Location: Rock Creek Oregon

Bell, Erman – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Erman Bell 89, of La Grande, died Aug. 25 at his home. At his request, there will be no public service. A private burial will be at the Haines Cemetery. Mr. Bell was born May 30, 1912, to Alfred and Ethel Gray Bell in Rock Creek. He attended school in Haines and married Leona Hearing. He worked as a mechanic for the state of Oregon shops in La Grande. He lived in Union for many years before moving to La Grande two years ago. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include a daughter, Dawn Vedder of Spokane; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Dufour of Salem; and other relatives. Memorials may be made to the Oregon Cancer Society or Grande Ronde Hospital Home Care Services in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. The Observer, Thursday, 30 August 2001, Contributed by: Robert...

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Parker, Elfleda “Middy” Maxwell Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Lifetime County Resident Passes Here Tuesday, 19th Elfleda (Middy) Parker, 65, of River Road, North Powder, a life time resident of the Haines and North Powder area, died Tuesday, July 19, at the Grand Ronde Hospital in La Grande following a short illness. Funeral services for Mrs. Parker will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 21 at Grays West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. The Rev. Robert A. Jackson of the First Presbyterian Church in Baker will officiate. Vault interment will follow in the family plot at the Haines Cemetery. She was born Dec. 19, 1911 in Haines, Oregon; a daughter of Wallace J. and Ethel Cartmill Maxwell. She had her grade school in Rock Creek School and went to high school at Muddy Creek and Haines. She was united in marriage to Gifford Parker in Baker on Sept. 20, 1929. She was a home maker and did a great deal of volunteer work. She was a member of the election board for a number of years, and operated a green-house in North Powder for many years. She was a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was the First Worthy Matron. She was a longtime member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband Gifford, at home; daughters, Duveen Schubert of Pendleton and Marcia Craig of Palmer, Alaska; brother, Tom...

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Welch, Clara Long Mrs. – Obituary

Pioneer Daughter Buried Monday Life Time Resident Of Baker County Funeral services for Clara Welch 91, Haines, were conducted at 1:30 pm Monday Nov. 15 at West & Co. Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Mathews of Haines officiating and interment following at the Haines cemetery. Mrs. Welch, the daughter of Mr. Alonzo Long, a pioneer who crossed the plains by Oxen in a covered wagon from Illinois with his parents, and Julia Ann Taylor Long, a native Oregonian from Linn County, was born February 24, 1874 at Rock Creek. She passed away at her home in Haines November 10. She had been a life-long resident of Baker County except for a few years in Portland and Los Angeles. Her father first settled with his parents in Linn County where he met and married her mother and moved to Baker County and settled in the Muddy Creek area and became one of the leading men in the cattle industry in the county. He operated a grain handling establishment in Haines from 1899 on. From the Long family, one brother, Arch Long, is the sole survivor of a family of fifteen children. Mrs. Welch was married to Wm. James Welch in Baker on January 24, 1891. She was a charter member of Haines Baptist church. Surviving are one daughter Mrs. Emma Fisher of Haines; two sons, Ray Welch of North...

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Long, Amy Beatrice Owens Mrs. – Obituary

Beatrice Long Here Entire Life Mrs. Amy Beatrice Long, age 85 of Baker, passed away Wednesday noon Oct. 29, at St. Elizabeth Hosp. after a short illness. Services for Mrs. Long were conducted Monday, Nov. 3, at 2 pm at the Langrell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Robert McNeil of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial was at the family plot in the Haines Cemetery. Mrs. Long was born at Rock Creek Dec. 20, 1883 the daughter of the late William and Mary Owen pioneers of Baker County. She was married to William Long of Muddy Creek, son of Baker County pioneers Alonzo and Julia Long. Mr. and Mrs. Long celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the home of their oldest son Garnet Long on Dec. 25, 1951. She is survived by five daughters and five sons: Pearl Thrasher of Baker, Opal Blank of Butte, Montana, Ruth Brown of Baker, Doris Colton of Baker, Daisy Elliott of Haines, Garnet Long of Baker, Lewis Long of Baker, Harry Long of Baker, Frank Long of Hoquium, WA., and Glen Long of Pendleton. She was preceded in death by a son Ernest Long January 4, 1968 and a brother Lincoln Owen May 9, 1966. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Ada Zigler of Portland and a niece and nephew Ethel and Clinton Perkins of Portland, OR. Mrs...

