Miscellaneous Umatilla County, Oregon Obituaries

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Binns, Addie Conlee 
The East Oregonian
September 1, 1959
Death Takes Mrs. Binns
HEPPNER- Service for Addie Conlee Binns, 97, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Masonic Hall.
The Rev. Charles Knox will give the address. 
Ruth Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star will conduct the service.
 Mrs. Binns who died at the hospital here, Monday, was born Feb. 10, 1862, in Iowa. 
She was initiated into the Order of the Eastern Star in 1897.
Several years ago the Heppner Assembly of the Order of Rainbow for Girls adopted her as its official grandmother.
Survivors include nephews and a daughter-in-law. 
Interment will be in the Heppner Masonic Cemetery.

Wight, Agnes Winona
The East Oregonian
September 17, 1962
WIGHT, Agnes Winona, age 53, late of Echo, Ore. Sister of Adolph Wickert, Pilot Rock; Emil Wickert, Pilot Rock; Fritz Wickert, Pilot Rock; Mrs. W.R. Snyder, Redwood Valley Calif.; Bill Wickert, Stanfield, Ore.; Louie Wickert, Baker, Ore.; Fred Wickert, French Glen, Ore. Funeral services will be Monday, Aug. 20 at 10:00 A.M. at FOLSOMS’ FUNERAL CHAPEL with Rev. Robert Drewes of Hermiston officiating. Interment at Olney Cemetery.

Adams, Albert J.
The East Oregonian
March 12, 1974
ADAMS, Albert J., 70, late of Pendleton. A funeral service will be Tuesday, March 12, 1974, 2 p.m. at the graveside in Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, Oregon, with Mr. Thomas Boyd of the Jehovah Witnesses officiating. Bearers: Jim Swanson, Wayne Swanson, Hubert Swanson, Dean Swanson, Bob Swanson, Phil Minthorn. Friends requested to meet at BURNS MORTUARY, PENDLETON, OREGON, at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Adams, Albert J.
The East Oregonian
March 12, 1974
Albert Adams
Graveside services for Albert J. Adams, Pendleton, 70, who died Friday at St. Anthony Hospital, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Olney Cemetery, Pendleton.
Mr. Adams, who at his death was president of Painters Local Union 228, was born in Eau Claire, Wis. He worked for the U.S. Government at the Hanford Atomic Energy Project when it first opened, and worked a few years in Pasco. In 1950 he moved to Pendleton where he worked for many years for Swanson’s Glass Shop.
His wife, Mildred, preceded him in death March 28, 1970.
Burns Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Minthorn, Amelia Agnes
The East Oregonian
August 26, 1959
MINTHORN, Amelia Agnes, 44, late of Pendleton. Daughter of Theresa Minthorn, Pendleton; sister of Mrs. Amy Johnson, Pendleton; Mrs. Mary Patawa, Pendleton; there are 9 nieces and nephews. Requiem Mass will be at St Andrew’s Church, Friday, Aug. 28, 10:00 a.m., celebrant Rev. E.F. Sinoneau. S.J. Bearers: Joe Shoeship, Gabriel Moses, Tony VanPelt, Denny Williams, Louis McFarland, William James. Burial will be at St. Andrew’s Cemetery. Rosary will be at home Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Arrangements in care of [cut off...]

Kinsey, Anna
The East Oregonian
December 7, 1976
Anna Kinsey
HERMISTON - Anna S. Kinsey, 83, died at Good Samaritan Center, Hermiston, on Friday. She was born in Pomeroy on April 27, 1893.
Mrs. Kinsey had been a resident of Hermiston the past year. She formerly had been a resident of Yakima, Wash. She worked for the telephone company many years and was a member of the Congregational Church. 
Surviving is one brother, Guy Nelson, Hermiston, and several nieces and nephews. 
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tahoma Cemetery at Yakima, Wash. Burns Mortuary is in care of arrangements. 

Partlow, Anna M. 
The East Oregonian
September 8, 1962
PARTLOW, Anna M., 68, late of Boardman. Mother of Vernon, Hillsboro, John, Hillsboro, Roy, Beardman, Stanley, Mabton, Wash., Albert, Irrigon, Mrs. Wilbur Gibbs, Boardman, sister of Earl, Arch, Martin and Henry Wilkinson, grandmother of 13,and great-grandmother of 2. Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 10, 2:00 P.M. in the BURNS MORTUARY CHAPEL, Hermiston. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Boardman.

