Location: Tualatin Oregon

Fallow, Bob – Obituary

Longtime La Grande Businessman Dies At 84 La Grande has lost one of its brightest, a man who will forever be linked to the economic development of this community. 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 Bob Fallow, 84, died Nov. 2 in Tualatin. A service will start at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Private burial will be at the Grandview Cemetery. Fallow was born in Imbler April 2, 1922, and lived in Union County most of his life. He graduated from La Grande High School in 1940 and later attended what is now Eastern Oregon University. He served in the Air Force during World War II and then returned to La Grande where he started a memorable career in business and economic development. “He had a real commitment to the community. He was one of those visionary people who had quite a bit of foresight. He worked to make those visions come to fruition,” said Steve Anderson, a La Grande...

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Wirth, Lloyd – Obituary

Lloyd Wirth Was Meat Cutter Here Funeral services for Lloyd James Wirth 75, 2775 Main St. longtime Baker and Baker County resident were conducted Wednesday Feb. 11, at Gray’s West and Co. Pioneer Chapel. Rev. Orville Mick of First Christian Church officiated and Baker Masonic Lodge No. 47 A.F. & A.M. participated at graveside. Interment was in the Masonic Park at Mt. Hope Cemetery. The Baker Veterans Organizations participated by conducting graveside honors. Mr. Wirth was born Sept. 5, 1894 at Silverton, Oregon the son of Alonzo S. and Hattie Dunnels Wirth. he attended schools both in Tualatin, Oregon and at Medical Springs, and he served in the United States Army during W.W.I. Mr. Wirth was with the Forest Service for many years and worked in the ship yards at Portland during WWII. He later worked for Collins Pondosa Lumber Co. and was a meat cutter in Baker for many years. He was married to his wife, Alice Robertson Wirth in Silverton, Oregon on Dec. 12, 1954. He has been retired for the past several years. He passed away Sunday evening at St. Elizabeth Hospital after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Alice; one son, Norman L. Wirth of New Orleans, LA., one daughter, Avis A. Corley of Baker; two step-sons, Donald France of La Crescenta, CA., and Robert France of Portland, Oregon; three brothers, Joe...

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Biography of Rev. John F. Devore, D. D.

REV. JOHN F. DEVORE, D.D. – Doctor Devore was a native of Kentucky, being born near Lexington, December 7, 1817. He was of French descent, as the name indicates, and owed very much to the pious example of religious parents, who urged him with their last words to be “faithful to his God.” The “Life of Bramwell” fell into his hands at an early date, was read with great relish, and had much to do in molding the shape of his after life. Entering the ministry, he joined the Rock river conference in 1842, Bishop Roberts presiding. He was ordained deacon at Milwaukee in 1844 by Bishop Morris, and elder at Galena, Illinois, in 1846 by Bishop Hamline. In May, 1853, he was transferred to the Oregon conference by Bishop Waugh, and arrived with his family at Steilacoom, Washington Territory, the latter part of August in that year, and entered at once upon his singularly interesting and successful career of ministerial labor on this coast, embracing a period of thirty-six eventful years. While in the Oregon conference, Doctor Devore’s appointments were as follows: Steilacoom two years, 1853-55; Olympia one year, 1855-56; presiding elder Puget Sound district three years, 1856-59; Vancouver two years, 1859-61; The Dalles two years, 1861-63; East Tualitan two years, 1863-65; Milwaukee one year, 1865-66; presiding elder Portland district four years, 1870-74; Vancouver two years, 1874-76; Albany...

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Shropshire, Carrie Mae Gatson Mrs. – Obituary

Carrie Mae Gatson Shropshire, 78, a former Baker City resident, died Nov. 27, 2002, at Tualatin. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary in Portland. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Shropshire was born on Oct. 14, 1924, at Claremore, Okla. She married Ben Shropshire in 1983. He died on July 17, 1998. She was a devoted wife and mother, Brownie Girl Scout leader and an active member of the Beaverton Church of Christ. She had been a Portland-area resident for the past nine years and had previously lived at Baker City and John Day. She loved cooking, fishing and being a grandmother. Survivors include three daughters, Sharron Black, Paula Turner and Caron Thomas; two sons, James H. Shropshire and Ben M. Shropshire; a sister, Dorothy Davis; a brother, Charles “Hershel” Patton; 11 grandchildren and six stepgrandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild; and three stepgreat-great-grandchildren. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 6, 2002 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Weber, Kevin Paul – Obituary

Kevin Paul Weber, 40, of Salem, a former Baker City resident, died Dec. 6, 2000. His funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Salem Heights Church. Mr. Weber was born July 11, 1960, at Baker City to Monona and Rudolph Weber. After the death of his mother when he was 8, he made his home with his aunt and uncle, Boyd and Margaret Brown, and his cousins who became surrogate brothers and sister to him. He grew up on the Boyd Brown Ranch. He was a 1979 Baker High School graduate. He married Mary Lee of Baker City on July 7, 1984. They moved to Tualatin where they lived for a number of years. They had two children, Sarah and Jared. During his life, Mr. Weber was a diesel engine mechanic, a distributor for Mac Tool Co. and later a builder and developer. In 1996, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. In 1997, the family moved to Salem and took up residence in a house Mr. Weber built. He enjoyed motorcycle cross-country endurance racing and was a member of the Salem Heights Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, his father and his brother, Carl; and his uncle, Boyd Brown. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sarah; a son, Jared; a brother, Gordon Boorse; aunts and uncle, Margaret Brown and Ruth...

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Biography of Gen. Morton Mathew McCarver

GEN. MORTON MATHEW McCARVER. THE FOUNDER OF BURLINGTON, IOWA, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA AND TACOMA, WASHINGTON,- General McCarver was born near Lexington Kentucky, January 14, 1807. Of an independent, roving spirit, determination, courage and enterprise that knew no bounds, he quit his home at the age of eighteen years and went to Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, and not finding anything congenial to his tastes returned and settled in 1830 at Galena, Illinois, where he was married to a Miss Mary Ann Jennings. He served in the Black Hawk war, and after the surrender of the great chief of the Sacs and Foxes, and as soon as the treaty between Black Hawk and the United Sates had been drafted in 1833 (by the terms of which the valuable territory now the State of Iowa was to be ceded to the United States), and before the treaty was signed, he left his home in Illinois in view of locating a city which would one day become one of the great commercial centers of the West, towards which the tide of emigration was rapidly setting. McCarver, then twenty-six years of age, journeyed down the Mississippi to a point then known as the Flint Hills; and in the evening, before crossing from the Illinois shore, he found shelter beneath the hospitable roof of a pioneer settler named George Buchanan, whose wife, during the night, gave...

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Pearson, Edna Kenworthy Mrs. – Obituary

Edna Pearson, 82, a former longtime Baker City resident, died Aug. 12, 2009, of Alzheimer’s disease at Cedar Crest Alzheimer’s facility at Tualatin, where she had lived for the past three years. Her memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at North Powder Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward at the North Powder Grange Hall. Edna was born on July 5, 1927, at Dayton, Wash., to Arzee and Ethel Kenworthy. The family moved to North Powder when Edna was in grade school. She graduated from North Powder High School where she met her high school sweetheart and future husband, Henry “Pete” Pearson. They were married on June 26, 1950. and moved to Baker City. She lived in Baker City until moving to Tualatin in 2006. Edna and Pete owned a plumbing business where Edna was the bookkeeper and office administrator. She also was a homemaker and mother of three. Edna was very involved in her children’s activities, she was a Boy Scout den mom, Girl Scout leader, room mother and always willing to help out with the various activities that her children were involved in. She enjoyed being a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Her hobbies included hunting deer and elk with Pete and accompanying him around the Western United States trap shooting. She also enjoyed reading, canning a wide variety of fruits...

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