The following are the death notices and obituaries contained within the pages of the Sherman County Journal on the microfilm roll containing the issues from November 27, 1969 to December 26, 1972.
November 27, 1969
December 4, 1969
December 11, 1969
December 18, 1969
- Services Tuesday For Iva Dams, 74. Funeral for Iva Mae Dams, 74, a 40 year resident of Sherman County who died Thursday at a local nursing home, was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday at Smith Callaway Chapel with the Rev. Paul Sweeney in charge. Burial followed at the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mrs. Dams was born May 28, 1895 in Oregon and had lived her entire life in this state. She was a member of a pioneer family that came to the Willamette Valley by covered wagon. For a number of years Mrs. Dams and her late husband, Carroll, worked on Sherman County ranches, later buying ranches of their own. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Viola Reed of Vancouver, Wash., and Delberta McNew of Condon; a brother, Oral Baker of Lexington; three grandchildren, four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers were Willard Smith, Howard Ross, Frank Holland, Mike and John Murtha and Lawrence Kenny. The casket bearers were Edward and Dale Baker, Bud Wilson, Charles Padberg, Dennis Jackson and Harold Melzer.
December 25, 1969
January 1, 1970
- Rites Held Saturday For Leonard Eakin. Funeral for Leonard Eakin, 21, who died Wednesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home at Grass Valley, was held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Spencer & Libby Funeral Home with the Rev. Arthur Brown in charge. Burial followed at Rose Cemetery, Moro. Mr. Eakin, who was born March 31, 1948, in The Dalles, was a Grass Valley resident all his life. He graduated from Sherman High in the class of 1966. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Eakin of Grass Valley; two brothers, John of Wasco one sister, Helen Ruth Eakin of Grass Valley, and grandparents, Mrs. E.B. Eakin and Mrs. Claude Coats, both of The Dalles. Active pallbearers were Tom and Steve Coats, Allen Melzer, Tom, Ray and Gordon Eakin. Honorary bearers were Orville Blaylock, Harry Eakin, Henry Jaeger, Gary Sshilling, Edwin Fritts and Don Earl. The family said friends who so desire may make memorial contributions to First Babtist Church in Grass Valley. [copied as it appeared]
- Services Held For Sadie Alley Saturday. Funeral for Sadie A. Alley, 79, formerly a resident of Grass Valley but a resident of The Dalles for the past 16 years, was at 10 a.m. Saturday at Spencer & Libby Funeral Home followed by burial at the tery. Mrs. Alley died Tuesday at a local hospital. she was born in Grass Valley July 1, 1890. She was a member there of the Babtist Church. Surviving are a son, Bruce, The Dalles; a daughter, Lila Lee Karnes of Studley, Kan.; two sisters, Bertha Smith of Grass Valley and Ruth Feeley of The Dalles; four grandchildren and one great grandson. [copied as it appeared]
January 8, 1970
- Garies Peickert Dies Suddenly Wednesday. Garis Peickert, about 55, passed away suddenly Wednesday morning at his home in Brown Valley, Minn. He formerly lived here and was a machinist for Dalmor Equipment. Survivors include his widow, two sons, Stanley of Minnesota and Robert of The Dalles; one daughter, Pamela; three grandchildren. Mrs. Peickert is the former Patty Miller, daughter of Mrs. Merle Miller of Moro. [copied as it appeared]
- Our area was saddened with the passing of Mrs. Charles Wilson who was our friend and neighbor for ten years in Rufus before they moved to The Dalles after the highway relocation took their place at Maryhill Junction. Our sympathy to her husband Charles and children.
- In Memory of Dad Merle A. Miller
It’s been just one year since our
Dad was called away.
For us, his children, it was a
Very sad day.
Now it’s with a happy heart that
We think of him
And we’re thanking our Lord
For giving us such a gem.
And we’re wondering what a happy
Place our world would be
If every child in America was blessed
with a father as full of love as we.
Yes, it’s with a happy heart we’ll tell
Our children of “Papa,”
And try to teach them love, trust and happiness,
That’s what in him we saw.
Joe, Darlene, Patrick, Tamera
Bob, Patty, Vincent, Allen, Kathy
January 15, 1970
- Services Tomorrow In The Dalles For Willard “Mike” Smith. The body of Willard E. (Mike) Smith, 78, was removed from under a chaff stack which had collapsed on top of him resulting in suffocation of the longtime ranch hand. The accident took place Monday night, January 12, on the Iva Dams ranch east of Moro, where he had cared for the cattle for 18 years. The stack was undercut and collapsed on him and a side-panel knocking both to the ground. Tuesday morning, this It was speculated that he had been unconscious from the fall on the panel. Mike Smith was born in Hillsboro, Oregon and first came to Sherman County in 1916. He lived in the area from that time on. He was a veteran of World War 1. He is survived by three brothers, Willis of Turner, James of Philomath and Fred of Corvallis. Graveside services will be held at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in The Dalles, Friday, at 11:00. Arrangements are in the care of Spenser & Libby Funeral Home. His family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Chris Schultz Legion Post No. 71, Moro. [copied as it appeared]
- Services At Wasco For Florence Feldman. Florence M. Feldman, born February 11, 1888 at Easton, Wash., died at the Walla Walla General Hospital December 30 at the age of 81. Mrs. Feldman lived in Wasco from 1918 to 1949 when she moved to Hermiston. She had been a resident of Walla Walla since 1964. Feldman was a charter member of the Annie Fulton Chapter OES at Wasco. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs Walter Maffei of Walla Walla; two brothers, Ansel Taylor of Yakima and Guy Taylor of Ellensburg, Wash. and a granddaughter, Mrs. Robert Galssley of Walla Walla. Funeral services were held at Burns Mortuary Chapel January 2 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Jack Naff of the First Christian Church officiating. Graveside services were held at Sunrise Cemetery at Wasco with the Rev. Perry Jackman officiating.
- Services At The Dalles For Elwood Ginn, 81. Funeral for Elwood Ginn, 81, who died at a Portland hospital Saturday, will be at Smith Callaway Chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday followed by committal services at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in charge of Elks of BPOE 303. Mr. Ginn was a long time member of the lodge. Chapel services will be conducted by the Rev. Jack Powers. Born at Biggs Dec. 10, 1888, Mr. Ginn had lived in Sherman County for much of his early life and then moved to The Dalles in 1924 to take a position with City of The Dalles public works department in 1954. Surviving are a son, Walter of Portland; two daughters, Mary E. Hattenhauer and Roberta Sheldrake both of Pendleton; two brothers, Harold of The Dalles and Richard of California; three sisters, Mrs. Faith Needham of California, Marjorie Dalby of Texas and Mildred Ginn in India, and seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
January 22, 1970
- Zillah Man’s Body Found By Sheriff East of Grass Valley. John Cromwell Hansberger, 30, Zillah, Wash., died Monday of a self inflicted gunshot wound in a draw on the breaks of the John Day River 12 miles east of Grass Valley. Sherman County Sheriff Jerry Lohrey said rancher Myrle Smith saw a car go past his place, then reported later that he had found the unoccupied vehicle with no one in the vicinity. The sheriff’s office investigated and early Tuesday officers followed foot tracks in the snow to come upon Hansberger’s body down a slope. With him was a 16 gauge shotgun. Mr. Hansberger was born June 27, 1939, at Waterloo, Iowa. He was a former sheet metal worker and a member of the international union in that trade. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hansberger of Zillah; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Roskamp of Cedar Falls, Iowa; and numerous other relatives. Funeral services, with Smith Callaway Chapel in charge, will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Christian Reform Church at Zillah. The Revs. H. Bouma and John Reimersma will officiate. The family has requested that memorials be in the form of contributions to the Doug Kwang Orphanage in care of Bob Vander Sluis of the Christian Reform Church at Zillah. Interment will be at the Zillah cemetery.
- Services Held For Veron (Joe) Agee. Veron L. (Joe) Agee, one time resident of Sherman County, passed away in Portland January 5, 1970. Born at Roseburg February 8, 1897, he came to Sherman County as a young man where he worked for Clarence Morrison prior to spending some time in the Army during World War 1. Upon returning he continued working for Mr. Morrison until his marriage to Ruby Rich of Wasco, Jan. 23, 1921, at which time they went to Coos Bay for about 6 months. He then returned to Wasco and went to work for McKean’s Independent Warehouse where he worked until 1929. The only child Veron R. Agee was born in June 1929 in Wasco. The family moved to Vancouver soon after where he worked for Union Oil Co., then went to drive truck until 1932 when he retired and moved to Lincoln City and lived until the time of his death. Interment was at Willamette National Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Jere, Lincoln City, his son, Veron and two grandsons Blair and Ricky and two great grandchildren, all of Portland.
January 29, 1970
- Rites Saturday For Darwin Van Gilder, Former Justice Here. Darwin A. Van Gilder, 66, of Moro died Tuesday night at The Dalles hospital. Mr. Van Gilder, a widely known Sherman County resident, was a former justice of the peace. He was a member of Eureka Masonic Lodge No. 121 and Bethelem Chapter OES No. 78 and the Chris Schultz American Legion of Moro. He was a veteran of World War II and was employed for many years by the state highway department, Moro division. Among the survivors is his wife, Naomi. Services will be held at the Moro Community Presbyterian Church Saturday at 1:30 with Rev. Dick D. Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in the American Legion Cemetery here.
February 5, 1970
- Many Gather Here For Van Gilder Rites. Among the out-of-town people here last Saturday to attend the funeral of Darwin Van Gilder were the following: Portland: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Porter, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hing, Mr. Dick Hing, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson and sons. Albany: Mr. and Mrs. George Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. James Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Anderson. Salem: Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Cooper. Eugene: Mr. Vince Carter. Woodburn: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Montgomery. McMinnville: Mrs. Frank E. Fagan, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Trent. The Dalles: Mr. and Mrs. Carlys Watkins, Mrs. James McCowan, Mr. and Mrs. George Geiser, Mr. Lynn Hampton. Brooks: Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Porter. Hermiston: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Porter. Stevenson: Mr. and Mrs. Marion Crews. California: George, Marvin and Mason Hines, Mrs. Tracy Hines. Lookout, California, Mrs. Harold Criss, Beiber, California.
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lawrence, Portland, attended the funeral of Mrs. Lawrence’s uncle Mr. Darwin Van Gilder on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Montgomery of Woodburn, was a week-end visitor in Moro at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Lohrey. They attended the funeral of Mr. Darwin Van Gilder on Saturday and the baptism of Bradley, the small son of Mr. and Mrs. Lohrey at the Moro Presbyterian Church on Sunday.
- Relatives who came to Sherman County for the funeral of Darwin Van Gilder and were guests at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Vernon Van Gilder (Leona) were her brothers, George, Marvin, and Mason Hines, and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Neva Hines all of Lookout, California, a niece, Mrs. Harold Criss of Beaver, California, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Van Gilder and Gail of Antelope, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Van Gilder and family of Redmond, Glenda Lee Van Gilder and Donna Jean Gunness [Gunnells] of Portland. Rev. and Mrs. Charles Neville of Corvallis also came for the service for her uncle Darwin and were guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Sargent. Mrs. Neville remained for a longer visit.
February 12, 1970
- Graveside Services Set For Mrs. Diehl. Graveside rites for Charlotte June Diehl, 37, of Wasco, who died Tuesday at a local hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Odd Fellows Cemetery with the Rev. E. Ernest Tayler in charge. Arrangements are in the care of Spencer & Libby Funeral Home. Mrs. Diehl was born in Alliance, Neb., Oct. 1, 1932. Surviving are a son, Robert of Wasco; two sisters, Frances Cunningham of The Dalles and Betty Wadkins of Wasco, and a brother, Tom Garett of Las Vegas, Nev.
February 19, 1970
February 26, 1970
- Rites In Portland For Mrs. Adlard, Sherman Pioneer. Services were held in Portland last Tuesday for Mrs. Charles A. Adlard (Anna Lucetta Adlard). She was born June 1, 1896 near Moro and passed away Feb. 14, 1970. She was married on October 20, 1920 to Charles Andrew Adlard of Gilliam County at her parents home in Sherman County. They had no children. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Mary A. Everett of Tacoma, Wash.; nine nephews, Owen W. Elliott of Tacoma, Eugene H. Elliott of Seattle, Hollis M. Bull of Portland, Willis A. Elliott of Ventura, Calif., Wilbur H. Elliott, address unknown, Milo H. Elliott of McMinnville, Paul M. Elliott of Seattle, Rolla D. Everett of Washington, D.C., Ross E. Everett of Tacoma; four nieces, Mrs. Robert L. Wren of Sheridan, Ore., Mrs. Paulina M. Elliott of Sheridan, Mrs. Carl A. Seifert of Port Orchard, Wash., Mrs. Robert E. Kirk of Tacoma. Burial was in Skyline Memorial Gardens in the Garden of Nativity, Portland, beside her husband, Charles A. Adlard.
March 5, 1970
March 12, 1970
March 19, 1970
- Services Held Tuesday For Arnold Sharp Long Time Resident. Funeral for J. Arnold Sharp, 72, who died Saturday at a local hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Baptist Church in Grass Valley with the Rev. Edgar A. Edwards of Kent in charge. Military rites at the Odd Fellows Cemetery there in charge of the American Legion Post. For the past seven years Mr Sharp had lived in Kent. Born in Indiana, he came west to Bellingham, Wash., as a child and when he was 15 moved with his family to Oregon. A longtime baker in the U.S. Navy, he served in World Wars I and II and in the Korean conflict. For 12 years he was the operator of a bakery in Heppner, later living in Dufur before moving to Kent. He was a member in Kent of George Bill Post 49 of the American Legion. Surviving are two sisters, Bessie Nichols of Blue Lake, Ill., and Winifred Arnold of Olympia, Wash., and several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Carl von Borstel of Grass Valley. Casket bearers will be Byron Stark, Fred Kurilo, Kenneth Sather, Bernard Martin, Arden Peters and John Schadewitz.
March 26, 1970
- Services Saturday For Lamer Sayrs. Funeral for Lamer H. Sayrs, who passed away at his home southwest of Moro Wednesday evening, will be held at the Moro Community Presbyterian Church, Saturday, March 28th at 2:00 p.m.
April 2, 1970
- Grass Valley. and Mrs. Marion Crews of Stevenson, Wash., came up Saturday to attend the funeral of Lamer Sayrs at Moro. They had lunch with her mother, Mrs. Dell Olds, before going to the funeral. Mrs. Eben Kee also had lunch with them.
April 9, 1970
- Services Held Here Lamer Sayrs, 58, Born Northwest of Moro. Funeral for Lamer H. Sayrs, 58, was held Saturday, March 28, at the Moro Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dick Morgan presiding at the services. Private cremation followed, with Smith Callaway Chapel. Mr. Sayrs was born December 7, 1911 to Omer G. and Edith Thompson Sayrs at the ranch home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sayrs, northwest of Moro. He spent his entire life in Sherman County. He attended Oregon State University and was active in the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. He was a member of the Moro Community Presbyterian Church, and had served as ruling elder of the church. He was a member of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and a life member of Oregon Wheat Grower’s League, and was active in various community affairs. Surviving are his widow, Josephine, a son Larry of Lake Oswego, daughter Mrs. Phillip (Dayanne) Coombs of Columbia, Mo., mother Mrs. Edith Crews, step-father, Free Crews of Nehalem, two sisters, Mrs. Gordon (Mary) Lemley of Grass Valley and Mrs. Ross (Lavon) Hart of Beaverton and five grandchildren. Honorary pall bearers were Frank Sayrs, Collis P. and Roscoe Moore, Ronald Powell, all of Moro, Ariel Morgan, The Dalles and Charles Ruggles of Heppner. Active bearers were Harry Ashbrook of Centralia, Wa., Kenneth Zachary, Portland, Keith McDonald of Wasco, Kendrick Dunlap, Grass Valley, Clarence Huls and Charles Burnet both of Moro.
- Roy Justesen Service In Moro Church Friday. Funeral for Roy Jensen Justesen, 63, a lifetime resident in this part of eastern Oregon who died Monday at a local hospital will be at the Community Church in Moro at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Dick Morgan in charge. Burial will be at the American Legion cemetery there. For the past few years the one time truck driver and Richfield Oil distributor in Condon had lived in Redmond. At one time also he lived in The Dalles. Arrangements are in the care of Smith Callaway Chapel. Mr. Justesen was born June 19, 1906 in Kent. Surviving is his son, Michael.
April 16, 1970
- Local District Attorney Stricken Early Sunday. [photo] The Sherman County district attorney for nearly 35 years, hold the position longer than any other district attorney in Oregon, died at a hospital in The Dalles Sunday of a sudden illness. He was Lester Johnson, 63, of Wasco, the county’s district attorney since 1936. Mr. Johnson was born April 5, 1907. He was a member of the Oregon State Bar Association, Taylor Masonic Lodge at Wasco, the York Rite bodies in The Dalles, Al Kader Temple of the Shrine in Portland, and Mid-Columbia Shrine Club. Funeral was at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Callaway with entombment at the Odd Fellows Memorial Mausoleum. Surviving are his widow, Mary; a son, Ronald of McMinnville; and two brothers, Kenneth and Walter, both of Portland.
