Miscellaneous Umatilla County, Oregon Obituaries

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Arkell, John Frederick
The East Oregonian
April 11, 1967
John Frederick Arkell
ARKELL, John Frederick, 76, late of Hiersches Nursing Home. Survived by daughters, Mrs. L.J. (Pearl) Burgoyne, Portland, Ore., Mrs. Fred (Eleanor) Morse, Lafayette, Ind., Mrs. Marshall Kellum, GilChrist, Ore. Brothers, Henry C. Arkell, Dan J. Arkell, both of Pendleton. Sister, Mrs. John Catterall, Pendleton. Services Will be Tuesday, April 11, 1967, 3:30 p.m. Folsoms’ Funeral Chapel, the Rev. William Backstrom, officiating. Casket bearers are Earl Newquist, Albert Anderson, Henry Hutchinson, Lee Hutchinson, Robert Shaw, Ike Patrick. Interment in Olney Cemetery.

Kennedy, John Maurice
The East Oregonian
June 23, 1958
John Maurice Kennedy
Kennedy, John Maurice, age 67, late of Pendleton. Survivors are Nellie M. Kennedy, Pendleton; son, J. Maurice Kennedy, Spokane, Wash.; daughters, Mrs. Walter Fransen, Astoria, Ore., Mrs. Frank Cannon, Los Angeles, Calif., Mother Mrs. Margaret O. Kennedy, Spokane, Wash.; brothers, W.E. Kennedy, Portland, and Rev. Robert F. Kennedy, Spokane, Wash.; sister, Mrs. Emmett Cooney, Spokane, Wash., and 10 grandchildren. Recitation of Rosary Tuesday 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church. Requiem Mass Wednesday 10 a.m. St. Mary’s Church. Folsoms Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Members of the Knights of Columbus are requested to meet at St. Mary’s Church, 7:45 p.m., Tuesdayevening to attend recitation of the Rosary in a group. Burial will be at Olney Cemetery.

Kash Kash, Julia H.
The East Oregonian
June 10, 1958
Julia H. Kash Kash Dies
Funeral service for Julia H. Kash Kash, 94, who died Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Hospital, will be Friday. Mrs. Kash Kash was born at Kamiah, Idaho and had resided in Umatilla County for 50 years. She was the daughter of the first minister ordained from the Nez Perce tribe at Lapwai, Idaho, the Rev. Robert Williams. Her family was the first generation of Christians from the Nez Perce tribe, according to Dr. J.M. Cornelison, Pendleton. Dr. Cornelison said Mr. Williams, the Rev. Deffenbaugh and the Rev. William Wheeler, by order of the old IdahoPresbytery, organized the Umatilla Church, now known as the Tutuilla Church, June 16, 1882. Dr. Cornelison said this was three years before the Presbyterian Church was organized on Pendleton. Mrs. Kash Kash was the first president of the Tutuilla Women’s missionary Society and was active in church work all her lifetime. Among survivors are a son, Sam Kash Kash, Pendleton, now a elder of the Tutuilla Church as was her husband, the late James Kash Kash; daughters, Mrs. Ed Smart, Wamic, Oregon, Mrs. Jacob Mann, White Swan Wash., and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral notice appears on page 4.
KASH KASH, Julia H. 94, late of Rt. 1, Pendleton. Mother of Sam Kash Kash, Pendleton, Mrs. Ed Smart, Wamic, Ore., Mrs. Jacob Mann, White Swan, Wash., and there are many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, June 13, 10:00 a.m.at the Tutuilla Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Akire Makino officiating. Burial will be in the Tutuilla Cemetery. There will be a prayer service Thursday June 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Burns Mortuary Chapel.

Moore, Lelia Jane
The East Oregonian
Friday, January 25, 1985
Lelia Jane Moore
HERMISTON- The funeral for Lelia Jane Moore will begin at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Folsom-Bishop Funeral Chapel, Pendleton, with burial at the Athena Cemetery.
Mrs. Moore, 84, Hermiston, formerly of Adams, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1985, at Good Samaritan Care Center, Hermiston.
She was born Sept. 11, 1900 at Perry, Okla., the daughter of George M. and Eva Ann (McDorman) Jerome.
On July 7, 1921 she married John Dayton Moore.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints.
Survivors include sons. Edward Moore, Hermiston, Earl M. Moore, Fruitland, Idaho, Tom Eugene Moore, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Dayton J. Moore, Valencia, Calif.; daughters, Oberta L. Smith, Vivian Z. McDowell, and Jane L. Caputo, all of Hermiston, Marie Inez Staples, Grants Pass, and Wilma B. Cruise, Garibaldi; sisters Wanda Wagner, in Nebraska, Velma Seward, Sequim, Wash., Beulah McNeece, Port Angeles, Wash.; 36 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.  Her husband died in 1980 and a daughter, Fern Alice Staats, died in 1981.

