Location: Roseburg Oregon

Sutherland, William Morrow – Obituary

Private family services for William Morrow Sutherland, 76, of Charleston, will be held in Heppner where he will be laid to rest in the Morrow family plot beside his father and mother. Mr. Sutherland died in Roseburg of complications of age on Jan. 19, 1995. He was born to Mr. and Mrs. Martin VanBuren Sutherland on Oct. 11, 1918. He attended Lincoln High School in Portland, then attended Reed College and majored in economics, graduated in 1941. Immediately following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, becoming a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. After separation from the Army, he held various sales positions until the late 1950s. He moved to Charleston in 1961 and bought the fishing vessel “Legend” and became a commercial fisherman. He joined the South Coast Trollers Association at its inception and was elected treasurer for a two-year period. When land use planning began, he was invited to join the Charleston area zoning group. Later he and others began a group to form a South Slough Sanctuary to protect the estuary of this region. He was appointed to the position of commissioner of the South Slough Estuarine Reserve Commission by Gov. Victor Atiyeh for a two year term. He is survived by his wife, Lucille, of North Bend; a son, William L. Sutherland of Santa Cruz, California; a daughter, Mary Hopson...

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Hardesty, William – Obituary

William Hardesty, veteran of the Civil War, died Friday afternoon [April 8, 1927] at the Soldiers Home Hospital at the age of 89 years. He had been a resident of the Soldiers Home since June 20, 1921, coming to this city from Freewater, Oregon. Mr. Hardesty enlisted for the Civil War in March of 1862 and served as a private in Co. M, 7th Missouri Infantry. He is survived by a son, William D. Hardesty of Freewater. The body has been taken in charge by the Roseburg Undertaking Company and will be sent to Walla Walla, Washington for burial. Roseburg News Review, April 9, 1927 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Wilson, Ira, Jr. – Obituary

Ira Wilson Jr., 94, of Portland, a former longtime Baker City resident, died Jan. 29, 2005, at Portland. There will be no service. Mr. Wilson was born on Aug. 18, 1910, at Roseburg. He and his wife, Sylvia, were married in 1945. She died in 1977. He attended Tigard High School and served in the U.S. Army from Feb. 25, 1942, to Oct. 8, 1945. He lived in Baker City from 1947 to 1978 where he worked in the sawmill. Survivors include his nieces, Hope Wilson, Dawn Wilson Stricklin, Becky Wilson Freeman and Marsha Wilson, all of Portland; a nephew, Steven Wilson of Portland; and sister-in-law, Lucille Wilson of Portland. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 3, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Miller, Hudson Linden – Obituary

Hudson Linden Miller, 84, of Dolan Springs, Ariz., died Feb. 8, 2005, in Kingman, Ariz., of congestive heart failure. His funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane in Baker City. Bishop Tom Brock of Baker Valley Ward will conduct the service. Public visitation will be Saturday from noon until 1 p.m. in the Relief Society Room at the church. He was born Sept., 22, 1920, at Midvale, Idaho, to Philip and Alice Miller. He served as a cook in the Army Air Corps during World War II, ranched in Baker County for many years and retired from Roseburg Lumber in Roseburg in 1985. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for many years, serving in many capacities including two full-time missions. He is survived by his four children: Nina Stephens, Alice Sheldon, Philip Miller and LaFawn Smith and their families; his second wife, Berniece Miller, and six stepchildren: Shirley Benjamin, Leland Carlson, Ralph Carlson, Dennis Carlson, Ivan Carlson and Louise Cunningham and their families. He was beloved by all. He was preceded in death by his beloved Anna in 1966, and by one infant daughter, Maryann. Contributions in Mr. Miller’s memory can be made to the LDS Mission Fund through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814....

