Location: Unatilla County OR

Green, Permelia – Obituary

At her home in this city, March 15, 1890, Permelia, wife of T.R.H. Green; age 52 years. Deceased was born in the state of Illinois February 8th, 1838. She was married to her now bereaved husband in Putman County, Missouri, December 12th, 1856 where they resided until 1863. They crossed the plains and settled in Umatilla county, Oregon: residing there until 1872, when they again removed and located in the Grande Ronde valley near Union. Here with her family was her home until the time of her death. She was the mother of eleven children, four of whom preceded her across the river of death. She was converted in 1856 and united with the Methodist church in whose communion she lived and died. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. S.M. Driver at the M.E. Church Monday at 11 o’clock. A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends followed the remains of a loving mother, wife, sister and friend to her last resting place in the Union cemetery. Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday March 20,...

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Applegate, Clifford – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Clifford Applegate, 51 year-old Umatilla carpenter, died here today at the home of his sister, Mrs. Merton Kuhn, following a brief illness. A native of Paradise, Ore., and a former resident of Wallowa County, Applegate had resided for the last three and one half years in Umatilla. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Maude Applegate, Umatilla; a grandson, Jimmie Applegate, Umatilla; a brother, Donald Applegate, Tillamook, and three sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Wade of Enterprise, Mrs. Letha Dailey of Portland and Mrs. Vadna Kuhn of La Grande. Services will be held from the Snodgrass Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Monday under the Rev. Gene Robinson, with burial to follow in the Portland crematorium. La Grande Evening Observer, La Grande, Union County, Oregon, Saturday, 19 June 1954, Page 4. Contributed by Robert C....

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Fisher, Sarah J. – Obituary

Sarah J. Fisher Pioneer, Passes On Here Today Sarah J. Fisher died about 1:30 o’clock this morning at 1501 U avenue. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Summerville chapel. The body was taken to the Snodgrass and Zimmerman mortuary. Mrs. Fisher, born in Sullivan county, Missouri, March 2, 1859, was 77 years, 11 months and seven days of age, and was among the early pioneers of Oregon. She crossed the plains with her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Hiram McDonald with ox teams in 1864, landing in Linn county where they lived until 1872. She moved to Umatilla county and lived there one year, then came to the Grande Ronde valley settling near Summerville, Ore. On Feb. 20, 1876, she married Enos Fisher on his farm two and a half miles north of Summerville where they lived until 1926. To this union seven children were born in Columbus, of Wallowa; Walter, of Sunnyside, Wash., George, of Portland; Etta Norman, of Summerville; Bessie Ingram, of La Grande, and Albert and Harley, deceased. Mr. Fisher passed away in December, 1920. Mrs. Fisher lived on the farm until 1926. She then leased the farm and moved to La Grande where she lived until her death. She had been seriously ill since Oct. 1, 1936, being in the hospital for 35 days and te rest of the time was...

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Buoy, Wayland L. – Obituary

Imbler, Oregon Wayland L. “Buck” Buoy, 92, formerly of Imbler, died Aug. 10 at his home in Hermiston. Recitation of the rosary will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Hermiston. Buck was born on Jan. 22, 1915, to Roy and Violet Linklater Buoy in Prescott, Wash. He was raised in Imbler and went to school there. He joined the Navy, serving in the South Pacific during WWII. He returned to Oregon and moved to Coos Bay where he worked as a body and fender man and a mechanic until 1957. Buck moved to Marin County, Calif., and later to Indio, Calif., in 1964. He was a member of the California Air Patrol where he was an accomplished sharp shooter. Buck married Jean Swartz on Sept. 5, 1969, in Novato, Calif. They moved to Hermiston. Buck worked at Hanford as a member of the Operating Engineers Union No. 370 until his retirement in 1982. The couple enjoyed wintering in California and later in Tucson, Ariz., until 1999. Buck was a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 2909, Elks Lodge No. 1845 and Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, pilot and rock hound. He loved trips to the mountains to gather mushrooms, huckleberries or just spend...

