Location: Snohomish County WA

Ollis, Leola – Obituary

Leola Ollis, 92, of Everett, Wash., died August 21, 1995, in Sultan, Wash. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now She was born April 2, 1903, in Senia, North Carolina. She had lived in Lostine for 25 years before moving to Everett in 1962. Mrs. Ollis is survived by her son Richard Ollis and his wife Donna; her daughter Coralee Souther and her husband Len; daughters-in-law Wanda Ollis and Fauna Ollis; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her sons Ben and Estel Ollis and a grandson Paul Tippet. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 24, 1995, at 1 p.m. at Purdy and Walters with Cassidy Funeral, Everett, Wash. Graveside services will be Saturday, August 26 at 2 p.m. at the Lostine Cemetery Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Aug., 1995 Contributed by: Sue...

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Burcham, Ruth – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Ruth G. Evans Burcham, formerly of Enterprise, died in Arlington, Wash. on March 28, 2006. She was 91. Mrs. Burcham was born in Duncan, Ariz., on Feb. 27, 1915 to John Evans and Minnie Lloyd. She was raised in Duncan, and attended high school there. She became a nurse’s aide in a Catholic geriatrics hospital. On November 14, 1931, Ruth married Orville Jay Burcham in Riverside, Calif. They had two children. After living in Enterprise and Pomona, Calif., the couple moved to Pendleton in 1961, where they resided for 35 years. Mrs. Burcham was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband of 61 years, Orville Jay Burcham. She is survived by her son Donald John Burcham of Redmond, her daughter Diana Basim of Arlington, Wash., 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Contributions in memory of Ruth Burcham may be made to a charity of choice. Graveside services have been held. Wallowa County Chieftain – April 6, 2006 Contributed By: Sue...

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Cross, Lauretta – Obituary

Lauretta Cross, of Milton-Freewater and a former resident of Wallowa County, died July 9, 2007, at Walla Walla General Hospital in Walla Walla, Wash. She was 85. Mrs. Cross was born June 19,1922, in La Grande to James Everett and Etta Rebecca Berg Rachau. The family resided on Pumpkin Ridge, outside of Elgin. They later moved to Minam, where Mrs. Cross attended school through the second grade. In 1930, the family moved to Onalaska, Wash., where she finished her schooling, graduating from the eighth grade twice. Her father didn’t believe in higher education for women. She married young and had three children, then divorced and worked in restaurants and the shipyard in Portland, during the war. She moved back to La Grande for a time and in 1956, moved to Everett, Wash. to work, and there she met Jerry Cross at a telephone company picnic. They were married Jan. 31, 1959, in Vancouver, Wash. In 1966, the family moved to Enterprise, when Mr. Cross was transferred with the phone company. Mrs. Cross was a homemaker and worked part time. In the late 1960’s, she joined the VFW Auxiliary #4307, and was very active for many years. She was a past president of the auxiliary, and later became a lifetime member. She was a talented and creative seamstress, making clothes and craft items. She loved gardening and had a beautiful...

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Fischer, Kimberly Dawn – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Kimberly Dawn Fischer, 47, of Marysville, Wash., and formerly of La Grande died Sept. 9 at her home of natural causes. A service will be begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Marysville Senior Community Center, 514 Delta St. A memorial in Oregon will be conducted at a later date. Mrs. Fischer was born April 22, 1959, to Donna and Jerry Martin in Pendleton. She attended school in La Grande, and married Randy McKinnis. On April 28, 2002, she married Craig Fischer. She worked in food and beverage management for many years. She enjoyed rock and gem hunting, crafting jewelry, dancing and listening to jazz and the blues. She was an excellent cook and host, and enjoyed growing her own herbs, trying new recipes, writing poetry, reading and beging with her family. She and her brother, Ray, spent their childhood summers with grandparents in Long Creek. Survivors include her husband and stepson, Ethan, of Marysville; her children, Forrest Dean McKinnis of the Tri-Cities, Cody Lee McKinnis of Albany and Jerae Dawn McKinnis of Pendleton; her mother, Donna Amos of La Grande; three brothers and their wives, Ray and Paula Martin of Long Creek, Randy Amos of La Grande and Scott and Kathy Martin of Baker City; a stepbrother, Richard Amos; and other relatives. Her father died earlier. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Sept....