Sample, Leonard
The East Oregonian
Friday, June 13, 1952
Funeral Rites Held For Leonard Sample
Leonard Sample, a native of Milton-Freewater, died Saturday afternoon, June 7, in a Walla Walla hospital following a long illness. He was 55 years old.
Sample was born in Milton August 7, 1896, and had lived here most of his life. He had been employed by the city of Milton for 25 years, most of that time as distribution Superintendent and line foreman. He was also chief of the fire department for 12 years.
He was a member of  the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Sample leaves two survivors- his widow, Myrtle of Milton-Freewater, and a sister, Mrs. Blanche Daughterty, also of Milton Freewater.
Funeral service were held aqt 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from Munselle Chapel. Chaplain Lawrence Cousins of Walla Walla officiating. Interment was at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Out of town relatives here for the funeral were: an uncle, Delbert Rector of St. Mary’s Ida.; Mr. And Mrs. Miles Sparger of Seaside Ore., Mr. and Mrs. Will McEachern of Roseburg; and Mrs. Agnes Hamley of Waitsburg. The latter three ladies are sisters of Mrs. Sample.

York, Lincoln
The East Oregonian
Thursday, January 12, 1961
Lincoln York
York, Lincoln, 65, late of Boise, Idaho. Husband of Helen York, Boise; brother of Gordon York; Mrs. Pearl McKee, and uncle of Coral Kaspar, all of Pendleton. Graveside services will be Monday, Jan. 16, 11:00 a.m. at Olney Cemetery, with the Rev. James Wilson of the Methodist Church officiating. Friends are requested to meet at Burns Mortuary Chapel at 10:30 a.m.

Nottage, Linea T.
The East Oregonian
December 15, 1988
Linea Nottage
PENDLETON- Linea T. Nottage, 83, of Pendleton, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Amber Valley Care Center in Pendleton.
Memorial funeral services will be held at a later date.
She was born Oct. 12, 1905, in Ione, the daughter of Johan and Tilda (Nilsson) Troedson.
She graduated from Oregon State College and taught school in Portland and Clackmas school systems.
She was married to Howard Nottage at Ione, June 1942.
She was a member of the American Association of University Women, the OSU Alumnae Association and Kappa Delta sorority.
Survivors include a brother, Verner Troedson of Pendleton.
Bishop Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Shull, Mabel Catherine
The East Oregonian
May 29, 1989
Mabel Catherine Shull
PENDLETON- Lifelong area resident, Mabel Catherine Shull, 83, of Pendleton, died Saturday, May 27, 1989, at Amber Valley Care Center in Pendleton.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pendleton with vault interment at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton.
She was born March 17, 1906 at Pilot Rock to John and Bertha Kamarath McKeown and was one of eight daughters. Her grandparents, the Kamaraths were early homesteaders of the Pilot Rock area.
She grew up in the area and was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy in Pendleton and was employed at Pendleton Woolen Mills at one time.
On April 6, 1929, she married Ralph Leo Shull at Walla Walla,. He died in 1982.
Mrs. Shull was a member of the Catholic Church
Survivors include nieces, Geraldine Salta and Janice Tankersley, both of Portland. Donna DeVine of Salem.

Berg, Mary Estella
The East Oregonian
January 2, 1961
Mary Estella Berg
Berg, Mary Estella, 62, late of 814 S.W. 14th. Mother of Donald E. Berg, Coos Bay; Myron J. Berg, Pendleton; Mrs. Vivian E. Gregg, Pasco, Wash.; grandmother of five, and there are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1:30 P.M., in the Burns Mortuary Chapel, with Rev. Arthur Baehmann of the Peace Lutheran Church officiating. Bearers: Glen Corfield, Burl Gregory, Donald Berg, Myron Berg, William Gregg, Jim Gregg. Vault interment will  be in Olney Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make donations to the Heart Fund, directly to the fund or through the mortuary.

McDaniel, Mary R.
The East Oregonian
July 2, 1958
Mary R. McDaniel
McDaniel, Mary R. age 74, late of Hermiston of Hardman. Survived by husband Charles McDaniel, Hermiston, daughter, Mrs. Zoe Billings, Boardman; son, Everett Hadley, Boardman; sisters, Mrs. Bert Bleakman, Hermiston, Mrs. Maggie Fucua, Portland, Mrs. Bessie Ramsdell, Gladstone; two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. at the Christian Church and the Rev. Joe Stephens of the Highland Bishop Church officiating. Pallbearers: Kenneth Batty, Everett Harshman, Gus Hastings, Cary Hastings, Archie Bechdolt, Adrain Bechdolt. Concluding service will be in the IOOF cemetery  at Hardman. Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston, in charge of arrangements.