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Halliday, Grace Bertha Viergutz Mrs. – Obituary

Grace Bertha Halliday, 75, of La Grande, died Sept. 25, 2007, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise. A celebration of life will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande. Committal and interment will follow at the Hillcrest East Cemetery. Viewing will be held Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Mrs. Halliday was born Oct. 26, 1931, the daughter of Raymond and Anna (Gritzmacher) Viergutz in Wausau, Wis. When she was young she played semi-pro softball on an all-women’s team and loved playing ball. She graduated from high school in Wausau and moved to Oregon. On Oct. 9, 1951, she married Alta Wiliam “Doc” Halliday in La Grande. His work for the railroad took them to various places, including Arlington, Pendleton, Hinkle and Huntington before settling in La Grande more than 40 years ago. She worked as a cook for local nursing homes and as a housekeeper for local motels. Mrs. Halliday was a member of the AARP and was the state co-coordinator at one time. She was a member of the Union County Senior Council, Youth Council, UPRR Old Timers and Jr. Old Timers and the VFW Auxiliary, of which she was a past president. She was an ombudsman for local nursing homes and served as umpire for local softball...

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Trump, Orvil – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Orvil Trump, 85, of La Grande, died May 11 at a local care home. A celebration of life graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Summerville Cemetery. A complete obituary will be available later. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the day of May 12, 2008 ___________________________________________ Orval Willard Trump, 85, of La Grande, died May 11 at a local care center. A graveside service begins at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Summerville Cemetery in Summerville. A viewing will run from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Loveland Funeral Chapel. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Orval was born on July 29, 1922, to Fredrick and Lula (Sanner) Trump in Promise. He attended school in a one-room school house in Promise, then moved to Elgin when he was 8. He graduated from Elgin High School, then went into the service in 1942, joining the Navy. He married Grace McVay in 1943, lived in Grande Ronde Valley until 1967, then moved to the Yakima Valley until 1969, then to Pendleton. He lived there until 2001, when he moved back to the Grande Ronde Valley. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, and helped build and was a member of the First Christian Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping....

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Planting, Mary Susan Ring – Obituary

Mrs. John Planting, 53, native of Pendleton and mother of three sons in the service, died early yesterday at her home here following a lingering illness. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Ring, pioneers who farmed north of Pendleton, Mrs. Planting was known to many friends and was a devoted member of the Full Gospel Church. Mrs. Planting is survived by her husband, to whom she was married in 1907; a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Umbarger, Pendleton; four sons, Clarence Planting, Boise; Lt. Earl Planting, Ft. Lawrence Wood, Mo.; S/Sgt. Irvin Planting, in Australia, and Pvt. John Planting, recently assigned to duty in Columbus, Ohio; three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Fannie McMullen, Astoria; Mrs. Sophia Martin, Los Angeles; Mrs. Anna Ross, Portland; August and Edward Ring, Naselle, Wash., and a grandson, David Umbarger. A sister Mrs. Eli Enbysk, died in 1929. Mrs. Fred Ober and Harold Enbysk, are niece and nephew of Mrs. Planting. Funeral services will be held in the Folsom Chapel Monday afternoon. The exact time will be announced later, following word from Lt. Planting and Pvt. Planting. The Rev. F. M. Maulden, Yakima, Wash. will officiate. Active pallbearers will be John Holmgren, Lambert Kononen, Eino Westersund, Jack Kasari, Fred Hendrickson and Frank Hutchinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Lawrence Hagen, James Harvey, Einar Westersund, M. F. Umbarger, Barney Anderson, and John Kononen. Burial will be...

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Moser, Leona Claire Bowman – Obituary

The funeral for Leona C. Moser will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Bishop Funeral Chapel in Pendleton with interment at Olney Cemetery. Mrs. Moser, 97, of Pendleton, died Tuesday, May 7, 1996, at St. Anthony Hospital. She was born May 29, 1898 at Pendleton to Oliver Purl and Eva Stickler Bowman. She grew up in Pendleton and graduated from Pendleton High School. On Dec. 20, 1924, she married Albert Moser at Pendleton. After their marriage, the couple lived at various locations in Umatilla County, settling at Pilot Rock in 1945. For several years, they owned and operated the Pilot Rock Motel. In 1962, she moved to Pendleton and helped her son who owned the Pioneer Motel. Mrs. Moser was active in community volunteer work. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and embroidery, playing cards, dancing, and traveling when possible. She especially enjoyed visiting with family and friends. Survivors include her children: Carol Elliott of Pilot Rock, and W. Dale “Bill” Moser of Albany, five grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren., her husband, Albert; brothers, Roy Bowman, Oscar Bowman, Hugh Bowman, Kenneth Bowman, and Robert Bowman, and sisters, Mildred Crow and Florence Windsor, preceded her in death. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pilot Rock Community Presbyterian Church memorial Fund or a charity of choice, directly or through Bishop Funeral Chapel, P.O. 325, Pendleton, Ore. 97801. Contributed by:...

