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Joel O. Chastain, 67, a life-long resident of Tygh Valley where he was a dairyman and farmer, died Wednesday [May 17, 1961] in Portland after a long illness. Mr. Chastain was a member of the Tygh Valley Methodist Church and the Old Wasco County Pioneer Association.
Surviving are his widow, Laura, of Tygh Valley; a daughter, Mrs. Nina Teschner, and two grandchildren, Tonya and Jola Teschner of Portland; three brothers, Frank of Yakima, John of Newport and Liberty Chastain of Harper, Ore.; and two sisters, Mrs. Effie Knighten and Mrs. Nina New, both of Harper.
Funeral services under direction of Spencer & Libby will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Tygh Valley Methodist Church, the Rev. John Luebke officiating. Interment will be at the Tygh Valley IOOF Cemetery [Wasco Co.]
The Dalles Chronicle, May 18, 1961
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman