Miscellaneous Wallowa County, Oregon Obituaries


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Evangeline Grace Violet (Eva) McDonald of Enterprise died Sept. 24, 1997, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital at the age of 84.
An inurnment Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. in the Enterprise Cemetery.
Eva was born February 17, 1913, in Barnston, Neb., to Albert Amile and Emma May (Barr) Outhier.
She graduated from Barnston High School and attended Normal School at Peru, Neb., and then taught school for seven years in Kansas and Nebraska. In 1938 she moved to Long Beach, Calif., and worked as a waitress. She married Ira Doyle (Mac) McDonald on April 10, 1945, in Las Vegas, Nev. They spent their married life in California, Alaska, Washington, and Nevada, where Mac worked as a pipefitter. After Mac died on May 16, 1974, Eva moved to Enterprise to be near her sister and family.
Eva loved walking, playing bingo with her VFW friends, and taking trips to Nevada.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four brothers and one sister. Survivors are her sister, Erma Decker of Enterprise, and 14 nieces and nephews, including Davise McFetridge and Terry Decker of Enterprise.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the VFW Cancer Fund through the Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W Main St., Enterprise, OR 97828.

Gladys Ruth Magill Chapman, a former Wallowa County teacher, died Sept. 22, 1997, at Good Shepherd Community Hospital in Hermiston at the age of 89.
She was born Jan. 27, 1908, at Auburn, Ill., to D.H. (Doc) and Agnes Woolsey Magill, and came to Lostine with her parents in 1914, graduating from high school there in 1926. She attended Oregon Normal School at Monmouth for one year and began her teaching career at Smith Mountain in Wallowa County in 1927, where she taught for two years. 
She married Sanford Chapman on Dec. 31, 1928, at Enterprise. She returned to teaching in 1941 in Promise, where she taught for two years. In 1943, she moved to Hermiston to be with her husband who worked at the Umatilla Army Depot.
She started as a substitute teacher on the first day of school in Hermiston, 1943, and never left the third grade classroom until 1973, when she retired. She completed her degree by attending summer school and night classes from 1943 to 1954, when she received her BS from Oregon College of Education in Monmouth. 
Her husband died in 1970, and she married Jesse Gilbert Chapman on Oct. 20, 1973, at Hermiston. They traveled extensively until his dath in 1979. She continued to travel extensively until 1995 when failing health caused her to be confined to short trips.
She was a member of the Faith Presbyterian Church in Hermiston, a past Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge in Lostine, an active board member and volunteer of the Agape House, and during her teaching career she was a member of both the National Education Association and the Oregon Education Association, where she held committee posts in both.
Gladys enjoyed bowling, playing cards -- especially pinochle -- gardening, and knitting, which she taught herself at age 84.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Sanford Chapman; second husband, Jesse Gilbert Chapman; two sisters, Fern Williamson and Buelah Primm; and one brother, Hugh Magill.
Funeral services were Sept. 27 at Burn Mortuary in Hermiston, with burial at the Lostine Cemetery in Lostine.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Agape House, 220 SW 11th, Hermiston, OR 97838. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston was in care of arrangements.

Lois Faye Harvey died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, at her residence in Enterprise at the age of 63.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. in the Enterprise Community Church with the Reverend Gerald Raedeke officiating.
She was born Dec. 23, 1933, at Vinzant, Missouri, to Guy and Maude (Fullerton) Wilson.
Lois worked for the State of Oregon in the Children's Services Division as an investigator for Children's Protective Services. She retired in December of 1996 after more than 20 years working for the state of Oregon.
Lois was the Head Elf of the Elks Wallowa County Christmas Basket Gift Program, as well as "The Tree of Giving," for 23 years.
She leaves behind her children, Dennis Allen Harvey, and his wife Diana, of Enterprise; Melanie Jane Harvey of Enterprise; Julie Irene and her husband Dick Berry of John Day; April Belle and her husband Tim Olds of La Grande; Barbara Lee Harvey of Enterprise; and Terri Lynne and her husband Gerald Casper of Grass Valley; 13 grandchildren; brother, Wayne Wilson of Prairie City; and sisters Helen Brice of Boise, Idaho, Norma Hickerson of John Day and Ruth West of Cherokee Village, Arkansas.
Lois was preceded in death by her son, David; her parents; her brothers, Leck and Les; and sister, Lucille.
In lieu of flowers the family desires memorials be made to "The Tree of Giving" in care of the Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise, OR 97828.