Vaughn, Mary Minerva
The Weston Ledger
Friday, December 17, 1920
Mrs. Mary Minerva Vaughn
Suffering a second paralytic stroke, Tuesday, at her home in this city, Mrs. Mary Minerva Vaughn lingered until Wednesday afternoon, when relieved of further suffering. She had suffered a slight stroke some months ago, but recovered to the extent that she was able to up and around the house.
Mrs. Mea Russell, daughter of the late Mrs. Vaughn, is in the city from her home at Condon.

Mendenhall, Maud
The East Oregonian
October 7, 1972
Death Takes Maud Mendenhall
Maud Mendenhall, 96, died at Pendleton, Thursday. She was born in Corinne, Utah, Dec. 10, 1875.
Mrs. Mendenhall was married to William A. Mendenhall in Idaho on May 14, 1900. They lived at Prairie City for a few years and then moved to the Stanfield area. Her husband died in 1942. Mrs. Mendenhall lived in Hermiston for a few years and had lived in Pendleton for the past year.
She is survived by a son, Wayne Mendenhall, Pendleton. Graveside services will be in the Echo City Cemetery, Saturday.
Funeral Notice
MENDENHALL, Maud, 96, late of Pendleton. Survived by son, Wayne Mendenhall, Pendleton. Graveside services will be in the Echo City Cemetery, Saturday, Oct. 7, 1972 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Jack Naff of the First Christian Church officiating. Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston is in care of arrangements.

Whitely, Mrs. F.M.
The Athena Press
February 12, 1932
Death of Mrs. Whitely Well Known At Athena
Mrs. F.M. Whitely of Adams, mention of whose illness was recently made in The Press, died in a Walla Walla hospital Thursday of last week. Death followed an operation for relief from appendicitis.
Funeral services were held Sunday in the Baptist church at Adams, Rev. Northrop of Athena, officiating. Interrment took place at Athena cemetery.
Mrs. Whitely was 62 years of age, having been born in Missouri in 1869.
She is survived by her husband, five children, 14 grandchildren, two brothers, and four sisters.  Children are Mrs. Loulla Potter of Adams; Rufus Carpenter of Astoria; Edwin Carpenter of Pomeroy; Mrs. Lenora Sorenson of Dayton, Washington, and Theodore Carpenter of Walla Walla. A son Samuel Carpenter, died in 1903. Mrs Whitely’s sister, Mrs. J.E. Owens and a brother A.M. Moyer, both of Seattle arrived for the funeral.

Nolf, Mrs. J.H.
The East Oregonian
Monday, October 2, 1905
Native of Pennsylvania. Where She Was Married to J.H. Nolf in 1863 –Lived There and in Nebraska Until 1889. Since Which Time the Family Has Lived in This City- Mother of Nine Children. Six of whom , With her Husband, Survive Her- Member of German Reformed Church.
Mrs. J.H. Nolf A pioneer of the city, died Sunday at 11 o’clock after a brief illness with complications following enlargement of the liver with which she was attacked six weeks ago.
Mrs. Nolf was 65 years 11 months and 7 days old at the time of her death and leaves a husband, J.H. Nolf  and six living children, all of whom will attend the funeral tomorrow. The children now living are as follows: John, Fred, Joseph, and Edward Nolf and Mrs. J.H. Moore and Miss. Emma Nolf. Fred had just left here for Seattle and came back Saturday evening to be at the beside of his mother, and Mrs. Moore, who resides in Spokane is expected to arrive in time to attend the funeral. Three children of the family have died.
She was married to J.H. Nolf in Allentown, Pa., in 1863 and after residing there for a number of years, came to Nebraska, where they lived for a short time, coming to Pendleton in 1889, where they have since resided.
She was a member of the German Reformed church. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. W.L. Van Nays, of the First Presbyterian church, at the Nolf home, at 10 o’clock, and interment will take place in Olney cemetery. No funeral notices will be issued.
 Newspaper; The East Oregonian
 Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
 Mr. And Mrs. Frederick Nolf have returned from Seattle, being called home by the illness of the formers mother, who died yesterday.

Sample, Myrtle
The East Oregonian
Thursday, May 9, 1963
Services Held Tuesday for Myrtle Sample
Funeral services for Myrtle Pearl “Midge” Sample were held Tuesday, May 7, from Munselle’s Chapel with Rev. James A. Reed officiating. She died Sunday, May 5, in a Walla Walla hospital after an extended illness.
C.W. Wrinkle sang “God Be With You” and “In The Garden.” Mrs. John H. Maxwell was organist.
Pallbearers were F.A. Fullerton, Michael Kicker, Martin Wilkening, James Coe, Henry Wenner, and Lloyd Pribe.
Concluding services and interment were in the Milton IOOF Cemetery.
Born May 21, 1894 in Weston, Ore., Myrtle McEachern Sample was a member of a pioneer family of the area. She was a member of the Episcopal Church.
She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mamie Johnson of Seaside, Ore., and Mrs. Agnes Hamley of Milton-Freewater; a brother, William M. McEachern of Seaside, and a niece, Mrs. Audrey Clement of Portland.
Her husband, Leonard Sample, was for many years chief electrician for the city of Milton-Freewater before his passing in 1952.

