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Arnott, David S., III – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon David S. Arnott III, 71, of La Grande, died Jan. 9 at his home. A celebration of life will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in La Grande. Arrangements are being handled by Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Mr. Arnott was born July 30, 1935, to David S. Arnott II and Sharoo (Peterson) Arnott in La Grande. He was educated in La Mesa, Calif., and then enlisted in the United States Air Force and served two tours in Vietnam. He served his country for 22 years, including being part of the recovery crew for Apollo 15. He then worked for General Dynamics in San Diego for many years. He moved back to La Grande in 1990. Mr. Arnott was chaplain and a very active participant of the American Legion. He was also a member of the VFW and the Eagles Lodge. He enjoyed collecting guns, fiddle music, model airplanes and model trains. He was an avid reader. Survivors include his daughters, Dawn Smith of Sutherlin, and Dora Esmeraldo-Aguayo of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother and his wife, Jim and Lisa Arnott of Union; a companion, Antoinette Gilmer of La Grande; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Arnott. Memorials may be made to the American Legion in care of Daniels Chapel of the...

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DeRoest, Barbara P. DeRoest – Obituary

Prairie City, Oregon Barbara P. DeRoest, 85, of Prairie City, a former Baker City resident, died March 27, 2004, at her home on Pine Creek Road at Prairie City. Her graveside memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Bishop Tom Brock of the Baker City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Mrs. Kim Eardley will officiate. There will be a reception afterward. Barbara was born on Aug. 6, 1918, to John W. and Magdaline P. Hass Williams at Baker City at the old Baker hospital. She was raised at Sparta where she attended grade school; she then attended high school at Baker City. After high school, Barbara moved to Portland to further her education. She attended one or two years of business college. While in Portland a good friend set her up on a blind date with Harry Bateman. Their relationship blossomed and the couple married shortly thereafter. They moved to the San Diego area while Harry was in the U.S. Navy. Barbara gave birth to her first daughter, Diane, while living there. After five years, the marriage dissolved and a short time later Barbara moved to Baker City. There she met and married Hector DeRoest. They had two children: a daughter, Leanne, and a son, John. Barbara worked as a secretary/receptionist for many years, working for the U.S. Forest Service and...

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