Aletha B. Thorpe, 81, died Dec. 28, 1997, at a care center in La Grande. 
Services were held Friday, Jan. 2, at the Enterprise Community Church, with the Reverend Jerry Raedeke officiating. Vault interment was at the Enterprise Cemetery.
Mrs. Thorpe was born Feb. 9, 1916, in Glen Ullin, N.D., to Theodore and Alma (Lidstrom) Bean. She married Melvin Thorpe on March 24, 1940, in Enterprise. Mr. Thorpe died on Sept. 12, 1996, in La Grande.
Mrs. Thorpe was a homemaker and a member of the First Congregational Church, the American Auxiliary and an honorary member of FFA.
Survivors include her son, Homer, of La Grande; two daughters, Elaine Collins of Olney, Ill., and Lucille Sorenson of North Bend; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Althea and Melvin Thorpe were foster parents for several children. 
Contributions may be made to the Enterprise Community Church in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main, Enterprise, OR 97828.

Walter Leonard Whitten, age 89, died Dec. 29, 1997, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. A graveside service will be held at a later date.
Walter was born on Sept. 29, 1908, to Frank and Effie Hays Whitten in Lake Oswego. He attended school in Medical Springs. He moved to Keating, was a rancher there until 1948 and then moved to Joseph. He ranched in Joseph until 1980, when he retired and moved to Pendleton. He was married to his wilfe, Wilma, for 67 years; she preceded him in death on March 16, 1997.
Walter was a member of the United Methodist Church.
He is survived by two sons, Duane L. Whitten of Pendleton, and Gerald O. Whitten of Portland; one daughter, Darlene L. Whitten of Sacramento, Calif.; one brother, Clifford Whitten of Hood River; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the United Methodist Church, Pendleton, or the charity of choice through Burns Mortuary, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.

Jean Repplinger passed away Dec. 30, 1997, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. Services were held on Jan. 3. She was born to Golda Mae Hillman and John Wayne Edgmand at Enterprise on Dec. 1, 1918. 
Jean lived at Chico, Imnaha and Enterprise. After graduation from Enterprise High School, she went to California to work for an uncle as a secretary. Upon her return to Wallowa County, she met and married Bert Repplinger on Feb. 21, 1939, and moved to the family ranch on Lower Prairie Creek.
Jean spoke fondly of her early years on the ranch and the challenge she faced providing meals to the hay and grain crews that frequented her kitchen. Her love for children has been reflected in the sacrifices made on behalf of her family and friends.
Since her husband Bert's death on March 4, 1983, Jean spent her time assisting in the operation of the ranch and contributing to the lives of her niece and nephew and their families. Her favorite pastime was making quilts and sewing, while reminiscing about neighbors, friends, and the good old days. She will be missed by those of us who were loved and cared for by her.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Kim Edgmand, on Jan. 6, 1997.
She is survived by three sisters, Neatha Giest of Ft. Morgan, Colo.; Icel Miller of Lacey, Wash.; and Dorothy Crites of Salem.
Those wishing to give memorials on Jean's behalf can do so to the Wallowa Memorial Hospital Home Health Services.