Arnold, Nell Ingram
The East Oregonian
April 19, 1967
Nell Ingram Arnold
Arnold, Nell Ingram, age 68, late of Hermiston. Survived by her daughter, Mrs. John Campbell, Condon. Two brothers, Duane Ingram, Pendleton; Irwin Ingram, Portland. Sister Mrs. Herb Guderian of Stanfield. Five grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 19, 1967, 2 p.m. at Johns Episcopal Church, Hermiston with the Rev. Chandler Jackson officiating. Burial in Echo cemetery. Pallbearers: Gaylord Madison, John Mustard, Ed Lynch, Walter Havm, George Harkenrider, A.H. Norton.
Burns Mortuary Chapel in care of arrangements.

Nolf, Joseph
The East Oregonian
Monday, October 14, 1907
Remains Arrived From Seattle Sunday Night and Interment Took Place Today in Olney Cemetery—Joseph Nolf Was Practically Reared In Pendleton and Was Well Known—For Many Years Clerk in Fred Nolf’s Stationery Store and Was Later Deputy Game Warden.
Joe Nolf well known in this city, where he passed the greater portion of his life, died Saturday in Seattle from the effects of cerebo-spinal Meningitis, and he was buried this afternoon in Olney cemetery.
 The news of his brother’s sudden death was received here Saturday evening by Ed Nolf, of the Alexander grocery store. Last evening the body of the dead man was brought to the city on train no. 2, accompanied by the father, John H. Nolf.
 At 4 o’clock this afternoon the funeral service was held from the Rader undertaking parlor, the service being conducted bt Rev. W.L. VanNuys. The funeral was under the direction of Integrity lodge No. 92, I.O.O.F., of which the deceased was a member.
 Joseph Nolf was 28 years of age at the time of his death. He had lived here for many years and was salesman in his brother’s stationery store on Court stret. He also served for s time as deputy game warden for this section and was well known.

Hughes, O.C.
The East Oregonian
January 1, 1961
O.C. Hughes
Hughes, O.C., late of Hermiston. Survived by his wife Lena of Hermiston; three sons, Col Clayton Hughes, Rochester, N.Y.: Paul Hughes, Long Beach Calif.: and Victor Hughes, San Bruno, Calif.: two daughters, Mrs. Victor Creech, Tillamook, Ore.: Mis. Evlyn Morrow, Vancouver, Wash.; stepson, M.O. McCoy, Vancouver, Wash.; stepdaughter, Mrs. Ione Fuson, Tulsa, Okla.; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 2:00 p.m. at the Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston with the Rev. Ernest Trapp of the 1st Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Hermiston Cemetery.

Bissinger, Omar Godfrey
The East Oregonian
April 17, 1967
Omar Godfrey Bissinger
Bissinger, Omar Godfrey, 88, late of 1112 N.W. Horn. Survived by his wife, Ola Ora Bissinger; brother, Lee Bissinger, Pendleton; sisters, Mrs. Lon Vail, Algonak, Mich., Mrs. M.O. LaHue, Pendleton, Mrs. Homer Krebiel, Pendleton. Services will be Monday, April 17, 1967, 2:30 p.m. Folsoms Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dwight Townsen officiating. Concluding services in Olney Cemetery.

Shull, Opal Marie
The East Oregonian
November 7, 1989
Opal Marie Shull
HERMISTON- The funeral Opal Marie Shull were today at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hermiston, with burial following at Hermiston Cemetery.
Mrs. Shull, 65, Hermiston, died at Emanuel Hospital in Portland on Friday, Nov. 3, 1989.
She was born at Davis, Okla., on Feb. 24, 1924. She was reared and attended school at Oklahoma City.
Prior ro her marriage she worked in a photography store in Oklahoma City.
On Aug. 4, 1945, she married John C. Shull in Oklahoma City. The couple lived at Jacksonville, Fla. For a time and returned to Oklahoma City where three of her children were born. The family moved to Goldendale, Wash., and in 1955 moved to Hermiston.
Mr. Shull retired as Hermiston Fire Chief in 1988.
Mrs. Shull was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church; Order of the Eastern Star; past guardian of Bethel 44 Job’s Daughters; Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary; was a past 4-H ; leader; was a member of the Women’s Civic League, and Episcopal Women.
She had worked at Burnham’s Department Store in Hermiston, where she was ladies clothes buyer, and also Williams Clothing Store for many years.
Mrs. Shull was known among friends for her love of people and the joy she took in successes of her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband at home; sons, Jim of Nampa, Idaho, and John of Scappoose; daughters, Rita Harris of Hermiston, Laura Siler of Murrieta, Calif., Althea Shull of Hermiston; and seven grandchildren. Two sisters and three brothers died earlier.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Lung Association or to St. John’s Episcopal Church, directly or through Burns Mortuary in Hermiston.