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Lethlean, Betty E. Bennett Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Betty E. Lethlean, 79, a long-time Baker City resident, died May 5, 2004, at her daughter’s home. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Baker City Christian Church, 2998 Eighth St. Pastor Roger Scovil will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 p.m. tonight at Coles Funeral Home. Betty was born on Nov. 21, 1924, at St. Louis, Mo. She was a daughter of Gordon and Esmerilda Tippett Bennett. She married William Ivan Gilliland and they moved to Baker City in 1944. He was killed in a logging accident in 1960. In September 1965, she married Carl “Bill” Lethlean at Prineville. In 1972, they moved to Roseburg, where they lived until Bill retired. They then moved to Waldport, before returning to Baker City in 1991 where they made their home together until his death in 1998. Betty loved gardening and being outdoors. She enjoyed being with her family and reading. She was a member of Baker City Christian Church. Survivors include her children, Bonnie Jean Gentry, and her husband, Homer, of Haines, William R. Gilliland and his wife, Nancy, of Waldport, Kenneth “K.C.” Gilliland of Pendleton, and June Marie Coller of Hermiston; stepchildren, Merle L. Lethlean and Gary Wallace Lethlean of Newport; brother and sister-in-law, Burton and Mescal Paine of Hermiston; sister, Donna Moore of Washington; 16...

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Dunlavy, Phyllis Lillian Crabill Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Phyllis Lillian Dunlavy, 90, of Corvallis, a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 25, 2004, at her home. Her graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. The Rev. William McCarthy will officiate. Phyllis was born on June 22, 1913, at Baker City to Roy and Blanche Phillips Crabill. She was the granddaughter of Philander Crabill, an early settler in Baker City. She attended Baker schools and was a Baker High School graduate. She attended Eastern Oregon College of Education (now Eastern Oregon University) at La Grande, which was a two-year normal school at that time. She married Cecil Hauntz in 1933. They had one child and were later divorced. In 1940, Phyllis married L.B. “Curly” Harradine. They made their home at Pendleton. Both were members of the Pendleton Gun Club, where Phyllis won many shooting events. She was the Oregon State Ladies Skeet Champion in 1947-48. She also became a very good golfer. Mr. Harradine died in 1960 and Phyllis returned to Eastern Oregon for a year to renew her teaching certificate. She taught first grade at the Riverside School in Pendleton for 14 years. She married William Dunlavy in 1966. They bought a nine-acre farm 17 miles from Pendleton and Phyllis was able to have a big garden and to grow her own fruits and vegetables. Phyllis and...

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Biography of Hon. John Kelly

HON. JOHN KELLY. – Prominent in almost every department of business and public life, Honorable John Kelly is known throughout the length and breadth of our state as a man of great abilities and irreproachable integrity. As a pioneer, none has a more deserving record, nor has sustained amore honorable part. Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1818, he crossed the Atlantic to Canada in 1838, and in 1840 came to Franklin, Vermont. Three years later he began a career at the West, coming to Wisconsin, and there exercising his natural bent for business and capacity for organization, by which he has been distinguished, established a small woolen factory. But, finding the conditions unfavorable for a business of the dimensions that he desired to control, he sold out his interest and removed to St. Louis, seeking a wider opportunity. There he was led by his love of adventure to enlist for service in the Mexican war. In January of 1848 he was quartered with his regiment at Fort Leavenworth; and not until June following was the command ready to move to the seat of war. While en route, at Santa Fé, news was received that the war was over; and the regiment was ordered back to Jefferson Barracks. In 1849 Mr. Kelly received an appointment as wagon-master in the battalion of Colonel Loring to proceed to Fort Vancouver on the...

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Barton, Bruce M. – Obituary

Bruce M Barton, 73, long time resident of Roseburg, Oregon died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Edgewood Pointe Assisted Living Complex in Beaverton. Memorial Services will be held at a later date in Texas with the spreading of the ashes in the Gulf of Mexico. Bruce was born March 31, 1930, in Baker. He was the son of Fay W. and Grace Stewart Barton. He attended Baker County Schools and graduated from Pine Valley Union High in Halfway. Bruce enlisted in the Navy becoming a Seabee, spending time on Adak Island in Alaska and Cubi Point in the Phillipines. After his time in the service he worked construction on Brownlee and Oxbow dams on the Snake River. He also worked on the Hanford Atomic Plant in Richland, Wash., before moving to Roseburg in 1965 where he was employed by Oregon Water Corporation and the City of Roseburg in water treatment. During this time he attended classes at Umpqua Community College. Bruce enjoyed fishing, hunting, and traveling. On March 29, 1958, Bruce married Moya Ayling in Boise Idaho. Bruce is survived by his wife, Moya; son Walter and wife Karen of Roseburg, son, Bruce L of Clackamas; daughter, Barbara and husband, Glenn Bright of San Angelo, Texas; sister, Claire Wiese of Portland; sister-in-law, Barbara Barton of Baker City; grandchildren, Jessica, Aaron and Bethany Barton of Roseburg and Gregory, Alexander, and...