Robbins, Annie
The East Oregonian
March 12, 1974
Annie Robbins
Funeral services for Annie M. Robbins, 62, late of Rieth, will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Fulten Mortuary, Vernonia.
Survivors include the widower, Olin H. Robbins, Rieth; sons, Robert O. Robbins, Rieth; Jim Brewer, Willamina; M.C. Brewer, John Brewer, and Ezra Brewer, all of Veronia; and a daughter, Laura Buckner, Veronia.
Mrs. Robbins was born in Mississippi. She married Robbins in 1952 in Washougal, Wash. She had lived in the Pendleton area 14 years.
Interment will be in Veronia.
Burns Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements.

Graham, Birda
The East Oregonian
September 10, 1962
GRAHAM, Birda, age 83, late of 309 S.W. 14th St. Mother of Mrs. Doris Shafer, Waldport Ore.; Mrs. Zora Myrick, Walla Walla, Wash.; Mrs. Mae Kramer, Milton-Freewater, Ore.; sister of Mrs. Millie Everett, Coos Bay, Ore.; grandmother of seven and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 2:00 P.M. at FOLSOMS’ FUNERAL CHAPEL with interment at Olney Cemetery.

Perkins, Charles Absolm
The East Oregonian
September 15, 1962
PERKINS, Charles Absolm, age 83, late of 708 S.E. 3rd St. Husband of Hattie Perkins; Father of Mrs. Carl Edmonson, Pendleton; Mrs. William Lee, Terrebonne, Ore.; Brother of Ira L. Perkins, Pendleton; Mrs. Brady Howdyshell, Pendleton. Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 17, 1962 at 2:30 P.M. at FOLSOMS’ FUNERAL CHAPEL with Rev. Myron Nichols of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment in Olney Cemetery. 

Brown, Chauncey Albert
The East Oregonian
September 14, 1959
BROWN, Chauncey Albert, age 81, late of Hermiston, Oregon. Surrvived by three sons, Wendell Brown, Hermiston; Meryle Brown, White Sulpher Springs, Mont.; Kenneth Brown, Garden Grove, Calif.; daughter, Mrs. Jim Matheson, Hermiston; brother, Ern Brown, Sacramento, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2:00 p.m. BURNS MORTUARY CHAPEL, Hermiston. Burial in the Hermiston Cemetery.

Scott, Donald Raymond
The East Oregonian
August 8, 1962
SCOTT, Donald Raymond, 19, late of Reith. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Scott, Reith, brother of David, Darwin, Juanita and Elaine, all of Reith, grandson of Paul L. Lalka, Hermiston. Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 10, 2:00 P.M. in the BURNS MORTUARY CHAPEL, with Rev. Paul Coulombe of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Military graveside services at Olney Cemetery by Oregon National Guard. 

Barthel, Edith A. 
The East Oregonian
September 6, 1959
BARTHEL, Edith A., age 79, late of 315 NE 1st. Wife of Mark J. Barthel, Pendleton; mother of Harold Barthel, Portland; Mrs. Harry Brock, Piedmont, Calif.; Mrs. Ralph Laumeister, Pendleton; sister of Mrs. Rose Prudent, Highwood, Ill.; Mrs. Anna Roth, Highwood, Ill. There will be private funeral Tuesday, Sept. 8, 10:15 a.m., FOLSOMS’ FUNERAL CHAPEL. Pallbearers: Edgar F. Ash, Harvey Barham, E.S. Saling, Clayton Baker, Earl Esselstyn, Keith Elder. Burial in Olney Cemetery.

Cleveland, George Chester Henry, Jr.
The East Oregonian
July 23, 1962
CLEVELAND, George Chester Henry, Jr., 6 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Chester Henry Cleveland Sr., Irrigon; brother of Mary Jane, Tammera Rae, and John Eastman Cleveland, all of Irrigon; grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Cleveland, Pendleton; Mrs. George Olson, Umatilla, Ore. Funeral services will be at 8:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 25, in the BURNS MORTUARY CHAPEL, Pendleton, and graveside services at 9:30 A.M. in Echo Cemetery.

Harris, George (Washington)
The East Oregonian
Tuesday, August 20, 1946
G. Harris Dies At Hermiston
HERMISTON, August 20,-- George Harris, old time resident of Hermiston passed away early Saturday morning at Hermiston General Hospital. His death was unexpected, though he had been ill the greater part of the past two years, but the previous evening was in good spirits.
Employed for five years previous to illness with the Inland Co-operative, he was well known to the many patrons. He had four sons in the service during the past war, Robert, William, Wayne, and George Jr., and also a son-in-law. Besides the widow there remain three younger sons and two daughters. He was 56 years of age last April. 
Funeral arrangements are awaiting word from the sons, two of whom are in Georgia.

