La Grande, Union County, Oregon
Wallace Childers, Son of Pioneer Family, Dies
Relatives here yesterday received word of the death of Wallace Childers, 61, yard master for Southern Pacific, at Dunsmuir, yesterday in a San Francisco hospital.
He is a former La Grande resident, son of a pioneer family, and at one time was a professional baseball player with the Weiser team when Walt Johnson was pitching for the. Childers attended the local schools.
Survivors include his wife of Dunsmuir, a daughter in Los Angeles, two sisters, Mrs. Della Wagner and Olive Childers, brigadier in the Salvation Army, and a brother, Merle Childers, all three of La Grande.
Funeral services are being held Friday in Dunsmuir and burial will be in Eugene where grave side services will be held.
La Grande Evening Observer
Wednesday October 17, 1945