Bracher, Paul Alonzo
The East Oregonian
Monday, January 9, 1961
Paul Alonzo Bracher
Bracher, Paul Alonzo, age 55, late of Pilot Rock. Husband of Wanda, Pilot Rock; father of Clifford Bracher, Pilot Rock; Mrs. Jesse (Paula) Newman, Pilot Rock, Lynn and Gayle Bracher, Pilot Rock; brother of C. Victor Bracher, Cleveland, Ohio; Chester G. Bracher, U.S. Air Force, England; Charles Bracher, Pilot Rock; Mrs. Vida Couck, Portland; Mrs Lorraine Kopp, Pendleton; Mrs. Clara Schnuriger, Tacoma Wash. Recitation of Rosary, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 8:00 p.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Requiem Mass, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 10:00 a.m., St. Mary’s Church. Burial in Olney Cemetery. Folsoms Funeral Chapel in care of Arrangements.

Tullis, Paul Jonathon
The East Oregonian
July 1, 1958
Service Held For Infant
Graveside service was held yesterday at Olney Cemetery for Paul Jonathon Tullis, infant son of Mr. And Mrs. Tom Tullis, Pendleton. The infant died Friday at St. Anthony’s Hospital. Survivors besides the parents are three brothers, Scott, Kirk, and Craig, all Pendleton; grandparents, Mrs. Myrtle Tullis, Pendleton, Mr. And Mrs. Jack Molitor, Portland; and great-grandfather, John Molitor, Pendleton.
Arrangements were by Burns Mortuary.

McCabe, Phillip S.
The East Oregonian
Tuesday, January 17, 1961
Phillip S. McCabe
McCabe, Phillip S., 75, late of Weston; brother of Oliver McCabe, La Grande; Robert McCabe, Eagle Point, Ore.; Albert McCabe, Medford; Mrs. Ellen Larson, Medford, and there are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 19, 2:00 p.m. in the Burns Mortuary Chapel, with Dr. Earle P. Cochran officiating. Bearers: Don McCabe, Bill DeLashmutt, Burl Abel, Glenn Abel, Arden Abel, Bud Abel. Burial will be in Olney Cemetery.

Tucker, Randall
The Milton Eagle
Weekly, January,1985
Randall Tucker
Randall A. Tucker, 72 of East Appleton Road, Milton-Freewater, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 1985 at the Good Shepherd Hospital in Hermiston, Ore.
Memorial services were Tuesday, Jan. 29 in the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel, Milton-Freewater. The Rev. Edward Morrison of the Ingle Chapel Congregational Church officiated.
Mr. Tucker was born March 14, 1912, in Weyburn, Sascatchewan, Canada, to Claude and Margaret Sindt Tucker. He moved to the United States in a covered wagon with his family when he was 2 years old. He attended schools in Montana. and Minnesota. For the next 38 years Mr. Tucker worked for the Great Northern Railroad.
He married Viola Warnock in Umapine on March 16, 1968. The couple lived in Hermiston from 1968 to 1972 where Mr. Tucker worked as a custodian at the Good Shepherd Hospital. In 1972 they moved to Waitsburg where he did construction work.
They then moved to Lakeview, Ore., where he was supervisor of maintenance for the school district there. The Tuckers came to Milton-Freewater in 1975.
Mr. Tucker is survived by his wife at the home, a son Thomas Tucker of Frenchtown, Mont.; a daughter, Marcene Tucker; his mother, Margaret Surring of Detriot Lakes, Minn.; a sister Beatrice Sharp of Detroit Lakes; three brothers, Vernon Tucker of Minneapolis, Minn., Louis Tucker of Woodward Okla., and Melvin Tucker of Jefferson, Wis., and four grandchildren.

