Obituaries 1958 – 1963
The following are the death notices and obituaries contained within the pages of the Sherman County Journal, on the microfilm roll containing the issues from January 3, 1958 to July 19, 1963.
January 3, 1958
- M. B. Taylor Dies In Portland. Mrs. Millard B. Taylor (Mattie J. Bailey) died at her home in Portland Wednesday morning after a long illness that has kept her bedfast for many years. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Colonial Mortuary followed by vault entombment. Friends are requested to omit flowers and to contribute to the White Cross Mission of Hinson Memorial. Martha Bailey was born in Douglas county, a daughter of the Rev. C.P. Bailey, early day Baptist preacher of central Oregon who lived in Prineville during the last two decades of the 19th century. She was an active church worker and Sunday school teacher at Grass Valley before moving to Portland. Surviving are her widower, Millard B. Taylor, a Portland physician, four sister[s], Mrs. W. L. Boldman of Bellevue, Wn., Mrs. Floyd Nichols of Alhambra, Cal., Mrs. Lizzie Hodges of The Dalles and Mrs. S. D. Cole of Portland. Two brothers and one sister of the Bailey family have died previously.
- Grass Valley. Among those attending the funeral of Roy Guy held at Goldendale Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Owens, Arden Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Blagg, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Rolfe, John Buether, Bill Rolfe, Jim McDonald, Frank E. Bayer, Claud Bayer, C.W. Fields, Mark Bird, Harry Stark, Carl Kelley, Dick Rust, E.P. Thompson, Luther Davis, Clair Balzer and Jack Cushman.
- Grass Valley. Among those going to Portland Friday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Carsten von Borstel were Mr. and Mrs. Frank von Borstel, Mr. and Mrs. A. von Borstel, Mr. and Mrs. Donald von Borstel and Joy, Bill Pausch, Fritz Rohweder, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Kock, Mr. and Mrs. John Reckman, Mrs. Estel Hartley, Mrs. Matt Simpson and Frank von Borstel, Jr
January 10, 1958
- Grass Valley. Bill Pausch went to Portland Thursday to be with Mrs. Pausch and to attend the funeral of his mother in law, Mrs. May Nelson, on Saturday. Pausch was taken to the Emanuel hospital in Portland for medical attention. Mr. Pausch will stay there for a few days.
January 17, 1958
- Former Teacher Dies At Clatskanie. Friends and former students of Mrs. Walter Sherman (Harriett Frederickson) will be saddened to learn of her untimely death December 21 due to a heart attack. Sherman, besides her widower, leaves two daughters, Ernestine and Josephine, 17 and 15 years respectively. For the last several years, the Shermans have been residing and teaching at Clatskanie. Mrs. Sherman taught in the high school at Kent during the years of 1934 and 1935.
- Leona Sather Dead After Long Illness. Miss Leona Sather died at a hospital in The Dalles Wednesday afternoon after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday at two o’clock from the Moro church with Rev. Rev. Ernest Goodenberger officiating and Smith Callaway in charge, interment will be in the IOOF cemetery at Grass Valley. Miss Sather was born November 19, 1922 at Kent and was a member of the Christian church at that place. Survivors are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sather of Moro, four brothers, Kenneth of Kent, Jack of Ontario, Glen of Corvallis and Merrill of Spokane, Wash., two sisters, Mrs. Blaine Miller of Moro and Mrs. James Barker of Alameda, Calif.
- Andy Holt Buried In The Dalles. Andy Holt, former resident of Sherman county, died at the Redmond hospital at the age of 77. Holt was born in March of 1880 in Iowa and came to Oregon when a young man, eventually settling in Sherman county where he became county commissioner for a term. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Grace Gregg of Terrebonne and Mrs. George Francois of The Dalles; three brothers, Walter and Arthur of Redmond and Arnold in Nebraska. Services were at Redmond with interment in the IOOF cemetery at The Dalles.
January 24, 1958
January 31, 1958
- Art Zobel Dies In Veteran’s Hospital. Arthur H. Zobel, 64, died in the Veteran’s hospital at Hot Springs, S. D. after a long illness. Zobel was born in Nebraska, September 2, 1893 and came to Sherman county with his parents soon after that. He went to World War I from this county and shortly after discharge returned to Nebraska where he married and continued to reside. Surviving are six children, his widow, 23 grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Ray Havenar of Klickitat and Mrs. Scott Whitwood of The Dalles. Interment was at Alliance, Nebraska.
February 7, 1958
February 14, 1958
- John T. Johnson Buried Monday. Funeral services for Mrs. Cornelia H. Johnson, of Wasco, who died in a hospital at Medford last Thursday were held Monday from the church of which she was a long time member with Rev. Richard E. Bruner officiating. The Eastern Star was in charge of graveside services at Sunrise cemetery. Conger-Morris of Medford were in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Johnson was born in Old Hadley, Mass., on October 2, 1875. On January 27, 1903 in Bement, Illinois she married John T. Johnson. Immediately following their marriage they returned to his home at Wasco where he had lived since 1884 with his parents, the late John H. and Catherine Johnson. She was a member of the Methodist church and the Eastern Star of Wasco and the musician for both for many years. Her husband preceded her in death December of 1956. Surviving are four children John T. of Medford, F. Harland of Twin Falls, Idaho, Mrs. T. W. Proudfoot, Los Angeles, Mrs. V. L. Larson, Spokane; seven grandchildren; one great grand daughter and a sister, Mrs. A. A. Boggs of Toronto, Canada. A son Paulsen preceded her in death.
- Orville Hockman Dies In Hospital. Orville L. Hockman died in the Mid-Columbia Basin Nursing home near The Dalles Wednesday after a long illness from asthma and heart ailment. He was born at Moro April 25, 1903, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hockman. He had lived on the family farm all his life. Surviving are his widow, Cecil, two sons, Keith and Noel, a brother, Ben of The Dalles, three half sisters, May Belshe Nordin and Mrs. Lottie Pieper of Portland and Mrs. Mollie McLachlan of Moro. Funeral services will be held Friday at two o’clock in the afternoon from the Moro Community Presbyterian church with Rev. E. C. Goodenberger officiating and in charge of Smith-Callaway. Interment will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
February 21, 1958
February 28, 1958
March 7, 1958
- Moro Personals. Rusel J. Lewis, who died in The Dalles at the age of 75, was the husband of the former Farrel Benson, sister of George and Harry Benson of Moro.
March 14, 1958
- and Mrs. Eben Kee and Mr. and Mrs. Dell Olds went to Portland Friday where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Minnie Squire. The Kees returned home that evening. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Olds and Robin went to Portland and met the Dell Olds’ and drove to McCoy and spent the weekend visiting Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Nahouse.
March 21, 1958
- Willard Barnett, Mrs. W.D. Barnett, Mrs. Harold Owens and Mrs. Olan Stark went to Redmond last Tuesday where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Carrie Holt.
- Charles R. Peugh Buried at Oswego. Services for Charles Rufus Peugh of Oswego were held Monday at the Chapel by the Lake at Oswego. Committal services were held later that afternoon at the Sunrise cemetery at Wasco. He was born Feb. 19, 1883 at Wasco, and passed away at his home at Oswego March 14. He is survived by his widow, Mary; daughters, Mrs. Aileen Taber of Burlingame, Calif., Mrs. Hazel Gates of Westport, Conn., and Mrs. Doris Zansius of San Rafael, Calif.; sons, Earl of Parkdale, Harold of Harrah, Wash,; one sister, Nettie of Long Beach, Calif. and nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
March 28, 1958
- Arthur J. Bucholtz Buried Wednesday. Funeral services for Arthur John Bucholtz, 52, who died of a heart attack Sunday evening, were held from the Moro Community church Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 followed by interment at Parklawn cemetery in The Dalles. Art Bucholtz was tending his sheep about dark Sunday and was alone when stricken and although it was but a short time before he was found by his wife and son, nothing could be done for him. Death was probably instantaneous. Mr. Bucholtz was born at Minneapolis, Minnesota June 30, 1905, a son of Otto and Mary Bucholtz, who moved to Grass Valley shortly after. He attended school at Grass Valley. For years he was owner of a confectionery in Moro until he started farming about ten years ago. He was very successful and surrounded himself with livestock to expand his wheat income. Surviving are his widow, Gladis, a daughter Jacque, a son Terry, one granddaughter, Terria of Moro, his father, two sisters, Mrs. Eunice Moran and Mrs. Gertrude Sollie and a brother, Lester, of Portland. He was an ex-president of the Sherman county fair board, ex-school board chairman, and president of the Moro Grain Growers, a member of the Masonic lodge and the Elks. Rev. Ernest Goodenberger officiated at the services which were under direction of Spencer & Libby with the Masons conducting graveside rites.
April 4, 1958
- Roy Harbin, former resident of Kent, passed away after a long illness April 1, 1958 in Portland. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. April 4 with graveside services at the Kent cemetery at 3 p.m. Mrs. Harbin is survived by her widower Roy J. Harbin and son Earl of Portland, two brothers, J.C. Wilson of Portland and I.E. Wilson of Wawawai, Wash., four sisters, Mrs. Essie F. Wilson, Pullman, Wash., Mrs. B.M. Sias, Forest Grove, Mrs. W.C. Helyer, The Dalles, Mrs. Jess Canright, Portland.
April 11, 1958
- Lida Ragsdale Funeral Saturday. Mrs. Lida Ragsdale, 80, died at Tuality hospital in Hillsboro Wednesday morning, April 9, after a long illness. Mrs. Ragsdale was born Lida Belshee at McMinnville, December 9, 1877 and came to Sherman county when a girl. She was married to William H. Ragsdale at the family home October 20, 1900 and continued to live here until 1937, moving to The Dalles and later to Hillsboro. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. John Searcy of Hillsboro and a son Harry of Portland, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren, one brother, George in California, three sisters, Mrs. Marie Tharp, Sacramento, Mrs. Vera Vaughn, Santa Cruz, Mrs. Ella Myers, Carmel, all in California. Funeral services will be held from the Moro Community church Saturday afternoon at two o’clock with interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery here. The family requests that those wishing to make permanent remembrance of Mrs. Ragsdale contribute to the Moro church chimes.
April 18, 1958
- Elmer Nelson, former Sherman county resident, died at his home in Hood River Tuesday after several months illness. Funeral services will be at Hood River Monday, Apr. 21 at 10 a.m. with interment in Willamette National cemetery in Portland at 1 p.m. Nelson was a native of Kansas and a World War I veteran. Surviving are his widow, Mary, three sons, Keith and Wayne of Tucson, Arizona, Verne, Norfolk, Va.; four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Kitchen, Konardo, Kan., Mrs. Anna Monroe, Seattle, Wn., Mrs. Marion Poppert, Denver, Colo., Mrs. Carrie Belshe, Moro, one step son, Harold Dinsmore, Hood River, twelve grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. The family would welcome gifts in his name to the cancer fund.
- Rufus Personals. and Mrs. Harland McDonald were called to Portland last Thursday by the death of Mrs. McDonald’s uncle, James L. Waldt, who died as the result of an automobile accident. His wife, Bee Waldt, suffered injuries and was taken to Providence hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Waldt were frequent visitors at the McDonald home and had only recently returned to their home in Portland after spending the past month here while the McDonalds were on vacation in Mexico. Tuesday the McDonalds accompanied by Stan Pearson of The Dalles, brother of Mrs. McDonald attended funeral services for Mr. Waldt.
- Rufus Personals. This community sympathizes with the relatives of James Macnab who died last week in The Dalles. He has many relatives living in Sherman county.
April 25, 1958
- John W. Gilman Killed In Car Wreck; 2 Hurt. John Wesley Gilman, driving his father’s 1951 Buick station wagon, and hurrying to get to The Dalles in time to see a wrestling match, completely wrecked the car, killed himself and seriously injured his brother, Philip, 15, and Jack Rich, 15, on the Fulton canyon road. As reconstructed by officers who were early at the scene, Gilman lost control of the car at the first turn below the bridge in John Fulton canyon. He was thrown into the creek bed and sustained a broken neck. The car stopped almost exactly a mile south of the junction of the Fulton canyon road and Highway 30. Philip Gilman was clear but young Rich was under it. There were not enough men present to raise the wreck until Brace Bros. wrecker came along with Mrs. Harry Dutton car in tow. This was dropped and the wreck raised off Rich. Jack Rich was unconscious for many hours but is said to be doing well although suffering broken bones. Philip was cut on the face and hurt internally which will require long hospitalization. Funeral services for John Gilman were held Monday at The Dalles with interment there. He was born March 2, 1938 at Twin Falls, Idaho. He attended school at Moro graduating from high school where he was a football player. He was recently returned from service in the air force in Texas and was working for the Moro Grain Growers. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Gilman, two sisters, Joan and Barbara and Philip and a half sister in Colorado.
- Art Bibby Dies While Talking Walk. Arthur Bibby, well known resident of Sherman county, died while apparently on a walk along 14th street in The Dalles Wednesday forenoon probably from a heart attack. Mr. Bibby was born on the family farm west of Kent November 20, 1901 and lived in the county until a few years ago when he moved to Portland. Recently he had been selling real estate. In his youth he was a boxer, fighting in local and Portland arenas. Surviving are his widow, Velma of Portland, a daughter, Mrs. Gary Alden of Eugene, a son, Stephen of San Francisco, a sister, Mrs. Lee Woolwine of The Dalles, three brothers, Mike of California, Luke of Heppner, Joe of Grass Valley. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from Spencer & Libby’s at The Dalles with interment following in the IOOF cemetery at Grass Valley. [Note: Copied as it appeared.]
May 2, 1958
May 9, 1958
- Harriet Romine Mrs. Harriet Romine, for several years proprietor of a dress and novelty shop in Moro, died at Butte, Montana May 6 after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at Walla Walla Friday at ten o’clock. Survivors are four children, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Thompson left Thursday to attend her grandmother’s funeral.
May 16, 1958
- Glen McLachlan Buried Wednesday. Glen McLachlan died at Heppner Sunday, May 11 after a short illness caused from a heart attack. Funeral services were held at Heppner, Wednesday at 10 a.m. and interment was made in Parklawn cemetery in The Dalles at 3 p.m. that afternoon. Glen was born near Moro, September 3, 1907 and was a resident here until recent years. He served in the army at Vancouver, Wash. He married Leona Payne who survives. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Tom Sullivan of VanNuys, Cal., a son, Darrel of Heppner, four grandsons and one granddaughter, his mother, Mrs. Mollie McLachlan of Moro, two brothers, Wendell of Boise and Ronald [Roland] of Moro, two sisters, Mrs. H.G. Harrington of Eugene and Mrs. A. W. Chamness of Madras. Mr. McLachlan, although in poor health in recent years, was a regular visitor in Moro and only last winter worked for the REA at locating the line into Gilliam and Morrow counties.
May 23, 1958
- Robert Thoele Buried In Sunrise Cemetery. Robert Thoele died at Tacoma, Wash., at the age of 59 and funeral services were held in The Dalles Monday with interment at Sunrise cemetery, Wasco. Survivors are his widow, Mabel, a brother, Gus, The Dalles, a sister, Mrs. Idah Bartbo, St. Charles, Mo., several nieces and nephews.
- W.C. Guyton Dead At 86 Years. Will C. Guyton died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Helen Rees at Fairview Sunday at the age of 86. Funeral services were held Tuesday at The Dalles with interment at the Kent cemetery that afternoon. Bill Guyton came to Kent in 1884 and lived there until he retired to Dufur in 1942. They moved to Shaniko in 1956. Surviving are a widow, Ada; two daughters, Mrs. Glade Carrigan, Shaniko, Mrs. Rees, a son, Volna of Clackamas, two brothers, Roy of Tonasket, Wash., and Claude of Dufur, two sisters, Mrs. Maud Walton, Portland and Mrs. Ida Engles of Bremerton, Wash., eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
- Grace Rose Buried In California. Mrs. Grace Rose, widow of the late A. Rose, station agent at Moro for many years, died at Carmichael, California May 6 just three days before her 88th birthday. Mrs. Rose was born in Kansas. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Harper of Carmichael, a granddaughter and two great grandchildren. Interment was at Carmichael.
- Moro Personals. Roy Tiller was down from Hermiston over the weekend visiting relatives and improving the cemetery lot where his mother was buried recently.
May 30, 1958
- Lila Bull Dies Quietly Tuesday. Mrs. Lila Bull, a resident of Sherman county for 70 years died at her home here Tuesday. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. from the Moro Community Presbyterian church with Rev. Ernest Goodenberger officiating. Mrs. Bull was born Ruby Delila Elliott to Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Elliott at Philomath, Oregon, March 5, 1884 and came to this county with her parents when a child. She was married to Mack Adna Bull November 23, 1904 and they celebrated their golden wedding here in 1954. Surviving is her widower, a son, Hollis of Portland and two grandsons, Thomas Paul, now in the U.S. Navy and stationed near Singapore and Jack Michael, in high school in Portland, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Everett, Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Charles Adlard, Moro and one brother, Milo Elliott of Sheridan. Mrs. Bull was a member of the Rebekahs, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Moro Woman’s club, Harland Grange and the Moro church.
- Fay Phillips Dies Sunday Night At Wasco. Mrs. Fay Phillips, died at the family residence on the L.P. Haven farm Sunday night. Coroner Loy Cochran stated that his information was that she was alive and spoke to her husband when he arrived home about 9:30 p.m. and was dead at midnight. A heart attack is presumed to be the cause of death. Mrs. Phillips was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Vogel who was section boss at Millers. She was born at Celilo February 21, 1908. Her widower, her parents now living in The Dalles and a sister, Mrs. Vera Taylor of Dufur survive. Funeral services were held Thursday in The Dalles with interment in the IOOF cemetery there.
- Fletcher Cannell Buried At Gresham. Mrs. Fletcher Cannell died at Gresham, May 25, and funeral services were held Thursday at Gresham with vault entombment following. For years she was a resident of Wasco when her husband was pastor of the Methodist church. Surviving are her widower, three daughters, Mrs. Ed Huntley, Mrs. L. Edwars, Miss LaVaine Cannell and a son, Robert of Klamath Falls, and two grandchildren.
June 6, 1958
- John F. Foss Buried Here Wednesday. John F. Foss died in a hospital in The Dalles Sunday after a long illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday from the Moro Community church with the Rev. Ernest Goodenberger officiating with interment following in the IOOF cemetery. John Frederick Foss was born October 18, 1870 in Sullivan county, Mo. and moved to Athena with his parents in 1882. He received most of his education there and at Weston and taught school at Pilot Rock before coming to DeMoss Springs in 1897 to take up blacksmithing. With his brother in law, John Mitchell he established the Mitchell & Foss shop in Moro where Cushman’s is located and for years set tires, shod horses and welded the iron work of farm machines for two generations of Sherman county farmers. When automobiles came in he went in with Harry Kunsman and others to start Foss & Co., that remained in business until 1947. They built the concrete garage now used by the state highway department and sold and repaired cars. In 1901 Mr. Foss married Jennie McCallum who passed away last July. He always found time for some fun in life; played baseball, joked with friends and had a supply of anecdotes. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marguerite Kaseberg, Wasco; Mrs. Gwendolyn Matteson, Moro, Mrs. Dorothy Hellberg, Portland, one son, John A., Wasco; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Hill, Nampa, Idaho, Mrs. Nell Sayles, Spokane, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, Odd-Fellows lodge, the Rebekahs and the Knights of Pythias and was one of the founders of the Sherman County Historical society, was a member of the county welfare board, the school board and city council.
June 13, 1958
- Wasco people attending the graveside service for Mary McMillin in The Dalles were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kaseberg, Mr. and Mrs. Paulen Kaseberg, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sargent, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Macnab, Mr. and Mrs. Don Macnab, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Macnab, Mr. and Mrs. George Macnab, Mrs. Steve McMillin, Mrs. Stan Gordh and Cheryl, Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Van Gilder and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Andrews.
- Moro Personals. Out of town relatives here for the funeral of John F. Foss were Mrs. Dorothy Hellberg, daughter, and Fredrick, grandson, from Portland; Mr. and Mrs. Sayles, sister from Spoken, Wn.; Mrs. J.A. Foss, sister in law from Terrebonne; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foss, nephew from Bend; and Mr. Nayes McDonald from Spokane, Washington. [Note: Copied as it appeared.]
June 20, 1958
- Marshall Jefferies Dies From Heart Attack. Marshall John Jefferies died in a hospital in The Dalles Tuesday morning after a few days illness brought on by a heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at The Dalles after which the body will be shipped to Twin Falls, Idaho for interment. Mr. Jefferies was born July 1, 1907 at Fruitdale, Oregon and went soon after with his parents to Twin Falls where he grew to manhood. He has worked over much of eastern Oregon and for the past six years has been employed at Cushman’s Equipment in Moro. Surviving are his widow, Frances; a daughter, Mrs. Janet Pierce of Prineville, a step daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Chapman, Cheyenne, Wyo.; two stepsons Gene and Barton House, Oak Harbor, Wn., two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Carter, Twin Falls and Mrs. Waunah Byington, Gannett, Idaho.
- W.E. Tate Buried At Wasco Sunday. Graveside services in honor of W. E. (Ernie) Tate were held at the Wasco cemetery Sunday at one o’clock. Mr. Tate died June 10 at Glendale, California where he has made his home for many years. Ministerial services were held at Riverview in Portland Saturday. Mr. Tate was born in Chicago, June 18, 1865 and would have been 93 had he lived a few days more. He was postmaster in Wasco from 1905 to 1934 and was a member of the Wasco Masonic order from 1905 until his death. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Florence Murdock, Mrs. Bess Wittenberg, Mrs. Gladys Ford, Mrs. Aileen Laurs, Mrs. Mary Barbour.
June 27, 1958
- Esta May Powell Dies Sunday. Esta May Powell died at a hospital in Portland Tuesday morning, June 24 after an illness lasting more than a year. She suffered another stroke Sunday and was completely paralyzed. Mrs. Powell was born November 18, 1889 at Abilene, Kansas, a daughter of Henry and Docia May who moved to Woodburn and in 1903 to Wasco where deceased grew up. Surviving is a son, Marion M. Powell of Moro, a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Goodin of Portland, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 Friday from Finley’s Rose Chapel in Portland with interment in Portland.
- Ernest Houston Dead From Heart Attack. Ernest Houston died suddenly Wednesday night while getting into his car at the home of his brother in law, George McDonald near The Dalles. The Houstons had gone to The Dalles to see a doctor about a hip ailment that was bothering him and spent the evening at McDonalds. As they were preparing to start home a heart attack struck him. Ernest Houston has been janitor at the Moro grade school for several years and before that was elevator manager for the Moro Grain Growers. Ernest Francis Houston was born January 30, 1907 at West Lock, Alberta and came to Oregon in 1928. He has been a resident of Moro since that time. He was married to Clara McDonald at Moro February 11, 1934. He was a member of the IOOF lodge. Surviving are his widow, one brother John of Vimy, Alberta, two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Budgen, Edmonton, Alberta, and Mrs. Christina Cannard, New Westminister, B.C., a foster mother, Mrs. Christina Holman, Chiliwack, B.C. Services will be held at Spencer & Libby’s in The Dalles with interment at Park Lawn at a date to be announced later.
July 4, 1958
- Lester Nahouse Buried At McMinnville. Lester H. Nahouse of McCoy died in a Portland hospital July 1 while undergoing an operation for a blood clot near the heart. Funeral services were held Thursday at McMinnville with interment in the cemetery there. Mr. Nahouse was born in Horseheads, New York in 1886 and came to Sherman county in 1910 when the railroads were being built up the Deschutes and remained for many years marrying Iva Olds. He was an accomplished musician. Surviving are his widow, Iva, a son, Lyle, two daughters, Mrs. Marjory Stewart of McCoy and Mrs. Genevieve Powell of Moro and seven grandchildren.
July 11, 1958
- Sarah Addington Buried At Dufur. Sarah Addington died at her home at Dufur July 4 at the age of 66. Funeral services were held from the Christian church there Monday afternoon with interment at the Dufur cemetery. Mrs. Addington was born at Joplin, Missouri, July 20, 1891 and came to Rufus when a girl of 11. In 1909 she was married to John G. Addington and they lived at Rufus until 1943 and when they moved to Dufur. Surviving are her widower, three daughters, Mrs. Arnold Brady, Dufur, Mrs. Donald Macnab, Rufus, and Mrs. J.J. Herin, Prineville, a sister, Mrs. Herman Brackett, Rufus five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
- Charley Nish Word was received here Wednesday of the death of Charles Nish at his summer home at Cannon Beach. Mr. Nish was born in Sherman county about 70 years ago, a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Nish. Surviving are his widow, Hazel, a son, Vance of Portland and a daughter, Marjory of Los Angeles. Funeral services will be held in Portland Friday.
July 18, 1958
- C.A. Nish Buried. C.A. Nish passed away at his home in Cannon Beach July 8, 1958. Services were held at Cannon Beach July 11, 1958 with vault entombment at Riverview Abbey at Portland. Charles was born in Benton county December 29, 1886, ten miles southwest of Corvallis on his grandfather’s (C.W. Thompson) farm. At the age of 5 years, he with his parents and little sister, Lilah, moved to what was then Wasco county. His father, Alec Nish, bought the Alec Varger sheep ranch, now owned by Claude Thompson. He attended Benke Walker Business college. Also had the “Old Monkland Store.” April 12, 1911 he was married to Hazel Mersinger at Moro. Charles had large ranch holdings in Gilliam county and was an active worker in the co-ops. He was also past president of Oregon Wheat league and active in soil conservation. At the time of his death he was an active member of the Presbyterian church at Cannon Beach. He has made his home in Cannon Beach since 1941 where he owned cabins. The last few years he spent his winters in Los Angeles, California. He is survived by his wife, Hazel, son Dr. Vance McNish of Portland, daughter, Mrs. Robert Hamsenn of Los Angeles and two grandchildren. He was an uncle of Mrs. Russell Belshee and Mac Hall. [Note: Copied as it appeared.]
July 25, 1958
- Frank Lamborn Buried Wednesday. Mrs. Alice Josephine Lamborn, 72, widow of the late Frank Lamborn died at Forest Grove Sunday and funeral services were held in The Dalles Wednesday followed by vault entombment at the IOOF mausoleum there. Mrs. Lamborn was born in Jackson county, Oregon, September 20, 1885 and moved to Sodaville where she was married to Frank Lamborn January 1, 1901. He died in 1947. They lived on a farm south of Wasco until 1924 when they moved to town and after his death she moved to The Dalles and later to Portland. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Frances Guy of Portland, a brother, Charles Royse of Santa Cruz, Calif., two grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Mrs. Lamborn was a member of the Methodist church and Phalena chapter Pythian Sisters of Portland.
- C.D. French Dead In Texas. Cecil Dayle French, died at Dallas, Texas Sunday, July 20 from a heart attack first suffered six months ago. He was a native of Grass Valley, having been born there October 11, 1903, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur French. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Lucy French of Grants Pass, a widow, Eleanor and two sons of Dallas.