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Stanley, Lee C. – Obituary

Former Co. Assessor Passes Monday Eve. Death Monday evening at Cedar Manor nursing home claimed Lee C. Stanley, 79, a resident of this valley more than 60 years and a Baker county assessor at one time. Coming to Haines from Kansas at the age of 16 he worked for Ed Coles, later was employed at the Highland mine on Rock Creek, the Western Union mine, Maxwell and Chloride Mines, and the Stanley place in Rock Creek town was the way station for the Highland Mine haul, both for supplies up and ore down. He ranched in the Rock Creek community many years prior to his retirement. Mr. Stanley was born December 21, 1886, in Parsons, Kan., the son of William and Prudence Stanley. He came to Haines at the age of 16. He was married at Baker May 14, 1911 to Nellie Mae Hearing Stanley. She preceded him in death in 1959. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edna Boyles of Vancouver, Wash.; Mrs. Wayne (Cora Mae) Fidler of Haines; and Mrs. Wilma Curry of Ogden, Utah; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will conducted at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at West & Co. Memorial Chapel, with Joe Jewett of the First Christian Church officiating. Friends who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Fund. He was a past member of the IOOF Lodge. Interment...

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Stanley, Letha Belle – Obituary

Popular Young Woman of the Muddy Creek District, Junior in High [School], Dies Suddenly Funeral services held for Letha Bella Stanley Sunday afternoon in the Haines Methodist church were largely attended by friends and relatives of the deceased in Haines, Rock Creek and Muddy Creek communities where she had spent her entire life. Rev. R. O. Wildman conducted the services. Interment was in the Haines Cemetery. Schoolmates of Miss Stanley’s who acted as pallbearers were: Dorrel Spence, Robert Leonnig, Jack Stiltz, Dean Fluharty, Callie Sanders and Keith Yankey. Honorary pallbearers were: Annabelle and Leona Brownell, George Fisher, Norma Ensminger, Louise and Virginia Rutter. Letha Belle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Stanley, was born April 9, 1917, near Haines. She attended school at Rock Creek and was at the time of her death a junior in the Muddy Creek high school. She died Friday afternoon, January 5, at 3 o’clock in the St. Elizabeth hospital in Baker. She underwent an operation Monday previous for a ruptured appendix. She is survived by her parents of Rock Creek; three sisters, Mrs. Oren W. White of Kennewick, Wash.; Mrs. Wayne Fidler, and Mrs. George Ensminger of Haines. Besides numerous other relatives in the community who mourn her untimely death. The Record Courier, Haines, OR, Thursday, 11 January 1934, Front...

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Stanley, Nellie – Obituary

Nellie Mae Stanley, 70, a member of a Pioneer Baker County family, died early this morning at her home in Rock Creek. Mrs. Stanley, daughter of Samuel and Susan Hearing, was born at Muddy Creek on Dec. 7, 1888. She had been a resident of Baker County for her entire life and was married to Lee C. Stanley at the old Central Hotel on May 14, 1911. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley had ranched in the Rock Creek district for a number of years until retirement several years ago. Mrs. Stanley is survived by her husband of Rock Creek; by three daughters, Mrs. Edna Boyles of Burley, Ida., Mrs. Cora Mae Fidler of Haines and Mrs. Billie W. Webb of Baker; by two brothers, Earl Hearing of Salem and Sam Hearing of Vernonia, Ore.; by five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services for Mrs. Stanley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from West and Company. The Rev. Tom Foster of Haines will Officiate. Burial will be in Haines Cemetery. Democrat Herald, Baker City, OR, Friday, 27 Mar 1959, Page...

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De Long, Anna – Obituary

Mrs. De Long Dies At Rock Creek Home Mrs. Anna De Long, wife of Andy De Long, died Monday night at the De Long home at Rock Creek. Mrs. De Long was 58 years of age and had lived in Baker county 33 years. She was married to Mr. De Long Feb. 19th, 1896. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Dr. H.J. Monerief of Union and Sgt. M.C. De Long of Camp Lewis, Wash., and six grand children, two sisters, Mrs. H.A. Thomas, of La Grande, and Mrs. J.C. McEwen of Rock Creek. North Powder News Saturday, May 15,...