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Moody, Ralph P. – Obituary

R. P. Moody found dead in his chair—had lived in this part of the state for forty years and 15 years on McKay creek ranch where death occurred—wife was stricken with paralysis five weeks ago. R. P. Moody, one of the eastern Oregon’s pioneers, and one of the best known ranchers in the McKay Creek District, was found dead in his chair in his home 23 miles from this city late last evening [October 16, 1908]. The death was a sudden shock to the community in which he lived. Mr. Moody was supposed to be in the best of health when last seen and death which was due to sudden heart failure had come upon him while resting peacefully in his favorite chair. At the time of his death, Mr. Moody was alone in the house. The sudden ending of a useful life is made doubly sad by the fact that at the same time his wife was lying in the hospital in this city suffering from a stroke of paralysis which had deprived her of the power of speech. One son, Albert M. Moody, who made his home with his father, was assisting him in caring for the place. A daughter, Mrs. Lulu M. Rhodes, lives in the near neighborhood. Mr. Moody was 68 years of age. He was a native of Massachusetts who braved the dangers of...

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Hale, Gladys Sarah

Corvallis, Oregon Gladys Sarah Hale, 93, of Corvallis, died Monday, Nov. 1, 1993, at Corvallis Manor. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel, Burns Mortuary of Hermiston with burial at the Echo, Oregon Cemetery. Mrs. Hale was born May 28, 1900 at Lostine to Jacob Clairborne and Emily E. Hammack Womack. She grew up in Lostine and attended school there. On Nov. 17, 1920, she married Roy Charles Hale at Pendleton. The couple lived at Echo where Mr. Hale was postmaster for many years. In 1929 they moved to Hermiston where Mr. Hale owned and operated Hales Tavern and Sporting Goods. Her husband died in 1968, and in 1985, Mrs. Hale moved to Corvallis. She was a member of the Elks Lodge, Rebekah Lodge, and Episcopal Church in Hermiston. Survivors include a daughter, Claudine Shoen of Idaho Falls, Idaho; a son, Charles of Corvallis; sisters Clara Finstad of Port Lavaca, Texas and Mina Johnson of Enterprise; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. McHenry Funeral Home, Corvallis, is in charge of arrangements. Source: Corvallis Gazette-Times Transcribed by: Betty...

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Ringer, Marilyn “Kay” Town Mrs. – Obituary

Marilyn “Kay” Ringer, 58, of The Dalles, a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 15, 2002, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. Her funeral was today at The Dalles Zion Lutheran Church. Private cremation was at The Dalles Win-quatt Crematory. Inurnment was at The Dalles Odd Fellows Memorial Mausoleum. Kay was born on Aug. 3, 1943, at Moscow, Idaho, to Sherman Duane “Bud” and Ellen Josephine Olsen Town. She grew up at Moscow and Baker City and was a 1961 Baker High School graduate. She attended the University of Oregon at Eugene for a year before transferring to Eastern Oregon College (now Eastern Oregon University) at La Grande. She married Robert Allen Ringer on June 23, 1962, and they attended Eastern Oregon until Bob transferred to Blue Mountain Community College at Pendleton in 1963. Kay worked at the Oregon Bank and after Bob’s graduation, he started with the First National Bank. They moved to The Dalles in 1975. She became a full-time homemaker and then in 1977, she and Bob started Ringer’s Texaco, with Kay as a partner and bookkeeper. In 1987, she returned to Eastern and graduated in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in education and a minor in bilingual education. In 1990, she started teaching at Colonel Wright Grade School and was teaching second grade at the time of her death. Kay was a member of the United Church...

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