- Echo Bartlett Dies At Bend. Mrs. Echo Bartlett, who was born at Moro in September 1890, died at Bend Saturday after a long illness. She was was a half-sister of E.E. Barnum and Mrs. Ora Peetz and a few years ago spent several months here with her sister. Funeral services were held Monday, July 21 at Lincoln Memorial in Portland with vault entombment there. Survivors are two daughters, Helen of Bend and Irene of California, one grandson, two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Lake now in California and Mrs. Leola Church of The Dalles and the above mentioned half brother and sister.
August 1, 1958
August 8, 1958
August 15, 1958
- Ken Zachary’s Mother Buried Monday. Grace Pack died in a hospital in The Dalles last Friday at the age of 75. She was a life-long resident of Wasco county. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Zachary of Moro and two daughters, Mrs. Bill Martin of The Dalles and Mrs. Paul Farnsworth of Salem, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
August 22, 1958
- Dell French Buried In Portland Cemetery. Dell French died in the Veteran’s hospital Saturday from a long illness caused by cancer of the brain. He was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank French on their homestead in the Michigan settlement, the old house still standing on the Bob Schilling place. He went to the Michigan school and when but a boy played chords to his father’s violin for dances through the south end of the county. He wanted to learn and went to school steadily until he earned his Doctorate of Philosophy and taught at Oregon State, Oregon and Stanford, his subject being economics. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning in Portland with interment at Willamette cemetery.
August 29, 1958
- Augusta Huckin Buried Thursday. Funeral services for Mrs. Augusta Huckin were held in The Dalles Thursday morning with interment following in the IOOF cemetery there. Mrs. Huckin’s body was found Monday morning by Wasco policeman Jack Rothery after neighbors had not been able to find her or telephone her. Coroner Loy Cochran assumed that she had died Saturday night from natural causes. She had had an attack in The Dalles earlier in the week. Mrs. Huckin was born at Bonhomme, South Dakota, January 21, 1876 and came to Wasco in 1904 as the wife of Dr. William Huckin who practiced there until his death in 1932. Mrs. Huckin was very active, attending many functions and driving her own car. She was a member of the OES, Nydia Temple, Daughters of the Nile, Gaspar Shire, White Shire of Jerusalem and the Wasco Woman’s club. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Murray Walker, Olympia, Wash., a sister, Mrs. William Thompson, Irene, S.D., a brother, Ernest Anderson, Decauter, Ind., and a grandson.
- Mrs. W.C. Todd Dies After Short Illness. Mrs. William C. Todd of Grass Valley died in a hospital in The Dalles last Thursday after a brief illness and funeral services were held from the Baptist church at Grass Valley Monday afternoon Rev. Don Leach officiating. Interment was made in the Moro cemetery. Ethel Edna Newton was born at Philomath, July 28, 1881 and came to Sherman county shortly after her marriage to Mr. Todd, living near Moro for several years until they moved to Grass Valley where they farmed until retirement a few years ago. Surviving are her widower, a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Schilling, three sons, Kenneth and Bill of Grass Valley and Lawrence, a missionary at Iwataken, Japan, five brothers and sisters, 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
September 5, 1958
- Wasco News. Friends of Mrs. Richard Bruner of Anchorage, Alaska, have received the sad news of the passing of Mrs. Bruner’s father in Columbus, Ohio.
- Wasco News. Among the out of town people attending the funeral of the late Augusta Huckin were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Clothier and Mrs. Belle Clothier of Seattle, Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Russell of Portland, Mrs. Veda Russell of Salem and Mr. and Mrs. Walker and Madelyn of Pullman, Washington.
September 12, 1958
- Thomas S. Reese Buried Saturday. Thomas St. Clair Reese died in a Portland hospital Tuesday, September 2 after an operation and funeral services were held from the Moro church Saturday afternoon with interment in the Moro cemetery beside his wife. Mr. Rees was born at St. Clair, Pennsylvania September 29, 1871, moved to California and then to Oregon. He had been a resident of Sherman county for more than 60 years. He was married to Alma I. Starnes November 13, 1901 and was a wheat grower until his retirement. In his later years he drove about the northwest, often alone, visiting friends and relatives and looking at the scenery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gwen Mitchell of Helix, Mrs. Robert Elliott of Tacoma, Wash., several grandchildren and great children.
- Mrs. Worth Tate Buried In The Dalles. Funeral services for Amy Elizabeth Tate who died at Vallejo, Calif., September 5, were held Tuesday at The Dalles with interment in the IOOF cemetery there. Amy Elizabeth McClintock was born at Ponca, Neb., November 29, 1886 and came to Wasco by way of California with her parents around 1903 living in the Biglow district before moving to the Gooseberry country in Gilliam county. They then moved back to Sherman county living on the place now owned by Eugene Amidon. She was married to Worth Tate April 11, 1909 who preceded her in death in August of 1953. Mrs. Tate was living in The Dalles until a few months ago when she learned of her illness to be near her children. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frances Martin of Vallejo, Calif., a son James of San Bruno, Calif., and seven grandchildren.
- Moro Personals. and Mrs. J.W. Tate and family left Wednesday for their home in San Bruno, California after coming up for the funeral of his mother, Mrs. Worth Tate. James is working in the radio shop for United Air lines and says he likes his work very much.
September 19, 1958
- Mrs. J.F. Noonan Buried Wednesday. The funeral of Mrs. John F. Noonan was held from the Moro church Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock with interment in the Moro cemetery. Mrs. Noonan died in a hospital in The Dalles Sunday night after the second of two serious heart attacks. She had suffered from others. Violet Messinger Noonan was born near Erskinville [Erskineville] February 10, 1896 to Otis Ben and Sarah Messinger, who were of a pioneer family in Sherman county. She attended school in Moro and on October 1, 1916 was married to John F. Noonan who survives. Other survivors are a daughter Mrs. Lorena Johnson of Portland, three sons, Jimmy of Des Moines, Wash., Lloyd of Pendleton and Carroll of St Helens, five grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. J.A. Newton of Farmington, New Mexico. Mrs. Noonan was a member of the Moro Presbyterian church and of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliaries in which she was active.
- Sam H. Starr. Burial services for Sam H. Starr of Salem who died Saturday at his home were held here Monday afternoon with interment being made in the cemetery plot of Mrs. Starr’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Moore. Mr. Starr, formerly a dress shop owner with his wife, Greta, whose name the stores carried, had lived in The Dalles before moving to Salem. Surviving are his widow, a son John, two brothers and a niece. He was an active Mason and members of that order conducted the service.
September 26, 1958
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October 24, 1958
- Woman Killed In Wreck On Sherman Highway. A woman, Mrs. Delores W. Moore, 27, was killed and three other persons injured Monday morning at ten o’clock when their car left the highway at Richelderfer’s and plunged into a dry ditch. The car was traveling south on Highway 97 and the driver Jess W. Moore, 27, of The Dalles, failed to make the turn across the culvert and went on into the ditch. He was not speeding and the car merely nosed into the ditch. Apparently Mrs. Moore received a broken neck when she hit the windshield. With the Moores were her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Payne, both of whom were injured. All passengers had multiple cuts and bruises and Mr. Moore was believed to be injured internally. Coroner Loy Cochran reported the death and the ambulance took survivors to the hospital. Uninjured was Jay Moore, a child of about two years, son of the Moores, who cavorted about in excited fashion after the accident.
- Paul O’Meara Dead. Funeral services were held October 15 at St. Williams Catholic church at Ione, Oregon, for Jeremiah Paul O’Meara, who passed away at his home in Ione, October 12. Mr. O’Meara was born April 28, 1875 at Oakdale, Calif., and lived in that state until 1913 when he came to Oregon as a representative of the old Holt Company. He was in business in Wasco as a partner with his brother, Pat, in the O’Meara Supply & Implement Company from 1914 to 1925 when he left to go into farming near Ione. Later he ran a blacksmith shop, then a lumber yard from which he retired a few years ago. Mr. O’Meara is survived by his wife, Stella; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Jacobsen, Fresno, Cal., and Miss Margaret O’Meara, Santa Rose, Cal., and two brothers, Mike of Madera, Cal., and Pat of Wasco.
- Moro Personals. and Mrs. Allen Pinkerton and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pinkerton attended the funeral services held in Portland Wednesday for Air Force Reserve First Lieutenant Charles R. Hornecker, who was killed in an airplane crash at the Portland International Airport on Sunday afternoon. The widow, Janet Hornecker, is a cousin of the Pinkertons. She was a home extension agent-at-large for Oregon during the time her husband was in Korea and spent some time in Sherman county. They have a son, Craig, a little over a year old.
October 31, 1958
- Leo H. Dehler Dies Of Heart Attack. Funeral services for Leo H. Dehler, 65, were held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from St. Mary’s Catholic church in Wasco, who died Thursday on his farm east of Wasco. He was driving a tractor which he had stopped and apparently was dead in the cab when found by Elton Medler, a neighbor. Leo Dehler was born in Pierce county, Minnesota, February 6, 1893 and came to Walla Walla when a boy later moving to Mt. Angel where he grew to manhood. He came to Sherman county in 1913 and has been a resident since that time. He served in World War 1 and stated farming shortly after his return to Sherman county, renting the E.D. McKee farm for many years. He was past president of the Sherman Cooperative Grain Growers, The Dalles Elks Lodge, Frank E. Brown Post, American Legion, Wasco Rod & Gun club and the Catholic church at Mt. Angel. His advice was often sought on public affairs. Surviving are his widow, Elva, who he married at Goldendale, June 17, 1943, five sisters, Theresa, Loretta and Juliana Dehler of Mt. Angel, Florence Dehler of Tacoma and Mrs. Marie Gregush of Los Angeles; three brothers, Gus and Joe of Mt. Angel and William of Prineville; four stepchildren, Jack Hines of Honolulu, Joe Hines of San Francisco, Mrs. June Alsup of Moro and Mrs. Barbara Gosson of Portland. Interment was made at Calvary cemetery at Mt. Angel after military rites. Honorary pallbearers were: L.P. Haven, William Nisbet, Sam Brock, Hal White, L.L. Funk, T. Lester Johnson and Pat O’Meara.
- Infant Son Dies At Trumbull Home. The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Trumbull was found dead early Friday morning at the family home east of Moro on the old George Hennagin place. An autopsy showed pneumonia to be the cause of death. Larry L. Trumbull was one of twins born in August. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Trumbull, three sisters, Lynette, Glenda and Lonnie. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lutes of Vale and Lewis Trumbull of Kimball, Nebraska. Graveside services were conducted Monday at The Dalles with interment in the cemetery there.
November 7, 1958
- W.J. Martin Buried At Age of 97. Wilbert J. Martin, a resident of Sherman county for the greater part of his life, died at Medical Lake, Wn., Friday, October 31 at the age of 97 years. He was born in Missouri March 13, 1861. Mr. Martin was a farmer in Sherman county until he retired to live in town after selling his farm. He had also been a resident of Morrow county. He was married to Eliza Buchanan, who died many years ago. Although the father of seven children only three survive him. They are Mrs. Lily Morgan of Medical Lake, Wilbert of Portland and Avery of McMinnville. Funeral services were held from the Moro Community Presbyterian church at three o’clock, Thursday, November 6 with interment in the Moro IOOF cemetery beside his wife.
- William Wallace Rites Held In The Dalles. William A. Wallace, 79, father of Mrs. A.H. McIntyre and W.F. Wallace, died in The Dalles Wednesday after a long illness. He had lived there for the past twelve years. Mr. Wallace was born May 24, 1879 at Alton, Iowa, and was married in February 1906 in Denver. He moved to Vancouver, Wash., in 1918 and lived there until moving to The Dalles. He was a retired electrical engineer. Surviving are his widow, Rose, two daughters, Mrs. McIntyre and Mrs. W.S. Bachellor, San Leandro, Calif., one son W.F. (Pal) of Moro, a brother, Everet of Arlington, Va., eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from St. Peter’s Catholic church Friday forenoon with interment being made in St. Peter’s cemetery.
- Solomon Coats Dead At 70 Years. James S. Coats, a carpenter living at Rufus the past 55 years, died Sunday at the age of 70 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday from The Dalles with interment in the IOOF cemetery there. Mr. Coats was born March 12, 1888 at Cedar Valley, Missouri and came to Sherman county when a boy. He also lived at Dufur where he belonged to the Odd-Fellows lodge and the American Legion. Surviving are a brother, Claud E. of Hood River, a sister, Mrs. George Bourland of Dufur, a half brother, Ellis Bourland of Page, Arizona and a half sister, Mrs. Ella Wooden, Vancouver, Wn.
November 14, 1958
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November 28, 1958
- “Mac” Alsup Dies Wednesday Morning. William McKinley Alsup, proprietor of the Tavern in Moro, died Tuesday night in a hospital in The Dalles after suffering a heart attack about two o’clock. He was given oxygen at home and taken to the hospital. He had been in for an examination Monday but returned home with some instructions and medicine. Mr. Alsup was born in Missouri, December 23, 1897 and came to Sherman county when a small boy with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Lincoln Alsup. He was a veteran of World War 1, serving in the navy. Most of his life has been spent in Sherman and Wasco counties where he was a farmer and horseman, being a well known jockey in his younger days. Survivors are his widow, Dorothy, two daughters, Lavon Wing, Wamic, Mrs. Audeen Wagner, Fullerton, Calif.; three sons, William of Moro, Keith, Stockton, Calif., and Jack of Wamic; two brothers, Noble of Ukiah, Calif. and Bernard of Los Angeles and one sister, Mrs. Wava Ash of Coos Bay. Funeral services are tentatively planned for Saturday afternoon at Grass Valley with interment in the cemetery there. The family requests no flowers. Contributions may be made to the heart fund.
- W.C. Helyer Buried In The Dalles. Funeral services for Wilbur C. Helyer were held in The Dalles Monday following his death at his home there Friday evening after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Helyer was born at McMinnville, December 17, 1886 and came to Sherman county in 1909, by boat to The Dalles. His family took up land which he still owns. “Slim” Helyer was well known in Sherman county where he was a baseball player and in his later years a raiser of horses. He exhibited his horses at county fairs, singly and in six-horse hitches. Since moving to The Dalles he has grown palominos and exhibited a team of them at the Portland Rose Festival and at other shows. Surviving are his widow, Trula Brooks Helyer, two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Daniel of Eugene and Mrs. Della Ullman of Sisters; two sons, Durward of The Dalles and Robert of Kent, a sister, Mrs. Minnie Pape of Corvallis and 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was a member of the Odd-Fellows lodge at The Dalles, the Old Wasco Pioneers association and the Kent Christian church. Interment was made in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens near The Dalles.
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Myrle Smith received word of the death of his father, John Smith at Ellensburg. They left Wednesday for Ellensburg and returned Friday after the funeral.
December 5, 1958
- Ada Bell Guyton Buried At Kent. Ada Bell Guyton died at Pendleton November 25 after a long illness and funeral services were conducted for her at The Dalles Saturday afternoon with interment in the Kent cemetery beside her husband, William, who died last May. Mrs. Guyton was born in Idaho August 31, 1880 and had lived most of her life at Kent although her later years were spent at Dufur where the family retired after selling the ranch south of Kent. She was a pioneer school teacher, a member of the Christian church, Rebekah lodge and Old Wasco Pioneer association. Surviving are one son, Volna of Clackamas, two daughters, Mrs. Glade Steinmentz of Shaniko and Mrs. Helen Rees of Fairview; one sister, Mrs. Irene Sandman of Brea, Calif., eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
- Alsup Funeral Held At Grass Valley. Funeral services for William McKinley (Mac) Alsup were conducted Saturday afternoon from the Baptist church in Grass Valley with Rev. Don Leach in charge. He was born at Independence, Oregon, December 23, 1897. Interment was made in the family plot in the Grass Valley cemetery with officers of the Wamic and Grass Valley IOOF lodges and the Kent and Wamic posts of the American Legion in charge of graveside rites.
- About the County. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wallace of Wasco went to Salem Friday to attend the funeral of their brother in law, Merrill Lucas, 63, who died of a heart attack earlier in the week. He had recently been reelected as mayor of Gervais.
- Grass Valley. Among those here Saturday to attend the funeral of Mac Alsup were Mr. and Mrs. Otis Rich and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Johnson of Boring, Mr. and Mrs. Altwaser and Mrs. Janie Dugger of Portland, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Minks of Wamic and Bill Patterson of Maupin.
December 12, 1958
- May Barnum Buried Thursday. Mrs. May Barnum died at her home in The Dalles Monday morning, December 8 after a long illness. She was born at Edom, Ohio, November 29, 1881 and came to Oregon when a small girl, living in Polk county for some years before coming to Sherman county where she lived until moving to The Dalles where her husband, the late Ladru Barnum, became manager of a bank there. Surviving are three brothers, Harry Kunsman of Moro, Irving Kunsman of Vancouver, Wash., Roy Kunsman of The Dalles; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Landingham of Sheridan and Mrs. Mary Crosfield of Oakland, California. She was a member of the First Congregational church in The Dalles, was a member of Bethlehem chapter, OES, Moro, Lupine Rebekah lodge, Moro, Nydia Temple, Daughters of the Nile, PEO Sisterhood. Funeral services were held from the Congregational church with Rev. Fred Morrow officiating with interment following in the Odd Fellow Memorial Mausoleum.
- About the County. Mrs. Eben Kee went to Portland Thursday evening and attended the funeral of Mrs. Gladys McGrath Friday morning.
December 19, 1958
December 26, 1958
- Berniece Healy Buried At Heppner. Mrs. Berniece Healy, 36, sister of Orlow Martin was buried Monday at Heppner following her death the preceding Thursday from cancer. Mrs. Healy was born in Morrow county and had lived there all her life. Surviving are a son in high school and a daughter in grade school, her widower, four brothers, Orlow of Moro, Randall, Heppner, Roy of Lexington and Willard of Portland; her mother, Mrs. Miles Martin of Heppner.
- Moro Personals. The small son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Merritt died after an operation for an open heart condition in University hospital in Portland last Thursday. He did not regain consciousness.
January 2, 1959
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- Allen Murray Word was received by Harry Pinkerton Wednesday night that Allen Murray had died at Phoenix, Arizona that day and that funeral arrangements were being made by the mortuary at Hood River for funeral services which will be held at Hood River. Mr. Murray was a native of Sherman county, born 68 years ago, and a resident for years until moving to Hood River. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Reynolds and grandchildren.
- Dean Olds Buried. Funeral services for Arthur Dean Olds were held Thursday from the Baptist church in Grass Valley following his death at Salem Tuesday. Dean Olds was born near Grass Valley to pioneer parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmitt Olds. He was one of a large family, many still living here. He attended the Grass Valley schools and was a veteran of World War 1. He was a mechanic and carpenter. He married Lydia Wassenmilller and is the father of two sons, Donald and Willard, both of Portland where the family lived for several years. A few years ago he was custodian at the Sherman county courthouse until he moved to Salem. He had not been well for years.
- Moro Personals. Tom Woodcock learned Tuesday of the death of his brother, James E. Woodcock, (Hagen) 75, who passed away at The Dalles a few days after being discharged from a hospital with a heart attack. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 at Wamic with interment there.
January 23, 1959
- Rufus Personals. Cherie and Bob Weatherford were overnight guests Thursday at the home of their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. George Fox, while their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Weatherford went to Walla Walla, Wash., to attend the funeral of Earl’s grandfather, Mr. Irby. Late Friday night the folks came after the children and all went to their home in Olex.
- Grass Valley. Joseph S. Newcomb died in a San Jose, California hospital December 26 after suffering a stroke and being hospitalized. He was born in California July 6, 1883 and had lived in Sherman county all of his life until retirement to California five years ago. Surviving are his widow, Ella M. of Cambrian Park, four daughters, Mrs. Laura Weld, Oakridge, Ore., Mrs. Grace Canavero, Cambrian Park, Calif., Mrs. Pauline Logan, Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Doris Fields, Los Gatos, Calif., seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Morse, Vancouver, Wash., Mrs. May Burckhard, Tillamook, Ore., two brothers, Bert of Sebastapol, Calif., and Arthur, St. Helens, Oregon.
- Funeral services for Dean Olds, who died in Salem Monday, Jan. 12, were held from the Baptist church Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Don Leach officiating. Don Earl sang. The casket bearers were Willard Barnett, Ivan Blagg, Bill Rolfe, Edgar Alley, John Alley and Roy Schilling, with burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Grass Valley. Attending were Donald Olds of Salem, Willard Olds of Portland, Frank Olds of Milton-Freewater, Mrs. Herman Goldman of Waitsburg, Wash., Leston Olds, Redmond, Mrs. Bert Brown, Alfred Brown, Omer Brittain and Mr. and Mrs. A. Wassenmiller of Tygh Valley, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Brittain of Bend, Mrs. Iva Nahouse and Mrs. Leslie Stewart of McCoy, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Perry of Portland and Mrs. Ronald Powell and son of Moro, Mrs. Bernard McNeely and Mrs. Lee Woolwine of The Dalles.
January 30, 1959
- L.P. Haven, County Commissioner, Dead From Heart Attack. L.P. Haven, who took his oath of office as county commissioner for Sherman county January 7, died at his home south of Wasco Saturday night from a recurrence of a heart attack. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. from the Wasco Methodist church with interment in The Dalles IOOF cemetery with the American Legion giving military rites. Lyndon P. Haven was born in The Dalles August 5, 1894. His family moved to Goldendale and later to Yakima when he was a boy. After high school he worked at construction and operated a farm in Odessa, Wn., before going into the army in World War 1. He worked with machinery on farms in Sherman county before getting his own ranch. Later he bought and developed the place south of Wasco, building good building and irrigating several acres as pasture for a herd of purebred cattle. It has added a scenic view to Sherman county. He was married in 1929 to Ferndale, Wn. He is survived by his widow, Mabel, two daughters, Betty, student at the University of Oregon and Mary, a student at Sherman High School, all of Wasco; two sisters, Mrs. Thelma Ryan of Glendale, Calif., and Miss Inez Haven of Los Angeles. Mr. Haven was a member of A.F.&A.M. and Annie Fulton chapter O.E.S., Calvary Baptist Church, The Dalles, Frank E. Brown Post, American Legion. In civic affairs he was a member of the draft board for Wasco, Sherman and Hood River counties, a director of the Sherman Coop Grain Growers, Republican County Central Committeeman, member of the Sherman County Welfare committee and recently a member of the county court. [Note: Copied as it appeared.]
- Elmer Hill Dies At The Dalles. Mrs. Elmer Hill of Wasco died in a hospital in The Dalles Monday and funeral services will be held Saturday at Woodburn with interment in Belle Passi cemetery near Gervais at 2 p.m. Mrs. Leona Hill was born August 9, 1884 at Viola, Iowa and came to Oregon many years ago living at Woodburn until she and her husband moved to Wasco 11 years ago. Surviving are her widower, Elmer Hill, a daughter, Mrs. Elvis Rich, Wasco; two sons, John of Portland and Elmer of Oakland, Calif., two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Petty, Springville, Iowa and Mrs. Joseph Bingham of Central Point, Iowa.
- Allen Murray Buried. Word was received here January 14 from Phoenix, Arizona of the death of Allen J. Murray, a Hood River resident for 20 years. Mr. Murray was born at Monkland, Oregon, on March 21, 1890 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Murray and resided there until moving to Hood River in 1937. Retired in recent years, he had been a farmer both in Moro and Hood River. His wife, Ada, whom he married in 1921, preceded him in death two and half years ago. Surviving Mr. Murray are a son in law and daughter, Alvin and Virginia (Sammy) Reynolds and their two children, Charlene and Steven, Hood River; two sisters, Casha Yates of The Dalles, and Christina Rebman of Everett, Washington. Mr. Murray was a veteran of World War 1, a member of Eureka lodge at Moro and chaplain of the Hood River Masonic lodge. Funeral services were held at the Anderson Funeral Home, Hood River, January 20, with interment at Idlewilde cemetery. Leo Horner, minister of The Valley Christian church, and the Masonic lodges of Moro and Hood River officiated. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart Fund.
February 6, 1959
February 13, 1959
- Joe Rutledge Buried In Portland Monday. Joseph V. Rutledge who would have been 69 in April, died in Portland Friday after a long illness following a heart attack. Joe Rutledge was born in Rutledge, in 1890 and lived in Moro during his youth where his father operated the Moro Hotel. Surviving are his widow, twin daughters now living in California, two sisters, Mrs. Jeanette Rudeen of Portland and Mrs. Frances King of The Dalles and a brother, Clarence of The Dalles. Funeral services were held in Portland Monday. His nephews, Bob and Don King of Sherman county attended the funeral.
- Arvid Anderson Dies After Long Illness. Arvid E. Anderson, long a Sherman county farmer, died in The Dalles Saturday evening after a long illness. Arvid Anderson was born April 7, 1883 in Sweden and came to America when 20 years old, living first in Iowa before coming to Sherman county where he worked for John Fulton. He worked there so long and so faithfully that on Mr. Fulton’s death the home place was given to Mr. Anderson. He has lived there about 50 years. He was naturalized in 1914 and married in 1916 to Ethel White who passed away in 1951. Mr. Anderson was on the board of the Sherman Co-op Grain Growers, and the old Locust Grove school board. Surviving is a son, Fred, and several nieces and nephews in Iowa and Sweden. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Smith Callaway chapel with interment in the IOOF cemetery in The Dalles.
February 20, 1959
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- Ben Payne Buried At Grass Valley. Funeral services for Benjamin Franklin Payne, 79, were held in the Grass Valley Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock following his death Sunday at his home in The Dalles. He had been ill for several weeks. Ben Payne was born September 24, 1879 in Jackson county, Mo., and brought to Sherman county in 1886 where his father took up land and went into the sheep business. Ben later farmed and ran a bunch of cattle before he retired nine years ago to move to The Dalles. Surviving are his widow, Minnie May Ashley Payne, three sons Alfred and Bennie of Grass Valley, Frank of Heppner, six daughters, Mrs. Con Rust, Mrs. Melvin Fulkerson, Mrs. Irene Belshe and Mrs. Doris Bolen of The Dalles, Mrs. Glen McLachlan of Heppner and Mrs. Frank Emerson of Stockton, Calif., a sister, Mrs. Francis Yeary of Portland, 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Don Leach with interment in the Grass Valley IOOF cemetery.
- Bob Marvin Succumbs At Age of 50. Robert E. Marvin died suddenly early Sunday morning. He had attended the final games of the basket ball tournament in apparent good health only to awake a few hours later in the grip of some fatal attack and passed away in a few minutes. Mr. Marvin was a native of Massachusetts, being born there September 9, 1908 and came here with the contingent of CCC boys from that state of which he was company clerk. He remained here in various capacities always employed in an office position. He was legislative clerk for one term and at time of his death was office manager and parts man for Cushman Equipment company. He served in Germany during World War II and was adjutant of the Chris Schultz post, American Legion and a member of The Dalles Elks. Surviving are his widow, formerly Marjorie Kunsman, a son, Gregory of Moro and a stepfather, Leon Griswold of Bridgewater, Mass. Funeral services were conducted from the Community church Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock with Rev. Ernest Goodenberger officiating. Interment was in the IOOF cemetery. The American Legion gave military burial.