Lewis, Ray
The Milton Eagle
Weekly, January 1985
Ray Lewis, 61, of 320 Tara Court, Milton-Freewater, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1985 at his home.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 26 in the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel, Milton-Freewater with Rev. Claiborne Erickson officiating. Burial was in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Charlie Potter, Hal Phillips, Rich McCloy, Paul Billings, Gene Vernon, and Frank Fox.
Mr. Lewis was born Dec. 5, 1923, in Smethport, N.C., to Jesse and Rhody Manuel Lewis. He attended schools and and was raised in West Jefferson, N.C.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. During World War II, and later re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving for eight years.
Mr. Lewis married Marilyn Lamm in Weston, Ore., Sept. 25, 1958. His various truck driving jobs allowed him the opportunity of traveling, which he enjoyed. He drove for Ready Mix Sand and Gravel in Milton-Freewater for 11 years, retiring in 1984 due to ill health.
Mr. Lewis was a member of the First Baptist Church, Milton-Freewater.
Survivors include his wife, at home; two sons, Kevin Lewis of Milton-Freewater, and Kyle Lewis of Eugene; one daughter, Kelly Lewis of Milton-Freewater, five brothers, Eugene Lewis, of West Jefferson, Everett Lewis of Jefferson, N.C., Coy Lewis of Lenore, N.C., James Lewis of Willoughby, Ohio and Gwyn Lewis of Enterprise; and three sisters, Ollie Lewis of West Jefferson, Ettie Arnold of Enterprise, and Clydie Dippel of Clinton, Ohio.

Lewis, Ray
The East Oregonian
Friday, January 25, 1985
Ray Lewis
MILTON-FREEWATER- The Funeral for Ray Lewis will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel, Milton-Freewater, with vault interment at the Milton-Freewater Cemetery.
Lewis, 61, Milton-Freewater, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1985, at his home.
Lewis was born Dec. 5, 1923 at Smethport, N.C., the son of Jesse and Rhody (Manuel) Lewis. He attended school and was raised in West Jefferson, N.C.
He served in the U.S. Army.

Jamison, Rebecca Lynn
The East Oregonian
January 1, 1961
Rebecca Lynn Jamison
Jamison, Rebecca Lynn, 6½ month old daughter of Mrs. Veronica Jamison, Gibbon. Funeral services will be Wednasday, Jan. 4, 10:00 a.m., Tutuilla Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Akiro Makino officiating. Burial will be in the Old Agency Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Burns Mortuary.

Burke, Richard Jr.
The Milton Eagle
Weekly, January, 1985
Richard Burke Jr.
Richard “Summer” Burke Jr., 54, of Athena, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 1985 at Walla Walla General Hospital.
Washut Indian Service was at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at the long House in Mission. Funeral was Monday, Jan. 28 at the Longhouse with burial at the Agency Cemetery.
Mr. Burke was born June 25, 1930 at Cayuse, the son of Richard James and Elizabeth (Woods) Burke, and grandson of Chief Poker Jim.
He attended schools at St. Andrews Mission, Cayuse, and was graduated from Chemawa Indian School, Salem. He had lived in Umatilla County all his life and at Athena for 22 years.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the Army.
Mr. Burke was a member of the American Legion, Professional Rodeo Association, American Quarter Horse Association and active in Tribal Affairs.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Burke, Athena; daughters, Rebecca Lynn Burke, Julie Ann Burke and Michelle Burke, all of Athena; Elizabeth Ann Burke, Mission, and Kelly Lee Burke, Portland; A son Richard Dean Burke, Athena; sisters, Ernestine Waters, Mission and Videll Bronson, Cayuse; and one grandchild. His father Richard Burke, died in 1980 and his uncle, Robert Burke, in 1982.
Burns Mortuary, Pendleton, is in charge of arrangements.

Morse, Richard Scott Russell
The East Oregonian
October 3, 1972
Hermiston Man Charged With Child’s Murder
A Hermiston man, Dennis Bryan Morse, 22, has been charged with murder in the death of his stepson. Morse is being held in the Umatilla County Jail at Pendleton.
The child, Richard Scott Russell Morse, 13 months, died at 7 p.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Hospital in Hermiston as a result of injuries from a blow to the head, said Sheriff Robert Oliver.
Morse was arrested Monday.
Morse, Rt 1, Box 518, Hermiston, lists his occupation as laborer. He is a native of Pendleton. Morse weighs 180 pounds and is five feet 11 inches in height.
Morse and his wife, Marla Kay, have been married only a short time.
Among the child’s survivors are his grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Ray Cox, Stanfield, and Mr. And Mrs. Ellis Morse, Hermiston, and great-grandparents Mr. And Mrs. Len Cox, Seneca, Mo.
Graveside services were held at the Hermiston City Cemetery today with the Rev. Harold McArthur officiating.

