Mrs. Susie Buzzard, long a resident of Wallowa county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nelvin Cobb, at Santa Rosa, California early Friday morning, March 8, 1940. Mrs. Buzzard was born in Iowa about 75 years ago and came to Oregon with her husband and small family in the eighties.
They settled on a homestead in the North End of Wallowa county when it ws still almost unknown and thus were pioneers of the district. A. D. Buzzard, who preceded his wife in death by several years, was the first postmaster at Flora and their home was known far and wide for its hospitality and friendliness, and it was here that they spent most of their lives and where most of their children were reared to manhood and womanhood.
The Flora postoffice was named after one of the daughters, Flora, now living in California.
Mrs. Buzzard was well known and loved for her untiring helpfulness to her neighbors in times of sickness and need, and for her cheerful disposition and optimistic outlook on life. She was almost a life long member of the Methodist church and was never too busy nor too tired to help carry on the many activities of the church. Since her husband’s death she had made her home with her children who now live in widely scattered sections of thre states.
She left four sons, Walter and Vernon, of Marshfield, Oregon, Chester of Portland, and Robert of Salem, Oregon; and four daughters, Mrs. Nelvin Cobb and Mrs. Fred Andrews of California; Mrs. Ralph Stubblefield of Elgin, Oregon and Mrs. Leona Comstock of Nampa, Idaho. She also leaves several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and countless relatives and friends who mourn her loss, and will ever cherish her memory for her noble Christian character, and a friend who proved her worth over and over in her thoughtfulness and helpfulness. Her remains were………rest of article missing.
Source: Enterprise Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, 1940
Contributed by: Sue Wells
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor