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Biography of Arthur O. Fisher, M. D

Dr. Arthur O. Fisher, who has attained prominence as a surgeon of St. Louis, was born August 4, 1884, in the state of Wisconsin. His father, E. A. Fisher, was a druggist of Wisconsin for several years but at a recent date retired from business, though he still makes his home in the Badger state. He married Emma Steuber, a daughter of Casper Steuber of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. He, too, survives. Dr. Fisher was their only child. He obtained his early education in the public schools of his native state and afterward attended the University of Wisconsin, from which he was graduated with the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1905. He afterwards pursued a thorough course in medicine in the Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore, Maryland, from which he was graduated in 1909. Later he spent five years in the Johns Hopkins and Washington University hospitals, putting his theoretical knowledge to the practical test and gaining wide and valuable experience in various branches of practice. He has since given his attention to surgical work in St. Louis and has won a place of prominence in professional circles. He is now connected with the Barnes Hospital, the St. Louis Children’s Hospital and is also a teacher of surgery in the Washington University. He belongs to the St. Louis Medical Society, Missouri State Medical Society and the American Medical Association...

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Biography of L. David Enloe, M.D.

Dr. L. David Enloe, a veteran of the World war, now devoting his attention to medical practice in Jefferson City, was here born November 25, 1891, his parents being Dr. Isaac N. and Rebecca (Short) Enloe, who were also natives of Missouri. The father was born in Moniteau county in 1860 and passed away on the 15th of February, 1921. He had acquired his early education in the schools of his native county and afterward pursued a medical course in the Missouri Medical College of St. Louis, from which he was graduated in 1883 with the M. D. degree. He then entered upon general practice in St. Thomas, where he remained for about six years. Later he removed to Jefferson City, where he continued to follow his profession. He was elected coroner of Cole county and still higher official positions were conferred upon him, for he was chosen on two different occasions to serve his district in the state legislature, making an excellent record by his devotion to interests of benefit to the commonwealth. He also belonged to the Jefferson City school board for sixteen years, serving as president during twelve years o1 the time, and no more stalwart champion of the cause of public education in this city was ever found, nor one who did more effective work for the benefit and improvement of the schools. He also...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. John Claypool

Mrs. John Claypool, matron 1908-9, the successor of Adelia Eaton, came from membership in the class of Mrs. A. W. Crawford of the First Presbyterian Church of San Diego, California. Her work is gratefully remembered for its uniform faithfulness and efficiency, and the sweet beneficent influence exerted by the noble womanhood and manhood of herself and husband, previously employed in a bank, who also came and remained with her at the institution. Through the aid of the latter, the profit on the poultry was greater that year, than in any other. The garden that year was greatly enlarged and surrounded with a new fence. He nailed the pales on the panels and they remain as a memento of his interest and handiwork. The fact that she represented one of the Churches giving most loyal and liberal support to the Academy, and was thus a living link connecting the work of the institution with the many friends, supporting it on the Pacific Coast, gave to her work an additional charm that was greatly appreciated. They are now living in...

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Biography of Abner E. Callaway

The old adage that ‘”truth is stranger than fiction” finds exemplification in the annals of the northwest. The most marvelous characters of the novelist cannot exceed in courage and daring the hardy pioneers who have opened up this vast region to the advance of civilization. Traveling across the hot, arid, sandy plains, climbing the steep mountains, threading their way through dense forests of towering trees, they came to this land of the “silent, sullen people,” whose hostility made existence most uncertain, and here they have established homes, churches and schools, developed the rich agricultural and mineral resources of the country and thus carried the sunlight of civilization into the dark places of the land. The tales of their hardships and trials, however, can never be adequately told. They left comfort and luxury behind them to face difficulties, dangers and perhaps death; they labored on, day after day, uncomplainingly, and the present generation is enjoying the prosperity made possible through their efforts. To them is due a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid, but their names will be enduringly inscribed on the pages of history and their memories will be revered long after they have passed from earthly scenes. Among the honored pioneers of Idaho is Abner Early Callaway, who has borne his full share in the work of development and progress, who has experienced the trials and...

