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Southwick, Otho – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Otho Southwick Dies Unexpectedly Otho Southwick, father of Ross and Rex, of Eugene, Ore., Roy, of Wallowa, and Raymond, of Enterprise, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 3, 1956 in Spokane near where he had been working with livestock. His body was brought to Enterprise by the Booth Bollman Funeral Home and final rites were held yesterday at 2 p.m. at the Wallowa Methodist Church, with the Rev. O.W. Jones officiating. Mrs. Harold E. Walker was organist and Virginia Sasser and Nancy Brooks sang”Beyond the Sunset” and “The Old Rugged Cross.” Casket bearers were William Pullen, Emmett landers, Frank Renfrow, Oscar Maxwell, Hugh Dougherty, and Earl Prout, and committal services were in the Wallowa cemetery. Son of Emmett and Berta Southwick, early pioneers of Wallowa County, he was born near Wallowa February 12, 1892. He had been away from the county for several years. Besides his four sons he leaves seven grandchildren; a sister. Mrs. Ruth Wilson, San Diego, Calif.; and five brothers: Elmer of Wallowa, Frank, of Yoncalla, Ore., Fred of Roseburg, Ore.; and Lawrence and Morris, of San Diego, Calif. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, March 8th, 1956 Contributed by: Sue...

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Gustafson, Stella – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Flora native, Stella 9evans) Gustafson, 82, of Electric City, Wash., died Aug. 9, 1996, in Spokane, Wash. She was born at Flora and attended High School in Enterprise. Mrs. Gustafson was a 26 year resident of Electric City. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Prior to residing in Electric city, Stella and her husband, John followed construction work for several years. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, John Gustafson, at the home; son, Arnold Gustafson, Spokane; daughter, Garnet Gustafson, Tulsa, OK; granddaughter, Amy Phillips and three great-grandchildren; brother, Arley Evans, of Clarkston; and sister, Hazel Foster of La Grande. Graveside service was held Aug. 14, at the Enterprise Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Grand Coulee United Methodist Church in Grand Coulee, Wash. The family suggest memorials be made to the Grand Coulee United Methodist Church, 203 Roosevelt Dr., Grand Coulee, Wash. 99133 Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Source: Wallowa Chieftain, August 15, 1996, Page 2 Contributed by: Sue...

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Mahaffey, Maude Craig Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Maude Mahaffey Dies Suddenly Mrs. Maude Mahaffey, who had been ill for several months, passed away suddenly Tuesday morning, January 29, 1952 at her home in Enterprise. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, February 1, at 2:00 o’clock from the Community church with the Booth-Bollman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Rev. John Munsey, pastor, will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be John Simmons, Albert Wilson, Charles E. Crow, J.A. Eggleson, C.H. Zurcher and Alvin McFetridge, and acting as active pallbearers, will be W.S. Strickler, A.M. Pace, C.N. Miller, Elmer McFetridge, John McFetridge, and Glenn Russell, all of whom are old friends of the Mahaffey and Craig families. Burial will be in the Enterprise cemetery, beside the grave of her husband who passed away October 13, 1947. the casket will not be opened at the church but friends may call at the Booth-Bollman Funeral Home where the body is lying in state. Maude Elizabeth Craig was born at Enterprise February 3, 1880, daughter of George S. and Sallie B. Dishman Craig. On January 15, 1906 she was married to Henry C. Mahaffey at Lewiston, Idaho. Most of her life was spent in Wallowa county, although during the early years of their married life she and her husband lived for a time in Lewiston and Walla Walla. They also spent a year in Warren, Ohio, a...

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Winnie, George – Obituary

Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Bedewell, returned Friday from Spokane where they were called by the death of their son-in-law, George Winnie. They were accompanied by their little grandson. Wallowa County Reporter, Thursday, March 18,...

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Biography of Henry Edward Dixon

Henry Edward Dixon, a member of one of the old and well known families of Oklahoma, is a leading representative of the Delaware County bar, being engaged in practice at Grove, and he has gained an enviable reputation in a profession which calls for ability of a high order and requires close application, good judgment and a constantly widening comprehension of the relations and responsibilities which go to make up civilized society. He was born in Watseka, Iroquois County, Illinois, on the 13th of January, 1872, a son of Marion and Georgiana (Seward) Dixon, the former a native of Indiana and the latter of Ohio. The father devoted his life to the cattle business, coming to this section of the country in 1892 and purchasing stock in various parts of the territory. He first made his home in Miami but later took up his residence at Fairland, Oklahoma, where he passed away in 1915, when seventy-three years of age, but the mother is still living in Miami. He was a member of the United Brethren Church, a Democrat in his political views, and fraternally was identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Henry E. Dixon acquired his education in the public schools of Illinois, which he attended until he was sixteen years of age, afterward accompanying his parents on their removal to Indian Territory, where he remained until...