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Chambers, Cyrus Newton – Obituary

C.N. Chambers, Pioneer Resident, Dead Cyrus Newton Chambers, a pioneer resident of Rock Creek district near Haines, died early Monday evening from heart attacks from which he had suffered for the past several months. Mr. Chambers has been a prominent citizen in his community for many years. He was a former member of the Rock Creek school board and a member of the Baptist church. He had many friends throughout the state. The deceased is survived by his widow and a son, William, both of the Haines community. Funeral services were held from the Haines Methodist church Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Josie Blokland officiating. Burial was in the Haines cemetery. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, May 12,...

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Blazie, Wm. J. – Obituary

At Rock Creek, July 17, Wm. J. Blize, aged 35 years. He was a victim of consumption. The deceased leaves a wife and three children. Union was his home for many years, a worring mother, brother and sister residing there at this time. Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday July 24,...

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Crain, Eleazer W.

Old Resident Of Rock Creek Buried At Haines Eleazer W. Crain, died at the home of his grand niece, Mrs. Armand W. Perkins in the Rock Creek district Friday night of last week. Death is attributed to old age. Mr. Crain was born in Wisconsin and from that state he moved to Kansas and later crossed the plains by wagon to the Oregon country. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having been enlisted with an Iowa Infantry division. Surviving relatives are Mrs. Sarah Jane Crosby of Vera Cruz, Calif., a sister; Mrs. Cora Fisher and Mrs. Grace Perkins, of Haines, nieces; and Elmer and W.F. Angell of Portland, nephews. A short funeral service was held at M.E. church in Haines Sunday afternoon, conducted by Miss Blokland, the pastor and members of the American Legion acted as pall bearers and had charge of the services at the cemetery. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, June 2,...

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Duncan, Margaret

Rock Creek, Baker County, Oregon The funeral service for Margaret Duncan, nine year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Duncan of Rock Creek, who died at a Baker hospital Friday morning of last week, was held at the home Sunday and burial was in the cemetery at Haines. North Powder News Saturday, February 20,...

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Nena A. Davis – Obituary

Nena Avis Davis a lifetime Baker County resident died Friday, April, 19th at her home in Baker City. She was 69 years old. It was Mrs. Davis request to have graveside services. Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Davis were conducted on Wednesday, April 24th at 10:00 a.m. in the Haines Cemetery in Haines. Interment followed. Officiating at the service was the Rev. Jerry McConnell of the Church of the Nazarene of Baker City. Friends called for visitation on Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Pioneer Chapel of Gray’s West and Co. in Baker City. Mrs. Davis was born March 16, 1922 in Rock Creek the daughter of John and Hattie Yankey. She spent her childhood and attended schools in Haines. She was a graduate of Haines High School, Class of 1940. On October 17, 1950 she was united in marriage to Gene Davis in Baker City. Mrs. Davis worked as a waitress and bartender. She had worked a number of years at the Baker Hotel. She enjoyed sewing, playing the piano and writing music. She is survived by her two daughters M. Donna Miller of Prineville, Or., and Mela-Dee Gilbert of Baker City, as well as four grandchildren, Raimie, Tony, Doug and T.J., as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers,. Keith and...

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Gover, William Sr. – Obituary

William Gover, Sr. Lifetime Resident Passes June 27 Funeral services for William Louden Gover, Sr., 55, of Richland, Ore., will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, June 30, 1972 at the Methodist Church in Richland. The Rev. Carroll McIntosh of Redmond and Rev. Russell Booher of Halfway, will officiate, with interment following in Eagle Valley Cemetery under the direction of the Beatty Chapel. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers those who desire may make memorials to the Oregon Heart Fund or to the First Methodist Church of Richland, which can be done through the Beatty Chapel. Mr. Gover passed away at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital on Tuesday, June 27 after a short illness. Mr. Gover was born on Nov. 17, 1916 at Sparta, Ore., the son of David S. and Pearl L. Gover. He attended Rock Creek and Sunnyside grade schools, and was graduated from Eagle Valley High School. He was united in marriage on Nov. 17, 1938 in Weiser, Ida, to Mary Anna Saunders. Mr. Gover was a prominent stockman and rancher and had lived in Baker County for his entire lifetime. He is survived by his wife: Mary Anna Gover of Richland, Ore.; 3 daughters, Nancy Carol Gover of Richland, Julia Ann Woods of Baker, and Elizabeth (Beth) Pearl Windhan [Windham] of La Grande; one son, William Louden Gover, Jr. of Richland; three sisters, Lura...

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