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Hombel, LaVone (Alice) Gent Mrs. – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon LaVone (Alice) Gent Hombel of Chula Vista, California, died December 24, 1980, in Mercy Hospital, Chula Vista. She was 67. Born October 8, 1913, in Wallowa, she was the daughter of William S. and Edna (Yeager) Gent. She was married to Don E. Hombel and had lived in Chula Vista for 31 years where she had been a clerk-typist with Rohr Industries for 23 years before her retirement. She was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Chula Vista. Memorial services were Monday, December 29, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Interment was in Glen Abbey Memorial Park. Survivors include husband Don E. Hombel of Chula Vista, daughters Mrs. Evelyn Tatty Fenton of Santee, California and Mrs. Kathy Peterson of San Diego; son John William of Dan Diego; mother Mrs. Edna Gent of Portland; sister, Mrs. Evelyn Playfair of Portland; brothers Stanley Shelby Gent, Mexicali, Mexico, William H. Gent, Springfield, Oregon, and Terry Madison Gent of Yakima, Washington; and four grandchildren. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, January, 1981 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva...

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Stanley, Jay H. – Obituary

Imnaha, Oregon Jay H. Stanley, 95, hillbilly, cowboy, bachelor and hero, died early November 9 at Danielle’s Adult Foster Care home in Tigard, OR. Mr. Stanley was born February 2, 1906 in a log cabin 3-mi south of Joseph, OR. Jay, the second son of Charles and Elsie (Beecher) Stanley, whose parents were both early pioneer families in Indian Valley. Jay and his brother Jabez helped their father on the 500-acre ranch. When he was in his teens Jay helped saw the lumber and build the big house. In 1923, he assisted his father and brother JB saw lumber for the current lodge located at the south end of Wallowa Lake. During the winter of 1925-6, a group of Joseph-ites was skating on the lake when one of the Dawson boys fell through the ice. Jay was nearby and rushed to his aid. The ice was thin, wouldn’t hold Jay, so he removed his trousers and tied them onto a long tree branch, lay down on the ice, and shoved the trousers toward the boy. He grabbed Jay’s trousers and with help was able to pull himself from the hole. Jay walked back into Joseph wearing only a coat and long johns! In 1928, Jay purchased a 70-acre ranch on the upper Imnaha River at Neil Creek just a mile downstream from the mouth of Summit Creek. There he...

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Bell, Jean Gardner – Obituary

Imnaha, Oregon Jean Gardner Bell, 84, of Carlsbad, Calif., died May 13, 2004, at home. She was born Feb. 29, 1920, in Los Angeles, Calif. After graduating from John Marshall High School, she attended Glendale Junior College and University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) before marrying Franklin Bell II, a union that lasted 50 years until his death in 1992. They founded Bell Pipe and Supply Company in Anaheim, Calif., and raised their family in Tustin, Calif. In 1975 the couple bought a ranch on the upper Imnaha River where they spent springs and summers and Mrs. Bell worked tirelessly in her garden. After Frank’s death, she traveled extensively throughout the U. S. and abroad with her close companion James “Rip” Harper. Survivors include her companion James Harper; children Madelyn, Kristin and Franklin III; sisters Betty Riley and Suzanne Tully; five grandchildren; brother-in-law Ains Bell; cousin Joanne Youngberg; and friends and other family members. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, Thursday, May 20,...

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Jauregui, Warren – Obituary

Warren Jauregui, 76, recently of Enterprise, died on Feb.12, 2008, in his hometown of Vista, Calif. He was surrounded by his family and dear friends. A graveside ceremony took place on Feb. 21, 2008. He was given full military honors. He was then laid to rest next to his wife Rosemarie. Wallowa County Chieftain, April 10,...

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Bumgardner, Albert Isaac – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Albert Isaac Bumgardner, 91, of La Grande died Sept. 3 at a local care center. A celebration of life will be from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at the home of his granddaughter, Sheri Benitez, 2706 E. L Ave. Mr. Bumgardner was born April 28, 1915, to Isaac and Emma Davisson Bumgardner in Elgin. He graduated from Elgin High School in 1934, and during World War II worked at an airplane factory at San Diego, Calif. After returning to Union County he worked as a mechanic and carpenter, and in furnace and sheet-metal work. On April 16, 1974, he married Bernice Waelty. The couple lived in La Grande. He was a past president of the La Grande Eagles Lodge, and was known as a jack of all trades. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and flying airplanes. It was said that he could build anything. Survivors include his sister, Bernice Page of La Grande; step-children, Ken Waelty of Summerville, Pat Gutierrez of Heppner, Judy Ely of Oregon City, Laura VanDusen of Elgin and Larry Waelty of Nampa, Idaho; numerous grandchildren; and other relatives. His wife and a sister, Helen Manning, died earlier. Memorials may be made to any charity in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Sept. 9, 2006, Published: September 7,...

