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 June 1, 1978 to August 6, 1981.
June 1, 1978
- Graveside services were held at Canyon City last Friday at 1 p.m. for Mrs. Cliff (Wilma) Rasmussen. She is survived by her husband Cliff, two sons and a daughter. Attending the services from here were Mr. and Mrs. Curlie DeMoss, Don DeMoss, Mrs. John Buck, Kim Buck, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lohrey, Craig Lohrey, Mr. and Mrs. Bu_ Kock and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Weber of Umatilla and Kathy Ward of Mt Vernon.
June 8, 1978
- Services In The Dalles For Leonard Maurus. Leonard Maurus, Sr. 89, a resident of the Wasco area in Sherman County for more than 70 years, died at the hospital last Wednesday. He was born Nov. 24, 1888, in St. Paul, MInn. He arrived in Wasco in 1902 and started operating a wheat ranch in 1906, and continued until his retirement in 1956. Survivors include two sons, Edward The Dalles, and Leonard, Hood River; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Baurassa, Minneapolis, Minn.; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and two nephews. His wife, Pearl L., died in 1963. Funeral services were scheduled at The Dalles IOOF Cemetery on Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William Stone officiating. Smith Callaway is in charge of arrangements.
- Clifford Walker Dies In Portland Hospital. Clifford W. Walker, 71, a resident of Fairview for the last two years, died at a Portland hospital Thursday, June 1. Mr. Walker lived most of his life in this area, moving to Portland 11 years ago and then to Fairview. He was born Jan. 28, 1907, at Wasco. Survivors are his wife, Georgia, Fairview; a son, Richard, Portland; two daughters, Maxine Nielson, Forks, Wash., and Pauline Phillips, Vancouver, Wash., 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was a member of Wasco Lodge 15 F.&A.M., York Rite Bodies, Al Kadar Temple, the Mid-Columbia Shrine Club, Columbia Chapter 3, Order of Eastern Star. Masonic rites were scheduled for 2 p.m. last Saturday at Smith Callaway Chapel and committal services to follow at the Sunrise Cemetery in Wasco.
June 15, 1978
June 22, 1978
- Services Saturday For Minnie Dell Kenny. Minnie Dell Kenny died Thursday morning, June 15, at the Columbia Basin Nursing Home at the age of 83. The daughter of Herman and Rhoda Wunder, she was born December 10, 1894, near Valentine, Cherry County, Nebraska. The family moved to the Boise Valley in Idaho in 1900, traveling in a covered wagon. In December of 1903, traveling by train, they journeyed to Monmouth, Oregon, which was to be their home for most of the remainder of their lives. After graduating from Monmouth Normal School, Minnie taught for a year in Polk County, and the following two years were spent teaching at the Boardman school in Sherman County. It was in Sherman County that she met her future husband, Charles W. Kenny. They were married at the home of her parents in Polk County, November 9, 1916. Mr. and Mrs. Kenny were wheat and cattle ranchers in Sherman County until November 1948 when Mr. Kenny’s health forced his retirement and they moved to The Dalles. Kenny was active in many organizations, including: The Dalles Garden Club, Eight Mile Extention Unit, Cherry Park Grange, Republican Women and was a member of the Old Wasco County Pioneer Association. After her husband’s death in 1953 she began painting and was president of The Dalles Art Club for two years. She also traveled a great deal, making trips to Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, the Orient and Europe, as well as traveling extensively in the United States. She moved to Goldendale, Wash. for a number of years, but returned to The Dalles in 1974. Survivors include a daughter, Anita Drake, The Dalles; a son, Lawrence Kenny, Moro; a nephew, Clyde Wunder, Independence, Oregon; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17 at the IOOF cemetery in The Dalles.
June 29, 1978
- Former Resident Dies At Odd Fellows Home. Grace M. Seely, 89, long-time Woodburn resident and of Sherman County, died June 16 at Portland in the Odd Fellows Nursing Home. Born in Decator, Iowa, she lived in Oregon nearly all her life. Grace and Roy Seely with children Delbert, Violet, Zella and Hubert moved to Sherman County, Webfoot District east of Klondike about four miles, in the spring of 1915 where they lived for about 15 years. She and her husband farmed in Woodburn, owned a hotel in Hood River, then returned to Woodburn. She was a member of United Methodist Church and Rebekah Lodge. Survivors include: son, Delbert L. of Woodburn; daughter, Violet Winegardner, Seaside; five grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services were held in Cornwell Mortuary and interment in Belle Pasel Cemetery. [copied as it appeared – very pale print – difficult to read]
July 6, 1978
- Services Held Monday For Eugene Hasch. Eugene E. Hasch, 48, a resident of Wasco for the past 13 years, died Friday, June 30 at a hospital in The Dalles. He was born October 2, 1929, in Bassett, Nebraska. Surviving are his wife, Linda K. Hasch, Wasco; one son, Eugene Hasch, Portland; a stepson, Travis Lawrence, and a stepdaughter, Laura Lawrence, both of Wasco; his mother, Mrs. Erma Eagans, Twin Falls, Idaho; four brothers, Arthur, Newport, Neb., Jim, Eskalon, CA, Bo, Twin Falls and Darrell, Reno, Nev.; three sisters, Marie Bonawitze, Seattle, Ann Powlus, El Pasco, TX, Freda Aslett, Twin Falls. Funeral services were held at the Wasco Methodist Church Monday, July 3 at 2:30 p.m., with Alfred Boyer officiating. Spencer, Libby & Powell is charge of arrangements.
July 13, 1978
- Services Thursday For Bertha A. Minks. Bertha A. Minks, 80, a resident of Grass Valley for 75 years, died at a local nursing home in The Dalles on Sunday, July 9. Mrs. Minks was born May 12, 1889 in Stevenston, Ala. She is survived by a daughter, Eudith Janssee, The Dalles; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Her husband, James C. Minks died in 1965. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grass Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Arthur Brown officiating. Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery there.
July 20, 1978
July 27, 1978
- Services Held Monday For Ralph S. Davis. Ralph Scott Davis, Sr., 83, a resident of The Dalles for the past 22 years, died at a hospital on Friday. Mr. Davis was born February 10, 1895 in Oregon City. He had been an agent for the Union Pacific Railroad for 22 years before his retirement. Mr. Davis was a veteran of World War I, a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, American Legion Post No. 19, Wasco Lodge No. 15, A.F.& A.M.; Scottish Rite El Kadar Shrine Columbia Chapter of Eastern Star, White Shrine of Jerusalem, The Dalles Country Club and the Elks Lodge in Pendleton. He is survived by his wife, Gladys M., The Dalles; two sons, Ralph Scott Davis, Jr., Portland, and William Stokes Davis, Flint, Mich., a brother, William Davis, The Dalles; a sister, Mrs. Zelah Birkett, Portland; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 24 at Spencer Libby and Powell Funeral Home with the Reb. Rusty Kimsey officiating. Burial was planned at St. Peter’s Cemetery in The Dalles.
August 3, 1978
- Killed In One-Car Mishap. One man was killed in a single car accident on Interstate 80N east of Arlington, and three persons were injured in a two-car accident five miles south of Moro on Hwy 97 on Saturday. Mark Harrison Weatherford, 24, Albany, was killed when his van apparently had a flat tire and went out of control, according to Oregon State Police. He was alone in the vehicle at the time. Officers said Weatherford had just attended the funeral of Grant Weatherford, 25, cousin, who was electrocuted last week while working on a power line near Heppner. The accident occurred near Heppner Junction while the victim was headed to a family ranch near Umatilla. — — The accident south of Moro sent three persons to The Dalles General Hospital. A Sherman County deputy sheriff said a small pickup operated by Robert N. Flatt, 25, The Dalles, collided with a medium sized sedan driven by Kyle N. Howard, 71, of Junction City. Flatt was northbound and the collision occurred in the northbound lane at about 2:15 p.m., the deputy said. The crew of an ambulance from Moro pried Flatt’s vehicle open to free him. He had serious facial injuries, injuries to his chest and serious injuries to his right leg, ankle and hip. He is listed in satisfactory condition, hospital authorities said. Howard had chest injuries but has since been discharged from the hospital. His wife, Magdalana E. Howard, 65, had facial injuries and was transferred to Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland later Saturday. Note: “Nels” is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Flatt of The Dalles and was carrying the mail from Antelope to The Dalles, which he does daily.
- James Thenell Service Held In Eugene Church. James M. Thenell, 32, a resident of Moro, died at a hospital in The Dalles on Thursday, July 27. Mr. Thenell was born Sept. 28, 1945 at Eugene. He had been a wheat and cattle farmer in Sherman County for the past several years. Survivors include his wife, Darlene A., Moro; a son, Darren and a daughter, LeAnn, Moro; his parents Ed and Rose Thenell, Eugene; three brothers, Jerry, Eugene, Art, Sisters, and Al, Salem; five sisters Mrs. Dianna Stelner, Mrs. Norma Vest, Mrs. Debra Goodroe and Mrs. Sheri Bierman, all of Eugene, and Mrs. Mary Bostick, Elmira, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews. Another brother, Ed, died in 1972. Vigil services were at 8 p.m. Sunday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Eugene and requiem mass at 11 Monday morning. Burial to be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Eugene. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the U.S. National Bank in The Dalles.
August 10, 1978
- Rites At Sunrise For Wasco Area Pioneer. Glenn Wallace, a resident of Wasco for 43 years died Saturday at a hospital in The Dalles. He was born Nov. 26, 1907 in Healy, Kan., and was a farmer most of his life in the Wasco area. Survivors include his wife, Ida, Wasco; five sons, William, Pendleton, Charles, Wasco, Jack, The Dalles, David, Pilot Rock, and James, Wasco; three daughters, Joyce Decker, Wasco, Erma Bryan, Klickitat, Glenna Allmer, Portland; seven sisters and three brothers; 23 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were at the Sunrise Cemetery, Wasco Tuesday at 11 a.m., Rev. Al Boyer officiating. Casket bearers were Albin [Alvin] Decker, William Robert Wallace, Jr., Stan Allmer, Dan, Glenz, Kenneth and ___ Friends who wish may contribute to the charity of their choice in memory of Mr. Wallace. [copied as it appeared]
August 17, 1978
August 24, 1978
- Word was received of the death of Cleone Edwards, Condon. Mr. Edwards was the cousin of Leo Watkins, Paulen Kaseberg, Hazel Foss and Fritz Watkins, all of Wasco. Attending the funeral on Monday were Mr. and Mrs. Lee Watkins and Mr. and Mrs. John Foss.
August 31, 1978
- Fiery Crash Sunday Kills 3 Young Men. A Sherman County deputy sheriff and two other young men were killed in a fiery head-on collision on U.S. Hwy 97 near DeMoss Springs about noon Sunday. The Oregon State Police identified the dead as: Douglas Eugene Smith, 23, Moro, the Sherman County deputy sheriff. Kevin McGrath, 18, Ellensburg, Wash., the other driver. Jack C. Larimer, 18, Chico, Calif., a passenger with McGrath. The two cars met on the crest of DeMoss Hill at about noon, state police reported. The spot is near milepost 12, south of Biggs, and three miles south of Wasco. The OSP said the call came in at 12:01 p.m. Deputy Smith was headed south and had two lanes available to him and was in the outside (west) lane, the OSP said. The other car was northbound and had one lane open. The point of impact was in Smith’s lane, the OSP reported. Sherman County Sheriff Gerald Lohrey said that Smith was headed to the Wasco Loop to meet Deputy Dan Jensen, that Smith was going to exchange patrol cars with Jensen. Then Smith was going to The Dalles to pick up a suspect for transfer to the Eastern Oregon State Hospital at Pendleton. Lohrey said that Smith had radioed to Jensen that Smith was going to investigate reports that there was an erratic driver on the highway. Smith also radioed that he was entering a bad radio transmission area and that was the last word from him, Lohrey said. Smith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred von Borstel of Moro, and he has a brother, Steve. Larimer was a student intern reporter for the Chico Record Enterprise where his father, Cliff Larimer until recently was assistant city editor. His father also was editor and columnist at Ellensburg. The Moro volunteer firemen answered a call to extinguish the blaze about 12:15 Sunday noon, Jack Healy driving the rural truck to the scene. The bodies were taken to Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home in The Dalles.
- Memorial Service In Honor of Doug Smith. [Photo] A memorial service will be held tonight (Wednesday) in Moro for Douglas Eugene Smith, 23, Moro, a resident in Sherman County most of his life, who was killed in an automobile accident Sunday. Rev. Angus Crocker will officiate at the service at 8:00 p.m. at Moro Community Presbyterian Church. The family has suggested that many who wish may make contributions to the Doug Smith Youth Memorial, care of the First National Bank, Sherman Branch, Moro. Mr. Smith was employed as a Sherman County deputy sheriff at the time of his death. He was a graduate of Sherman High School and the University of Oregon. He was starting his chosen career of law enforcement. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Fred von Borstel, Moro; his father, Raymond Smith, The Dalles; brothers, Steven Smith, Portland, Rex von Borstel, Moro, and Terry Smith, The Dalles; sisters, Amy von Borstel, Moro, Dawn Rene and Carmen Smith, The Dalles; his stepfather, Fred von Borstel, Moro, and stepmother, Lela Smith, The Dalles; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Runyon, The Dalles and Mr. and Mrs. Gil Young, Seattle, and a great grandmother, Mrs. Rose Elton, The Dalles.
September 7, 1978
- Services Thursday. Funeral services are planned for Mrs. Havie S. Brisbine, a long time resident of Moro, who passed away Tuesday at a hospital in The Dalles. Smith Callaway Chapel is handling the arrangements for her funeral to be held Thursday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m.
September 14, 1978
- Services Last Thursday For Mrs. Brisbine, 81. Funeral services for Mrs. Havie S. Brisbane, 81, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 7 in Smith Callaway Chapel. She died in Portland on Tuesday, September 5. Mrs. Brisbine was born Aug. 22, 1897 in Omaha, Nebraska and moved to Sherman County when she was 4. She was married in 1915 at Moro and had lived in Sherman county since 1901 until 6 months ago. Her husband, Ralph, died in 1953, and a daughter, Carmen, in 1925. Mrs. Brisbine was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a lifetime member of the Lupine Rebekah Lodge in Moro. Survivors include a son, Robert D., Moro; a daughter, Mrs. Carrel S. Bennet, Estacada; two grandchildren, two nieces and cousins. Memorials have been suggested to the Kidney Association of Oregon. The Rev. Harry Douglass will conduct the services Thursday and burial will be in the American Legion Cemetery at Moro. Casket bearers will be Ed Fritts, Lloyd Henrichs, John Shipley, Bob Flatt, George Moreau, and Wayne Hocker.
- Myrtle Kaseberg Rites In The Dalles. Mrs. Myrtle C. Kaseberg of The Dalles died at the hospital here Tuesday. She was 88. Mrs. Kaseberg was born Sept. 18, 1889 in Erskinville, Oregon, and had lived here since 1943. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Old Wasco County Pioneer Association. Survivors include two sons, Rex of The Dalles, Durward, Wasco; five grandchildren Delores Haug Myrtle Point; Darrell Kaseberg, Grass Valley; Max Kaseberg, The Dalles; Lee Mireiter, Troutdale; Lois Kent, Portland; and 14 great grandchildren. Her husband, George, died in 1965. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home with Pastors Ronald Coleman and Lynn Kent officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Memorials have been suggested to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund.
September 21, 1978
- Former Kent Resident Frank Haynes Frank Haynes, 82, of Philomath, Oregon and formerly of Kent, passed away on Sunday morning in Portland. He was born December 30, 1896 at Mapleton, Iowa. Survivors include two sons: James and Robert, Portland; three daughters Phyllis Pliska, Portland; Ann Bayless, Redmond; Jean Roberts, Paulsbo, WA; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; brothers, Guy, Portland; John, Carlton; Don, La Puente, CA; Darrell, Woodburn; sisters, Dorothy Dunlap, The Dalles; Marjorie Shipley, McKinleyville, CA; Louise Kyllo, Springfield. Funeral services will be in Portland with burial in the Willamette National Cemetery.
September 28, 1978
October 5, 1978
October 12, 1978
- Services Held Monday For Itha O. Davis, 79. Itha O. Davis, 79, a resident of The Dalles since 1959, died at her home on Friday. She was born Sept. ‘4, 899 in Halsey, Oregon. She moved to Grass Valley in 1918 and then to The Dalles after her husband, Samuel J. Davis, retired. He died in 1974. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Grass Valley Rebekah Lodge No. 118 and the Frist Christian Church in The Dalles. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Leona Davis-Cox, Corvallis; a brother-in-law, Charles E. Davis, The Dalles; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were planned for Monday (Oct. 9) at 11 a.m. at Smith Callaway Chapel. Burial to be at The Dalles IOOF Cemetery. Casket bearers: Donald Cox, Alfred and Rodney Roberts, Carl Hellis, John and Don DeMoss. [copied as it appeared]
October 19, 1978
October 26, 1978
November 2, 1978
November 9, 1978
- Memorial Service Held For Accident Victims. Combined memorial services for Mrs. William Sitarz, 23 of Romeoville, Ill., and formerly of Moro, and her daughter Tara Jean, 2, will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Grass Valley Baptist Church. Pastor Art Brown will officiate. Mrs. Sitarz and her daughter died in an automobile accident in Chicago Oct. 25. Funeral services were held Oct. 28, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Chicago. Mrs. Sitarz was the former Eileen Fritts, daughter of Edwin and Shriley Fritts, Moro. She was born March 17, 1955 and grew up in Moro. She was active in sports and music during her years attending Sherman High School. While in high school she was also a member of The Dalles swim team. Later, she coached a grade school girls’ track team in Moro. Mrs. Sitarz was a member of the Grass Valley Baptist Church. Tara Jean was born Sept. 17, 1976 in Chicago. Other survivors include Mrs. Sitarz’ husband William and daughter Aimee Dawn, Romeoville, Ill.; three brothers, Ken, Vancouver, WA; Paul, Portland, Keith, Moro; a sister, Laurie, Moro; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Fritts, Grass Valley; Tara Jean’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sitarz, Chicago, Ill. Those who wish may contribute in their memory to the Grass Valley Church.
November 16, 1978
- Services Set Friday For Mrs. Ruth Trout. Ruth V. Trout, 67, a resident of Redmond and a former resident of Grass Valley for many years, passed away this week. Mrs. Trout was born Feb. 6, 1911 in Gladstone, Oregon. She is survived by her husband George Trout, Sr. of Redmond, 3 step-children: George Trout, Jr., of Redmond, Elaine McCaul also of Redmond and Irene Pattee of Cupertino, CA. One uncle, William Anderson of Oregon City and many cousins. Cribside services will be conducted by Rev. E.L. Penhollow, Friday, Nov. 17 at Deschutes Memorial Garden Mausoleum in Bend at 10:30 a.m. Friends may call at the Redmond Memorial Chapel until Friday at 9 a.m. Memorials given to the Oregon Lung Association would be appreciated. Home address of George Trout, Sr. is 2680 S.W. Volcano Way, Redmond 97756.
November 23, 1978
- Services Held Saturday For Dick Reckman. Dick Reckman a life long Grass Valley resident, died at a local hospital Thursday morning at age 72. He was born Aug. 2, 1906 at Grass Valley and had been a wheat farmer in that area. Surviving are his wife, Maudine Reckman, Grass Valley; two daughters, Margaret Snider, Grass Valley and Katherine Christianson, Grass Valley; three brothers, John Reckman Kent, Andy Reckman, Sandy and Henry Reckman, Boring; three sisters, Elizabeth Hartley, Grass Valley, Katherine Eakin, Condon, Marie Eakin, Weiser, Idaho; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. A daughter, Peggy Nash, died in 1971. Funeral services were scheduled at the Grass Valley Baptist Church Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Arthur Brown officiating. Interment at the Grass Valley Odd Fellows Cemetery with Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Oregon Heart Fund, in care of the U.S. National Bank, The Dalles branch, in memory of Mr. Reckman.
November 30, 1978
- Moro Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Thompson, Inez Thompson, Don and Ron Thompson attended memorial services for Mrs. George Bishop in Portland Monday. Mrs. Bishop died suddenly of a heart attack.
December 7, 1978
December 14, 1978
December 21, 1978
December 28, 1978
- Services Held Tuesday For Robert H. Davis. Funeral services were held Tuesday for Robert Harold Davis, 68, who died in a hospital in The Dalles on Wednesday. He was born March 12, 1910 in Portland and lived most of his life in Sherman County. Mr. Davis was a member of the Wasco American Legion Post, National Rifle Association, National Amateur Trap Shoot Association and Taylor Lodge, A.F.&A.M. in Wasco. Survivors include a sister, Charlotte Hale, Sumpter; two half-brothers: Charles Norman Glasco, Portland; Chester Glasco, Puyallup, WA. Services were scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Wasco Methodist Church with the Rev. Alfred Boyer officiating. Burial to follow at the Sunrise Cemetery under the direction of Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home.
January 4, 1979
January 11, 1979
- Rites Held Thursday For Polly Schadewitz. Polly Susan Schadewitz, a resident of the Grass Valley area for the past 60 years, died Monday at a local hospital at age 79. She was born August 20, 1900, in Mountain City, Tennessee. Mrs. Schadewitz is survived by one son, John Schadewitz, Grass Valley; four brothers, Walter Wilson, The Dalles; John K. Wilson, Tennessee; Gray Wilson, Mountain City, Tennessee; Jerry E. Wilson, Burlingame, California; two sisters, Hattie Bell and Mae Hunter, both of Johnson City, Tennessee. Funeral services will be held at Spencer Libby & Powell Funeral Home Thursday at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Kent Cemetery.
January 18, 1979
January 25, 1979
February 1, 1979 – Missing
February 8, 1979
- Rites At Walla Walla For Alfred Kaseberg. Funeral services were held last Friday, Feb. 2 at Walla Walla for Alfred E. Kaseberg who passed away there January 30. He was born at Walla Walla on May 10, 1900, the son of Henry John and Anna (Gosch) Kaseberg. He was a grandson of Sherman County pioneers John C. and Henrietta (Sommerkamp) Kaseberg. Survivors include a brother, Howard Kaseberg, Walla Walla; numerous cousins in Washington, Oregon and California; uncle Albert C. Kaseberg, The Dalles. Cousins include J. Kenneth Kaseberg, Portland, Lawrence Kaseberg, Wasco; Floyd Root, Yakima; Paulen Kaseberg, Wasco, and Janet Kaseberg Macnab, Wasco.
- Services in Portland For Wily W. Knighten. Funeral services for Mrs. Wily W. Knighten, 79 of Moro were held last Friday at Gateway Chapel of the Chimes in Portland with burial in Willamette National Cemetery. Mrs. Knighten died Jan. 30 while visiting her daughter in Seattle. She was born Aug. 2, 1900 in Hood River, attended Eastern Oregon College, Eastern Washington State University and Monmouth Normal School. She taught at Mitchell, Moro, Rufus, Grass Valley, Antelope and retired from the Lexington School in 1966. Her husband, Wily W. Knighten died in 1964. Mrs. Knighten was a life member of Oregon Education Association, a member of the National Retired Teachers Association, Retired Education Association and the Delta Kappa Gamma Society. She was a past department chaplain for the American Legion Auxiliary, past unit president and past district president of the American Legion Auxiliary, past worthy high priestess of the White Shrine of Jerusalem in The Dalles, past worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star. She also was past district president of the Oregon Federation of Women’s Clubs, was a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Oregon Federation of Women’s Clubs, Scottish American Heritage, Inc., Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria American Clan Gregor Society and Maryhill Museum Association. Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Jean K. Miller, Seattle; a son Wily W. Knighten, Mustang, Okla.; two brothers, John M. MacGregor, La Jolla, Calif.; Alister MacGregor, Belleve, Wash.; two sisters, Ruth J. MacGregor, Portland; Helen B. Lee, San Francisco, Calif., and three grandchildren. Memorials have been suggested to the Wily W. Knighten memorial scholarship fund, First National Bank Moro.
- Services Held Tuesday For Willison Turney. Willison H. Turney, 62, a resident of Rufus, died Friday afternoon at his store, the Rufus Variety, which he owned and operated in Rufus. He was born Sept. 3, 1915 at Pittsburgh, Pa. He was a veteran of World War II and had been an air craft electrician in Texas before coming to Rufus. Survivors include his wife, Thelma, Rufus; three sons, John Lindau, Seattle, James and David Turney, both of Rufus; a brother, Robert Turney, West Covina, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Abner (Velma) Copeland, Rufus, Mrs. Oliver (Alberta) Simmons, Bedford, Ohio; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Smith Callaway Chapel, Bud McGee officiating. Private cremation services followed in Portland.
- Services In California For Marvin Miller. Marvin Miller passed away at Riverside, Calif. at the home of his son Melvin Miller on January 30. He worked with the state highway department at Moro with Darwin Van Gilder. He passed away two weeks after his 80th birthday. Burial was Friday, Feb. 2 at Riverside. Beside his son, survivors include daughters, Mrs. Harold (Mearle) Cayner, Portland, Mrs. Cliff (Dorothy) Kenny, who lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.
February 15, 1979
- Services Held For Earl L. Hastings. A former resident of Dufur and Grass Valley. Late of Bozeman, Montana. Born September 6, 1922 in Dufur. Passed away in Bozeman, Montana January 29th. He was a pastor of the Bozeman Christian Church and was a veteran of World War II. Survived by his wife, Olive Hastings of Bozeman; 4 sons, Lawrence of Eugene, Stephen and Neal both of Portland, and Paul of Okinawa; 1 daughter, Edena Maddling of Salem; 1 brother, Dale of Othello, Washington, 1 sister, Lorita Hansen of Hood River; Mother, Mrs. Edith Hastings of The Dalles; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Dufur Christian Church Monday at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Russell Hensley officiating. Interment Dufur Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Malvin Ball, Archie Swett, Art Appling, Ted Gibbs, Neil Hunt and Lynn Burtner.
- Services Held Monday For Mabel Jane Holmes. Miss Mabel Jane Holmes, 88, a resident of The Dalles for 29 years and a longtime resident of Grass Valley, died last Friday morning at a nursing home in The Dalles. She was born May 21, 1890 at Reno, Nev. and came to Sherman County when she was one month old. Miss Holmes was a member of the Grass Valley Baptist Church. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Theodore von Borstel, The Dalles; a brother, William S. Holmes, Lincoln City, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Grass Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Arthur Brown officiating. Burial followed in the IOOF Cemetery in Grass Valley.
February 22, 1979
- Services Held Friday For Mrs. Ruth Jones. Ruth Jeannette Jones, 64, Rt. 2 Box 2679, La Grande died Tuesday February 13, at the Grande Ronde Hospital. Mrs. Jones was born October 13, 1914 at Prophetstown, Illinois, daughter of Carl and Mable Sunberg. On May 29, 1938 she married William R. Jones at Astoria, Ill. They moved west, settling at Selah, Washington where Bill graduated from Central Washington School of the Bible. The family then moved to Wasco where Bill assumed the pastorate of the Wasco Church of Christ. Ruth spent several years working in the post office. After the children graduated from Sherman High School Bill retired from the ministry and he and Ruth moved to La Grande to engage in farming. Ruth was a member of the Elgin Christian church and Grande Ronde Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband of La Grande, Barbara Ireland, of Salem, Robert, of Pendleton; Philip, of Newberg; brothers, Hayden and Robert Sundberg of Galesburg, Ill. seven grandchildren and other relatives. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas. Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. Friday 16th at the Elgin Christian Church. Private family interment was at the Grandview cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Cancer Research Fund, or the American Bible Society, Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, Box 772, La Grande, Oregon, 97850.
March 1, 1979
- Nora Stanfield Dies At Home In Portland. Nora Barzee Stansfield, who died at her Portland home Saturday, February 24, was the last surviving child of four born on her parent’s homestead, near Lamborn Road south of Wasco. She was 89. Her parents, Charles W. and Martha (Mattie) Eaton Barzee were married at the China Hollow school house in December, 1882, and lived on their homestead until the family moved to The Dalles in 1895. Her mother was born at Amity, Oregon in 1862. Her father emigrated to Oregon with his family in the same year, at age 4. Her maternal grandparents, Jesse and Mary Eaton, were among the first who settled in Sherman county, building their home in Spanish Hollow in 1864. Her father came to Sherman county in 1880. The Barzee family moved to The Dalles in 1895, and to Portland in 1907. Stanso attended school at the family school, near the homestead; in The Dalles, and later in Portland. She also attended Philomath. She worked for the city of Portland for several years, and was active in the Daughters of the Nile. She is survived by her husband, Charles; daughters Anita Jennison of San Diego, Lois Bushman of San Luis Obispo, California, Ruth Nelson of Portland, Florence Meek of Salem and Beverly Bates of Mesa, Arizona five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. Private interment will be in the EEaton family plot in the Methodist cemetery near Wasco, which is on ground donated by her grandparents. The family suggests remembrances be contributions to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Portland, or the Oregon Heart Fund. [copied as it appeared]
March 8, 1979
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March 22, 1979
- Services Held At Helix For George Mitchell. George A. Mitchell, Helix, died Saturday at the Veterans Hospital in Walla Walla. He was 86. Mr. Mitchell resided in the Helix area 51 years. He was born at Victoria, B.C. Canada. He served on the ration board during World War II. He was a charter member of the Oregon Wheat Growers League and received an award from the Oregon Farm Bureau for contributions to agriculture. Mr. Mitchell was a graduate of Chaffey High School, Ontario, CA in 1912. He attended Pomona College for a year and then graduated from Oregon State University in 1921. He was the first superintendent of the Pendleton Experiment Station, serving until 1948, when he moved to Moro and was superintendent of the Moro Experiment Station for five years. He then worked for Farm Chemicals of Athena until retiring in 1961. He worked for Henry Campbell of Helix until 1964. Mr. Mitchell was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He was a pilot in the Army during World War I. He was a member of the Moro Masonic Lodge for 56 years, and also a member of Pendleton Elks Lodge 288. Survivors are his wife, Gwen R.; son, Tom, Hermiston; daughters, Mrs. Tom (Mary Ann) Ryder, Pendleton, and Mrs. Mike (Jane) Orlando, Dallas, Tex., 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Helix Community Baptist Church. Vault interment will be in the Helix cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Helix Community Baptist Church direct or through Folsom Bishop Funeral Chapel. Friends may call at the Folsom-Bishop Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon.
