Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
The many friends of Mrs. Katherine Sanders were grieved when word reached them of her passing on Sunday morning, March 18, 1951 at the St. Joseph hospital in La Grande where she had been a patient for several days. She had been in ill health for several years.
Katherine Agnes Myers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Myers, was born September 6, 1872 in Beaverville, Illinois. Her girlhood was spent in California. On January 12, 1896 she was married to James Preston Sanders at Corrine, Utah and to them was born one daughter, Routh. In 1905 the family moved to Enterprise which had since been her home. For many years she and her husband had a photograph studio which was located in the block east of the courthouse. Following her husbands death on October 17, 1930 she conducted an art shop for several years and was especially skilled in needlework. She was an earnest student of the Bible and for many years taught a group of women at the Baptist church of which she was a member.
She is survived by her daughter, Routh Zollman of Freewater; three granddaughters, Mrs. Weewona Ingram of Dayton, Washington, Mrs. Kathryn Reed of Pendleton, and Mrs. Annette Jenkins of Sewell, N.J.; two grandsons, Milton Flower of Onaka, Minnesota, and Sgt. Warren Flower, who is stationed in Korea; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday morning, March 20 at ten o’clock from the Booth-Bollman Chapel, with the Rev. Earl Rogers of the Nazarene Church officiating. With Mrs. Lawrence Rowe at the piano Mrs. Mabel Baker sang, “The End of a perfect Day,” and Mrs. Baker and Evelyn Falconer sang “Beyond the Sunset.” Pallbearers were Leland Ratcliff, W.J. Ortman, Edward Forrstrom, O.J. Jensen, O.D. Shaver and C.L. Booth.
Burial was in the Enterprise cemetery beside the grave of her husband.
Here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Zollman of Freewater, Mr. and Mrs. Ingram and children of Dayton, Washington, and Mr. and Mrs. Reed and children of Pendleton.
Mrs. Sanders was one of the organizers of our local library and served on the library board for many years.
Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, March 22, 1951, Front Page
Contributed by: Sue Wells