Lee and Ruth Ida Klees Baremore in Stevensville, Mont. He moved to Wallowa County in the fall of 1956 and then to Union County in the fall of 1972. He married Karen...

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Arnoldus, Vivian Dorene – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Imbler, Oregon Vivian Dorene Arnoldus, 91, of Imbler died Nov. 28 at her home. A funeral service is planned for 1 p.m. Monday at Loveland Funeral Chapel. Viewings will be conducted from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and before the service, from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday. Mrs. Arnoldus was born Feb. 11, 1915, to Sterling Price and Maude Abel Literal in Dayton, Wash., where she attended school. She married Armond James Arnoldus on March 26, 1942, in Portland. Her husband worked at Commercial Iron Works as an electrician. The couple lived in Hermiston before settling on a farm in Imbler. She enjoyed the outdoors, flower gardening, cooking and spending time with her family. She attended New Testament Fellowship most of her life. Survivors include a brother, Vern Literal of Nampa, Calif.; sister-in-law, LauraLee Literal of Dayton, Wash.; children and their spouses, Sheryln Arnoldus Harter of La Grande and Armond V. and Cheryl Arnoldus of Imbler; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in October; son-in-law, Ken Harter; and brothers, Lester, Virgil, Noel and Bob Literal. Memorials may be made to the Grande Ronde Hospital Home Care Services in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande 97850. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Dec....

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Mills, Robert E. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Summerville, Oregon Robert E. Mills, known as Bob, 26, of Weston and formerly of Summerville, died Nov. 26 at the St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla. Funeral services are planned for Dec. 2 at the Weston-McEwen High School gym in Athena with Pastor Quinton Kimbrow of the Wesley and Weston United Methodist Church officiating. Concluding services and interment will be at the Weston Cemetery. There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Weston Memorial Hall immediately following the graveside service. Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mr. Mills was born Aug. 29, 1980, in Reno, Nev., to Donald and Carol Lee McDaniel Mills. At the age of 3, his family left Fallon, Nev., and moved to Summerville. He attended Imbler Elementary School through the sixth grade. In 1991 the family moved to Weston. He graduated from Weston-McEwen High School in Athena in 1998. Mr. Mills attended Blue Mountain Community College and Walla Walla Community College, earning an associate degree in auto body repair, and worked at the Pendleton Body Shop. He was active in 4-H and FFA, showing sheep and hogs. He enjoyed soccer, baseball and football. He also enjoyed photography, drawing, hunting, fishing, working on vehicles, 4-wheeling with his...

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Maxwell, Nancy Ann Hand Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Nancy Maxwell Dies, Christmas Spent 52 years on Muddy Creek Farm Muddy Creek–(special)–Mrs. Nancy Ann Maxwell passed away Christmas morning at her home here. Mrs. Maxwell was born in 1867 in Effingham County, Illinois. She moved first to Reno, Nevada and then to Fort Bidwell, Calif., before coming to Oregon by wagon train in 1880. Mrs. Maxwell was married to J.O. Maxwell January 20, 1886, fifty two years ago they moved to the ranch where she passed away. J. O. Maxwell died May 9, 1917. Mrs. Maxwell was a member of the Baptist church and of the Rebekah lodge of Haines. To this union were born ten children; Wallace, John, Omer and Glen of Haines; William of McMinnville; four daughters, Mrs. C. K. Fisher; Mrs. Myrtle Jackson, and Mrs. Raymond Ward of Haines and Mrs. C.W. Bishop of Los Angeles. One son, Dewey Maxwell, died November 2, 1936. Two sisters, Mrs. A. K. Graham of Baker and Mrs. J. W. O’Bryant of Portland, a brother J. L. Hand of North Powder, 26 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held in Haines Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Baptist church with Rev. Ralph H. Gorsline officiating. Two vocal solos, “My Redeemer Lives” and “Rock of Ages” were sung by Mrs. W. L....

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Lloyd, Melba McBride Parry Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Baker City, Oregon Melba Parry Lloyd, 97, of Baker City, July 9, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. There will be a private family service at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1250 Hughes Lane. Bishop Greg Baxter, 1st Ward, will conduct the service. Friends are invited to Mount Hope Cemetery for the dedication of the grave at 11 a.m. Saturday. Mrs. Lloyd was born on Jan. 24, 1906, at Grantsville, Utah, to Emma Goddard and Amos McBride. After her schooling, she moved to Winnemucca, Nev., to live with her older sister, Pearl. While there, she worked as a telephone operator until she met Carl Parry. They were married at Winnemucca on Aug. 18, 1924. They had three children. Later they moved to Reno, Nev., while Carl worked for the power company. After living in Reno for six years, Carl moved the family to Baker City. He continued to work for the power company until his untimely death. Melba then decided to move back to Salt Lake City to be near her mother, sister, and brother. She met Farrell Lloyd and they were married in 1969. Melba had many hobbies, such as making hook rugs and crafts, but her favorite was her love of flowers. She worked daily keeping her...

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Thompson, Newton Leland – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Halfway, Oregon Newton Leland Thompson, 74, of Halfway, died June 20, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. There will be a private family gathering in his honor later. Newt was born on Oct. 25, 1928, at Halfway to Nona Belle Miller and Lee Thompson. He graduated from high school at Halfway in 1946. During the Korean War he was a navigator of a B-26 Bomber. He was a member of the 1956 Olympic ski team as first alternate. During his schooling at Stanford he flew in the air guard and was captain of the ski team. He graduated from Stanford in 1958, from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1962 and went on to the University of Utah to complete a three-year residency in orthopedics. He practiced as an orthopedic surgeon at Reno, Nev., from 1969 to 2002. Newt loved his children and loved teaching, being a doctor, skiing and riding motorcycles. All of these he did with a steady devotion that was characteristic of his life. He especially loved to fly airplanes, a love that began when he was a young boy mowing a field of hay with a team of horses. Looking overhead he saw a formation of fighter planes flying on their way to World War II and was in awe of...

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Hansen, Mary Ellen Holman – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mary Ellen Holman Hansen, 70, a former Baker City resident, died June 30, 2002, of cancer. Mary was born on Oct. 6, 1931, at Baker City to Rosely Kirby and Amos Robinson. She was raised by her grandparents, Beatrice and “Buff” Baldock of Baker City. She has a surviving brother, Dennis E. Kirby of Clackamas. In her early years in Baker City, Mary worked for the Red Cross as a swimming instructor and lifeguard for 18 years, teaching the children of the community to swim. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon at Eugene in 1953. She taught in secondary schools for 34 years, retiring from Castro Valley High School in 1987. Mary then moved to Reno, Nev., and once settled, she immediately started serving the community. She served on these boards and commissions: Sun Valley Landowners Association, Sun Valley Citizens Advisory Board, Sun Valley General Improvement District, Regional Transportation Advisory Committee, Washoe County Parks Commission, Looking Fine in ’99 and cabinet member of the Sun Valley Teen Center. Mary often was assisted in these efforts by her best friend, Shirley Gieck. Mary will be missed by all who loved her. For her accumulated efforts, Mary was awarded the prestigious Jefferson Award and the Silver Star. Sun Valley citizens and children enjoy the...

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Estes, Duane Milton – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Duane Milton Estes, 78, a former longtime Baker City resident, died Aug. 13, 2007, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno, Nev. His graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Jon Privett of the Baker City First Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Visitations will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Duane was born on June 6, 1929, at Baker City to Harry Vernon and Marie Brown Estes. He was a 1948 Baker High School graduate and attended Eastern Oregon College at La Grande (now Eastern Oregon University). He married Margaret Lois Eichholz on Aug. 29, 1948, at Glenns Ferry, Idaho. In 1951, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He served his four-year term at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Upon returning to Baker City, he worked at Cut Rate Market. He and his wife, Margaret, later purchased the market, which was on Broadway Street. “His great sense of humor and generosity served the Baker City community for several years,” his family said. After closing Cut Rate Market, he and his family moved to Portland where he worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles at Gladstone for 8fi years. Upon retirement, Duane and Margaret moved to Reno, Nev.,...

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