- Services At Corvallis For Cora E. Stewart. Services for Cora E. Stewart, 74, of 1659 N.E. Beca, will be held at 2:30 P.M. Friday at Oaklawn Memorial Park, the Rev. John Dennis will officiate. Miss Stewart died Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was born August 11, 1904 to James and Margarette Stewart in Moro, Oregon. She was of the graduating class of 1923 of the Corvallis General Hospital Nurse’s training school. She started her 3 year program in 192_. She did private duty nursing for 13 years before joining the Corvallis General Hospital regular staff in 1941. In the period from 1941 to 1970, when she retired, she was superintendent of nurses for 6 years and then became head nurse on the old two east. Miss Stewart affiliated only at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital for her Pediatric training. Surviving is one nephew Dick Stewart of Anchorage, Alaska. She was a member of the Zonta International. The family suggests memorials to the Good Samaritan Foundation. Theyy may be sent to DeMoss – Durdan Funeral Hame P.O. Box 338 Corvallis, Oregon. [copied as it appeared]
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- No Suspect To Date In Slaying Near Dam. No suspect has been found in the slaying of a 35-year old workman found last Friday morning near John Day dam. He had been shot six times with the weapon, according to Sherman County Sheriff Gerald Lhrey. The workman, William T. Hendrix, Keller, Wash., was found in Giles French Park below the dam about 39 minutes after he was due for work call with the National Marine Fisheries crew at Rufus. Lohrey said that deputy Dan Jensen of his office and Oregon State Police criminal investigator Don Erickson were working on the case. The FBI has offered its assistance, Lohrey said. Background and biographical information is being developed on Hendrix, the sheriff said. Hendrix was believed to have been camped in the park near where he was working as a fish tracker. He had reported to work last Monday, was off duty Wednesday and Thursday and due back on duty Friday. The state medical examiner and state crime laboratory were called in to make tests to determine the time of death and develop other information. Hendrix was last seen alive in the area when he left work last Tuesday afternoon, Lohrey said.
- Rites Held In Wasco For Hurshel N. Riggs. Hurshel N. Riggs, 70, a resident of Wasco in Sherman County for forty years, died at his home on Tuesday. He was born February 3, 1909 at Oakwood, Oklahoma. Mr. Riggs was a member of the Grass Valley IOOF Lodge. Survivors include wife, Blanche, Wasco; two daughters, Roxie Ann Riggs, Wasco, and Peggy Cottrell, Hillsboro; four brothers, Clifford and Woodward, both of Canyon City, Colorado and Lloyd and Thurman, both of Colorado Springs, Colorado; four sisters, Roxie Cline, Grand Junction, Colorado; Eunine Eaton, The Dalles; Margaret Warner, Colorado Springs, and Betty Stevens, Denver,and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Wasco Methodist Church with the Rev. Alfred Boyer officiating. Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery in Grass Valley. Memorials have been suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice.
- Services In Portland For Former Resident. Funeral services were held for Mrs. Dorothy Perry Wilberg at Gable Funeral Home, Portland, Tuesday, April 10th at 2:00 p.m. She was born Feb. 10, 1917 at Grass Valley and passed away at Winlock on April 6. She leaves her husband, Harold; daughters, Mrs. Donna Paul of Roseburg and Mrs. Glenda Berg of Winlock, Wash.; six grandchildren, a brother, Robin Olds. Burial was in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland.
- Services Held At Omak For Nickie A. Brown. Nickie K. (Hubbard) Brown formerly of Grass Valley, died last Friday in a Spokane hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Prescht-Harrison Funeral Chapel in Omak, Wash. Burial was at Omak. Mrs. Brown was born Sept. 18, 1947. Survivors include her husband, Gilbert, Omak; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hubbard, Grass Valley; four sisters, L_la Stutzer, Klamath Falls; Sharon Page, Montana; Marie Weaver, Jacksonville; Bonnie Ward, Ashland; a brother, Lyle Hubbard, Grass Valley; 14 nieces and nephews. [poor copy – copied as it appeared]
- Services Held Tuesday For Arthur J. Sharp Well-Known Pioneer. [photo] Arthur J. (Art) Sharp, member of a pioneer family in The Dalles and a well-known wheat, sheep and cattle rancher, died here Saturday in the hospital at the age of 87. He was born October 1, 1891, at a home on Lower Threemile Creek and was the son of Edward and Kathleen Sharp, and grandson of P.T. Sharp, who owned a store in Canyon City and ran a pack train to The Dalles and other areas. His grandfather moved to the Lower Threemile site in 1871. The family moved into town and built a small home on the corner of Fourth and Federal Streets in 1898, moving to a new home next door in 1905. After grade school in The Dalles he then attended Columbia Preparatory now the University of Portland. He earned a mining engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1916. There, he played football, participating in the historic Army – Notre Dame game in 1913 to which the forward pass was first used. He married Eunice Codd of South Bend, Indiana, then returned to The Dalles to farm with his father. Mr. Sharp moved to the family ranch on Threemile in 1917, living there until his death. The ranch is primarily a wheat ranch, but he started raising sheep in 1922, changing in 1936. His son Edward continues ranch operations. His memberships included St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Wasco County Livestock Association, Elks Lodge 303, National Rife Association, Oregon Wheat Growers Association and was a No[r]thwest Livestock Association charter member. Surviving are his wife, Eunice; daughters, Joan Frischmuth, Hermiston; Kathleen Mitnhell, Seattle; sons, Edward J., The Dalles; Partick J., Grass Valley; a nephew, David J. Sharp; a niece, Carolyn Sharp, Portland; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home at 7:30 p.m. today. Requiem Mass will be at St. Peter’s Catholic Church Tuesday at 10 a.m. the Rev. William S. Stone, celebrant. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Vern Angell, Homer Baker, Ed Hagen, Dan Petroff, Sr., Orville Thompson and Albert Vala. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society in Mr. Sharp’s memory. [poor copy, difficult to read]
- Mrs. Myrtle Funk attended funeral services in Salem for her brother-in-law, E__n Ross.
- Word has been received of the death of Orville Burres, Vancouver, Washington. Mr. Burres was born in Albany. He leaves wife Erminie; a son Stanley and a daughter Nancy. A daughter Jerry preceeded him in death. Mr. attended school in Wasco and at Oregon State University. Mrs. Burres is a sister to Mrs Wfton [Afton] McIntyre, The Dalles, formerly of Wasco. [copied as it appeared]
April 26, 1979
- Services Wednesday For Walter Maffei. Graveside services were held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Sunrise Cemetery ner Wasco for Walter Maffei 68, of Walla Walla. Services were also held at Hermiston earlier. He died following a fight with diabetes for many years. Nothing could hold “Walt” back and he continued to handle a motor route for the Spokesman-Review for many years, delivering the papers each morning throughout the Walla Walla – Milton-Freewater area. As manager of the Elks lodge at Hermiston for several years he was an expert at operating the finances “in the black.” “Walt” grew up northwest of Wasco living with the “Pony” Miller [Pony White?] family and attended Wasco Public Schools. His wife, the former Norma Feldman, is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Feldman of Wasco, Ed being the Union Pacific depot agent there for 28 years. Walt and Norma operated a turkey-raising ranch at Hermiston for many years and later operated a neighborhood grocery in northwest Walla Walla for several years. Survivors include his wife, Norma of Walla Walla; one daughter, Ann of Spokane, and a grandson “Petey” who was his “favorite person.”
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- Services Here Friday For Selena G. Martin. Selena G. Martin, 62, a long-time resident of Grass Valley, died in a Goldendale Hospital on Tuesday. She was born April, 1917 in Pe Ell, Wash. Mrs. Martin was a member of the Grass Valley Baptist Church, the Grass Valley Rebekah Lodge, Bethlehem Chapter No. 78 of the Order of Eastern Star and the Harlandview Grange. Survivirs include a daughter, Deanna Padget, Grass Valley; a sister, Peggy Collins, Fairbanks, Alaska and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Grass Valley Baptist Church at 2 p.m. last Friday with the Rev. Arthur Brown officiating. Burial at Rose Cemetery in Moro. Casket bearers were: Kenny Naas, Arden Myers, Mike Webb, Henry Jaeger, Ed Fritts and Pat Sharp. Honorary casket bearers were: Walt Davis, Virgil Grout, Clarence Higley, Ivan Blagg, Floyd Lane and Earl Gentry. Spencer Libby and Powell Funeral Home were in charge of the arrangements. [copied as it appeared]
- Services At Hood River For John F. Kock. John F. Kock, 84, a retired logger and resident of Bingen, died June 8 at Hood River. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home under the direction of Mozart C. Burles. Burial followed in the Klickitat County Cemetery District N. 1. Mr. Kock was born November 9, 1884 to Mr. and Mrs. Hans Kock in Boring, Oregon. He was a resident of the Mid-Columbia area since 1934. Survivors include his wife, Martha Kock, Bingen; a son, John Kock, Willard; a daughter, Lorette Dickey JBingen; a brother, Alfred Kock, Moro, and one sister, Emma Rannow, also of Boring. He is also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. [copied as it appeared.]
- Services Held Monday For Carroll Sayrs, 80. Carroll Sayrs, 80, a lifelong resident of Moro, died Thursday at a local nursing home. Mr. Sayrs was born Jan. 12, 1899 at Moro. He was a wheat and cattle farmer until his retirement. He was a member of Eureka Lodge, A.F.&A.M., The Dalles Elks Lodge, Oregon Wheat League, and for 25 years was a director of Mid-Columbia Production Association. He was also a director of the Moro Grain Growers and served as a member of the Moro School board. Survivors are his wife, Helen, Moro; a son, Frank Sayrs, also of Moro; a daughter, Mrs. Chester Coats, Wasco; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family has suggested contributions to the National Jewish Hospital, 3800 E. Colfax Ave., Denver Scholarship fund, in care of Mrs. John Buck, Moro. Memorial services were conducted Monday at Smith Callaway Chapel by the Rev. Alfred N. Boyer, and a private cremation to follow in Portland.
- Services Held Tuesday For Gayle E. Eaton. Memorial services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Smith Callaway Chapel for Gayle Eugene Eaton, 43, Stockton, Calif., who died Wednesday in a California plane crash. The Rev. James Hazlett will officiate. Born July 8, 1935, at White Salmon, Wash., Mr. Eaton grew up in Rufus and was graduated from high school in 1953. He then attended Benson Tech in Portland, where he studied to be an aircraft mechanic. He went to work for United Airlines as a mechanic in 1954 in San Francisco and had lived in the bay area since that time. At the time of his death, he was a mechanic and borate bomber pilot for Hemet Valley Flying under contract with the Forest Service. He was an Army veteran. Surviving are a daughter, Debra and a son, Craig, both of Stockton; his mother, Della May Eaton, Rufus; two brothers, Wayne B. Eaton, The Dalles, and Neal J. Eaton, Rufus; a sister, Elaine Turney, Rufus and several nieces and nephews. The family has suggested that friends who wish contribute to a charity of their choice in memory of Mr. Eaton.
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- Local World War I Veteran Dies June 29. By Theodore Johnston: Loy V. Cochran, Moro, born July 1, 1897, died June 29, 1979 at The Dalles General Hospital. He was a veteran of World War I, during which he gave outstanding service to his country. He enlisted, along with his three older brothers, on April 10, 1917 and after basic training at Camp Withycombe, Clackamas, he was placed in a cavalry outfit. He was then sent to an uncompleted camp in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the army was housing 10,000 head of cavalry and artillery mounts. 200 horses were dying each day from a lung disease called “Glanders,” a result of the work of German spies. Cochran suggested the use of Vitriol, as he remembered this drug being used on We_ter horses when he was a boy. Vitriol was obtained and within 10 days the epidemic was under control. Later he was sent to France aboard the “Baltic” and during this trip 600 of the horses were killed as a result of a submarine attack by the Germans. When they landed at LeHavre, France, the remainder of the horses were ____ issued French rifles with 18 mm 6 bore shells, which would travel 18 miles, and were superior to the American ammunition. He was then sent to the front lines on July 4th to back up the marines at Chateau Thierry and he remained on the front lines under continuous shelling until November 11th. They were preparing to blow up Metz, Germany when the armistice was signed. They were then sent to Verdun, where they were equipped with new uniforms and guns and his brigade was chosen for the army of occupation and sent to Germany, where they had patrol duty along the line of demarcation. He remained in this post until May 18, 1919. Among the well known battles in which he served were the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the Marne Defensive, the Alsne-Marne Offensive and the St. Mihiel Offensive. He was released from the service at Camp Lewis, Washington on May 30th, 1919. Mr. Cochran later became a rancher in the Moro community and after _____ His friends and all the members of his community wish to express their recognition and gratitude for his service to our county. Note: Theodore Johnston is the lone veteran of World War I now residing in Sherman County.
- Services For Loy V. Cochran. Loy V. Cochran, a former Sherman County farmer and mayor of Moro, died last Friday, two days short of his 82nd birthday. He was born July 1, 1897, at Clarno in Wheeler County, and was the last surviving son of Charles K. and Mary Powell Cochran. The family moved to Sherman County in 1898, living first on the Deschutes River and later in Moro, where Mr. Cochran attended school. He later lived in Portland and Camas, Wash. On Feb. 8, 1920, Mr. Cochran married Gladys Kee of Grass Valley. They moved back to Sherman County to farm. In 1924, the couple moved to Camas and then to Portland where Mr. Cochran worked for Meier & Frank. The couple returned to Moro in the 1950s where Mr. Cochran worked for Jess Landry, a rancher, then in the city of Moro. Cochran retired and served as mayor of Moro for two terms. He was a member of the Chris Schultz American Legion Post here, having served in France in World War I, and a member of the Fort Dalles Barracks, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Cochran enjoyed relating stories about war, the life of a fireman in Portland and the life of a shipyard worker. He also enjoyed gardening, sports, politics and history. Survivors include his wife, Gladys, Moro; son, Gordon, Honolulu, and several nieces and nephews and cousins. Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Moro Community Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Al Boyer officiating. Burial was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Grass Valley. The family suggests that friends contribute to a charity of their choice in Mr. Cochran’s memory.
July 12, 1979
- Services In The Dalles For Bernadine Morris. Bernadine Elaine Morris, 69, a resident of Rufus for the past 32 years died at her home on Wednesday. She was born Jan. 3, 1919 in Walla Walla. Survivors include her husband Robert W., Rufus; a son, Thomas, Rufus; three daughters, Vaneta Ma_one, Chehalis, Wash., Shirley White and Susan Fix, both of Rufus, eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home in The Dalles at 11 a.m. Friday and burial was at Sunrise Cemetery in Wasco. Memorials are suggested to the Oregon Cancer Society or the charity of the donor’s choice.
- Services In Washington For Kenneth Zachary. Kenneth Karl Zachary was born in The Dalles on February 5, 1907. Died in Woodland, Washington on July 6, 1979. He was a former resident of Moro where he and his family lived from 1945 to 1965. In 1965 they moved to Vancouver, Washington. On June 18, 1971 his wife, Marie Alice Metteer Zachary died in Vancouver. He then moved to Woodland, to be near one of his daughters, Mrs. Sandra K. Hurn. Mr. Zachary was a carpenter, a member of Vancouver Carpenters Union Local No. 1715. He is survived by one son, Michael K. Zachary of Vancouver. Three daughters, Mrs. Sandra K. Hurn of Woodland, Mrs. Sylvia Marie Alderman of Salem, and Mrs. Patricia Ann Bourdeau of Springfield. Two sisters, Mrs. Bill Martin of The Dalles and Mrs. Mildred Fransworth of Bend. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 11, 1979 from Smith Callaway Chapel in The Dalles, Rev. William Stone, officiating. Committal was held at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, The Dalles.
- Services In The Dalles For Mary E. McMillin. Mass of Christian Burial was offered July 7th at St. Peter Church in The Dalles for Mary E. McMillin of Portland, who passed away July 4th, concelebrating the Mass were Rev. Willian Stona, The Dalles; Rev. Anthony Vu-Hung Ton, Portland, and Rev. Raymond Beard pastor of St. Mary Church, Wasco. Serving as pallbearers were Grant Bell, Wilis Perley, Henry Gibbs, Vern Dyck, Coe White, Jr. and Russell McCullough. Interment was at the IOOF cemetery. Mary McMillin was born January 25, 1914, to Alexander and Helen Bee Macnab, who were at that time living and farming in Sherman County near Rufus, Mary attended school at St. Mary’s Academy in The Dalles, and at Rufus. After graduating from Rufus, she attended Northwestern Business School in Portland. On may 31, 1939, she married Eugene McMillin, son of Eugene and Mary McMillin, former Sherman County residents who later moved to Portland. Mrs. McMillin is survived by her husband, Eugene McMillin, Portland two sons, Dennis of Leavenworth, Washington, and Scott of Missoula, Montana, and 5 grandchildren. Also surviving are her mother, Mrs. Bee Macnaab, The Dalles, two sisters, Helen (Mrs Leland Medler), The Dalles, Roseanna (Mrs. Russell McCullough), Dufur, and 7 brohters, Bob Macnab, The Dalles, Bill, Don, Tom, Pete, George and Pat Macnab all of Sherman County. The family wishes to express its gratitude to all those who showed their loving concern with their prayers, cards an flower. [copied as it appeared]
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- Services In The Dalles For Mrs. Cecyl Skirving. Cecyl Holloway Skirving, 93, a resident of The Dalles since 1927, died at a local nursing home on Thursday. She was born on February 13,1886 at Cartage, Inc. Mrs. Skirving was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church; St. Peter’s Alter Society, St. Anne Circle; and was a charter member of the Soroptomist Club in The Dalles. Survivors include a son, Dr. John Skirving, The Dalles; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Mulick, Moro; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Recitation of the rosary will be Sunday evening at 7:30 at Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home; and requiem mass will be Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church. The Rev. William Stone will officiate. Burial will be aa Grandview Cemetery in Grandview, Washington. Memorials are suggested to St. Peter’s Altar Society in care of St. Peter’s Church. [copied as it appeared]
August 9, 1979
- Services Tuesday For Former County Judge. George H. Jensen, 59, Rufus, died Saturday at Goldendale nursing home. He was born February 22, 1919 at Stevenson, Washington, and had lived most of his life in Sherman County after having moved back from Salem in 1960. He was a member of Taylor Lodge A.F.&A.M., Wasco, the AL Kadar Shrine Club, Frank Brown Post, American Legion, and a veteran of World War II. He was Sherman County judge from 1973 – 1976, until he became ill in 1976. In his earlier years, he was well known for his expertise in pitching town league baseball. Surviving are his wife, Scotty Jensen, Rufus; a son, Dan, Kennewick, Washington; a daughter Sharon Cooper, Sacramento, Calif.; two grandchildren, a brother, James Jensen, Portland; and a sister, Mary Melville, Forsyth, Montana. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Callaway Chapel, the Rev. Rusty Kimsey officiating. Burial was at 11:15 a.m. at the Sunrise Cemetery, Wasco. Casketbearers include — Norval Lane, Chester Coats, Bill Macnab, Harvey Henson, Douglas Mahurin and Dan Jensen. Memorials are suggested to the Sherman County Scholarship Fund or the Oregon Heart Association.
- Moro – Jack Sather, a brother of Anne Miller Wilson died suddenly last week in Ontario. Mrs. Bob Olsen, Mrs. Don Holzman and Darla Miller of Portland attended the funeral on Tuesday.
August 16, 1979
- Jack Sather Suffers Fatal Heart Attack. Jack D. Sather, 60, of Ontario, Ore died suddenly Friday, Aug. 3 of a heart attack. Jack was born Sept. 27, 1918 at Tacoma to Louis and Laura Sather and lived at Kent until leaving to attend college. He was graduated from Oregon State and taught there several years before moving to Clatskamie where he raised min. After several years, then he mov- [the remainder of his obit was covered by a sheet of paper with the words “Best Available Copy”] [copied as it appeared]
- Services Held Saturday For Harry Justesen. Hary Justesen, The Dalles, and formerly a rancher from Kent, died Thursday in the hospital here. He was born March 12, 1902, in Springfield and the family moved to Kent in 1904, where he ranched until he moved to The Dales in 1964. He was a member of Eureka Lodge A.M.&F.M. in Moro. On October 12, 1927, he and Ellen [the remainder of his obit was covered by a sheet of paper with the words “Best Available Copy”] [copied as it appeared]
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- Jim Riskosky Dies At Home In Spokane. Mrs. Jim Riskosky of Spokane, formerly of Wasco passed away at 11:25 Monday night, on her 52nd birthday. Her husband was principal of Wasco Grade School many years ago. She had been suffering from cancer for several months. Survivors include her husband, Jim; her mother, Edna Thornburg; two daughters, Tama and Kim, and one granddaughter, Amber. Funeral services are pending.
- Services On Saturday For Mrs. Morehouse. Valetha Ellen Morehouse died August 27 at The Dalles General Hospital. She was well known as “Aunty Bea.” She was born April 14. 1914 at Ostrander, Wash. As a girl she went to school at Girls Poly in Portland. She wanted to be a teacher, but because of finances she was unable to finish. At age 17 she married Amos Gore. To this union two children were born, Joyce and Floyd. In 1945 she came to Wasco where she met her husband, Kenneth Morehouse. A friend described Bea as a person “who never met a stanger.” If any person ever enjoyed life, it was Bea. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Morehouse; son Floyd Gore; daughter, Joyce Anderson of Wasco; four sisters, Mrs. Irene Ekman, McMinnville; Mrs. Nina Rode, Portland; Mrs. Isabel Schoemacher, Wisconsin; one brother, Curtis Levy, Sheridan. One granddaughter, Christine Gore. Funeral services will be held at the Wasco Methodist Church Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Al Boyer officiating.
- Hazel Foss Dies At The Dalles Hospital. Hazel Marie Foss, life time resident of Sherman County, died early Wednesday, Aug. 29 at The Dalles General hospital at the age of 58. She was born February 28, 1921 in Wasco to Everett and Marie Watkins. Mrs. Foss worked for Cushman Equipment Company, Moro, and Agri Chem in Wasco as a secretary besides devoting many hours helping her husband with his insurance business. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of St. Paul, Annie Fulton Chapter No. 124 O.E.S., American Legion Auxiliary and Woman’s Study Club. She also donated much of her time at the Wasco Library. Hazel Marie graduated from St. Helen’s Hall, Portland in 1939 and later married John Austin Foss on April 25, 1943. In 1946, they had their first child, a daughter, Sandra Arlene and later a son, Michael Rae born in 1947. Other survivors, besides her husband and family, include her parents, Everett and Marie Watkins; a brother, Francis L. Watkins; two nieces, Phyllis K. (Watkins) Ullman, Portland, and Shirley E. (Watkins) Blaylock, Moro. Funeral services pending arrangements.
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- Services Held Tuesday For Harry P. Howell. Harry Paul Howell, a farmer and lifelong resident of Sherman County died Saturday at age 73. He was born July 23, 1906 in Wasco County. Howell was a member of the Kent Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Helen, Grass Valley; a sister, Faye M. Beyer, The Dalles; three brothers, George Marvin, Darrington, Wash.; Dale, Hood River; Millard, Arlington, Wash.; several nieces and nephews. Two sisters and a brother died earlier. Services were held at Spencer Libby and Powell Funeral Home on Tuesday with the Rev. Fred Hawkins officiating. Burial at the Kent Cemetery. Casket bearers included Phil Howell, Jim Howell, Harold Taylor, Jim Jackson, Virgil Grout and Carl von Borstel. Memorials were suggested to the Kent Baptist Church.
- Sallie Wright, 100 Sherman Pioneer, Dies. Sallie Amick Wright, 100, a resident of the Mid-Columbia area since 1899, died at a local nursing home on Wednesday. She was born November 9, 1878, in St. Clair county, Missouri, and married Lawrence Amick there in 1899. She and her husband came to Oregon and homesteaded east of Kent that same year and farmed there. They moved to The Dalles in 1942. Mr. Amick died in 1947, and she then married Delbert Wright and they lived in Wasco until after his death, when she moved back to The Dalles. Mrs. Wright was known for her mid-wife abilities and for her care for the sick in the Kent area in the early part of the century. She was a member of the First Christian Church in The Dalles. Survivors include a grandson, Roy Hogue, Hillsboro (formerly of The Dalles); a granddaughter, Eilene Eslinger, Grass Valley; 10 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Both of her daughters preceded her in death. Graveside rites were Monday at 10 a.m. at The Dalles IOOF Cemetery. Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
September 20, 1979
- Lucy Ruggles Brown Dies In California. Lucy Ruggles Brown passed away at a nursing home near her home at Terra Bella, California on Saturday September 8th, of a heart condition. She was 78[?] years old. She was married when a young woman and lost her husband in a flu epidemic shortly after their marriage, she never remarried. She was the youngest member of the Philip [Ruggles] family who settled in the Rutledge district when first arriving here from California. Later they moved down on the John Day River where her father raised vegetables and fruits selling them to the farm families on the hills above. Her father died when she was about eight years old leaving a large family, her mother then went back to school and started teaching again at the age of 60. She taught around Moro and Grass Valley until she was 72, well known as Grandma Ruggles. Lu is survived by one sister Mrs. Charley Garlic of Portland who just made the headlines in the Journal as the jogging grandmother at 85 years and a very dear friend Agnes Stretzel who was with her at the time of her death, many adoring nieces and nephews, the only remaining in the county area Orville Ruggles and Charlotte Barnett.
September 27, 1979
- Joseph Fritts, 82, Dies In The Dalles Hospital. Joseph Shelton Fritts, 82, a resident of Grass Valley since 1919, died Sunday in The Dalles Hospital. He was born Decmeber 8, 1893 in Mountain City, Tenn. He had been a wheat farmer in Grass Valley. Fritts was a member of the Grass Valley Baptist Church and the Oregon Wheat League. Survivors include his wife, Edna, Grass Valley; four sons, Lewis S., Chantilly, Va.; Edwin R., Moro; Joseph S., Scio, and D_ran E., Grass Valley; 18 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at Grass Valley Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Wednesday with the Rev. [grave]side services followed at the Kent Cemetery. Memorials have been suggested to the Grass Valley Baptist Curch Memorial Fund. [copied as it appeared] [the area of date of birth was difficult to read but believe it to read December 8, 1893] [See October 4 for a reprint]
- Services Held Monday For Evan Olson, 93. Evan T. Olson, 93, a resident of Wasco, died at The Dalles Hospital Friday morning. Mr. Olson was born September 26, 1885 at Manitowish, Wisconsin. He had been a wheat rancher in the Wasco area. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Tom (Anna) Jacobsen, Wasco; Mrs. Clayton (Marie) McCall, The Dalles, and Mrs. Elmo (Evelyn) See, Salem; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His wife, Elsie, died in 1970. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Smith Callaway Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Rusty Kimsey officiating. Private burial services followed. Memorials are suggested to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
October 4, 1979
- Joseph Fritts, 82, Dies In The Dalles Hospital. Joseph Shelton Fritts, 82, a resident of Grass Valley since 1919, died Sunday in The Dalles Hospital. He was born Decmeber 8, 1896 in Mountain City, Tenn. He had been a wheat farmer in Grass Valley. Fritts was a member of the Grass Valley Baptist Church and the Oregon Wheat League. Survivors include his wife, Edna, Grass Valley; four sons, Lewis S., Chantilly, Va.; Edwin R., Moro; Joseph S., Scio, and Doran E., Grass Valley; a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Vivian) Todd, Grass Valley, 18 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at Grass Valley Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Wednesday with the Rev. Arthur Brown officiating. Graveside services followed at the Kent Cemetary. Memorials have been suggested to the Grass Valley Baptist Curch Memorial Fund. [copied as it appeared] [the area of date of birth was difficult to read but believe it to read December 8, 1893][See September 27]
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- Eula Stark Brittain Passes October 27th. Willis Brittian died on October 27,1979 in Redmond. She was born May 20, 1907 in Eldorado Springs, Mo. Moved to Grass Valley as a small child, moved to Bedn 18 years ago. Surviviors include, husband Willis Son, Gary of Bend, daughter, Kay Groogan of South Highland, Calif., 2 grandchildren Scott and Don Grogan, 1 sister Josephine Parkhurst of Roseberg 4 brothers, Hadley of Terribone, Wallace of Lagoona Beach, Cal., Harry – G.V. and B.O. Stark of Kent and many nieces and nephews. Fueral services were held at Niswonger and Reynolds Chapel on October 29,1979 at 2:00 P.M. in Bend. Rev. Hatkins officiated. [copied as it appeared]
November 15, 1979
November 22, 1979
- Kent – Funeral services for Edith Olive Sabey, formerly of Kent, were held Nov. 13 at the Adamson Funeral Home in Sheridan. Sabey, 74 died suddenly of a heart attack Nov. 8 while on a tour of the Philippines with a friend. She was currently residing in Sheridan. Born in LaGrande in 1905, Mrs. Sabey is survived by her mother Lily Denning, Tigard; seven children Leland Phillips, Homedale, Idaho; Ted Sabey Moro; Mrs. Bill Thorton, American Fork, Utah; Jim Sabey, Wallowa; Gene Sabey, Willamina; Virginia Simpson and Lily Songer, both of Sheridan; 36 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Most around here will remember Olive for the time she and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Sabey operated the Kent Tavern and Cafe in 1975-76, at which time she also purchased the Oliver Shadwitz home.
- Pearl Wagner. (Susie) Wagner, 46, a resident of Wasco for the last 10 years and for many years a Goldendale resident, died Monday at a local hospital. She was born January 16, 1933, at Genesceco, Illinois. Mrs. Wagner was a member of the Rufus Grange. Surviving are her husband, Ted, Wasco; a brother, Charles Firch, Terrebonne; and two sisters, Karen Rotheimer and Janice Glover, Goldendale; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. Graveside rites were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wasco Sunrise Cemetery with the Rev. Al Boyer officiating. Casket bearers were Leo Watkins, Henry Richelderfer, John Craig, John Wagner, Dick Wagner and Stanley Wagner. Smith Callaway Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
November 29, 1979
- Anna Belzer. Anna C. Balzer, 81, died at The Dalles nursing home on Friday. Mrs. Balzer was born Dec. 16, 1897 in Alexandria, Neb., and had been a resident of Grass Valley. Mrs. Balzar is survived by three sons, Ralph Balzer, Lake Oswego; Melvin Balzer, San Leandro, Calif.; and Clair Balzer, of The Dalles; two sisters, Hilda Hartman, Wasco and Alma Hull Portland; two brothers, Walter Bruckert, Goldendale and Oscar Bruckert, Prineville; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Spencer Libby and Powell Funeral Home on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Arthur Brown officiating. Burial will be at the Grass Valley Cemetery and pallbearers will be Mark Bird, Hans Bardenhagen, Harold Owens, Willard Rolfe, B.O. Stark and Donald von Borstel. Memorials are suggested to the Oregon Heart Fund in Mrs. Balzer’s name.
December 6, 1979
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December 27, 1979 – Missing
January 3, 1980
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January 17, 1980
- Robert A. Bish Services Were Held Monday at United Methodist. Robert A. Bish, 54, a longtime resident of Sherman county, died at his home on Thursday. He was born Nov. 13, 1925 at Westminster, Md. and had been a cattle rancher in Sherman County. Bish was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Taylor Lodge No. 99, A.F.&A.M.; Annie Fulton Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; White Shrine of Jerusalem; all York Rite bodies; El Kader Shrine, the Oregon Wheat League; BPOE No. 303, The Dalles; The Dalles Moose Lodge; The Dalles Eagles Aerie No. 2120 and the Frank E. Brown Post of the American Legion in Wasco. Survivors include his wife, Catherine, Wasco; a son, Douglas Robert Bish, Wasco; a daughter, Mrs. Betsy Martin, Moro; his father, Paul N. Bish, Finksberg, Md.; two brothers, Stewart L. Bish, Kingsberg, and Kenneth Bish, Houston, Texas; two sisters Mrs. Ethyl Valianti and Mrs Katheryn Taylor, both of Westminster; a grandson, Paul Robert Bish, Wasco; eight nephews and six nieces. Memorial services were held Monday at the Wasco Methodist church with the Rev. Al Boyer officiating. Private burial was at Sunrise Cemetery in Wasco. Pallbearers were David, Dick, Don, Dan, Dee and John Richel- were Gerald and Bob Nisbet, John Kellogg, Irv Relerson and Edgar Berg. Smith Callaway Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to any charity. [copied as it appeared]
- Elizabeth Holloway Services Held Recently. Elizabeth “Lib” Holloway, sister of Margilee Kaseberg, Wasco, died January 2,1980 and during a surgical procedure at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eugene. She was born March 2, 19098 and had lived and taught in the Eugene area. Her husband, don proceeded her in death several years ago. Attending the Memorial Service on Saturday, Janaury 5 in Eugene, were Paulen and Margilee Kasebrg, Terry Kaseberg, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Gochnauer, Mr. and Mrs. Delmer Smith and Mrs. Marvin Thomas from Sherman County. Also present were Lib’s son, John Holloway and family from Arizona, Lib’s sister and family from Seattle, as well as many other friends. Memorial donations may be made to the PEO Scholarship. For further information, contact Margilee Kaseberg 565-3284. [copied as it appeared]
- Velma Powell McKean Lifelong Resident Dies. Velma Powell McKean, 69, a lifelong resident of Sherman County, died Friday in a Portland hospital. She was born June 7, 1910 at Moro. Survivors are two daughters, Janey Cranston, Moro, and Nancy Jackson, Anchorage, Alaska; four grandchildren and three nieces. Her husband, James K. McKean died in 1972. Private services were held at a Portland area Mausoleum on Monday. Memorial services were held Wednesday at Smith Callaway Chapel. Memorials have been suggested to the Heart Fund.
January 24, 1980
January 31, 1980
- Esther L. Peugh Rites Held Recently. Esther Leonora Peugh, a lifelong resident of Sherman County died at a Portland hospital Thursday at the age of 74. Miss Peugh was born August 23, 1905, at Moro. For many years she was bookkeeper for O’Meara Supply and Implement Company in Wasco. She was a member of Marian Rebekah Lodge. Survivors are her mother, Mrs. Gertrude Peugh, Wasco; a sister, Iva Lou Peugh, also of Wasco. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Wasco United Methodist Church, the Rev. Al Boyer officiating. Private committal services followed at the Sunrise Cemetery, Wasco.
February 7, 1980
February 14, 1980
February 21, 1980
- County Commissioner Kaseberg Dies. Lawrence Edward Kaseberg long time resident of Sherman County died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack while attending Albert Kaseberg’s funeral. The Commissioner was on the critical list at The Dalles General, then flown to Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland. Mr. Kaseberg was Sherman County Commissioner since February 2, 1959 and served for twenty one years at this pist [post].
- Albert C. Kaseberg Sherman Countain Services Are Held. Albert C. Kaseberg, 91, of The Dalles, died Friday at the hospital here. Mr. Kaseberg, born on the Kaseberg homestead near the town of Wasco on July 8, 1888, was a resident of Sherman County for most of his life. He was one of a few surviving people who was born in the part of Wasco County which became Sherman County in 1889. He attended Gordon Ridge School near his home before moving to Walla Walla, Washington, in 1902 with his parents. He finished grade school, high school and then completed his education with three terms of business school there. He married Metta F. Watkins of Sherman County May 17, 1912. She died in December 1977. Survivors include: two children, Paulen Kaseberg and Janet Macnab, both of Wasco; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchidlren. Mr. Kaseberg was a founding director and officer of the Sherman Cooperative Grain Growers. He also helped form the Sherman Soil Conservation District and served as a supervisor until his son Paulen replaced him. A grandson, Lee, has served as a third generation on that board. He was a member of the Wasco United Methodist Church, Oregon Wheat Growers League; B.P.O.E. No. 303; charter member of the Annie Fulton Chapter, Chapter 124, Order of Eastern Star of Wasco; Taylor Lodge A.F.&A.M. since May 3, 1910; All York Rite and Scottish Rite bodies; Al Kader Shrine Club; and The Dalles Kiwanis Club. Funeral services were scheduled at Smith Callaway Chapel. Speakers included: The Rev. Al Boyer, Hal Fancher, Mabel Haven, [Sh]erry Kaseberg and Bud Root. Serving as honorary casketbearers were Lee Kaseberg, Terry Kaseberg, Loren Macnab, Alice Schwandt, James Macnab and Joy Macnab. Burial was scheduled for the Odd Fellows Cemetery in The Dalles. Contributions have been suggested to charity.
February 28, 1980
- After spending the past 58 years in Kent, Emily von Borstel passed away at her ranch home at the age of 85 last February 21. Suffering from a weak heart and emphysema for the past several years, she had been home only a week following a two week stay in The Dalles General Hospital. Born in Washoughal, Washington, where she grew up, Emily Leoffel met her future husband, Amandus “Tuffy” von Borstel, at Kent while visting with Cassie Holmes, as the ladies were attending the St. Vincent Nursing School together at the time. An Army Nurse in WW I, she also nursed at the Oregon City Hospital. Working together on their wheat farm south of Kent, Tuffy and Emily raised five children, Helen Sondenaa of Toledo; Carsten, who was killed WW II; Mary Sayrs of Tigard; Phil of Kent; and Fred of Moro. Tuffy passed away the 18th of November, 1959. A member of the American Legion, Emity was the woman who belonged to the Sherman County post. Services were held at Spencer Libby in The Dalles with Pastor Fred Hawkins officiating on Saturday, February 23rd. Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
- L.E. (Pat) Kaseberg. Lawrence Edward (Pat) Kaseberg, 76, a lifetime resident of Sherman County and a member of the Sherman County Court for the past 22 years, died Tuesday evening at a Portland hospital after a short illness. Mr. Kaseberg was born April 3, 1903, at Wasco, the son of Sherman County pioneers, Edward and Evelyn (Morrow) Kaseberg. He attended school at Wasco and at Jefferson High School in Portland, and from 1922 to 1925 was at Oregon State University where he was affiliated with the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. He was married at Moro in 1926 to Marguerite Foss and began wheat farming with his parents at the family ranch west of Wasco. Mr. Kaseberg was active in community and wheat related activities for many years. In addition to serving as county commissioner, he was past president of the Oregon Wheat Growers League and the Sherman County Wheat Growers League. He was past director of Western Wheat Associates and Sherman County Club. He was elected to the State Board of County Commissioners and was district chairman of the Association of Oregon Counties. He belonged to the Wasco Methodist Church and was past master and a lifetime member of Taylor Lodge No 99, A.F.&A.M., all Scottish Rite Bodies and was past Patron of the Annie Fulton chapter No. 124 of the Order of Eastern Star. He was a member of the Mid-Columbia Shrine Club, the El Kader Shrine of Portland and the White Shrine of Jerusalem. He was active with the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District and was on the board of directors of Interior Elevators and was a member of the Agri-Business Council of Oregon. Other affiliations included the Sherman County Historical Society and The Dalles Elks Lodge No. 303. He was a winner of the Boy Scouts of America Leadership award. Survivors are his wife, Marguerite, Wasco; a daughter, Patricia Skiles, and son, Larry Kaseberg, both of Wasco; grandchildren, Susan Skiles Fisher, Shawn Skiles, Collin Kaseberg, Kevin Kaseberg, Cameron and Christopher Kaseberg; a niece, Collien Kaseberg. A brother, Collis died earlier. Funeral services were at 1:30 Saturday afternoon at the Wasco Methodist Church, with the Rev. Al Boyer officiating. Burial was at The Dalles IOOF Cemetery. Smith Callaway Chapel was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been suggested to charities.
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April 3, 1980
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April 10, 1980
- Rufus & Biggs. We are saddened this week by the death of Lee Wallace a dear and treasured friend. This community extends deepest sympathy to her husband, Dick and to all the family.
- Wasco – Funeral services for Mrs. Dick Lee Wallace were held Sat. at the Methodist Church. We will all miss Lee.
April 17, 1980
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- Connie Henninger of Grass Valley, passed away last Thursday. Connie was a great little lady and loved by all that knew her. Connie’s daughter, Carol Grout, and loved ones asked that anyone that cared to, to donate to the Sherman County Bus Co. in care of Mary Brackett, Moro, Oregon, in memory of Connie. This I know would greatly please Connie. She did so love to ride on that bus every Thursday and wanted the bus to continue to operate. Great little gal, that Connie. Isn’t it great the good memories some leave behind.
- Mrs. Cornelia Henniger, or better known to most as “Grandma Connie,” died last Thursday morning at The Dalles General Hospital at the age of 79. Funeral services were held Saturday morning, May 3, at the Grass Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Fred Hawkins of Kent, officiating. Burial was at the Evergreen Memorial Park in McMinnville that afternoon. She was born March 23, 1901 in Denver, Colorado and spent the past 21 years as a resident of Sherman County, 14 years in Kent and the latter 7 years in Grass Valley. While at Kent, Connie worked as school cook, where she had a reputation as best cook around [and __] for great love for the children. She and Buck, who passed away several years ago while a custodian at the school, added a special sparkle to the atmosphere as well as to the premises of the old school. Upon Buck’s death, Connie moved to Grass Valley, but remained a member of the Kent Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, James Pearson, McMinnville; Gerald Pearson, Junction City, Wisconsin; Lynn Pearson, Scio, Oregon; a daughter, Carol Grout (Mrs. Virgil), Grass Valley; nine grandchildren, several step-grandchildren and three great grandchildren; and a brother Bryan Conrey of Pasadena, California. Donations in “Grandma Connie’s” memory may be made to the Senior Citizen Bus Fund, Care of Mary Brackett, Moro, Oregon.
May 15, 1980 missing pages 5 & 6
May 22, 1980
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June 5, 1980
- Moro Personals. Joe Griggs’ funeral was Friday in The Dalles at Smith Callaway Chapel with Russel Belshee officiating. Donations can be made to Cancer Fund.
June 12, 1980
June 19, 1980
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- Funeral services for Betsy MacInnes were held Tuesday at the Grass Valley First Baptist Church. Betsy, with her husband John, spent many years on their ranch out of Kent, where they raised their two children, Donald and Marjorie. Upon selling the ranch, they moved into town before moving on to Redmond. Betsy passed away at Salem.
June 26, 1980
- Moro Personals. Funeral services were held at the Smith Callaway Chapel in The Dalles, Tuesday, for Mr. Frank Sawrs [Sayrs], who died at his home in Moro. Frank will be missed around Moro and Sherman County. He has lived most all of his life in the county. His beautiful voice was heard at many weddings and funerals and special music times. Frank was well liked in Sherman County and will be missed very much.
- Frank Sayrs passed away at his home on Saturday, our thoughtss and prayers are with the family at the time of tre loss of their loved one. [copied as it appeared]
- Frank C. Sayrs 1921 – 80. Frank Carroll Sayrs, a lifelong resident of Moro, died at his home Thursday. He was born April 29, 1921, in Portland. He was the son of Carroll and Helen Whalley Sayrs and the great grandson of Joab Powell a circuit rider, and his wife Annie, and a grandson of Frank Alton Sayrs and Emma Powell Sayrs, who homesteaded in Sherman County in 1883. His maternal grandparents were John Thomas Whalley, who came from England at the age of 15 in 1871, and Laura Hoxter Whalley, herself a daughter of early settlers who had come to Oregon and Forest Grove in 1866. He grew up on the farm that his grandfather Sayrs homesteaded in 1883 and lived there all his life except the war years, 1941-45, which he spent largely in the South Pacific and Australia, Hollandia and the re-entry of the American Forces into Leyte, the Philippines. He returned home in early 1945 and spent several months in Madigan Army Hospital near Tacoma, Washington before returning home. After a period at Oregon State College he began to farm, and after a few months on the home ranch, he took over the place his father had bought eight miles south, where he spent the rest of his life. In 1948, he and Mary von Borstel, who with a pioneer background and heritage, were married. Their children, Anthony Carroll and Melissa Ann, survive him, along with his mother, Helen Sayrs, and sister, Reatha Coats, and several nieces and nephews and one granddaughter. Mr. Sayrs was a member of Eureka Lodge A.F.&A.M., the Oregon Wheat League, and was for many years involved in Sherman County Fair and The Dalles Livestock show. He was director of the choir at the Moro Presbyterian Community Church, and drove the Sherman High School bus. The family has suggested contributions to the Sherman County Ambulance Fund or the Moro Public Library Fund. Masonic rites were at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Callaway Chapel. Private cremation will be in Portland.
July 3, 1980
- Helen I. Howell passed away at the age of 57 at The Dalles General Hospital last Saturday morning, June 28, 1980. Born in Santa Rosa, California on February 1, 1923. Helen’s family moved to Independence, Oregon when she was only 6 years old. She married Harry P. Howell on February 13, 1941, at Centerville, Washington, and had been married 38 years when he passed away at Grass Valley in 1979. Thirty seven of those years were spent in Kent, with the last 2 at Grass Valley and the final six months Helen spent with her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Walt Beyer in The Dalles. A member of the Kent Baptist Church, Grass Valley Rebekah Lodge and The American Auxiliary, Helen is succeeded by a half sister and two “daughters” she raised as her own, Donna Lounsbury of Seaside, and Arieta Bard of Sunnyvale, California. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 1, with Pastor Fred Hawkins officiating at the Grass Valley First Baptist Church and burial at the Kent Cemetery. The family has asked that contributions be made in lieu of flowers, to the Cancer Society or the Kent Baptist Church Building Fund.
- Moro Personals. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 o’clock for Helen Howell, formerly of Kent, at Grass Valley Baptist Church.
July 10, 1980
- Rufus & Biggs. We extend our sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Bert Swigart who have suffered the loss of two family members within the past three weeks. Dagny traveled to Montana to be with her brother, Marvin and his family during the final illness and subsequent death of her sister-in-law, Thelma Garajo. A few days after her return to Rufus, Bert’s step-father, George Grainger of Ephrata, Washington passed away. They attended his funeral in Ephrata on July 7.
July 17, 1980
- A cousin to Jay McKay, Mr. Don McKay of Mt. Vernon, Wash. died of a heart attack recently, at the age of 65. Jay and Phoebe traveled to Burlington for the graveside services on Tuesday, July 8, returning home Wednesday. Don was the oldest and only living son of Mattie (Mrs. Paul) McKay’s 2 sons. He leaves a wife, Theo, and 5 children, the 2 youngest still at home.
July 24, 1980
July 31, 1980
- Rufus & Biggs. and Mrs. Virgil Pogue attended the funeral of Art Anderson in Eugene last Monday, Mrs. Anderson is a sister to Mrs. Pogue.