A memorial service was held on Dec. 30 in the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Sisters for the Rev. Robert Anderson Jr., who died Dec. 24, 1997, at age 77.
The Rev. Anderson was born March 29, 1920, in Worcester, Mass. He graduated from Ohio State University and the Episcopal Church seminary in Gambier, Ohio. He served as a pharmist mate in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. He married Ruth E. Fyfe in 1946.
As a pastor, he served parishes in upstate New York, Enterprise, and Washougal and Kent, Wash., before moving to Bend in 1976. While in Bend, he worked with Bishop William B. Spofford. He was an associate in charge of community development and ministerial training and oversaw the development of the missionary district of Navajoland. He also was a vocational and pastoral counselor. He served on the boards of the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity in Sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth; sons, Richard of Portland, Philip of Moscow, Idaho, and Peter of Birmingham, Ala.; sisters, Marge Matlack of Harbor, Maine, and Dorothy Brown of Potomac, Md.; and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Douglas, in 1965.
The family suggests remembrances to Habitat for Humanity in Sisters or Hospice of Bend.

Funeral services for long-time Wallowa Lake resident Alice McCully will be Saturday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. at the Enterprise Community Church with private vault interment in the Enterprise Cemetery. Alice died Jan. 1, 1998, at the Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande. She was born Aug. 22, 1905 in Enterprise.
Those who wish may view Friday, Jan. 9, between 1-4 p.m. at the Bollman Funeral Home. The family desires memorials in Alice's name be given to the Soroptimist Scholarship Fund in care of the Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main, Enterprise, OR 97828.
A full obituary will follow at a later date.

Following private graveside services at Willamette National Cemetery, there will be a wake and potluck held at the Gresham Eagles Lodge 117 NE Roberts for jack T. Warnock, who died at his home in Gresham on June 4, 1998. He was 64.
Jack was born Sept. 15, 1933 in Council, Idaha, to Perry and Merta Warnock. He was a descendant of an Oregon pioneer family. He attended Enterprise High School, and graduated from Toledo High School. 
He worked on various ranches for his father, and was a logger prior to being inducted into the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He attained the rank of sargeant. After his discharge, he worked for Raven Dairy and Chief Joseph Lumber Company in Enterprise.
He moved to Portland in 1957, where he met Donna Cunningham. They were married Jan. 19, 1963 in Portland. Donna preceded him in death on Feb. 6, 1994. 
Jack retired Dec. 31, 1988 from the Portland Fire Bureau, where he worked as a firefighter. He also worked for a time as an instructor at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Jack was a member of the Elks lodge. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and also a private pilot.
Jack is survived by daughters Colleen Thompson and Connie Lang, both of Vancouver, Wash.; son Brett Warnock and daughter Nicole Love, both of Portland; a sister, LeeDoris Blais of Bullhead City, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.
Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Owen Dorsey, 73, of Salem, died at home June 1, 1998 of a long chronic illness. He was born March 19, 1925 in Amherst, Mass.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, seeing combat during D-Day and throughout France, where he received a Purple Heart. In 1956, he married Katherine Ann Killer. 
He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor's degree in forestry; for 30 years he worked for the Forest Service throughout Oregon, including Portland, Joseph, Prineville, Bend, and Roseburg. Since 1994, he has been a resident of Salem.
He was a member of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church and the Society of American Foresters. He was an Eagle Scout. His central interests were family, church and working with Boy Scouts.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine, of Salem; daughters, Mary Ivan of Troy, Ohio, Susan Dorsey of Portland, and Carol Ovesen of Salem; sons, Robert Dorsey of Salem and John Dorsey of San Francisco, Calif.; sisters, Patricia Aonzo of Wake Forest, NC, and Catherine Tice of North Fort Myers, Fla.; brothers, John E. Dorsey of Louisville, Ken., and Thomas F. Dorsey of Falmouth, Mass.; and 10 grandchildren.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, 4395 Liberty Road S, Salem, OR 97302. Virgil T. Golden funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Charlotte Amanda Reynolds of La Grande died of a self-inflicted gunshot would in May near Powell. She was 51. The exact date of death is not known.
She was born Dec. 15, 1946, to Alvin Lewis and Frances G. Blodgett Reynolds at Hamilton, Mont.
She grew up in Enterprise, graduating from Enterprise High School in 1964. She served in Vietnam with the U.S. Air Force.
She was an officer for the Oregon State Police at The Dalles; later she moved to La Grande. She was employed for 27 years by Boise Cascade Corp. as a truck driver and later as a mill worker. She also worked with abused children. 
She was a member of the La Grande United Methodist Church. She enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. Her other hobbies included fixing old radios, electronics, airplane and old sawmill history, and stamp collecting. She is survived by a sister, Hallie E. Frank of Clarkston, Wash.
Services are pending in La Grande. The family suggest memorials to Abused Women and Children in care of Mountain View Funeral Home, PO Box 664, Lewiston, ID 83501.

