Union, Union County, Oregon

Pearl Rowena Pembrook, 90, of Union, died Thursday evening, Sept. 29, 1994, at a local care facility.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Baker City with Ernest Smith of the Union United Methodist Church officiating.

Friends may call until 8 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. until noon or 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday or from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel 1502 Seventh St., La Grande.

Mrs. Pembrook was born June 26, 1904, [June 24, 1904-SS Death Index] in Baker City to William and Laura Belle (Pratt) Hearing. She married Fred Pembrook on April 30, 1938, in Baker City.

For many years Mrs. Pembrook was a correspondent for the Record Courier weekly newspaper in Baker City and wrote a column called the Mount Carmel News. As a young girl she raised and sold turkeys and was known as the “turkey girl”.

The family moved to Union from Mount Carmel in 1948. For many years Mrs. Pembrook raised chickens and sold eggs to local customers. She raised a large vegetable and flower garden until the family sold the farm and moved into Union.

She was active in the United Methodist Church women’s group and served as its secretary for many years.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John and Patricia Pembrook, Costa Mesa, Calif; daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Kenneth Webb, Union; two granddaughters; two grandsons; four great-granddaughters; four great-grandsons, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. An infant son, Frederick William, died earlier. Her husband, Fred died on Nov. 15, 1986.

Those who wish may make contributions in memory of Mrs. Pembrook to the United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 476, Union 97883.

The Observer, La Grande, OR,
Monday, 3 October 1994, Page 11.
Contributed by: Robert C. Bull