Mrs. Bessie Mae Shock, 82, of Halfway, died Friday evening June 26, 1964, at St. Elizabeth hospital after a brief illness.
She was the daughter of Isaac and Betty Bragg McMullen, who were among the first settlers in Pine Valley. Mrs. Shock was born March 25, 1882, at Pine, OR., in the small log cabin which still stands on the McCall property. The first school she attended was situated on the farm now owned by Ernest McQueen.
She was married to Jess Shock in June 1926, and he preceded her in death in Feb. 1956. Their son, Norman, died in infancy.
She was a charter member of the Pine Cone Club, and had voted in every primary and general election since women’s sufferage.
She is survived by her niece, Mrs. Bessie Peterson, Halfway, OR.; by nephews, Clifford Irwin and Ira Irwin, Halfway, OR.; by several great nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church in Halfway, Or. The Rev. Hugh Bronson officiated with interment following at Pine Haven Cemetery, Halfway, OR., under the direction of the Beatty Chapel.