- Joe Weatherford Dies At The Dalles. Funeral services for Joseph Anderson Weatherford, a long time resident of Wasco before moving to The Dalles, were held at Spencer & Libby in The Dalles with interment in the IOOF cemetery there. Mr. Weatherford was born at St. Joseph, Missouri, August 19, 1879 and had spent the greater part of his life in Sherman county. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Alta Rose Nichols of Orville, California, and a step brother, Grover C. Young of Grass Valley and Encino, Calif., three nieces and six nephews. Funeral services were conducted by members of the IOOF lodge and six Macnab boys were pallbearers for their old neighbor.
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Grover Young of Encino, Calif., were here Sunday visiting friends. They came up to attend the funeral of his step brother, J.A. Weatherford in The Dalles Monday.
March 20, 1959
- Afton McIntyre Dies From Inhaling Gas. Afton H. McIntyre, 52, died probably last Wednesday evening at his home in Wasco from inhalation of carbon monoxide. He was seated in his pickup with the garage doors closed and a hose running from the exhaust to interior of the cab. He has reportedly been despondent lately over personal troubles. Mr. McIntyre was born at Weston June 7, 1906 and has lived in Sherman county for the larger part of his life. He was a member of the Elks lodge and the Catholic church at Wasco. Surviving are his widow, Virginia of The Dalles; three daughters, Mrs. John Joyce of Harper, Mrs. Donald Adams of Portland, Miss Janice McIntrye, now in school in Portland; a son, Donald of The Dalles; his mother, Mrs. Lawrence Curtis of Portland, a brother, John in New Jersey; a sister, Mrs. O.R. Burres of Ridgefield, Wash., and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday from St. Peter’s Catholic church in The Dalles.
- Loy Lane Found Dead; Heart Cause. Funeral services for Miss Loy Lane were held from the Moro Community church Tuesday afternoon following her death last Thursday night from a heart condition from which she had suffered all her life. Miss Lane was born in Hood River fifteen years ago and lived nearly all of her life in Sherman county. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Lane, a brother, Norval Lane of Morrow county and a sister, Mrs. Joy Light, Sunnyside. Rev. Don Leach of Grass Valley officiated at the service and schoolmates attended and acted as pallbearers. Interment was made in Pine Grove cemetery at Hood River.
- Bertha Matthes Buried In The Dalles. Mrs. Bertha Matthes died in a hospital in The Dalles Monday and funeral services were held Wednesday with interment in the IOOF cemetery at The Dalles. Mrs. Matthes, the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Barnett, was born in Missouri, April 29, 1888 and came to Sherman county in 1901, living here until a few years ago when she and her husband moved to The Dalles. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Case Hamlin of Eugene; four brothers, Ernest, George and Roy of The Dalles and Earl of Parkdale, two grandchildren.
March 27, 1959
- Joe Brooks has been called to Gresham by the death of his sister, Mrs. Richard Beadle, formerly Erdine She is survived by two sons, Richard J. of Gresham and Roy J. of Portland and her brother.
- Violet Knott Buried Monday. Mrs. Violet Knott, 43, wife of Eugene Knott, principal of the Kent school died Friday in a hospital in The Dalles after a long illness caused by cancer. Mrs. Knott was born at Durand, Wisconsin, December 11, 1915 and taught school at Rock Falls in that state where she married Mr. Knott. They came to Oregon in 1943 and to Kent the next year. Both taught for a few years and he has continued as principal. She was a member of the Eastern Star. Surviving are her widower; three sons, Eugene Jr. in the Navy, Roger and Daniel and one daughter, Patricia Ann, all of Kent; her mother, Mrs. John Turner, Rock Falls, Wis., two brothers, John Turner, Rockford, Ill., and Willard Turner, Colfax, Wn., four sisters, Mrs. Ed Noe, Tama, Iowa, Mrs. Larry Oppelt, Palatine, Ill., Mrs. Robert Robertson, Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. Robert Colby, Tyndall, Fla. Funeral services were conducted in The Dalles Monday with burial in the IOOF cemetery.
April 3, 1959
- Woman Dies After Highway Accident. Leah Cramer, 60, died in a hospital in The Dalles last Thursday from the result of an accident that occurred at the top of Walker hill the day before. A car, driven by her son, Francis Cramer, skidded into the banks on each side of the road before getting stopped and the multiple injuries suffered by Mrs. Cramer proved fatal. Her home was in San Diego, Calif., but she was a former resident of The Dalles where four of her seven children are living. Funeral services were held Saturday with interment in The Dalles cemetery.
April 10, 1959
April 17, 1959
- “Barney” Byers Buried. Funeral services for Henry A. (Barney) Byers were held at the Moro Community church Monday afternoon following his death in Portland April 10. He was born in Nebraska August 7, 1884 and came to western Oregon with his parents when very young. In 1911 he moved to Sherman county where he lived until three years ago when he went to Portland. He was married in 1916 to Pearl Bethge, who preceded him in death. He is survived by one son, Ross of Portland, four grandchildren of Santa Rosa, Calif., one step-daughter, Mrs. Fred Walker of Seabasepol [Sebastopol], Calif., three sisters, Mrs. John Thogerson of Brush Prairie, Wash., Mrs. Lewis McKee, The Dalles, Mrs. Henry Norton of Portland. Interment was made in a vault in Rose cemetery.
- Herbert Holzapfel, former railroad conductor and resident of Grass Valley and Sherman county landowner, died at his home in The Dalles Monday probably the result of a heart attack. He was born February 3, 1887 at Tangent and began working for the railroad at Portland in 1904. He retired in 1953 and continued to live in The Dalles. He was a member of the A.F.&A.M. there and railroad organizations. Surviving are his widow Pearl, two sons, Gerald of Willows, Cal., and Gale of Wasco, a step son, Merlyn Sasser of The Dalles and seven grandchildren.
- Elizabeth Kuypers. One of Rufus’ most honored and revered members Mrs. Elizabeth (Mom) Kuypers passed away Monday at a hospital in The Dalles. It has been a long time, way back in 1951, since Mom first suffered a stroke and left her home in Rufus for a hospital bed in The Dalles. She never was well enough to return after that day although her home remained idle and the grounds kept up waiting for the return of its mistress. However, it was all in vain, as the wishing ended with her passing Monday. Mom together with her late husband, C.M. Kuypers, owned a wheat ranch just south of Rufus where they lived until after Mr. Kuyper’s death. Soon after that Mom bought a house in Rufus where she lived until suffering her first stroke. Her home was always open to her many friends, who often sought her advice and wise counseling. She was a friend to the young as well as the old, and her thoughts were very broad minded. She and her husband were charter members of Rufus Grange and the county Pomona Grange. Mrs. Kuypers and her husband came here from the middle states around fifty years ago settling just about a mile from Rufus. That is as the crow flies over the bluffs, Mom said many a time her husband came down over the bluff to Rufus after mail when the roads were in poor traveling conditions. Mom leaves her son, Charles Kuypers who has a stock place and wheat south east of Rufus. Also a niece Mrs. Clara White of Portland who Mom raised from the time she was three years old and put through nurses training. It is with regret the old timers and your correspondent at Rufus say “Aloha” to one of its beloved citizens.
- Moro Personals. Arno H. (Rex) Kessinger, of Milwaukie, died April 12 of a heart attack. He was a former resident of Sherman county. Funeral services were held Wednesday from the Ross Hollywood chapel, with interment in Skyline memorial. Survivors are his widow, Isabell, three brothers, Luther Sicles, Archie Roy and Mone E. Kessinger; four sisters, Mrs. Roxy Henkle, Mrs. Coila Belshee, Mrs. Eunice Hinkle and Mrs. Lillian Yoes.
- Grass Valley. Herman Peters received word recently that her brother, Joe Folda passed away in Iowa City, Iowa April 7. Mr. Folda was a former resident of Grass Valley when he worked for P.N. Lemon in the Grocery and Dry Goods Store where the C & C Food Store is now. Mr. Folda and wife left here in 1920 for Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
April 24, 1959
- John M. Rolfe Funeral Friday. John M. Rolfe died in a Portland hospital Monday night about eight o’clock from cancer after an operation. Although he had not been able to work steady for some months he had been managing his farm and doing some work. John Rolfe was born at Vancouver, Wash., July 9, 1907 and came to this county in 1914. He attended Grass Valley schools and OSC where he was an officer in the ROTC. He had farmed 30 years and owns land near Kent. He was an Odd Fellow and an Elk and served on the fair board. Surviving are his widow, Delores, two sons, Rodney, a student at Linfield college and Ronald, in the army in Germany, who has flown home, his mother, Mrs. Clara Rolfe, Grass Valley, three sisters, Harriet Wells, Roseburg, Frances Mathews, Seattle, Maxine Baker, Eugene; two brothers, Bob and Bill, of Grass Valley. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock from Spencer & Libby’s at The Dalles with interment in the Grass Valley cemetery.
May 1, 1959
- Ora Peetz Buried In The Dalles. Ora Peetz was laid beside her husband, Lou Peetz in the IOOF cemetery at The Dalles Thursday afternoon following her death in a Portland hospital Monday morning. She had been living at Patton home. Mrs. Peetz was born Ora Barnum, July 27, 1882. She was married to L.L. Peetz December 31, 1901. After his death she maintained her home here until failing health made that impracticable. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Karl Landstrom of Arlington, Va., a son, Byron of Hawaii, a brother, Elvin Barnum of Moro, two half sisters, Hazel Lake of Los Angeles, Calif., Leola Church of The Dalles, three granddaughters and three great grandchildren. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge, the Moro Presbyterian church and the Eastern Star and a dutiful attendant.
- John Stewart Dead At Age of 86. Funeral services for John Stewart were held Tuesday afternoon in The Dalles following his death at 86 Friday. Mr. Stewart was born in Perthshire, Scotland, September 18, 1872 and came to America in 1882 to become a resident of this area, living in Sherman county until his removal to The Dalles about ten years ago. Never married, he lived on his homestead southeast of Moro, running cattle. Surviving are several nieces and nephews, descendants of the old Stewart family of which John was the last. They are Lee Stewart of Salem, Charles Nelson of Dufur, Cora Stewart of Corvallis, Malvin Ball of Dufur, Janette Sorahan, Mrs. Clarence Quirk, Mrs. Arthur Mason and Mrs. Mildred Ball of The Dalles. Many friends from Sherman county attended the funeral to bid farewell to a well liked friend.
- Ed Lewis Dies In IOOF Home. Information received here is that Edgar W. Lewis was buried in Portland Monday. Lewis was an old resident of Moro, a member of the IOOF lodge here for more than 50 years and nearly 90 years old. He was born in Minnesota and came to Oregon when a young man. He was a barber whose laugh was famous in a day when there was time for jollity and fellowship. He lived in Bend for some years until he went to the Odd-Fellows home in Portland a couple of years ago.
May 8, 1959
- Ralphie “Movie” Burnett called on Jack Noonan Friday, on his way home to Calgary, Canada. His father, P. Burnett, was the pioneer movie operator of Sherman county, who had a picture show two nights each week in Moro, Wasco and Grass Valley in 1913. He was drowned in the Hay Canyon flood in 1916.
May 15, 1959
- Frank Medler Buried Saturday At 86. Frank Medler was buried in The Dalles Saturday afternoon following his death at noon Thursday, May 7 in a hospital there. Mr. Medler was born at Huntington, West Virginia, November 10, 1872 and was brought to what is now Sherman county in 1881 to spend the remainder of his life here. He was a farmer east of Wasco until he retired several years ago. He made his home with his daughter here most of the time. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. F.W. Macnab, Rufus, Mrs. Dora Dumler, Salem and Mrs. Della Patterson, Pendleton; two sons Francis of The Dalles and Leland of Wasco, 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
- Rufus Personals. Rufus friends and others paid their last respects to one of their oldest residents, Frank Medler who was buried in The Dalles Saturday afternoon. Frank Medler married a Rufus girl, Hattie Lovelace before the turn of the century, and they lived around Rufus most of the time until she passed away. Since that time Frank has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Bill Macnab who lives south of Rufus. Frank was very active for a man of his years until a recent operation. After that he was forces to use two canes to get around. Frank could tell many stories of the day Grant was a town and Rufus was just a newborn town.
May __, 1959
- Man Dies At Work At Christianson’s. Willis A. Field, 56, died suddenly Wednesday morning about 9:30 in a field on the Christianson farm from what was probably a heart attack. He was driving a spray outfit and had stopped to fill the tank. He had unscrewed the cap but not inserted the hose when he apparently fell dead. Roy Justesen found the body a short time later. Mr. Fields was from Bozeman, Montana but was living in The Dalles where his wife is a teacher at Col. Wright school. Two children are with them in The Dalles.
- Doris Seigenthaler. The Mrs. Doris Seigenthaler who was killed in an auto accident near Halsey was formerly Doris Thompson who was born and attended school here. She was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Thompson. Services were held Monday in Eugene with interment there. Members of the family from here attended. Surviving are her widower, Ray Seigenthaler, two sons and a daughter, two sisters and a brother, her father, now living at Pomona, Calif., and mother, now a resident of Salem.
- Carrie Stanton Oaks was buried at Prineville May 9 following her death in a Pendleton hospital May 5. She was born near Grand Rapids, Mich. January 15, 1888 and moved to Oregon shortly thereafter to spend her early years at Grass Valley where she graduated from school in 1905. She married James Oakes, a barber, and lived at Prineville for most of the remainder of her life. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Edna Coon and nephews Delbert Wilcox of Prineville, Willard Wilcox of San Francisco and Elbert Coon of Prineville.
May 29, 1959
- Hugh A. White Dead At Age of 74. Hugh A. White, long time farmer of Wasco, died in a hospital in The Dalles Sunday after a few days illness from a heart attack. Funeral services were held Wednesday at two o’clock at The Dalles with interment there. Mr. White was born February 2, 1885 at Mapleton, Kansas, and was brought to Sherman county when a boy of six. He has lived continuously since that time. He was a member of Taylor Lodge A.F.&A.M. at Wasco, the York Rite Masonic bodies of The Dalles and Al Kader Shrine and the Mid-Columbia Shrine club. Surviving are his widow, Rosalie, a son, Harold, both of Wasco, a daughter, Mrs. Robert Turner of Anchorage, Alaska; five sisters, Mrs. Iris Herman, Oakland, Cal., Mrs. N. Ritzchke, Centerville, Wn., Mrs. Elsie Olson, Portland, Mrs. Helen Steinke, Olex, Mrs. Carrie Pherneton, Portland, one brother, William, Lyle, Wash., and three grandchildren.
- Rufus Personals. Word was received in Rufus that Mr. Franklin, husband of Mrs. Franklin who was the minister in the Rufus church of the Nazarene for several years, passed away Sunday in a rest home in Nampa, Idaho. He was buried in Meridian, Idaho Wednesday. Franklin is presently pastor of a church at Glenns Ferry, Idaho. It is also announced that Grace Franklin, daughter of Mrs. Franklin who used to be in Rufus will be married in Nampa, Idaho June 5. Miss Joan Brackett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fay Brackett will be maid of honor at the wedding, which the family will attend.
June 5, 1959
June 12, 1959
- Former Resident Dies At Corvallis. Emile Jensen, 87, was buried at Corvallis Tuesday following his death there Saturday. He was once a resident of Sherman county having come here in 1897 with Howard Conlee. They started farming together on the Starns place in 1900 and Jensen later farmed and as a carpenter built several homes on farms before going back to Newberg. He spent his last 17 years at Corvallis.
June 19, 1959
- Emma Molesworth. Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Chapman Molesworth who died in Portland June 17 will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Mt Scott Funeral Home at S.E. 59th & Foster in Portland. She was a long time resident of Sherman county. She was a charter member of the Rebekah lodge at Wasco. Lee Hines is a sister.
June 26, 1959
July 3, 1959
July 10, 1959
- Moro Personals. Word from Mrs. Marie Barnum is that her father died last Friday at the age of 83. He had not been well or particularly ill. After the funeral Mrs. Barnum and Mrs. Alfred Kock, who accompanied her on the trip, started home and are expected here shortly.
July 17, 1959
- Deiderich Reckmann Buried At Grass Valley. Graveside services for Deiderich Reckmann were held at the Grass Valley cemetery Monday afternoon following the funeral held at Gresham at ten o’clock that day. Mr. Reckmann died Friday at the home of his son, Henry, from a succession of strokes from which he had suffered for several years. He was born in Germany July 24, 1874 and came to America with his father Hermann and brother John in 1881. The mother having died in Germany. They lived in Minnesota until 1885 when they came to Sherman county and took up land. Deiderich Reckmann was a farmer all his life until he retired about 20 years ago and moved to a small place near Boring. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Estel Hartley, Grass Valley, Mrs. Ralph Eakin, Condon, Mrs. Alva Eakin, Idaho, and four sons, Dick, Grass Valley, John, Kent, Andy, Sandy and Henry, Boring; and 21 grandchildren.
July 24, 1959
- Joe Hilderbrand Dies Of Heart Attack. Joseph Hilderbrand, a life time resident of Sherman county, suffered a fatal heart attack last Friday at his home in Lebanon. Mr. Hilderbrand was born June 13, 1900 on a ranch near Wasco. He retired from ranch life and moved to Lebanon a few years ago when his heart condition first developed. Survivors include the widow, Marcella; one daughter, Mrs. Howard Pratt, and two grandsons, also of Lebanon; a brother, Walter, of Sunnyside, Wn., and three sisters, Cleda Bingham of Pasadena, Calif., Vesta Matthias of Sunnyside, Wn., and Grace Medler of Wasco. Services were held Tuesday, July 21, at the Methodist church in Lebanon.
- Oregon’s Foremost Citizen Succumbs. [Photo] Douglas McKay.
July 31, 1959
- Wasco News. Attending the funeral services for Joe Hilderbrand at Lebanon last week were Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Barnett, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Pshigoda, Mr. and Mrs. Hildred Zell, Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Kaseberg, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sargent, Mrs. Grace Medler, Mrs. L.P. Haven, Mrs. Willis Miller and Joe Morrow. Interment was at Twin Oaks cemetery, near Lebanon.
August 7, 1959
August 14, 1959
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September 4, 1959
- Accident on Fishing Road Fatal To Retired Farmer and Flower Grower, Truman Strong. [Photo of accident] Elmer Truman Strong, life time resident of Sherman county and retired farmer, was instantly killed last Thursday evening along the Deschutes River when a four wheeled pickup left a fishing road and rolled over at least five times to the old railroad grade. Strong was on the right side of the vehicle which was driven by Alfred Kock, his fishing partner, and was probably crushed as he was thrown out and the car rolled over him. The accident occurred shortly after 7:00 o’clock p.m. Kock regained consciousness shortly and tried to revive Strong but finding it impossible, walked a half mile up the river to the Darwin Van Gilder cabin where Van Gilder, Steve Stivers, Moro school principal, Ralph Rust, farmer and Kenneth Todd, bus driver, were eating supper after a day’s fishing. Stivers drove Kock out along the winding grade in the Van Gilder jeep to obtain help at Grass Valley from where Kock was sent to a hospital in The Dalles where he will be confined for an indefinite time with a broken shoulder, a badly cut head and innumerable bruises. The Jack Adams jeep was used to bring out the body of Strong which was met at the top of the rim by the county ambulance. Ray Kelso brought up the demolished pickup. Coroner Loy Cochran went down along with others hastily recruited. The site of the accident was about 150 feet from the place where the old wagon road (the fishing road) turns downhill to reach the old railroad grade. The fishing road was originally built by contractors who built the Deschutes railroad on the east side of that river. It is a continuation of the road that runs across the Girt place, along the side of the steep hill to Girt canyon (Reckman canyon) and down to the point above the lower tunnel. There was a railroad camp there to serve the men who drilled the tunnel. It was connected with the railroad grade some years ago and widened for fishermen to use. Truman Strong was born near Moro, March 16, 1895 and had lived all his life on the same land except for a few years on another of his father’s ranches south of Grass Valley. He had retired from farming but maintained a yard full of seasonal flowers that were the pride of the community being along the highway in good view. Funeral services were held from the Moro Community church Monday afternoon at 1:30 with Rev. Ernest Goodenberger officiating. The Masonic lodge, of which he was a member, gave the graveside rites. Tom Fraser sang, accompanied by organist Helen Sayrs. Mr. Strong is survived by his widow, Ethel, and a daughter Mrs. Helen Watkins and two granddaughters, Phyllis and Shirley.
- Young Man Killed In Highway Wreck. Edmund Richard Tonn, 21, was fatally injured Friday night about 7:30 when his small Renault left Highway 97 on DeMoss hill and lit on its top. Tonn’s head was crushed and he died from a massive concussion during an operation in which doctors tried to save his life. He had been taken to a hospital by county ambulance with Ray Kelso driving. Tonn, a native of Grants Pass, was on his way to Condon, it was reported, when his car overturned at high speed. He was born November 17, 1937 at Loma Linda, California and was employed in Portland with an electronics firm. He had completed his service hitch. His father, E.F. Tonn survives.
September 11, 1959
- Man Drowns In Deschutes River On Holiday Trip. Jack Newburn, 60, drowned in the Deschutes river about Dike which is a little south of Moro, Sunday evening. With Homer Mitchell and with Wayne Esbenshade and Max Largens in another boat he had floated down the river on a holiday outing. Sunday evening they stopped at an island and Newburn was fishing when his boat floated away. Mitchell called to him and Newburn started to swim to the boat and didn’t make it. His body was found Monday afternoon by some fisherman on the Wasco county side of the river and taken to The Dalles by speeder and hearse. It had gone downstream nearly ten miles in 24 hours. Jack Newburn was a resident of Klickitat as were his companions.
- Moro Personals. Last week we neglected to say that among the survivors of the late Truman Strong is his sister, Mrs. Vivian (Ted) Ball of Wamic.
September 18, 1959
- William F. Guyton Killed In Accident. William F. Guyton, 42, was apparently instantly killed when his heavy car left Sherman Highway just south of the county line last Thursday night and rolled over three times. Guyton was driving north from Shaniko. His body was found the next morning atop his ruined car. Guyton was a son of Albert Guyton and was born June 29, 1917 and graduated from The Dalles high school in 1936. He had been a resident of Wasco and Sherman counties until he moved to Portland where he was working as a salesman. Surviving are two sons and a daughter. Funeral services were held in Portland with interment in Willamette National cemetery.
September 25, 1959
- Clare Axtell Buried At McMinnville. Clare Axtell, resident of Moro and vicinity, for more than 50 years, died in a McMinnville hospital last Friday after suffering several strokes and was buried in Evergreen cemetery there Monday afternoon. Mr. Axtell, youngest son of the late J.M. Axtell and wife, was born at Blanchard, Ia., August 2, 1889 and came to Sherman county in 1898. He was married to Emma Sayrs, who survives him. Their family consisted of one daughter, Elma Krusow, Lyle, Washington, Alton Lee of Seattle, Wash., and twin sons, Bill of McMinnville, and Bob of Moro. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and three great grandsons. Brothers Roy of Roseville, Calif., and Aden of Moro also survive. Funeral services were held from Macy’s in McMinnville. About five years ago the Axtells moved to Amity and later to McMinnville. Attending the funeral from here were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Axtell, Mrs. Erma Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Axtell, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Sayrs and son Frank.
- W.C. Todd Buried At Moro Monday. Funeral services for William C. Todd were held from the Grass Valley Baptist church Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Don Leach officiating. Mr. Todd died in a hospital in The Dalles Friday night after a long illness the last month of which was spent in a hospital. He was born at Beaver Crossing, Nebraska, December 5, 1877 and came to Oregon when a young man. He farmed near Moro and Grass Valley most of the years of his life. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Art Schilling of Grass Valley, three sons, Kenneth and Bill of Grass Valley and Lawrence, a Christian missionary in Japan, 17 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was a long time member of the Grass Valley church. Interment was in the Moro cemetery beside his wife who died a few months ago.
October 2, 1959
October 9, 1959
October 16, 1959
- Con Buckley Dies At Vet’s Hospital. Abel Conklin Buckley died in the Veteran’s Hospital in Portland Saturday evening. Buckley was born at Grass Valley April 16, 1889 and lived there until 1931 when he moved to Tygh Valley and thence to The Dalles. Son of C.A. Buckley, well known stockman and farmer and Mrs. Buckley, locally noted pianist, the younger Buckley went to World War 1 with the first detachment from Sherman county and also served in World War II with the Coast Guard. Con Buckley was well known throughout the county until recently. Surviving is his widow, Anna of The Dalles. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Portland with interment at Riverview cemetery.
- About the County. Earl Olds, Mrs. J.W. Blagg, Mrs. Herman Ziegler and Mrs. Leta Eslinger and Dick Rust of Moro drove to Ellensburg, Wash., Friday to attend the funeral of Emanuel Eslinger who passed away October 5 in a Pullman hospital. He was born December 29, 1871 at Cedar Springs, Mo., and after he was married moved to Oregon and farmed in the Grass Valley vicinity a good many years before moving to Washington. His wife, Myrtle, died about ten years ago. Survivors are three sons, Curtis of Colfax, Wn., Willis of Pullman, Kenneth of Ellensburg and two daughters, Nina Powers of Ellensburg and Opal Hinkle of Portland and one brother, Bob Eslinger of Lebanon.
- Pearl McDonald Buried In The Dalles. Pearl Irene McDonald died in a hospital in The Dalles Wednesday of last week at the age of 65 and funeral services for her were held at The Dalles Monday afternoon, with interment in the IOOF cemetery there. Mrs. McDonald was born November 20, 1893 at Adair, Oklahoma and came to Wasco in 1923. She was a member of the Wasco Methodist church, Annie Fulton Chapter, OES, and of the Frank Brown American Legion auxiliary. She is survived by her widower, Wiley of The Dalles, a daughter, Mrs. Keith McDonald of Wasco and two step-sons, Keith McDonald of Wasco, and Harry McDonald of Roseburg; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Ramer of Havre, Montana and Mrs. John Dick of Wichita, Kansas and several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Madeleine Patrick of Wasco.
October 23, 1959
- Moro Personals. Tom Henkle (Harriet T.) died in Portland Monday at the age of 92. She lived a large part of her life in Sherman county and was the mother of Mrs. Hazel Staines of Portland, Mrs. Vinita Benson, Springfield, Mark, The Dalles, and Clark, Roswell, New Mexico. Funeral services were held Thursday.
- Wasco News. Augusta Royse was called to California last week by the sudden death of her sister. She was accompanied on the trip by her son and daughter in law, Mr and Mrs. Lloyd Royse.
October 30, 1959
- Man Dies On Tractor At Sather Ranch; Heart Attack Fatal. B. Hutchins, about 60 years of age, died suddenly while driving a tractor on the Kenneth Sather ranch south of Kent Wednesday morning about 11:00 o’clock. Apparently his heart stopped and he fell forward on the controls and the tractor came to a halt. Mr. Hutchins lived in Redmond where he has a son and a daughter. His wife is teaching school at Camp Sherman. The body was taken to Redmond for burial.
