William M. Pointer, 68, of 3552 SE 65th Avenue, died at his home Thursday following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held Friday at 8 PM in the Bruning & Lundberg Chapel, 1521 SW Salmon Street. The body will be forwarded to Colfax, Wash., where the Elks Lodge will conduct burial services Sunday.
Mr. Pointer was born in Walla Walla, Wash. He came to Oregon from Colfax in 1914 and worked for sometime as a highway engineer, having been associated with the construction of Columbia River Highway.
Surviving relatives include his widow, Calanthe; a son, Robert W. Pointer, 7707 SW Canyon Road, owner of the Pointer Willamette Company, 238 NE Oregon Street, two brothers, Oce and Ed and a half brother Charles Hart, all of Spokane, Wash.
Mr. Pointer was a member of The Dalles Chapter of the Elks Lodge.
Oregonian, September 9, 1946
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman