Collection: Wallowa County Oregon Obituaries

See, Nancy Ann Hammock – Obituary

Nancy Ann (Hammock) See and grandchildren Adren See and Ivan Sutton. Children of daughter Anna. 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 Mrs. See Buried Pioneer Woman Laid to Rest at Summerville Yesterday Yesterday, the body of Mrs. Ben See was laid to rest in the Summerville Cemetery. Mrs. See was one of the pioneer women of this valley, coming here in the fall of 1865 from Missouri, shortly after her marriage. On the 22nd of December she would have been 71 years of age. She is the mother of eight children, seven of whom are living to mourn her demise. The funeral was from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Perry Auther of May Park. Many relatives and friends of the aged woman were in La Grande from out of town points to attend the last rites. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Caudle and Mrs. J.B. Cook of Lostine, were in La Grande to attend the funeral of the mother and mother-in-law Mrs. See. Mr. See, the...

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Rooney, J. C. – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Local people were grieved to learn through a telegram to Mrs. Mae McGregor, of the death last Wednesday morning, Dec. 5 of J.C. Rooney, merchant of Wallowa and who with his son Norval conducted a meat market and grocery in North Powder until early this fall. He died at Clarkston, Wash., after a protracted illness. Bright’s disease was the direct cause of his death. Mr. Rooney had gone to Clarkston about two months ago to be under the care of physicians there. No funeral arrangements have as yet been announced. Mr. Rooney and his family moved to Joseph from Paradise in 1920, after trading his ranch for the Mitchell hotel, which he ran for a short time. Shortly after this, they traded back again, and Mr. Rooney worked for Mr. Mitchel a great deal up until the time when he established a meat market and grocery store here in 1922, which he had owned and operated since. Mr. Rooney also purchased a store in North Powder about two years ago which Norval conducted. The store there was closed however, because of the failing health of Mr. Rooney and Norval came home to take charge of the store here during Mr. Rooney’s illness. Mr. Rooney had the reputation of being an excellent business man and it is said by those who knew him well that everything...

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Rose, Arthur – Obituary

Arthur Delbert Rose, 87, died Friday, Sept 30, 1994, at the Grande Ronde Retirement Residence, La Grande, after an extended illness. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Enterprise Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Morrison officiating. Bollman Funeral Home of Enterprise is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Rose was born Jan. 24, 1907, in Mabton, Wash., to George and Matilda Rose. When he was a young boy his family moved to Wallowa County. He attended the Swamp Creek School. He married Isabelle (Belle) Heskett on May 10, 1932. He was an auto mechanic until his retirement, working in Enterprise and Milton-Freewater. She died in 1987. During World War II he served in the Oregon State Guard. He was an active member of the Odd Fellows Lodge fulfilling many offices including district deputy grand master of the Grand Lodge. He was a avid outdoors man who loved hunting and fishing and the mountains of Wallowa County. He found much satisfaction in helping his neighbors and friends. Survivors include a sister Esther Griggs of Baker City; daughter Arthene Sigsbee of Walla Walla, Wash., grandchildren Melinda Whittemore of La Grande, Terrea Wallace of Roseburg, and Bernie Falconer of Hermiston; and five great-grandchildren. His brother Clarence died in 1976. The Observer, Monday 3 October 1994, Page 11. Contributed by: Robert C....

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Baker, Leonard – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Leonard Baker Called Beyond Leonard Baker, who had been a resident of Wallowa county most of the time since 1888, died at La Grande last Wednesday, January 13, 1937. He moved to that city three months ago. His two brothers in Wallowa County did not know he was seriously ill until a short time before he passed away. Funeral services were held at the Nazarene church in Wallowa, Friday, conducted by the pastor, Rev. V. H. Willard, and burial was in Enterprise cemetery. Mr. Baker was a son of J. T. Baker and was born at Greenhall, Jackson county, Kentucky, November 21, 1878. When Leonard was two years old the family moved to Arkansas, then back to Kentucky, and later to Arkansas again, to Kansas and to Oregon in the spring of 1888. They stopped at Wallowa first when the whole town consisted of a post office, hotel, stage office and barn. Mr. Baker was married to Daisy Crader and they moved to the upper part of the county and lived on Swamp creek, on Elk mountain, on Prairie creek in Enterprise and Wallowa before they moved to La Grande. He was survived by his widow, a son, Morris and a daughter, Mrs. Reta Pullen, all of La Grande; by two grandsons, a sister, Mrs. T. C. Bales of Joseph and four brothers, Neil Baker...