- Local Man Killed In Crash. Bill Jones, son of Inis and William Jones, died Monday morning in an auto crash on Scott Canyon Road. Bill Jr. was employed by Oregon State Highway Division based in Moro. He was a resident of Rufus and had been a Sherman County resident for 17 years. He graduated from Sherman High in 1974 and was 24 years old. Bill Jr. is survived by his brother Mike Smith of Goodnews Bay, Alaska, his brother Tony of Wasco, his parents Inis and Bill Sr. of Wasco and his grandmother Verna Jones of Emmett, Idaho. The service was held in Wasco at the United Methodist Church the burial was in the Sunrise Cemetery in Wasco.
August 7, 1980
- Just had word that Matt Schwendel passed away on Sat. Aug. 2nd at The Dalles General Hospital at the age of 91. Mr. Schwendel passed away 4 minutes before his 92nd birthday. Interment rites will be at the Sunrise Cemetery, services to be conducted by the Masonic Lodge. At this time we don’t know the day or time for the services.
August 14, 1980
- Funeral services were held for Charles (Chuck) Mansfield on Monday at the Methodist Church. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at the time of their great loss of their loved one.
- Graveside Service for M. “Matt” Schwendel. Matthew J. Schwendel. Graveside Masonic rites were conducted August 8, for Matthew J. “Matt” Schwendel at the Sunrise Cemetery at Wasco by Taylor Lodge No. 99 A.F.&A.M. He died August 2, at The Dalles General Hospital at the age of 91. He was born August 3, 1888 at Brentwood, California and had been a resident of Wasco since. He first came to Sherman County in 1912 with his new bride, Annie Frank of Clayton, California, and harvested for Howard Conlee east of Moro, returning to California to work for Holt Tractor Co., Harris Harvester Co., and the Cowell Portland Cement Co. During this time he educated himself in pneumatics, hydraulics, Diesel mechanics and mechanical engineering by studying fire damaged books he bought after the San Francisco earthquake and fire. By 1918 there were numerous tractors and combines in Sherman County, and he returned to make his home. From mid-twenties to the early forties he was owner of the Opera House where Medicine shows, traveling players and civic groups performed in addition to movies and dances held for local entertainment. At the time of his retirement in 1962, he was employed by Agri-Chem Inc. after having worked for many years as a combine and tractor mechanic. He was preceded in death by his wife Annie, 1965, and a daughter, Ruth, and a son, John in 1937. He is survived by a son, Leland, of Wasco, and numerous nieces and nephews in California. He was a Mason for 59 years. Manvil B. Troxel of Mosier, conducted the Masonic Rites and the Rev. Al Boyer, United Methodist Church, gave the Benediction.
August 21, 1980
August 28, 1980
- Moro – Funeral services were held Saturday August 23 at Beaverton, Oregon for Sidney J. Eakanas [Eikanas], who passed away August 21 in Hillsboro. He is the father of Lee Eakanas of Moro and brother of Edna Paulsen of Moro and former resident of Wasco.
- Graveside funeral services in The Dalles for Mel Shefstad, Thursday at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
September 4, 1980
- Graveside funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in The Dalles for Melvin Shefstad by Rev. Dekner Anderson. He was a resident of The Dalles since moving there from Moro. Melvin Shefstad, 71, died Monday at a local hospital. Mr. Shefstad moved to The Dalles in 1953 from No. Dakota and had resided in Moro from 1975 until recently. He was born October 20, 1908 at Columbus No. Dakota and worked in construction. He was member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Operating Engineers. Melvin was married in 1975 to Cecil Hockman of Moro. They resided in Moro till recently when with failing health moved to The Dalles. Surviving are his wife, Cecil Shefstad, The Dalles, one son Myron D., Clackamas; two daughters Pauline Shimp, The Dalles and Maxine S. Stuart, Burbank, Washington; 9 grandchildren, a brother Clarance, Columbus, No. Dakota; a sister Amelia Hendrickson, and several nieces and nephews, 2 step sons Noel and Keith Hockman. Most all of Sherman County know Cecil and have enjoyed knowing Mell also these past few years. He was likeable guy and we will miss him.
- Melvin Shefstad, 71, Last Rites Are Held. A resident of The Dalles for the past month since moving there from Moro, Melvin Shefstad, 71, died Monday at the local hospital. Shefstad moved to The Dalles in 1953 from North Dakota, and resided in Moro from 1975 until recently. He was born October 20, 1908, at Columbus, N.D., and worked in the construction industry. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Operating Engineers. Surviving are Cecil Shefstad, The Dalles; a son, Myron D., Clackamas; two daughters, Pauline Shimp, the Dalles and Maxine S. Stuart, Burbank, Washington; 9 grandchildren; a brother, Clarance Shefstad, Columbus, N.D.; a sister, Amelia Hendrickson; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside rites were conducted Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Cemetery by the Rev. Delmer T. Anderson. Smith Callaway Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
September 11, 1980
- The community was sadden by the death of Harold Melzer Friday. Burial services were held at Moro Presbyterian Church Monday, with burial services at Rose Cemetery at Moro. Memorials may be made to Moro Community Presbyterian Church, the Sherman County Ambulance fund or your favorite charity in Harold’s memory. Harold, 53, resident of Sherman County most all of his life will be missed greatly. He and Nell [with] smiling faces always helping out at church nearly every Sunday.
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October 2, 1980
- Military graveside services were held in Wasco on Thursday for Carl Nelson by Frank E. Brown American Legion Post No. 91 Wasco. Tom Jacobson, Chaplain, officiated.
- James Ralston White Services Held For. Services for James Ralston White were held in Portland on Sept. 26 at the Ross Hollywood Chapel and the burial took place in a private ceremony at Lincoln Memorial n Portland. Mr. Ralston [White] was known to many of Sherman County residents through the Sherman County Co-op, where he was manager assistant some years back. Hee is survived by Sherryl White, his wife; his two aunts Helen Bruckert of Goldendale, and Lillian Bogarous [Bogardus], Troutdait and his uncle, Hudson White o Prineville. He passed away from a heart attack on Stpt. 22 in his home in Portland. White was born in The Dalles 49 years ago and had affliations with the Elks, Oregon Historical Society, Wasco Trap Club and Lincoln City Trap Club. Any contributions can be made through the Oregon Heart Assn. [copied as it appeared]
October 9, 1980
- Services Held For James Ralston White. Services for James Ralston White were held in Portland on Sept. 26 at the Ross Hollywood Chapel and the burial took place in a private ceremony at Lincoln Memorial in Portland. Mr. White passed away from a heart attack on Sept. 22 in his home in Portland. He was born in The Dalles 49 years ago and lived in Wasco until 1965. He was the former owner of Bernie’s Tackle and Outdoor store in Lincoln City. He moved to Portland in 1976 and for the last four years had been an accountant with the Portland Police Bureau. He was a member of The Dalles Elk Club, Oregon Historical Society, Wasco Trap Club and Lincoln City Trap Club. Survivors are Sherryl White, his wife; his two aunts, Helen Bruckert of Goldendale, and Lillian Borgardus, Troutdale and his uncle, Hudson White of Prineville. Any contributions can be made through the Oregon Heart Assn.
October 16, 1980
- Marilynn J. Anderson Funeral Services Held. Marilynn J. Anderson, 45, a resident of Sherman County since 1953, died Thursday at the local hospital. She was born June 10, 1953 at Portland. Mrs. Anderson had been active in the Future Homemakers of America and had served as chairman of the advisory committee. Survivors include her husband Fred, a son, David Eric, and a daughter, Krista Lynn, all of Wasco; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Olsen, Moro; a brother, Robert R. Olsen, Moro; an aunt, Marjory Powell, Portland; and uncle, Gale Fletcher, Indianapolis, Ind., and two nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Smith Callaway Chapel with the Rev. A. Boyer officiating. Burial will be at The Dalles IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made out to the American Cancer Society or the Sherman County Scholarship Fund.
- Funeral services were held for Marilyn Anderson on Monday afternoon in The Dalles, Marlyn passed away in The Dalles last Thursday. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at the time of their great loss of their loved one. [copied as it appeared]
- Moro Personals. The community was saddened by the death of Marilynn J. Anderson, 45, of Wasco; who died Thursday at local hospital. Sur- son David Eric and daughter vivors include her husband, Fred Krista Lynn all of Wasco. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf Olsen of Moro, a brother Robert R. Olson of Moro, and aunt Marjory Powell of Portland an uncle Gale Fletcher, Indianapolis, Ind., and two nephews. Services were held at two p.m. Monday at Smith Callaway Chapel with the Rev. Al Boyer officiating. Burial at The Dalles IOOF Cemetary. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, or Sherman County Scholarship Fund. [copied as it appeared]
October 23, 1980
- We at Kent would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Nogle family during the loss of Max’s brother “Stub.” “Stub” was certainly no stranger to most of us here, as he lived with the Nogles most of the 18 years they were at Kent. Those from Kent who were able to attend the graveside services at Goldendale on Monday were Jay McKay, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Sather, and Mr. and Mrs. B.O. Stark.
October 30, 1980
- Harry D. Proudfoot Funeral Held Recently. Harry Dean Proudfoot 92, a resident of Ione and formerly a resident of Sherman County, died Sunday in a hospital in Hermiston. He was born October 8, 1888 in Walla Walla. He had lived in Portland from 1945 to 1978 and had been a wheat farmer. He was past president of Wasco Grain Growers and served on the district school board in Sherman County. He attended school in Walla Walla and went to Whitman college. Mr. Proudfoot had been a member of the Methodist Church of Walla Walla since he was 16. He was past president of the Eastern Oregon Wheat League, was grand secretary of the Grand Lodge A.F.&A.M. of Oregon and was past grand master and was a member of the York Rite Masons Royal Order of Scottland, Al Kader Shrine, and Order of Eastern Star, a 50 year member of Walla Walla IOOF Lodge and St. Laurence Conclaver Order of Red Cross of Constantint the Scottish Rite of Free Masonary, the Valley of Portland, Orient of Oregon and was an honorary member of the DeMolay Legion of Honor. Survivors include three sons Harry Jr., Eugene; Ted, New York City and John, Ione; eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at Caldwell’s Colonial Mortuary drawing room chapel, 20 N.E. 14th Ave. Portland on Thursday at 2 p.m. Private burial was at Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland. Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children.
- Word has been received of the death of Hollis C. Hull of Indianapolis, Indiana. He was a resident of Wasco for many years, being a graduate of Wasco High School and a member of Frank Brown Post of the American Legion. He was a Past State Commander and before his retirement, a National Executive Director of the Legion.
November 6, 1980 (missing page 6)
- Elsie M. Drinkard, 39 Services Held Recently. Elsie M. Drinkard, 39 a resident of Moro for 21 years died at a Portland hospital on Friday. She was born Nov. 3, 1940 at Twin Bridges, Mont. Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Lou Marie Drinkard, and a son, George W. Drinkard III, both of Moro; her mother, Carrie Smith, The Dalles; two brothers, Ernie Smith, Sandy, and Arthur E. Smith, The Dalles; and three sisters, Vera L. Rietmann, Ione, Patsey J. Bowers, The Dalles, and Peggy J. Bowers, Pensacola, Fla. Her husband, George died earlier. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Smith Callaway Chapel with the Rev. Milton W. Hopper officiating. Vault entombment will be at The Dalles IOOF cemetery. Casket bearers were Ralph Favorite, Jim Murtha, Herb Ramsey, Phil O’Meara, Dennis Jackson and Bill Gaige. Memorials may be made to the Sherman County Ambulance Fund or the Cancer Society.
November 13, 1980
November 20, 1980
- On Nov. 4 Butch and Betsey Martin with Doug and Catherine Bish, flew in Butch’s Cessna Sky Wagon to Westminster, Md. where they all attended Bob Bish‘s father’s funeral. They all stayed with relatives while they were there. They left Maryland and flew on to New Orleans and spent the night and the following day they flew to Houston, Tx. to visit a brother in law, Ken Bish. From there they flew to Bakersfield, Cal. via El Paso and Tucson. After leaving Bakersfield they flew to the NUT TREE and had lunch. They returned to Wasco around 7 p.m. on Friday. The weather was good going and coming and they had a very pleasant trip.
- Orval Thogerson Passes In Texas. Orval Thogerson, 63, died November 3, 1980 in a California hospital of a heart attack, following a stay of three weeks, for asthma, which had troubled him most of his life. He is survived by his wife, nee Audrey, Searcy, three children and nine grandchildren. If anyone wishes donations to the United Way, Cerebral Palsy fund in Tucson, Ariz. 85744 in Kerry Thogersons name, may be made in his memory. [copied as it appeared]
November 27, 1980 – missing
December 4, 1980
December 11, 1980
- Kelly Stovall, 23, was killed in a two car accident this week in Eugene, OR. The funeral was held Tuesday in Eugene, with the Burial at John Day on Wednesday. Kelly was the young man that cooked in the Branding Iron before it closed awhile back. He also worked at the Midco. Many people liked and will remember Kelly. If you would like to send your sympathies to his family, the address is Jim Stovall Box 64 John Day, OR 97845 phone 575-0784.
December 18, 1980
- Kelly D. Stovall Dies From Auto Injuries. Funeral services for Kelly Dean Stovall, 23, a former resident of The Dalles and Moro, were held Tuesday in Eugene and burial was in the Canyon City cemetery. He died Dec. 5 at a Eugene hospital after being injured in an automobile accident near the Ferry Street bridge in Eugene earlier that day. Mr. Stovall was born Sept. 23, 1957 in John Day and had lived in The Dalles from 1973 until a short time ago. He had injured his arm and had been released to go back to work only recently and had returned to John Day to join his parents in the concrete business. They were working in the Eugene area at the time of his death. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Stovall, John Day; a brother, Mike Stovall, John Day; three sisters, Margaret Hill, Eugene, Carrie Francols and Cindy Stovall, both of The Dalles; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Griffith, Seneca and Mr. and Mrs. James W. Stovall, Roseburg; his godparents M. and Mrs. Thom Ledgerwood, Canyon City; and other relatives. Memorials may be made to the Oregon Kidney Association.
- Abbie C. Melzer, 81, Funeral Services. Abbie C. Melzer, 81, a resident of Moro for the last eight years and before that a resident of Salem for several years, died Friday morning at the hospital. She was born Nov. 3, 1899 at Wasco. Survivors include three sons, Vernon, Wasco; Millard, and Wayne, both of Moro; two sisters, Bessie Cross, Santa Monica, Calif.; and Grace Mortenson, Helena, Mont., 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. at the Moro Community Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Angus Crocker officiating. Vault entombment was at Rose Cemetery in Moro. Smith Callaway Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
December 25, 1980
- Funeral services were held for Gertrude VanGilder on Saturday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at the time of their great loss. [no obit appeared.]
January 1, 1981
- Sim R. Duncan, 72, Services Recently. Sim R. Duncan, 72, a Grass Valley resident for the past 34 years, died Monday night at the local hospital. Mr. Duncan was born Dec. 4, 1908, in Amarillo, Texas. Surviving are his wife, Lucille, Grass Valley; two sons, Dan, Gresham, and Jim, Maupin; three sisters, Lucille Schnurr, Thora Brotherton and Louise Taylor, all of California; and ten grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be at the Grass Valley Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Oregon Heart Fund.
- William A. Pausch Funeral Held Monday. William a. Pausch died Wednesday evening in The Dalles at the age of 85. He was a resident of Grass Valley for 42 years. Surviving are his wife, Winafred Pausch and two nephews, Jack and Grant Beach. He was a member of the Grass Valley American Legion, Eureka Lodge No. 121, A.F.&A.M., Order of Eastern Star, Moro and Odd Fellows Lodge, Grass Valley. Funeral services will be at 11 o’clock A.M. Monday at the Grass Valley Baptist Church. Arthur H. Brown officiating. Committal will follow at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Grass Valley. Casket bearers will be James Thompsen, Harold Eakin, Alfred T. (Bud) Cook, Don von Borstel, Kenneth Hattrup and James Field.