November 6, 1959
November 13, 1959
November 20, 1959
- Amandus von Borstel Dies of Heart Attack. Amandus Dietrich von Borstel, 62 year old farmer of Kent, and a lifelong resident of Sherman county died suddenly in Grass Valley Wednesday a few minutes after noon. With his son, Philip, he was on his way to the livestock auction sale in The Dalles. Philip heard his father make some sound from his side of the front seat of the car and looked around to find him sitting as if reading and smoking his cigar, but dead. Amandus (Tuffy) von Borstel was born on the farm of his parents, Carsten and Margherita von Borstel, August 1, 1897, attended local schools and started farming the Mackin ranch when a young man, shortly after he was married to Emily Leoffel of Washougal, Wn. He was successful in acquiring finances and in acquiring friends. Surviving are his widow, Emily; two sons, Fred of Marietta, South Carolina, Philip of Kent; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Sondena; Toledo, Mrs. Mary Sayrs, Moro; two brothers, Frank of Grass Valley and Ted of The Dalles; four sisters, Mrs. Edwin Stinner, Roseberg, Mrs. Walter Koch, Oregon City, Mrs. Dewey Brown, Portland, Mrs. Alfred Kock, Moro.
November 27, 1959
- About the County. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Sondenaa of Toledo, arrived Friday and Mr. and Mrs. Fred von Borstel arrived Monday from Marietta, So. Carolina to be with their mother, Mrs. A. von Borstel and to attend the funeral of their father held in The Dalles Monday. Many relatives and friends from the Kent and Grass Valley communities attended the funeral for Amandus von Borstel held in The Dalles Monday at the Spencer & Libby Memorial chapel.
- Funeral Held. Funeral services for Amandus von Borstel were held Monday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock with the Rev. David Getzendaner officiating followed by interment in The Dalles Odd Fellows cemetery. Neighbors were acting and honorary pallbearers.
December 4, 1959
- Moro Personals. Kendrick Dunlap went to McMinnville Wednesday with other members of the Haynes family to attend the funeral of Frank Haynes, an 88 year old great uncle.
- Grass Valley. A.A. Dunlap and son Kendrick Dunlap of Moro drove to Biggs Wednesday where they met Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Haynes of Richland and all drove to McMinnville to attend the funeral services of Frank Haynes, an uncle of Mrs. Dunlap and Ralph Haynes. They returned home Thursday and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Haynes came up with Mrs. Dunlap and stayed till Saturday.
December 11, 1959
- Lois Miller Funeral Friday. Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Marian B. Miller will be held Friday. The first service will be at the Anderson Funeral Home in Hood River at ten o’clock, the second at the Methodist church in Wasco at two o’clock with interment in Sunrise cemetery following. The Rev. Larry Eddings will officiate. Mrs. Miller, daughter of pioneer Wilson M. Barnett and Sarah Golden Barnett, was born at Wasco December 29, 1899 and died in The Dalles hospital December 8. The greater part of her life was spent at Wasco, where she was a member of the M.E. church, the Order of Eastern Star, the American Legion Auxiliary and the 8 et 40. When she was a student at the University of Oregon where she graduated, she was member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was also a member of the Sherman County Historical Society. Surviving are her widower, Willis, of Hood River, two sons, John and Gordon Hilderbrand of Wasco, a step daughter, Norma Willis of Hood River, eight grandchildren, four brothers, Corwin and Owen of Wasco, John and Ira of Portland; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Turner and Mrs. Marie Barnett Cooper of Portland and Mrs. Dorothy Blakeney of Bremerton, Washington. Contributions in her memory may be made to the cancer fund.
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis McKee of The Dalles have received word that Carl Schade, a former Moro druggist passed away in San Francisco December 2, caused by a heart attack.
- Moro Personals. Lloyd Dunahoo, 69, died in The Dalles Monday. He was a native of Sherman county having been born near Rutledge when his father had a homestead there. His father, Jim Dunahoo, was later a drayman in Moro. Lloyd was secretary of the Elks lodge in The Dalles for 18 years and was well known to many Sherman countians.
December 18, 1959
- Minerva Scholl. Mrs. Minerva S. Scholl, former resident of Wasco, wife of Louis Scholl, died in The Dalles Tuesday at the age of 86. She was born August 13, 1873 near Albany and lived at Echo before moving to Wasco. She was a member of the OES and Rebekahs. Surviving are two daughters, Eugenie Chamberlin of Seaside, Mrs. George Knebel of The Dalles, three sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held at The Dalles Thursday with interment in Portland.
December 25, 1959
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Sayrs were in Portland Tuesday to attend the funeral of John Benson Whalley, her only remaining brother, who died in a hospital Saturday. He had had a minor accident which followed a bad heart condition and the combination resulted in his death. Benson Whally had been a frequent visitor to Moro. [Note: Copied as it appeared.]
January 1, 1960
- Roy (Satan) Axtell Buried Sunday. Aden Axtell received word last week that his elder brother Roy (Satan) Axtell had been found dead Christmas morning in his room in a rooming house in Roseville, Calif. He was well known resident of Moro until he moved away nearly 40 years ago. Roy Axtell was born in Iowa in 1883 and came to Sherman county with his parents in 1901. He was married to Nora Elcock and became the father of two daughters and three sons. All survive him. Funeral services were held at Roseville Sunday with interment there.
- Leon Morehouse Dead From Probable Fall. Leon Morehouse, 58, was taken to a hospital in The Dalles Wednesday from Wasco suffering from a wound on his head and numerous bruises which he was said to have obtained in a fall down the stairs at the home of his nephew, Kenneth Morehouse, who lives at Klondike. He died Wednesday night. Leon Morehouse is a brother of Ray Morehouse. He has been living at Wasco recently, was a veteran of World War I and has a son at Roseburg. Funeral services for Mr. Morehouse were held in The Dalles Thursday at 11 a.m. with interment in Sunrise cemetery at Wasco. A son, Leon Jr. survives.
- Edna Coon Buried At Grass Valley. The body of Edna May Coon, was brought to the Grass Valley cemetery Monday afternoon to be laid beside that of her husband, Howard Coon. Mrs. Coon, nee Stanton, was a native of Grass Valley and lived there until moving to a little farm near Gresham some years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W.N. (Wilma) Hads, Mrs. LeRoy (Frances) Bell of Tacoma, where Mrs. Coon died; three sons, Elbert, Wilbert and Delbert, nine grand children and four great grandchildren.
- Lawrence Buck, 64, Dies In Portland. George Lawrence Buck was buried Monday at The Dalles following his death in a Portland hospital Christmas night. He had been ill for many months. Services were conducted by Rev. Larry Eddings at Spencer & Libby’s. Mr. Buck was born February 5, 1895 at Mt Carmel, Illinois and has lived at Wasco since 1941. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of Frank Brown post at Wasco. Surviving are his widow, Ollie, three daughters, Mrs. Eva Virtue of Moro, Mrs. Vera Van Gilder and Mrs. Barbara Roberts of Wasco; three sons John of Moro, George of Grants Pass and Gordon of Caldwell, Idaho, 15 grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters.
- Wasco News. Our sympathy goes out to the Lawrence Buck family at the loss of their husband and father, who passed away in a Portland hospital December 25. Buck had been in ill health for some time.
- Grass Valley. Graveside services for Mrs. Edna May Coon of Portland were held at the IOOF cemetery at Grass Valley Monday at 3 p.m. Coon died Tuesday, Dec. 22 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. LeRoy Bell in Tacoma, Wn.
January 8, 1960
- Moro Personals. Frank Hulery, native Sherman countian, born near Rufus in 1891, died in Portland Wednesday. Survivors are his widow, Ida, two daughters, Mrs. Amos DeBernardis of Portland and Mrs. Robert Bullis of Pullman, one sister, Mrs. Walter Morris of Rufus and a brother, Tom of Albany.
- Wasco News. Word has been received here of the death of Mac Crowder in Washington, D.C. He was the son of the Rev. V.S. Crowder, who will be remembered as a former pastor of the Wasco Methodist church.
January 15, 1960
- Marion Powell Shot Tuesday With Rifle; Condition Grave. Marian Mark (Bud) Powell is in a hospital in The Dalles and not expected to live from the effects of a gunshot wound suffered Tuesday morning at his home in Moro. A bullet from a 30.06 rifle entered his face, ranged upward from his month, took out his left eye and the front part of his skull nearly two inches wide causing some damage to his brain. Powell was found lying on a bed in the basement when his wife returned from getting the mail. The ambulance was called at 10:55 and he was taken to a hospital where he survived an operation to restore his features as much as possible. The victim is a successful farmer about 50 years old, married, the father of two daughters. He has a large outfit and farms extensively on two ranches.
January 22, 1960
- M.M. Powell Funeral Held Tuesday. Funeral services for Marion M. (Bud) Powell were held at the Moro Community church Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock with the Rev. Ernest Goodenberger officiating. Mr. Powell died in a hospital in The Dalles Saturday morning from injuries suffered Tuesday at his home in Moro from a gunshot wound. He was born at Moro September 12, 1910 and attended school in Portland graduating from Grant High in that city before attending the University of Oregon. His adult life was spent as a farmer in Sherman county where he was operator of two ranches at the time of his death. Surviving are his widow, Georgia; two daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Clark of Hood River and Miss Judith Elizabeth Powell of Portland; his father Charlie L. Powell of Moro; a sister, Mrs. Mel Goodin of Portland; a step daughter, Mrs. Sidney MacFarlane of Portland.
January 29, 1960
- Dewey Thompson Buried Tuesday. Funeral services for Dewey Thompson were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 from the Moro Community Presbyterian church following his death Saturday morning. Interment was in the Rose cemetery. Dewey Thompson was born near Moro August 27, 1897, the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Thompson, pioneers of the county. He attended Sherman county schools and started family. He was married November 20, 1917 to Miss Inez Peake and lived on the farm until he moved to town in the 1930s. He was active in farm organizations including the wheat league, was a member of Harlandview grange, served as school director, was deputy assessor, was on the board of the Moro Grain Growers, member of the equalization board and the county budget board and served on the city council. Since youth he has been an officer of the Moro Presbyterian church. Surviving are his widow, three sons Ted, Don and Keith all of Moro; one sister, Mrs. Edna Melzer of Portland; a brother, Claud of Pomona, California; seven granddaughters and two grandsons. Donations to the cancer fund may be made in his memory.
February 5, 1960
- Moro Personals. Roger Bounds, one time speaker before the Sherman County Club, well known to many because of his marriage to Doris Swayze who spent her youthful summers at Camp Sherman with many local residents, was found dead from a shotgun wound last week at his home near Umatilla. The Umatilla county district attorney proclaimed it suicide.
- Rufus Doings. Rufus friends will be interested to know of the death of Bob Lindeman who died near Los Angeles recently. Bob who was raised in Rufus is a brother of Clarence Lindeman who ran the warehouse and the former Mrs. Herb Willard.
February 12, 1960
- Lorin Winnett Killed In Car Accident; Was Deputy Sheriff. Lorin Winnett, 35, deputy sheriff of Sherman county, was instantly killed Saturday morning about three o’clock in a one car auto accident within a quarter of a mile from his home on the Fulton canyon road west of Wasco. Winnett had been called out earlier in the night for some official duties and was apparently returning home. Whether he suffered a heart attack or dropped off to sleep for a moment is not known. The car turned over twice and he was thrown from it. There is a deep ditch beside the highway at this point. Lorin Winnett was born at Dufur April 8, 1924 and has been a resident of this area all his life. Surviving are his widow, Doris and two children, Pamela and Eddie; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Winnett, all of Wasco; two sisters, Mrs. Bob Brown and Mrs. William Powell of The Dalles. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the BPO Elks, the American Legion and the Christian church. Funeral services were held in The Dalles Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock with interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery there.
February 19, 1960
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Alberty returned home Wednesday from Santa Maria, Calif., where they attended the funeral of his nephew, Enos Lee Armstrong, who was killed in an accident. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Lane of Moro who returned with them and with Mrs. S.F. Alberty who stayed there with Mr. and Mrs. Victor Lane.
February 26, 1960
- Grass Valley. Effie Stark passed away Friday Feb. 19 at the home of her son, Andrew Dale in Kansas City, Mo. The funeral will be held Feb 23 in Eldorado Springs, Mo. Mrs. Frank E. Bayer and sister, Mrs. Josephine Parkhurst of Kent left Saturday on the train for Kansas City to attend the funeral.
March 4, 1960
- Esther Stanley Funeral Friday. Funeral services for Mrs. Esther Stanley will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. from the Wasco Methodist church with interment in Sunrise cemetery. Rev. Larry Eddings will officiate. Mrs. Stanley was born February 22, 1868 in Michigan and came to Sherman county when a girl. On her birthday in 1889 she was married to William H. Andrews at the home of her half sister, Mrs. Gilbert [Gilford] Woodworth at Locust Grove. After his death she married Stanley who has been dead many years. A grand-nephew, Guy Woodworth of Beaverton and two step-nephews, A.R. Stanley of Los Gatos and George of Fargo N.D. survive.
March 11, 1960
- About the County. Out of town people who attended the funeral services for Mrs. Esther Stanley last Friday included Mrs. Mabel Rhoten, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Liebert and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Liebert and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Liebert, all of Yakima; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Woodworth of Beaverton and Mr. and Mrs. Art Lockheed of Portland.
- Effie Stark Buried In Missouri. Mrs. Effie Stark, 78, died at the home of her son, Andrew S. Dale in Kansas City, Mo., Feb 19. Services were held at the Gwinn-Carothers chapel Feb 23. Rev. G.H. Sublett officiated and interment was in the Hazel Dell cemetery. Mrs. Stark, spent her early life in Cedar county, receiving her education there, and at an early age became a member of the Baptist church. In 1901 she married Howard Dale and they were the parents of three children. In 1936 she married Samuel Stark, who preceded her in death. She lived in Grass Valley until last spring. Those surviving are a daughter, Helen McCloud of Ft. Worth, Texas, one son Andrew, two [?] brothers, W.E. Casey of El Dorado Springs, Mo., 11 grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
March 18, 1960
March 25, 1960
- Mrs. Victor Smith Buried At Hillsboro. Saturday March 19, Gertrude Florence Smith, widow of the late Vic Smith, passed away after an extended illness, in Bellflower, California. Mr. Smith preceded her in 1943. Mrs. Smith was born in Livermore, California November 4, 1877, to Oliver J. and Rachel Howell Bales, and moved with her family to Oregon in 1880, and to Wasco, Oregon in 1882. She attended Portland University and Oregon State College of Education at Monmouth, graduating in 1897. She was married to Victor H. Smith, of Gresham, on June 16, 1898, and they both taught school for a time before turning to wheat farming at Wasco, where they lived until 1936, moving from there to Route 1, Hillsboro. Mrs. Smith went to Bellflower in 1947 to live with her son, Lynde C. Smith, where she remained until her death. Surviving her are her sister, Mrs. Marie Goshorn of Beaverton, her son, Lynde, two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Hershey of Bellflower and Mrs. Bernice Basick of Hillsboro; four grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Smith was past worthy matron of Annie Fulton chapter OES, of Wasco, and very active in civic affairs during her lifetime, and a member of the Methodist church. Memorial services were held at White’s Funeral Home in Bellflower, and final service were held at Lincoln Memorial chapel, Mt Scott, Thursday, March 24 at 1:30 p.m. Interment was made in Lincoln Memorial Park.
April 1, 1960
- Charles Belshee Buried Thursday. Charles R. Belshee died Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Avery Martin, in McMinnville after a long illness. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Moro Community church with Rev. E.C. Goodenberger presiding followed by interment in the Moro cemetery. Mr. Belshee was born at McMinnville September 19, 1879 and came to Sherman county in November 1883 when his father took up a homestead east of Hay Canyon. This had always been his home. He farmed for awhile, ran a livery stable and bought the meat market in town which he ran for years. It was here that he started buying and selling livestock. After selling to the Doumas he bought stock until last fall. He dealt with farmers and stockmen over a wide area furnishing them with feeders and taking their fattened animals. He was widely known and wisely respected for his knowledge of stock, their weights, the market, the prices. He is survived by the remaining eight of the family of J.F. and Emma Belshee who grew to adulthood. They are Robert W., The Dalles, Wesley Roy, Moro, Howard B., The Dalles, Homer, California, Benjamin Frank, Portland, Mrs. Edith Burnet, The Dalles, Mrs. Estella Benson, Portland, Mrs. Lloyd Mason, Salem and one daughter and two granddaughters, Mrs. Janet Robinson of Portland and Mrs. Beverly Skinner of Dayton.
- John A. Schassen, only son of a pioneer family in the German settlement south of Grass Valley, died in Portland Monday and was buried Thursday. He had lived in the city for over 30 years. Surviving are two sons, Gus and Rodell, three daughters, Lillian Hess, Maybelle LaZelle, Lavonne Davis, 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; brother of Lillian Schassen, Anna Clerk, and Minna Eck.
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April 22, 1960
- About the County. Funeral services for Mrs. Jesse Helyer were held in The Dalles Tuesday following her death in Vancouver Friday after a long illness from cancer.
- Boy’s Body Found Near Maryhill Ferry. The body of Tom Colwash was found in the Columbia river Sunday, April 17, and brought in to the Maryhill Ferry landing where officials took charge, according to Loy Cochran, Sherman county coroner. Young Colwash, an Indian boy of 16, was drowned when he fell from the Arlington ferry the evening of March 30. Burial was made in the Rock Creek cemetery.
April 29, 1960
- Anna Moore Buried Wednesday [Photo]. Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Moore were held Wednesday afternoon from the Moro Community church, following her death Sunday morning in her sleep while she was being treated for a heart condition in a hospital in The Dalles. Mrs. Moore was born Anna May Powell, February 6, 1875 in Prineville and came to Sherman county when a small girl. In 1893 she married Ernest H. Moore, now deceased. She had been a continuous resident of Moro and Sherman county for more than 75 years and has been active in social affairs and church work. She was a consistent exhibitor at the county fair, a long time member of the OES and the Presbyterian church. Surviving are two sons Collis P. and Roscoe E., both of Moro, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren, two brothers, Roy of The Dalles and Charley of Portland, one sister, Mrs. Mary Southwick of Portland.
- Earl Fields Dies Of Heart Attack. The body of Earl Fields was found Wednesday afternoon in the bathroom of his apartment in Wasco in a search started because he had not been seen that day. A heart attack was thought to be the cause of death. He owned and leased several apartments in the big house near the old Crosfield store. Leona Van Gilder, one of the tenants, heard him coughing during the night and when she died not see or hear him the next day she called Jack Rothery, city marshal, who investigated and found Fields dead. Ira Earl Fields was born at Clarksdale, Illinois January 1, 1886 and came to Sherman county when a small boy. This has been his home since that time although he lived for some years at Yakima. He had been ill with a bad heart for years and his brothers were going to take him to Portland this weekend. Surviving are two brothers, Tracy and Charles W. of Sherman county. Funeral services will be held at Spencer & Libby’s in The Dalles at 2:00 p.m. Saturday followed by cremation in Portland.
- Moro Personals. Here for the funeral of Mrs. Anna Moore were a number of old timers, friends of the Powell family including Mr. and Mrs. Howard Moore of Spokane, she the former Maggie Huff, girlhood friend of Mrs. Moore, Vi Race, Frankie Axtell, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sparling, Mabel Moore, Mrs. Bernice Moore and the brothers and sisters of the deceased, Charles Powell, Mrs. Mary Southwick of Portland and Roy Powell of The Dalles.
May 6, 1960
- Albert Hennagin Buried Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Christianson and his mother, Mrs. Daisy Byers, were in Portland Tuesday to attend the funeral of Albert Hennagin who died there April 30. Mr. Hennagin will be remembered as the eldest of the family of eight who were early settlers on the ridge between Hay and Grass Valley canyons. He was born at Massena, New York May 6, 1873 and was but a boy when his family removed to Oregon. Surviving are two daughters, one son and six grandchildren all living in Portland, one brother, Fred of Phoenix, Arizona, four sisters, Mrs. Daisy Byers of Moro, Mrs. Eva Rudolph and Mrs. Bessie Johnson of Portland and Maggie of McMinnville.
May 13, 1960
- August H. Thoele. August Herman Thoele was buried in Sunrise cemetery at Wasco Monday afternoon following his death at The Dalles last Friday after a lingering illness. Thoele was born at Harbeston, Missouri, April 30, 1901 and lived there until a few years ago when he came to Oregon. He was a member of the Lutheran church. Surviving are two sons, August H. Jr. and Lynn, both of Wasco, two daughters Charlotte Genell Thoele of Wamic and Mrs. Sharon LaVell Bently of The Dalles.
May 20, 1960
- Milo Elliott Dies At McMinnville. Charles Adlard received word Saturday of the death of her brother, Milo Elliott at a McMinnville hospital that morning after months of illness. Funeral services were held Monday with interment at Sheridan. Elliott was born in Moro, Ore. He lived in Sherman county until 1916, when he moved to Canada and served with the Canadian Army in World War 1. He farmed in eastern Oregon until 1928, when he took over a farm just east of Sheridan. He was an active member of the American Legion for many years. Survivors include: his wife, Clara of Sheridan; two daughters, Frances Faye Wren and Pauline Elliott, both of Sheridan; four sons, Milo J. Elliott of Portland, Paul Elliott of Springfield, Willis A. Elliott of Ventura, Calif., and Wilbur Elliott of Montana; 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
May 27, 1960
- Walter Ruggles Dead From Cancer Funeral Saturday. Walter Ruggles died Thursday morning, May 26, at 5:15 at the Heppner Memorial hospital from cancer after months of illness. Funeral services are planned for the Moro Community church at 1:30 Saturday with interment here. Mr. Ruggles was born June 15, 1890 in Sherman county, a scion of one of the families that settled here earliest. He married Ola Huls and lived here until a few years ago when he moved to a small farm near Heppner. He farmed here for years and operated a confectionary. Surviving are his widow; two sons, Charles and Philip both of Heppner, a daughter, Mrs. Laura Segerdahl of Prineville; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; three sisters, Lois of Marysville, Calif., Lou of Porterville, Calif., and Eva of Portland. The family has requested that donations to the cancer fund will be considered a suitable way of honoring Mr Ruggles.
June 3, 1960
- Moro Personals. Funeral services for Walter A Ruggles were conducted from the Moro Community Presbyterian church Saturday with the Masonic lodge giving a funeral with the rites of the order. Alex Marshall of The Dalles officiated. Ruggles was long a member of the order in its several branches.
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July 1, 1960
- Hugh Shull Buried In Rose City. Hugh Shull, once probably the best known farmer in Sherman county and an organizer of men, horses and machinery into effective crews, died at the home of a daughter at Dayville Saturday and funeral services were held at Portland Wednesday with vault interment at Rose City cemetery. Mr. Shull was born December 12, 1874 at Eagle Creek, Oregon and came to Sherman county in the early years of this century where he immediately became associated with big farming methods of the time. He operated land for EOL and WWM at Kent and later east of Moro. He was always a big thresher man. Surviving are his widow, Grace, a son Ted in Roseburg, two daughters, Mrs. Velma Thibert at Hampton Buttes and Mrs. Doris Mathes at Dayville, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
- John M. Stevenson Dies At Glenwood. Funeral services were held at White Salmon Saturday morning for John N. Stevenson, former resident of Sherman county who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Claud Eaton at Glenwood, where he had lived for 27 years. Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson farmed east of Klondike for some 30 years during which time he became well acquainted here. He was born at Fremont, Iowa February 20, 1880 and came west to California in 1897 to marry Vada Atkinson at Selma in that state in 1901. They came to Sherman county in 1908. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eaton and Mrs. Marion McKee of Portland and eight grandchildren; two brothers, I.W. of Selma, Calif., and Lee of Fresno and a sister, Mrs. Ida Thomas of Fresno. Interment was in The Dalles cemetery.
July 8, 1960
July 15, 1960
- Carrie E. Hays Buried Tuesday. Mrs. Carrie Effie Hays, who spent the active part of her life as a resident of Grass Valley, died in a hospital in The Dalles Sunday. Mrs. Hays was born Carrie Clements in Des Moines, Iowa, September 25, 1864 and was nearly 96 a the time of her death. She married John Hays at Fresno, California in 1882 and moved to Grass Valley with the Clements family soon thereafter. They farmed the Hays homestead a short distance southwest of Grass Valley while Mr. Hays went freighting in the spring for cash to supplement the income. They sold out and moved to town to build a new house and start the dray business which was John Hays’ occupation for the remainder of his life. Surviving are four of five daughters Mrs. Bertha Smith, Mrs. Hattie Zehner, Mrs. Sadie Alley all of The Dalles and Mrs. Ruth Feely of Tygh Valley, five grandchidlren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Grass Valley Baptist church of which Mrs. Hays was a member, with Rev. Maynor Reed officiating with interment in the IOOF cemetery. Mrs. Hays was a member of the Rebekah lodge at Grass Valley. [Note: Copied as it appeared.]
July 22, 1960
- Former Resident Dies In Detroit. Elmer Edward Dodson, 48, who went to school in Wasco from the sixth grade through high school and attended Linfield [college] where he was an athlete, was buried at McMinnville Monday following his death in Detroit July 11. He was a detective sergeant on the police force there. His father was James B. Dodson who was a principal of Wasco schools for years.
July 29, 1960
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August 5, 1960
- Harry O. Kunsman Buried Tuesday. Harry Olan Kunsman, 73, died quietly in bed at the Cannon Beach home of Mr. and Mrs. Free Crews Friday night and funeral services were held from the Moro Community Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Larry Eddinngs of Wasco officiating. Mr. Kunsman was born at Edon, Ohio September 10, 1886 and came to Oregon when a child, his parents settling at Falls City where they lived until coming to Sherman county in 1898. They had a farm southwest of Grass Valley until moving to Moro about 1900 where he has lived for the past 60 years. Until retirement he was a partner with John Foss in the Moro garage, had been member of the school board, was for 20 years a city councilman, a member of the Woodmen of the World, and The Dalles Elks. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Marvin, a grandson, Gregory Marvin; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Landingham, Sheridan, Mrs. Mary Crossfield, Oakland, Calif.; two brothers, Irving of Vancouver, Wash., Roy of The Dalles. Interment was in the Rose cemetery.
- Emil A. Maurer. Emil Maurer, 67, was buried in Prineville Tuesday afternoon following his death in a hospital there last Friday after three weeks illness because of a heart attack. His home was at Clarno where he was owner of one of the largest sheep and cattle outfits in this area. He was a native of Switzerland.
- Wasco News. Coming from out of town to attend the funeral of Corwin Barnett Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Barnett and Susan from Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Spencer and son Gordon from Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Charles McClellan from Mill Valley, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. John G. Barnett, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Barnett and Mrs. Marie Barnett Cooper all from Portland; Hoyt Barnett of Sausalito, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Kendrick Barnett of Seattle; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Turner and son Donald; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Blakney and Tommy of Bremerton, Wn.; Mr. and Mrs. James McClellan and son from Eugene, and a host of other relatives and friends whose names were not given.
August 12, 1960
- William Roos Laid To Rest Here. William Roos died at a hospital in The Dalles after long illness that has kept him hospitalized for months. Funeral services were held from the Moro Community church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 with interment in the Moro IOOF cemetery. Mr. Roos was born in Finland, January 2, 1879 and came to Sherman county in 1910 and this has since been his home. He farmed on the point east of Moro gradually accumulating a fine bunch of horses when they were used and later getting a ranch paid for before he retired and moved to Moro to retire. His wife preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Howard and a daughter, Mrs. Harvey Thompson, both of Moro and four grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was a member of the Eureka Lodge, A.F.&A.M., The Dalles chapter, Royal Arch Masons, Columbia Commandary Knights Templar and Al Kader, Temple of the Shrine.
August 19, 1960
- Moro Personals. Anna M. Davis, widow of Bert Davis, died in Portland August 7 and was buried in Rose City cemetery. She was for many years a resident of Sherman county.
August 26, 1960
- Vleda Van Gaasbeck Dies Suddenly. Vleda Van Gassbeck died suddenly at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.D. McKee Wednesday morning and funeral services will be held from the Wasco Methodist Church Monday at 2:00 p.m. Mrs. Van Gaasbeck was a member of the Dunlap family, early day settlers just down Spanish Hollow from Wasco. Surviving are a son, Clark Van Gaasbeck of Blalock, two grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. McKee and a brother, Clifton living near Bend.
- V.B. Eakin Dies At 81 Years. “Len” Eakin, it was Volando B. on the church register, died Friday morning in a hospital in The Dalles after an illness of several weeks caused by an infection in a foot. Mr. Eakin was born June 15, 1879 in Allendale, Missouri and came to Sherman county with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Eakin in the 1880s. When a young man he acquired his first piece of land and started farming, a venture he made very successful, adding to his acres as he added to his family until he controlled a large part of the Rutledge community. He moved to The Dalles in 1942, turning the land over to his sons. Surviving are his widow, Fay (Blaylock), seven sons, Alva, Weiser, Idaho, Millard, Madras, Harold, Owen, Elton, Vernon, Grass Valley and Ralph of Condon; a daughter, Mrs. Ellen Haskin, Grangeville, Idaho; a brother, L. Dell, The Dalles; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Bush and Mrs. Lottie Dillinger, Portland, Mrs. Arcie, Alturas, Calif.; 26 grandchildren, two great grandchildren. Mr. Eakin was a member of the Methodist church at Grass Valley and an active Mason and member of the Grass Valley lodge. For years he was active in the affairs of the Rutledge school and as a director of the Sherman County Historical Society. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Moro Community Presbyterian church with Rev. Larry Eddings officiating and the Masonic lodge in charge of graveside services which were at the Rose cemetery.
September 2, 1960
- Grass Valley. Funeral services for Mrs. Andy Patjens was held at the Lutheran church in Sandy Monday morning and graveside services were held at the Hinton cemetery near their home place at Shaniko. A number of relatives and friends from here attended the funeral and graveside services.
September 9, 1960
- Wasco News. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Van Gilder drove to Spray last Saturday to attend the funeral of Earl Cannon. While in Spray, the Van Gilders visited the Dutch Rolland family. They returned to Wasco Sunday.
September 16, 1960
- George Gentry Dies. Lee Belshee was called to Garabaldi Wednesday evening on receiving word that her father, George H. Gentry, had died there of a heart attack that afternoon. Mr. Gentry was 71 years and eight months ols and had lived at Garabaldi for many years and was recently retired. He was born at Mountain City, Tennesse. Surviving are Mrs. Belshee, and a son, George V. of Portland, a brother, J. Logan Gentry of The Dalles, two sisters, Mrs. Rae Mottern of Mountain City and Mrs. Eula Barry of Portland. Funeral services and interment were held in Tillamook.
- Elmer R. Barzee Funeral Friday. Elmer R. Barzee, most of his life a resident of Sherman county, died at a hospital in The Dalles Wednesday morning after a long illness. He was born May 26, 1895 at Turner and came to Sherman county with his parents shortly after. They had lived here before and returned to farm, an occupation Mr. Barzee followed during his active life. He was a director of the Moro school district, a member of the Methodist church, Eureka lodge A.F.&A.M. of Moro. In his youth he was a well known baseball player. Surviving are his widow, Lois, of The Dalles, a daughter, Louise Fairfield of Walnut Creek, Calif., a son, Max of Moro and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Smith Callaway’s with interment at Parklawn cemetery.
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October 7, 1960
- E. Norton Dead From Long Illness. James Emmet Norton (J.E.) died Tuesday after a long illness caused by cancer. He has been an important financial and business factor in the south end of Sherman county for nearly 40 years being store keeper, postmaster, and farm owner. Mr. Norton was born at Blodgett, Oregon, July 29, 1891, served in World War I and came to Sherman county where he worked at the experiment station and the courthouse until he bought the store at Kent in 1921 and moved to that town as a permanent and influential resident. With the decline of the store business he went into farming and at his death owned many hundred acres of land. Surviving are his widow, Mildred of Kent; daughters: Alta Shanahan of Redwood City, Calif., Carol Putman of Seattle, Wash., Geraldine Tatum of Kent; sons: Ross of Redwood City, Calif., Wiley of Oregon State at Corvallis; one brother, Warren Norton, a hale and hearty 90 who lives at Kent and Airlie. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 7 at Spencer & Libby’s in The Dalles with interment in the Kent cemetery.
October 14, 1960
- Clifford Fridley Buried At Wasco. Mrs. Clifford N. Fridley, 82, a long time resident of Wasco, died in a hospital in The Dalles last Wednesday. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the Methodist church in Wasco with interment in Sunrise cemetery there. Mrs. Fridley was born December 17, 1877 at Yankeetown, Ind., and came to what is now Wasco with her parents in 1890. They were Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Barnett. She graduated from Weston Normal in 1905 and taught school for years, once at Locust Grove west of Wasco. She was married June 21, 1934 to Mr. Fridley, who survives her. She was a member of the Wasco Methodist church for 19 years. Other survivors are a brother, Earl Barnett of Salem, seven nephews and one niece. [Alma B. Fridley]
October 21, 1960
- Mrs. L. Wassenmiller Buried Monday. Mrs. Lydia Wassenmiller, 83, widow of the late and well known Jacob Wassenmiller died in The Dalles Thursday and funeral services were conducted from the Baptist church in Grass Valley Monday forenoon at 11 a.m. with Rev. Henry Friedrich officiating. Mrs. Wassenmiller was born in Russia, November 29, 1876 and lived along the Volga in her youth later moving farther east. With her husband and young family she came to America about 60 years ago and has been a Sherman countian since. Surviving are two sons, Rinehart of The Dalles and August of Tygh Valley, five daughters, Mrs. Lydia Olds of Portland, Mrs. Millie Hillman of Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Ottilie Reese of Hillsboro, Mrs. Natalie Swanson of Portland and Mrs. Frieda Loos of Seattle, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A brother, Jacob Laupan of Milwaulie, Wis., also survives.
- Grass Valley. and Mrs. Lee Woolwine of The Dalles attended the funeral of Mrs Lydia Wassenmiller here Monday.
October 28, 1960
November 4, 1960
- Mack Bull Dead At 90 Years. Mack Adna Bull died in a Portland hospital Wednesday morning, November 2 from the effects of cancer. Funeral services will be held from the Moro Community Church Saturday, with Rev. Goodenberger officiating. Mr. Bull was born at Pendleton July 12, 1870, one of several children of the then publisher of the Pendleton Tribune. He became an orphan when a child and his early life was a story of self-reliance now almost unbelievable. As a mere boy he became a rider, that being the kind of work available, and earned his way riding for cattle and horses. He went to Portland with some stock and on his return found a job in The Dalles with Col. James Fulton with whom he stayed several years, later working for other homesteaders in the north end of the county. In 1896 he went to work for [E.O.] “Dutch” McCoy and the Wasco Warehouse Milling Co. and McCoy sent him to school winters and made him manager at Moro where he served 40 years. He was married November 24, 1904 to Ruby Delila Elliott, she dying in May 1958. Surviving is one son, Hollis M. of Portland, two grandsons, Jack and Tom and a great grandson, James. He was a member of Eureka Masonic lodge for 58 years.
November 11, 1960
- S.L. Richelderfer Dies of Attack. Dr. Sarah Leah Richelderfer, widow of the late Asa Richelderfer, and once a practicing physician in Sherman county, died Monday after suffering two heart attacks, the first at her home north of Wasco. She was born at New Philadelphia, Ohio, January 1, 1880, went to school at Des Moines, taught school to earn money to go to the University of Iowa from where she moved to Rush Medical school in Chicago to become a doctor. She was an obstetrician. She came to Oregon to practice living in Portland five years before coming to Wasco to engage in general practice. June 6, 1917 she married Asa Richelderfer. She continued to practice medicine until 1950. She was once a member of the Sherman County Welfare board, of the Wasco Methodist church, the Wasco Study Club, was a former school board member. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Catherine Bish, two sons, David and Henry all of Wasco, a sister, Mrs. Josephine Hamilton, Hyattsville, Maryland, and one brother F. Riker of Boone, Iowa and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church at Wasco.
- John Huntley Dies. John C. Huntley, father of Mrs. Collis Moore, and a well known visitor in Moro for the past 30 years died in Portland last week after a long illness and funeral services for him were held in the city last Monday. He is survived by a widow and three daughters.
- Moro Personals. Relatives coming for Mack Bull funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Everett, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Elliott, all of Tacoma, Wn., Mr. and Mrs. George E. Meloy, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bijeau and daughters of Portland, Mrs. W.E. Lester of Hood River, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Elliott of Salem, Mrs. Clara Elliott and daughter Pauline of Sheridan, Milo Elliott, Jr. of Portland and Paul Elliott of Eugene.
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Van Gilder were in Portland Monday to attend the funeral of John C. Huntley, who died Friday after long illness.
- Grass Valley. Clara Elliott and children of Sheridan came up for the funeral of Mack Bull Saturday and were overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Bayer.
November 18, 1960
November 25, 1960
December 2, 1960
- Leslie Webb Dies Of Heart Attack. A letter from Ernest Webb tells the news of the death of his younger brother, Leslie E. Webb, who was a retired school teacher at King City, California. He died in his sleep Saturday morning, Nov. 26. He had taught school at Grass Valley, Moro and Gresham and had taught at King City for 30 years before his retirement in 1957. He was born March 9, 1892. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 30 at King City Baptist church. Surviving are his widow, Marian, (formerly Marian White); a daughter, Virginia Ann Newcomb, a grandson, two sisters, Clarice Kruger and Oneita Millard of Portland and one brother, Ernest. Mr. Webb often visited Moro, being owner of the brick building on First street still called by the family name, a hold-over from the time when the family ran the hotel.
December 9, 1960
December 16, 1960
December 23, 1960
- Martha Bell Buried In The Dalles. Mrs. Martha Bell, widow of the late L.L. Bell and a resident of Sherman County for over 40 years, died at her home in The Dalles Monday. Mrs. Bell was a native of Minnesota having been born there 83 years ago. She married Leslie L. Bell and with him farmed in Sherman County until his death whereupon she and a daughter retired to The Dalles. Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia, who lived with her mother and Mrs. Pearl Liechti, who lives on a farm near The Dalles; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Dieter and Miss Lena Hein of St. Charles, Minn. She was a member of the Lutheran church. Funeral services were held Thursday at two o’clock with interment in Parklawn Memorial cemetery near The Dalles.
December 30, 1960
- Guy Andrews Dies Wednesday; Funeral Due Tomorrow. Guy C. Andrews, 80, who had spent 77 of those years in Sherman county died in a hospital in The Dalles after an illness of several weeks. He was born August 10, 1880 at Dixon, California and came to what is now Sherman county in 1883 where his parents took up the land on which he has lived since. For years Guy Andrews was Ball-catcher Andrews and so called himself as he was the almost perpetual backstop for the Wasco ball club — and a good one. In later years, he umpired and brooked no disputes about his decisions. Surviving are his widow, Emma of Wasco, two sons, Phil of Portland and Chester of Banks. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at one o’clock from Smith-Callaway chapel in The Dalles. Fred Erickson will read the Christian Science service. The Dalles Elks, of which he was a member will conduct committal services at Sunrise cemetery at Wasco.
January 6, 1961
- Jack E. Graves Killed By Truck On Pole Job. Jack Eldon Graves of The Dalles, a worker on the power line being constructed for Bonneville Power by Nichols and company, was killed instantly Thursday morning, December 29 when a pick-up truck ran over him. Graves was holding on to a rope being used as a stay rope. The truck had been parked with motor running on the hill above him. Graves could not or did not dodge it. It hit him in front and knocked him down to the rocky hillside and ran over him. The report is that nearly every bone in his body was broken. The accident occurred on the point just north of Cottonwood canyon where the line is going down on its way from DeMoss to Fossil. The hill is covered with big rocks and work progresses slowly because of the steepness of the ground. Graves was born in Chicago, Illinois, September 14, 1903, was a veteran of World War II and is survived by his widow, Mildred. He had lived in The Dalles but a few months. Interment was made in Portland.
January 13, 1961
January 20, 1961
- Mrs. Alex McLeod Buried At Carlton. Mrs. Gertrude McLeod, wife of Alex McLeod, died at 74 at Amity after a long illness. She was survived of her widower of Amity, two daughters, five step-daughters: Mrs. George Kruger, Heppner; Mrs. Randall Martin, Heppner, Mrs. Alvin Wagenblast, Lexington; Mrs. Jack Corwin, Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Cecil Stephens, The Dalles and two step-sons Corliss of Vancouver, Wash., and David of Ione. Interment was at Carlton.
- Jesse Cantrall Dies At Alturas, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Archie Cantrall and son, Gene, who came up from Portland, and Mr. and Mrs. Kendrick Dunlap went to Alturas, Calif., where they attended the funeral of their father, Jesse Cantrall, which was held in Alturas with burial at Likely, Calif., January 9. He was born June 8, 1873 in Surprise Valley, Calif., and passed away in an Alturas hospital January 7, 1961 at the age of 87. Survivors include two sons Archie of Grass Valley and Perry of Likely, Calif., and one daughter, Mrs. Kendrick Dunlap of Grass Valley, one sister in Idaho and nine grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
- Mrs. Jim Stewart Dies In Corvallis. Mrs. Margarette Stewart, widow of the late James Stewart, former Sherman county sheep man and long time county stock inspector, died in a hospital in Corvallis Saturday night. She had been a bed patient for 12 years after breaking her hip in a fall. Mrs. Stewart was 91 last November. She spent her most active years in Sherman county. Survivors include a daughter, Cora Stewart, a nurse in the St. Vincent’s hospital where her mother died, and Lee (Laddie) of Salem and one grandson. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Corvallis with interment there.
- Wasco News. Ed Feldman, former depot agent at Wasco, died at Hermiston Jan. 3 after a long illness. Had he lived until February, Mr. Feldman would of been 83 years old. The funeral services took place at Wasco Friday, Jan 6. under the direction of Taylor Masonic lodge.
January 27, 1961
- Roy Sargent Dead Of Heart Attack. Roy Lorenzo Sargent, 52, died Monday in Grass Valley where he has made his home for the past two years. He was born at Grant, Idaho on October 8, 1908. Funeral services will be held Friday at two o’clock from the Baptist church in Grass Valley with Rev. Maynard Reed officiating followed by interment in the Grass Valley cemetery. Surviving are his widow Doris Evelyn, a step daughter, Derri Peters, two sons Robert of Idaho Falls and Kenneth of White Sulphur Springs, Mont., two sisters, Mrs. Carl Oswald and Mrs. Florence Taylor of Idaho Falls, four brothers, Melvin, Will and Vaughn of Idaho Falls and Howard of Swan Valley, all in Idaho and six grandchildren.
February 3, 1961
- Bruce Millard Dies In The Dalles. Bruce B. Millard, a long time resident of Sherman county with a farm south of Rufus in Scott canyon, died in The Dalles last Thursday at the age of 75. Mr. Millard was born at Sodaville, Oregon, March 9, 1885 and came to Sherman county when a youth. He farmed until a year or two ago when he retired and moved to The Dalles. He was a Knight of Pythias and a Granger. Surviving are his widow, Edith, a son, Edward of Madras, two daughters, Mrs. George Jensen on the home ranch near Rufus and Mrs. Lorraine Blake of The Dalles, a brother and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday from Spencer & Libby’s with interment at Parklawn.
- Grass Valley. Marion Crews and children and Mrs. Donald Leer of Stevenson came Friday. Mrs. Crews to attend the funeral of Ray Sargent. Mr. Crews and Mr. Leer came Saturday and all spent the weekend with Mrs. Crews’ parents Mr. and Mrs. Dell Olds.
February 10, 1961
February 17, 1961
February 24, 1961
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Carl von Borstel took her mother, Mrs. Carl Nichols, who is visiting here from the East, to Olympia Feb. 10 to visit relatives. While there they attended the funeral of Mrs. Nichol’s and Arnold Sharp’s sister. The von Borstels returned home Tuesday. Mrs. Matt Simon also attended the funeral.
March 3, 1961
March 10, 1961
March 17, 1961
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Eslinger and family went to Corvallis Saturday to attend the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. Emma Newton, who passed away recently in Tucson, Arizona.
March 24, 1961
- Emma Pleumke [Pluemke] Dead In Portland. Mrs. Emma Moers Pleumke died at her home in Portland Monday from a sudden attack. Mrs. Pleumke was the matronly woman who presided over the Kent Hotel dining room from 1914 until 1943 and made that spot one of the best places for a hungry man to eat for miles around. She was born in Chicago December 17, 1886 and was married to Max Pleumke in Portland February 13, 1909. She has lived in Portland for the past 15 years. Surviving are her widower, a son, Karl, employed by the telephone companny at Albany and a daughter Maxine Smith, also of Albany, three sisters and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Friday with interment in Mt. Scott cemetery. [Pluemke]
- Verna Huntley died at a hospital in Portland Monday night after a brief illness which rendered her helpless. Mrs. Huntley was the mother of Mrs. Collis Moore and had visited in Sherman county often and was well known in Moro as was her late husband who died last year. Other survivors are daughters, Janet Graue of Portland and Betty Grant of Long Beach, California and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at one o’clock from Kenilworth Presbyterian church with private interment at Riverview.
March 31, 1961
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Johnson went to Portland last Friday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Emma Pleumke [Pluemke] and Mrs. Johnson stayed in the city with her sister, Zora, where she is in bed with a case of phlebitis.
April 7, 1961
- Mrs. James Woods Buried Saturday. Mrs. James Woods died at the family home in Portland last week and was buried Saturday from the Little Chapel of the Chimes with interment in Lincoln Memorial cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Woods had just flown in from a trip south and had gone to bed early. In the morning his sister, Julia, called and wanted to talk to Mrs. Woods and Jim couldn’t awaken her. She had died in her sleep. Surviving are [her] widower, one daughter, Mrs. Jean Stone and one granddaughter, Sylvia.
April 14, 1961
- Man Killed In Collision Near Rufus. Henry Nathan Daniels, 41, drove his 1954 Plymouth into the side of a Tournapull that was crossing the highway a few miles east of Rufus Tuesday night and was instantly killed. His car was a complete wreck as the Tournapull contained some 18 yards of sand. Although there was a signal at the crossing investigating officers said it was evident that Daniels never saw the gravel truck as he had not applied the brakes. His address was Rt. 3 Cole Road, Shelton, Washington. His death was the second traffic fatality in Sherman county this year, the being Stanley Earl Holladay, 39, of Cascade Locks, who drove his car off the Columbia river highway and over the bank onto the railroad tracks. He died in a hospital a day after the accident.
- Nellie Pike Buried Tuesday. Mrs. I.D. Pike, nee Nellie Holder, died Saturday in a Portland hospital at the age of 80. She lived in Sherman county most of her life although born at Peoria April 14, 1880. He father lived at Grass Valley and Moro. After marriage to Mr. Pike she lived at The Dalles, Moro, and Grass Valley, where he was postmaster for many years. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Leona Baker of Springfield, where Mrs. Pike has been living, Mrs. Faye Lister of Hayward, Calif., Mrs. Vere May of Hermiston and Mrs. Jessie Gordon of Pilot Rock and one son, Frank of Albany, seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday forenoon at The Dalles with interment in the IOOF cemetery.
April 17, 1961
- Mac Hall’s Mother Buried. The mother of Mrs. Mac Hall died Tuesday morning in The Dalles after a long illness and funeral services were held Thursday morning with interment in the Odd-Fellows cemetery there. Mrs. Catherine Bassett was born in Jonesboro, Maine, October 1, 1893. Survivors in addition to Mrs. Hall are another daughter, Mrs. John Gilhousen of The Dalles, her widower, Clarence Bassett, three sons, a sister and a brother. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and the Rebekah lodge.
- Moro Personals. Graveside services for Helen Lee Wallace, the eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wallace, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Wallace of Wasco, were held Saturday in The Dalles following her death from leukemia at the family home in Pendleton.
April 21, 1961
April 28, 1961
May 5, 1961
- Ronald Welk Funeral To Be Held Friday. Funeral services for Ronald Welk will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock from the Methodist church in Wasco with interment in the IOOF cemetery in The Dalles. Larry Eddings will officiate. Ronald died Tuesday morning in The Dalles hospital. He was born in The Dalles October 7, 1945 and has been a resident of Wasco all his life. He was a freshman in Sherman High School, an active member of the riding club and had been a den chief of the Boy Scouts. Surviving are his parents Mr. and Mrs. Clem Welk, two sisters, Jeanney and Kathleen and two brothers, David and Frankie, and his grandmother, Mrs. Mamie Elliott. Those who wish to may make contributions to the Wasco Methodist church in memory of Ronald.
- Leonard Ireland Dead In Molalla Home. Clinton Leonard Ireland, long time publisher of the Sherman County Observer, until his sale of it March 1, 1931 to the present publisher, died in a nursing home at Molalla April 15. Ireland was born in Astoria, when his father, a well known newspaperman was interested in the daily paper there. After a stay at Oregon City where the elder Ireland was interested in the Enterprise he came to Moro in 1894 and took over the Observer, then owned by Moore Brothers and managed by J.B. Hosford. Mr. Ireland, senior died in 1913 and sons, C. Leonard and Francis took over the Observer. Francis soon left and Leonard ran the paper until he sold it, moving to Molalla where he lived until his death. His widow, Bessie Echerd Uldall Ireland, survives.
- Frank Olds Dies Of Heart Attack. Frank Olds, brother of the Olds family of Grass Valley, died at his home at Milton-Freewater Saturday about noon at the age of 77. He had finished lunch when he became ill and was dead upon arrival at a hospital. Frank Olds was born at Lafayette, Oregon coming here with his parents from Yamhill County. He lived here until he moved to Milton in 1918. He was a member of several famous Grass Valley baseball teams as pitcher and second baseman. He married Rell Marlin and they have two children, Leston of Spokane and Mrs. Dolores Goldman of Waitsburg, Washington. Funeral services and interment were in Milton.
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Dell Olds left Monday for Milton-Freewater to attend the funeral Tuesday of his brother Frank Olds, who passed away Saturday at his home from a heart attack.
May 12, 1961
- Mrs. Sam Brock Dies Wednesday. Mrs. Sam J. Brook died in The Dalles Wednesday morning, May 10 after a brief illness that had kept her hospitalized since last week with a stroke. She was born Lena Spoon, at Susanville, California January 26, 1885 and came to Sherman county in 1903. She and Mr. Brock were married in 1904 and Sherman county has been their home since then. She was an active member of the Rufus Grange, Christian church, the Rebekah lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are her widower; two sons, Sam of Great Falls, Montana, Virgil of Kennewick, Wash.; one daughter, Mrs. Claudina Banta of Coos Bay, 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at one o’clock from Smith Callaway in The Dalles with Rev. W.R. Jones officiating. Interment will be in Park Lawn cemetery there.
May 19, 1961
- Mrs. Julius Medler Buried At Wasco. Graveside services for Gina Medler, widow of the late Julius Medler were held at Sunrise cemetery near Wasco Monday afternoon at one o’clock following her death in a Portland hospital last Friday. Mrs. Medler came west from Minnesota and married Mr. Medler when both were elderly. After his death she moved to Portland to live with a sister. Survivors are three sisters and two brothers, O.L. Ihle and M.L. Ihle, all of Minnesota except the one in Portland.
- Sarah Stott. Alvin Stott writes from Athena to say that his wife, Sarah Stott passed away May 2 at a Pendleton nursing home and was buried in the Athena cemetery. Mrs. Stott was born in Doeville, Tenn., Nov. 17, 1890 and came west when 19 to live most of her life near Wasco. Survivors are a daughter Mrs. Myrtle Clothier of Seattle, a granddaughter Mrs. Anne Torrens, San Leandro, Cal., a brother, James Stalcup, Albany, a sister and two great grandchildren.
- Grass Valley. Mrs. Maude Hogue of Milwaukie passed away May 5 in a Portland hospital and funeral services were held May 8. Hogue will be remembered when Mr. Hogue was depot agent at Grass Valley over forty years ago.
May 26, 1961
- James Logan Gentry. Funeral services for James Logan Gentry were held in The Dalles from Spencer & Libby’s Monday morning at 10:30 with Rev. Ernest Goodenberger officiating. Interment was made in Park Lawn cemetery. Mr. Gentry was born in Mountain City, Tennessee, October 5, 1886 and came to Sherman county when a young man to spend the remainder of his life here. Surviving are four married daughters, Gladdis Bucholtz, Moro, Grayce Capurro, Idahna, Georgia White, Seattle, Less Murray, Chico, Calif., two sons, John of Moro, Ronald of Richmond, Calif., two sisters, Mrs. Eula Barry, Portland and Mrs. Rae Mottern, Mountain City, Tenn., seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
- Charles Olds Buried. Funeral services for the late Charles B. Olds were held Thursday afternoon fromt he Grass Valley Baptist church following his death in a hospital in The Dalles Tuesday morning from a heart attack he suffered last week. Mr. Olds was born at Carlton, Oregon, June 1, 1880 and when a small boy came to Sherman county where his father bought land a short distance below Grass Valley where he operated a stage stop and post office. He went to local schools, played short stop on the baseball team, helped run the family threshing machine and married Pearl Hendershot and became the father of three children, all of who survive. They are Lyle of Grass Valley, Mrs. Evelyn Sargent of Grass Valley, Mrs. Ila Ward of San Francisco. Three brothers now remain of the original seven (Frank died a month ago) Will of Yuba City, Calif., Dell and Earl of Grass Valley and two sisters, Mrs. Bertie Brown of Tygh Valley and Mrs. Iva Nahouse of McCoy; two grandchildren Donald Miller of San Jose, Calif., and Derrie Peters of Grass Valley; and two great grandchildren, Cathy and Christy Miller.