Vinita Rose Murrey died June 2, 1998. She was born Marcy 24, 1899, at Coffeyburg, Mo., to John and Anna Harris. 
After living a brief time in Colorado, the family came to Oregon by train in 1909 when Vinita was a fourth grader. They lived with relatives on Alder Slope and soon bought a place at Flora. They then moved to Emmet, Idaho, and then back to Flora by horse and buggy. In 1914, because they had moved to Enterprise, she was able to attend both grade and high school.
She met Harley Murrey at a church activity and they were married two years later on Nov. 10, 1918, a day before the Armistice was signed. They took over his folks' 100-acre ranch on the slope and, like many, struggled through the depression years with crops, a threshing machine crew, sawmill, and raising a family. Vinita made her three girls' clothes, canned the home-grown meat, fruits and vegetables, loved her chickens, was active in 4H, Grange, the stitch-and-chatter club, and church, and was always available to friends, neighbors and extended family.
After moving into town, she remained active in church and was president of the Grace Conley Circle for nine years. At 98 she received her 50 year pin as a member of the Eastern Star.
Her hands were always busy making rugs, pillows, footstools, afghans, quilts, etc. She loved going mushrooming and fishing, picnicing, garage sales and just going for a ride. Vinita loved Wallowa County and the mountains.
Vinita died Tuesday, June 2, two months after a fall just before her 99th birthday. Services were held Saturday, June 6, at the Community Church and interment was in the Enterprise Cemetery.
Vinita is survived by her three daughters, Evelyn Wagner of Spokane, Wash., Geraldine Bornstedt of Salem, and Reita and Jim Lockett of McMinnville; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Aleene Harris of Spokane and Ila Reiling of Madras. She was "Aunt Vinita" to many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley, in 1963; brothers and sisters; and sons-in-law, John Bornstedt and Jack Wagner.
Remembrances go to the Enterprise Community Church or Hospice of Wallowa County in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W Main, Enterprise, OR 97828.

Edna May Baker, 84, of Wallowa died June 8, 1998 at the Wallowa County Nursing Home. She was born May 15, 1914 at Wallowa to Luther J. and Matilda Ann (Fields) Johnson. 
She married Paul M. Baker April 15, 1937 at Enterprise. He preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1958.
After Paul's death, Edna cared for the elderly, enjoyed gardening, flowers, crocheting and sewing. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Wallowa. 
She is survived by her sister Pearl and her husband Lee Groves of Wallowa, many other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 13, at 2 p.m. at the Wallowa Church of Christ with vault interment at the Wallowa Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Wallowa Church of Christ in care of the Bollman Funeral Home.

Richard E. Reynolds, 64, died peacefully at his home in Enterprise on June 22, 1998. 
Dick was the sixth child born to Louis and Vinifred Reynolds in Victor, Mont., on Aug. 17, 1933. Dick moved to Enterprise with his mother where he attended grade school and graduated from Enterprise High School in 1951.
On June 25, 1953, Dick married Rosemarie Carper in Enterprise. Early in his married life, Dick worked as a logger in the woods of Wallowa County and was enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Dick and Rosemarie raised four sons and have seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Dick began work at the Wallowa County Grain Growers in 1958 in the feed and seed department and remained there until his retirement earlier this year. During his 40 years at WCGG, Dick enjoyed helping the people of Wallowa County and provided a high degree of customer service.
Dick was a member of the Eagle Cap VFW Post, BPO Elks Lodge, past member of the Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the Enterprise Christian Church.
He was an avid supporter of all youth athletics in Wallowa County. He was one of the original founders of the Little League organization of Wallowa County and could always be counted on to provide leadership and support. Dick loved the outdoors and all activities and it was not uncommon to see him as an active participant in and at local sporting events.
Dick is survived by his wife, Rosemarie; sons, Patrick Reynolds of Spanaway, Wash., Michael and Vicki Reynolds of Enterprise, Garry Reynolds of Portland, and Kelly Reynolds of Boise, Idaho; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy Pace of Enterprise; brothers Harold Reynolds of Renton, Wash., and Dell Reynolds of Hamilton, Mont.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, all of whom were close to Dick.
Funeral services were Friday, June 26, at the Enterprise High School gymnasium in Enterprise. The family requests any memorial contributions be made to the Richard E. Reynolds Memorial Fund in care of the Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W Main Street, Enterprise, OR 97828.

Paul Kenneth Fanning, 82, died in Peoria, Ariz., on May 22, 1998, after battling the effects of a stroke for several months.
There will be a graveside service for Paul Kenneth Fanning at 10:30 a.m. on July 11. Interment will be in the City of Pullman Cemetery with Kristine Zakarison as officiant. Paul's ashes will be interred near where his first wife, Margaret, and his second son, Kenneth, are buried. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a lunch gathering and reunion at the Holiday Inn Express in Pullman following the services.
Paul was born July 14, 1915 in Waverley, Kan., to Harry and Mabel Fanning. He graduated from Melvern High School, Melvern, Kan., in 1933.
Paul married Mary Margaret Glass in Manhattan, Kan., in 1937. Paul and Margaret raised five sons before Margaret's death in 1971. Paul married Marjorie Bazier in 1975. They were divorced in 1980. Paul married Josephine Mills Roberts of Ketchikan, Alaska, in 1984.
Paul received his BS degree in Agricultural Engineering from Kansas State University in 1937. He received his Master's degree from the University of Idaho in 1958, and a Doctorate from Cornell University in 1963.
Immediately after receiving his BS, Paul worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co. as a researcher in Peoria, Ill., and Phoenix, Ariz. He and his family moved to eastern Washington in 1947 where he practiced agricultural engineering for Washington State University's Extension Service until 1961. Paul worked for a variety of public and private international development agencies from 1962 until 1976. As an agricultural development specialist and agricultural education consultant, Paul participated in and directed projects in Yugoslavia, Libya, Ghana, Colombia and Brazil. In 1976, he returned to Pullman to work for Washington State University until his retirement in 1981.
After retiring, he and his wife, Josephine, enjoyed square dancing and the life of "snowbirds." Traveling in their RV to visit friends and family, Paul and Jo collected family genealogical information. After leaving Pullman in 1983, Paul maintained a residence in Mesa, Ariz., and frequently visited Joseph and Gold Beach, where he had property.
Paul has three surviving sons: James Michael Fanning, Eugene; John Harry Fanning, Albany; and Alan Patrick Fanning, Phoenix, Ariz.
Paul was preceded in death by his son, Paul Kenneth Fanning, Jr.; his son, Stanley Lynn Fanning; his first wife, Mary Margaret; and his third wife, Josephine Mills.
Contributions in memory of Paul can be sent to the Health Restoration Center, 26381 Crown Valley Pkwy, #130, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.

Word has been received that former Wallowa County resident Robert (Bob) Corder died Aug. 30, 1998. He was born on July 31, 1945 to Bill Corder and Ruth Hug.
Bob attended Enterprise Junior and High School and graduated from Joseph High school in 1964. While in Joseph, he married Janice Gray and from this union a daughter was born, Nikki Corder Herbert of Canby.
Survivors include sisters Kathy Corder Ward of Union, Christie Corder Wilde of Keating and Kim Hug Sipp of Union; one brother, Mark Hug of Spokane, Wash. Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth, and an uncle, Bill Freeman.

Bertha L. Smith, 78, of La Grande, formerly of Wallowa County and Pendleton, died Nov. 19, 1998, at a care facility in La Grande. She was born on Aug. 17, 1920, to Charlie and Virginia (Carper) Wortman in Imnaha. Services were held at Daniels Chapel of the Valley in La Grande, with the Rev. Tim Overton-Harris of the La Grande United Methodist Church officiating, committal and interment followed at the Island City Cemetery.
On March 17, 1942, Bertha was married to Hubert Smith in Weiser, Idaho. He preceded her in death in July of 1987. Mrs. Smith lived in Wallowa and Pendleton before coming to La Grande.
Mrs. Smith was a very pleasant person and was caring and devoted to others, especially her roommate and caregivers.
Survivors include her daughter, Sheila McCormick of Idaho Falls, Idaho; grandchildren, George Twitchell and Pamela Westmoreland; great-grandchildren; Brandon and Fallon Twitchell; brothers, including her twin, Bernard Wortman of Kooskia, Idaho, Ray of Elgin, Wesley of Wash., Earsel of Wallowa; a sister, Mervine Hardy of Elgin; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Fred and Stanley Wortman.
Friends who wish may make contributions in memory of Bertha Smith to the Alzheimers Foundation in Care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 7th St., La Grande, OR 97850.

A Celebration of Life for Virginia Ruth Brandenburg will be Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, starting at 11 a.m. in the Bollman Funeral Home Chapel, with private interment in the Wallowa Cemetery.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at the I.O.O.F. Hall in Wallowa after services.
Virginia passed away Sunday evening, Nov. 22, 1998, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 1, 1928, in Redlands, Calif. to William Elmer and Alta May (Gist) Martin.
Virginia married Charles Arthur Brandenburg, Jr., on July 7, 1946 at Yuma, Ariz. She was a homemaker and a member of the Wallowa Rebekahs.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, on March 29, 1998; daughter, Bernice; son-in-law Harold Shoopman on October 20, 1998; sisters, Bonnie Mabel Moore, Flossie Maettea Hascall, Mary Josephine Asbill and Alta Alberta Smith; and brothers, William Paul, David Harold, Ernest Joe, Elmer Gist, Charles Lee and George Noel Martin.
She is survived by her children, Charles A. Brandenburg III and his wife Peggy, Judy Shoopman, and Hazel and her husband, Ben Ortega, all of Wallowa; Virginia and her husband, Dennis McClellan, of Hood River and Dianna and her husband Earnest Smalley of Rochester, NY.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family desires memorial be made to charity of ones choice in care of the Bollman Funeral Home, 315 West Main, Enterprise OR 97828.

A Celebration of Life was held for May P. Jewell Feb. 8, 1999, at the Bollman Funeral Home Chapel in Enterprise, with Pastor Wayne Haas officiating.
May died Feb. 4, 1999, at the Wallowa County Nursing Home in Enterprise at the age of 90. She was born on Sept. 6, 1908, in rural Stanley, N.D., to Alfred and Nicolene (Holter) Petersen. She married Esmond Jewell on April 24, 1937, in Carpio, N.D. They moved from Minot, N.D. in 1951 to Enterprise and bought the Ideal Cleaners, which they sold in the late 1960s.
The two did upholstery out of their home for several years. Es, as he was called, died in 1984. May then did alterations out of her home for many years. She was an active member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Enterprise. She enjoyed sewing, and her grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Floyd Petersen, and grandson Tod Butner.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Jim Butner of Enterprise; grandsons Bret Butner of Lostine, and Scot Butner of Portland; sisters Eva Wright and Ruth Zaeske, both of Sacremento, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Those who wish may make memorials to Wallowa County Home Health, Wallowa County Nursing Home or Grace Lutheran Church, in care of the Bollman Funeral Home, 315 West Main Street, Enterprise, OR 97828.

