Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
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Otho Southwick Dies Unexpectedly
Otho Southwick, father of Ross and Rex, of Eugene, Ore., Roy, of Wallowa, and Raymond, of Enterprise, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 3, 1956 in Spokane near where he had been working with livestock.
His body was brought to Enterprise by the Booth Bollman Funeral Home and final rites were held yesterday at 2 p.m. at the Wallowa Methodist Church, with the Rev. O.W. Jones officiating. Mrs. Harold E. Walker was organist and Virginia Sasser and Nancy Brooks sang”Beyond the Sunset” and “The Old Rugged Cross.”
Casket bearers were William Pullen, Emmett landers, Frank Renfrow, Oscar Maxwell, Hugh Dougherty, and Earl Prout, and committal services were in the Wallowa cemetery.
Son of Emmett and Berta Southwick, early pioneers of Wallowa County, he was born near Wallowa February 12, 1892. He had been away from the county for several years.
Besides his four sons he leaves seven grandchildren; a sister. Mrs. Ruth Wilson, San Diego, Calif.; and five brothers: Elmer of Wallowa, Frank, of Yoncalla, Ore., Fred of Roseburg, Ore.; and Lawrence and Morris, of San Diego, Calif.
Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, March 8th, 1956
Contributed by: Sue Wells