Kirkpatrick, Robert Earl
The East Oregonian
July 6, 1958
Robert Earl Kirkpatrick
KIRKPATRICK, Robert Earl, age 74, late of Pendleton. Survivors include wife Gladys, son Donald Kirkpatrick, Corvallis, Ore.; daughter, Mrs. John White, Burbank, Wash. Brothers Finis and Chester Kirkpatrick, Pendleton; sisters Mrs. Nellie Mason, Grass Valley, Calif., and Mrs. William Purchase Sr., grandfather of seven. Services will be Tuesday, July 8, 10 a.m. from Folsom Funeral Chapel. (Entrance to off street parking for family and friends on SE 2nd St.) Pallbearer will be K.E. Hodgen, R.A. Fowler, Harold Guyll, William Hockensmith, John Butler, and James Personette. Burial will be in Olney Cemetery.

Records, Robert
The Milton Eagle
Weekly, January, 1985
Robert Records
Former Milton-Freewater resident, Robert A. (Bob) Records, 74, of Chelan, Wash., died Tuesday, Jan 22, 1985 in an Olympia, Wash., hospital.
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 25 in the Fissel Chapel of the Brown Mortuary Service, Chehalis, Rev. Robert Walker officiated. Burial was in the Grand Mound Cemetery.
Pallbearers were don Records, Lynn Records, Roger Mike Records, Charles Records, Vern Records and John Records.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewis County Visiting Nurses Assured Home Health Agency at 1817 S. Market Boulevard. Chehalis, Wash., 98583. Brown Mortuary Service of Chehalis is handling the arrangements.
Mr. Records was born June 29, 1910 in Milton-Freewater to Charles W. and Susan Poole Records. He was educated at Umapine School and he attended the Presbyterian Church.
While living in Milton-Freewater, he was employed at Preston Schaffer Mill Co.
He was a construction laborer in Vancouver, Wash., and made his home with his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. And Mrs. J.J. Records before coming to Chehalis.
In Chehalis, he made his home with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. And Mrs. Harold (Ann) VanAlstine. He was employed by Pacific Sand and Gravel Co., of Centralia.
He was a 25 year member of the Laborers International Union of North America, Local 252 and he was a member of the Logan Hill Grange No. 1286 in Chehalis.
Survivors include his two sisters, Mrs. George (Della) Woodward of Centralia and Mrs. Harold (Ann) VanAlstine; three sisters in law, Maxine Records of Vancouver, Wash., Ethel Records of Kennewick, Wash., and Grace Records of Milton-Freewater; Several nieces and nephews.

Young, Robert Imon
The East Oregonian
April 15, 1967
Robert Imon Young
Young, Robert Imon, late of 716 SW 29th. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Imon L. Young, Sister, Mrs. Gary (Gail) Peters, Seaside, Calif., and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. McKinney, Portland, Ore. Services will be Saturday, April 15, 1967, 10 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Arthur Beahmann officiating. Friends may call at Folsom’s Funeral Chapel through Friday evening. Contributions may be made to the Peace Lutheran Memorial Fund. Concluding services will be at Olney Cemetery. Folsom’s Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Casket bearers: Vaughn Folkman, Jim Christiansen, Jim Thorpe, Gary Olsen, Bill Lewis, Gary Peters.

Carpenter, Samuel
The Athena Press
November 20, 1903
Samuel Carpenter
Samuel Carpenter died at his home in Adams yesterday, of Pneumonia. He leaves a wife and eight children. The funeral took place today interment being in the Athena cemetery.

Bunch, Shirley A.
The East Oregonian
Thursday, November 10, 1983
Shirley A. Bunch
HELIX – Funeral for Shirley A. Bunch will be 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton. Burial will be at Olney Cemetery.
Mrs. Bunch, 48, Helix, died Tuesday at St. Mary’s Community Hospital in Walla Walla.
She had lived in Pendleton for some 30 years, and had moved to Helix six months ago.
Mrs. Bunch was born in Norris, Ill. Sept., 15, 1935
She worked at the Pendleton Woolen Mills, and and also at St. Anthony’s Hospital and the Eastern Oregon Hospital and Training Center.
She was a member of the Four Square Church.
Survivors include her mother, Leatha Harris of Redbud, Ill.; daughters Gayla Stoneman, Albany, and Judy Bunch, Helix; three sons: Tom of Platsburg, N.Y., and John and Jim of Helix; three brothers and two sisters in Illinois; and three grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, directly or through Burns Mortuary.