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Stein, John C. – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon John C. Stein, 96, of Enterprise, died Monday 21, 1990, at the Wallowa County Nursing Home. He was born in Spokane county, Washington. At the age of 14, he moved with his family to Wallowa county in a covered wagon. On May 26, 1918, he married Alta L. Fisher of Wallowa. To this union twelve children were born. Mr. Stein was a farmer for many years, later working for Wallowa County Grain Growers and the Joseph Stud Mill until he retired at age 65. Survivors include his wife, Alta; three daughters, Ruth Makin, Ruby Pratt, Fern Wolfe; nine sons, Myron, Harry, John Jr.., Keith, Kenneth, Warner, don, Dale, and Gail; 39 grandchildren, 102 great grandchildren, 35 great-great grandchildren; nephew, Walt Stein and niece, Agnes Wagner. Three great grandchildren, one brother, and seven sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 25, 1990 at 2pm at the Enterprise Baptist church. Wallowa County Chieftain, May 24, 1990 Contributed by Michelle...

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Stein, John C. – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon John C. Stein, 96, of Enterprise, died Monday 21, 1990, at the Wallowa County Nursing Home. He was born in Spokane county, Washington. At the age of 14, he moved with his family to Wallowa county in a covered wagon. On May 26, 1918, he married Alta L. Fisher of Wallowa. To this union twelve children were born. Mr. Stein was a farmer for many years, later working for Wallowa County Grain Growers and the Joseph Stud Mill until he retired at age 65. Survivors include his wife, Alta; three daughters, Ruth Makin, Ruby Pratt, Fern Wolfe; nine sons, Myron, Harry, John Jr.., Keith, Kenneth, Warner, don, Dale, and Gail; 39 grandchildren, 102 great grandchildren, 35 great-great grandchildren; nephew, Walt Stein and niece, Agnes Wagner. Three great grandchildren, one brother, and seven sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 25, 1990 at 2pm at the Enterprise Baptist church. Wallowa County Chieftain, May 24, 1990 Contributed by Michelle...

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Blackburn, Robert Neil, Dr. – Obituary

Joseph, Oregon Dr. Robert Neil Blackburn, 77, of Cushing, Okla., and formerly of Joseph died July 27. Dr. Blackburn was born Aug. 1, 1929, in Cushing, Okla. He served as a jet fighter pilot in the Korean War and taught other pilots how to fly by instrument. After leaving the military, he graduated from medical school at the University of Oklahoma, and served his residency at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane. He bought Dr. Coffman’s practice in Joseph and practiced there for nearly 25 years. He delivered many of the babies in Wallowa County for two generations. He worked in Asotin, Wash., for five years before retiring to Oklahoma. He volunteered his services at every Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, and was grand marshal of the Chief Joseph Days parade. He also started Joseph Little League Baseball. Survivors include five sisters, all in Oklahoma. Four brothers died earlier. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Sept. 2, 2006, Published: September 5,...

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Noland, William “Bill” Harold – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon William (Bill) Harold Noland, 83, of Enterprise, died Nov. 2 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. A 2 p.m. memorial service will be conducted Saturday at the VFW Post 4307 Hall in Enterprise, with private burial in the Enterprise Cemetery. Mr. Noland was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Boise. At 16 he left school to join the Civilian Conservation Corps for a year. He returned to high school in Idaho but left again during his senior year to join the Air Force in December 1941. He received his high school diploma while in the military. As a B-29 flight engineer, he flew 23 missions over Japan and was once forced to land on Iwo Jima returning from a mission. He was discharged in November 1945. On April 6, 1946, he married Pat Gratton. That fall he enrolled in Idaho State College, graduating with a degree in pharmacy. He practiced in Emmett, Coeur d’Alene and Spokane and traveled as a service representative for Pfizer Laboratories for eight years. He was the co-owner of Moon Drug in La Grande until 1968 when he bought Bill’s Economy Drug in Enterprise. He took pride in his profession, serving his community until retiring in 1986. He enjoyed water sports, photography and golf. He was a member of VFW Post 4307 and BPOE 1829 Elks. He is survived by his wife,...