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Schaeffer, Henry – Obituary

Henry Schaeffer passed away Sunday at his home in Wallowa after an illness that had developed into serious nature only two weeks earlier. He had been in poor health, however, for a much longer time and for a year had used a crutch and cane to get about. His physicians gave bright’s disease as the cause of death. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the home and burial was in the Wallowa cemetery. For all time, Mr. Schaeffer will occupy an unique position in this history of Wallowa county as he and his wife were married at the first wedding ceremony ever held in the county, November 4, 1873(?). Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, December 24,...

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Simms, Harry Lester – Obituary

Harry Lester Simms, resident of Wallowa county for 48 years, died at Enterprise March 17, aged 50 years. He crossed the plains at the age of two years with his parents, who settled on a homestead on Hurricane creek. Deceased is survived by his wife, one brother and three sisters, one of the latter being Mrs. Meade Ballard of Union. The Weekly Eastern Oregon Republican, March 25, 1932 Contributed by: Holly...

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Wood, James F. (Franklin) – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon James Franklin Wood, a resident of Wallowa for the last five years, passed away Tuesday afternoon following a lingering illness. Mr. Wood had been ill just three months and two days having been working at the mill the day he was taken sick. Funeral services are to be held this afternoon at two o’clock at the Nazarene Church, of which he had been a member for many years, with Rev. J. S. Stuart in charge. Music will be furnished by a quartette composed of Opal Lively, Verla Hawley, Glen Henry and Jesse Johnson with Geneva Schaeffer at the piano. The songs they will sing are: “Saved by Grace”, “When I Get to the End of the Way” and “The Eastern gate”, at the church, and “Asleep in Jesus”, at the grave. Internment will be in the Lostine cemetery. Pallbearers will be O. L. Hawkins, Joe Fisher, B. B. Oliver, Wm. George, Joe Rounsavell and Ted Landis. James F. (Franklin) Wood was born in Bloomington, Illinois, on August 25, 1881, the second child in a family of ten born to George (Sedgewick) and (Nancy) Ellen (Bunney) Wood. When a small child Mr. Wood moved with his parents to Nebraska and in 1910 came out to the west where he was engaged in signal maintaining on the railroad, which was his occupation until five years ago when...

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Arnold, Ettie Virginia – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Ettie Virginia Arnold of Enterprise died at the University of Oregon Medical Center in Portland on April 21, 1989. She was born April 20, 1921, at West Jefferson, N. C., the daughter of Jesse and Nellie Lewis. On Aug. 5, 1939 she married Quincy A. Arnold at Mount City, Tenn. The Arnold family moved to Enterprise in 1972. She was a homemaker and a member of the Flat Grove Baptist Church. She loved making quilts, gardening, walking, canning, camping and most of all, attending yard sales. Survivors include her husband, Quincy; two sons, J.R. of Enterprise and Jones of Lebanon, Penn.; and Merinda Downing of Enterprise; four brothers, Gwyn Lewis, Enterprise, Gene Lewis, West Jefferson, N.C., Coy Lewis, Cleveland, Ohio; sisters, Ollie Lewis, West Jefferson, N.C., and Clyde Dipple, Acron, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and four...

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Scott, Ethel Mary – Obituary

Wallowa County native Ethel Mary Scott, who wrote a book about her life growing up in Wallowa County, died April 21, 1989, at Grande Ronde Hospital. She was 80. She was born May 25, 1908, at Joseph to William and Vergie (Pinkley)...

