Collection: Wallowa County Oregon Obituaries

Barnhill, Margaret – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Died, in this city Sunday, February 11, 1906, Mrs. Margaret Barnhill, aged 68 years. her last and fatal illness was of short duration. Deceased was born in Indiana in 1838. She afterwards moved to Nebraska. In 1882 she moved with her husband to Wallowa county, settling near Enterprise. It was in the latter place her husband died in 1902 and since that time she has made her home in this city with her son, John Barnhill. She had been a faithful member of the Methodist church for forty years, and like all other pioneer women of

Baker, Vernon – Obituary

Paradise, Wallowa County, Oregon Vernon Baker was fatally shot at about twelve o’clock Monday night by Harry Swisher near Paradise. According to Swisher, who has recently purchased the Bob Turner place, he suspected that someone from the Joseph creek region was trying to make way with some of his mules, and started out toward Joseph creek, accompanied by Erick Smutler. They soon came face to face with Vernon Baker with three of Swisher’s mules, one of which was packed. The men attempted to take Baker back to Flora, but Baker resisted and declared the mules to be his own. They

Applegate, Clifford – Obituary

Paradise, Wallowa County, Oregon Clifford Applegate, 51 year-old Umatilla carpenter, died here today at the home of his sister, Mrs. Merton Kuhn, following a brief illness. A native of Paradise, Ore., and a former resident of Wallowa county, Applegate had resided for the last three and one half years in Umatilla. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Maude Applegate, Umatilla; a grandson, Jimmie Applegate, Umatilla; a brother, Donald Applegate, Tillamook, and three sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Wade of Enterprise, Mrs. Letha Dailey of Portland and Mrs. Vadna Kuhn of La Grande. Services will be held from the Snodgrass Funeral Home at 2

Berland, Louis – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Louis Berland, Wallowa county pioneer, died Sunday, April 9 at the home of his daughter, Louisa Day, in Enterprise. Berland was born in Norway, March 25, 1849. He came to the United States at the age of 16 with only 10 cents in his pocket. He worked as a cobbler for many years and while living in Rushford, Minn, he married Isabelle Gulickson. To this union eight children were born, five of whom survive. In 1891 he moved with his family to Paradise, Ore. In 1896 he moved to Enterprise where he owned a harness and shoe

Bay, Lulu Catherine Mrs.

Rosary Tomorrow For Lulu Bay Mrs. Lulu Catherine Bay passed away Wednesday morning, March 28, 1973 at Wallowa County Nursing Home where she had resided since July 1, 1967. She was born April 14, 1887 in La Grande, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Jake Gulling. She was a member of St. Katherine’s Catholic Church. Survivors include one sister, Ethel Sears, Corry, PA.; two grandsons, David Bay, Concord Calif., and Steve Bay, Los Angeles. Recitation of Rosary will be tomorrow (Friday) at 6:30 p. m. at the Bollman Chapel, and requiem mass will be offered by Father Richard S. Bradley at

Warren, Eunice – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Eunice Warren passed away July 28, 1978 at Wallowa Memorial hospital. She had been a patient for five weeks and in failing health approximately two years. She was born on November 18, 1913 in Enterprise, daughter of James and Vera (Draper) Fisher. She lived in Wallowa county most of her life. On March 16, 1971 she married Henry W. Warren in Enterprise, Oregon. Survivors include her husband, Henry of Enterprise; her mother Vera Fisher; brothers, Leland Fisher of Hillsboro, Oregon; Wolvert Fisher of Enterprise, Oregon; two sisters, Mrs. Otis (Inez) Varney of the Dalles; and Mrs.

Childers, Albert L. – Obituary

Funeral services for Albert L. Childers, 84, of Sams Valley, who died Friday will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Perl Funeral Home. Pastor Gordon Peterson of Shady Cove Full Gospel Church will officiate. Interment will be private in Siskiyou Memorial Park. Mr. Childers was born Oct. 15, 1881, in Summerville, Ore. He lived for a number of years in Willows, Calif., where he was engaged as a farmer. For the past 14 years he had made his home in the Sams Valley area. On Jan. 28, 1903, in Wallowa County, Ore., he was married to Maude Heskett, who

Childers, Clarice Gayle “Gay” – Obituary

Gay Childers dies suddenly Clarice Gayle “Gay” Childers, 56, the wife of Wallowa County Judge LeRoy Childers, died of an apparent heart attack in the Whiskey Creek area north of Wallowa early Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12, 1986. She was with her husband on a wood gathering expedition at the time of her death. Mrs. Childers was a native of Cove, and lived in Wallowa for the past 20 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children and two grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Cove cemetery. A full obituary appears

Crow, Elda Mae (Childers) – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Vic Crow Fatally Injured in Auto Crash Mrs. Victor M. Crow was instantly killed Saturday evening when the Crow car met with a violent accident as they were on their way to the basketball tournament in Wallowa. The accident occurred about three-quarters of a mile west of Lostine. Mrs. Crow apparently died from severe head injuries. The automobile was completely demolished. A pickup, owned by Darrell Rysdam had stopped on the edge of the highway to retrieve one of the sideboards that had blown off. The Crow’s automobile crashed into the left rear of the

Crowl, Nelson – Obituary

Kills Self When Twins Arrive Nelson Crowl, 45, a truck gardner, six miles east of Minam, in Wallowa county, shot and killed himself when he received word that his wife was the mother of twins born in the La Grande hospital. The body was found at the Crowl home last Saturday five days after the act. It was Monday-five days earlier-that Crowl was notified form the hospital in La Grande that his 26-year old wife had presented him with twins. The mother and babies, a boy and girl, were doing well, the message said. Mrs. Crowl when her friends broke