Murphy, Thomas
The East Oregonian
April 11, 1967
Thomas Francis Murphy
MURPHY, Thomas Francis, age 69, late of 215 NW 7th St. Survived by son, Thomas Copeland, Walla Walla; sisters, Mrs. R.A. Andre, Pendleton; Mrs. George Hoffman, Salem; two nephews; one niece. Funeral services will be Friday, April 7, 10:00 a.m. in the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, with Rev. Richard L. Payne officiating. Concluding services will be in Olney Mausoleum. Folsoms’ Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

Troedson, Verner E.
The East Oregonian
Friday, June 20, 1997
Verner E. Troedson
PENDLETON- Memorial services for Verner Eugene Troedson will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 241 S.E. Second, in Pendleton.
Mr. Troedson, who celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday, June 12, 1997, died less than a week later on Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at his home in Pendleton.
He was born at the family ranch at Ella, near Ione, in 1907, to Thilda and Johan Troedson, Swedish immigrants. He attended the local school through the eighth grade when he started farming. During the Depression in the 1930’s, he purchased his own ranch in the Ione area and devoted the next 40 years to farming.
On March 24, 1948, he married Margaret Brewster McGreer, who along with 12 year old daughter, Shirlee, joined Mr. Troedson on his ranch.
The Troedsons retired in 1971 and sold the ranch to Eric and Marnie Anderson.
In addition to farming, Mr. Troedson enjoyed the stock market, most sports, especially baseball, football, and boxing, and the Pendleton Round-Up, which he attended over 60 times. He also liked to travel and had made many trips to Sweden to visit relatives and, in 1960, participated in a People to People farming tour of Eastern Europe.
He was a member of the Wheat League, the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, and had been a member of the Heppner Elks Lodge for 67 years.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret, and daughter, Shirlee, both of Pendleton. He was preceded in death by brothers, Carl and Francis, and sister, Linea.
Memorial Contributions may be made to The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 241 S.E. Second St., Pendleton, OR 97801,; the Education Foundation of Pendleton, P.O. Box 812, Pendleton, OR 97801, or to a charity of choice, directly or through Bishop Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 325, Pendleton, OR 97801.

Holt, Virginia C.
The East Oregonian
April 11, 1967
Virginia C. Holt
HOLT, Virginia C., 74, late of 325 N.W. Bailey. Survived by brothers, Logan C. Todd, Hermiston; James D. Todd, Florence Ore.; five granddaughters, three nieces, and 1 nephew. Services will be Tuesday, April 11, 2:00 p.m. Folsoms’ Funeral Chapel, with Douglas Dale Hollenbeck officiating. Casket bearers will be: Lyle Ledbetter, Dr. Robert McKenzie. Honorary bearers: Dr. H.S. McKenzie, Harold Brock, Edward J. Clark, Sr., Dr. J.I. Ingle. Interment in Olney Cemetery.

Vaughn, W.J.
The Weston Ledger
Thursday, February 28, 1901
W.J. Vaughn
Athena Press: W.J. Vaughn died at his home in this city Tuesday night of consumption. Mr. Vaughn had been confined to the house most of the winter, and for some time had been growing gradually worse until the end. He leaves a wife, three daughters and two sons. He was born near Jacksonville Illinois, January 2, 1844, and had been a resident of this county since 1886.

Whitsett, William Oscar
The East Oregonian
January 1, 1961
William Oscar Whitsett
Whitsett, William Oscar, 80, late of Hermiston. Husband of Willie Neat Whitsett, Hermiston; father of James C., Seattle, Wash.; Gilbert E. Page, Arizona; William Oscar Jr., Alameda, Calif.; Woodrow W., Seattle, Wash.; Otha S., Point Barrow Alaska; Floyd Allen, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Gladys Connie Grant, Seattle, Wash.; sister of Mrs. Ella Crabtree, Nashville, Tenn.; grandfather of five. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2:00 P.M. in the Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston. Burial in Hermiston Cemetery.

Wilson, William A.
The East Oregonian
Friday, January 6, 1961
William A. Wilson
Wilson, William A., age 72, late of Pendleton, survived by his wife Elisdore; father Russell Wilson; sister, Elizabeth Wilson all of Pendleton. Brother of W.J. Wilson, Adams, Oregon;  sister Mrs. Mae Sumner, Yucca Valley, California. Funeral services will be Monday, January 9, 1961, 2:00 p.m. Folsoms Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. (off street parking for family and friends). Burial in Olney Cemetery.

Jones, Wynne T.
The East Oregonian
April 19, 1967
Wynne T. Jones
Jones, Wynne T., age 72, late of Umatilla. Survived by his wife, Mildred, of Umatilla. Three daughters, Mrs. Catherine Sanville, Portland; Ellen Ann Malicoat, Portland; Marjorie Palmer, Beaverton. One brother, Richard L. Jones, Portland. Seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 19, 1967, 2 p.m. at the Masonic Hall in Umatilla with the Rev. Leon Bolin of the Methodist Church officiating, Masonic services by Dick Snyder. Pallbearers: J.S. Voorees, Bud Draper, Bud Easton, Clarence Post, Ursel Hiatt, O.E. Cooksey. For those who wish in lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Jones to the American Cancer Society. Burns Mortuary Chapel in care of arrangements.

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