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Moore, Scott “Scotty” – Obituary

Cove, Oregon Oregon State Police Sergeant Scott “Scotty” Moore, 47, of Cove died Nov. 2 at OHSU in Portland from complications of pancreatic cancer. There will be a celebration of life with Oregon State Police Honors at noon Nov. 20 at the Blue Mountain Conference Center in La Grande. A reception and meal will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Loveland Funeral Chapel. Mr. Moore was born Apr. 2, 1959, in Gardena, Calif., to Robert A Moore and Kathleen Q. O’Neal. He lived in Fallbrook, Calif., for 10 years before moving with his family to Salem and then to Klamath Falls, where he graduated in 1977 from Henley High School. He began his 27-year career with the Oregon State Police in 1979, serving as a cadet in Wallowa and Deschutes counties. In 1984 he became a full-time OSP trooper in Lakeview as a patrol officer and then as a game officer. While in this area he worked the entire Lake County and also parts of Klamath and Deschutes counties. He transferred to Bend in 1991 and worked as a game officer in the Fish and Wildlife Division in Deschutes and Jefferson counties. In 1997 he became a sergeant and was transferred to the La Grande office as patrol sergeant, later moving to the Fish and Wildlife Division. Most recently he was working as the patrol sergeant. During this...

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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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Westenskow, Kenneth R. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Kenneth R. Westenskow, 72, of Roseville, Calif., died Dec. 31. Visitation will be conducted Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Price Funeral Chapel in Citrus Heights. Calif. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, Roseville 1st Ward, in Roseville. Burial will follow at the Roseville Cemetery. A native of Imbler, Mr. Westenskow was born March 29, 1934, to Melvin (a former postmaster in La Grande) and Rowena Westenskow and grew up in La Grande. He attended Ackerman grade school and received an athletic scholarship to attend Hill Military Academy in Portland. But he decided instead to attend La Grande High School. He then attended and graduated from Eastern Oregon College in June 1957 with a teaching degree. He played first-string football and basketball for Eastern Oregon College and his basketball jersey, No. 31, was retired upon his graduation. He was an educator in the Roseville School District for 37 years, and later became a Quixtar Diamond business legend. Survivors include his wife, Joan, and children Kenda Davis, Brian Westenskow and Jill Conrad; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A son, Terry Westenskow, died earlier. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Jan 6, 2006, Published: January 6,...

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Sanderson, Kathleen Enid – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Kathleen Enid Sanderson, 83, of La Grande, died March 19 at a local care home. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. April 14 at the Island City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Kathleen was born Oct.22, 1923, to Thomas Houston and Lucinda (Davis) Blackman in Island City. On Jan. 8, 1941, she married Delbert “Bud” Sanderson in Weiser, Idaho. During World War II she ran the head rig for Mt. Emily Lumber and was a “Rosie the Riveter” for Reur Aircraft in San Diego, Calif. After the war, she and Bud returned to La Grande. Mrs. Sanderson was a member of the La Grande Eagles Auxiliary. She kept a well-groomed and weed-free garden every year. She loved fishing, hunting, camping and music and was a fan of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Mariners. A fun-loving woman who always had a smile on her face, she had a great sense of humor and was never at a lack for a joke or story. Mrs. Sanderson had very original and inherited sayings that will be passed down in her family. Known as “Cookie Grandma,” she was an excellent cook. At Christmastime she made many homemade candies. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Judie and George Kleng of La Grande, Michael and Bernie Sanderson of Hermiston and...

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Cross, Evalyn Lois – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Evalyn Lois Cross, 92, of La Grande, died Oct. 1 at a local care center. A funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center, 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande. Burial will follow at the Cove Cemetery. A viewing will be held today from 4 to 6 p.m. at Daniels-Knopp. Evalyn was born April 11, 1917, to George and Olive (Haak) Kirkpatrick in Mount Vernon, Iowa. She moved to California in 1938 and married Harry Cross in 1943. They lived in Lawndale, Banning and then San Diego. Evalyn was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She helped her husband in his construction and rental properties business, and they also enjoyed traveling. He preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1974. She remained in San Diego and was a member of the arts and crafts group through the Unity Church until October 1981 when she moved to Portland to be near her son. While living in Portland she greeted and signed-in people for Loaves and Fishes for 10 years as a volunteer. Her hobbies included traveling and making needlepoint pictures and pillows, which she gave to friends and family. She also made three hooked rugs for Timberline Lodge. In 1997 she moved to La Grande, where she was active with the senior center and attended the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors...

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