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Baker, Alma W. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Alma Wilhelmina Eckley Baker passed away at Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise on Sunday, June 24, 1894. She was born on June 7, 1905at Joseph, daughter of Albin Max and Louise Rudger. As a young girl she grew up in the Liberty area east of Joseph and received her education at the Liberty School. She was baptized in the Lutheran Church. She started her married life with her husband, Benjamin Eckley, at Devil’s Gulch in a home in the mountains near Little Ship Creek. Ben ran two bands of sheep there and in the higher mountains. Three of their eight children were born there. The home burned and a band of sheep was sold. Land was bought on Upper Prairie Creek which Alma helped Ben clear for farmland. They also had milk cows and sold raw milk to the dairy. Alma did the milking by hand while Ben worked late in the fields doing his own, and custom farming. When bangs disease hit their herd of cows they were forced to get rid of them and the sheep. They then moved to an older house on another part of their property. After several years and more children, two of which died at birth, Ben acquired a small sawmill. The whole family worked in it, Alma as the boiler tender. They sawed and sold lumber, saving...

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Doud, Asa Orvel – Obituary

Promise, Wallowa County, Oregon Asa Orvel Doud passed away at Promise north of Wallowa on June 23, 1984. He was born December 19, 9116 at Alva, Oklahoma, son of William and Q.Z. Maxwell Doud. Asa was a farm laborer most of his life and never married. Survivors include four brothers, Vernie Doud of Oroville, Calif., Lester Doud of Wallowa, Lonnie Doud of Lostine, and Carl Doud of Oroville,...

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Baldridge, Ruby Anna – Obituary

Imnaha, Wallowa County, Oregon A private family service was held for Ruby Anna Baldridge, 68, a longtime Central Oregon resident in earlier years that returned to Prineville nine months ago. She died Tuesday, June 19, 1984 at the Crook County Nursing Home. Mrs. Baldridge’s activities were centered largely in her home, but she had worked for a time as a hospital cook. She was married April 25, 1934 in Park Falls Wis. to Henry T. Baldridge, who survives. They moved to Oregon in 1938 and settled in Hines, where they lived for five years before moving to Prineville. They moved to Izee in 1953, back to Hines in 1962 and to Gilchrist in 1968. They lived in Imnaha from 1973 until returning to Prineville last October. Ms. Baldridge was born July 17, 1915, in Martell, Wis. She grew up in the Fifield area of Wisconsin, where she attended schools. In Prineville she was a member Our Saviors Lutheran Church and Rebekah Lodge No. 103.Her hobbies included fishing, hunting, camping, and traveling. In addition to her husband survivors include a daughter, Rita Evans, Prineville; two sons, Roger Baldridge, Sisters, and Oliver Baldridge, Redding, Calif., a brother, Ronald Warren, Fifield, Wis.; a sister, Avis swan, Lynnwood, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her parents, Wilson and Martha (Taylor) Warren, preceded her in death, as did a...

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Bacon, Harold – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Graveside services for Harold G. Bacon who passed away at Granada Hills, Calif., on Sunday, June 29, 1975 are being conducted today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. by the Bollman Funeral Home in the Enterprise Cemetery with BPOE Lodge officiating. Harold was born May 22, 1931 at Enterprise, son of Tom and Agnes Bacon. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Navy. On Sept. 11, 1995 he was married at Enterprise to Joyce Davis. He was employed in refrigeration and air conditioning. He was a member of BPOE 2148 of Milton Freewater. Survivors include his wife, Joyce, one daughter, Jolene, and two sons Kenneth and Brook; his parents, Tom and Agnes, two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Alice) Sheets, and Mrs. Ted (Peggy)...

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Fisher, Oscar Obit – Obituary

Oscar Fisher Dies Suddenly  Relatives here have received word that Oscar Fisher, 63, passed away suddenly with a hear attack on Thanksgiving Day at the home of his nephew’s in Caldwell, Idaho. He is survived by three brothers; Jim of Alder Slope, Guy of Lostine, Harry of Union, and four sisters; Mrs. Landy (Nell) Ward, Mrs.. Minnie Hodges of Spokane, Mrs. Hazel Knutson and Mrs. Stella Colvin of Colfax, Wash. Burial was in the Wallowa cemetery. Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper dated December 11, 1958. Contributed by: Michelle...

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