June 2, 1961
- John G. Addington. Funeral services for John G. Addington who died at his home near Dufur Tuesday of last week at the age of 75 years, were held Saturday from the Dufur church. He was born at Golden, Missouri, May 18, 1886 and moved to Sherman county in 1907 to live until he moved to Dufur in 1943. Surviving are three daughters, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
- About the County. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Watkins, Judy and Don, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Richelderfer, and Mrs. John Buck of Moro, drove to Glenwood, Wn., last week to attend the funeral of Mrs. Antonie Kuhnhausen, grandmother of Mrs. Watkins.
- Moro Personals. Henry Happold, former Sherman countian died Thursday at his home in Heppner within four days after celebrating his 72nd birthday. He leaves his wife, Vera, two daughters and two brothers, Dutch and John.
June 9, 1961
- About the County. Esther Minks, a former resident of Grass Valley was buried Monday after services held at the Tygh Valley Methodist church. Her husband, Arthur Minks survives. She was born near Seattle October 26, 1893.
June 16, 1961
- Chester Searcy Dies Of Heart Attack. Funeral services for Chester A. Searcy were held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Beaverton following his sudden death from an apparent heart attack Monday. Mr. Searcy was the fourth son of the late Tom Searcy and his widow, Lena Searcy and was born in Sherman county about 60 years ago. He farmed the home place for a few years, moved to an irrigated place near Redmond and has lived near Beaverton recently. Surviving are his mother, Lena Searcy of Hillsboro, his widow, Hazel Ruth, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Miller, Mrs. Peggy Jones and a son, Robert, brothers, Seral of Portland, John of Hillsboro, Owen of Salem and Morris of Portland, two sisters Mrs. Nina Pinkerton of Moro and Mrs. Helen Ruggles of Heppner and seven grandchildren.
- Two Killed When Car and Truck Collide at Shaniko. Danny Martin, 16 and Sandra Wilson, 14, were killed in a collision between a car driven by Doug Reid, 16, and a truck driven by Charles McIntyre, 34, of Chowchilla, California about noon Sunday, June 11. The young people were on the way to Antelope and were making the left hand turn off Highway 97 to the road that goes to that town when the accident occurred. The highway was slick with rain. The truck was unable to stop and plowed into the car shoving it a reported 59 feet. Martin was killed almost instantly and Miss Wilson died within a short time, not being alive when the ambulance reached Redmond. Reid was not seriously injured being cut and bruised. He remained in the hospital until Tuesday. Danny Martin has lived for several years at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Martin of Grass Valley and attended school at Grass Valley and Sherman High School before going to Portland for last winter’s schooling. He was a big boy and popular with his fellow schoolmates. Sandra Wilson was the daughter of Mrs. Doris Wilson of Grass Valley and Jerry Wilson of Kent. She was a freshman last year at Sherman High School and besides leaving her parents had a younger brother and sister. Douglas Gordon Reid is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Frank D. Reid of Rufus and a junior in Sherman High School. He has a brother, David at Willamette university. Funeral services for Danny Martin and Sandra Wilson were held at separate ceremonies from the Grass Valley Baptist church Wednesday with interment at Kent cemetery for the Wilson girl.
- Tom Fraser In Car Accident; Fatal. Thomas H. Fraser, 67, died at St. Vincent’s hospital in Portland Friday morning about two o’clock from the result of a stroke suffered the evening before. He had been involved in an auto accident on Highway 26 in which his car was badly damaged and a family from Tillamook, named Johns, were also injured. Fraser has had a weak heart for several years and the shock was too much for it. He was born December 4, 1893 and was married in 1914 after attending Oregon Agricultural college. Surviving are his widow, Irene, of Portland, three sons, Gordon, of New York City, Thomas of Pendleton and Paul of Moro and a daughter, Mrs. Warren H. Cress of Portland and a sister, Christie Fraser of Portland. Mr. Fraser was a son of a pioneer settler of Sherman county and he had farmed the land his father homesteaded for many years until his retirement. He was a well known singer and was a regular part of the programs of the Sherman County Historical Society with his rendition of “Sweet Oregon.” He was a horseman and drove a six horse hitch at the PI and in local and Washington state fairs. He raised excellent stock. Funeral services were held in Portland Tuesday at one o’clock and many Sherman countians drove down to attend.
June 23, 1961
- G.E. Manchester Dies In Portland. Ernie Manchester, 76, died in Portland and was buried in The Dalles Thursday afternoon. In his youth he and his father ran the Grants ferry and used a sail when the wind blew in preference to cranking up a gasoline motor. He moved to The Dalles to become dealer for Chevrolet and Mack trucks, was a road contractor, an early freight line operator and generally promoter of many enterprises. Surviving are his widow, and three daughters, Mrs. Ben Scott and Mrs. Russ Nichols, Cascade Locks and Mrs. Frank Reid, Rufus.
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rolfe drove to Portland last Tuesday to attend the Tom Fraser funeral.
June 30, 1961
July 7, 1961
July 14, 1961
- “Heap” Johnson Dead At 78 Years. Charles H. “Heap” Johnson, an early day resident of Sherman County before he married Hester Clark (whose family home was just up the canyon from Grass Valley) and moved to Gilliam county where he farmed for years until he retired to The Dalles, died Friday at 78 and funeral services were held there Tuesday.
- Fred Stradley Buried Wednesday Afternoon. Fred Lee Stradley, 80, died in a Portland home after a long illness last Friday. Mr. Stradley was born in Bellville, Kansas January 28, 1881 and was married to Mary Carpenter before coming to Sherman county in 1904 to start farming. He was successful at that and retired to The Dalles about 20 years ago living there until he was incapacitated by illness. He was a member of the United Brethren church and the Grass Valley IOOF lodge. Surviving are his widow in The Dalles, two sons, Lee Roy of Raymond, Wash., Clyde of Grass Valley; two daughters, Mrs. Raleigh Smith of Montgomery, Alabama and Mrs. D.E. Morris of Tacoma and a sister, Mrs. Mattie Goracke of Denver, Colo., seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
July 21, 1961
- About the County. Bert Cox left July 3 for Chehalis to visit her mother, Mrs. C.H. Augee who was ill and passed away July 6. Mrs. John Rust and Bert Cox went to Portland and Vancouver July 8 going to Chehalis Tuesday to attend the funeral and burial at Vancouver. They returned home that evening. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Augee and daughter of Los Angeles brought his sister Mrs. Cox home Thursday on their way to their home in California.
July 28, 1961
- George L. Barnett Buried Tuesday. Funeral services for George Lawrence Barnett were held in The Dalles Tuesday afternoon with interment in the Odd-Fellows cemetery there. George Barnett was born in Missouri, December 26, 1896 and came to Sherman county with his parents when a small boy living first near Kent where his father farmed. He married Lola Schadewitz, who survives, and was the father of three sons, Melvin of Roseburg, Carl and Ernest of Maupin and one daughter, Mrs. John Palmer of Antelope. Surviving also are three brothers, Earl of Parkdale and Roy and Ernest of The Dalles and eight grandchildren.
- Gertrude Brown Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Brown were held in Portland Tuesday, July 18, with interment in a cemetery there. Mrs. Brown was a native of Sherman county being the eldest daughter of Wm. Henrichs and his wife Henrietta Medler Henrichs. She had lived in Portland for many years.
August 4, 1961
- Hattie B. Lamborn. Hattie B. Lamborn, widow of the late George Lamborn, died in a hospital in The Dalles Sunday after a long illness. She was born January 25, 1862 and was nearly 100 years old. She was a member of the Wasco Christian church. Survivors are a niece, Mrs. Frank Lamborn of Portland. Graveside services were held Wednesday at The Dalles Odd-Fellows cemetery.
- Andrea Rasch Buried At Redmond. Mrs. Truman Strong, Mrs. F.L. Watkins and daughter Shirley, attended the funeral of Mrs. Andrea Rasch, held at Redmond, Tuesday, August 1. She passed away July 31st at the age of 94. She was the mother of Mrs. Strong, grandmother of Mrs. Watkins and great grandmother of Shirley Watkins and Mrs. Phyllis Watkins Harvey. She also leaves two sons, Herman of Redmond, Walter H. of Tacoma and one grandson, Walter A. Rasch of Redmond. Her husband passed away in 1944. They had celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary in July of that year.
- Mrs. John Brown Dies At 88 In Vale. Funeral services for Mrs. John Brown were held Wednesday afternoon from the Baptist church in Grass Valley following her death at the family home near Vale July 29. Mrs. Brown was born Charlotte Dugger in Tennessee, January 19, 1873 and was married to Charles Patterson who had a homestead southwest of Grass Valley. After his death she married John Brown in 1931 and they have lived at Vale for over 20 years. Surviving are the widower, a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Minks of Wamic and a son, William A. Patterson of Maupin and one granddaughter, Mrs. Bernard Jansee of The Dalles and three great grandchildren.
- W.D. Watkins Buried At Wasco Thursday. William Delbert Watkins, 77, died in a hospital in The Dalles after a brief illness Monday. He had gone for a check-up. He was born December 30, 1883 at Fulton, Kansas, and had lived nearly all his life in Sherman county where he farmed for years until retiring to live in Wasco. Surviving are his widow, Delia Mae; three sons, Leo of Wasco, Arthur of Heppner, Vintin of Salem. Another son was killed in World War II. A brother, Everett of The Dalles, two sisters, Mrs. Albert Kaseberg of The Dalles and Mrs. Hazel Simpson of Portland, two half brothers, Harold of Union, Wash., and Gail of Seattle, a half sister, Wanda Watkins of Seattle, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday from the Wasco Christian church, of which he was a member, at two o’clock with Rev. William Jones officiating. Interment was in Sunrise cemetery.
August 11, 1961
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Del Friedline and children went to Yakima the first of the week on receiving word of the death of his aged grandmother who had been active until recently.
August 18, 1961
- Milt Zell Buried Monday In The Dalles. Charles Milton Zell was buried in The Dalles Monday following his death in Portland Friday. Milt Zell was born in Prineville January 29, 1877 to an old Crook county family. He was acquainted in Sherman county when a young man and from 1920 to 1946 when he was owner of a funeral home in The Dalles and in that capacity gave aid and comfort to hundreds of local families in time of distress. He was kindly and considerate. Surviving him are a son, Hildred, a farmer west of Wasco, a grandson Arthur Milton and nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Baptist church and an Odd-Fellow of long standing, members of that lodge having charges of his services.
August 25, 1961
- Marjorie Riggs Buried In Grass Valley. Marjorie Mae Riggs died Sunday in The Dalles at the age of 17. She was born there January 9, 1944 and has lived all her life at Grass Valley. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Riggs, a sister, Peggy Lou, two grandmothers, Mrs. Maude Garrett of Grass Valley and Mrs. Blanche Riggs of Colorado Springs, Colo. Funeral services were held from the Grass Valley Baptist church at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Don Leach officiating followed by interment in the Grass Valley cemetery. Donations may be made to the Crippled Children’s fund in her memory.
September 1, 1961
- Mary Southwick Died Thursday Morning. Mrs. Mary Southwick died in a Portland hospital Thursday morning after suffering a heart attack the night before which caused her to be hospitalized. Southwick was born Mary Powell May 10, 1878 at Prineville and grew to adulthood in Sherman county. Survivors are three sons, Loy Cochran of Moro, Loren Cochran of Phoeniz, Ariz., Norval Cochran of Portland and several grandchildren. Funeral services have not been arranged. Mr. and Mrs. Loy Cockran left for Portland on receipt of the information. [Note: Copied as it appeared.]
September 8, 1961
- John S. Taylor Dies Sunday. John S. Taylor, 83, retired Union Pacific station agent serving at Grass Valley for many years, died in a hospital in The Dalles Sunday after an illness of several days. He was born August 13, 1878 at Batavia, Iowa, and went to work for railroads when a boy. He became an agent and telegrapher at Ashland, Oregon in 1897 and was at Roseburg and Portland where he was married in 1901. The Taylors later moved to Huntington. He was at Grass Valley for nearly 40 years. Surviving is his widow, Clara Mae. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Grass Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Maynor Reed officiating. Interment will be in the IOOF cemetery.
September 15, 1961
- Louis Scholl Jr. Dead At Age of 94. Louis Scholl Jr. died in a hospital in The Dalles Tuesday at the age of 94. He was a son of Louis Scholl, a German immigrant, who designed and built the building at Fort Dalles and also operated the first sawmill in The Dalles. Louis Scholl Jr. was born in The Dalles Mar. 24, 1867 and has lived in the northwest all of his life, part in Walla Walla and until recently he lived in Sherman county. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eugenie Chamberlin of Seaside and Mrs. George Knebel of The Dalles. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. with committal at the Portland crematorium.
- About the County. Albert Derr was called to La Grande on Tuesday to attend the funeral of a brother in law, Frank Owens, who was killed in a logging accident near Santos, Idaho, last Friday.
September 22, 1961
- Mrs. Howard Belshee Dead at 79. Mrs. Howard B. Belshee died early Sunday morning in a hospital in The Dalles after a long illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock with interment in a cemetery there. Ethel Maywood Wright Belshee was born at Cadiz, Ohio May 3 1882, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Wright, who came to Sherman county when Ethel was a child and became prominent here. She married Howard Bruce Belshee June 14, 1905 and lived on a farm here until retirement and removal to The Dalles. She belonged to the Methodist church and grange. Surviving are her widower, a niece, Mrs. Avery Martin of McMinnville, two grand nieces, Mrs. Janet Robinson of McMinnville and Mrs. Beverly Skinner of Salem.
- Minnie Cole Buried At Moro. Mrs. Minnie W. Cole died at her home at Wasco last Wednesday and funeral services were held in her honor Saturday morning at Wasco. Mrs. Cole was born Minnie Alley February 12, 1881 in Mascot, Tennessee and came to Oregon with her first husband in 1916 living in Sherman County. She was a member of the Wasco M.E. Church and Neighbors of Woodcraft. Surviving are her widower, Fred Cole of Wasco and two sons, William McKinney, Salem and Earl McKinney of Heppner, one brother Tom Alley of The Dalles, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Following the services at Wasco interment was made in the Moro cemetery.
- Elton Medler Dies of Heart Attack. Elton Medler, 35, one of Sherman County’s most promising young men, with abilities in several fields, died of a heart attack Saturday evening. He had attended the county fair Friday and Saturday. The ambulance took him to a hospital but the attack was fatal. Mr. Medler was born April 25, 1926 and had lived all his life in Sherman county where he was a farmer and an insurance salesman. He had suffered a previous heart attack that limited his activities to a degree. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, the Eastern Star, American Legion, Methodist church and the Elks lodge. He attended Oregon State, was active in church work and took part in many Oregon Wheat league programs and served as chairman of the Rural Advisory Board. Surviving are his widow, Naideen, a daughter, Marcia, sons, James and Dean, his mother, Mrs. Grace Medler of Wasco and a sister, Mrs. Phyliss Adams of Las Vegas, Nevada, five nephews and a niece. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Wasco Methodist church with Rev. Larry Eddings officiating. The Masonic lodge and the American Legion conducted committal rites at the Memorial Mausoleum at The Dalles.
- About the County. The area was saddened with the passing of Eldon Medler last Saturday after he had spent the day at the Fair. Elton leaves his wife Naideen and three small children, his mother Mrs. Grace Medler and sister Mrs. Phyliss Adams and a host of relatives and friends. At the age of 35 years it is hard to leave a young family as Elton had to do. Elton spent his entire life here in this area having been born east of Wasco and attending his first year of school at Rufus and on up until in his high school years. He was active in school, band and music and athletics. He gave time in the service of his country before coming back to Sherman county to farm bringing his wife who he had met while attending Oregon State College. They lived on and farmed the Walter Medler place at Emigrant Springs where they lived at the time of his death. It is with irony, the thought that Elton left his family as his father, Chester Medler, did before him. Chester died in his early thirties leaving Mrs. Grace Medler and Elton and Phyllis while they were still children. The community sorrows with the surviving relatives of Elton.
September 29, 1961
- Robert Holman Killed As Car Leaves Road. Robert G. Holman, 31, of Buckley, Wash., died on the way to the hospital in the Sherman County ambulance Saturday night after his car left the road on the first turn south of Kent and was wrecked. Officers estimate that too much speed was involved. Mr. Holman was on his way to Bend to visit his father. He was born there in 1930, was married there in 1950 and moved to Buckley where he was a cabinetmaker. His widow and two sons survive as do his mother and father.
October 6, 1961
October 13, 1961
- Moro Personals. James M. Morrison, uncle of Clarence Morrison, died in Portland Wednesday at the age of 86. He was born in Missouri, December 26, 1875 and lived in Sherman county when a young man keeping books because he was crippled. His widow, Inez and a sister, Mrs. T.J. Keenen survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday in Portland.
October 20, 1961
- Viv Bolton Taken By Cancer Death. Daniel Vivian (Viv) Bolton, long time county clerk of Wasco county and a member of the Bolton family that ran a general store at Antelope for many years, died of cancer at The Dalles Sunday at the age of 77. Mr. Bolton is survived by his widow, Edna Rooper Bolton, a daughter, Mrs. Verna Carsner, brothers Gatch of The Dalles, Wilbur of Portland and Vernon of Oregon City and two grandchildren. He was former president of the Wasco County Pioneers, The Dalles Elks and the Masonic lodge at Antelope. Funeral services were held Tuesday with interment in The Dalles Odd Fellows cemetery.
- Lawrence Funk Dies In The Dalles. Lawrence Funk, a resident of Wasco for the greater part of his life, died Friday in The Dalles. Funeral services were held Monday from the Wasco Church of Christ with interment in Sunrise cemetery at Wasco. Mr. Funk was born March 19, 1891 near McMinnville and came to Sherman county in 1910 with his family to remain the rest of his life. He was an employee of the Sherman Co-op Grain Growers until he retired about four years ago. Surviving are his widow, Myrtle, a daughter, Mrs. Harold Engberg, a granddaughter, Kay Whipple of Wasco, two half brothers, Ercel Yocum of Pendleton and J.R. Yocum of Rufus, a sister, Mrs. Bessie Church of Portland. The Masonic lodge of Wasco of which he was a member, held Masonic rites at the cemetery.
- Clyde D. Davis Dead After Long Illness. Clyde Dewey Davis died in a hospital in The Dalles Saturday morning after the effects of a long continued cancer. Funeral services were held at two o’clock Tuesday, October 17 with interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mr. Davis was born on a farm near El Dorado Springs, Missouri, July 19, 1896, the youngest of the family of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Davis. They came to Vancouver, Washington in 1903 and the next year to Grass Valley where they rented the Curl ranch (now Donald von Borstel’s). Clyde attended local schools and the University of Oregon. He was a salesman for Marshall-Wells hardware, later returning to the ranch. He married Isabelle Fortner and moved to Condon where he farmed for 17 years before retirement last spring. Surviving are two daughters, Louise, a student at Multnomah School of the Bible and Mrs. Allen Hecton of Condon; a sister, Mrs. Fred Cox of Corvallis, two brothers, Charles of Grass Valley and Sam of The Dalles. He was a member of the Baptist church and the Masonic lodge.
October 27, 1961
- Herman Ziegler Dead After 82 Active Years. Herman Ziegler, long time resident of Grass Valley, died at his home there Wednesday morning at the age of 82. Ziegler came to the country as a young man and worked on farms being one the forkers on threshing outfits in the days when such herculean labor was in demand. He farmed, ran a butcher shop and a general store before retiring. He was born June 6, 1879 in Germany but was raised in the valley. Surviving are his widow, Beryl; sons, Robert of Harrigate, Tenn., James of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Carl of Wasco and Herman of The Dalles; a daughter, Ina May Draga of Portland; three brothers, George of Dundee, Charles and William of Carlton; seven sisters, Mrs. Emelia Huffman and Mrs. Freda Gahler of Canby, Mrs. Lena Meyers and Mrs. Tillie Oaks of Hillsboro, Mrs. Louise Cone and Mrs. Minnie Gann of Eugene and Mrs. Nellie Curniff of San Francisco and ten grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at two in the afternoon from the Grass Valley Baptist church with interment in the IOOF cemetery. Rev. Maynor Reed will officiate.
- Carl Everett Buried In The Dalles. Carl A. Everett died at his home in Rufus Sunday at the age of 75, nearly all of which was spent in Sherman County. He was born at Batavia, Iowa, June 15, 1885 and was brought to Sherman County (then Wasco) when a little over a year old. He spent most of his life wheat farming. For a few years he helped put on amateur rodeos at the county fairs and became well known for that activity. Surviving are his widow Blanche E. of Rufus, a brother, Lee of Bend, three sisters, Myrtle Funk of Wasco, Mattie Ross of Salem and Iva Downie of Los Angeles, California. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Smith Callaway with interment in The Dalles IOOF cemetery.
- Grass Valley. Among those attending the funeral of Clyde Davis in The Dalles last Tuesday were Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Neal, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Reckman, Marcus Eslinger, Mr. and Mrs. Dell Olds, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Alberty and Mr. and Mrs. James Earl.
November 3, 1961
- Grass Valley. Among those attending the funeral of Herman Ziegler, Sr., held at the Baptist church Saturday afternoon were his brothers and wives, Mr. and Mrs. George Zeigler, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ziegler, Mr. and Mrs. William Zeigler and sisters, Mr. and Mrs. John Gahler, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Oaks, Mrs. Lena Meyers and Mrs. Emrlia Huffman, nephews, Cecil and Melburne Zeigler and Lester Gahler, all from the valley; Mr. and Mrs. Willis Eslinger and daughter, Mrs. Darlene Russell of Selah, Wash., Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Eslinger of Spokane, Mrs. Douglas Shull of Wasco, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Alley of The Dalles, Mr. and Mrs. James Easter of Madras, Mrs. Phyllis Beck, Chuck Bokemier and Marge Kosturos and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Draga of Portland, Mr. and Mrs. William Smithurst of Heppner, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Zeigler, Jr and family of The Dalles, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Zeigler and family of Wasco, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Olsen of Kennewick, Wash., Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Kirkelie, Eva and Butch of Moro.
November 10, 1961
- Clyde Stradley Dies At 52 Years. Clyde Stradley died at home in bed Monday evening at his farm home near Grass Valley. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from Spencer & Libby’s in The Dalles with interment in the IOOF cemetery there. Don Leach will officiate. Clyde Frances Stradley was born August 10, 1909 near Grass Valley where he had lived all of his life attending school there and farming his parent’s land. He was a member of the Grass Valley IOOF lodge. Surviving are his widow, Georgia Blaylock Stradley, two sons, Richard, who joined the navy after graduation from SHS last May, Gail, still in school, his mother, Mrs. Mary Stradley of The Dalles, two sisters, Mrs. D.E. Morris of Tacoma and Mrs. R.D. Smith of Montgomery, Alabama, one brother, LeRoy, three nieces and two nephews.
November 17, 1961
- Steve McMillin Dead After Long Illness. Steve McMillin died in a hospital in The Dalles last Wednesday evening and funeral services for him were held Saturday afternoon in that city with interment in the Odd-Fellow cemetery there. Stephen Mayes McMillin was born April 28, 1887 at Dixon, California and spent nearly all of his life in Sherman county helping his father farm in youth and operating a tavern in Wasco for over 30 years. Surviving are his widow, Sybil, a daughter, Dana Jean Gordh and a granddaughter, Sherryl Gordh. He had been ill for several years.
November 24, 1961
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December 15, 1961
- Pauline Baker Dead at 76. Mrs. Pauline Baker, long a resident of Moro several years ago, died in The Dalles Tuesday. She was born October 2, 1885 at Arcadia, Nevada, and was married to Otis Baker there. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church and the Rebekah lodge at Moro. Surviving are one son, Melvin of Hermiston, two daughters, Gladys Wall and Audrey Conner both of The Dalles; three sisters, Eleanor Noyes of Laurelwood, Ethel Elliott of Portland and Mrs. Mary Obrist of The Dalles and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from Smith Callaway with interment in Parklawn.
December 22, 1961
- Mrs. J.J. Miller Dead At Age of 81. Mrs. Rose May Miller, widow of the late Joseph J. Miller, died Sunday in The Dalles at the age of 81. Mrs. Miller was born in The Dalles September 6, 1880 and married Joe Miller in 1900 to start living on the Miller farm at Miller where she stayed for over 50 years before moving to The Dalles. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William Murray of Raymond, Wn., Mrs. C.C. Roush of Portland; two sons, Joseph J. and Don, who live at the mouth of the Deschutes, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was a member of the Lutheran church, Cherry Park grange and the Pythian Sisters. Funeral services were held Wednesday in The Dalles with interment in Sunrise cemetery at Wasco.
- Elmer Hill Buried At Woodburn. Elmer Hill, owner of the motel at Wasco, died in a hospital in The Dalles Sunday after a long illness. He was born December 13, 1886 in Burlington, Kansas, lived in the Willamette valley for a number of years before moving to Wasco to build a motel 14 years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elvis Rich; two sons, John of Portland and Elner of Oakland, Calif., one sister, Mrs. Thelma Brinkley of Tigard; two brothers, Roy of Duval, Wash., and Lyle of Hubbard and nine grandchildren. He was a member of the Wasco Church of Christ. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Woodburn with the Rev. W.R. Jones of Wasco officiating followed by interment at Belle Passe cemetery near Gervais.
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Frank von Borstel attended the funeral of Carl Moser. He was part department commander and adjutant of the American Degion, with vault interment, with full military honors, in Willamette National cemetery in Portland. The Rev. T.M. Blenkinsop officiated and the American Legion participated at the Ross Hollywood chapel, Thursday morning. The von Borstels spent the afternoon visiting Mr. and Mrs. Warren Crutcher at Boring. [Note: Copied as it appeared.]
December 29, 1961
- Wren Hogue Buried In Kent Cemetery. Funeral services for Wren Hogue, who died at Pendleton Tuesday morning were held Thursday afternoon from the Grass Valley Baptist church with interment in the Kent cemetery. Mr. Hogue, a long time resident of Sherman county, was born at Talent, Oregon May 19, 1900, but the family moved to a farm near Kent when he was a boy. Surviving are a son, Roy of The Dalles, a daughter, Mrs. Eilene Eslinger of Grass Valley, a sister, Gertrude of Eugene and a brother, Lyle of Portland, seven grandchildren and five nieces and nephews. Mr. Hogue worked for several years at Crater Lake National park before retiring.
- Mrs. J.C. Wilson Dies Following Operation. Mrs. James C. Wilson died in the Portland Sanitarium on Christmas day following an operation for which she seemed to be recovering. Mrs. Wilson was born Margaret Pearl Davis in Mountain City, Tennessee, January 28, 1890 and came to Oregon when a girl. She was married at Rufus September 9, 1909 to Mr. Wilson who survives her, as do two daughters, Mrs. Henry Nelson of Bend and Mrs. C.D. Meade of Norfolk, Virginia and five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Smith of Portland and Mrs. Pauline Douma of Moro. She was a member of the Sellwood Christian church. The Wilsons were residents of Sherman county until a few years ago when they retired from farming near Kent and moved to Portland. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at McGinnis & Wilhelm mortuary in Portland with graveside services at the Kent cemetery at 3:00 p.m.