- Glenn C. Fairchild Services Are Held. Glenn C. Fairchild, 85, died Sat., Dec 20 at his home, 1752 Dowell Rd., Grants Pass. He was born April 14, 1895, in Moro. He was a wheat rancher in the Sherman county area from 1926 to 1940. He moved to southern Oregon in 1940 and for more than eighteen years was a partner in the Highland Logging Co. at Grants Pass. Survivors are two sons, John, Grants Pass; Glenn of Ashland, three daughters. Ruby Kelly, Kent; Dorothy Francis, and Frances Garoutte, Grants Pass; sister, Erma Jantzer, Medford; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Hull and Hull Chapel, Dec. 23 with James H. Cornett officiating. Burial was in the Hawthorne Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Diabetes Assn.
- Rufus-Biggs News. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Swigart attended the funeral of Bert’s uncle, Chester May, in Portland last week and remained in Portland to spend Christmas with their son, Morris and his family.
January 8, 1981
- Grass Valley. Carl (Rosa) Schilling of Gladstone received word that her father had passed away New Years day in Italy. She had gone to Italy Dec. 3 to be with her father and family, as he was in the hospital at that time.
January 15, 1981
January 22, 1981
- Leonard Fields, 64, Sherman Countian Dies At His Home. Leonard Fields, a lifetime resident of Sherman County, died at his home Thursday, Jan. 15, after a long illness. He was 64. He was born Sept. 14, 1916, at Wasco, and operated a ranch until his retirement. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Wasco; Taylor Lodge, A.F.&A.M.; Annie Fulton Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, all York Rite Bodies, The Dalles; The Dalles Elks Lodge; Sherman County Cattlemen; Oregon Cattlemen; and the Oregon Wheat League. Surviving are his wife, Nerine, Wasco; two sons, Virgil, Rufus, and John, Wasco; a daughter, Sally Brown, preceded him in death in 1973. Also surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Fields, The Dalles; a sister, Thyra Bains, Portland; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday Jan. 19 at the Wasco United Methodist Church the Rev. Al Boyer officiating. Private interment followed at Sunrise Cemetery in Wasco. Smith Callaway Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Honorary pallbearers were George Weedman, John Hilderbrand, Fritz Watkins, Jack Beers, Paulen Kaseberg and Herb Ramsey. Prefer any donations in his memory be made to Rufus Ambulance Fund or the Sherman High School Athletic Fund.
- Rufus & Biggs. This community is saddened by the death of long time resident of Wasco and Rufus, Leonard Fields. We extend our sympathy to his wife, Nerrine, sons John and Virgil and their families, parents Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Fields, and sister, Mrs. Thyra Bains.
- Funeral services were held for Leonard Fields on Monday morning at the Methodist Church here in Wasco. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in time of the loss of their loved one.
- Dorothy N. Salomon Funeral On Friday. Dorothy N. Salomon, 59, a resident of Moro for the past five years, died at The Dalles hospital Tuesday Jan. 20, after a long illness. She was born Feb. 25, 1921 in Butler, Mo. Survivors include her husband, Hans L., Moro; two daughters, Kathy Salomon, at Moro, and Mrs. Kevin (Nena) Grilley, Casper, Wyo.; two brothers, Gwinn Jones, Napa, Idaho, and George Jones, Caldwell, Idaho; and a sister, Mrs. Hazel Chase, Caldwell. Funeral services will be Friday Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. at Smith Callaway Chapel, The Dalles. Burial services will be Monday Jan. 26, at Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell.
- Grass Valley News. Graveside services were held for Frank Wilcox Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. He left his wife Emmy and a daughter, Dr. Carol Wilcox. Dr. Wilcox lived at Newberg.
January 29, 1981
- Frances L. Guy, Dies In Portland Recently. Frances L. Guy was born June 22, 1904, in Wasco and passed away on Jan. 4, 1981 in Portland at the age of 76. Services were held Jan. 8 at 11:00 in the chapel of Pearson-Allen Funeral Home. Services were conducted by Reverend H. Laron Hall and by Myrtle Wallingford, Past Grand Chief of Pythian Sisters Ivenette Chapter 68. The musical selections “In The Garden” and “The Old Rugged Cross”, were sung by Merrill Womach, accompanied by Norman Sandberg, organist. Following the service friends were invited to join the family in the friendship room on the upper level of the funeral home. Following the services at the mortuary, friends were invited to the family residence at 9225 SW Buckskin Terrace in Beaverton (phone 644-5568). Private entombment was at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in The Dalles.
February 5, 1981
- Ruth Marie Miller Services Are Held. Ruth Marie Miller, 75, a lifelong resident of The Dalles, died Monday, Jan. 26 at a nursing home in The Dalles. Mrs. Miller was born Jan. 13, 1906, in The Dalles. Surviving are her husband, Jesse P. Miller, and a son, Joe W. Miller, The Dalles; a brother, Joe Tindall; a sister, Mrs. Fay Lyeon, Bay City; three grandsons; two granddaughters; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Another son, John W. Miller, Moro, died in 1977. Memorials are suggested to the Oregon Heart Association.
February 12, 1981
- George A. Sargent Long Time Resident Burial Held Tuesday. George Arthur Sargent of Wasco, died on Saturday, February 7, 1981 at the age of 102. He was born in Rocklin, California, on September 23, 1878. He married Inez Van Gilder in 1909 and they had one daughter and a son who died in infancy. Mr. Sargent was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Oregon Wheat League, the Eastern Star and the Masons. Survivors include his nephews, Ross Sargent, Regina, Saskatchewan; Raymond Van Gilder, Wasco; Glenn Van Gilder, Wasco; and Arthur Van Gilder, Wasco. He had a niece, Emma Jean Gunnels, who resides in Moro. He had four grandchildren, Paul Neville and Art Neville, Corvallis; Jane Mink, Springfield; and Ann Lee, Lake Oswego. Sargent also had nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the United Methodist Church in Wasco. The family suggests contributions be made to the United Methodist Church in Wasco, the Eastern Star Home in Forest Grove or the Homemakers Service, P.O. Box 726, The Dalles or the MCCAC which stands for Mid-Columbia Community Action Council.
- Wasco – Arthur Sargent passed away early Saturday morning at the age of 102. His funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time over the loss of their loved one.
- Funeral Saturday For James G. Woods Former Resident. James G. Woods, 100, died Wednesday, February 11, 1981 at Gresham. He was born to James and Margaret (Dougherty) Woods on the family farm in Page County, Iowa, Feb. 6, 1881. He came west with his family in 1883 by train to California and by team and wagon to Sherman County. The Woodses settled near DeMoss Springs and Jim attended nearby schools. He lived and farmed in Sherman County and near Lewison, Idaho. During his retirement ____ lived in Portland, Moro and Gresham. The brothers and sisters of Jim Woods all preceded him in death; Anson, Wilbur, Albert and Ellsworth Woods; Hattie Jordan, Julia Hansen, Nellie Cushman, and Etta Moore. In 1915, at Oregon City, Jim married Margaret May Boyd. They had one daughter, Jean A. Woods Bonness, who survives him. Margaret Woods died in Portland in 1961 and Jim had made his home with his daughter and grandchildren, Sylvia and Kevin James Bonness. Jim belonged to BPOE no. 303, The Dalles. When in Moro he attended the Moro Presbyterian Church where his parents were charter members. The funeral service will be at 2:30, Saturday, February 14 at Bateman Funeral Chapel, 520 W. Powell, Gresham, with private entombment at Lincoln Memorial Park.
February 19, 1981
- Frances E. Henrichs Services Are Held With Interment Here. Funeral services were held at Finley’s Sunset Hills Mortuary, Portland, at 10 a.m. Feb. 14, 1981 for Frances E. Henrichs. Private interment was at the American Legion Cemetery in Moro. Mrs. Henrichs was born Frances Eliza Thompson to Nelson “Ned” and Ella Thompson on Sept. 7, 1893, east of Monkland in Sherman County. Both parents were members of early pioneering families. She passed away on Monday, Feb. 9 in Eugene, OR. She spent her early years in Sherman County and married Dayton Henrichs in 1914, when they started farming east of Moro. Dayton Henrichs was killed in 1931 and she continued farming until the return of her son, Lloyd from World War II. At that time she moved to Marysville, Ca. where she lived until 1977 with her daughter, Maxine, who preceded her in death. Since then she has lived in Springfield, OR, near her younger daughter. Mrs. Henrichs was a member of the Presbyterian Church, The order of the Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a skilled seamstress and gardener, both of which hobbies gave her and her family much pleasure. She owned a summer home at Camp Sherman, OR, where she enjoyed many summers with her family. She had a lifelong love for that area. After retirement from farming she and her daughter, Maxine, traveled widely throughout the world. Surviving are her son, Lloyd of Moro. a daughter, Vera Jean Campbell of Springfield, a sister, Grace Busch of Hillsboro and six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
- Card of Thanks. The family of Arthur Sargent wishes to express their thanks to the many friends and neighbors who showed their sympathy and sorrow in our bereavement. Inez Sargent and grandchildren Van Gilder Families.
- Arthur Sargent Long-Time Resident Burial Held Recently. G. Arthur Sargent, 102, a resident of Wasco for 82 years, died Saturday, Feb. 7. He was born Sept. 23, 1878 at Rocklin, CA. He and his wife, Inez celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary in January of this year. He was a member of the Wasco United Methodist Church, Taylor Lodge A.F.&A.M., Annie Fulton Chapter Order of Eastern Star, and the Oregon Wheat League. Survivors are his wife, Inez, two granddaughters, Anna Lee of Lake Oswego and Jane Mink of Springfield, two grandsons, Arthur and Paul Neville both of Corvallis, nephews Raymond Van Gilder, Glenn Van Gilder and Arthur Van Gilder of Wasco, Ross Sargent, Regina, Sask., a niece, Emma Jean Gunnels, Moro and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 10 at the Wasco United Methodist Church with Rev. Al Boyer officiating. Vault entombment was at the Sunrise Cemetery at Wasco. Casket bearers were George Moon, Joe Morrow, Richard Skiles, Joe Kenworthy, Don McDermid and Paul Patrick. Smith Callaway Chapel was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Wasco United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star Home, Baseline Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116, or Homemakers Service, c/o Community Action, P.O. Box 726 The Dalles, OR 97058.
February 26, 1981
- Former GV Resident Vesta Eakin Burial At IOOF Cemetery. Vesta Eakin died Saturday Feb. 21, 1981 at The Dalles hospital at the age of 89. She was born Aug. 9, 1891 near Philomath on the old Newton farm. She was the oldest daughter of Walter H. Newton and Carrie A. Williams, growing up in that area where she met her future husband L.D. Eakin while he was attending college at Philomath. They were married at the Dilinger home on the old Eakin homestead east of Grass Valley by the Rev. Lewis Dillinger, their brother-in-law. They lived in the Rutledge Community east of Grass Valley until 1945 when they retired to The Dalles. Mrs. Eakin’s grandfather, Norris Newton, at age 18, walked from Van Buren County, Iowa to Oregon in 1847 driving his father’s livestock. All of her great grandparents came to Oregon between 1845 to 1851. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Siebel, Hubbard; Mrs. Leta Boitnott, Yelm, WA.; and Mrs. Emma Jean Smith Grass Valley; 16 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Justina Thomas, Hillsboro; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her husband died in July 1962 and a son, Elmer, died in Jan. 1926 at the age of 14. Two sisters, Mrs. Leta Eslinger, Tiwater, and Mrs. Lola Byland and a brother, Glenn Newton all preceded her in death. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and Columbia Chapter No. 33 of the Order of Eastern Star. Funeral services were held at Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Egerton Long officiating. Burial was at The Dalles IOOF Cemetery. Casket bearers were grandsons, Walt, Ron and John Van Metre, Paul George, and Lowell and Condon Smith. Memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Memorial Fund.
- Services Held For JoAnn Marie Eccles. Private graveside services for JoAnn Marie Eccles, a former resident of The Dalles, were held Monday, Feb. 16 at Idlewild Cemetery in Hood River with the Rev. R. Dean Smith and Gary Benson officiating. She was born at Grass Valley on April 18, 1932 and died Thursday, Feb. 12 at her home in Hood River. She lived in Grass Valley until she was 12 and later attended junior and senior high school in The Dalles, graduating with the class of 1950. She attended Oregon State College for a short time before her marriage to Bruce D. Eccles of Hood River in April of 1951. She has lived in Hood River since that time. Other than her husband, survivors include, a son, Stephen, Eugene; two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Karen) Sulliven and Laurie Eccles, both of Hood River; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Clodfelter, The Dalles; a brother, Wendell Clodfelter, Grass Valley; a sister, Mrs. Donald Marsh, Hood River; her grandmother, Florence E. Adams, The Dalles; a grandson Danny Sullivan, Hood River, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to charities.
March 4, 1981
- Evelyn Lowell Services Are Held. Mrs. Evelyn Christina Lowell, _5, a resident of The Dalles for the past 11 years, died there on Friday in the hospital. She was born Dec. 25, 1895 at Wasco and had moved to Bickleton in 1936 and to The Dalles in 1969. She was a past Noble Grand of the Azelea Rebekah Lodge was a member of the Klickitat County Historical Society and a director for the Senior Citizens Bus Service in The Dalles. Funeral services were held on Thursday at 2 p.m. in Smith Callaway Chapel with Pastor Donald Coleman officiating. Vault entombment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Survivors include two sisters, Murdina Nelson, Camp Sherman; Audrey McMillan, Walnut Creek, Calif.; a son, Marian C. Lowell, Universal City, Tex.; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews. Her husband, Arthur, died in 1939 and a daughter Gayle Evelyn Copeland, died in 1978. Active casketbearers were Robert Caldwell, Douglas Medler, Donald Haskell, Loren Jensen, Floyd Burton, Dan Jensen,; honorary casketbearers were Stephen Ganders and Don Gist. Memorials have been suggested to the Senior Citizens Bus Service at Weigelt’s Book Store or the Muscular Dystrophy Fund at Smith Callaway Chapel.
March 12, 1981
- Louis B. Miller, 42, Sherman Countian Dies Of Cancer. Memorial services were held March 3, 1981 in Burlingame CA for Louis B. Miller, a resident of Hillsborough, CA since 1978. He died February 28, 1981 of cancer at age 42. Louis was a native of Moro, the oldest of six children born to Blaine and Anne Miller. He is remembered by those who knew him while he was growing up as an outstanding leader, scholar, and athlete. He was chosen in 1957 as quarterback for the East West Shrine football game. Louis graduated from Oregon State University in 1961, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi. He was named the chapter’s outstanding member in 1961 and also named as one of the outstanding members in the history of the chapter. He completed graduate studies at the American Institute of Foreign Trade at New York University. Following a career in international business with General Motors Overseas Operations, he began a career in real estate development and financial operations. At the time of his death he was co-owner and chief financial officer of Rupert Taylor Real Estate, Inc. a large San Francisco peninsula based firm. He is survived by his wife Sherrie, and two sons, Cameron and Paul all of Hillsborough, CA. In addition, he is survived by his mother and step-father, George and Anne Wilson of La Conner, WA; two brothers, George of Cecil, OR and Duane of San Jose, CA.; three sisters, Mavis Olsen of Moro, Denise Holzman and Darla Miller of Portland, and his grandmother, Hattie Miller of Moro, Oregon. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Mills Memorial Hospital Foundation, 100 S. San Mateo, CA 94401. Funds collected will be used for the purchase of rollaway beds to enable family members to be together during times of catastrophic illness. A tape recording of this service will be played at the Moro Presbyterian Church Sunday March 22 at 3:00 p.m.
