Miscellaneous Umatilla County, Oregon Obituaries


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Newspaper; The East Oregonian
 Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
Laing, Alfred
The East Oregonian
February 12, 1932
Alfred Laing Dies
Alfred Laing, former Pendleton resident and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Laing, Umatilla county pioneers died in Oakland California, January 31. His death was caused by heart disease. Surviving are his widow, a daughter, and two sons.

Newspaper; The East Oregonian
 Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
Holm, Ben
The East Oregonian
April 27, 1967
Ben Holm
HOLM, Ben, 65, late of Umatilla. Survived by his wife Thea, Umatilla. Sons James Holm, Portland; Leroy Holm, Denver, Colo.; daughter, Mrs. Robert Murray, Minneapolis, Minn.; 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 27, 1967 at 2 p.m. Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston. Burial, Umatilla Cemetery.

Newspaper; The East Oregonian
 Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
Johnson, Bernie Lester (Bing)
The East Oregonian
 January 8, 1961
Bernie Lester (Bing) Johnson
Johnson, Bernie Lester (Bing), age 53, late of 801 SW 8th. Husband of Daisy, Pendleton; father of Dale A. Johnson, Pendleton; Mrs. Lloyd Medlin, Jeffersonville, Ga.; brother of William Johnson, Douglass Johnson, Mrs. Clark Dunlap, all of Pendleton; grandfather of six. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2:00 p.m., Folsoms Funeral Chapel (parking entrance on SE 2nd) Pallbearers: Ivan Applegate, Art Kruse, Al Montee, Dan Short, James Smith, Ira Brown; honorary, Elmer Holtz, Chester Serdy, Robert Vogle, Bryan Warner, J.C. Hodgen. Burial in Olney Cemetery.

Newspaper; The East Oregonian
 Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
Goddard, Bertrand James
The East Oregonian
April 11, 1967
Bertrand James Goddard
GODDARD Bertrand James, 41, late of New York City. Brother of Robert Jones Scott, Camas Wash.; George C. Scott, Springfield Ill.; Mrs. Nancy Hazel Elliot, Richland Wash.; Mrs. Louise M. Lamb, Pendleton. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 11. 9:30 a.m. in Burns Mortuary Chapel, with Rev. Dwight Townsend of the Methodist Church officiating. Bearers: Charles McQueary, Marvin Lamb, Kent Lamb, Lewis Hamblin, Fred Searcey, Donald Aldrich. Graveside services will be Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.

Newspaper; The Milton Eagle
Milton-Freewater, Umatilla County, Oregon
McKenzie, Burton
The Milton Eagle
Weekly, January, 1985
Burton McKenzie
Former Milton-Freewater resident, W. Burton McKenzie, 58, of Tacoma, Wash., died there Monday, Jan. 21, 1985 at St. Joseph Hospital.
Funeral Services were Monday, Jan. 28 in the Munselle Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel, Milton-Freewater, with Rev. R.V. Kilmer officiating. Burial was in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Hackworm, Tom McKenzie, Mike Sissco, Darrel Hoskins, Mike Ditmer, and Ray Hoskins.
Mr. McKenzie was born Jan. 11, 1927, in Milton-Freewater to Winfred and Winnie Beaumont McKenzie. He contracted polio when he was 10 months old. Mr. McKenzie was educated at Umapine and Central grade schools and McLoughlin Union High School.
He Worked as a mechanic at Walla Walla Airport and Lusk Brake Shop. He was also employed at Goodwill Industries, Walla Walla.
Mr. McKenzie moved to Tacoma in 1978 to be near his son, Jack McKenzie.
Survivors include his son, Jack of Tacoma; a sister, Irene Barnes of Milton-Freewater; two brothers Irvan McKenzie of Hermiston and Thomas McKenzie of Walla Walla; and two grandchildren. His brother, Cecil McKenzie, died on 1978.
Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Newspaper; The East Oregonian
 Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
Frasher, Calvin
The East Oregonian
Friday, January 29, 1926
Calvin Frasher Dies
Calvin Frasher, aged 87, died yesterday morning, January 28, at his home, 312 West Webb Street. His death was due to paralysis. He was born in London, Laurel county, Kentucky. February 28, 1839. his marriage to Miss. Alabama Gray took place December 21, 1865. His widow survives him. They were the parents of five children, two of whom are living. They are Miss. Daisy Frasher and Charles Frasher of the city. Six grand children and nine great grand children survive also. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Newspaper; The East Oregonian
 Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
Troedson, Carl
The East Oregonian
Wednesday, October 11, 1972
Carl Troedson Dies
Heppner- Carl Troedson, 69, widely-known Ione area wheat rancher, died at a Portland Hospital Monday.
He was born Sept. 2, 1903 in Ione, the son of Johan Troedson and Thilda Nelson pioneer Ione area ranchers. He was a member of Valby Lutheran Church, Ione Pomona and Willows granges. He was secretary-treasurer of the Ione-Lexington cemetery board.
He is survived by one brother, Verner Troedson of Pendleton, and a sister, Linea Nottage of Portland.
Services will be Wednesday. Vault interment will be at High View Cemetery in Ione.
Donations may be made to the cancer fund.
Funeral Notice
TROEDSON, Carl, 69, late of Ione; survived by a brother, Verner Troedson, Pendleton; sister, Linea Nottage, Portland, Oregon. Fineral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1972 at 2 p.m. in the Ione United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Mark Johnson and the Rev. William Arthur officiating. Vault interment will follow in the High View Cemetery, Ione.
Sweeney Mortuary Chapel, Heppner in care of arrangements. Those who wish, in memory of Mr. Troedson, mat make donations to the Cancer Society, directly to the Society or through Sweeney Mortuary.