January 5, 1962
- James E. Coats Dead In Portland Hospital. James E. Coats, former Sherman countian, died in a Portland hospital Wednesday after a long illness. He was credit manager for Jantzen Knitting Mills, was born in Sherman county and attended school here, was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the air force, a graduate of Whitman college. Mr. Coats was born June 24, 1924 at Rufus. Funeral services will be held at Colonial Mortuary in Portland Friday at 1 p.m. Survivors are his widow, Beverly and three children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Coats of Odell; two brothers, Chester of Wasco and William of Molalla; five sisters, Ida Rutschman, Dayton, Ann Beck, Condon, Mary Eakin, Grass Valley, Lois Haskell, Portland and Nell Melzer, Moro. Contributions to the cancer fund in his memory will be welcome.
- Moro Personals. Funeral services were held in Portland Saturday for Mrs. Caroline L. Tillson, widow of the late Abe Tillson, who, with his brother, Andy, lived at Grass Valley years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Anna, now Mrs. Ehr, a son Johnnie, three grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
January 12, 1962
January 19, 1962
- Rose Wallace Buried Thursday. Mrs. Rose Wallace, mother of Mrs. Virginia McIntyre, formerly of Wasco, and William F. (Pal) Wallace of Moro and Mrs. W.S. Bachellor of The Dalles was buried at ten o’clock from St. Peter’s church in The Dalles following her death Monday in The Dalles. Mrs. Wallace was 81 and had lived in The Dalles for the past 16 years. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Pall bearers were six Macnab boys.
January 26, 1962
- Grass Valley’s First Barber Dead at 93. Carl Williams died in Los Angeles at the age of 93 last Tuesday morning. To those old enough to remember a man of 93 Carl Williams was the Grass Valley Barber in the real early days of this century, with a shop in one side of what is now the Wagon Wheel. He sold out and moved to Grants Pass where he was in business for years before he retired. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Art (Buelah) Gillispie and Bell, living in Seattle; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. One granddaughter is the wife of Sabu, the elephant boy of movies. Funeral services were held Thursday.
- Pete Schamel Buried In Valley. A funeral notice in the paper noted the interment of Kate Schamel at Mt Angel following her death at Spokane, January 21. She was the mother of George and Frank Schamel and of Charlotte Knight. In the second and third decade of this century the Schamels, father Pete and husky sons, farmed around Grass Valley.
- Ora Workman Dead From Heart Attack. Ora Workman, a native son of Sherman county, died at his home at Tygh Valley Monday and funeral services were held Wednesday in The Dalles with interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery there. Mr. Workman was born near Wasco June 11, 1889 and spent the greater part of his life in this county. He farmed for a while and worked on the roads. He was a member of the Christian Church of Wasco, the Masonic lodge and was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his widow, a son, of Tygh Valley, a daughter, Mrs. Janet Martin of The Dalles, a brother of Bend and three grandchildren. Cause of death was heart trouble.
- Will Olds Buried In California. Will R. Olds, another of that pioneer family passsing so rapidly in recent years, died Thursday, January 18 at his home in Marysville, California after a long illness. He was born April 14, 1882 at LaFayette, Oregeon and was a baby when his parents moved to Sherman county to live on the place in Grass Valley canyon below the town and keep the postoffice. He married Lois Ruggles, November 28, 1906 and they lived here for years farming most of the time but serving as postmaster for a time. Surviving are his widow, a son, Kenneth, in the service in Germany, two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Petterson of Brendwood, Cal., and Ms Jeanne Simmons of Gridley, Cal., four grandchildren; two brothers, Dell and Earl of Grass Valley; two sisters, Mrs. Bertie Brown of Tygh Valley and Mrs. L.H. Nahouse of McCoy, Oregon. Funeral services were held Monday in Marysville. [Note: Copied as it appeared.]
February 2, 1962
- Mrs. Harry Van Gilder received word Saturday that her brother, Will Laidlaw, had passed away following a heart attack at Fort Worth, Texas. He was nearly 72 years old, and had suffered a previous attack only recently.
February 9, 1962
February 16, 1962
- Wiley McDonald To Be Buried Saturday. Wiley McDonald died in a hospital in The Dalles Thursday morning at 8:15 after a long illness. He had been a resident of Sherman county for 45 years. Mr. McDonald was born at Molalla and moved to Newberg when a child and then to Sherman county in 1917 after he was married. He farmed near Moro for years. Surviving are two sons, Harry of Roseburg, Keith of Wasco, two sisters, Mrs. Charles Scott of Newberg, Mrs. Myrtle Bar of Salem, two brothers, John R. and William of Newberg. Funeral services will be held Saturday at one o’clock from Smith Callaway in The Dalles with interment in the Odd-Fellows cemetery at Moro. Contributions may be made to the Heart fund.
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. A. Douma were in Prineville recently to attend the funeral of Mrs. Douma’s father, John Morgan Elliot, who was 96 years old. Born in Nebraska he came to central Oregon 85 years ago when Prineville was more hope than town. He survived the vigilante times and the cattle and sheep wars to live out his time on his own acres.
February 23, 1962
March 2, 1962
- Edith Burnet Buried Here Monday. Funeral services for Edith C Burnet were held Monday afternoon from the Moro Community church following her death in The Dalles Saturday. Mrs. Burnet was 76 and had lived alone since moving to The Dalles six years ago. Neighbors noted her drawn blinds Saturday morning and when police opened her door found her unconscious from ailment that proved fatal shortly before noon. Edith Clarissa Belshee was born in Sherman county September 3, 1885 and was married to Frank Burnet who died several years ago. She was a member of the Gateway Presbyterian church in The Dalles, the Bethlehem chapter, OES, Moro, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Gold Star Mothers. Surviving are one son, Charles of Moro, one daughter, Mrs. Zella Schilling, Cottage Grove, five brothers, Rob of The Dalles, Roy of Moro, Howard of The Dalles, Frank and Homer of Portland; two sisters, Mrs. Estella Benson of Portland and Mrs. Cassie Mason of Salem, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
March 9, 1962
- Man Burned To Death In Wasco House Sunday. Mel Rasmussen, who has worked on farms in Sherman county for several years, was burned while asleep in a small house usually occupied by Con Davis and died Monday morning in a hospital in The Dalles to which he had been taken by friends in Wasco. Mr. Rasmussen was 62 years old having been born in Nebraska February 21, 1900. His family now lives in California where he has brothers and sisters and probably a son and daughter. The fire had severely burned the victim at the ankle and wrist presumably while he was unconscious from smoke. The building was not seriously damaged although the interior lining was burned, one door jam destroyed and a small place on the roof. Davis was in The Dalles. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in The Dalles with interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Survivors are a brother, H.G. Rasmussen of Long Beach, Calif., two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Lesbert, Ventura, Calif., and Mrs. Phyliss Warner of Lodi, Calif.
March 16, 1962
March 23, 1962
- Elbert DeMoss To Be Buried In Family Plot. Elmer Talmadge DeMoss, son of George and Aurelia DeMoss, born July 25, 1904, died in Phoenix, Arizona March 20, 1962 of leukemia after a long illness. Surviving are his widow, Mary Jo and two sons, Louis and Elbert and two step children, Caroline and Larry. Funeral services will be held in Phoenix and later in Eugene on March 28 with interment in the family cemetery near DeMoss Springs March 29, Rev. W.R. Jones officiating.
March 30, 1962
April 6, 1962
- The Fletcher Cannell of 2405 SE 176th, Portland Oregon passed away at his home last Thursday afternoon, April 5. He is survived by his wife Maggie, one son Robert, three daughters, Miss LaVaine Cannell, Mrs. Ed (Jessie) Huntley, and Mrs. L. (Gertrude) Edwards, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, April 9th at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Carroll Funeral home in Gresham with interment in Forest Lawn cemetery. Mr. Cannell was born February 4, 1884. He was the minister of the Methodist church in Wasco for 9 1/2 years, and left February 1947 to go to O’Dell. He was a lifetime member of Taylor Lodge AF & AM. During his years of ministry here he and Mrs. Cannell made many lifetime friends, who were all sorry to hear of his passing. Going to the services Monday were Mr. and Mrs. Art Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sargent and Mrs. Harry Van Gilder.
April 20, 1962
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rolfe went to The Dalles Monday to attend the funeral services at Smith Callaway chapel for her grandmother, Mrs. Mary Jane Wegener. who died in Portland Thursday.
April 27, 1962
- Wasco News. Floyd Eddings, brother of Rev. Larry Eddings of Wasco, passed away suddenly Friday at the age of 55 as the result of a heart attack. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Woodson, Oregon.
- Wasco News. Word was received of the passing of Mrs. Grace Dawdy, mother of Mrs. Jerry Barnett of Wasco, April 23 in White Hall, Illinois, at the age of 72. Barnett was called to her former home with news of the illness of her mother, arriving there Sunday evening. Mrs. Dawdy was known to many in Wasco, she having made a visit here in recent years.
May 4, 1962
May 11, 1962
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Don Smith attended the funeral of Mrs. George Ritchie, postmaster at Tygh Valley, who died at Oceanlake, held in Tygh Valley with burial in The Dalles Friday.
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- Al Fox Buried At Grass Valley. Al Fox, resident of Grass Valley for 20 years, died there Thursday of last week from natural causes. Fox, a heavy man, has been crippled for a long time and had difficulty moving about. He was born April 10, 1886 and had lived in Iowa before coming to Oregon. Surviving is a sister-in-law, Mrs. Nona May Bickle of Portland. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock from the Grass Valley Baptist church with the Rev. Maynor Reed officiating. Interment followed in the IOOF cemetery at Grass Valley.
- Wasco News. Funeral services for Mrs. Adeline Hull, 83, former resident of Wasco were held Thursday morning at the Wasco cemetery following her death June 3 at Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was born there in 1878 and lived in Wasco from 1906 to 1940. Surviving is a son of Oklahoma City, Okla., a brother in Grand Rapids, Mich., three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
- Grass Valley. Among those attending the funeral of Mrs. Mary B. Cappa in Portland Saturday morning were Mr. and Mrs. George von Borstel, Mr and Mrs Carl von Borstel, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hattrup, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Simon, Miss Cassie Holmes and Mrs. Ted von Borstel of The Dalles.
June 22, 1962
- Moro Personals. Kenneth McCrae, 96 year old grandfather of Mrs. Tommy Thompson was buried Tuesday at Pendleton following his death Saturday. He was a native of Ontario, Canada and came to Oregon in 1887.
June 29, 1962
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- Jack Ingram Buried In Maupin. Funeral services for Jack Ingram Friday, July 6 at Maupin were held following his death in Portland of cancer. He was the son in law of Mrs. Olida Brown, sister of A.G. Douma and Mrs. Joe Peters. Mr. Ingram was born June 1, 1922 at Union and served in World War II receiving the Bronze Star. Survivors are his widow, Jean, a daughter, Jan and a son, Edward, a brother and his parents.
- Estella Dillinger Dead At 78 Years. Estella May Dillinger died in Portland Saturday and funeral services were held Tuesday in The Dalles with interment in the IOOF cemetery there. Mrs. Dillinger was born March 1, 1884 in Sherman county where she lived until 1926 when she moved to Portland. Later she lived in The Dalles and lately has lived with her daughter, Mrs. Edith May Andrews at Banks. Surviving is another daughter, Mrs. Geneva Alford of Portland, a sister Mrs. Margaret Woods, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was a member of the Old Wasco county pioneers and the Methodist church.
- Mrs. W.D. Watkins Buried Monday. Mrs. W.D. (Celia Mae) Watkins died in a hospital in The Dalles Friday at the age of 78 and funeral services were held from the Christian church in Wasco Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. William Jones officiating. Mrs. Watkins was born October 22, 1883 at Nevada, Missouri and has lived in the Wasco community for over sixty years. She was a member of the Christian church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are three sons, Vintin, of Salem, Arthur of Heppner and Leo of Wasco, a half brother, Lee Spellman, Portland, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Interment was in Sunrise cemetery at Wasco.
July 20, 1962
- William Brinkert Dead at 83. William Brinkert, a resident of Grass Valley since 1925, died at a hospital in The Dalles Tuesday night at the age of 83 from the effects of a series of strokes. Mr. Brinkert was born at Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, March 4, 1879. In Sherman county he first farmed east of Grass Valley. Later he had the lease on the Heath place in Cottonwood which his son now farms. Brinkert was a horseman of the old school and had driven harness horses on the tracks. Surviving are the widow, Elsie, two sons, William and Wilbur, both of Grass Valley, three grandchildren, three great grandchildren and two brothers and a sister in Michigan. Funeral services will be held from the Grass Valley Baptist church Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. with interment in the IOOF cemetery there.
- Mayme Bayer Funeral Saturday. Frank T. Bayer died in a hospital in The Dalles Tuesday night after a long illness from cancer. Mayme Vintin Bayer was born August 15, 1893 in Grass Valley to Mr. and Mrs. David Vintin, pioneer settlers of the area. She went to Grass Valley schools and for years held the record for the 50 yard dash for girls. In February 1917 she married Frank Bayer and they moved to a ranch where they have farmed for 45 years. Surviving is the widower Frank, a daughter, Cora Perrigo of The Dalles, sons Frank E. of Grass Valley, Claud of Moro, David of Davis, California, and Keith of San Rafael, Calif., nine grandchildren, two brothers, Guy of Carlton, Wash., Gene of Corvallis, and a sister, Mrs. Laura Campbell of Alaska. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Baptist church in Grass Valley with Rev. Maynor Reed officiating followed by interment in the Odd-Fellows cemetery.
July 27, 1962
- L.D. Eakin Dies From Cancer. Lewis Dell Eakin died Tuesday evening, July 24, at a hospital in Dalles after a long illness and funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:00 o’clock daylight saving time from Spencer & Libby’s chapel with the Rev. Willard Miller officiating. Interment will be in the IOOF cemetery at The Dalles. Mr. Eakin was born on the family homestead of his parents near Rutledge December 2, 1887 and was a resident of Sherman county until his retirement in 1946 when he moved to The Dalles. He lost a leg in an accident while coupling a wagon but continued to do his farm work and ride for stock despite his misfortune. Surviving are his widow, Vesta, three daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Van Metre of Portland, Mrs. Leta Boitnott of Wenatchee and Mrs. Emma Jean Smith of Grass Valley, sixteen grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren, a sister Mrs. Myrtle Buck of Portland. He was a member of the Cavalry Baptist church of The Dalles and the Masonic lodge and the OES of Grass Valley. Those wishing to give in his memory may donate to the cancer fund.
- Rufus News. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Foote were called back to Nephi, Utah for the funeral of his mother, Mrs. Gertrude Foote, who died last Thursday in Seattle, Wash., where her daughter lives. The funeral was set for Monday July 22. Mrs. Foote was known here in Rufus as she spent a few weeks visiting here in 1955 at the home of the George Fox’. The Wilson Footes came Saturday to Rufus to leave the children, then take the train to Utah, Nancy Foote is staying with Mr. and Mrs. James Fox and Robert is staying with his grandparents the George Fox’. Wilson has a meeting in Bozeman, Montana the end of the week, so will meet the other agronomists from OSU in Salt Lake City and go on with them, while Mrs. Foote will return to Rufus to pick up the car and the children, then go home to Corvallis.
- Moro Personals. Margaret J. Slusher, who as Mag Sigman will always be remembered to a generation of Grass Valley school children who attended her fourth and fifth grade classes, died Tuesday from sudden illness at the age of 78. She has lived for many years in Dufur.
- Moro Personals. Mrs. Eddie Shoemaker was here from Livermore, California last week to attend the funeral of her grandmother at Stevenson, Wash., who died after a long illness, and to visit her parents Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gentry.
- Grass Valley. Among the out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral of Bill Brinkert Friday afternoon were Mrs. Christine Anderson of Medford, Mrs. Duane Anderson of The Dalles, Norris Gilkison of The Dalles, Mrs. Clyde Storey and a friend from Goldendale, Wash., Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Schadewitz and Mrs. Grace Lewis of Battleground, Wash., Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schadewitz of Vancouver, Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Cleopfill of Carlton, Oregon, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Eakin of Madras, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Eakin of Prineville and Mrs. Walter Schwartz of The Dalles.
- Grass Valley. Among the out of town relatives and friends here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Frank T. Bayer Saturday afternoon were her sons, David Bayer of Davis, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bayer and family of San Rafael, Calif., Mrs. Clara Elliott, Mrs. Carl Elliott and Mrs. Bob Wren and three sons, all from Sheridan, Mrs. Bob Dent, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Dent, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Dent Jr., and LeRoy Dent, Mrs. Jess Barnett and Mrs. Irvin Harris all from Springfield; Mrs. Laura Campbell from Ketchikan, Alaska; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Campbell of Rowena, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Vintin of Corvallis, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Vintin and sons, David, Tommy and Eugene and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Vintin Jr., and daughter Mary Edith, all from Carlton, Wash., Mrs. Tom Bayer from Buck Ridge, Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Whitwood of The Dalles, Mr. and Mrs Virgil Cushman of Condon, Mrs. Willis Brittain and Kay of Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Hadley Stark of Anaheim, Calif., Mrs. Joe Hood of Dufur and Tom Alley of The Dalles.
August 3, 1962
- Lew Thomas Funeral To Be Monday. Lew Thomas, one time resident of Sherman County, died in Portland Wednesday morning after a long illness. Funeral services will be held in Portland at A.J. Rose Funeral parlor Monday at 10 o’clock with interment in the veteran’s cemetery in Lincoln Memorial. Mr. Thomas was long a resident of the Wasco community marrying Alta Webber, who survives him as do one stepson, Vinton Kinkaid and three grandchildren.
August 10, 1962
- Emma Sherer Dies At Advanced Age. Emma Sherer, widow of the late Andy Sherer, died at a hospital in The Dalles Sunday at the age of 85 years. Mrs. Emma Hull Sherer was born in Springfield, Illinois, June 30, 1877 and came to Sherman county when a small girl about 1882. She lived here until she moved to The Dalles. She was a member of the Wasco Christian church and the Neighbors of Woodcraft. Survivors are a son, Max Williams of Wasco and a brother, Charles Hull of Chico, Calif., and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Smith Callaway chapel in The Dalles Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock with interment in Sunrise cemetery at Wasco. [Note: Copied as it appeared]
- Alden Dyer Buried Here Tuesday. Funeral services for James Alden Dyer were held from the Smith Callaway chapel in The Dalles Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock following his death from apparent suicide Saturday evening at the home of his mother in Moro. In company with Dick Page he had been in The Dalles planning to open a dance studio. Shortly after their return Dyer went to his basement bedroom and Page heard a shot and found him dead with a wound in his breast made by a soft nosed bullet from a 30.06 rifle, according to investigating authorities. Mr. Dyer was born at Prineville May 15, 1904. He was a professional dancer having graduated from the Ernest Belcher school in Los Angeles and dancing with the Fran chon Marco ballet group before teaching in Bellingham, Salem, Seattle and LaGrande. His professional name was Niles Navarre. He was a veteran of World War II and veterans were his pallbearers. He was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal church of Portland, A.F.&A.M. in LaGrande and Chris Schultz Post, Moro. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Zella Dyer and a sister, Mary O. Coons of Moro. Interment was in the Moro cemetery.
August 17, 1962
- Man Killed In Fishing Road Accident Saturday. Jasper Ralph Blair, 52, of 4620 Lincoln Ave., Vancouver, Washington, was instantly killed last Saturday morning on the Deschutes river where the fishing road starts it final turn and drop to the old railroad grade. Mr. Blair, in company with Steve O’Meara of The Dalles, had stopped in Wasco and Moro on the way to a fishing trip and had probably stopped at the top of the hill before taking the difficult trip down the steep and crooked grade. The story as told by O’Meara to deputy sheriff Cain was that the two men were scuffling over the wheel and O’Meara lost control and the jeep went off the road and rolled to the grade crushing Blair’s skull in the process. O’Meara broke in Darwin Van Gilder’s cabin to make some coffee and might have slept a few hours. He never made the coffee. Mike Todd and Wendell Clodfelter found the wreck early Saturday morning when going fishing and started the rescue effort which brought O’Meara back to the top of the hill where he was found almost uninjured, brought the body of Blair out on a stretcher and the damaged jeep behind a wrecker.
- Rufus News. Jean Thompson who has lived and near Rufus for more than 70 years lost a son who was buried Saturday in The Dalles. Curtis was near the middle of her eight children born to her and her deceased husband, Glen Thompson. And although the children have been raised and gone for some years this was the first bereavement of any of her children. Curtis attended school in the former grange building years ago. Mrs. Thompson’s younger children attended school in the present school building which was built in 1928.
- Rufus News. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thompson and son who live near Sacramento were here for his brother’s funeral and as houseguest of his mother, Mrs. Jean Thompson for a few days.
August 24, 1962
- Rufus News. The ambulance was seen going through Rufus Saturday evening to pick up a man who lost his life in a car accident just east of Rufus. With the fine highway we have with No. 30 or 80N, it seems like there shouldn’t be any fatalities or accidents, but there are. It is sad to think the lovely Columbia river highway is marred with car accidents.
August 31, 1962
- Moro Personals. Elmer Meteer, father of Mrs. Ken Zachary and Mrs. Johnny Shipley of Moro, died at his home at Jennings Lodge Saturday and funeral services were held Tuesday with interment in The Dalles St. Peter’s cemetery. He was 77.
September 7, 1962
- Bob Brown Dead After Operation. Robert B. Brown, Sherman county farmer whose home was at the head of Jackknife, east of Kent, died in The Dalles Tuesday morning from the effects of a ruptured appendix. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock from the Grass Valley Baptist church, the Rev. Melvin E. Erickson of the Kent church officiating. Interment will be in the Grass Valley cemetery. Mr. Brown was born April 26, 1912 at Tillamook, Oregon, but came to Sherman county when a boy with his parents. He has lived here most of his life. Surviving are his widow, Lena, a son Harold of Grass Valley, a son James at Fort Belvior, Va., a daughter Mrs. Dorothy Benson of Moro and a daughter Margaret at home, and six grandchildren; two brothers, James and Max, both of Grass Valley.
- Moro Personals. Mollie McLachlan received word of the death of Cliff Harper in Carmicheal, Calif., about August 20. He formerly lived here and married Marjorie Rose.
September 14, 1962
- Clara Rolfe Buried Thursday. Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Rolfe died in a hospital in The Dalles Tuesday morning after a lingering illness. Mrs. Rolfe was born December 7, 1876 at Richland Center, Wis., and came west in 1894 to teach school at which occupation she met Theodore M. Rolfe, who she married in 1896 at Dot, Washington. They moved to Sherman county in 1914 and Grass Valley has been her home since then. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Harriette Wells of Wasco, Mrs. Frances Mathews of Seattle, Mrs. Maxine Baker of Sacramento; two sons, Robert and Willard of Grass Valley, 20 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Mrs. Rolfe was a member of the Methodist church and the Rebekah lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary all of Grass Valley. Funeral services for Mrs. Rolfe were held Thursday morning at 11 a.m. from the Grass Valley church with Rev. Maynor Reed officiating. Interment was in the Grass Valley IOOF cemetery.
- Maggie Barnum Dies At 77 Years. Mrs. Maggie May Barnum died in a nursing home in The Dalles Friday forenoon after a long illness caused by a stroke of paralysis. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Moro Community Presbyterian church with Rev. Ernest Goodenberger officiating, followed by interment in the Moro IOOF cemetery. Genevieve Powell and Orilu Coons sang. Maggie Barnum was born in Washington February 3, 1885, a year or two before her father, Tom Farra, moved to Sherman county and took up land in the Erskineville neighborhood where Maggie went to her first school. On her 18th birthday she was married to Artimus H. Barnum and became a farmer’s wife with care of livestock and garden. She was an individual with opinions and the ability to express them. Surviving are three sons, Henry of Moro, Orville and Theodore of Portland, four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; three brothers, John of Payette, Idaho, Sam of Mt. Vernon and Harley of John Day; two sisters, Maude Phillips in Canada and Frankie Cason of Condon. While on their way to attend the funeral the car driven by Sam Farra hit a truck on the John Day highway between Service Creek and Fossil killing Mrs. Harley Farra and injuring Mrs. Sam Farra. Mrs. Harley Farra was Pauline Corwin Royse when she attended school in Moro in the early years of the century.
- About the county. Alta Webber Thomas died Saturday evening in Portland. Her husband, Lew Thomas died early in August. Services were held Wednesday from the A.J. Rose Funeral home in Portland. Surviving are one son, Vinton Kinkaid and three grandchildren. Among those attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Kaseberg of Wasco.
- Moro Personals. Here to attend the Maggie Barnum funeral Monday were Orville Barnum and wife and daughter Drew, Mr. and Mrs. John Farra, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Farra and Mr. and Mrs. Theron Adlard of Heppner, Mrs. Leola Church of The Dalles, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilkins of Condon and Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Shellman of The Dalles.
September 21, 1962
September 28, 1962
October 5, 1962
- Grass Valley. Funeral services for Donna Kay Todd, the Korean girl adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Todd were held at the Baptist church Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with the Rev. Maynor Reed officiating. Pallbearers were Myrle Smith, Owen Eakin, Vernon Eakin, Elton Eakin. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Spencer & Libby Funeral home, with burial in the cemetery in Moro.
October 12, 1962
October 19, 1962
October 26, 1962
- George Harris Dead From Cancer. George W. Harris, 81, October 19, died at his home at Walla Walla Monday and was buried Wednesday at Oaksdale, Wash., beside his wife who died July 5. Harris had cancer of the stomach. He was manager of the Sherman Co-operative Grain Growers at Wasco for eleven years until his retirement. Surviving are two sons Bob in LaGrande and Don in California and a daughter, Margaret in Walla Walla, Washington.
November 2, 1962
November 9, 1962
- Former Resident Buried At Lebanon. Murvel Stuart Stone Sr., of Lebanon, Oregon, passed away at the Lebanon Community hospital Oct. 30. Death was attributed to a stroke he had suffered Oct. 19. Mr. Stone was born November 18, 1890 at Wasco, Oregon and resided there until 18 years ago when he moved to Lebanon. He had attended the Locust Grove school in Sherman county. He worked for the Sherman County Cooperative until 1944. Stone served in the Army during World War I before marrying Daisy Warren in 1923. Upon coming to Lebanon, Mr. Stone worked at the Cascade Plywood plant until his retirement in 1957. Six Children Survive. He is survived by six children, Mrs. Gladys Wright of Lafayette, Mrs. Georgia Bolman, Lebanon, Mrs. Elva Keller, Albany, Mrs. Carole Brandlein, Indianapolis, Indiana; and one son Murvel S. Stone Jr., Canby, Oregon. One stepson, Michael Holliday, St. Helens, Oregon. Two sisters, Mrs. Rosalie White, Wasco and Mrs. Esther Kaseberg, The Dalles. Eleven grandchildren. Graveside services were held in the Sunrise cemetery, Wasco, at 4:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 with the Rev. John McMurtrey officiating. [Note: Copied as it appeared.]