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Schuchardt, Anna Dolores Davis Mrs. – Obituary

David T. Pattee Jr., 54, a former Baker City resident, died March 13, 2006, at Roseburg. Mr. Pattee was born July 16, 1951, in Portland, and he was raised and educated in the Portland area, graduating from Centennial High School. In recent years he lived in Bend, Baker City and most recently in Roseburg. The loves of his life were fishing and golfing. He is survived by his sister, Kathleen Pattee of Portland; a daughter, Ashley Bessey, and two grandchildren, Caiden and Choloe Bessey, all of Redmond; his mother, Donna Pattee, sister, Polly Pattee and niece, Summer, all of Gresham; special friends Rudi Spain of Gresham and Roger Kirkendall of Roseburg; and his many friends in Baker City. Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 17, 2006 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Bergman, Rachel D. – Obituary

Rachel D. Bergman, 8, of Glendale, a former Baker City resident, died Nov. 15, 2000, from injuries sustained in a car accident near Canyonville. Her funeral was Wednesday at the Mountain View Memorial Chapel at Myrtle Creek. Pastor Dan Jocoy officiated. Burial was at the Canyonville Masonic Cemetery. Rachel was born on Dec. 28, 1991, at Roseburg to Tammy Bergman. She was a third-grader at Glendale Elementary School. She was a happy, pleasant-natured little girl. She loved playing dress up with her Barbie dolls and also loved to fashion clothes for them from paper. She was very creative and enjoyed making crafts of all sorts. She was warm and loving and always greeted family and friends with both a smile and hug. She loved animals, particularly her little dog, Chico. She will be dearly missed. Survivors include her mother, Tammy Bergman Simpson; two sisters, Brandy Simpson and Kimberly Morris, at home; her grandparents, Roy and Sue Bergman of Riddle; a great-grandfather, Harry Bergman of Lacygne, Kan.; an aunt, Janet Bergman of Azalea; and her cousins, other relatives and many friends. Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 24, 2000 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Biography of Hon. Rufus Mallory

HON. RUFUS MALLORY. – Mr. Rufus Mallory, one of the most prominent members of the legal fraternity in the State of Oregon, is of New England stock, his parents having been born and raised in Connecticut. Our subject himself was born on the 10th of June, 1831, at Coventry, Chenango county, New York, from where he moved with his parents in the fall of that year to Alleghany county, and six years later to Steuben county in the same state. In the latter place he resided until 1855, when he went to New London, Iowa, where he remained until 1858. In September of that year he started for Oregon, reaching Jacksonville on the 1st of January, 1859. From there he proceeded northward as far as Roseburg, where he remained until the fall of 1862, when he moved to Salem, having in the meantime married, June 24, 1860, Miss Lucy A. Rose, daughter of Aaron Rose, founder and proprietor of the town of Roseburg. From 1862 until December, 1887, he maintained his residence at Salem, when he moved to Portland, Oregon, and has since made that city his home. Having thus given a brief outline of Mr. Mallory’s career, it will be most interesting to go back to his earliest days and follow his life through its devious windings up to the present time. That portion of New York to...