Newspaper; The East Oregonian
 Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
Renn, Cella G.
The East Oregonian
Friday, April 13, 1962
Death Takes Ex-Resident
WALLA WALLA- Cella G. Renn of Walla Walla, a resident here for almost 50 years, died at the Odd Fellows Home this week after a long illness. She was 82.
Miss. Renn was once a resident of Pendleton.
Born, March 2, 1880, at Silverton Ore., she was the daughter of B.F. and Theresa Renn. The family moved in 1887 to Pendleton, where Miss. Renn later worked for many years for the Hartman Abstract Co. She came to Walla Walla in 1914 to take care of her mother after her father’s death.
In 1932, Miss. Renn accepted a position as children’s governess at the Odd Fellows Home here. She served in many capacities at the home until her retirement due to ill health in 1952, after which she stayed at the home as a member.
Miss. Renn was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Pythian Sisters.
She is survived by a sister, Dora Christiansen of Pomeroy, and several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. J.B. Huntington of Walla Walla.
Funeral was in the MacMartin and Chamberlain Chapel. Interment followed in the family plot at Mountain View Cemetery.

Newspaper; The East Oregonian
 Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
Hampton-Cox, Clara Leannah
The East Oregonian
Thursday, November 10, 1983
Clara Leannah Hampton-Cox
HEPPNER – Clara Leannah Hampton-Cox, 95, died this morning at Pioneer Nursing Home.
Cremation services were today.
A memorial service will be arranged for a later date.
Born March 13, 1888, at Baywood, Va., she was the daughter of Charles A. and Nancy J. (Todd) Hampton.
 On Oct. 13, 1909, she married William Claude Cox at Baywood. They came to Oregon in December, 1909.
Surviving are Nancy Jane Holden of Battleground, Wash.; three sons: Clair H. Cox of Corvallis, William L. Cox of Milton-Freewater; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Sweeney Mortuary, Heppner, is in charge of arrangements.

Newspaper; The East Oregonian
 Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
Roach, Clarence
The East Oregonian
 January 2, 1961
Clarence Roach
Roach, Clarence, age 80, late of 520 S.E. Byers Ave. Survived by his sister, Mrs. B.C. Weaver, Pendleton. Services will be Wednesday, January 4, 1961 at 10 a.m. at Folsom’s Chapel with Rev. Myron Nichols officiating. Burial in Olney Cemetery. Parking for family and friends. Entrance on S.E. 2nd St.

Newspaper; The East Oregonian
 Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
Martin, Des. W.
The East Oregonian
November 17, 1979
Des. W. Martin
MEACHAM – Funeral for Des. W. Martin will be 2 p.m. Monday in Milton-Freewater First Christian Church. Interment will be at Milton-Freewater Cemetery. Friends who wish to pay their respects may call Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, Milton-Freewater, until 1 p.m. Monday.
 Martin died of a heart attack near his Meacham home Thursday. He was 66.
 He was born July 4, 1913 in Umapine to Bernard and Marie Martin. He attended schools there.
 He and Jewell J. Records were married March 29, 1940 in Lewiston, Idaho. Martin was a butter-maker from 1941 at Golden West Creamery in Pendleton. He and his wife then bought the Milton-Freewater Dairy Queen and operated it until retirement in 1975, when they moved to Meacham.
 Martin was a charter member of BPOE 2146.
 He is survived by his wife, at home; sons, Pat, of White Salmon, and Gary, of La Grande; his mother, Marie Martin, Milton-Freewater; sisters, Bernadine Geissel, Milton-Freewater, Laverne Jones and Betty Owsley, both of Seattle, Wash.; brothers, L.P. “Pat”, Seattle, and W.B. “Bus” of Walla Walla. There are four grandchildren.
 Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association through Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home in Milton-Freewater.

Newspaper; The East Oregonian
 Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
George, Donald R.
The East Oregonian
Thursday, November 10, 1983
Donald R. George
HERMISTON – Memorial service for Donald Ray George will begin 10 a.m. Saturday at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston, with private cremation.
George, 70, died Tuesday at Amber Valley Care Center, Pendleton.
He was born at Agency, Mo., June 3, 1913, and moved to Hermiston from Drain seven years ago.
He had served in the Navy.
Surviving are his wife, Lola George, Hermiston; daughters Betty Roehl of Woodenville Wash., and Jeanette Simpson of Drain; brother Roy of St. Joseph, Mo.; sister Ethel McBride of Snohomish, Wash.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Fund.

Newspaper; The East Oregonian
 Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
Wallan, Dora
The East Oregonian
Friday, December 14, 1984
Dora Wallan
PENDLETON- Funeral for Dora Wallan will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Folsom-Bishop Funeral Cahpel, Pendleton, with burial at the Athena Cemetery, Athena. Mrs. Wallan, 84, Adams, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1984, at Delamarter Care Center, Pendleton.
She was born June 7, 1900 in Iowa, the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. James Chestnut. She moved to Adams, Oregon, with her parents when she was 8 months old. She attended school at Adams and lived there all her life.
Mrs. Wallan was a member of the Bide-Owee Club, the Adams Ladies Club, and the Adams Baptist Church.
Her husband, Ralph Archie Wallan died in 1982. A son, Bill Wallan and a sister also died earlier.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Mary Wallan, Athena; a grandson, William M. Wallan, Portland; a granddaughter, Mary Lou Trevor, Redding, Calif.; and great grandchildren, Cary Elizabeth Trevor and William Trevor, both of Redding Calif.
Friends who wish may contribute to the Athena Community Church, Hospice of Pendleton, or St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary, directly or through Folsom-Bishop Funeral Chapel, Pendleton.

Newspaper; The East Oregonian
 Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
Stuart, Douglas P.
The East Oregonian
Thursday, November 10, 1983
Douglas P. Stuart
Douglas P. Stuart, 40, Milton-Freewater, died today at St. Mary’s Community Hospital in Walla Walla. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home in Milton-Freewater.

Newspaper; The East Oregonian
 Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
Patton, Earl M.
The East Oregonian
Thursday, November 10, 1983
Earl M. Patton
HERMISTON – Memorial services for Earl M. Patton will begin 1 p.m. Saturday at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston. Private cremation service has been arranged.
Patton, 63, died Tuesday at Good Shepard Community Hospital. He was a Hermiston resident.
He was born at Clairmore, Oklahoma., Aug 24, 1920.
Patton was a member of the Hermiston Church of Christ, on Diagonal Road.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Patton, Hermiston; his mother, Ora Felzien, Lake Grove; sons Ronald of Anaconda, Mont., and Donny of Gillette, Wyo.; daughters Vicki Lee Grigolite, Bellflower, Calif., and Billie Jane Patton of Baker; three brothers Arlie at Irrigon, Paul at St. Helens, and Herschel at Grants Pass; three sisters: Dorothy Davis, Portland, and Carrie Shropshire and Mary Kennedy of Baker; and several grandchildren.

Newspaper; The East Oregonian
 Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
Brewer, Edna A.
The East Oregonian
Friday, January 25, 1985
Edna A. Brewer
PENDLETON- Edna A. Brewer, 85, Pendleton, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1985, at Crooke Rest Home, Pendleton.
Her funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Pendleton, with burial at Olney Cemetery, Pendleton.
Mrs. Brewer was born Jan. 25, 1899 at Joplin, Mo.
She married Berry Brewer on Aug. 18, 1920. The couple lived in Hermiston for 25 years and at Arlington 40 years before coming to Pendleton in 1978.
Mrs. Brewer was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include sons, Donald J. Brewer, Seattle; Carroll C. Brewer, Salem, and Clifford C. Brewer, Pendleton; there are several grandchildren. Her husband, Berry Brewer, died April 19, 1964.

 McDonald, Edna
The Milton Eagle
Thursday, March 28, 1974
Edna McDonald
Rev. Richard Davidson, First Christian Church officiated at the funeral services for Edna G. McDonald, 81, in the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday, March 26.
Pall bearers were Rolland Kaesemeyer, Gordon Faires, Jim Foster, Dean Weatherman, Ray Geissel and Fred Etling.
Sacred selections by Mrs. Bern Bliss were “How Great Thou Art” and “In the Garden”. Mrs. Fred Etling was organist.
Mrs. McDonald was born near Weston February 22, 1893. Her parents were Peter and Ann Geiss who were wheat rancher. In 1902 they moved to Milton-Freewater. On November 18, 1920 she married Frank McDonald and the couple spent the rest of their lives here. He died in 1940. She had been in ill health for several years. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
Burial was in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery under the direction of Menselle-Rhodes Funeral Home.

Nolf, Edward G.
The East Oregonian
Friday, April 13, 1962
Edward G. (Smoky) Nolf
Funeral due Monday – Funeral for Edward G. Nolf, longtime resident of Pendleton who at one time owned the Smoke Shop here, will be Monday. He died at the Pendleton Convalescent Hone Tuesday night, leaving two nephews, one in Portland and one in Seattle.

Erther, Elsie M.
The East Oregonian
April 15, 1967
Elsie M. Erther
Erther, Elsie M., 77, late of Milton-Freewater. Survived by a daughter Mrs. Lester (Blanche) Boulden, Milton-Freewater. Brothers Orville and James Drinkwater, Detroit, Mich.; George Drinkwater, Utica, Mich.; Sisters, Ethel Lane, Maumee, Ohio; Mrs. Edith Houghty, Blissfield, Mich.; Mrs. Clara Hacker, Warren, Mich., Mrs. Neoma Lash, Utica, Mich. One grandchild, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be Saturday April 15, 1967 at 10:30 a.m. in the Wesley Methodist Church, Milton-Freewater. The Rev. Everett Gardner officiating. Interment, Milton-Freewater Cemetery. Friends who wish may make Memorial contributions to the Wesley Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. Remains will lie in state at the funeral home until 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Munselle-Rhodes in care of arrangements.

Reeves, Ernest Thomas
The East Oregonian
June 28, 1958
Reeves Ernest Thomas, age 67, late of Umatilla. Survived by wife, Florence Reeves, Umatilla, sons Harold Reeves, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Bennie Reeves, Umatilla, daughters, Mrs. Alva Stephens, Umatilla; Mrs. Norma Anderson, Umatilla; Mrs. Danny Cramer, Irrigon; Miss. Patsy Reeves, La Grande; brothers, Sam Reeves, Muscotaha, Kan.; George R. Reeves, Long Beach Calif.; nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 1, 2 p.m. Burns Mortuary, Hermiston with the Rev. William H. Snyder, Umatilla Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial in Umatilla Cemetery. Pallbearers Virgil Fetterhoff, Bernard Newton, George Rowe, Troy Linder, Urs Hiatt, Harry Rodenbough.

Shull, Eula E.
The East Oregonian
Tuesday, September, 24, 1985
Eula E. Shull
GOLDENDALE, Wash.- Eula Evangeline Shull, 87, died Friday, Sept. 20, 1985, at Goldendale, Wash.
The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, at the Knosher-Erdman Funeral Home in Goldendale, followed by burial at the Centerville Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 12, 1897, in Wakefield, Kan., to Frank and Lorinda (Jackson) Draper.  Her mother died when Eula was 18 months old, and she was raised by foster parents, Josh and Nellie Parrack.
On Jan. 23, 1918, she married John N. Shull at Wakefield, Kan. The couple farmed in Kansas and Colorado before coming
in 1940 to Goldendale, where they operated a dairy farm with their son, Ray. Later they purchased the John Deere Implement Co., and operated it for several years. They also ran ranches in the Springcreek, Centerville, and Goldendale areas.
In 1970, they retired and moved to Goldendale because of her husband’s failing health. He died in 1973.
While living in Centerville, Bula was active in the Centerville Grange and the Thimble Club. She also worked as a Avon representative for several years.
Survivors include a daughter, Althea Watts of Hermiston; three sons: Ray of Goldendale, Darold of Spokane, and John C. of Hermiston; four sisters; Zola Headman of Tulsa Okla., Blanche Lillienthal of Albany, N.Y., Emma Walno of Loveland Colo., and Elsie Sargent of Oldsberg, Kan.; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. One daughter, a brother and two sisters died earlier.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society.

Reeves, Florence
The East Oregonian
November 17, 1979
Florence Reeves
Umatilla – Florence Rachel Reeves, a Umatilla resident for more than 50 years died Friday at St. Mary’s Hospital  in Walla Walla, Wash. She was 77.
 Mrs. Reeves was born Dec. 23, 1901 in Everest, Kan. She was a member of  Pocahontas Lodge of Umatilla, and also helped with Senior Citizen dinners.
 Surviving are her sons, Harold E of Santa Barbara, Calif;, and Bennie B.; Irrigon; Daughters, Dottie F. Stephens and Norma V. Busler, both of Umatilla, Rita Jean Creamer, Irrigon, and Patsy I Hutchinson, La Grande; Sisters, Eva Otten and Gladys Winder, both of Peoria, Ill., Molly Hunt, Abington Ill., Freda Shane and Velma Wenstrom, both of Monmouth, Ill., and Edna Hanson, Portland. There are 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
 Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 20, at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. Interment will be at Umatilla Cemetery.

Fry, Francis M.
The Milton Eagle
Thursday, February 19, 1931
Francis M. Fry
Francis Marvin Fry passed away Thursday, February 12, at the home of his sister, Mrs. F.D. Hutton, on river road east of town. He had arrived for a visit at the Hutton home only about twenty-four hours before from Sunnyside Wash., but had been ailing for some time. Mr. Fry was born in Illinois, April 17, 1855, and was 76 years if age. He is survived by his wife and two sons. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Christian Church, Rev. Francis M. Arant officiating. Burial was at the Odd Fellows cemetery in charge of Munselle’s Funeral Directors.

Sample, Francis M.
The Milton Eagle
Thursday, December 8, 1932
Francis M. Sample
After a residence in this vicinity extending over a period of sixty years, practically his entire life. Francis M. Sample passed away last Friday at the home of his son, Leonard Sample, in Milton, aged 64 years.
Mr. Sample was born on a farm near Walla Walla November 4, 1868, and moved to the Oregon side of the line early in life, residing in the valley all his life. While he had not been in the best of health for the past year or two, he was able to be about and attend to his customary duties up to within a few days of his passing. His last illness lasted but two days and heart trouble was given as the immediate cause of death. He is survived by a son, Leonard Sample, and a daughter, Mrs. John Daugherty.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Munselle chapel, Rev. Wilbur Torgerson officiating. Interment followed in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

McDonald, Frank
The Milton Eagle
Thursday, August 22, 1940
Heart Attack Fatal For Frank McDonald
Frank McDonald, Familiarly known among his friends as “Scotty”, died suddenly at his home in Milton Thursday morning about 2:30 o’clock following a heart attack. He was 54 years of age and was a native of Cullen, Scotland. Sueviving relatives include his wife, Edna Geiss McDonald, a daughter; Annabel, and a sister, Mrs. J.S. French of San Francisco.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Milton Christian Church, Rev. Fred J. Greene officiating. Interment at Milton I.O.O.F. cemetery with Masonic service at the graveside.
Masons Take Note
Members of Milton Lodge No. 96 A.F. & A.M.will meet at the hall Saturday afternoon, August 24, at 1:15 o’clock to attend the funeral of Brother Frank McDonald. Masoonic services will be conducted at the cemetery.  H.J. Flower, W.M.

Schroeder, George C.
The East Oregonian
June 22, 1958
G.C. Schroeder Dies at 81
George C. Schroeder, 81, a resident of Umatilla County 73 years, died Sunday in Pendleton. The body is at Folsom’s pending arrangements.
Mr. Schroeder a native of Illinois where he was born Nov. 3, 1876, came to this country when a boy of eight with his parents. He married Dora Hudeman May 17, 1898 at the Hudeman ranch north of Pendleton. Survivors are sons John Schroeder, Pendleton, and Carlton Schroeder, of Los Angeles; daughter Mrs. Robert G. Harris, Maple Valley, Wash., and sisters Mrs. Alba Card, Seaside, and Mrs. Joe Schmidt, North Hollywood, Calif.
He farmed in Umatilla County most of his life and also moved to Hermiston for a time, living there for five years.
FUNERAL NOTICE:
SCHROEDER, George Cornelius, age 81, late of Pendleton. Father of sons John Schroeder, Pendleton, and Carlton Schroeder, of Los Angeles, Mrs. Robert G. Harris, Maple Valley, Wash., brother of Mrs. Alba Card, Seaside, Ore.; Mrs. Joe Schmidt, North Hollywood, Calif. Funeral services will be Wednesday 10 a.m. Folsom’s Funeral Chapel (off street parking for family and friends on S.E. 2nd. Interment at Olney Mausoleum.

George, Grace Ellen
The East Oregonian
April 13, 1967
Grace Ellen George
GEORGE, Grace Ellen, 63, late of Hermiston. Survived by husband, William A. George, Hermiston; son, William A. George, Jr., Salt Lake City, Utah; daughters, Mrs. Tereso Barreras, Hermiston; Mrs. Robert Riddle, Heppner; Grace Ellen Hixson, Hermiston; brother, Robert Pogue, Heppner; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Thursday at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jack Naff officiating. Burial will be at the Wallowa Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Clayton, Guy and Aurene
The Milton Eagle
Thursday, February 19, 1932
Two Die in Wreck on Oregon Trail Highway
Guy Clayton, aged 49, and his niece, Aurene Clayton, aged 12 years, both of Echo, met almost instant death Saturday evening on the old Oregon Trail at the eastern edge of Rieth When the Clayton car left the road and went over the bluff, landing on the jagged rocks below. Three other girls suffered injuries. The party was on the way to Pendleton to attend a show. It is believed that Mr. Clayton was blinded by the lights of a passing car, causing him to lose control.

Beidler, Harland
The East Oregonian
October 11, 1972
Harland Beidler’s Rites Wednesday
Funeral will be Wednesday for Harland D. Beidler, 72, Pendleton, who died Sunday in Pendleton.
Born in Wallowa, he had been a resident of Pendleton for the last 12 years. He had worked as a foreman in planing  mills at Wallowa, Pendleton, La Grande, John Day, and Kinzua. He had resided in John Day for 10 years in the 1950’s.
He is survived by a brother, Herbert Beidler, Olympia, Wash.; sisters, Thelma Harris, Pendleton, and Edna Kiel, Joseph; and several nieces and nephews.

Newcomb, Harley A.
The East Oregonian
Thursday, November 10, 1983
 Harley A. Newcomb
Harley A. Newcomb Sr., of Pilot Rock, died Wednesday in Pendleton, at Amber Valley Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Burns Mortuary, Pendleton

Powers, Harriet O.
The East Oregonian
Thursday, November 10, 1983
Harriet O. Powers
MILTON-FREEWATER – Harriet O. Powers, 84, died Tuesday at Elzora Manor.
Funeral will begin 10 a.m. Sunday, at the Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton, followed by vault interment in Skyview Memorial Park.
Mrs. Powers had lived in Pendleton from 1948 to1961, then moving to Milton-Freewater.
She was born Dec. 26, 1898 in Burlingame, Kan.
On Dec. 26, 1917, she married George A. Powers in Ottawa, Kan. For many years she worked at Harris Pine Mills in Pendleton, and also worked several years at the Eastern Oregon Hospital and Training Center. Her husband died in 1968.
Mrs. Powers was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Surviving are three daughters: Wilma Stiles of Pendleton, Mildred Helton, of Roseburg, and Bernice Hall of Moundville, Mo.; son Marlin Powers, Pendleton; sisters Emily Bracken, Mt. Vernon, Mo., and Mary Ellen Steinhouse, Fort Smith, Ark.; brother Jim Buttler of Mount Vernon, Mo.; 35 grandchildren and 67 great grandchildren.
Daughters Bettylou Stiles and Ethelyn O’Neal died earlier.