- Katherine Lemley Dies At Age 83. Katherin Lemley, born Katherine Millen Mowat August 6, 1886 at Bayside, New Brunswick, Can. died April 8, 1970 at Gresham Hospital after a long illness. Beloved mother of Mrs. Arzell (Helene) Lemley, Grass Valley, Or., Mrs. Kenneth (Marguerite) Olds, Gresham, Mrs. Henry (Dorothy) Tetz, Salem, Mrs. Vern (Martha) McGowon, Pilot Rock, 3 stepsons, Arzell Lemley, Oscar Lemley, Grass Valley, Frank Lemley, Portland and 1 stepdaughter, Elsie Zimmerman, Sacremento, Cal., and 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 1 great, great-grand daughter. [copied as it appeared]
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Arzell Lemley and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Lemley and Alan went to Gresham Monday to attend the funeral services of their mother and grandmother, Mrs. Katherine Lemley held in the Chapel of Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham. Vault interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.
April 23, 1970
April 30, 1970
- Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson left on the 7th and flew to Monterey, California, then drove to Watsonville. They were called there by the death of her only sister, Lois Knox. The funeral was on the 8th and the Robinsons returned home on the 13th.
- Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson spent the weekend of the 17th with her daughter, Mrs. Lois McGregor, and family in Salem.
May 7, 1970
- Funeral Held Monday For Mrs. White. Funeral for Rosalie White, 82, who died May 1 at Anchorage, Alaska, was held at 2 p.m. Monday at Smith Callaway Chapel with burial at the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bud Root, Clem Welk, Fred Anderson, Dick Skiles, Larry Kaseberg and Malcolm McKinney. Born July 26, 1887, six miles west of Wasco, she had lived in the Wasco area here entire life until moving three years ago to live with a daughter at Anchorage, Mrs. Robert (Joy) Turner. She was married to Hugh White in Tacoma, Washington, where her parents resided. He died in 1959. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star at Wasco. Surviving in addition to the daughter are a sister, Mrs. Robert Kaseberg of The Dalles and a daughter-in-law, Mabel White of Wasco, and three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
- John Grout Rites Held On Tuesday. Funeral for John Grout, 75, a retired ranch hand employed for much of his life in the Paisley area were held Tuesday at Smith Callaway Chapel with the Rev. Ed Edwards in charge. Military rites by the American Legion Post followed at the chapel. Burial was at 3 p.m. the same day at the cemetery in LaGrande. Mr. Grout died Saturday at a local hospital. He was born at LaGrande November 13, 1894. He was a World War I veteran and member of the Kent Post. For the past five years he had resided at Grass Valley. Surviving are three sons, Virgil of Grass Valley, Pete of Brookings and Marvin of Tillamook; a daughter, Mrs. Roselie E. Bauman of Astoria; a brother, Myron, of Lovelock, Nev., and 16 grandchildren.
- The sympathy of the community is extended to the family of Mrs. Rosalie White who passed away in Alaska. Mrs. White was a long time resident of the Wasco area before going to Alaska to live with her daughter and family.
May 14, 1970
- Holzapfel, Prominent Wheat Grower, Dies After Heart Attack. Funeral for Roy Gail Holzapfel, 58, operator of ranches at Wasco and Hermiston who died suddenly at a local hospital Monday morning, will be at 2 p.m. today at Smith Callaway Chapel. The Rev. Jack Powers will be in charge of the rites with vault entombment to follow at the Odd Fellows Mausoleum. For the past two years Mr. Holzapfel had been president of Interior Elevator Co. and for the past seven since its inception served on the board of directors. Mr. Holzepfel was active in recent years in the campaign by wheat growers in behalf of the use of ethyl alcohol as an anti-knock additive to replace tetraethyl lead in gasoline used as motor fuel. Others who have worked on this project which envisions production of alcohol from surplus wheat, considered Mr. Holzapfel as one of the best informed persons on the subject. Mr. Holzapfel was born in The Dalles July 6, 1911. He had been a wheat rancher the past 37 years, and a past president of the National Farmers Organization in Sherman County. Surviving are his widow, Georgia Belle at Wasco; a daughter, Geraldine Carroll of Hermiston, and two grandchildren, Jeannie and Larry Carroll; a brother, Jerald of Willows, Calif., and two nephews and a niece.
- The sympathy of their many friends is extended to the family of Gail Holzapfel whose sudden passing leaves a void in the community.
- North Sherman County lost a good friend and neighbor when Gail Holzapfel passed away early Monday morning. Gail together with his wife owned a vast acreage of land about four miles south of Rufus. Gail was interested in area affairs and was active up until the time of his sudden death. The community offers its sympathy to Mrs. Holzapfel and daughter Geraldine and family.
May 21, 1970
May 28, 1970
- Grass Valley. Those attending the funeral services for Ed Adams, of Palm Springs, Calif., a half brother of Shelton Fritts, who passed away in The Dalles hospital Tuesday May 19, were Mr. and Mrs. Shelton Fritts and Doran, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Todd, Reb. Arthur Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fritts of Moro and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Fritts of Hillsboro. Funeral services were held Friday at Smith Callaway Chapel with interment in the Mausoleum in the Odd Fellow Cemetery in The Dalles. Adams was a retired U.P. Railroad Engineer.
June 4, 1970
June 11, 1970
- Services For Civic Leader Frank von Borstel, 76. [photo] Frank von Borstel, 76, the American Legion’s Oregon Legionnaire of the Year for 1967, died at a local hospital Thursday night. He was a lifelong resident of the Grass Valley area where he operated a wheat and cattle ranch. Funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday at Spencer & Libby Funeral Home with the Reverend E. Ernest Taylor in charge followed by military rites by the American Legion at the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mr. von Borstel earned his honor by his activities in behalf of the American Legion on state and national levels as well as in Post 49 at Kent, which he had served as commander. On many occasions he was a delegate to national conventions and served on state American Legion committees. He was a past chef de gare of Mid-Columbia Voiture 195 of the 40 et 8. At the time of his death he had just completed work on the selection of Boys State representatives for the Kent post. He was a member also of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post and the barracks of World War I Veterans, both in The Dalles. Also active in fraternal affairs, he was a member of Al Kader Temple of the Shrine in Portland, the York Rite bodies in The Dalles and Sherman Masonic Lodge at Grass Valley. He was a member in The Dalles of the Elks Lodge and Odd Fellows and Rebekahs lodges in Grass Valley. A life member of the Oregon Wheat Growers League, he also served for a number of years as chairman of the Sherman County Agricultural Stabilization & Conservation Committee. He was a member of the Oregon State Alumni Association. Mr. von Borstel was born in Kent December 2, 1893. Surviving are his widow, Floye; two sons, Frank Jr. of Salem and Robert of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; four sisters, Mrs. Wallace Koch of Sun City, Ariz., Mrs. Erwin Stinner of Roseberg, Mrs. Alfreck Kock of Moro and Mrs. Alma Brown of Portland, and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were George, Carl, Donald, Fred and Phillip von Borstel and Alfred T. Kock. The family said those who so desire many make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the charity of their choice.
- Word has been received of the sudden death of Emiljo C. “Mel” Re of Arlington. The deepest sympathy of their many friends is extended to the bereaved family. Their children, Johnny and Peggy, spent several years in Wasco grade school when the Re’s were employed at the Fred Dormaier ranch.
June 18, 1970
- Opal Powell Dutton Dies In Portland. Opal Powell Dutton, beloved wife of Harry E. Dutton, Washougal, Washington, passed away in Portland June 12, 1970. Dutton was born in Moro and lived here most of her life. She was graduated from Moro High School and Oregon State College. Mr. and Mrs. Dutton made their home in Portland while Mr. Dutton was employed there, but moved to Washougal three years ago. Mr. Dutton is presently the Publications Director of Northwest Public Power Association, Vancouver, Wash. Others who will miss her most are her sister, Mrs. J.K. McKean (Velma), Moro, two nieces, Nancy McKean Jackson, Anchorage, Alaska, Janey McKean Cranston, Monmouth and one grandniece, Laurie Jackson, Anchorage, Alaska. Funeral services were held at the Swank Memorial Chapel, Camas, Washington June 15, 1970, and Mausoleum Interment at the Riverview Abbey Mausoleum, Portland.
- Operator of First Bus Line Here Is Dead. Word has been received of the death of Mural Hoover, known by many from Bend to The Dalles as an early day bus line operator. Mr. Hoover died May 26 at age of 70. Away from his San Jose home on business, he died of a heart attack in the bathroom of his hotel suite. He had suffered other attacks which left him partially paralyzed. With drivers for his auto, Goodwin being one for several years, he tended to his large business, driving to Canada, Utah, Arizona and many more head offices. Mr. Hoover came to Bend in 1912. His family started the first passenger bus from Bend to The Dalles by way of Sherman County. The line was known as Mt. Hood Stages. After extensive growth, bus lines were started all over the state. From this came the present Trailways buses with several states covered by the line. Hoover attended community services in Antelope several times with Rev. Ted Goodwin and had offered to help repair and restore the building. Mr. Hoover was buried at Bend with Rev. Ted Goodwin, Western Farms Missions; Rev. Dick York, Shield of Faith pastor, and Rev. Hootman of Bend all conducting the services.
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Shelton Fritts and his sister, Mrs. Maudien Donnely of Johnson City, Tenn. went to The Dalles Monday to attend the funeral of Frank von Borstel held at Spencer & Libby Funeral Home. After the funeral they went to the home of Mrs. Edna Adams for dinner and spent the afternoon visiting.
June 25, 1970
- Thompson Killed In Unusual Accident. Albert Thompson, 52, was killed accidentally near Eureka, Calif., last Saturday, June 13. Funeral service was held at La Grande last Wednesday, June 17. He was driving a 4-wheel-drive rig making a routine inspection of the cattle on the ranch when the accident occurred. He was a brother of E. P. “Slim” Thompson of Moro, and they formerly resided at Wallowa.
- Jack L. Smith Dies In Auto Accident. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 30, at the United Church of Christ for Jack Lloyd Smith, who was fatally injured Thursday night at 9:45 p.m. in a car accident near milepost 53 on Highway 19. Mr. Smith was born February 26, 1921 to Lloyd E. and Weltha V. Smith. He attended grade school in Mayville and was a graduate of Condon High School. He earned a Carl Raymond Gray scholarship through his 4-H work and attended Oregon State University. He left college at the beginning of World War II to become an Army flight instructor. He was a pilot for Pan American Airways and was an Air Force “Hump Pilot.” He was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. Whe he was discharged from the service in 1946, he started farming in a family partnership with his father. Very active in the Oregon Wheat Growers League, he served as chairman of several of its committees and as State President of that organization. He was vice-president of the National Association of Wheat Growers and represented the U.S. Wheat and Feed Grains on the trade teams sent to the Japanese International Trade Fair in 1959. He also went to India in an effort to establish a new market development office in New Delhi. In 1959 he took leave of absence from his Mayville farm to become director of the market development for South America. Smith opened the office in Lima, Peru and pioneered the market development for six countries in South America. After his return to the Mayville ranch, Jack Smith was elected Representative from this district to the 1963 State Legislature. He was a director of the Pacific International Livestock Exposition and chairman of its youth activities committee. He was a member of B.P.O.E. 1869 and the United Church of Christ and was also active in various other political and community projects. He was named the Conservation Man of the Year in 1966. In 1942 he was married to the former Margaret Ann Parman and they became the parents of 4 children, Janet Smith Burreson of San Diego; Roger Eugene, Lloyd Richard and Gordon Dean. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Smith, one sister, Mrs. Morris Wilson and two granddaughters, Amana Jean and Margaret Christine Burreson of San Diego. Rev. Richard Trotter officiated at the services and interment followed in the IOOF cemetery in Mayville. The pallbearers, all cousins of Mr. Smith, wre Earl and Bill Hardie, Earl and Howard Pryor, Earl and Edgar Smith. [copied as it appeared]
July 2, 1970
July 9, 1970
- Grace May Zevely Long Time Teacher Dies At Gresham. Grace May Zevely, 75, a resident of Moro for the past 72 years, one time Sherman County Superintendent of Schools and a teacher in the schools of the county for most of her active life, died Saturday at Gresham. Funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church in Moro. The Rev. Leo Tautfest was in charge of services followed by burial at the American Legion Cemetery in Moro. Arrangements were in the care of Smith Callaway Chapel. Born in Abilene, Kansas, Nov. 25, 1894, Mrs. Zevely came to Sherman County with her parents at the age of 3 and spent her childhood here, but was graduated from Lincoln High in Portland and Oregon College of Education at Monmouth. Then she returned to Sherman County to spend the remainder of her life. She was county superintendent of schools here from 1920 to 1924. She was the last elementary school teacher at the Imnaha Valley School and also taught at the final rural school at Shaniko. Surviving are three daughters, Mary Fraser of Bend, Jean Anderson of Portland and Grace Busse of Moro; a brother Wallace L. May of Grass Valley; sister Lula Brandt of Gainsville, Fla., and eight grandchildren. Pallbearers were Max K. Belshe, Donald R. DeMoss, Paul A. Fraser, Eric Knudsen, Barry Busse and Paul Alexander Fraser. The family suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Sherman County Scholarship Fund in care of First National Bank in Moro.
- Kathryn Calcaprina Dies Of Heart Attack. Kathryn Peetz Calcaprina, 63, died in Rappalo, Italy, June 12 from a sudden heart attack. She was visiting her husband’s relatives at the time and her death was sudden. She was a daughter of Ben and Ethel (Norcross) Peetz and was born in Moro. Final services were held at her home in Colete, California June 24, with interment there. Surviving is her husband, Fabio, a brother William of Sacremento, a sister, Marie, of San Francisco, and cousis. Thus passeth another former student of the DeMoss grade school. [copied as it appeared]
July 16, 1970
- Rites Held Friday For Archie Earl Laffoon. Funeral for Archie Earl Laffoon, 70, who died Tuesday at a local hospital, were held at 11a.m. Friday at Spencer & Libby Funeral Home Chapel with burial at 3 p.m. at the Oregon City Cemetery. Mr. Laffoon was born Feb 8, 1909 in Illinois and had been a resident of Kent since 1954. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his widow, Irma; three daughters, Mrs. Cleo Carlson of Kent and at Sweet Home Jacqueline Moore and Mrs. Joyce Elliott; a brother, Delmar of Jefferson and 10 grandchildren. [copied as it appeared]
- Christi Stewart, 14, Dies Of Leukemia. Word has been received that Christi Stewart, 14 year old daughter of John and Diane (Christianson) Stewart, passed away July 14 with leukemia after a long illness. She is survived by her parents, John and Diane Stewart and brother Bruce of Boise, Idaho, and grandmother, Mrs. Kerrone Christianson, The Dalles.
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. John DeMoss left Sunday for Sandy to be with Mrs. DeMoss’ sister whose son-in-law, Lawrence Armstrong, died while driving from work on July 9. The funeral was in Gresham on Monday.
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Curlie DeMss attended the funeral of Curlie’s cousin, Mr. Lawrence Armstrong in Gresham on Monday. [copied as it appeared]
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Don Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jacobsen of Wasco attended the funeral of Mr. Dick Steinke of Arlington on Saturday.
July 23, 1970
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sparling attended the funeral of Christi Stewart in Boise, Idaho last week.
July 30, 1970
- While we [Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Fox] were in Grass Valley we visited the cemetery to see if we could find the grave of Cylde Zobel who was buried there in 1915 after he drowned crossing the John Day River on horseback. George thought his mother was buried there also. However, we could find no headstones of these two graves. Would anyone in Sherman County remember about the Zobels?
- Harold Hunter, Rufus Ranch Hand, Dies. Harold S. Hunter, 67, a Rufus ranch hand and long-time Oregon resident, died a local hospital. For the past six years he had been employed on the ranch near Wasco of Dr. Frank Reid of The Dalles. For a number of years also he worked on river boats. Born in Minneapolis, Mr. Hunter was a veteran of Canadian army service. He was a member here of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Only known survivor is a cousin, Harold Lund of Saskatchewan, Can. Arrangements will be announced by Smith Callaway Chapel.
August 6, 1970
- Lloyd Boylan Rites Held In Madras. Funeral for Lloyd Monroe Boylan, 60, who died Friday when thrown from a horse on the Cove ranch near Kaskela was held at Evergreen Chapel in Madras followed by burial there. He had lived in Madras for the past seven years. He was born Aug. 19, 1909, at Oregon City. He was a mechanic for Farm Equipment Co. in Madras. Surviving are his widow, Sylvia; daughter, Mrs. Charles Forman of Madras; mother, Mrs. Anna Boylan of Hemet, Cal.; sister, Lois Carpenter of Madras; three half-sisters and three grandchildren. Mr. Boylan was a member of Sandy Lodge 158 of A.F. & A.M. and the Madras Saddle Club.
- Mr. and Mrs. John Nisbet, Rupert, Idaho, spent July 2-26 visiting his brother, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Nisbet. While here, the two families went to Longview, Wash. to attend the funeral of an aunt of the two men.
August 13, 1970
August 20, 1970
August 27, 1970
- Grass Valley Lifelong Resident, John Peters Dies At The Dalles. John Andrew Peters, 80, a lifelong resident of Grass Valley, died in a hospital in The Dalles Sunday morning. Mr. Peters was born August 19, 1890, at Grass Valley. He was a retired farmer and a 50 year member of Elks Lodge 303, The Dalles. Surviving are a son, Edwin of Alameda, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Anna Barnett of Grass Valley; two grandchildren, Sharon Genelez of Redwood City, Calif., and Douglas Peters of San Bruno, Calif.; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Grass Valley Baptist Church, with the Rev. Arthur Brown officiating. Interment will follow at the Grass Valley Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends who so desire are invited to contribute to the eye clinic in care of Elks Lodge 303, The Dalles.