- Mary L. Reeder, 65, Funeral Held Recently. Mary L. Reeder, Portland and formerly of Shaniko, died Tuesday, March 10, 1981 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Portland. She was born July 17, 1915 in Burns. Survivors include her husband, John D., Portland; two daughters, Teresa, Portland and Sharon Bower, The Dalles; a sister, LaVonne Moore of Long Beach, WA. Memorials have been suggested to the Oregon Heart Fund.
March 19, 1981
March 26, 1981
- Agnes Renkin Barnett Funeral Wednesday. Agnes Renkin Barnett, 91, a lifetime resident of The Dalles and Rufus, died Sunday at The Dalles hospital. She was born March 1, 1890 in Rufus. Survivors include a son, Fred Curtis, Scappoose; three daughters, Mrs. Rose DuFault, The Dalles; Bessie Rathbun, Sutherlin, and Louise, Azusa, Calif.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers John Mathieson, Vancouver, Wash., and Hugh Mathieson, The Dalles; and two sisters, Margaret Salig, The Dalles, Jean Thompson, Molalla; and nephew, Willard Leff, Moro. Graveside services were Wednesday at 77  a.m. at Sunrise Cemetery in Wasco. Spencer Libby & Powell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
April 2, 1981
- Grass Valley News. Funeral services were held for Robert Johnson, husband of Hazel Eslinger Johnson of Lebanon. The services were held Wednesday March 25. He was a Standard Oil distributor in Grass Valley in the middle thirties and they moved to Lebanon when they left here.
- Rufus & Biggs. This community is saddened by the death of a long time resident, Agnes Barnett. Our sympathy is extended to the members of her family from her many friends.
April 9, 1981
April 16, 1981
- Wesley (Gus) Nichols Services Are Held. Wesley (Gus) Nichols, 74, a resident of Moro since 1913, died at his home on Saturday, April y1, 1981. He was born Aug. 30, 1906 in Sublimity. Mr. Nichols had farmed in the Moro area. He was a member of The Dalles Elks Lodge No. 303. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, W.G. Nichols, Moro; a sister Lorena Anders_n, Stanwood, WA., and one grandson. Funeral services were held at Wasco Methodist Church, Tuesday at 2 p.m. Entombment was in The Dalles IOOF mausoleum. Spencer, Libby & Powell was in charge of funeral arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Fond.
April 23, 1981
- Carol Boyer Zucker Funeral Services Held. Services for nationally known horse judge and active 4-H leader Carol Anne “Mickey” Zucker, 31, daughter of Al and Cara Boyer, were held Saturday, April 18, 1981 in the Scio Christian Church The Rev. Rich Jenks officiated and burial followed at the Providence Cemetery. Huston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Zucker died Wednesday, April 15, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, of injuries received when she was kicked in the head by a horse she was riding near her home on April 7. Memorials may be made to the Linn County 4-H Leaders Association, in care of the Linn County Extension office, P.O. Box 765, Albany, OR. Mrs. Zucker raised quarter horses and held seven national horse judging cards and was to receive her eighth card next week. She was born Sept. 4, 1949, at Mackay, Idaho, and attended high school in Echo, Ore. A Blue Mountain Community College graduate she had been a student body vice president. She moved to Albany in 1970 and was employed by the Albany Police Department as a matron. In 1972 she moved to Scio and recently has been working one day a week at the Park ‘n’ Shop market in Stayton. She attended the Scio Christian Church and was a club leader for the A-Z Equestrian 4-H Club. She was also secretary of the Oregon Horse Show Association Youth Division at the time of her death. She married Darrel Zucker on Sept. 12, 1972, in Reno, Nev. He survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Jodi; a nephew, Steve Mills, both at the family home; her parents, Al and Cara Boyer, Wasco; two brothers, Charles Boyer, Seattle, Wa., and Keith Boyer, Forest Grove; and one sister, Katheryn Boyer, Wasco.
- Wasco, Our thoughts and prayers are with the Al Boyer family at the time of their great loss of their daughter in Corvallis.
April 30, 1981
May 7, 1981
- Ernest Earl Swett Funeral Held Monday. Ernest Earl Swett, 80, a lifetime resident of the Boyd and Dufur area, died Monday, May 4 at the hospital in The Dalles. He was born Feb. 7, 1901 at Boyd. He was a farmer in the area. Mr. Swett was a member of the Dufur Christian Church, the Old Wasco County Pioneer Association and the Ramsay Park Grange. Survivors include three brothers; Elmer, Beaverton; Stanley, Wasco; and Archie, Dufur; two sisters, Annie Godknecht, The Dalles; and Ada Tidwell, Dufur, and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home with Pastor Asa Jensen and the Rev. Jack Hart officiated. Burial was at Parklawn Cemetery in The Dalles. Memorials may be made to the Dufur Ambulance Fund or the Dufur Christian Church.
May 14, 1981
May 21, 1981
- E.H. Watkins, 92, Sherman Countain Pioneer, Founder. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Smith Callaway Chapel for Everett Harrison Watkins, The Dalles, who died Wednesday, May 20 at the Valle Vista Nursing Home. Mr. Watkins, 92, was born near Wasco on Oct. 2, 1888, in Wasco County which in 1889 became Sherman County. He married Rose Marie Venable of Wasco on Jan. 5, 1916, and the couple celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this year. He owned a wheat ranch in Sherman County and was actively farming until his retirement to The Dalles in 1957. Mr. Watkins was a founding organizer and director at a later date of the Sherman Cooperative Grain Growers Association in Wasco. He was a member of Gateway Presbyterian Church. He held a card showing the most years of membership of all current members in The Dalles Elks Lodge chapter. Survivors include his wife, Marie of The Dalles; a son, Francis of Wasco; four grandchildren, Phyllis Watkins Ullman of Portland, Shirley Watkins Blaylock of Moro, Sandra Foss Bredeson of The Dalles, Michael Foss of Seattle; eight great grandchildren; a half brother, Harold Watkins, and a half sister, Wanda Watkins Wiggenton, both of Shelton, Wa. A daughter, Hazel Marie Foss died Aug. 29, 1979. Mausoleum interment at the Odd Fellows Cemetery will be conducted by the Elks Lodge. Pallbearers will be Carl Anderson, John Hilderbrand, Clayton McCall, Thomas Macnab, Phil O’Mears and Eldon Wagenblast. Memorials are suggested to Gateway Presbyterian Church.
- Mary Lola McClure, Rufus Recorder Dies. Mary Lola McClure, Rufus, was killed in a car accident 15 miles west of Burley, Idaho, Saturday, May 9. She and her husband, Clarke, were on their way to Texas on vacation driving two cars when the accident occurred. She was buried May 13 at Oaksdale Cemetery, Oaksdale, Washington with Brunings Chapel of Colfax, WA., officiating. Memorial services were held at Rufus Grange Hall on May 14 by her many friends here in Rufus. Mary McClure was born June 8, 1922 at Reddings, Kansas. She married Clarke McClure at Orofino, Idaho on April 6, 1960. They moved to Rufus 11 years ago, Clarke is employed at Martin Marrietta and Mary had been City Clerk of Rufus for the past five years. In addition to her husband, Clarke, she is survived by six children from a previous marriage; two sons, Robert and Jim of Salem, OR; four daughters, Sheri Rueben of Braunsfel, Tx., Juanita Kivett of Salem, OR., Mary Derwester of Brooks, OR., Jan Conners of Rufus; three sisters, Eileen Wrinkle of Kansas City, Mo., Pat Durkin of Greenwood, Miss., Maxine Stohr of Canby, OR; and fifteen grandchildren.
- Sherman Countian Boyce W. Blaylock Services Are Held. A long time resident of Grass Valley and five year resident of The Dalles died at age 71 at a local nursing home on Wednesday, May 13. Graveside services were held for Boyce William Blaylock at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Grass Valley on Saturday, May 16. Masonic services were conducted by Eureka Lodge No. 121 A.F.&A.M. of Moro. Survivors include his wife Kathryn Blaylock of The Dalles; a son, Orville Boyce Blaylock of Moro; three daughters, Barbara Spencer of Albany, Gerrine [Jerrine] A. Belshe of Moro, Joecile J. Higley of Pendleton; his mother, Mabel Blaylock, The Dalles; one sister Delpha Sawtell, Florence; eleven grandchildren, four nephews and one niece. Mr. Blaylock belonged to Eureka Lodge No. 121 A.F.&A.M., Odd Fellows Lodge, Moro and Harlandview Grange, Grass Valley. The family has suggested for those who wish contributions to Christian Science Sunday School Fund C/O First Church of Christ Scientist, The Dalles, OR.
- Mary Evelyn Nichols Funeral Held Recently. Mary Evelyn Nichols of Moro died in a nursing home in The Dalles on Tuesday, May 19, 1981. Mrs. Nichols [was] born on Jan. 17, 1914 at Redondo Beach, CA., has been a resident since 1936. She was a member of both St. Peter’s Catholic Church in The Dalles and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Grass Valley. She is survived by her son, W.G. Nichols, Moro, and one grandson, William E. Nichols, Auckland New Zealand. Her husband, Wesley (Guy) Nichols, died in April of this year. A private celebration of the mass of Christian burial will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Miles officiating. Burial will be at the Odd Fellows Mausoleum, and memorials are suggested to either the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Fund. Spencer, Libby & Powell are in charge of arrangements.
May 30, 1981
June 4, 1981
- Martin Pshigoda, 67 Services To Be Held. Martin Pshigoda, a resident of Wasco for 29 years, died Monday at a Portland hospital. He was 67. He was born August 14, 1913, at Shattuck, Oklahoma. He was a wheat and cattle rancher. Mr. Pshigoda was a member of the United Methodist Church, Wasco, the Oregon Wheat League, the Sherman County and Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, the Sherman County Riders, and had been active in 4-H work for a number of years. Surviving are his wife, Patrica, Wasco; a son, David, Moro; a daughter, Beverly Pearson, Cascade Locks; two grandchildren, five brothers, Fred and Henry, Perryton, Texas, Albert, Shattuck, Oklahoma, Christ, Paris, Texas, and Sam, Wichita, Kansas; four sisters, Malia Faust, Mackinaw City, Michigan, Betty Flanagan, Texahoma, Oklahoma, Martha Weimer, Wiley, Colorado, and Esther Pshigoda, Shattuck, Oklahoma. The family has suggested contributions to the Wasco Methodist Church or the Heart Fund. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wasco United Methodist Church, and committal services will follow at Sunrise Cemetery. Smith Callaway Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
June 11, 1981
- Emma Dutton Services Recently At Sunrise Cemetery. Mrs. Emma E. Dutton, 95 a lifetime resident of Wasco before moving to The Dalles in 1973, died Friday at the hospital here. She was born April 11, 1886, in Wasco. Mrs. Dutton was a member of the Wasco United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Wasco Women’s Club. Survivors include a son, Harold L., Newberg; a daughter, Kathryn Peterson, The Dalles; two grandsons, Douglas Dunn, Anchorage, Alaska, and David Dunn, Redmond; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Her husband Harley D., died in 1957, and another son Earl D., died in 1944. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Wasco Sunrise Cemetery with the Rev. Al Boyer officiating. Smith Callaway Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Wasco Methodist Church Organ Fund or a favorite charity.
- Mr. and Mrs. Terry Smith and family and Mr. Larry Smith of Dayton, Wash., were overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Watkins on Friday. They were here to attend the funeral of their brother-in-law, Martin Pshigoda. They returned home on Saturday afternoon.
June 18, 1981
- Moro Personals. Clinton Kessinger, 62, of Pendleton, died Sunday at his home. He was born Nov. 15, 1918 at Moro. He was a cousin to Lee Belshe of Moro.
- Memory Tree Planted For Matt Schwendel. The SHS faculty and staff recently planted a Colorado green spruce in memory of Matt Schwendel, father of librarian, Lee Schewendel and longtime Sherman County resident. The little tree is located at the south end of the building. Visible from the athletic field, the tree will be the center of a newly landscaped area. Matt Schwendel’s long dedication to growing things makes the living memorial an appropriate tribute.
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- Michael Flemmer, Sr. Services Held Recently. Michael Flemmer Sr., 56 a resident of Rufus since 1963, died Sunday at the hospital. He was born Dec. 17, 1924 in Mercer County, N.D. He worked in the heavy construction industry as a welder-loader operator and was a member of Local No. 701 of the Operating Engineers. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Shirley, Rufus; two sons, Michael Flemmer Jr., Stanfield, and Roy Flemmer, Rufus; three brothers, Conrad Flemmer, Pick City, N.D.; Ludwig Flemmer, Beulah, N.D. and George Flemmer, Beaverton; and three sisters, Lydia Becker, Beulah, and Irene Wiedrich and Esther Otto, both of Oregon City. Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene Schooler officiating. Burial will be in the veteran’s section of Parklawn Cemetery in The Dalles.
- Rufus & Biggs. This community is saddened by the untimely death of Mike Flemmer last Sunday. Our sympathy goes to his wife, Shirley, and sons Roy and Mike. The Flemmers have been residents of Rufus since the construction days of the John Day Dam, and Shirley has been secretary of the grade school for many years.
- Alice Peters Dies At Her Home. Mrs. Herman (Alice) Peters died at her home in Hood River Wednesday morning, July 15. There will not be any services. Donations can be made in her memory to the Hood River County Bank. There is a fund that is used to support the Hood River County Athletics program, she and her husband were involved in Little League and Babe Ruth baseball.
July 23, 1981
- Merrill M. Oveson Services Are Held. Merrill M. Oveson, 73, died Saturday at Tempe, Arizona. Funeral will be Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Tempe, with interment at Cleveland, Utah. He attended Bringham Young University, Provo, Utah, and Oregon State University, Corvallis, graduating with a degree in agronomy. He served as superintendent of the Experiment Station at Moro and at the Pendleton Experiment Station. After his retirement he and his wife served a mission in the southern states for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he was called by the federal government to go to Spain to promote the growing of wheat. Survivors include his wife, Mal, sons, Richard and Steven, and daughters, JoAnn and Mary.
- Alice Mary Peters Services Are Held. Alice Mary Peters passed away after a long illness at her home in Hood River on July 15. She was born February 17, 1930. Surviving her are her husband, Herman Peters, two sons, Matt and Tim of Hood River and two daughters, Dani of Portland and Dani of Hood River and her mother, Mrs. Jeannetttee Lary of Kelso and a brother Chuck Lary of Eugene. She was well known in Hood River for involvement and support of the Athletic programs. Saturday the Little League Soit Ball Field was dedicated in her memory. Donations are being made to the Hood River County Bank to be used for Hood River Athletics. [copied as it appeared]
July 30, 1981
- Grass Valley News. Charles Swan passed away on July 14 at Sweet Home. He was the husband of Lillie Peterson Swan. Lillie used to live here years ago and grew up in Grass Valley.
August 6, 1981
- Warren Cress. Memorial services will be held Friday, August 7, 1981 at 10 a.m. for Mrs. Warren Cress (Dorothy Fraser) at the First Presbyterian Church, 1200 S.W. Alder St., Portland. Dr. Paul Wright will be officiating.
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