Gibson, Helen M.
The East Oregonian
Thursday, November 10, 1983
Helen M. Gibson
PENDLETON – Helen M. Gibson, 79, was found dead Wednesday, at her home in Pendleton.
Funeral will begin 2 p.m. Monday, at the Burns Mortuary Chapel, followed by burial at Olney Cemetery.
Born in Pendleton Aug. 13, 1913, she was the daughter of Tom and Melinda (Handy) Gibson.
She taught school in Adams and in Union.
She and George Stangier were married from Dec. 28, 1938, until July 27, 1965.
In addition to operating the Umatilla County Girls Home for several years, she taught ceramics at Eastern Oregon Hospital and Training Center from 1940 to 1960.
Survivors include sister Edna Louise Washburn of Portland; and brother Thomas Silas Gibson Sr., of Pilot Rock.
A sister, Bertha Margaret Porter, and a half sister, Eva Gibson, Died Earlier.

Curl, Isabel
The East Oregonian
Monday, January 9, 1961
Isabel Curl
Curl, Isabel, 68, late of Pendleton, formerly of Milton-Freewater. Mother of Ivan, Salem, Allen, Milton-Freewater; Albert, Longview, Wash.; Robert, Oregon City; Mrs. Myrtle Villa, Touchet, Wash.; Mrs. Annie Wold, Portland; Mrs. Louise Smith, Portland; Mrs. Allen Camp, Modesto, Calif.; Mrs. Mary Tester, Pendleton; Mrs. Helen Friedly, Pendleton; Evelyn Curl, Del Paso Heights, Calif.; sister of Leo Collins, Montana; Basil Collins, Pendleton. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1:30 p.m. in the Burns Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. George Allen officiating. Bearers: Vincent Nephew, Frank Carr, Ray Anderson, Larry Garrison, Al Howland, Clinton Case. Burial will be in Olney Cemetery.

McKenzie, James Donald  “Red”
The East Oregonian
January 1, 1961
James Donald “Red” McKenzie
McKenzie, James Donald “Red”, 57, late of Echo, husband of Zoe, Echo, Oregon, brother of Orville W., Wallowa, Clarence K. Sacramento, Calif., Clayton R., Hermiston, Ore., Max D. Hermiston, Ore., Mrs. Edith Plass, Belmont, Calif. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 3, 10:00 A.M., In the Burns Mortuary Chapel, Pendleton, with Rev. Cecil Wingard of the Echo Methodist Church officiating. Graveside services will be Tues. Jan 3, 1:30 P.M. In the Summerville Cemetery, Summerville, Oregon.

Shull, Jesse David
The East Oregonian
August 8, 1959
Jesse David Shull
SHULL, Jesse David, age 84. late of 108 SE 9th St., Pendleton. Uncle of Norval Sunden, Pendleton; Lavon Lash, Sacramento, Calif. Graveside service Wednesday, Aug. 5, 10 A.M., Olney Cemetery. Folsom’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

Troedson, Johan Francis
The East Oregonian
April 14, 1967
Johan Francis Troedson
TROEDSON, Johan Francis, 51, late of Portland. Brother of Carl and Verner, both of Ione; Mrs. Howard (Linea) Nottage, Portland. Services will be Friday, April 14 at 2 p.m., at the Ione United Church of Christ with Pastor Don Peterson of Hope and Valby Lutheran Church officiating. Vault interment in the High View Cemetery, Ione. Casket bearers: Dorr Mason, Milton Morgan, Roy Lindstrom, Charles Doherty, Franklin Lindstrom, Kenneth Smouse. Sweeney Mortuary of Heppner in charge of arrangements.


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