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Peters of Alameda, Calif., are here visiting and are guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Barnett. They came to visit his father, John Peters at the hospital, who passed away Sunday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Arden Peters and family of Portland came Monday evening to visit his mother, Mrs. Herman Peters and to attend the funeral of his uncle, John Peters Tuesday afternoon.
September 3, 1970
- Rufus was sorry about the two Indians drowning at Biggs Junction last week in the Columbia River, after they got tangled up in the fishing nets. There are several families of Indians in Rufus having come here for the fishing season.
September 10, 1970
September 17, 1970
- Susan Ruettgers Dies In California After Short Illness. [photo] Susan Gayl [Gail] Woods Ruettgers passed away Monday, September 7, 1970 in Bakersfield, California after a short illness. Susan was the daughter of Ernest Woods of Eagle Creek and Shirley Woods of Portland. She is survived by her husband, Ronald and three sons, Kenneth, age 8, Steven, 6, and Paul, 1 year; sisters Sherry Kaseberg, Wasco; Julie Smith, Issaquah, Wash., and Christine Jones, Lake Hubert, Minn; her grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Woods, Dufur and aunts and cousins who mourn her passing. She was born November 6, 1939 in Portland, her family moving to Moro where she attended grade school, graduating from Moro High School. She attended Oregon State University, receiving her B.S. degree in home economics and creative arts. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority at OSU. She taught at North High School in Bakersfield, later teaching Stitch[ery] and Creative Arts in schools in southern California. Funeral mass was held Thursday, Sept. 10 in Bakersfield.
September 24, 1970
- Marvin Hines Dies At California Home. Word was received here September 9 of the death, in Lookout California, of Marvin Hines. Hines was born June 15, 1901 in Wasco to Eliher [Elihu] Mason (Jud) and Emma (McMillian) Hines. After the death of Mr. Hines the family moved to Northern California. Mr. Hines was a member of the Church of God, Lookout Grange and The Cattleman’s Association. He is survived by three brothers, George and Mason of Lookout and Otis of San Jose, California and one sister, Mrs. Leona Van Gilder of Wasco, and several nieces and nephews.
- Rites Here Saturday For Rena Ivy Ransier. Funeral services for Rena Ivy Ransier will be held in the Moro Community Presbyterian Church Saturday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dick Morgan officiating. Interment will be in the American Legion Cemetery here. She was born Jan. 20, 1901, daughter of R. T. and Ivy Morgan. She lived in Moro until 1932 when she moved to The Dalles. In 1968 she moved with her husband to Wallowa. Survivors include her husband, David J. Ransier; a daughter, Mrs. Edwin Kruse, Wallowa; a son, James of Las Vegas, Nev.; three sisters, Irma Johnson, Moro; Mrs. Joe Dimick, Richland, Wn.; Zora Morgan of Portland; a brother, Ariel Morgan of The Dalles.
- Attend Hines Funeral. Darwin Van Gilder accompanied by Mrs. Leona Van Gilder and Mrs. Sybil McMillian drove to Lookout California September 10, to attend funeral services for Marvin Hines. She returned the 17th, but Mrs. Leona Van Gilder remained for an indefinite stay with her brothers George and Mason. Others going to Lookout were Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gunnels of Moro, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Van Gilder and Gayle of Antelope, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Van Gilder, Redmond and Miss Glenda Van Gilder of Portland.
- California Man Dies In Crash Tuesday At Haven Corner. One man was dead on arrival at a hospital in The Dalles and two other persons were brought in by Sherman County Ambulance with serious injuries sustained in the same one car accident three miles south of Wasco on highway US 97. In another one car accident, this involved also a camping trailer, a man and wife escaped injury but considerable damage to equipment resulted when a gust of wind caused the driver to lose control at 3 p.m. Tuesday two miles east of Rufus on the freeway. The man who sustained fatal injuries was the driver of a car that left the highway on a curve and was badly wrecked. Marrow Eldridge, 66, of Lodi, Calif. The crash was reported to the office of the Sherman County Sheriff in Moro at 11 p.m. Tuesday. The curve where Eldridge lost control is one where several previous accidents have taken place, a sheriff’s deputy said. The car was northbound. Most seriously, injured, probably was Eldridge’s wife, Cinthy, who sustained serious multiple fractures of both legs and a fracture of the left wrist, her physician said. Also taken to the hospital was the couple’s grandson, Frank Beshear, 25, with a back injury and possible internal injuries. His condition this morning, was reported ‘satisfactory.’ Both Eldridge and his wife, riding in the front seat, were wedged in the car and some time elapsed while they were being removed. The car traveled across the ditch and came to rest 120 feet from the highway, still upright. The three were enroute to the state of Washington called by the serious illness of a relative. The victims of a gust of wind were Harry Lee Aaie, 56, of Santa Ana, Calif., and his wife, Eula Beth. Both were wearing seat belts. When the wind hit the car it veered into the center guard rail and then the trailer jackknifed and the trailer turned over onto its side. Car and trailer were towed to Rufus.
October 1, 1970
- Former Wasco Pioneer Passes In Tacoma. Harold M. Turner (Florence Barnett) born June 5, 1882 in Goldendale, Wash., the daughter of Wilson M. and Sarah E. Barnett, pioneers of Wasco, died Sept. 24 in Tacoma, Wash. She had been a resident of Portland since leaving Wasco at the time of her marriage in 1913. Her husband preceded her in death 2 years ago. She is survived by a son, Donald M. Turner of Portland and a daughter Marion Blakeney of Seattle. Two sisters Mrs. Marie Barnett Cooper, Mrs. Dorothy Blakeney and one brother Ira F. Barnett of Portland and two sister-in-laws, Mrs. C. H. Barnett and Mrs. John Barnett. Also two grandchildren and two great granddaughters, 16 nieces and nephews, including Gordon and John Hilderbrand and Jerry Barnett of Wasco.
- Rena Raniser Dies At Enterprise, Funeral Service Here. Mrs. Rena Ivy Raniser of Wallowa passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1970 at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for 3 months. She had been in ill health for 6 years. She was born Jan 29, 1901 at Moro daughter of R.T. and Ivy Morgan. On Oct. 21, 1920 she married David J. Ransier of Pasco, Wash. She had lived in Moro until 1932, then in The Dalles until 1968 when she and her husband went to Wallowa. She was a cook by occupation and she and her husband had a restraurant in The Dalles for many years. Survivors include her husband David J. of Wallowa; one daughter Mrs. Edwin (Lorean) Kruse of Wallowa; one son, James Ransier of Los Vegas, Nev.; three sisters, Irma Johnson of Moro, Mrs. Joe (Thelma) Dimick of Richland and Zora Morgan of Portland; one brother, Ariel Morgan of The Dalles; and three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church in Moro, with Rev. Dick Morgan officiating. Interment was at the American Legion Cemetery at Moro. Frank Sayrs sang “In The Garden” and “The Lord’s Prayer” accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Max Barzee. Casket bearers were John E. DeMoss, David Lane, Donald R. DeMoss, Richard Johnson, Keith McDonald annd Dean Johnson. [copied as it appeared]
- Henry O. Dugger. Funeral for Henry O. Dugger, 75 of Grass Valley, a Sherman County resident for the past 68 years and longtime rancher, was at Riverview Abby Chapel in Portland, Monday folloed by entombment there. Mr. Dugger died Thursday at a hospital in The Dalles. Susviving are his widow, Nettie; a stepdaughter, Mrs. John Rust of Grass Valley; three sisters, Mrs. Ottie Ashley of Gresham, Mrs. Lottie Altwasser of Portland and Mrs. Erma Rich of Boring, and two granddaughters and seven great grandchildren. The family said those who so desire may make memorial contributions to the Oregon Heart Fund. [copied as it appeared]
October 8, 1970
- Grass Valley. Mrs. A.A. Dunlap received word Monday that her daughter-in-law, Charles Dunlap passed away at the home of her sister in Bellflower, Calif. The funeral will be held in Bellflower Wednesday.
October 15, 1970
- Services Held For Mrs. George Ward, Shaniko. George Ward, 53, a widely known ranchwoman active in various Wasco County and state programs, died late Tuesday in a Portland hospital. She had been ill for several months. Mrs. Ward, the former Mary Hamton, played a prominent part in the Make it Yourself With Wool competition and in style review programs of the Wasco County Fair. She also was formerly active in the Cow Belles, the women’s group affiliated with the Wasco County Livestock Association. Mrs. Ward was born in Seattle Jan. 17, 1917, and was graduated from The Dalles High School in 1935. She and her husband, George, operated the large Ward and Ward ranch in the Shaniko area. Surviving are her husband George, three daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Starr of San Diego, Mrs. Cora Horton of Seattle and Mrs. Joan Hull of Shaniko; two sons, Eric Ward and Kelly Michell of Shaniko; her mother, Mrs. Charles Hampton of The Dalles and eight grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are in care of Smith Callaway Chapel.
October 22, 1970
- On the chaplains report, Les Gray is home but has to have more surgery on his hand. Mrs. Charles Blake is handicapped with a cast on her leg. Mrs. Tom Jacobson’s mother, Mrs. Olsen, died, and Ron Jensen is home after a long time in the hospital after his motorcycle accident.
- Mrs. Wily Knighten attended the funeral services in Heppner on Thursday for Dr. Archibald D. McMurdo.
October 29, 1970
November 5, 1970
- Mr. and Mrs. Herman Helgeson Prineville stopped last Thursday evening for a brief visit to Mrs. Havie Brisbine. The Helgesons were on their way to North Dakota, having received word that Mr. Helgeson’s faether was killed in an automobile accident that morning. [copied as it appeared]
November 12, 1970
November 19, 1970
- Verabelle Alley Dies At Milwaukie. Funeral for Mrs. Verabelle Alley, 49, was Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Wilhelm’s Funeral Home. Mrs. Alley died Saturday in a Milwaukie hospital of cancer. The former secretary for Omark Industries had lived in the Milwaukie are for 18 years where she had resided at 8533 SE 31st St. She was born Feb. 8, 1921 in Burns. Surviviors include a son, Richard L. Alley, and a duaghter, Mrs. Karen L. Bruns, both of Portland, her mother, Mrs. Mamie E. Gould, Coos Bay, and Walter Gould, Jennings Lodge and one grandson. Vault entombment will be at Portland Memorial. The family suggest remberances be contrigutions to the American Cancer Society. [copied as it appeared]
- Howard Belshee, 89 Dies In Portland. Howard Bruce Belshee, 89, a long time rancher in Sherman County before moving to The Dalles about 1945 died yesterday at a hospital in The Dalles. Final rites were held at Spencer and Libby Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Robert Ball in charge. Burial was at Parklawn Memorial Gardens in The Dalles. Mr. Belshee was born in Sherman County Aug. 28, 1881. In 1905 he married Ethel May Wood Wright and the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1955. Belshee died in Sept. of 1961. Mr. Belshee was the last of a family of 12 children. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in The Dalles, Chenowith Grange and the Old Wasco County Pioneer Association. Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
November 26, 1970
December 3, 1970
- Services Held Here For E. E. Barnum, Pioneer. Elvin Ernest Barnum died at a nursing home at Redmond, Tuesday November 24 at the age of 96. He was born at his maternal grandmother’s home at Sand Springs, August 21, 1874. She was then Mrs. Sam Price and was with her husband, the operator of Price’s Station, a stopping and watering place on The Dalles-Walla Walla road. As a boy of nine he could ride over the hills overlooking the Columbia and watch Heny Villard’s laborers moving the rock to buiild the Oregon Short Line which reached Portland in 1883; as a boy he watched the country fill up with homesteaders who came in on the rail and the tall, waving bunch grass turned under by walking plows; once, when still young, he rode from above Spray, where one of his uncles’ had a claim (it is in the cove where the Heppner road turns off) to Sand Springs in one day. It is an unbleievable feat in this day, but there were almost no fences and the pony was going home. When Elvin was ten his father died and he assumed the responsibility of riding over the hills of present day Sherman county to roundupp the horses and some cattle that comprised a major portion of his father’s estate. He was by far the oldest person born in what became Sherman County and was, in fact, fifteen years older than the county itself. He went to various country schools, walking miles to them, and ended his education by a winter or two spent at Monmouth then a school of general learning. He married Mary Emma Medler November 28, 1879, a daughter of Bruno Medler. She preceded him in death, dying in June 1966. To them were born five chilren all of who survive and in this day strangely, all are married to original spouses. They are Mrs. Clem Eslinger (Arline) of Hillsboro, Mrs. Giles French (Lela) of Moro, Lester Barnum of Grass Valley, Mrs. Robers Jones (Erma) of Portland and Cleo Barnum of Terrebonne. Members of Eureka Masonic lodge of which Mr. Barnum had been a member 62 years, performed their rites at the funeral and Rev. Harry Atkins gave the eulogy. Interment was in the Moro cemetery. [copied as it appeared]
- Former Resident Dies In Portland. Nell Andrews Hull, wife of Wade Hull (deceased) former residents of Wasco, passed away recently in Portland. Mrs. Hull was born and reared in Wasco, as were her three sisters and one brother, Lena, Effie, Marie and Harold Andrews. Her mother, Mrs. Ida Tozier, was also reared in Wasco, being the daughter of an early pioneer family. Mrs. Hull was married to Wade Hull about 1913, also of an early pioneer family. Their son Wade was born in Wasco, where the family lived for several years before moving to Portland. Her father Mr. Guy Anderson [sic – Andrews] was city Marshall of Wasco, for many years around 1912. The family will be remembered by the older residents of the community.
- Rites Held In Portland For Mrs. Rachel Neece. The matriarch of a five generation family, Mrs. Rachel R. Neece, 95, 1155 NE 72nd Ave., died last Tuesday at a Portland convalescent home. Born March 18, 1875, in Armagh County, Ireland, Mrs. Neece emigrated to the United States with two of her brothers in 1892. She made her first home with a sister in Wasco and taught school for several years in eastern Oregon. She married the late John P. Neece in 1896. Mrs. Neece also lived in Gordon Ridge, Seaside, Stevenson, Grass Valley, as well as Portland. She was a member of the Hope Presbyterian Church and the Royal Neighbors. She is survived by 6 children, D.M. Neece, Stevenson, Wash., Art Neece, Klamath Falls, Robert Neece, Portland, Mrs. Freda Robertson, Klamath Falls, Mrs. May Miller, Vancouver, Wash., and Mrs. Dorothy Williams, Port Orchard, Wash.; 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Funeral was at 3 p.m. Friday in Sunset Hills Mortuary Chapel with interment in Sunset Hills Memorial Park.
- Mrs. Leonard [J]ordan atended the funeral of her aunt Mrs Eva Benjamin at Vancouver, Wn. Friday afternoon. Mrs. Benjamin was the sister of MJrs Ida Carlisle who at one time had a cafe and overnight units at Miller, Oregon. Miller was taken out withthe relocation of highway 30N when The Dalles Dam was built. [copied as it appeared]
December 10, 1970
- Services Friday For Mrs. Neville, Corvallis. Funeral services for Mrs. Charles Neville of Corvallis will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church at Corvallis. Interment will be at the Sunrise Cemetery at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon. Neville was Mary Jeanette Sargent, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Sargent of Wasco. She passed away Tuesday night at a hospital in Corvallis.
December 17, 1970
- Services In Portland For Lee Spillman. and Mrs. Leo Watkins drove to Portland Tuesday to attend the funeral of Leo’s uncle, Lee Spillman, who passed away suddenly at his home Saturday night. He is survived by one daughter, Betty Hellweg, son-in-law, L.G. Hellweg, grandson, Gary, one great granddaughter, Kimberly Anne, born while her father served with the Armed Forces in Germany, and one great grandson, Michael Gene. Mr. and Mrs. Spillman lived in Wasco in the early 1920s. The obituary for Mr. Stillman in the Dec 15 issue od the Oregon Journal called hime the “Lantern King” referring to his profession of raising Chinese Lanterns for florists. [copied as it appeared]
- The community was saddened with the passing of Harland McDonald‘s brother, Bob last week. Bob was a native of Sherman County.
- Moro Personals. Attendeing the funeral of John Silvertooth in The Dalles on Friday were Mr. and Mrs. Giles French, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Amidon, Mrs. Wily Knighten, Mrs. Alfred Kock and Mrs. A.A. Dunlap of Grass Valley.
December 24, 1970
- Services Held Dec. 14 For Robert McDonald. Funeral for Robert Murray McDonald, 65, who died Thursday at Redmond after residing for 8 years in nearby Camp Sherman were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Smith Callaway Chapel with Pastor Ronald Coleman in charge. The rites were followed at the chapel by Elks Lodge ceremonies and burial at the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mr. McDonald was born May 29, 1905, at The Dalles. He grew up at McDonald Ferry on the John Day and attended Hills Military Academy. He was graduated from Arlington High School and Jan 22, 1933 married Jeanette Medler of Wasco. Then he was engaged in farming in the Wasco area and during World War II went to Swan Island shipyards, later becoming a grocery warehouseman for 15 years. He was a member of the Elks 303 and gun clubs in Portland and Redmond. Surviving in addition to his widow is one brother William Harland McDonald of Rufus.