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Lovelace, Carolyn Rees – Obituary

Cove, Oregon Union County, Oregon Obituary Carolyn Rees Lovelace, 74, of Ontario and formerly of Cove died of cancer June 25 at the home of her daughter, Rilla Lovelace Hanger, of Monroe, Wash. Her ashes will be spread at Cove Cemetery, followed by a family celebration of life at the Cove Pool at a time and date to be announced later. Born Feb. 18, 1933, Carolyn loved animals, especially horses. She also took in young people who needed a safe place. Carolyn passed on a strong love of family connections, family members said. She was a proud fourth-generation Oregonian from Cove, her family having come over the Meek Cutoff in 1845. Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband and life-long soulmate Charles “Dewey” Lovelace who died in December 2005 and her son, Bryan Mack. Survivors include her children, William Rees Lovelace of Ontario, Peggy Lovelace Contreras of Philomath, Curtis Lovelace of Ontario and Rilla Lovelace Hanger of Monroe, Wash. She is also survived by sister, Donna Rees Sands of La Grande and brother, Lewis M. Rees of Vancouver, Wash. She is also survived by six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. LaGrande Observer – Obituaries For The Week Ending June 30, 2007. Transcribed by Dixie...

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McMillen, Carl Richard – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Carl Richard McMillen, 71, of Spirit Lake, Idaho, and formerly of La Grande, died April 7 in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Celebration of life services begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Clark Fork Senior Center in Idaho. A private family interment will follow at the Clark Fork Cemetery. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Carl was born June 26, 1936, to Maxine Petrina Skillingstad and William Hyrum McMillen in Salt Lake City. During WWII the family moved to San Francisco to work in the war effort. Carl attended grade school in San Francisco at Parkside Elementary and at the age of 6 sold newspapers with his brother Phillip on the street corner in the Sunset District in downtown San Francisco. At 17, Carl enlisted in the Marines and was in active duty during the Korean War. Carl served in the Marine Corps from 1954 to 1962 and received special recognition for sharpshooting. In 1955, Carl married Maxine Sanders in Oklahoma City and they settled in Woodland, Calif., and had three children. Carl worked for Yolo Engineers as a land surveyor until 1968. In 1965, Carl married Maurine June Walton, who he had known since she went to high school with his sister Darlene. Maurine had three children that he raised as his own, and together they had three more. In January 1968, Carl...

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Luse, Benny – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Benny “Ben” Luse, 60, formerly of Elgin, died May 12 in Everett, Wash. A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. June 7 at the Christian Life Center in Elgin. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Elgin Fire Department to help with the new building. La Grande Observer – June 6,...

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Sharp, Byron Rev. – Obituary

The Rev. Byron Sharp died at his home, 1531 Grand Avenue, early Saturday [November 17, 1923] morning after an illness of several weeks. The Rev. Sharp was 77 years old, and had been a minister of the Methodist Church in the Columbia River Conference for almost 50 years, excepting about three years when he was pastor of the Congregational Church at Brewster. He came across the plains when but a boy six years old, traveling in an ox wagon. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Herbert Sharp of Oregon, Howard and Earl in California and a daughter, Mrs. George Chilson of Portland. There will be a short funeral service at the Chapel of Challacombe & Fickel, Sunday evening at 6:30. The Rev. Reid of the First Methodist Episcopal Church and the Rev. Nicholas of Lowell Congregational Church, officiating. The body will be taken to Brewster Monday morning for interment . It will be accompanied by Mrs. Sharp. Everett Herald, November 17, 1923 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Howe, Catherine Bushell Tallman Large – Obituary

Mrs. Kate Tallman Howe, 77, of Marysville, died at an Everett hospital Monday [February 24, 1941]. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Daisy Bestman of Everett; four sons, William Large of Darrington, Dick and Jack Large of Hoquiam and Archie Carmichael of Everett; a brother, Richard Bushell of Seattle; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Ross of Olympia and Mrs. Isabelle Ruchty of Bellingham; fifteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Howe were held this Wednesday afternoon at Schaefer’s Funeral Home at Marysville, the Rev. F. L. Erickson officiating. Burial was made in Marysville Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Phelps, Mary Smith – Obituary

Mrs. Mary Phelps, a resident of Ellensburg from 1884 to 1945, died recently [January 16, 1951] in Everett, where she has lived for the past five years. She was born in Pike County, Missouri, in 1867. Surviving are three sons, Gilbert of Everett, Tracy of Chelan, and Odie Phelps of Seattle; a sister, Mrs. Ella Wilson of Everett, and a brother, Sherman Smith, of Ellensburg. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Honeycutt-Evenson Chapel, with Rev. Dan Rueb officiating. Interment will follow at the IOOF cemetery here. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Schroder, August – Obituary

August Schroder, 89, well-known Ellensburg resident and retired Snohomish County farmer, died yesterday [April 11, 1947] afternoon at his home here. Had he lived until next Sunday, he would have been 90 years old. Born at Hamburg, Germany, April 20, 1857, he came to the United States when he was 27 years old and to Washington State in 1888. He farmed for many years at Granite Falls, moving to the Kittitas Valley 7 ½ years ago. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ada Schroder; three daughters, Mrs. J. A. Mansfield of Spokane, and Mrs. T. A. Harrell and Mrs. A. O. Page of Ellensburg; 15 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Honeycutt-Evenson Chapel. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Page, Mary Ann Wooding – Obituary

Mary Ann Page, 85, died Thursday [October 26, 1978] at a local nursing home. She was born Aug. 10, 1893 at Getchell, Wash. She and Alfred O. Page were married in Seattle on September 24, 1912. They came to the Ellensburg area in 1919 and farmed on Route 3. Following the death of Mr. Page in April, 1964, she moved to town and made her home at 312 North Anderson until entering the nursing home. She was a member of Altrua Rebekah Lodge, Women of the Moose, Country Mothers’ Club and Grange. Survivors include three sons, Edwin Page, of Ellensburg, Myron Page, of Forks, and Robert Page, of Federal Way; one daughter, Mrs. M. L. (Viola) Christian, Ellensburg; 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Evenson Chapel. The Rev. Bill Dietz will officiate and burial will follow at the IOOF Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to charity of donor’s choice. Contributed to: Shelli...

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Noel, Clarissa Jane Farris – Obituary

Mrs. Clara J. Noel, 75, died Friday [October 9, 1942] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pauline Stalcup, 634 North Oakes Street [Tacoma]. She was a native of Fresno, Cal., and had been in Tacoma 12 years. She lived some years at Ellensburg and Snohomish. Her home was at 2603 ½ 6th Avenue. She was married Nov. 30, 1882 at Ellensburg to W. H. Noel who died in 1930. She was member of Glendale Camp Royal Neighbors in Tacoma and of the Epworth Methodist Church, Tacoma. Besides Mrs. Stalcup, she leaves daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Francis and Mrs. Stella Faithful of Tacoma and Mrs. Hallie Denice of Auburn; sons, Robert and Roy Noel of Tacoma; sisters, Mrs. Mary Prater and Mrs. Minnie Wangeman of Ellensburg; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Tuell Chapel, the Rev. H. O. Perry presiding. The body will be sent to the Honeycutt Chapel at Ellensburg, where services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be at Thorp Cemetery in Ellensburg. Contributed by: Shelli...

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McKenzie, Charles Maxfield – Obituary

Former Yakima Valley resident Charles “Max” McKenzie, 84, of Edmonds, died Sunday in Edmonds [August 17, 1986]. Mr. McKenzie was born Dec. 8, 1901, in Omaha, Neb., to Charles and Maude McKenzie. They moved in 1903 to Quincy, where his family homesteaded until the death of his father in 1915. In 1917, they moved to the Kittitas Valley and took up farming. Mr. McKenzie went to work for the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1923, retiring in 1967. He was married in 1926 to Ruth Barnhart. They were transferred to Yakima in 1932. While working for the railroad, he maintained a farm in Badger Pocket in the 1930s, did fruit farming in Englewood in the 1940s and farmed in Moxee in the 1950s. Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of Edmonds; two sons, the Rev. Don McKenzie of Dallas, Texas, and Charles S. McKenzie of Seattle; seven grandchildren; a great grandchild; two brothers, Elvin McKenzie of Grandview and Don McKenzie of Yakima; and two sisters, Eleanor McGrath and Margaret Harrel, both of Ellensburg. He was preceded in death by a brother, George, and a son, David. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the IOOF Cemetery in Ellensburg. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the charity of the donor’s choice. Contributed by: Shelli...

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