Collection: Union County Oregon Obituaries

Antles, Lulu May (McCallister) – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Antles, Mrs. Lulu May. Age 82. Late of Cove, Oregon. Born in Minidoka, Wisconsin August 8th, 1867. Passed away at her home Friday, June 16th, 1950. Survived by 2 daughters; 3 sons, 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services Monday, June 19th, at 2:00 p.m. in the Methodist church, Cove, Oregon. Interment Cove cemetery. The Snodgrass Funeral Home funeral directors. La Grande Evening Observer June 19, 1950 Page 7 Contributed by Tom...

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Arant, Allen Marion – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Allen Marion Arant, 70, died last Friday at his home near Roseburg. Mr. Arant was the father of Lucian P. Arant of the Baker, Herald, and E.E. Arant, former principal of the North Powder schools, was also a son. North Powder News Saturday, December 5,...

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Arnold, George – Obituary

George Arnold, born April 26, 1853, in New York, passed away June 23 at his home in Pasco, Washington. Funeral services were held June 25 at the chapel at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. U. F. Hawk. Deceased made Pasco his home for about six years. He is survived by his wife, a niece, Mrs. John Perry, and two nephews, John and Francis Arnold, all of Pasco. Mr. Arnold was a resident of Union for many years and news of his death will be a shock to many friends in this section. 1929 newspaper item Contributed by: Larry...

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Ashmead, Olive (nee Goff) – Obituary

Olive Ashmead (nee Goff), beloved wife of Howard D. Ashmead, a recent resident of Union and vicinity, passed away at the Walla Walla Sanitorium, College Place, Washington, Thursday evening December second. Mrs. Ashmead was born in Baker, Oregon, Oct 15, 1897. Her family moved to this city twelve years later, then to High Valley where she was married on Christmas Day 1913. She was very patient through long weeks of suffering from acute rheumatic fever. But is now laid to reset in the Wenatchee cemetery overlooking the beautiful valley of that name. Beside her husband and two daughters, she leaves to mourn, father and mother, sisters, and brothers, and many friends. 1926 Contributed by: Larry...

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Atterberry, Bert – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Bert Atterberry Buried Sunday Funeral services for Bert Atterberry were held Sunday at the late home of the deceased, Captain Petersen of the Salvation Army of La Grande, conducting the services. Interment was made in the North Powder cemetery. Bert Atterberry was born at Springfield, Mo., Sept. 17, 1887, and was 37 years, 3 months and 9 days of age when claimed by death. He had been a resident of North Powder for approximately 15 years. he was united in marriage in November, 1916, to Miss Nora Gilkison, and they made their home in this city. He leaves besides his widow, three sons, Ronald 7, Danny 5, and Keith 5 months old. Also a mother; two brothers, Clarence and Monte Atterberry; and a sister, Mrs. Henry Pierce, all residing in Oklahoma City, Okla. Mrs. Atterberry will maintain her home in this city so her two oldest boys can attend school. North Powder News Friday, January 3,...

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Ayers, Walter S. – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon Died in this city, July 16, 1904. Walter S., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ayers, aged 6 years, 7 months and 4 days. Elgin Recorder Friday July 22, 1904

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Buchanan, Gary J. – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Gary J. Buchanan, 34, formerly of La Grande, died Sunday in Hermiston. Mr. Buchanan was born Sept. 25, 1953, to Harry and Laneta (Gray) Buchanan of La Grande. He lived in La Grande until moving to Echo last summer to work on the Mosgrove Ranch. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 259 of La Grande. He is survived by sons, Gary Dean and Jason, both of Ontario; brothers, Terry Ray Buchanan of Chatteroy, Wash., and Jack Thomas Buchanan of Seattle; sister Carol Kay Baycroft of Spokane; grandmother, Verda Gray of La Grande; aunts and uncles, Reba and Warren Laird and Mava McFerran, all of La Grande, and other relatives. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, Seventh Street at O Avenue, with the Rev. James. Wenger-Monroe of the La Grande United Methodist Church officiating. Private interment will be held later. Those who wish may make donations to the charity of their choice in care of Daniels Chapel, 1502 Seventh St. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Tuesday, December 15, 1987 Page...

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Buchanan, Harry T. – Obituary

Harry Thomas Buchanan, of Kingsview Manor Apartments, died Tuesday, July 22 at his home. He was a purchasing agent for Boise Cascade Corp. He was 59. Mr. Buchanan was born Sept. 19, 1920 at Durango, Colo., the son of Ted and Dolly (Tovrea) Edwards. He served with the U. S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Eagles, Elks and V. F. W. Survivors include his sons, Jack of La Grande; Gary, of Elgin; Terry, of Seattle; daughter, Carol Baycroft, of Spokane; brother Doug, of Coos Bay; five grandchildren and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife LaNeta Jean Buchanan, on May 9, 1975. Services are scheduled Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Island City Cemetery. Vault interment will follow. Funeral services are under the direction of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Thursday, July 24, 1980 Page...

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Buchanan, La Neta Jean (Gray) – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon LaNeta Buchanan, 50, 205 20th St., died Friday at her home. Mrs. Buchanan was born on March 16, 1925, at Cove, the daughter of Joseph T. and Verda (Holmes) Gray. On March 19, 1942, she married Harry Thomas Buchanan at Wieser, Idaho. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors beside her husband include: a daughter, Carol K. Peterson of Spokane, Wash., three sons, Gary J. Buchanan of the U. S. Army in Colorado, Terrel Ray Buchanan and Jackie Thomas, both of Elgin; two grandchildren; mother Verda Gray of La Grande; two sisters, Reba Laird of La Grande and Maiva McPherren of Pendleton; and other relatives. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Paul O. Jewell officiating. Private interment will be at the Island City Cemetery. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, May 12, 1975 Page...

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Buell, Hosmer L. – Obituary

Elgin, Union County, Oregon The death of H.L. Buell a well known Elgin citizen occurred in this city, Sunday morning June 28, 1905, after an illness of only a few days. Tuesday of last week Mr. Buell accidently took a dose of aconite, thinking it camphor. The day of the accident it was thought that his life could not be saved, but by hard work on the part of the physicians Mr. Buell was considerable relieved from the effects of the poison and it was thought that he would recover but death came Sunday morning. Hosmer L. Buell was born in New York, May 31, 1836. At the outbreak of the war he enlisted in the army of the Cumberland. He participated in many battles and saw active duty until the close of the war, being mustered out June, 1865. Deceased came to Elgin in 1890 and engaged in the drug business, which he followed until two years ago. During the term of years Mr. buell was engaged in business in Elgin he was very successful and had much to do with Elgin’s advancement. Deceased was a member of Elgin Lodge No. 98 A.F. & A.M. and Nathan Baker Post G.A.R. Funeral services were conducted in the Presyterian church by Rev. Willis Tuesday afternoon. The masonic burial ceremony was performed at the grave. Deceased leaves to mourn his loss...

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Bull, Charles C. – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Charles C. Bull, a retired railroad engineer died at a local hospital on December 8, 1969. Funeral services will be at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel on Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William S. Woodman of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Bull was born at Valparaiso, Indiana on July 8, 1882. He came to Huntington in 1904 and went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad as an engine wiper. He started his work in La Grande as a railroad fireman in September 1905. He retired on June 30, 1947. At the time of his death he was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, U.P. Old Timbers [Timers] Club No. 17, B.P.O.E. No. 433, and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. On April 24, 1907 he married Muriel Goodnough of La Grande. They made their home in La Grande since that time. Mr. Bull is survived by his wife, Muriel, a son, Paul C. both of La Grande, two grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Those who wish may make contributions to the Cancer Fund in Memory of C.C. Bull in care of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, Box 772 or at the Chapel. THE OBSERVER, Wednesday, 10 December 1969, Page...

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Bull, Muriel Lovisa – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Muriel L. Bull, 85, formerly of 1403 6th St., La Grande, died Friday at a local hospital. Mrs. Bull was born on Sept. 21, 1885 at Island City, the daughter of Charles D. and Mary Bay Goodnough. She moved to La Grande when she was four years old and lived her entire life here, except while attending Holmes Business College in Portland. Mrs. Bull worked in the office of the La Grande Investment Company which was owned by W. D. Sargeant and J. K. Wright. After a few years she went to work in the county clerks office as stenographer and was working there when she was married to Charles C. Bull on April 23, [24] 1907. The were married in the first Episcopal Church built in La Grande which had been moved from the south part of town to the location of the present church and 4th and O ave. Mrs. Bull was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, belonged to the Grand International Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and the Union Pacific Old Timers Club. Survivors include her son Paul C. Bull and his wife, Marie of La Grande; grandson Robert C. Bull, La Grande; granddaughter Mrs. W. R. Garrison, Union; sister Mrs. Bessie Walnum, Island City; sister-in-law Mrs. Effie Goodnough, La Grande; five great grandchildren and several nieces...

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Bull, Paul Clinton – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon 1911-2000 Paul Clinton Bull, 89, passed away November 26, 2000 at a local care facility in La Grande. Paul was born on February 7, 1911 to Charles C. and Muriel L. (Goodnough) Bull in La Grande. He was their only child. Viewing will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 12 noon Friday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1509 Fourth St., La Grande. Services will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2000 at the funeral chapel with Rev. Susan V. Smith-Allen officiating. A reception will follow at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. At Mr. Bull’s request, the graveside service will be for family only. He attended school in La Grande and graduated from La Grande High School in 1929. He attended Eastern Oregon Normal School during the winter terms and worked for the Oregon State Highway Dept. during the spring, summer and fall. On October 2, 1932 he married Marie Young at the home of her brother in The Dalles, Oregon. The couple lived in Portland for four months then returned to La Grande where he operated a service station. Later he worked for Perkins Motor Company in La Grande and Enterprise. He was never idle, always willing to work and he worked at a variety of jobs. While attending High School he worked at the Blue Mountain Creamery in La...

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Bumcratz, William – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Suicide At La Grande A Prominent Business Man Takes his own life. Despondency The Cause A Woman in (?) – Laudenum the Weapon – The Funeral. A most deliberate and shocking suicide occurred at La Grande last Friday. A dispatch to the Oregonian says: Early Friday morning William Bumcratz of the firm of Bumcratz and Graham, was found to be seriously ill, and everything that medical science could do was tried upon him without avail, and at five he died from an overdose of laudanum. It was not until a letter was found several hours after his death, that the fact became known that he had taken the drug. He had been low-spirited for several days, and the fact that he had fully resolved upon taking his life, and the cause therefor, is shown by the following: La Grande, Or., November 5 To Friend Will Stephan: I want you to look after all there is concerning me, and about me. What I have in the North Pacific country is in such shape that no one can tell about it. There is one “Rosa Rebald”, if she can be found, who will throw some light about what I have done. I received a letter from her which I destroyed, so don’t bother much about me. The trouble with her is why my time has come,...

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Burford, Elvie – Obituary

Illness Claims “Virgie” Burford Elvie Burford, Known to her many friends as Virgie, passed away at a La Grande hospital Wednesday September 12, 1956 after an extended illness. A Union, Oregon housewife, Mrs. Burford was 62 years of age, being born September 27, 1893 in High Valley near Union, Oregon. She resided in Union county all of her life, and was marred to Frank Burford December 3, 1913. Surviving are her husband, Frank Burford, Union; two daughters, Mrs. Ada Cowles of Baker and Mrs. Reta Connell of Hinkle, Oregon. Two brothers are Norman Ross of Huron and Archie Ross of Klamath Falls; three sisters, Mrs. Iva Burford, Union; Mrs. Ellen Alexander, of Union and Mrs Isabelle Hutchison of La Grande; Two grandsons, Gordon Cowles and Leslie Connell. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral was held Saturday September 15, 1956 at 2 o’clock in the Methodist church in Union with Dr. V. A. Bolen officiating. Interment was in the Union cemetery. Arrangements were directed by the Snodgrass Funeral Home. Contributed by: Margaret...

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