December 31, 1970
January 7, 1971
- Neville Buried In Wasco Cemetery. Committal services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Sunrise Cemetery, Wasco, for Mary S. Neville, 54, a native of Wasco who died early Wednesday at a Corvallis Hospital. She was the daughter of G. Arthur and Inez Van Gilder Sargent of Wasco. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. Friday at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Corvallis, of which her husband, the Rev. Charles S. Neville, has been rector since Oct. 1943. Mrs. Neville was born Dec. 1, 1916, at Wasco and received her early schooling there. She was graduated from Willamette University in 1938 and married Mr. Neville the same year at Salem. They moved first to Chicago, where she attended the American Conservatory of Music for one year, then became residents of San Jose, Calif. for 3 years. Their next move took them to Toledo, Ore. where they remained for a year and then they moved to Corvallis. Mrs. Neville was a member of the Good Samaritan Church, the Order of Eastern Star at Wasco, the PEO Sisterhood, the American Guild of Organists.
- Carl Melzer, 78, Dies At Home In Salem. A former Sherman County resident Carl Melzer, 78, died Monday night in Salem, where he and his wife had made their home for the past 20 years. Melzer was born Sept 11, 1892. Survivors include his wife, Abbie, Salem; four sons, Vernon Melzer of Wasco and Millard, Harold and Wayne Melzer all of Moro; two brothers, Joe Melzer, Tigard and Walter Melzer, Sherwood; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Salem. In lieu of flowers, friends may make a memorial contribution to the Peace Lutheran Church, Salem.
- Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dunn were dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Sargent on New Year’s Day. Mr. Dunn received word recently that his sister, Nettie Walker of Walla Walla had passed away.
- Ruth Feely Services Held In The Dalles. Ruth Belle Feely, 78, a former Grass Valley resident who lived in The Dalles for the last 10 years, died Saturday at a The Dalles hospital. Mrs. Feely was born Aug. 6, 1892 at Grass Valley. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Rebekah Lodge of Grass Valley and the Cherry Park Grange. Surviving are her husband, Roy of The Dalles; a son, Maurice L. Feely of Portland; a daughter, Mrs. Nelda Thrasher of Tygh Valley; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Smith of Grass Valley; and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Spencer and Libby Funeral Home, the Rev. Jack Powers officiating. Interment will take place at the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jack Miller, Mark Ratliff, John Mckay, Charles Stuart, Bob Glover and C. A. Zehner.
- Silvertooth Services Held In The Dalles. Funeral services were held Friday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in The Dalles for Laura Silvertooth, 82, who had lived at Antelope in Southern Wasco County for a number of decades before going to Portland 3 years ago. She died Wednesday at the home of her daughter on Sauvie Island, Portland. The Rev. E. Ernest Taylor officiated. Interment followed at the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mrs. Silvertooth, whose husband John, is one the area’s best known citizens, was born Aug. 10, 1888 at Butte, Mont., and went to Antelope as a child. The Silvertooths were married in Oct. 1909, in The Dalles. She was active in the Episcopal Church at Antelope and also became a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in The Dalles. Mrs. Silvertooth also was interested in home extension work and in rock collecting. She served as a matron of the former Madeline Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and in later years was a member of Columbia Chapter in The Dalles. In addition to her husband she is survived by two daughters, Mildred Silvertooth and Janet Stewart, and two sisters Leona Newell and Farris Lynn all of Portland; a brother Fred Reeder of Proebstel, Wash., and two grandsons.
- Dies In Portland. Charles Beck of Condon died this morning (Wednesday) at a hospital in Portland. She was formerly Anne Coats of Rufus. Funeral arrangements are pending.
January 14, 1971
- It was reported to your correspondent [Mrs. George Fox] that Lee Everett, a brother of Mrs. Myrtle Funk in Wasco, passed away at a Bend Hospital. George knew Lee well as the Everetts lived near him in the early days about 3 miles up Biglow Canyon from the John Day River where his folks homesteaded the land and Lee was born there and grew to manhood. A good many former Sherman County residents knew all the Ed Everett family. Both the older Everetts died in Wasco.
- Quite a few persons from Rufus went to Mrs. Charles Beck‘s funeral at Condon Saturday. The highway was dry going over Cottonwood. Mrs. Beck was the former Anne Coats of Rufus and went her entire grade and high school here graduating Rufus High School. Her parents Mr. and Mrs. Claude Coats lived about 5 miles out of Rufus up Scott Canyon on a farm now owned by their son Chet Coats of Wasco.
- Services At Condon For Mrs. Charles Beck. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Condon Baptist Church for Mrs. Charles (Anne Leah) Beck who died at a Portland hospital Wednesday Jan. 6. Mrs. Beck was born at Rufus, Sept. 2, 1919, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Coats. She entered the Sacred Heart School of Nursing at Spokane and graduated from there in 1937. She has worked at The Dalles Hospital, the Condon Clinic, the Condon Nursing Home and for the past 2 1/2 years she worked as an R.N. at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner. Although she had lived in Condon for many years, where her husband farmed, the Becks moved to Heppner last year to be near her work. She was a member of the Condon Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Beck; one daughter Mrs. Dennis (Betsy) Jackson of Portland; one son, James Straughan of Portland; her mother, Mrs. C.E. Coats of the Dalles; one brother, Chester C. Coats of Wasco; four sisters, Mrs. Carl Rutschman of Dayon, Ore., Mrs. Elton Eakin of Grass Valley, Mrs. Floyd Haskell of Portland and Mrs. Harold Melzer of Moro. Interment followed the services at the Masonic Cemetery in Heppner. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ted Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Belshe, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Archer, Mr. and Mrs. Russel Belshee, Mac Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Orlow Martin, Mr. and Mrs. G. Douma, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Boynton, Mrs. Inez Thompson, the Harold Melzer family and Wayne Melzer family all attended the Carl Melzer funeral in Salem on Dec. 31.
January 21, 1971
- Attending the funeral of Mrs. Norma Jeane Burkhardt in The Dalles last Wednesday were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Frazer, Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Archer, Mr. and Mrs. Curlie DeMoss, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Belshe and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Belshe. Mrs. Burkhardt and Mrs. Bob Belshe were sisters.
January 28, 1971
February 4, 1971
- Johnson Dies Suddenly At Wasco. May Orilu Johnson, 55, widow of the late Sherman County District T. Lester Johnson, was found dead Saturday at her home in Wasco. She had been ill. Mrs. Johnson, who was born July 31, 1915, in The Dalles, lived about 20 years at Moro and was a resident of Wasco for the last year. She was a member of Bethleham Chapter No. 78 Order of Eastern Star and the area chapter of the National Association of Legan Secretaries. Surviving are a son, James W. Coons, Jr. of Denver; a daughter, Mrs. Creighton of Centralia, Wash., a stepson, Ronald E. Johnson of McMinnville; a brother, Dick Page of Moro; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Smith Callaway Chapel, with the Rev. John Ginter officiating. Interment followed at the American Legion Cemetery at Moro. Friends who so desire are invited to contribute to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, in care of George Specht, 307 W. Street, The Dalles.
- Services In Portland For Lucille Blau. Lucille Blau, 64 a former resident of Wasco and The Dalles, died Saturday in a Portland hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Blau was born Dec. 3, 1906, in Mississippi. She was the widow of the late Walter Blau, a Sherman County rancher. Surviving are a daughter, Helen Larimore of Beaver, Ore., a brother, Thomas V. Young of Yakima; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The Rosary was recited Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at the chapel of Hennessey, Goetsch & McGee, Portland. Requiem mass was offered Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church in Portland and graveside services were Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Sunrise Cemetery, Wasco. The family suggests that remembrances be in the form of contributions to favorite charity.
February 11, 1971
- Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jordan attended the funeral of Leonard’s cousin Al Bunn in The Dalles Monday.
February 18, 1971
- Former Resident Here Dies In California. Grover Cleveland Young passed away Sunday evening Feb. 14 at Burbank, California. Young was born April 3, 1890. Surviving him are his beloved wife Stella, one daughter, Florence Pike of Burbank, two sons, Clarence Young of Toluka Lake, California and Harry Young of Westminster, California; also one grandson Tom Young aboard the U.S.S. Midway, in the Navy, one grand-daughter Pat Bishop of Camarillo California and one great-grandson Eric Bishop, of Camarillo. Funeral services will be held Thursday Feb. 18 at Burbank with interment at Newhall, Calif.
February 25, 1971
- Mass Held Tuesday For Mark Joseph Bird. A mass of the angels for six-month old Mark Joseph Bird of Grass Valley, who died at a local hospital, was celebrated at the Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist in Grass Valley at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Harry Beegan was the celebrant. Burial followed in Grass Valley at the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mark, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Bird, was born at Biggs Junction Aug. 1, 1970. Surviving in addition to his parents are 5 brothers, Steven, James, Patrick, Paul, John; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. John Joyce of Portland; paternal grandfather Paul Bird of The Dalles and a number of aunts and uncles and cousins.
March 4, 1971
March 11, 1971
- Carl Tuggle Rites Held Yesterday At Methodist Church. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Methodist Church at Wasco for Carl W. Tuggle, 68, of White Salmon who died Saturday after a long illness. Mr. Tuggle was born March 5, 1903 at Cherrybox, Mo., and was married on July 5, 1941 to Astrid Lahmann at Rochester, Wash. He moved to Seattle at an early age and lived there until 1945, at which time he and his wife became residents of Wasco where he operated a garage and was a wheat farmer for 23 years. He and his wife moved in 1965 to White Salmon where together they operated a florist and gift shop. Mr. Tuggle was a long-time member of Wasco Methodist church and was a past master of Taylor Lodge No. 99, A.F. & A.M., and a past patron of Annie Fulton Chapter No. 124, Order of Eastern Star, both of Wasco. He also was a past watchman of Shepherds of Gaspar Shrine No. 3, The Dalles, and a member of Al Kader Shrine, Portland. For more than 30 years he was a member of the International Association of Machinists. Survivors include his wife, a brother, Richard Tuggle of Seattle; a sister, Pauline Tuggle Firestone of Bothell, Wash.; and many other relatives. The Rev. John McMurtrey of Portland, a former pastor of the Wasco Methodist Church officiated at the services. He was assisted by Rev. Perry Jackman. Interment was at 4 p.m. yesterday at Mt. View Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
March 18, 1971
- Moro Personals. Word has been received of the death of Guy Hoskinson, formerly of Kent, who passed away about 2 weeks ago in the Conoga Park Convalescent Home in Conoga Park, California. His son, Ed Hoskinson, lives in Riverside, California.
March 25, 1971
- Fred Hennagin Dies Suddenly In Portland. Fred Hennagin, long-time resident of Sherman County and at Portland for several years died suddenly Tuesday morning, apparently of a heart attack. He was not suffering from any illness at the time. Funeral services will be conducted today (Thursday) at 10:00 a.m. at the Finley Mortuary.
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Willis Britain of Bend stayed over last week so they could attend the funeral of Mrs. Pearl Ashley of Tygh Valley Monday, March 15.
- Grass Valley. and Mrs. Ralph Rust, Mr. and Mrs. John Rust and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Hubbard and family went to Pendleton Friday where they attended the funeral of John Kaufman who passed away Tuesday night.
- Pierrie (Shorty) DuFault passed away on March 15, 1971 and was buried in the Veterans plot in The Dalles on March 18th. Shorty leaves a wife Rose in Rufus and his in-laws Mr. and Mrs. Benton Barnett. Shorty has been in ill health for several years. The area will miss seeing him about town.
April 1, 1971
- ‘Robie’ Dies Suddenly. [photo] H. (Robie) Roberson died suddenly Sunday evening, March 28, at his home in Moro. Surviving him are his wife, Shelley, two sons, Robert stationed in London, England and James, White Salmon, Wash., and six grandchildren. He was born April 17, 1889 at Eldorado, Illinois. On Sept. 3, 1927 he was united in married to Shelly McKnight at Weiser, Idaho. Robie served in the army during World War I. He held 50 year memberships in the Masonic Lodge, the Shrine, the Elks Lodge and the American Legion. He was a former mayor of Moro, and was active in many civic affairs, both state and local. He was the leading Oregonian in the promotion and construction of Sam Hill Memorial bridge on the Columbia, and worked contnuously with Oregon and Washington to arrange for the financing, the major obstacle. Robie was keenly interested in the growth of Moro and surrounding area and was responsible for promotion and construction of the American Legion hall here. It has become a most valuable community center. Recently he was responsible for paneling the building and other improvements to the interior of the building. Robie was well known throughout a wide are and was highly esteemed by everyone. He was a friend to all — being a close friend to children and spent much of his time with them, calling most of them by name. His concern for the Shrine Hospital in Portland was very keen. The funeral under the arrangements of Smith Callaway, will be held at the Moro Community Presbyterian Church today (Thursday) at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Dick D. Morgan will officate. Graveside ceremonies will be conducted by Eureka Lodge No. 21, A.F.&A.M. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital, care of the First National Bank in Moro. [copied as it appeared]
- Rites Held For G. H. Root. George Herbert (Herb) Root, 92, a retired Sherman county rancher who recently had made his home with the family of his son, Floyd, near Wasco, was dead on arrival at a local hospital Wednesday night after he was rushed there following a sudden illness. For many years since his retirement Mr. Root had enjoyed active participation as a sports spectator, especially football, of Oregon State University teams. He played football from 1902 to 1905 when the school was known as Oregon Agricultural College. When he was in his 80s, he flew with the team to Intersectional battles. Also Mr. Root was widely known for his membership in a wide range of Masonic organizations. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Smith Callaway Chapel with cremation to follow at Portland Memorial. Masonic services will be offered by a team from Taylor Lodge 99 at Wasco with a grandson, Robert (Bud) Root, presiding, following a minister’s service. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Mid-Columbia Shrine Club. The family said friends who so desire may make memorial contributions to the Portland Unit of Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children through George Specht of The Dalles. A past master of Taylor Lodge, Mr. Root had been a member since 1912. For more than 50 years he had been a member of Al Kader Temple of the Shrine, and was also affiliated with the York Rite Masonic bodies here, and the Scottish Rite in A past Watchman of the Sheperds of Gaspar Shrine of White Shrine of Jerusalem, he was past patron and longtime member of Annie Fulton Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Before his retirement from the Kiwanis Club in 1970, he had been a member for more than 20 years. He was a life member of the Oregon Wheat Growers League. Surviving him in addition to his son, Floyd H. Root, now operator of the family ranch, are two grandsons, William of Yakima and Robert of Twin Falls, Ida., and four great grandchildren. Mr. Root was born Oct 28, 1878 in Humboldt County, Calif., and came to Sherman County with his parents in 1880. He attended a rural grade school near the ranch and then went to school in Wasco before attending college where he was an all coast football halfback for two years and team captain in 1905. Then he married Amelia Kaseberg in 1906 and farmed the homestead of his father. His wife died in August 1966.
- Mr. and Mrs. John Foss, accompanied by her folks, Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Watkins of The Dalles, motored to Portland Monday, March 22 to attend the funeral of Mrs. Watkins’ cousin, Frances (Fannie) Venable Meyers, after a long illness. Mrs. Meyers spent her early childhood in Wasco.
April 8, 1971
- Robie’ Dies Suddenly. [photo] H. (Robie) Roberson died suddenly Sunday evening, March 28, at his home in Moro. Surviving him are his wife, Shelley, two sons, Robert stationed in London, England and James, White Salmon, Wash., and six grandchildren. He was born April 17, 1889 at Eldorado, Illinois. On Sept. 3, 1927 he was united in married to Shelly McKnight at Weiser, Idaho. Honorary pallbearers were Lester Conlee, Vernon Miller, Jack McDermid, Clarence Sparling, Wendell Balsiger and Merle Beckett. Active bearers were Ted Thompson, Stan Coelsch, Max Barzee, John E. DeMoss, Paul Fraser and Max Belshe. Robie had operated Robie’s Motel and Apartments here since 1950. He formerly was employed by Union Pacific Railroad, having served as station agent here beginning in 1943. Prior to coming here he lived at Weiser, Idaho and was employed by Western Union, then became a telegrapher at Wallowa for the railroad. Robie served in the army during World War I. He held 50 year memberships in the Masonic Lodge, the Shrine, the Elks Lodge and the American Legion. He was a former mayor of Moro, and was active in many civic affairs, both state and local. He was the leading Oregonian in the promotion and construction of Sam Hill Memorial bridge on the Columbia, and worked contnuously with Oregon and Washington to arrange for the financing, the major obstacle. Robie was keenly interested in the growth of Moro and surrounding area and was responsible for promotion and construction of the American Legion hall here. It has become a most valuable community center. Recently he was responsible for paneling the building and other improvements to the interior of the building. Robie was well known throughout a wide area and was highly esteemed by everyone. He was a friend to all — being a close friend to children and spent much of his time with them, calling most of them by name. His concern for the Shrine Hospital in Portland was very keen. The funeral under the arrangements of Smith Callaway, will be held at the Moro Community Presbyterian Church today (Thursday) at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Dick D. Morgan will officate. Graveside ceremonies will be conducted by Eureka Lodge No. 21, A.F.&A.M. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital, care of the First National Bank in Moro. [copied as it appeared]
- Mrs. H.A. Van Gilder accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Van Gilder to Portland on March 26 where she remained to visit with her cousin, Miss Cora Laidlaw, and her niece, Mrs. Bushsell. The Arthur Van Gilders went on to Salem to attend the funeral of Mrs. Van Gilder’s cousin, Verl Fields. Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Fields of Rufus and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Fields also went to the Fields funeral in Salem.
April 15, 1971
- Mike Daley Dies At Home In South Bend. Mike Daley, 80, died suddenly at his home in South Bend, Wash., Monday night. His wife preceded him in death a few years ago. Daley had lived in Sherman County many years before moving to South Bend. He was employed in the Wasco Lounge and had many friends in this area. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The family requests contributions in his memory be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Wasco.
- Officers Find Body Of Drowning Victim. Sherman County Sheriff Gerald Lohrey reports the recovery of the body of Robert Vernon Winners from the Columbia river Friday at 11:15 a.m.? He had drowned March 6 while attempting to get some tools from a salvage ship that was tied to a sunken barge approximately 100 yards from shore. Winners was using a wooden skiff to get out to the barge when it overturned due to the high wind and rough water. Winners lived at 11218 N.W. 6th, Vancouver, Wash. [copied as it appeared]
- Letter to the Editor. March 31, 1971. To the Editor, Sherman County Journal, Moro, Oregon. I would like to express the thanks and appreciation to the Sherman County old timers who wrote to our father, Guy Hoskinson, after Mrs. Sather wrote that he was so weak. Dad died on Febraury 28th in a hospital in Canoga Park, California and was burried in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Huntington Beach, California, next to the grave of our mother Mae (Lynch) Hoskinson, who died in 1963. Dad continued, active and independent, living in his mobile home near Art in Riverside until his health began to deteriorate last summer. He had consented to live in our home until he regained his strength at least for the winter — but hospitalization was necessary after two falls and continued weight loss. Between confinements in hospitals he was in a convalescent home nearby where he could have constant attendance and could be visited regularly and often by several of us. In the last few weeks of his life Dad was able to visit with all of his children, as well as with his long time friend and neighbor, Laura Sather, who also attended his funeral. Guy Hoskinson is survived by five sons: Daniel of Fullerton, Calif.; Hugh of Eugene, Oregon; Eugene of Tustin, Calif.; Edward of Van Nuys, Calif.; Aurthur of Riverside, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Walter T. (Mary) Bergstrom of Saugus, Calif.; Mrs. Derwin P. (Florence) Breeden of Eugene, Oregon; Mrs. Richard G. (Eleanor) Troy of Canoga Park, Calif.; and 32 grandchildren. Another son, David, died in 1940 and was buried in the Moro Cemetery near Guy’s parents, Eugene A. and Emma (Hampton) Hoskinson, who homesteaded the Hoskinson family farm near Kent about 1900. –Mary Bergstrom.
April 22, 1971
- Elva Bryant, 88, Dies At Eugene Residence. Elva Adelle Bryant of Shedd passed away April 14, 1971 in Eugene at the age of 88. She was born October 19, 1882 in Plainview, Oregon and had resided in that area for the past 20 years. She is survived by three daughters Ruth Bryant of Salem; Helen Bryant of Eugene and Mrs. Lois Newman also of Eugene; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Plainview Mennonite Church, April 16, with interment in the Sand Ridge Cemetery, Plainview.
April 29, 1971
May 6, 1971
- Rites For J. T. Brown Held At Grass Valley. Funeral for James Thomas Brown, 62, who died Friday in a The Dalles hospital were at the Baptist Church in Grass Valley which was his home at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial was at the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Grass Valley. Mr. Brown was born May 4, 1908, in Tillamook County. A World War II veteran, he was a member of George Bell Post 49 of the American Legion and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving are his son, Clifford, and a brother, Max both af Grass Valley, and nieces and nephews. Casket bearers will be Rodney and Ronald Rolfe, Harold and Jim Brown, Wayne Webb and Jack Benson. Arragements are in the care of Spencer and Libby Funeral Home. [copied as it appeared]
May 13, 1971
May 20, 1971
- Lloyd Fuller Services Held At White Salmon. W.C. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Miller, and Mr. and Mrs. John E. DeMoss attended funeral services for Lloyd H. Fuller of White Salmon, Wn. Monday May 17th at Gardners’ Chapel. Lloyd was a former resident of Sherman County having attended school at the old Boardman School. Lloyd leaves his wife Mabel, a son, Russ of Seattle, and a daughter, Betty of Stevenson, 8 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.
- Moro Personals. Vada DeMoss spent part of last week in Heppner visiting at the C.N. Jones’ and Harold Stevens’. While there she attended funeral services for Charlie Jones, a 90 year old former neighbor.
May 27, 1971
- Milford Evans Rites Held At Lincoln City. Milford Evans, one time resident of Sherman County, passed away last week. His burial was in Lincoln City. Mr. Evans was born near DeMoss Springs in April 1907 and started to school at DeMoss Springs. He was employed in a garage in Moro working for Ernest Woods. He is survived by his wife and step-children, 3 brothers Hershel of Union Gap, Worth and Douglas of The Dalles.
- Services Held For Kenneth Dimmick. Joseph Kenneth Dimmick [was] born August 27, 1904 to pioneer parents, Joseph and Lucy Dimmick at Mt. Hood, and he died May 22, 1971 at the Hood River Hospital. He was baptized by Bishop Charles O’Reilly in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hood River. He was the oldest of five children, and is survived by his wife, Irene, a brother James Clifford Dimmike of Mt Hood three sister, Isabelle Spurgen of Portland, Fern Mallay and Lois Margan of Hood River. At the time of his death, Mr. Dimmick was a resident of Wasco. On Tuesday May 25th at 7:30 p.m. Rosary was led by Rev. Fr. Francis McCormack atthe Anderson Funeral Chaple, and the 9:30 a.m. Mass was celebrated by Fr. McCormick on Wednesday May 26th at St. Mary’s Church. Interment was at the Parkdale Pioneer Cemetery. Pall Bearers were: Lloyd Gosson Dave Miller, Scott Parker, Paul Aubert “Purd” Purnell and Ted Corley. He was a member of Hood River Elks Lodge for many years. [copied as it appeared]
- The sympathy of the entire community goes to Mrs. Dimmick and relatives in the sudden passing of her husband, Kenneth, while they were visiting in Hood River.
- Card Of Thanks. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our friends for their cards, flowers and food and other expressions of sympathy shown us at the loss of our sister and aunt, Annie Andrade. — Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Shull and family.
June 3, 1971
June 10, 1971
- Hans Johnson Services Held At Grass Valley. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Grass Valley Baptist Church for Hans Johnson, 66, who died Sunday at his home. He had been a resident of Grass Valley for 15 years and was a retired mechanic, who formerly lived at Tygh Valley and was employed at the saw mill. Mr. Johnson was born Feb. 4, 1905 at DeWalls Bluff, Ark. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy M. Johnson of Grass Valley; a daughter, Mrs. Bob (Brenda) Cunningham of Cowiche, Wash., three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Bolden of Salem, Mrs. Harold (Mary) Statts of Portland and Mrs. Chester (Nellie) Burlson of Vale; a brother Wilmer Johnson of Altuna, Wash.; and two grandsons. Arthur Brown officiated at the service with interment following at the Grass Valley IOOF Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jack Adams, Marcus Eslinger, Art Schilling, Harry Howell, Kenneth Hattrup and Edgar Alley. Smith Callaway Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
- Services For Mrs. Wilson. Ann Thomas Kelly Wilson, wife of Isaac Errett Wilson, 317 N. 137th Seattle. Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Wilson formerly lived at Wawawai, Washington and operated the large fruit ranch which was bought by the government for the dam which is being built. The orchard was destroyed by the government. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson moved to Walla Walla after leaving Wawawai. Mrs. Anna Wilson has been ill the last 18 years and has been in a nursing home most of the last 10 years. Mrs. Anne Wilson died May 31, 1971 at The Dalles where she has been confined to a nursing home in The Dalles operated by Mrs. Durward Helyer. The funeral was at 10:00 o’clock June 3, 1971 at the Spencer and Libby Funeral home in The Dalles. She was buried in the IOOF Cemetery Kent, after the Service. Besides her husband I.E. Wilson, she has two daughters Miss Naomi Wilson, 317 N. 137th Seattle and Mrs. Billie Stevenson, Beaverton.
- Hans Johnson Victim Of Residence Blaze. A heart attack was blamed for the death of Hans Johnson Sunday morning at Grass Valley. Neighbors found him sitting in a smoldering stuffed chair at his home about 9:20 a.m. after they entered when they saw smoke coming from the house. Johnson had suffered a heart ailment. A cigarette in his hand was blamed for the fire. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Smith Callaway Chapel. Surviving is his widow, Dorothy. She was away from their home at the time of the fire.
- Moro Personals. Inez Thompson attended the Walter Melzer funeral in Tigard on Tuesday and spent the rest of the week with her sister Mrs. Lucille Fisher. She returned home on Friday.
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Melzer and Mac Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Melzer, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Melzer, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Melzer, Mr. and Mrs. Don Thompson and Ron, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Belshe, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Rolfe attended funeral services on Tuesday for Walter Melzer at Tigard.
June 17, 1971
June 24, 1971
July 1, 1971
- Moro Personals. Worth Evans passed away Monday evening at Valle Vista Nursing Home in The Dalles.
July 8, 1971
- Joe Morelli, Famous Hotel Man, Passes After Lingering Illness. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Madras Evergreen Chapel for Joseph Morelli, 53, who with his wife, Sue, had operated the Shaniko Hotel since 1955. Mr. Morelli died last Wednesday in a Bend hospital after a long illness. He was born Oct. 25, 1917, in Portland. An injury received in 1951 when a horse reared and fell backwards led to partial paralysis which made it necessary for him to spend the last 15 years in a wheelchair. Mr. Morelli came to Shaniko 30 years ago after previously running a riding academy in Portland and also working as a ship guide. He married Sue Anne Grazin June 28, 1948, at Reno and that year they bought the hotel, a landmark widely known throughout the region as the center of activity in what once was a thriving commercial center. Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Mary Wolverton and Bonny Johnson of Madras; four brothers, Pat Morelli of Portland, Tom Morelli of Maupin, Dominic Morelli of Beaver Creek, Ore., and Mike Morelli of Portland; a sister Maryann Calcagno of Portland; and two grandchildren. The family has suggested that remembrances be in the form of contributions to the inhalation therapy department of Mountain View Hospital at Madras. The interment was held at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park at Madras.
- Moro Personals. Word has been received by Mrs. Ted Thompson of the death of Jim Lamb of Westminister, California, formerly of Moro on June 23rd. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Westminister.
- Moro Personals. Word was received Friday morning by Mrs. Helen Gillmor of the death of her son-in-law William Harms in Portland.
July 15, 1971
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Busse attended the funeral of Robert Zevely in Prineville on Monday.
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fraser attended the funeral of Mrs. Fraser’s father, Floyd Bowerman at Halfway on Saturday. Mrs. Fraser stayed with her mother a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Baker and daughter attended the funeral of Mr. Bowerman and stayed in Moro a couple of days.
July 22, 1971
- Friends in Rufus will be sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. James A. (Linda) Allen who lived in Bob Davis Trailer Court a few years ago. Mrs. Allen died in Scappoose, Ore. on July 14 and was buried Monday by Rev. Melvin Erickson who was a former pastor of the Rufus Conservative Baptist Church. She leaves three small children, a girl and two boys and her husband. Mrs. Allen was active in both the Baptist and Rufus Church of the Nazarene while they lived in Rufus and was an asset to the activities they had. She had a good voice for singing, and Rufus does need musical talent. The family lived in Rufus several years.
July 29, 1971
- Private Services Held For Harold C. Ginn, 74. Private funeral rites for Harold C. Ginn, 74, retired Sherman County rancher near Moro for most of his life, will be at the American Legion Cemetery at Moro with Mr. Peter Duignan officiating. Smith Callaway Chapel in charge of arrangements. Ginn died Sunday at a local hospital. He was born Aug. 7, 1896 at Moro, and had lived in The Dalles for the past eight years. Ginn was a 41-year-life member of the Elks lodge here. Surviving are his daughter, Margaret Wallace of Wasco; three sisters, Marjorie Dalby of Dalles, Tex., Mrs. Faith Needham of Carlsbad, Calif., and Mildred Ginn, in India; a brother, Richard of Oceanside, Calif., and two grandchildren.
- Services At Vancouver For Marie Zachary. Marie Alice Zachary, 56, formerly of Moro, died June 18 in Vancouver. The family has lived in Vancouver for the last six years. Zachary was born in The Dalles Feb. 27, 1915, and was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth K. Zachary; three daughters, Mrs. Sandra K. Hurn and Mrs. Patricia Ann Bourdeau, both of Vancouver, and Mrs. Sylvia Marie Alderman of Salem; a son Michael K. Zachary of Vancouver; Mrs. Zachary’s mother, Mrs. Olive Metteer of Milwaukie; four brothers, Wilfred (Bill) and Eldon Metteer, both of The Dalles, Robert Metteer of Milwaukie and Dale Metteer of West Linn; a sister, Mrs. Doris Shipley of Moro; and eight grandchildren. The Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Smith Callaway Chapel. Requiem Mass was at 10 a.m. Monday, June 21st at St. Peter’s Church Msgr. M.J. McMahon celebrant. Interment was at St. Peter’s Cemetery. The family suggests that remembrances be in the form of contributions to the Sherman County Scholarship Fund in care of the First National Bank at Moro.
- Young Man Killed In Gorge Accident. A fall of about 200 feet in Eagle Creek gorge Sunday afternoon took the life of Thomas David Matheny, 21, Portland a 1968 graduate of Wahtonka High School. The mishap occurred as Matheny who was hiking with his wife, Gloria and brother, Ron, stepped off the Eagle Creek Trail intending to go down to the creek. Hood River County Sheriff R. L. Gillmouthe said Matheny, who had hiked in the area previously, apparently misjudged his location, thinking he was at a point where access to the creek could be gained. The first 130 feet from the top is a steep slope that could be negotiated only by mountain climbers with ropes and the last 70 to 80 feet is an overhand drop the sheriff said. The accident occurred about a mile from the Eagle Creek campground where the group had started its hike. Crag Rats, Alpinees and the sheriff and two deputies went to the scene. Three members of the rescue group were lowered into the gorge on cables. The evacuation was complete about 6 p.m., more than four hours after the sheriff’s office received its first call for assistance. The body was taken to Spencer and Libby Funeral Home in The Dalles, where arrangements are pending. The victim was an outstanding student at WHS, ranking seventh in his graduating class and selected as boy of the year. He also was prominent in athletics, especially basketball, was student body Lion and played in the school band. He was attending Portland State University, majoring in law. He also attended the Coast Guard Academy one year. Matheny was born Jan. 16, 1950, at Eugene, and was married last fall to Gloria Lacey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Lacey of The Dalles. Other survivors include two additional brothers Jim of Seattle and Dan of Corvallis; his mother Lucille Matheny of Salem; father Donald Matheny of St. Helens; and grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy Nichols of Hubbard, Ore.
August 5, 1971
- Services On Thursday For Clara Taylor, 90. Final rites for Clara Mae Taylor, 90, who died here July 30, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Baptist Church in Grass Valley, her home for many years. The Rev. Arthur Brown will officiate. Burial will follow at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Grass Valley. Surviving is a niece, Mrs. Miriam L. French of Portland. Smith Callaway Chapel has charge of arrangements.
- Mary Kaseberg Rites Set Friday Afternoon, Burial In The Dalles. Funeral for Mary Evelyn Kaseberg, 92, who died at her home in The Dalles Monday, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Smith Callaway Chapel with Rev. Jack Powers officiating. Burial will be at the family plot at the Odd Fellows Cemetery. In The Dalles since 1948, she was a longtime resident of Sherman County. Born Aug. 26, 1878, in Logan County, Ill., she went there [Sherman County] with her parents in 1883 and was married to Edward E. Kaseberg Feb. 16, 1902. He was a rancher. They retired and moved to Portland in 1919 and then to The Dalles where he died in 1964. She was a charter member of Annie Fulton Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Wasco and the United Methodist Church here. Surviving are a son, Lawrence of Wasco; three grandchildren, Mrs. Richard (Patricia) Skiles of Wasco, Mrs. Colleen Leake of Monmouth and Larry Kaseberg of Wasco, and eight great grandchildren.
- Clara Taylor, 90, Dies In The Dalles Hospital. Clara Taylor, 90, a former longtime resident of Grass Valley died at a local hospital Friday. She was born Sept. 15, 1880. Arrangements are in the care of Smith Callaway Chapel. She was the widow of John S. Taylor who died in September of 1961. Surviving is a niece, Mrs. Miriam L. Franch of Portland. [copied as it appeared]
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Elton Eakin went to Elgin Wednesday to attend the funeral services held for Steve Hicks, who was killed in a car accident. He was the brother of Larry Hicks, who worked for the Eakins several summers.
- Accident Claims Steven Hicks. Stephen D. Hicks, 24, of Pendleton and son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hicks of Kinzua, was killed early Sunday when his pickup truck failed to make a turn, three miles south west of Joseph according to the Pendleton East Oregonian. A passenger, Sandra Plumblee, Pendleton, walked to a nearby ranch for help. She suffered lacerations to her thigh and was taken to Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise. Sheriff’s Deputy Guy Davis of Wallowa said the truck skidded into a 90-degree turn and went off the road into a barley field. Hicks was thrown from the vehicle. Hicks on Saturday had competed in the bull riding at the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo. Survivors besides his parents include two brothers and a sister.
- Tuesday morning in The Dalles a wonderful neighbor and friend will be buried whose name is Charles Blake. Charles has had poor health the last few years, but still kept a cheerful outlook on life, as does his wife Hattie Blake who survives him. At one time the Blake’s operated the Fleck Orchard Cafe and later the Union 76 Station and Grocery owned by John Mathieson. When they left Rufus it was to retirement in the Dalles where they bought a home. The Blake’s still kept their membership in Rufus Grange even after going to The Dalles and when they were able attended the Grange dinners and meetings.
August 12, 1971
- Jack Shleley Services Held In Portland. Dale (Jack) Shelley, 70, a resident of Grass Valley, died Sunday at a nursing home in The Dalles. Mr. Shelley was born Jan. 7, 1901 in Onalaska. Surviors include a son Robert O. Shelley, Brightwood, Ore., his father Ralph D. Shelley, Oakland, Calif.; two sisters, Vivian Rouse, Oakland and Risemary Linderman, San Gabriel, Colif.; and two granddaughters Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Mt. Scott Funeral Home, Foster Road and S.E. 59th, Portland Burial follawin Rose City Cemetery. [copied as it appeared]
- Mrs. Zetta Rich Carter and Mrs. Opal Rich Smith of Petaluma, California came for the funeral of Mrs. E.E. Kaseberg in The Dalles and then to attend the Van Gilder-Meter wedding.
August 19, 1971
- Rites Here Monday For Mollie McLachlan Lived Here 74 Years. [photo] Funeral for Mollie M. McLachlan, 82, who died Thursday at her home in Moro after 74 years of residence in Sherman County, was at 11 a.m., Monday at the Presbyterian Church in Moro. Smith Callaway Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Burial was at the American Legion Cemetery at Moro. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Chamness of Madras, Mrs. Lucille Harrington of Eugene; a son Wendell of Boise, Idaho. Other surviving relatives include two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Lee of Eugene and Mrs. May Nordin of Portland, 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was a past noble grand of Lupine Rebekah Lodge No. 116 of Moro and a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary, a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Sherman County Pioneers Association. Officiating at the rites were the Rev. Leo Tautfest and the Rev. Dick Morgan. Pallbearers were Blaine Miller, Ralph Busse, Kenneth McKean, Paul Fraser, John DeMoss and Max Belshe. Honary pallbearers were Lester Conlee, John DeMoss, Sr., Jack McDermid, Keith McDonald, Tommy Jones and Paul Cyphers.
- Mary Garrett Rites Thursday Afternoon In Grass Valley Church. Funeral for Mary Maude Garrett 78, of Grass Valley who died Monday at a local nursing home will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Baptist Church in Grass Valley with the pastor Rev. Arthur Brown presiding. Burial will follow there at the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Smith Callaway Chapel. Mrs. Garrett was born Oct. 16, 1891 in Little Falls, Minn., and came with her parents to Seattle, where she attended grade and high school. She moved with her parents to Harney County when they homesteaded there in 1910. Two years later she was married to Glenn Garrett and they spent a number of years in Idaho, Washington and California. They moved Grass Valley in 1932. In 1946 she was appointed postmaster at Shaniko and retired in 1960. She lived in Grass Valley for 25 years and Shaniko for 14. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Don (Glendora) Smith of Grass Valley, Mrs. H.H. (Blanche) Riggs of Wasco, and Mrs. Roy (Daisy) Van Fossen of Cambridge, Ida.; two sons Robert of Madras and William of Portland; a brother Kenneth Crozier of John Day; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Don Smith, Hershel Riggs, Roy Van Fossen, Scott Garrett, Ed Fritts, and Gary ____.
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hockman and Teresa of Baker spent Sunday night with Mrs. Cecil Hockman. Keith attended the funeral of Mrs. Mollie McLachlan on Monday.
August 26, 1971
- Warner Services Held At Bend Chapel. Mrs. Harry Pinkerton and Mrs. Alfred Hock attended memorial service on Saturday in Bend for Margaret Newton Warner, held at Niewonger-Reynolds Chapel. Mrs. Warner was a daughter of Elmer C. Newton, formerly of Moro and Bend, and now living in Santa Ana, Calif. She had been living at Lac La Hache, British Columbia, Canada. She is survived by two sons, Ronald, 9, and Wade, 5; her father, E.C. Newton; a sister; and foster parents Mr. and Mrs. Creighton of Bend.
- Mrs. Darwin Van Gilder of Moro took Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Sargent to Monmouth on August 17 to attend the funeral of Mrs. Grace Porter Lowry. Mrs. Lowry went to school in Wasco, graduated from Willamette University and O.C.E. (or Monmouth Normal, as it was then called). As Miss Porter she taught school at Monkland and Locust Grove Grade Schools before going back to the Valley where she met and married Sam Lowry and lived in Rickreall. Her husband and a son, Albert, preceded her in death. Surviors include a daughter, Catherine Peterson and two grand children. Following the death of her husband Mrs. Lowry had made her home at Capital Manor in Salem.
September 2, 1971
- Rufus was saddened to have a member Charles Vern Smith passed away last Friday. Mr. Smith has had a heart condition, and hasn’t been to well the last couple of years. He was master at one time of Rufus Grange and was the present gatekeeper. His wife Lola is one of the Graces. The Smith’s have made their home in Wasco since retirement at which time they brought a home. Buriel services will be a 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wasco Sunrise Cemetery. [copied as it appeared]
- The sympathy of their many friends is extended to the family of Vern Smith at this time of their bereament at his sudden passing.
- Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Morehouse received word last week that Glenn Blair of Milwaukie passed away August 23. The Blairs lived in Summers’ trailer court when Mr. Blair worked with the Umpqua Company in 1964 taking sand from Miller’s Island to construct the river-level freeway. Mr. Blair visited with the Morehouses each year during the season.
September 9, 1971
- Graveside Rites Held For Clifford Van Metre. Graveside rites for Clifford Van Metre, 77, a resident for the past 20 years of Carson, Wash., were held at the family plot in Grass Valley on Wednesday. Services were provided under the direction of Gardner’s Funeral Home of White Salmon. Mr. Van Metre was born Feb 5, 1893 at Tygh Valley and lived in Grass Valley from 1911 to 1928, when he moved to Sunnyside, Wash. He left there in 1942 and settled at Carson, Wash., where he was employed at St. Martin Hot Springs until he retired three years ago. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Edna Melley of Carson, Opal Wright of Vancouver, Wash.; two brothers Marion of The Dalles and John of Sunnyside.
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Russel Belshee spent last week at Cannon Beach Bible Conference. They attended funeral services for Mr. Belshee’s uncle Joe Bowersox in Salem on Friday.
September 16, 1971
- Grass Valley. Edna Melly of Carson, Wash. was a caller at the home of Mrs. A. F. Balzer Wednesday before attending the funeral of her brother, Clifford Van Metre. Her brother John came up and picked her up to attend the funeral.
- Rites Friday Morning For Irene Fritz, Wasco. Irene Jeanette Fritz, 53, a resident of Wasco the last eight years died Tuesday at a local hospital. Mrs. Fritz, who had lived in Oregon for 15 years, was born in South Dakota March 27, 1918. Surviving are her husband, Perry D. Fritz, and a daughter, Roxanne I. Fritz, of Wasco; a brother, Anthony Kooiman, and sister Geneva Kooiman, both of Bellflower, Calif. Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Sunrise Cemetery, Wasco, with the Rev. Ray Webber officiating. Smith Callaway Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
September 23, 1971
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Elton Eakin attended funeral services in John Day last Friday for Mrs. J.A. Harrison. She was a long time friend of the Eakins and an aunt to Mary Lou Caverhill.
- Grass Valley. A. A. Dunlap received word that her sister -in-law, Mrs. Nell Swink of Warren, Penn., passed away September 1, 1971.
September 30, 1971
- Grass Valley. Earl Olds went to Ellensburg Wednesday where she attended the funeral of her cousin, Mrs. Ninus Powers, who passed away Sept 19. She was the daughter of Emanuel Eslinger.
October 7, 1971
October 14, 1971
October 21, 1971
- Services Held For Portland Electrician. Basil Justin Bains of Portland, Ore. was born November 15, 1904, at Colfax, Wash., and passed away October 14. He resided in Colfax until he was about 35 years of age. He married Thyra Fields of Wasco, May 3, 1936. They resided in Colfax, later moving to Wenatchee and to Portland in 1948. He became a member of the Christian church in 1946. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, one sister, Mrs. Virgil Ochs and niece, Charlotte Ochs of Colfax. Mr. Bains spent his entire life in the electrical and electronics field. He served as president of Local 49 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, A.F. of L. in Portland.
- Everyone is sorry of hear of the death of Basil Bains of Portland. He was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Trace Fields.
October 28, 1971
- Rites Held Tuesday For Thomas Barnett. Funeral services for George Thomas Barnett, a long time resident of Grass Valley, were at Spencer Libby Funeral Home in The Dalles at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Barnett was born April 22, 1883 in Jackson County, Missouri. He came to Grass Valley in 1903, where he farmed with his father. He was married in 1909 to Anna Mabel Thomson, and spent the rest of his life farming in Sherman County. Survivors include his wife, Mabel, of Grass Valley; two daughters, Mrs. Edgar Alley and Mrs. Bill Johnson, both of Grass Valley; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Father Harry Beegan officiated at Tuesday’s services. Burial followed at the IOOF Cemetery in Grass Valley. Casketbearers were Harry Stark, Ivan Blagg, Marcus Eslinger, Kenny Crews, Bill Rolfe and Sam Alberty. Friends who so desire may contribute to the Oregon Heart Fund in Mr. Barnett’s memory.
- Mr. and Mrs. Burl Coats received word of the death of Burl’s aunt and went to Idaho for the funeral.
November 4, 1971
- Alex Brander, Grass Valley Grain Growers Manager, Succumbs. Funeral services were held last Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Finley’s Funeral Chapel, S.W. Fourth and Montgomery in Portland for Alex Brander [who] was manager of the Grass Valley Grain Growers for the last 15 years and before that was an employee of the former Kerr Gifford Grain Co. for 23 years. He was a member of Sherman Lodge No. 143, A.F.&A.M., the American Legion and Al Kader Shrine of The Dalles. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; two sons, Alex Jr. and Robert, both of Portland; two daughters, Jessie Ann of Portland and Susan of Grass Valley. Pallbearers were William A. Simpson, Leonard Simpson, Robert G. Simpson, John M. Donaldson, Forbes Donaldson and Bill Smith.
- Harlan Schwab Dies In Crash Last Tuesday. An early morning crash last Tuesday resulted in the death of Harland Lee Schwab, 31, 875 S. Seventh Street, Prineville. Schwab who was alone in his 1970 El Camino, was apparently killed instantly when the car crashed into the rear of a parked log truck 116 feet east of HarwoodStreet on West Third. The collision occurred at 12:50 a.m. The rear part of the truck enetrated the auto striking Schwab. The were no skid marks and no witnesses to the accident. Schwab was the son of Les Schwab and was a vice-president of the Les Schwab Tire Centers. [copied as it appeared]
- Harlan Schwab Rites Held At Prineville. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 10 a.m. in the Prineville Community church for Harlan L. Schwab, 31, who died in an automobile accident. Schwab was born June 23, 1940, in Bend. He graduated from Crook County High School in 1958. On Sept. 6, 1959, he married Jean F. Stanton in Prineville. For five years he was employed by Aerojet General Corp., Sacramento. He spent two years with the Les Schwab Tire Center in Klamath Falls and had been associated with the retreading plant in Prineville for the past five years. Schwab was a member of the board of directors and served as vice president in charge of research and development for the Les Schwab Tire Centers. He was active in developing new equipment and methods for recapping. He had obtained rights and patents for recapping methods. Schwab had also developed an after cooler for use with air compressors. He worked in conjuction with Pittsburg Plate Glass, Inc., for producing rubber without carbon black. He was responsible for the installation and establishment of the local retread plant which is considered to be one of the most modern on the West Coast. In conjunction with the retread plant, Schwab was instrumental in developing formulations and producing rubber requirements. Schwab is survived by his widow, Jean; son Alan Lee, and daughter, Diana Jean. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie B. Schwab, and sister, Margaret Joyce, Prineville, also survive. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Willard Fenderson with interment following at Juniper Haven Cemetery. Memorials in Schwab’s name may be made to the Opportunity School of Central Oregon in Redmond.
- Services In The Dalles For Long-Time Wasco Area Wheat Farmer. Lawrence E. Winnett, 72, a retired farmer from the Wasco area who moved to The Dalles in 1965 died last Monday at a hospital in The Dalles. He was born July 6, 1899 in Dayton, Wash. Services were held at Spencer and Libby funeral home last Thursday at 2 p.m., with Pastor Ronald Coleman officiating. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tom Jacobsen, John Q. Robinson, L.E. (Pat) Kaseberg, Malcolm McDermid, Don McDermid and Tom Macnab. He was a member of First Christian Church in The Dalles and the Oregon Wheat Growers League. Surviving are his widow, Vena; two daughters, Eileen Brown of Portland and Lola Powell of Astoria; two brothers, Earl and Clarence both of Dayton; a sister, Hattie Spencer of The Dalles, and eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
November 11, 1971
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December 2, 1971
- Your correspondent noted from the Condon Globe Times the passing of Herman (Dutch) Happold at Pendleton nursing home on Monday, Nov. 15. Dutch was born in Sherman County Feb 18, 1900 and attended the Biglow School during his elementary grades. He was the youngest son of the Adolph Happold family of nine children, six boys and three girls. We think the only survivors are one brother, John of Heppner, and two sisters, Louise and Pauline, the youngest member of the family live in Portland. Dutch was laid to rest Nov. 18 in the family plot at Emigrant Springs cemetery which is east of Wasco. Several of the neighbors donated their time to dig or open up the grave to receive a former neighbor and Sherman Countian.
December 9, 1971
- Moro Personals. Word was received by Mrs. Lillian Flatt of the death of her sister, Mrs. Bernice Howard of Gardiner, N.D. on November 21.
December 16, 1971
- Henry Dawson Dies At The Dalles Hospital. Henry Lee Dawson, 70, of Rufus a retired steamfitter, died Sunday at a hospital in The Dalles. Surviving are his wife, Alpharetta; two daughters, Mrs. Leo (Roxie) Weber of Federal Way, Wash., and Mrs. Ivan (Nancy) Fisher of Selah, Wash.; a brother, Lawrence Dawson of Albuquerque, N.M.; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Sage of Oil Dale, Cal., Mrs. Peter (Ella) Larsen of Dixon, Wyo., and Mrs. Elmer (Virginia) Crist of Colorado Springs, Colo., and six grandchildren.
December 23, 1971
December 30, 1971
- Services In Portland For Blaine Damon. Blaine Damon, born in Moro Feb. 12, 1888 to Mr. and Mrs. Milt Damon, passed away Dec. 15, 1971 in Portland. He is survivied by his wife Jennie Damon, 2 daughters, Marjorie and Muriel, several grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Private burial was held at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sparling Mr. and Mrs. Norman Gochnauer and Jim Thenelle attended the funeral Friday, Dec. 17. [copied as it appeared]
January 6, 1972
- Word has been received of a Bonneville Power worker having passed away the first of the week. Marion Connors, husband of Goldie Connors passed away at his home in Richland Washington. Marion and Goldie lived in Rufus a year or more.
January 13, 1972
- Miller Dies Suddenly. Blaine Miller, 59, died suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday afternoon at his farm home southeast of Moro. Funeral arrangements are pending today (Wednesday.) The family requests memorials be given to the American Diabetes Association.
- Services Held Jan. 4 For Thompson. S. Thompson passed away December 30 at his home in Prineville. Services were at Daniel Funeral Home in LaGrande at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4. Converting service was held at Island City Cemetery. He was born May 14, 1885 in Raleigh County, West Virginia. Survivors include a son, E. P. (Slim) Thompson of Moro, a daughter, Mrs. Florence Hamman of Prineville; a daughter, Mrs. Flora White of Albambra, Calif.; a son, Robert Joe Thompson, Renton, Wn.; nine grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.
January 20, 1972
- Services For Blaine Miller. Blaine Cecil Miller, 59, of Moro died suddenly last Tuesday afternoon of a heart attack. He was a sports fan all his life and was an outstanding athlete when he was a young man in high school and at Oregon State College. Mr. Miller was a rancher near Moro all his life. He was born November 28, 1912 at Moro. He was a member of Oregon State Grange, the Harlandview Grange here and Oregon State Dad’s Club. Survivors include his widow, Ann; three sons, Louis of Pleasanton, Calif., George of Olex and Duane of Corvallis; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mavis) Olsen and Miss Darla Miller, both of Moro, and Mrs. Don (Denise) Holman of Portland; his mother, Mrs. Hattie Miller and brother, Vernon, both of Moro, and two sisters, Mrs. William McKinney and Mrs. Willard Bear, both of Salem. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock from the Moro Community Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dick D. Morgan officiating. Interment was in the Moro Cemetery. Vocal duets were by Mrs. Ronald Powell and Mrs. J.K. McKean with Mrs. Max Barzee accompanying at the piano. Pallbearers were John E. DeMoss, Paul Fraser, Charles Burnet, Orlow Martin and Rudy Olsen. Honorary pallbearers were Keith McDonald, Slim Thompson, Bob Belshe, Loyd Henrichs, Millard Eakin, and J. K. McKean. The family requests memorials be given to the American Dibetes Association.
- Here For Funeral. Many relatives from California, Tacoma and different parts of Oregon including the six children of Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Miller were here to attend the funeral of Blaine Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Miller and boys of Pleasanton, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. George Miller of Olex, Mr. and Mrs. Don Holzman, Portland; Duane Miller, Oregon State University and Darla of Moro.
- Grass Valley. James Earl received word last week that her brother, Bill Morgan, passed away at the home of his __in Pasadena, California on Wed. He was a former resident of Sherman County having lived here five years.
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Bill McKinney and Mr. and Mrs. William Bear of Salem and daughter of Eugene were here for the Blaine Miller
January 27, 1972
February 3, 1972
February 10, 1972
- Emma Fox passed away in a Portland hospital Friday, Feb. 4. She is survived by her husband, James Fox; one brother, James Lampert, Troutdale. Emma lived in Sherman County over 40 years and was engaged in cattle raising along the John Day river at Early. Having sold their pasture to James brother, George in 1963, they retired at Corbett, the birthplace of Emma.
February 17, 1972
February 24, 1972
- Johnson Dies In The Dalles Hospital. Edna L. Johnson, 58, of Wasco died Monday at a hospital in The Dalles following a brief illness. Survivors include her husband, Russell; three sons, Mervin Gene Carman of Portland, David Douglas Carman and Melvin Dean Carman of Wasco. Funeral arrangements are incomplete this (Wednesday) morning.
March 2, 1972
- Services In Portland For Mrs. Simpson. Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Watkins Simpson, 74, who lived at 4400 N.E. Broadway, Portland, were held Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Ross Hollywood Chapel in Portland. Mrs. Simpson died Tuesday, Feb. 22 at Providence Hospital where she had been an active nurse for many years until her retirement nine months ago. She was born September 9, 1897 near Wasco, then later moved to Portland where she lived 51 years. She was a 50 year member of St. Vincent’s Hospital Alumni Association, member of West Minster Presbyterian Church and Camelia Chapter No. 27 Order of The Eastern Star. Survivors include her brother, Everett H. Watkins, a sister, Metta Watkins Kaseberg, both of The Dalles; two half brothers, Harold Watkins, Montesano, Wash., and Garl Watkins, Seattle; a half sister, Wanda Watkins Wigginston, Vancouver, Wash., and many nephews and nieces.
March 9, 1972
- Moro Personals. Naomi Van Gilder got word Sunday morning of the sudden death of her niece, Mrs. Forrest Cooper of Salem. She left on Sunday morning to attend private burial services on Monday and returned home Monday evening.
March 16, 1972
- The friends and patrons of Lawrence Haggerty were saddened to hear of his death last week. Mr. Haggerty operated the Riverview Cafe and Lounge. A private funeral was held Monday, March 13.
March 23, 1972
- Joe Hammond Dies Sunday at Tygh Valley. Joseph Paul Hammond, 50, Grass Valley, an employee of the Sherman County road department, died Sunday afternoon when stricken by a sudden illness at Tygh Valley. Mr. Hammond was born May 16, 1921, at Somerville, Mass. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the George Bell Post of the American Legion at Grass Valley. Surviving are his widow, Margaret, two daughters, Rita and Margaret Marie Hammond of Grass Valley; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Curtin of Burlington, Mass; and four brothers, Wendell of Haverhill, Mass., Leo of Burlington, Robert of Arlington, Mass., and Thomas C. Hammond of Andorra, Spain. Funeral services Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Spencer & Libby Funeral home the Rev. Fr. Keating of Wasco officiating. Interment will follow at the Grass Valley Odd Fellows Cemetery. Friends who so desire are invited to contribute to the Sherman County Scholarship Association in Mr. Hammonds memory.
March 30, 1972
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Busse received word last week of the death of Mrs. Melford Evans, Cutler City, recently of Newberg. She was a sister-in-law of Doug Evans, The Dalles. Mr. and Mrs. Melford Evans were one-time residents here.
April 6, 1972
- Mr. and Mrs. George Fox have received word from Lieutenant Colonel Burl V. White of Oswego, Oregon that his brother Hugh Jack White passed away in Portland March 21, 1972 at the age of 68 years old. Jack, as he was known to most Rufus residents, lived in the Fox Trailer Ct. for a number of years. Jack also first came to Rufus to be a partner with White Miller when the Bar Lounge was built onto the John Day Cafe next to the Rufus Post Office, during the middle 50s. Later Jack sold his interest in the Bar and lived in a trailer till the bout of cancer took him to Portland to the University of Oregon Medical School. After surgery Jack lived in Portland till the time of death. He was born January 8, 1904 and buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Bend, Oregon, March 23, 1972.
April 13, 1972
- Mrs. W. R. Reid received word last Friday that “Butch” Long, son of Floyd Long of Somsbar, California was killed in a car wreck early Easter morning. The Long family were former residents of Wasco. “Butch’s mother, Jo, succumbed to cancer several years ago.
- Moro Personals. The Russel Belshees received word of the death of Russel’s uncle, Jarry Bowerson of Corvallis. He is survived by two sisters, Jennie Belshee Corvallis and Eunice Porter of Eugene and one brother, Lynn Bowerson of Corvallis.
April 20, 1972
- Mrs. Millard Leigh has received word that her brother, Kenneth Wade passed away Saturday. He was a resident of Klamath Falls.
April 27, 1972
May 4, 1972
- Mr. Harland McDonald attended a funeral service in Portland for Miss Alida J. Alton. She was a teacher in Gilliam many years ago. Miss Alton was Harland’s first grade teacher. While teaching there she made her home with Harland’s parents at McDonald’s Ferry. Miss Alton was 99 & would have been 100 years old in November.
May 11, 1972
May 18, 1972
- Rites Held Monday For Florence Cothran. (From Santa Cruz, Calif. Sentinel) Services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at White’s Chapel for Florence Cothran who died Friday in her Santa Cruz home at the age of 82. The Rev. Fred Rinehart officiated the last rites. Interment was in the IOOF cemetery. Mrs. Cothdan is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Grace Edwards of San Jose, Mrs. Mable White of Wasco, Ore. and Mrs. Cecil Hockman of Moro, Ore. Also surviving are a brother, Grover Skrimager of Livingston and three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Born in Kaney County, Mo., Mrs. Cothran lived in Oregon before coming to California and in Los Gatos befode moving here in 1944. [copied as it appeared]
- Grass Valley. The community of Grass Valley expresses deep sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Curley Eichler of The Dalles of the loss of Mrs. Eichler’s son Melvin House at the Kellogg Mine disaster.
- Grass Valley. Maurice Traughber and children of Fairbanks, Alaska came to her folks Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kelley to attend the funeral of her grandmother and Mrs. Kelly’s Mother Mrs. Glenn Fairchild who passed away May 2nd and was buried May the 4th at Grants Pass. Mrs. Traughber children stayed with their grandparents to finish the school year in Kent. [copied as it appeared]
May 25, 1972
- Services At Goldendale For Tony Miller. Milton V. “Tony” Miller was born February 14, 1906, in Bemidji, Minn. He came west with his parents at an early age and settled in the Yakima Valley. He married Tootie Yeackel in 1929. They resided in the Yakima Valley for a short period and then moved to Goldendale where he was engaged in farming for 12 years. In 1946 he and his family moved to Moro where he continued farming for the next 26 years. He passed away at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland on May 16 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Tootie; daughters, Maryjo Lane of Rufus; and Tonai Kirkelie of Richland; one son, Gary of Canby; and nine grandchildren; three brothers, Bert of Yakima; Victor of Eugene and Jack of Polson, Mont; two sisters, Beatrice Case and Grace Jolgen of California. [copied as it appeared]
- Bert Swigart received word that a relative had been killed in a motorcycle accident.
June 1, 1972
- Service Here Saturday For Mrs. Pinkerton, Long-Time Resident. Mrs. Harry B. (Nina O.) Pinkerton 75, died last Wednesday at a hospital in The Dalles. Mrs. Pinkerton was born May 31, 1896 near Grass Valley, attended school in Sherman County and at Oregon College of Education, then served as a teacher at the DeMoss Springs School. She was active in various civic affairs in Moro, where she spent most of her life. Among her interests were Moro Community Presbyterian Church, the Oregon Federation of Women’s Clubs, Bethlehem Chapter of Eastern Star, of which she was a past matron, the American Legion Auxiliary, the national retired teachers association, the Sherman County Health Unit, Farm Bureau Federation, and the Sherman County Library. Survivors include two sons, T. Dean Pinkerton of Moro and Allan Dean Pinkerton of Moro SHRDL R. Pinkerson of Helix; two daughters, Mrs. Jarvis (Mary) B. Black of Portland and Mrs. Victor (Patricia) F. Malen of Bellevue, Wash.; three brothers, John Searcy of Hillsboro, Owen Searcy of Salem and Morris Searcy of Portland; a sister, Mrs. Charles Ruggles of Heppner, and 12 grandchildren.
- Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Moro Community Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dick D. Morgan officiating. Interment was in the American Legion Cemetery here. [copied as it appeared]
June 8, 1972
June 15, 1972
June 22, 1972
- Grass Valley. Mrs. Hans Bardenhagen flew to Jamestown, N.D. for the funeral of her sister, Harry Wardenski on Saturday. She passed away June 13. While there Mrs. Bardenhagen visited her brother, Clarence Leisure and other relatives.
- Mr. and Mrs. Burl Coats and sons, Fred and Chuck, returned home after attending the funeral of Mrs. Coats’ nephew in Richfield, Idaho. The 16-year-old boy met a fatal accident while working on a car.
June 29, 1972
- Rites Held Tuesday For Ella Olds, 87. Funeral service for Ella Olds, 87 a resident of Grass Valley since 1906 who died at a hospital in The Dalles last Saturday were held at the Baptist Church in Grass Valley at 10 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Arthur Brown officiating. Interment was in the Grass Valley Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mrs. Olds was born June 6, 1885 at Galena, Kansas. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Betty Crews of Stevenson, Wash.; a brother, James Walkenshaw of Lincoln City; two grandchildren, Donald and Kathy Crews of Stevenson, and several nieces and nephews. Casket bearers were Pat Sharp, Melvin Alberty, Edwin Fritts, Gary Schilling, Richard Stradley and Bill Todd.
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Marshall of Long Beach, Calif. came up Monday and were guests of Mrs. Edna Kee. They came up for the funeral of Mrs. Marshall’s aunt, Mrs. Ella Olds, held Tuesday morning here in Grass Valley.
July 6, 1972
July 13, 1972
- Rites Held Saturday For Johanna Burman. Johanna Burman, 79, died at a hospital in The Dalles last Wednesday after a long illness. Mrs. Burman was born Dec 12, 1893 in Oslo, Norway. She was a member of Sons and Daughters of Norway and was a resident of Wasco. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Lillian) Dormaier, Wasco; two sons, Martin Hans Halverson, Milwaukee, Wis. and John George Halverson, Shelton, Wash., and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Wasco at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Church of Christ, Rev. Everette Webber officiating. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery at Wasco.
- Grass Valley. Tamera Kay was born to Mr. and and passed away on the 6th and was buried at the Grass Valley cemetary Saturday afternoon. [copied as it appeared]
July 20, 1972
- Services Wednesday for Joseph Bibby Grass Valley Rancher. Joseph Bibby, 60, a lifelong resident of Grass Valley passed away at Portland July 15. He is survived by his widow, Ruth L. Bibby; a son, Douglas Joe Bibby at home, and Sally Sue Comet of Portland; a brother, Luke Bibby of Heppner; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Woodwine of Longveiw, Wash. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was a member of The Dalles Elks No. 303, Sherman Lodge No. 143 A.F. & A.M., Bethlehem Chapter No. 178 Order of Eastern Star, Farm Bureau Federation for Sherman County, Oregon State and National, and a member of the National Rifle Association. Services were held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Smith Callaway Chapel in The Dalles with the Rev. Francis J. McCormack officiating. Concluding services followed at the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Grass Valley at 1:00 p.m. Honorary bearers include Wally Beckett, August Wassemiller, Walter Hershey, Chuck Powell, Kenneth Sather, Carl Comini, Oliver Schadewitz and Bill Johnson. Active bearers were Phil von Borstel, Ronald Johnson, Robert Morse, Robert Lundy, Robert Holmes and Arthur Buether. Those who wish may make contributions to The Oregon Heart Association in Mr. Bibby’s memory.
- Services Held July 8 For Myrtle Johnson. Mytie L. Johnson, who had lived in Hood River for 19 years, died July 6 at her residence on West Sherman and Rand road. Born Jan. 25 1912, in Minot, N.D. she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Johnson. After graduation from Grass Valley High School she attended Monmouth college and was graduated from Linfield college. She was a school teacher by trade. She and her husband Irvin, who survives, were married at Lyle, Wash., Dec. 30, 1936. Johnson wkas a past president of Lyle PTA was associated wiht Columbia Grange of Lyle, had been active in 4-H work and was a member of Back Acres Garden club. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Johson is survived by a daughter, Janice of Portland; two brothers, Dean Johnson of Sheridan, Wyo., and Kenneth Johnson of Safford, Ariz.; six sisters, Leota Kimsey of San Jose, Calif., Florence Salmon of Los Altos, Calif., Iris Gardner of Seattle, Wash., Hazel Wilsey of Pendleton, Lois Burns of Grand Coulee, Wash., and Jessamine Powell of Newport. Rev. Ed Hepner of The Dalles officiated at the July 8 funeral services at Anderson Funeral Home chapel. Interment was at Portland Memorial Crematorium. [copied as it appeared]
July 27, 1972
- Rites Held In Salem For Former Resident. Claude John Thompson, born June 6, 1883 at Philomath, Oregon moved to Sherman County as a boy and spent most of his life here. The last eight years were spent in Eugene with his daughter, Faye Thompson. Thompson passed away July 20th, 1972 in Salem. He is survived by one son, Orville of Willamina, 2 daughters Faye Thompson of Eugene and Claudine Brown of Salem, one sister, Edna Melzer, Portland, 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. At one time Mr. Thompson was an elder in the Moro Presbyterian Church.
- Services In Portland. Ruth W. Cardinal, a resident of the Wasco area for many years, passed away yesterday (Wednesday) in Portland. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Finley’s Downtown Mortuary in Portland.
August 3, 1972
- Mrs. J.W. (Grandma) Dunn was laid to rest on July 22 in Fossil. Her grandson, Lt. Col. and Mrs. Douglas [Dunn] of Redmond attended the funeral and then stopped in Wasco to visit with their mother, Mrs. M. J. Peterson and grandmother, Mrs. H.D. Dutton.
August 10, 1972
- Services Saturday For Freman Crews. Freeman Marion Crews passed away last Wednesday at a Portland hospital at age 87. He had been residing at Nehalem with his wife the past few years. He was born Feb. 26 1885 in Bates County, Missouri. Survivors include his wife, Edith Crews of Nehalem; sons, Raymond of Boulder Creek, Calif. and Marion of Stevenson, Wash.; 3 grandchildren, Donald Wayne of Stevenson, Don Freeman of Berkeley, Calif. and Kathleen of Stevenson. Funeral services were held in The Dalles Saturday at 10 a.m., Rev. C. Emerson Vetell, pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church officiation. Interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Casket bearers were Irving Hart, J.K. McKean, G. Douma, Floyd Root, L.E. Kaseberg and Joe Peters. [copied as it appeared]
- Guy Weedman Rites Held At Wasco Monday. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Wasco United Methodist Church for Guy Phillip Weedman, 71 who died Thursday at a hospital in The Dalles. Mr. Weedman was born April 10, 1901 at Hill City, Kan., and originally came to Sherman County in 1919. He married Edna Helen Potter of Klondike on May 20, 1924. He was an avid sports fan and in his early life played on baseball teams in both Sherman and Wasco counties. He was a wheat rancher for 22 years and before that was associated with Standard Oil Co. for 27 years, serving in the Wasco, Bend, Redmond and Portland areas. Survivors include his wife, Edna and a son, George A. Weedman of Klondike; two sisters, Ruth Hammond of Ione, Wash., and Nelllie Marshall of Christiansburg, Va.; a brother, Jesse Weedman of Indian_, three grandchildren, Linda, Mike and Guy and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Weedman was a member of Beaverton Lodge No. 100 A.F.&A.M., Al Kader Temple of the Shrine, Scottish Rite and the Oregon Wheat Growers League. Rev. Allen C. Lambert officiated at the service. Vault interment followed at Sunrise Cemetery, Wasco. Honorary pallbearers were Collis Moore, Ralph Moore, Everett Watkins and Marion McKee. Active bearers were Russell Bassindale, Orval Hillison, Floyd Parker, Keith McDonald and Gordon and John Hilderbrand.
August 17, 1972
- Ed Edwards Dies After Long Illness. Mrs. Ed Edwards (Eva) of Camp Sherman passed away July 27 after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held July 31 at Caldwell Colonial Mortuary in Portland with Rev. Byran W. Travis officiating. Private entombment was held at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Survivors besides her husband include a son, William M., teaching in Dad Tolz, Germany and a daughter, Patricia Flemming of Lake Oswego. The family spent about nine months in Wasco, coming from Madras when Mr. Edwards was employed by the Standard Oil Co. The son, remembered as “Billy,” worked many summers for Mr. and Mrs. Q. Robinson who went to Portland of the services. The Robinson and Edwards families have continued their friendship over the many years when summer-time residents of Camp Sherman on the Metolius River.
August 24, 1972
August 31, 1972
September 7, 1972
- Services For Fair Queen. [photo] Funeral services for Susan Thompson, 18, Moro, who died Thursday in a Seattle hospital were Monday at 2 p.m. at the Moro Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dick Morgan was officiate. Burial was at Rose Cemetery in Moro. Smith Callaway Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers wre Pat Nogle, Bob King, Mike Macnab, Jim Medler, Eugene Tsbota and Allen Peck. Miss Thompson was a 1972 graduate of Sherman County High School. Survivors are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Thompson, Moro; two sisters, Mrs. Bob (Karen) Umemoto, Corvallis; and Janice, Moro; a brother, Ronald Thompson, Moro; grandmother, Mrs. Inez Thompson, Moro; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jacobsen, Wasco; great grandfather, E. T. Olsen, Portland; a nephew, Mark Umemoto, and several aunts and uncles. She was engaged to Jack Beers, Jr. [August 31, 1972 – Moro Personals. A “Get Well Susan Thompson Fund” has been started for Susie Thompson, 18 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Thompson, who has been in St. Vincents Hospital in Portland with leukemia and underwent an emergency appendectomy a couple of weeks ago.]
- Marjory Shull Rites Held Monday At Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Methodist Church in Wasco for Marjory H. Shull, 76, a resident of Wasco for 39 years. She died in a hospital in The Dalles last Friday following an accident on Hwy. 80N near Biggs. She was born in Oregon Nov. 9, 1895 at Trail Fork. Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery at Wasco. Pallbearers were Phillip O’Meara, Arthur and Raymond Van Gilder, Dewey Thomas, Malcolm McDermid and Lloyd Gosson. Smith Callaway was in charge of arrangements. The rites were conducted by Rev. Allen Lambert. Eastern Star service was held at the church by Annie Fulton Chapter No. 124. Shull was a past worthy matron. She also was affiliated with the Women’s Society for Christian Service of the Methodist Church. Surviving Mrs. Shull are her husband, Ernest of Wasco; a son, Douglas, and daughter, Mrs. Charles (Jean) Mansfield, both of Wasco; a brother, Alex D. Hardie and two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Jane) Palmer and Mrs. Harold (Grace) Stinchfield, all of Condon; eight grandchildren, one great grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.
- Services Held In The Dalles For C.W. Fields. Funeral services were held last Wednesday for Charles Wayne Fields at the Spencer & Libby Funeral Home in The Dalles. He was a resident of Sherman County for 75 years, born in Klickitat County near Goldendale May 23, 1896. He passed away Sunday at age 76. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of George Bell Post No. 49 of The American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elna W. Fields of The Dalles; one son, Ross Fields of Los Gatos, Cal.; one brother, T.L. Fields of Rufus; four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Rev. Keith Fields officiated at the service, and the George Bell Post conducted rites at the graveside. Interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in The Dalles. Pallbearers were Al Payne, Orville Ruggles, Frank Ketter, Kenny Crews, Sam Alberty and Edgar Alley. Friends who so desire may contribute to their favorite charity as a memorial to Mr. Fields.
- Moro Personals. The whole county has been saddened by the death of Susie Thompson. Her funeral on Monday was one of the largest ever held at Moro Presbyterian Church. and Mrs. Bobby Umemoto and Mark came from California on Friday to be here for the funeral of Susie Thompson.
September 14, 1972
- Services Friday. Funeral services for Mrs. Gordon (Mary) Lemley will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Spencer & Libby Funeral Home in The Dalles. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery in The Dalles. Lemley passed away Tuesday morning following a lingering illness.
- Dale Johnston Dies At California Home. and Mrs. Theodore Johnston received word Saturday of the passing of Mr. Johnston’s nephew, Alan M. (Dale) Johnston. Death came following a heart attack which he suffered at his home in Fresno, Calif. Sept. 4. He has been with the Hartford Insurance Co. since he graduated from the University of Oregon after serving in Europe during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, daughter, Lynn Tosolini, and grandchild of New Jersey; two sons, Jeff and Scott of Fresno, father, Perry N. Johnston of Wallowa; grandmother, Mrs. Neva Johnston of Newberg, and other relatives.
September 21, 1972
- Kuypers Passes. Charles Kuypers of Rufus passed away Tuesday afternoon at the Rhinehart Clinic at Wheeler. Funeral arrangements are being made by Spencer & Libby in The Dalles.
- Services Held Friday For Mary L. Lemley. Funeral services were held Friday at Spencer and Libby Funeral Home in The Dalles for Mrs. Mary Louise Lemley of Grass Valley where she and her husband, Gordon had lived for the past 26 years. She was born August 7, 1929 in The Dalles and passed away in a hospital in The Dalles at age 45. Survivors include her husband, Gordon Lemley of Grass Valley; sons, Kenneth of Tillamook and Allan of Grass Valley; one daughter, Janice Miller of Albany; mother, Mrs. Edith Crews of Nehalem; a sister, Lavon Hart of Beaverton. The Rev. Rusty Kimsey of The Dalles officiated at the service. Interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in The Dalles. Casket bearers were Orville Ruggles, Hans Bardenbagen, Wendel Clodfelter, Don von Borstel, Max Nogle and Harold Owens.
- Frances Venable Dies At Home In Idaho. Francis W. Venable passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 1972 at Crendelain, Idaho. He was born in Wasco October 31, 1892. He was a World War I veteran and spent two years in France as officers mess sergeant. He raised Lyison horses at St. Maries, Ida. for many years. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Eva Duekett of Wenatchee, Wn. and Mrs. Marie Watkins of The Dalles; three brothers, Chester of San Diego, Paul of St. Maries and Max of Toppenish, [copied as it appeared]
- Word has been received by Mr. John Jensen that a brother-in-law of Bellingham, Wash., has passed away on Monday due to a heart attack. Funeral services pending.
September 28, 1972
- Quite a number of Rufus people attended the funeral of Charles Kuypers on Friday, Sept. 22. Also attending from Hermiston were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hydorn.
- Mr. and Mrs. John Jensen and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Spencer of Wasco returned after attending a funeral of Mr. Jensen’s brother-in-law in Bellingham, Wash. Earl Lemon, of Watsonville, Calif.
October 5, 1972
- Services Held Saturday For Nin Moody, 57, Well Known Moro Man. Nin Wilson Moody, 57, a Sherman County resident and ranch employee died suddenly Thursday while at his work near Moro. Mr. Moody was born Dec. 5, 1914 at Canadian, Okla. He was employed at the F.W. (Bill) Peters and Pal Wallace ranch. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn G. Moody; three sons, Nin. W. Moody, Jr. and Riley Moody, both of Moro, and Vernon L. Richardson, Jr. of La Grande; his mother, Lena Moody of Canadian, Okla.; two brothers, Paul Moody of Grants Pass and W. O. Moody, Jr. of Canadian, and five granddaughters. Mr. Moody was a member of Chris Schultz Post No. 71, American Legion at Moro and Branch 2 of the Latter-Day Saints Church. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy. Funeral services were held last Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Moro Community Presbyterian Church. President Fred Scholes officiated; Sylvester Cooper was his assistant and Leo Bobo gave the invovation. Pallbearers were Vernon Richardson, Riley and Nin W. Moody, Rick Cantrall, Gene Burnett and Bill Peters. Interment was in the American Legion Cemetery here.
- Graveside Services Held For Donald Hart. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Milton-Freewater Cemetery for Donald Hart of Moro. George Knox of the First Christian Church officiated. Donald Homer Hart, 38, former Umapine resident was killed last Saturday morning when he apparently slipped and fell from a large truck and trailer rig he was working on near Umapine. Hart was getting ready to go after a load of hay, according to family members, and the truck was parked in front of C.E. Eyler home, Rt. 1 Milton-Freewater. A witness said Hart was up on the truck and one foot slipped on the fuel tank. He struck his head on a section of the truck as he fell. He was born July 24, 1934 at Walla Walla. Survivors include his wife, Norma, and three children, Kenneth, Richard and Pamela Hart, all at home here. Other survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hart of Apache Junction, Ariz., and two sisters, Mrs. Bill (Clemice) Fubring of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Mrs. Marvin (Joyce) Key of Milton-Freewater.
- Mr. Robert Hacker passed away at his home in Rufus on Saturday, September 30. After a short illness his heart gave out. Having lived in Wasco for sometime they moved to Rufus where he had made his home for the past year.
- Among those from Moro attending the graveside service for Donald Hart at Milton Freewater Monday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Belshe, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Don Miller, Mrs. Ted Thompson, Mrs. Bill Murphy, Mrs. Cecil Hockman, John Shipley, Frank Sayrs and Steve Burnet; and from goda. [copied as it appeared]
October 12, 1972
- Grass Valley. King Fritts was born May 4, 1899 at Mountain City, Tennessee and passed away Sept. 27, at Goldendale, Wash. and services were held for him Saturday at Knosher Funeral Home and buried in the IOOF cemetery there. He worked for L.K. Smith for quite a few years moving to Centerville [when] L.K. Smith moved over there.
- Attending the funeral of their father, Robert E. Hacker, were all 6 of his natural children. Sherri Ruben of Mission, Texas; Robert E. Hacker, Jr. Cherry Pt., North Carolina; Juanita Bushey, Oregon City; Mary Deerwester, Salem; James R. Hacker Encino, California; and Janice Middleton of Salem. Surviving are 13 grandchildren. Visiting with their mother, Mrs. Clark McClure were all of the above mentioned family attending the funeral.
- Among those from Moro attending the graveside service for Donald Hart at Milton Freewater Monday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Belshe, Mr and Mrs Tommy Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Don Miller, Mrs. Ted Thompson, Mrs. Bill Murphy, Mrs. Cecil Hockman, John Shipley, Frank Sayrs and Steve Burnet; and from Wasco were Mr. and Mrs. Phigoda.
October 19, 1972
- Rites For Wasco Lady. [photo] Sibyl Ursula McMillin, 78, of Wasco died instantly Sunday morning in a fall from a window at The Dalles General Hospital. She apparently had arisen from bed and opened a window of her room on the north side of the hospital directly above the area where the new wing is being constructed. Mrs. McMillin had been a patient at the hospital since October 11, having been moved there from the Valle Vista Nursing Home in The Dalles. She was born February 20, 1894 in Molalla and was married to Stephen McMillin on June 11, 1913 at Wasco. They operated the McMillin Tavern in Wasco for 45 years. McMillin died in 1961 and she operated the business until she sold it in 1967. Part of the original building in which the McMillin Tavern was located was destroyed by the fire in 1956 that completelp destroyed the Sherman Hotel. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Dana Jean Gordh of Wasco; one granddaughter, Sherryl Gordh of Portland, and several nieces and nephews. Funral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Spencer & Libby Funeral Home. Pastor Ronald Coleman officiated. Interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
- Services Held For Rufus Area Rancher. Charles Franklin Kuypers, a long-time resident of the Rufus area, died recently at a hospital in Wheeler at the age of 69. Mr. Kuypers was born June 19, 1903 in Alma, Kansas. He was a rancher in the Rufus area for many years and he and his wife, Anna, had retired and lived in Rufus. Funeral services were held at the Spencer & Libby Funeral Home on Friday, Rev. Robert Hall officiating. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery in The Dalles. Active pallbearers were David Richelderfer, Neal Eaton, Jay Burres, George Jensen, Harvey Hanson and Stuart Macnab. Honorary pallbearers were Marcus Eslinger, Vernon Miller, Frank Reid, Cal Butler, Walt Morris and Leonard Gordon.
October 26, 1972
- Jeanette Yocum Rites Tuesday In The Dalles. Funeral services for Jeannette B. Yocum, 87, who died Saturday on Bainbridge Island, in Washington, where she had made her home, at the Odd Fellows Cemetery at 3 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Jack Powers presiding. Smith Callaway Chapel is in charge of local arrangements. Mrs. Yocum was born March 6, 1885, in Iowa, where she grew up an obtained her education before coming to McMinnville and then Wasco in the 1920s where she made her home until 1960. She was a teacher at the elementary and high school levels and also a private teacher in Wasco and Sherman Counties. Her husband, Joseph, died in 1947, and in 1960 Mrs. Yocum moved to Saquamish, Wash., to be near her daughter, Mrs. Glen (Patty) Blossom. She was a member of the Wasco Methodist Church. Surviving also are two brothers, Harley S. Meyers of Yamhill and Clark Meyers; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
- Moro Personals. Mrs. Paul Alley recently received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Asa Robley of Corvallis. She has just returned from a week in Corvallis with her sister, Evelyn.
November 2, 1972
- Grass Valley. Gene Clark, stepfather of Mrs. Pat Martin, passed away Thursday and was buried Monday at Milton Freewater.
November 9, 1972
- The Rufus Community is saddened by the death of Fred Thane. He passed away at a nursing home in The Dalles. He spent a lot of his later years in Rufus. He was a retired bartender. Also ran the Union 76 Station and Grocery Store for Mr. and Mrs. John Walker and later took it upon himself to carry the business alone. He has 2 daughters, Mrs. Norman Jensen and Mrs. John Walker.
November 16, 1972
November 23, 1972
November 30, 1972
- Casha Yates Service Held In The Dalles. Casha Yates, 88, a resident of this area for the past 86 years, died in a hospital in The Dalles Sunday, Nov. 26. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Smith Callaway Chapel with Ronald Coleman officiating. Committal service was at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Portland at 2 p.m. She was born Sept. 27, 1884 at Lafayette, Ore. In 1886 the family moved to Wasco when she was two. In 1911 she was married to Phillip Yates and lived in Wasco until five years after her husband died in 1943. She then moved to The Dalles and lived there since that time. Mrs. Yates was a charter member of the Annie Fulton Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and a member of Frank Brown Post No. 91, American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include a nephew, Clio Rebman, Renton, Wash., and three nieces, Virginia Reynolds, Hood River, Margaret Hirst, Westminster, Calif., and Elsie Hawk, Hayward, Calif.
- Died In Portland. K. “Keck” McKean died suddenly Wednesday morning in a Portland hospital. He was 62. He had been in Portland recently taking treatments for cancer. Funeral arrangements are pending.
- Alva Rinehart Services Held In Wasco Friday. Funeral services for Alva C. Rinehart, 76, who died at a local hospital Tuesday, were at the Wasco Methodist Church Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Alan Lambert officiating. Military rites were conducted by the Frank Brown Post 91, of the American Legion. Burial was at Sunrise Cemetery in Wasco. Mr. Rinehart was born April 12, 1896 in Rochelle, Ill. He was a retired maintenance man in a furniture manufacturing company in Illinois, and had lived in Wasco for the past 10 years. Survivors included two sisters, Mrs. Harry Richards, Wasco; and Mrs. Sona Kerr, Seattle; two step-sons, Robert Jones, Puyallup; and Ernest Jones, Seattle; and two step-daughters, Lois Seaworth, Bryon, Ill., and Mary Bake, Rockfor, Ill. Pallbearers were Thor Jacobson, Fred Hill, James Clifton, Harold Engberg, George Jensen and Jerry Barnett.
December 7, 1972
- Services Held Saturday For J. Kenneth McKean. [photo] Funeral services for James Kenneth (Keck) McKean were held at 11 o’clock last Saturday morning at the Smith Callaway Chapel in The Dalles. Entombment was at 3 p.m. at Riverview Abbey Mausoleum in Portland. Leo Tautfest of Portland, formerly of Moro, officiated at the services. Mr. McKean died Wednesday morning at a hospital in Portland having been stricken with cancer of the throat a few months ago. He was a member of The Dalles Elks Lodge No. 303, and the Chris Schultz Post of the American Legion here. He was a wheat farmer in recent years and operated the International Harvester farm equipment dealership here for many years. The firm was recognized as being outstanding in volume in the Pacific Northwest. Survivors include his widow, Velma McKean of Moro; two daughters Nancy, Mrs. Doug Jackson of Anchorage, Alaska, and Janie, Mrs. Mike Cranston of Moro; two sisters, Georgia Kinsley of Portland and Jean Tetlow of Toledo; a granddaughter, Laurie Jackson. Pallbearers were Kenneth Hart, David Moore, Steven Burnet, Rob Hastings, William McKean, Jr. and Robert Powell.
- The sympathy of their many friends is extended to the Bob Byars family in the accidental death of their daughter, Patty (Mrs. Gary Mostolier of Kalispell Montana).
- Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Lane came by plane to Hood River to his aunt Mary Lane‘s funeral. They had a visit with the Norval Lanes at Rufus and returned to their home at Woodland, Calif. on Sunday.
- Vance Corporal John Richards was home from California where he is stationed for the funeral of his uncle, Alva Rinehart.
December 14, 1972
- Services Held Monday For Al Sherell, 81. Al Sherell, 81, died at St. Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, Friday Dec. 1. Mr. Sherell was associated with his two sons in Sherell Chevrolet Inc. for the past seven years. Prior to going to Hermiston he was in Arlington where he was Chevrolet dealer for 23 years. He was a member of the Hermiston Elks Lodge. He is survived by his widow Gladys, Hermiston; two sons, Phil and Rich, both of Hermiston; daughters Lenore Adler and Dorothy Schnelbel both of Portland, Margaret Marston of Orofina, Idaho; brother, Oscar Sherell, Prineville; half brothers Ray and Clarence Hale both of Hood River and John Hale, The Dalles. Funeral services were held Monday. For those who wish contributions may be made to the Elks Eye Clinic through Burns Mortuary in memory of Mr. Sherell. Burial was in Hermiston city cemetery.
December 21, 1972
- James Tiwater. James W. Tiwater, 85, a retired livestock dealer, died in a Red Bluff convalescent hospital at 9:30 o’clock Monday evening. He had been residing in this area for about one year, making his home with his granddaughter, Mrs. Dixie Cargill at 1421 North St. He was born in Oklahoma Territory Oct. 29, 1887. He is survived by his wife, Leta, who is in a convalescent hospital in Modesto; two daughters, Stella Williams and Edith Turner, both of Glendale; 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel at Hall Brothers Mortuary. Darrell Hoyle of the First United Methodist Church officiated and burial followed in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
December 28, 1972
- Grass Valley. Frank Padget, father of Dale Padget passed away at Lakeview the 18th. and Mrs. Dale Padget left Tuesday to attend the funeral returning home at the end of the week.
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