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Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon

Former Wallowa County resident, William Franklin Heskett, died Jan. 4, 1988 at Portland. He was 76.

He was born March 13, 1911 at Wallowa, the son of Willard and Lucy Grace (Feagins) Heskett. He grew up in Wallowa County and attended school there.

He married Dorothy McCormack, April 2, 1934. The couple lived near Enterprise and Lostine until 1965 when they moved to Portland where he worked at the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children until his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; four daughters, Twyla Harmon, Oregon City, Melva Wheeler, Moses Lake, Wash., Tammy Heskett, Iowa City, Ia., Betty Jo Bray, Portland; one son, William Heskett, Athena; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters and one brother.

Funeral services were held Jan. 9, 1988 at the Christian Church in Enterprise with Rev. Maynard Norvell officiating.
Private burial was in the Enterprise cemetery.

Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, Thursday, February 4, 1988
Contributed by: Sue Wells
Transcribed by: Dixie Ricker

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