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Bork, Marvin – Obituary

Wallowa, Oregon Marvin Bork, 92, died at the nursing home in Enterprise on Feb. 27, 2005. He was born in Flora on July 22, 1912, the son of Rudolph and Rena Bork. Mr. Bork went to school in Flora. In his early years, during the Depression, he worked in the hay fields one summer for fifty cents a day. He saved his money and gave it to his parents. Mr. Bork injured his hip joint when he fell off of a load of hay, crippling him for life. Mr. Bork had a natural talent for mechanical work, and started on Model “T” Ford cars. He married Katherine Lermeny on April 3, 1938 in Enterprise, where they then lived for many years. Mr. Bork did mechanical work and welding jobs in a shop at their home. Blanche and Robert LeRoy Lermeny were his step children. The family moved to Nine Mile Falls, Wash., for several years and went to Arizona for the winters. They bought a motor home and moved to Wallowa where they built a small house and lived happily until Mrs. Bork had to go to the nursing home. She died on April 13, 2003. Mr. Bork is survived by his stepdaughter Blanche Maxwell of Lostine, his brother Roy Bork of Wallowa and several cousins. A family service was held a the Enterprise cemetery on March 5, 2005....

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Lee, Leon – Obituary

Leon Lee died April 27, 2007, in Spokane, Wash. He was 48. Leon Lee was born on July 20, 1958 in Middleton, Mich. to Edward and Carol Geck. He was greatly loved by his family, extended family and countless friends. Mr. Lee was always willing to lend a hand where needed and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Laura Lee; son Cody Lee; parents Edward and Carol Geck; brother Brian Geck; sisters Tami DeMattia and Tari Amy; and various nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held on Saturday May 5 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Enterprise. Wallowa County Chieftain – May 10, 2007 Transcribed by: Dixie...

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McFetridge, S. M. – Obituary

S. M. “Mac” McFetridge died June 15, 2007. He was 84. Mr. McFetridge served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Solomon Islands, Bougainville, Guadalcanal and Bella la Vella. He was also a crane operator for Kaiser Aluminum and raced horses at Playfair Race Track. Mr. McFetridge is survived by his wife Dodie McFetridge; three stepsons; a stepdaughter Shari and numerous cousins. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., June 23, 2007, at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, 5100 W. Wellesley Ave; Spokane, WA 99205. Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park in Spokane, Wash. Wallowa County Chieftain – June 21, 2007 Contributed by Dixie...

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Hambelton, Rick Lynn – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Rick Lynn Hambelton of Enterprise died Feb. 14, 2007, in Spokane, Wash. He was 59. Mr. Hambelton was born in Enterprise on Aug. 18, 1948. He graduated from high school in July 1966. He was in the U.S. Navy until 1973. He was employed as a mechanic. Survivors include his children James Hambelton of Walla Walla, Wash., Donald Hambelton and Melissa Hambelton of the The Dalles; grandchildren Issac, Marcus and Brianna; parents Robert and Margaret Hambelton of Enterprise and sister Sheri Asher of Hermiston. Graveside services will be held June 30 at 2 p.m. at the Enterprise Cemetery. A memorial and reception will follow at the V.F.W. Hall after the burial service. Wallowa County Chieftain – June 28, 2007 Contributed by Dixie...

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Butner, Julie – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Julie Butner, 57, former resident of Enterprise passed away at home surrounded by her family, on Sept. 12 in Spokane, Wash., after a brave five-year battle with cancer. Her shortened life left her with many great memories, most of which were shared with her husband, John Butner, of 39 years. She was born on Aug. 31, 1947 to Jack and Evelyne Wagner. Julie grew up in Enterprise, spending much of her time at her parents business, Wagner’s Men’s Store. Although she lived in Spokane for 31 years, she considered Enterprise her home and did what she could to bring the beautiful scenery back to share with her family and many friends. Julie is preceded in death by her father, Jack Wagner and is survived by her mother, Evelyn Wagner of Enterprise, brother Ron Wagner of Chehalis, Wash., husband John Butner of Spokane, and Jennifer of Moscow, Idaho. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Connor and Blake Butner, Mychal and Dustin Ferger of Spokane; and Tyler and Rylee Ochoa of Moscow. A memorial service is set for Saturday Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene, 15515 E. 20th Ave. An internment service will be held later in Enterprise at a date to be determined. Wallowa County Chieftain – Thursday, September 16, 2004 Contributed by Sue...

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Lee, Leon – Obituary

Leon Lee died April 27, 2007, in Spokane, Wash. He was 48. Leon Lee was born on July 20, 1958 in Middleton, Mich. to Edward and Carol Geck. He was greatly loved by his family, extended family and countless friends. Mr. Lee was always willing to lend a hand where needed and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Laura Lee; son Cody Lee; parents Edward and Carol Geck; brother Brian Geck; sisters Tami DeMattia and Tari Amy; and various nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held on Saturday May 5 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Enterprise. Wallowa County Chieftain – May 10, 2007 Contributed by Dixie...

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