Stephanie Britton, 16, of Weston, died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, on Pine Creek Road near Weston, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
Her funeral was held Feb. 4 at First Christian Church in Milton-Freewater, followed by vault interment at Weston Cemetery. 
She was born Oct. 3, 1982, at Walla Walla, to Jose Rodrigo Ornelas and Connie Sue Britton. She grew up at Milton-Freewater and attended Grove, Freewater and Central grade schools. When she was a freshman in high school, she moved to Weston where she attended Weston-McEwen High School in Athena. She was a member of the sophomore class and had just begun working with the annual staff at the high school.
She enjoyed softball and had played for the Wilbur-Elles and American Video softball teams in Milton-Freewater. In 1995, she was chosen for the Major Girls All-Star softball Team from Milton-Freewater, and they became district 3 Champions, then went to State at Klamath Falls where they placed third in the state. 
While living at Weston, she played on the Mariner Softball team in Athena.she was again chosen for the all-stars on the 1998 Senior Girls Softball Team and they placed fourth in district.
Stephanie enjoyed camping, fishing, the outdoors, smowmobiling, swimming and writing poems. She was a member of a youth group in Pendleton, and the dance group Los Rancheros.
Survivors include her mother, Connie Britton, at the home; her father, Jose Rodrigo Ornelas of Tempe, Ariz.; a sister, Heather Nichole Britton at the home; grandparents Pat and Chuck Riecken of Wallowa and Bill Britton of Enterprise; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by two uncles.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Weston Volunteer Fire Department or the softball program at Weston-McEwen High School.

The graveside service for Edith Elizabeth Banks of Medford was held Jan. 26, in the Jacksonville Cemetery. Dr. Lawrence Jung of the First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville officiated.
Mrs. Banks, 100, passed away Jan. 17, 1999, at her home.
She was born Edith Kropff on Oct. 20, 1898, in Richland, Kansas.
Mrs. Banks attended college for seven years and received a bachelor of arts degree in rural education from West Texas University. She taught for 40 years in rural schoolhouses, first in Texas and later in Promise, Troy and Eden Bench.
In 1963, she moved to the Rogue Valley from Promise.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, senior citizens groups in Medford and Jacksonville and the American Association of Retired Persons.
Survivors include two nieces, Iola Hurst, Roswell, N.M., and Pearl Nickles of Pineville, Mo.
Arrangements were with Memory Gardens Mortuary, in Medford.

Former Wallowa County resident Wilma Florence (Polumpsky) Wilks passed away Jan. 31, 1999, at her home in Lewiston, Idaho. She was born Sept. 10, 1923 to Lena May (Brooks) and William C. Polumsky.
Wilma attended grade school in Peola, Wash., and high school in Clarkston, Wash. She was married Sept. 14, 1940 to Aaron E. Wilks in Clarkston. 
They had four children: Sharon E. Wulf of Meeteetse, Wyo., Melvin E. Wilks, of Genesee, Idaho, Elvin L. Wilks of Flora, and Beverly J. Stitzel of Brookings.
Wilma was a mother, wife and chef. She cooked in hospitals for 40 years, 31 of those years at Wallowa Memorial Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Wilks, 3 sisters and 8 brothers.
Survivors include her children; brothers, Don Polumpsky and Andrew (Bud) Polumpsky of Clarkston, Idaho; sisters, Bessie Kaufman, of Orofino, Idaho, and Leonna Fflatt of Lewiston, ldaho; 13 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.
Services for Wilma Wilks will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999 at Holy Family Catholic Church, on Chestnut Street, in Clarkston, Idaho, at 11:00 a.m., with Father Forsman officiating. A potluck will follow in the Church Hall.

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