Ella Maud “Applegate” Bohnenkamp died March 18, 2006 in Enterprise of natural causes. She was 87 years old.
She was was born August 5, 1918 in Barrons, Alberta, Canada to William Price Applegate and Hettie Guendolen “Cole” Applegate. The family returned to Enterprise in 1923, when her parents started a trucking and cold storage business.
On Dec. 30, 1939 she married William Bohnenkamp of La Grande. She and her husband moved to Beaverton in 1963 and retired in Mohave Valley, Arizona in 1968.
Mrs. Bohnenkamp enjoyed the Wallowa Mountains, where she maintained a summer home and loved to hike the mountains. She was also an accomplished seamstress and quilter.
She was preceded in death by her husband William, sister Florence Templeton and grandson Todd Bohnenkamp. She is survived by her sons, William of Bend, John of Aloha and Robert of Joseph, six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
At her request no services will be held.
Wallowa County Chieftain, Obituaries, March 30, 2006
Ella Maud Bohnenkamp, 87, of Enterprise died March 18. At her request there will be no funeral.
Mrs. Bohnenkamp was born Aug. 5, 1918, to William Price and Hettie Guendolen Cole Applegate in Barrons, Alberta Canada. The family returned to Enterprise in1923 where her parents started a trucking and cold storage business.
On Dec. 30, 1939, she married William Bohnenkamp of La Grande. The couple moved to Beaverton in 1963, and in 1968, retired in Mohave Valley, Ariz.
She loved the Wallowa Mountains, where she maintained a summer home, and enjoyed hiking. She was an accomplished seamstress and quilter.
Survivors include sons, William Bohnenkamp of Bend, John Bohnenkamp of Aloha and Robert Bohnenkamp of Joseph; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Her husband; a sister, Florence Templeton; and a grandson died earlier.
The LaGrande Observer, Obituaries for the week ending April 1, 2006 – Published: April 3, 2006