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Daugherty, Kenneth A. – Obituary

Kenneth A. Daugherty, 69, of Grants Pass, a former Baker City resident, died Jan. 15, 2002, at the Three Rivers Community Hospital at Grants Pass. His memorial service was Jan. 19 at Newman United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brett Strobel officiating. Private interment was at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Lundberg’s L.B. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Daugherty was born on Aug. 16, 1932, at Haines. He attended Baker High School and graduated from the University of Oregon at Eugene. He married Lola Lynn on Sept. 2, 1961, at Roseburg. They moved to Grants Pass from Portland in 1969. He had owned and operated Irish Graphic Products since 1981. Mr. Daughtery had served on the Grants Pass School District 7 board for the past 22 years. In a story published in the (Grants Pass) Daily Courier newspaper, fellow board member Cliff Kuhlman remembered Daugherty as a dedicated public servant instrumental in the campaign and decision to build a new Grants Pass High School. “He kept saying it over and over that it had to be a new high school so that we finally all believed him,” Kuhlman said. “He was a man of great faith that we needed top-notch facilities and he was willing to go to the wall for it.” School board member Rich Ward worked closely with Daugherty on the high school construction committee,...

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Lewis, Ruth Everest Mrs. – Obituary

Ruth Everest Lewis, 90, of Roseburg, a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 2, 2002, at a private home in Roseburg. Her private family graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Morris Hills Cemetery at Boise under the direction of Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel. Ruth Everest Lewis was born in 1911 at White Bird, Idaho. She was the first of the five children born to Ethel Bourland Everest and George A. Everest. The family soon moved to Grangeville, Idaho. Ruth was educated in the Grangeville, Idaho, and Brownsville, N.Y., schools and then entered Blair Business College at Spokane, Wash. Her career as a legal secretary included work in county offices of Idaho County at Grangeville, state offices in Boise and federal offices in Washington, D.C., and in offices of corporations in Portland. After her marriage on Sept. 29, 1945, to William F. “Bill” Lewis, an art education instructor in the Baker schools, Ruth worked for the school superintendent and also for an appraisal engineer. Ruth and Bill loved to explore the West. During Bill’s summer vacations they took their young sons on car trips all over the Northwest, California, Montana, Canada and traveled by train to Texas. Throughout the years, Ruth was a constant champion of her younger brothers and sisters. She helped them through college and gave them encouragement and support in their lives. On her husband’s...

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Biography of General Joseph Lane

GENERAL JOSEPH LANE. – Joseph Lane first saw the light of day in North Carolina, December 14, 1801. He was reared in Henderson county, Kentucky. At the early age of twenty he was married to Miss Polly Hart, soon afterwards settling in Vanderburg county, Indiana, where he followed the humble life of a farmer for twenty-five years. While in the pursuit of this occupation, he was prominent as a leader in all matter of enterprise in the county. He soon drifted into politics, and was chosen to represent the county in the state legislature. He was continued in the same trust as long as he resided in the county. When the Mexican war began, the state senator resigned his seat, and prepared to enter the hostilities, when he was elected colonel of the Second Regiment of Indian Volunteers, and was ordered to report for duty at General Taylor’s headquarters at Brazos, Texas, which was then the seat of war. It was just prior to the battle of Buena Vista that General Lane was actively employed; and he took an active part in the glorious victory achieved by the American troops, commanding the left wing of Taylor’s army. During this engagement he was severely wounded by a bullet in the left shoulder; but, nothing daunted, he remained upon the field at his post of duty, suffering great pain, until the...

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Biography of Aaron Rose

AARON ROSE. – This gentleman, one of the earliest pioneers of the Umpqua valley, was born in Ulster county, in the State of New York, June 20, 1813, and was raised a farmer. He was married to Minerva Kelley in 1838. He crossed the plains with his family in 1851, arriving at Foster’s August 22d, and came directly to the valley of the South Umpqua, and settled at the mouth of Deer creek, upon the present site of the flourishing city of Roseburg, Oregon, September 23, 1851. He at once built a house and engaged in farming, in which he was very successful. His house was for many years used as a tavern, which will be kindly remembered by all the old pioneers who used to pack or travel over the road to and from the mines. In 1854 the county-seat of Douglas county was removed by a vote of the people, from Winchester to Mr. Rose’s farm, when a town was surveyed, which was named Roseburg by its settlers. Mr. Rose showed his liberality at the time by donating the site for the public buildings, and contributing one thousand dollars towards the erection of the first courthouse. He was elected a member of the territorial legislature of 1855-56; but he has never since been a candidate for any office. Possessing great energy, he has always been foremost in...

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