Stewart, Georgia Rose 
The East Oregonian
September 2, 1959
STEWART Georgia Rose, 66, late of 1307 N.W. Ellis. Mother of Cleo Campbell, La Mesa, Calif.; Wilbur Campbell, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Melba Jean Beasley, La Mesa, Calif.; Mrs. Lenora Smith, Pendleton; Mrs. Maureen Gustin, Levittown, New Jersey; 10 grandchildren, sister of Mrs. Emma Harrison, Wichita, Kansas. Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 4, 2:00 P.M. in the BURNS MORTUARY CHAPEL, with Rev. Donald Payne of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Olney Cemetery. 

Horton, Georgina Rosa
The East Oregonian
September 6, 1962
HORTON, Georgina Rosa, 87, late of Pendleton, wife of Edwin Horton, Clinton, Iowa; mother of Manuel Ventura, Kent Iowa; Johnny Ventura; 17 grandchildren with following granddaughters, Mrs. Rosie McMillin, Pendleton, Mrs. Margaret Pickens, Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Mary Worly, Modesto, Calif., Mrs. Violet Preas, Pasco, Wash., Mrs. Mabel Dias, Honolulu, Hawaii, Betty Lou Ventura, Creston, Iowa; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2:00 P.M. in the BURNS MORTUARY CHAPEL, with Rev. Young officiating. Burial will be in Olney Cemetery.

Johnson, Herb
The East Oregonian
July 24, 1962
JOHNSON- Herb T., age 53, late of Pendleton, Survived by his wife, Grayce Johnson; daughters, Mrs. Charles (Bonnie) Howard, College Place, Wash.,Bev Johnson, Pendleton; brother, Lee Leswedlund, Spokane, Wash., 2 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 1st at 10:00 A.M. at BURNS MORTUARY CHAPEL, Pendleton, with the Pendleton Eagles Lodge No. 28 FOE and Rev. Coulombe of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers: Al Thornberg, Thomas Campbell, Hadin Olson, Andy Enchantis, Ellis Kononen, Ralph Younger. Honorary Bearers, Past Worthy Presidents of Aerie No. 28 FOE, Jay Considine, Andy Bellomo, Cy Gallogly, A.B. Purcell, Francis Baker, Elmer Fordice, Paul Whitius, Sandy Fletcher, Mark Rusher, Frank Leeper, Kenny Renstrum, George Scott, Ray Wass, A.J. Browns, Harold Miller. Burial will be in Olney Cemetery.

Karstens, Hermine
The East Oregonian
September 15, 1959
KARSTENS, Hermine, age 75, late of Helix. Wife of Momine Karstens, Helix; mother of Col. Andres Kerstens, Dayton, Ohio; Dr. Hans Karstens, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Harry Grove, Pilot Rock; Mrs. Jack Stevens, Helix; sister of Carl Christianson, Lebanon Ore.; Hans Christianson, Molalla, Ore.; John Christianson, West Germany; Mrs. Clara Sohn, Mobile, Ala.; Mrs. Hannah Heesch and Mrs. Adele Kluwer, both of West Germany; grandmother of four. Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 19, 10:00 A.M. FOLSOMS’ FUNERAL CHAPEL (off-street parking for family and friends entrance on SE 2nd). Burial in Olney Cemetery. 

Laing, Inez
The East Oregonian
April 19, 1973
LAING, Inez, 82, 424 SE 3rd, Pendleton, Ore. Mother of William R. Laing, San Mateo, Calif., Charles A. Laing, Pendleton, Ore., Donald P. Laing, Citrus Heights, Calif., Richard L. Laing, Torrance, Calif., R. Gene Laing, Pendleton Ore., Annie (Mrs. Oscar) Jensen, Pendleton Ore., Mollie (Mrs. Dwight) Mahoney, La Grande, Ore.; Grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of eleven; sister of Jack Ford, Boise, Idaho, Fred Ford, Bremerton, Wash. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 19, 1973 at 10 a.m. in FOLSOMS’ FUNERAL CHAPEL, PENDLETON ORE., WITH Rev. Arthur Baehman, Peace Lutheran Church, Pendleton, officiating. Interment will be in Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, Ore. Folsoms’ Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. Casket bearers will be: Don James, Faber Dorough, Larry VanVleck, Jen Jensen, Michael Mahoney and Pat Laing. 

Laing, Inez
The East Oregonian
April 19, 1973
Inez Laing’s rites Thursday
Funeral will be Thursday for Inez C. Laing of 424 SE 3rd, Pendleton. Mrs. Laing, 82, died Monday at St Anthony Hospital.
She was born in Pendleton Sept. 15, 1890, and lived here all her life. Her husband, William Robert, died in 1969. 
Survivors are sons, William R. of San Mateo, Calif., R. Gene and Charles A. both of Pendleton, Donald P. of Citrus Heights Calif., and Richard L. of Torrance, Calif.; daughters, Mrs. Oscar (Annie) Jensen of Pendleton and Mrs. Dwight (Mollie) Mahoney of La Grande; brothers, Jack Ford of Boise, Idaho, and Fred Ford of Bremerton, Wash.; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Showaway, James Nelson 
The East Oregonian
September 16, 1962
SHOWAWAY, James Nelson, 26, late of Pendleton, son of Louise Showaway, Pendleton; grandson of Mrs. Alice Barnhart, Pendleton; Mrs. Millie Sampson, Toppenish, Wash.; nephew of Abraham Showaway, Celilo, Ore.; brother of Willard D. Showaway, Pendleton; Mrs. Paul Smartlowit, Wapato, Wash.; Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson, Klickatat, Wash., nephew of Lillian Williams, Auburn, Wash., Lucy Ludlow, Portland, Ore., and Barbara Billy, several cousins. Requiem Mass will be Tuesday, Sept. 18, 9:00 A.M. , at St. Andrews Church, with Rev. Charles Driesbach, celebrant. Rosary will be at the Community Hall, Mission, at 7:00 P.M. Monday, with Indian services by Watson Totus after rosary. Burial will be in the Agency Cemetery. BURNS MORTUARY in care of arrangements. 

McKee, Jesse C.
The East Oregonian
August 28, 1959
MCKEE, JESSE C., 77, late of Pendleton. Husband of Pearl, Pendleton; brother of Ivan McKee, Aloha, Ore., Joseph R. McKee, Eugene; William E. Stouffer, Sheridan, Wyoming; Cleo B. Mckee, Fairview, New Mexico; Jim McKee, Aurora, Colorado; Mrs. Hattie Horton, Kansas City, Kansas; Mrs. Edna Burkhart, Yuma, Arizona; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Monday, August 31, 2:00 PM, in the BURNS MORTUARY CHAPEL with Rev. C.C. Ritterhouse of the Baptist Church officiating. Bearers: Harvey Brown, Fred Peterson, Enock Friedly, L.P. Norvell, Randy Dorran, Tom Terjason; Honorary bearers: George Piper, Emil Muller, Raphael Raymond, Orval Isaminger, Chet Case. Lodge services by Masonic Lodge at Olney Cemetery. 

McDonald, John
The East Oregonian
Saturday, November 21, 1903
Union County Pioneer Drops Dead While in Apparent Good Health
Alicel, Nov. 21—John McDonald, one of the earliest pioneers of Union county, dropped dead at noon Friday, while feeding his horses, shortly after eating a hearty dinner. 
His health had been remarkably good and he was in the best of spirits at the dinner table, going to the barn immediately after the meal, where he was found by his son, lying on his face on the floor, dead, a few minutes later. 
Mr. McDonald was a native of Scotland, and came from Iowa to Grande Ronde valley in 1863. He leaves a family of seven children, all grown. He was county commissioner of Union county for two years and was a quiet, energetic, successful man, with a host of friends. He had just pasted his 83rd birthday. He was one of a large Scotch settlement which came into Grand Ronde valley in the early 60’s, among whom are the McKenzies, Shaws, McLeans, Morrisons, McDonalds, Olivers and Standleys. 

Arbuckle, Joseph William
The East Oregonian
June 1, 1962
ARBUCKLE, Joseph William, age 69, late of Ukiah. Husband of Mary Arbuckle, Ukiah; father of Mrs. Wallace H. Buholts, Haines, Ore.; Mrs. LeMar Remmert, Corvallis; grandfather of six; brother of Mrs. Anabel Bignell, Long Creek. Funeral services Wednesday, June 6, 2:00 P.M. FOLSOMS’ FUNERAL CHAPEL. Interment Olney Cemetery, auspices Pendleton Post American Legion. 

Athworth (Ashworth), Joseph Charles
The East Oregonian
August 13, 1958
ATHWORTH, Joseph Charles, age 79, late of Pendleton. Father of Joseph Charles Ashworth, Jr., Pendleton; Mrs. C.B. Short, Klamath Falls, Ore.;Mrs. Charles Kujawaski, Klamath Falls, Ore.; brother of Mrs. Beaty Simpson, Los Angeles, Calif.;Mrs. Edgar Hendricks, Long Beach Calif. Funeral services will be Friday, August 15, 2:00 p.m. FOLSOMS’ FUNERAL CHAPEL (off street parking for family and friends, entrance on SE 2nd), with the Rev. C.H. Eller officiating. Burial in Olney Cemetery. 

Kaiser, June
The East Oregonian
December 21, 1983
PILOT ROCK- funeral for June Kaiser will begin 2 p.m., Thursday, in the Folsom-Bishop Funeral Chapel at Pendleton, followed by vault interment at Olney Cemetery. 
Mrs. Kaiser, 83, a longtime resident of Pilot Rock and this area, died Tuesday in Pendleton, at Delamarter Care Center.
She was born in Woodstock Ohio, June 28, 1900, the daughter of John and Emma Hoisington. Her father served with the Union Forces during the Civil War.
When she was 15 years old, she came to Oregon. She was graduated from high school at Hermiston, where her family farmed. Her father had died earlier.
On Oct. 18, 1940, she married Karl F. Kaiser at Camas Wash. They lived in Pendleton, moving to Pilot Rock in 1952.
Mrs. Kaiser was a member of the Emblem Club of Pendleton.
Survivors include her husband, Karl Kaiser, and son, Gale Spinning, both of Pilot Rock. 

Kaiser, Karl F. 
The East Oregonian
December 15, 1987
PENDLETON- Karl Fritz Kaiser, 78, of Pendleton, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 1987, at Amber Valley Care Center.
The Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bishop Funeral Chapel in Pendleton, with vault interment at Olney Cemetery. 
Kaiser was born Aug. 26, 1909, in Germany. When he was 21 he came to the United States and to Pendleton. His uncle, John Hanke, owner of the Hanke Bakery in Pendleton for many years, was his sponsor. Kaiser became An American Citizen five years after arriving in the country.
He worked with his uncle in his bakery and also worked for Safeway as a baker until his retirement at age 63.
He served in the Navy during World War II as a baker on the islands of the Pacific Ocean.
In 1949, he married June Spinning. She died in 1983.
Kaiser was a lifetime member of the Pendleton Elks Lodge No. 288 and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Pilot Rock.
Survivors include a stepson, Gale Spinning of Pilot Rock; two granddaughters, Holly Miller of Portland and Donna Hanson of Indianapolis; three step-grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren.

Divish, Kate Marie 
The East Oregonian
September 10, 1959
DIVISH, Kate Marie, age 60, late of 407 Wilshire, Hermiston. Ore. Wife of Joseph J. Divish, Hermiston; mother of Donald J. (Buster) Divish, Pendleton; Robert H. Divish, Pilot Rock; sister of Benjamin F. Harris, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Edna Hobbs, Cornelius, Ore.; Mrs. Madge Fruitland, Ida.; grandmother of four. Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 12, 10:00 a.m. FOLSOMS’ FUNERAL CHAPEL, ( off-street parking for family and friends, entrance on SE 2nd); with Rev. James L. Wilson officiating. Pallbearers: George Brandl, Bill Croskey, George Runyan, Lloyd Peek, R.V. Cary, Floyd Heathman, Warren Cary. Burial in Olney Cemetery. 

Wallan, Katherine E.
The East Oregonian
November 30, 1991
MILTON FREEWATER— Ritualistic services for Katherine E. Wallan will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in Fairfield, Idaho. A memorial service will be held at Fairfield on Memorial Day.
Mrs. Wallan. 94, of Milton-Freewater, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1991, at 
Vancouver, Wash.
She was born Oct. 7, 1897, at Soldier, Idaho, to John and Lydia Ballard Wardrop. She grew up there, attended local schools and worked on the family farm and in her parents’ hotel. 
On Jan. 26, 1922, she married Claude E. Wallan at Gooding, Idaho. After their marriage, the couple continued to farm on their homestead in Camas County, Idaho. Mrs. Wallan also worked in Restaurants and for the phone company. 
During harvest, she worked at Milton-Freewater, then returned to Fairfield in the Winter.
The Wallans moved to Milton-Freewater in 1953 and she worked for Birdseye, Rogers Walla Walla Cannery, Utah Cannery, and area packing houses.\
She enjoyed making rugs, gardening, canning, and collecting spoons. Many people called her “Grandmother” whether or not they were related. 
A year after her retirement, she traveled to Germany to stay with her son, and toured Europe. 
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Milton-Freewater and the Occident Rebekah Lodge of Fairfield, Idaho.
Survivors include a daughter, Lydia Gilmore of Milton-Freewater, a son, Robert M. Wallan of Milton-Freewater, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1959, and a son, John died in 1987.

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