- Moro Personals. Frank Wink, well known auctioneer, who was known to nearly everyone in the mid-Columbia area as cattle buyer, salesman and friend of children, died at The Dalles last Friday and was buried there.
- Grass Valley. Harry Clark, husband of Leota Snyder Clark, niece of Mrs. Myrle Smith, was killed in a logging accident at Oakridge last week leaving his wife and three small sons. Clark lived with the Del Eakins when she was a girl.
November 16, 1962
November 23, 1962
November 30, 1962
- Kock Relative Dead In Shot For Bear. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kock, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Pinkerton and Alfred Kock jr. went to Sandy Tuesday to attend the funeral of William E. Rannow, brother in law of Alfred Kock sr., who was killed last Friday when a neighbor boy shot him in the head thinking he was a bear. He was picking up nuts in his yard when shot. Mr. Rannow had been a well liked teacher in Sandy school for over 30 years.
December 7, 1962
December 14, 1962
- Elsie Medler Dead At Portland Home. Elsie Christine Meyers Medler died in Portland Sunday at the age of 74. She was born February 27, 1888 near Wasco and lived here until 15 years ago when she moved to Portland. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Jeanette McDonald of Portland and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in The Dalles, Wednesday, December 12. Funeral services for Mrs. Medler were in The Dalles Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with interment in the IOOF cemetery there. [Note: Copied as it appeared.]
- Shelt Burres Dies At Age of 87. Shelt Burres died Monday in a hospital in The Dalles at the age of 87. He was born November 22, 1875 and with his parents came to eastern Oregon when a small boy to settle in Sherman county after some moves over the state. He rode for cattle over most of Oregon and acquired cattle ranches of his own and also a wheat ranch in Gilliam county, but running cattle was his major occupation nearly all of his life. Recently he has owned land on the John Day with headquarters at the mouth of Cottonwood. His later life was marked by generosity of the drives for heart and cancer to which he donated sizable amounts. Surviving is one brother, Gus of Condon, three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Ellsworth of Condon, Mrs. Lela Farrar of The Dalles and Mrs. Amy Maley of Portland and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Catholic church in The Dalles with interment at Mt. Angel cemetery at Mt. Angel.
- Moro Personals. Harold Murphy died in a hospital near his home at San Jose, California, December 10 following an operation. He leaves his widow the former Lois Melzer and three sons, Steve in high school, Bruce and Mike in grade school and three brothers.
- Grass Valley. H.O. Dugger, Mrs. John Rust and Bobby Joe Wilson went to The Dalles Tuesday afternoon to attend the funeral of Mrs. Mary Smith.
December 21, 1962
- Irvin Kunsman, a resident of Sherman county in his younger years and a member of the well known Kunsman family, was found dead at his home in Vancouver, Washington early this week. He was about 70 years old. Funeral services will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. in Vancouver and interment at The Dalles at two o’clock that afternoon.
- Shelt Burres died last week after having lived a little more than 87 years. He was born near Albany November 22, 1875 but his father was not satisfied in the Willamette Valley so packed his family into a light wagon and set off up the Columbia river for a broader view. He settled near Pendleton where a small son died and after that sad event the elder Burres who name was John, took to the trail again, driving up into the Wallowa country. One day driving along over the rough roads the grandmother quietly died. Some miles farther along the trail the Burres’ found a settler who had a few boards and on a knoll he had buried a relative. From the boards they made a coffin and buried the old lady on the lonely hillside. John Burres turned back and located in Sherman county where the family grew up a few years before going to Goldendale. The boys were leaving home and Shelt went out into Oregon cattle country to ride after cows until he learned the business of cows, the disposition of cows and how to fit the two together. There are not many men left who savvy cows like Shelt Burres did. Nowdays cattlemen have all the advantages of science and invention to help while the old time cowman had nothing but cows and grass and he had to know more. Shelt was always a cowman although he accumulated a wheat ranch along the way. His wife died of botulism and Shelt barely survived. He went on his weary way, giving generously to children’s causes, to the heart and cancer funds. He lost a leg because he stubbornly kept right driving a car when crippled from being thrown from a horse. But he couldn’t have lived 87 years without being stubborn, bullheaded, opinionated — not in his time. You had to be tough and Shelt Burres was tough and it took 87 years of living to do him in. [Note: Copied as it appeared.]
December 28, 1962
January 4, 1963
- Mrs. Richie Dingle Buried In The Dalles. Funeral services for Mrs. Richard T. Dingle were held in The Dalles Wednesday with interment in the IOOF cemetery there. Mrs. Dingle died there Sunday. Mrs. Dingle was born at Laurel, Oregon March 29, 1882 and had lived at Rufus for many of her later years, having married Mr. Dingle in 1949. He survives her as does a daughter, Mrs. Orila Mabley and a granddaughter Ada May Hamper and a great granddaughter, Cheryl Ann Brown all of The Dalles. Mrs. Dingle was a member of Rufus Grange and the Christian church.
January 11, 1963
- Moro Personals. Funeral services for Walter E. Thornton, 72, retired bus driver for the Portland Transit company were held last Thursday in Portland. Thornton in his younger days lived in Sherman county and married Alice Thompson, a sister of Mrs. Tommie Barnett and Mrs. Free Crews. Besides his widow Mr. Thornton leaves a daughter, Mrs. Betty Gaines, a brother and two sisters and a grandchild.
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. George Reed went to Portland the first of the week to attend the funeral of her father in law, who died there after a long illness.
January 18, 1963
- Ellsworth Woods Buried In Pendleton. Ellsworth Harold Woods [Ellsworth Logan Woods] died January 10 at St. Joseph hospital in Pendleton. He was born in Sherman county, on the old Woods’ place, October 6, 1886, the youngest of the Woods family of nine. He married Eva Norcross, who survives him, as do a daughter, Mrs. Claud Irons of Pendleton and a son James W. Woods of Portland and two sisters Julia Hansen and Nellie Cushman, both of Portland. Funeral services were held in Pendleton Monday.
- Moro Personals. Jim Woods, accompanied by his daughter and granddaughter stopped in Moro briefly Wednesday while on their way home from the funeral of his brother Ellsworth, held in Pendleton.
January 25, 1963
February 1, 1963
- Wesley C. Fuller Buried in The Dalles. Graveside services for Wesley Charles Fuller were held at The Dalles Parklawn cemetery this week, delayed somewhat because of poor driving conditions in the gorge. Funeral services were held in Portland Monday forenoon following his death there Friday. Wes Fuller was born September 24, 1892 and had lived most of his life in Sherman county where he was known as an excellent wheat farmer. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James Warnock of Los Angeles, four brothers, Walter, Henry, Chester and Jack and four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Jackson, Mrs. Mabel Beymer, Mrs. Edna Hite and Mrs. Carol Spaulding and three grandchildren. He was a member of the BPO Elks at The Dalles.
February 8, 1963
- Moro Personals. Avery Ashley, 72, resident of Grass Valley in his school days was buried at Benton City, Washington Tuesday following his death in The Dalles last Wednesday. Ben Payne, now living in Heppner, was a sister.
February 15, 1963
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Donald von Borstel went to Portland Wednesday to attend the funeral of her uncle.
February 22, 1963
- Moro Personals. and Mrs. Bill Brinkert and Mr. and Mrs. John Alley went to Medford Sunday Feb. 10 where they attended the funeral services for Mrs. Brinkert’s mother, Mrs. Christine Fredeen on Tuesday coming to Portland for the interment Wednesday at Rose City cemetery and returning to Grass Valley that day.
March 1, 1963
- Art Christianson Dies Suddenly at Pullman. Arthur Bernhart Christianson who was born on December 13, 1899, died suddenly at Pullman, Washington Thursday morning from an apparent heart attack. He and his wife had gone there Wednesday to visit their son, Bon and family. Mr. Christianson was born in Sherman county and this was his home nearly all of his life. He was farming the home place of his parents at the time of his death. Surviving are his widow, Kerrone, his mother, Mrs. Daisy Byers of Moro; a daughter, Diane Stewart of Boise; a son, Bon of Pullman and five grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Sparling of Portland and Evelyn Justesen of Kent and a half sister, Marjorie Byers Norton of Portland. Art Christianson was a member of Chris Schultz post, American Legion, the Masonic lodge and The Dalles Elks. He suffered a heart ailment two or three years from which he had only partly recovered. Funeral services have not been arranged.
- Roy Belshee Buried In Wasco Monday. Funeral services for Wesley Roy Belshee were held from the Methodist church in Wasco Monday afternoon with interment in Sunrise cemetery near there. Taylor lodge A.F.&A.M. was in charge of graveside rites. Mr. Belshee died Friday morning in a hospital in The Dalles after a long illness. He was born July 8, 1878 near Warsaw, Illinois and came to Independence Oregon when a small child, later moving to Sherman county which was thence forward his home. He was a member of Taylor lodge, the Moro Presbyterian church, Annie Fulton chapter OES, Al Kadar Shrine, Mid-Columbia Shrine club, The Dalles Elks and Harlandview grange, and until recently was active in all of them for Mr. Belshee was a man of extraordinary vigor. Surviving are his widow, Imogene, a daughter, Mrs. Jeff Wilson of The Dalles, a son LeRoy of Wasco; four brothers survive of the original family of six boys and three girls. They are Robert and Howard of The Dalles, Frank of Portland and Homer of Arcadia, California; two sisters, Mrs. Estella Benson of Portland and Mrs. Cassie Mason of Salem; and three grandchildren.
- Frankie VanNuys Mrs. Frankie VanNuys died in The Dalles Saturday. She was born in Rural, Missouri, daughter of Tom Claxton and came to Grass Valley when a girl. Tom Claxton was a carpenter and hired Ernest VanNuys to help him and he and Frankie were married. VanNuys was a pretty good left handed baseball pitcher. The Cadillac bus driver, George Ellard lived with them in Grass Valley and The Dalles, all dying some years ago. Frankie was 81 on February 2. Surviving is one cousin, Mrs. Julius King of Tacoma, Washington.
- Moro Personals. Frank VanNuys, who back in 1906 attended school in Grass Valley was here Saturday to attend the funeral of his sister in law, who was buried at Grass Valley. He now lives in Eugene and is a retired railroad man.
March 8, 1963
- Art Christianson. Funeral services for Arthur B. Christianson were held from the Moro Community church Monday afternoon when a large crowd of friends and relatives gathered to pay final respect to a native son. Interment was in the local cemetery. [Photo]
March 15, 1963
- Grant Tucker Buried At Sunrise Cemetery. Grant Tucker, 82, father of Mrs. John Hilderbrand was buried in Sunrise Cemetery at Wasco Wednesday afternoon following his death Monday. He had lived in Wasco for the past 12 years. Mr. Tucker was born at Kingston, Arkansas March 17, 1880. Surviving are his widow, Maude, a son, Bert of Spokane, three daughters, Gayle Falk of Bremerton, Wash., Barbara Henderling, of Woodland Hills, Cal., and Mrs. Hilderbrand; a sister, Mrs. Tenna Williams of Memphis, and 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was a Mason.
- Diana [Diane] Stewart left Wednesday for her home in Boise after staying here with her mother, Mrs. Kerrone Christianson, a few days after her father’s burial.
March 22, 1963
- Gus Hartmann Buried In The Dalles. Gustav Wilhelm Hartmann, 71, died in a hospital in The Dalles Tuesday morning after a few days illness because of a heart condition. Mr. Hartmann was born in Hanover, Germany, May 10, 1891 and came to this country when 19. He was a resident of Wasco for many years, having married Hilda Bruckert, a native of Sherman county. He was drayman of Wasco. Surviving are his widow, a son, Charles of The Dalles, two sisters in Germany and two granddaughters. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in The Dalles with interment in the IOOF cemetery there.
March 29, 1963
- Grass Valley. Among those attending the funeral of Art Fargher in The Dalles Thursday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Olds, Mr. and Mrs. Dell Olds, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cox, Mrs. John Rust, Mrs. Alfred Payne, Mrs. Curley Eichler and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Minks.
- Grass Valley. Among those attending the funeral of James Odell in The Dalles Tuesday morning were Frank von Borstel, John Buether, Bob Rolfe and Ronald Rolfe.
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Balzer went to The Dalles Thursday to attend the funeral of her brother in law, Gus Hartmann, held at the Spencer & Libby Memorial chapel. Other relatives attending were Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Hull of Vancouver, Wash., Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bruckert of Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Balzer of Cove, Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Bruckert of Moro and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bruckert of Wasco.
April 5, 1963
- Moro Personals. Mrs. Norman Gochnauer suffered a heart attack at the home of her parents in Portland Wednesday morning while in the city to attend the funeral of Mr. Gochnauer‘s mother who died in a nursing home in Redmond Saturday and was buried Wednesday in Portland. Mrs. Norman Gochnauer is in Good Samaritan hospital.
April 12, 1963
- Moro Personals. Friends from Moro attended the funeral in Portland Tuesday morning of Mrs. Loren (Mattie) Cochran, who died there Friday after a long illness from cancer. Surviving are her widower, Loren, a native Sherman countian, who often visits here; two sons, Charles and Norman of Portland, sisters, Inez Stolper, Burbank, Calif., Vesta Drittenbass, San Pablo, Calif., brothers, Ernest Keesling, Redwood City, Calif., and Floyd Keesling, Tigard and three grandchildren.
April 19, 1963
- Dell Olds Buried At Grass Valley. Dell Olds, Grass Valley farmer, who was born near that town July 31, 1888, died at Klipson Beach, Washington Saturday while on a clam digging trip with his wife and daughter and family. He went to his car, feeling tired, and succumbed in a short time. He had had previous heart attacks. Mr. Olds was first baseman for the first and best baseball team to represent the town. He knew and was known by everyone, present and past. He and Mrs. Olds celebrated their golden wedding anniversary the first of this year. Surviving are his widow, Mary Ellen, a daughter, Betty Crews of Stevenson, Washington, a brother Earl of Grass Valley, two sisters, Mrs. Bertie Brown of Tygh Valley and Mrs. Iva Nahouse of Rickreall; two grandchildren, many nieces and nephews of the numerous Olds family. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Grass Valley Baptist church with Rev. Duane Dunham officiating with interment in the Grass Valley IOOF cemetery. Mr. Olds was a member of the Baptist church and the Masonic lodge, which conducted the rites of the order.
- Frank Finnegan Beaten to Death In Bunkhouse. Frank Edward Finnegan, 43, was beaten in a fist fight in the bunk house on the Fred Dormaier ranch east of Wasco last Sunday shortly after noon and died without recovering consciousness. In the county jail is Jake G. Gross, 60, who turned himself in that evening to Sheriff Roberts and Deputy Cain. He appeared before Justice Van Gilder Monday morning and requested an attorney. He may have a preliminary hearing later in the week, if he desires. His bail is $2500 and the charge is manslaughter. Officers Hear Story. As told to officers the brawl started in the morning when Finnegan, who is a long time employee of Dormaier, went to the ranch from his residence which is nearby, to care for the stock. Although he had not drank much liquor in recent years. Finnegan and Gross started drinking and continued until they started fighting. Finnegan weighed about 180 and was approximately five feet eight inches tall, while Gross weighs 190 and is five feet nine. Harold Ireland, a sometime employee of the ranch was a witness to part of the fight. An autopsy was performed on Finnegan’s body by Dr. E.E. Berg, county health officer for Sherman county, and death was attributed to brain damage. Finnegan Buried Thursday. Finnegan was born December 1, 1919 at Montpelier, South Dakota. He is survived by his widow, Ione, two sons, Alan and James, both in the Wasco school, his mother, Mrs. Margaret Moshus of Vancouver, Wash.; four sisters, Darrel of Yacolt and Clarence of Vancouver, Wash.; four sisters, Mrs. Catherine Hansen of Portland, Mrs. Eileen Hedrick of Beaverton, Mrs. Agnes Hoey and Mrs. Beverly Ricker, both of Vancouver. He was a member of the Catholic church of Wasco. Funeral services for Mr. Finnegan were conducted Thursday morning from St. Mary’s Catholic church in Wasco with Father Gerald Condon officiating. Interment was in Sunrise cemetery. [Note: Copied as it appeared.]
- Moro Personals. Clara Barnum died in Portland Sunday and funeral services were held there Wednesday. She was born Clara Landry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Landry, early day blacksmith of Moro. Surviving are two nephews Arnold Landry and J.R. Calbreath and three nieces, Mrs. Robert Page, Mrs. Harry Dutton and Mrs. J.K. McKean.
- Grass Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Wilcox of San Francisco drove up to attend the Dell Olds funeral Tuesday.
April 26, 1963
- Homer Wall Buried In Corvallis. Mable C. Wall, wife of Homer Wall, died in Corvallis April 9. Mrs. Wall lived for many years at Wasco when her husband was road supervisor for Sherman County. She was born April 20, 1889 at Amity, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Fletcher. Survivors are her widower, Homer, three daughters, Mrs. George (Mignon) Newton of LaPaz, Bolivia; Mrs. Neil (Jeanne) Cruse of Spokane, Wn. and Mrs. Lowell (Caroline) Eddy of Bellingham, Wn., a brother and a sister and eight grandchildren.
- Frank Zaniker and Wife Killed In Collision. Frank K. Zaniker 66, and Vena Viola Zaniker, 59, his wife were instantly killed at Eagle creek last week when coming to the Naideen Medler ranch from their home at Willamette. They were going to look out for their grandchildren a few days while Mrs. Medler took a vacation. Mr. Zaniker had been welding supervisor at Zellerbach Paper and she had been assistant manager of L’ance Apparel in Oregon City. Funeral services were held Monday at Oregon City with interment at Riverview Abbey. Surviving are Mrs. Medler, Mrs. Gayle McCall of Willamette and Frank Zaniker of Wasco and seven grandchildren.
- Guy Hoskinson. Word received by the family is that Mrs. Guy Hoskinson was killed in an auto accident near Westminister, Calif., Tuesday. A friend was killed outright, May died in a hospital and Guy, driver of the car, was slightly injured. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. from Peak Family Mortuary at San Bernadino, 780 Balsa St. Survivors are Dan, Hugh, Mary, Florence, Eleanor, Edward, Gene and Art. Dave died as a youth.
May 3, 1963
- Services Friday For Mrs. Thompson. Christine Thompson, widow of Hans, died in Portland Wednesday at the age of 91. She was born in Scanneborg, Denmark, April 21, 1872 and was married to the late Mr. Thompson in the United States in 1896. Survivors include one son, Harvey of Moro, three daughters, Mrs. Clara Ward, Mrs. Georgie Phillips and Miss Lillian Thompson all of Portland, and several grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the Moro Community Presbyterian church Friday at 2 p.m., DST. Interment will be in the IOOF cemetery.
- Leonard Echols Dead Of Heart Attack. Leonard Echols, 51, one-time resident of Sherman county, died at Wamic Monday morning, apparently from a heart attack. He was working for Cody Lumber Co. He was a native of Nebraska. While here he married Mrs. Bessie Theole, who survives him as do three sons, Elzy in the Navy, Wayne and Larry both of California, his father of Roseburg and the Thoele family. Funeral services were held Thursday with interment in the IOOF cemetery in The Dalles.
May 10, 1963
- Grand Jury Finds True Bills In Two Murder Charges. Jake Gross, 62, was indicted for first degree murder because of his alleged fatal beating of Frank Finnegan in the bunkhouse on the Fred Dormaier ranch April 14, by the Sherman County grand jury which met last Thursday and Friday. At the same session of the grand jury Dolphus Baker, 53, Rufus garage owner, was indicted for second degree murder for the fatal shooting of Ed Bisig, 31, whose spinal cord was injured so badly by a .45 army automatic that he died with a few days. Both men will enter pleas before Judge E.H. Howell on May 16 and will be tried sometime in June or July. The Sherman County court has retained Robert McCrea, assistant district attorney for Lane county, Eugene, who will assist District Attorney T. Lester Johnson in the two prosecutions. Sam Van Vactor of The Dalles has been hired as attorney for Baker and Ken Abrahams of Hood River, was appointed by Judge Howell to defend Gross, who was without funds. Neither man was admitted to bail. This will be the first murder trial in Sherman county for many years although Dan Morgan was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Dewey Burrel by Judge George Updegraff in 1944. The prospect of two murder trials on the same docket is entirely unprecedented here.
May 17, 1963
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June 7, 1963
- “Pony” White Dies While Driving Car on Highway 30. Harold (Pony) White, 51, died at the wheel of his car near Rowena, as he and Mrs. White were returning home from a business trip. A heart attack was the cause of death. White noticed the car move toward the center stripe and gave a warning, which went unheeded. She grabbed the wheel, turned off the ignition and found her husband lifeless. She signaled a passing car with flashing headlights and Mr. White was found dead at The Dalles fire station when examined by Dr. John Skirving. Harold White was born at Wasco, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh White. He attended local schools and was married to Mabel Cothran, who survives him. He was Union Oil distributor for many years until he took over the home ranch on the retirement of his father. He has developed a wheat and cattle business by buying Miller Island as a summer range for stock and irrigating the home ranch with water from Sand Spring, site of an early day stage stop. Other survivors are his mother, Rosalee of Wasco and a sister, Mrs. Robert Turner, of Anchorage, Alaska. He was a member of Taylor Lodge A.F.&A.M., Royal Arch Masons, Knights Templar, Al Kader Shrine and The Dalles Elks Lodge. Private funeral services were held at Smith Callaway Chapel Tuesday with interment at the IOOF cemetery.
- Bill Buether Buried At Grass Valley After Long Illness. Funeral services for William Henry Buether were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Grass Valley Baptist church with interment in the IOOF cemetery there. Mr. Buether died Friday in a hospital in The Dalles. He was born August 2, 1899 in Germany and came to Sherman county in 1924, after the first World War. He was a farmer here for nearly 40 years and also owned pasture land near Shaniko. Surviving are his widow, Kate, a son Arthur, on the farm, a daughter Gertrude at home (both children are graduates of Oregon State); two brothers, John of Redmond and Richard of Germany; five sisters, Mrs. Anna Brueckman of Canada, Adele Nager, Grete Buether, Trinchen Meyer and Mrs. August Hinsch all of Germany. Rev. Dan Dunham conducted the services.
June 14, 1963
June 21, 1963
- Nina Hennagin Dead In Portland. Nina D., wife of Fred Hennagin, about 75, died in Portland June 18 after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Friday at one p.m. at Finley’s Rose Chapel, SW Montgomery & 4th. Nina Phillips Hennagin lived most of her life in Sherman county having been a student at the old Grass Valley Baptist academy about the turn of the century. She is survived by her widower and one daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Larsen, and one sister, Mrs. Docia Standforth. With Mr. Hennagin she lived on several farms in Sherman county before they retired to Portland, later living near Phoenix, Arizona, from where they returned but a few weeks ago.
- Dies In California. Everett Pharis Nunn, 79 years of age, of 4201 Old Sonoma Rd., Napa, Calif., passed away Monday, June 3, after an extended illness. He was a native of St. Clair County, Missouri, and a resident of California for 30 years. He had been a resident of Napa for the past 9 years, prior to that he had made his home in Vallejo where he was an employee of the Vallejo Housing Authority. Mr. Nunn is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edith Nunn; two daughters: Mrs. Barbara Williams and Mrs. Bertha Barnes, both of Napa. Eight sons, Harold E., Howard R. and Charles W., all of Vallejo, Kenneth R., Benicia; Ernest R., Lakehead, Calif., James R. of Richmond; Leucius R. of Mobile, Ala.; and Leslie R. Nunn of Los Angeles. One step daughter, Mrs. Elsie Thompson of Benicia; two step-sons, Robert A. Engesser of Long Beach, and Allen W. Engesser of Vallejo. One brother, Horace Nunn of Independence, Missouri; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Ottosen of Stockton, Illinois, and Mrs. Margaret Duncan of Independence, Miss., One half brother: Leslie L. Nunn, M.D., of Tigard, Oregon. Funeral services were held at Vallejo, Calif., June 7, 1963. Rev. Stanley Cornils of the First Baptist church officiating. Interment was in Sunrise Memorial cemetery.
- Mrs. Robert Turner, of Anchorage, Alaska, who has been in Wasco the past few days to attend the funeral of her brother Mr. Harold (Pony) White and visit with her mother Mrs. Rosalie White, returned home by plane Friday, June 14. She was accompanied to the Portland Airport by Mrs. Elsie Fulton, of Wasco.
- Those attending the funeral of Ben L. Peterson, of Portland, Friday June 14, were Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Root, Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Kaseberg, Paulen Kaseberg and Mrs. Pat Macnab, all of Wasco, and G.A. Root and Albert Kaseberg of The Dalles. Mr. Peterson has been associated with the Army Engineers for many years. Mrs. Peterson will be remembered as the former Miss Frankie Kaseberg.
- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ketter and daughters, Pamela and Connie, left Tuesday for Tacoma, Wash., having received word of the death of his father, Steve Ketter.
June 28, 1963
- Services Held For Roy Powell, Former Resident. Funeral services for Roy Powell, who died Friday in a hospital in The Dalles, were held at a funeral home in that city Monday afternoon at two o’clock. He had been ill but two days. Mr. Powell was a resident of Sherman county for 60 years having come from Prineville in 1888 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Powell, when he was four years old. He was born November 6, 1884. He was married to Alice Hansen in 1908 and was a Sherman county wheat farmer until he rented his ranch to his son about 17 years ago and retired to The Dalles. He was past master of Eureka lodge A.F.&A.M. of Moro, a member of Royal Arch Masons, Knights Templar, Al Kadar Shrine, Order of Eastern Star, The Dalles Elks lodge and was a past president of the Old Wasco county pioneer association in which he was still active. Surviving are his widow, five daughters, Mrs. Wendell Balsiger (Norma) of Moro, Mrs. Charles Burnet (Althea) of Moro, Mrs. Lyle Woods (Patricia) of Centerville, Wash., Mrs. John (Jean) Reckmann of Kent, Mrs. Wayne Thompson (Betty) of Walla Walla and one son, Ronald on the ranch near Moro; one brother, Charles of Portland and 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Fred Morrow with the Masonic lodge giving the rites of that order. Interment was in Parklawn cemetery.
July 5, 1963
July 12, 1963
- Mr. Arthur Sargent received word this week of the death of his sister Mrs. Edith Kennedy of Farham, Quebec.
July 19, 1963
- Claude Eslinger Dies At Forest Grove Home. Funeral services for Claude Eslinger who died at Forest Grove Saturday were held Wednesday, July 17 in that city with interment there. Mr. Eslinger came to Grass Valley from Missouri when a young man and farmed with his father, Asa Eslinger for many years before moving to Forest Grove which has been his home since that time. He married Elsie Hill at Grass Valley and is the father of Mrs. Ray Hodges, Mrs. Alfred Taylor and Malcolm Eslinger, who is farming the Hill place near Grass Valley. Ax his wife, survives him as do sisters, Mrs. Maud Griffin, Mrs. Myrtle Blagg of Grass Valley (now at Cove) Mrs. Beulah Patterson of Roseburg and brothers, Clem of Hillsboro and Perrault of Forest Grove, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. [Note: Copied as it appeared.]
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