Eagle Valley Native Dies

Charles Edward (Ed) Simonis, a native son of Eagle valley, died Thursday afternoon. He was 78 years old.

Simonis was born in Richland February 3, 1978 [1878]. He had lived his entire life in Eagle valley where he was a rancher.

He married Stella Derrick in Richland, May 8, 1911. She survives him. Also surviving are a son, Ellis Edward, Salt Lake City; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Cropp, Baker, and Mrs. Ella Kirby, Durkee; three brothers, Lee, Louis and Alex all of Baker; a granddaughter, Karen Simonis, Salt Lake City, and several nieces and nephews.

He was a member of the Richland Christian church, Myrtle chapter, Rebekah lodge No. 79 and the Odd Fellows.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the Richland Christian church, Rev. William Humphry presiding. Interment will be in the Eagle valley cemetery. West and Co. are directors.

The Baker Democrat Herald; Baker OR;
Friday, June 29, 1956.