Funeral Services For Armintia A. Sturm
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at Paradise for Mrs. Armintia A. Sturm who passed away at her home there Sunday, May 26, 1940. E.E. Callahan, pastor of the Enterprise Christian church, was in charge of the services, and interment was in the Paradise cemetery beside her husband and son.
Pall bearers were Albert Wilson, William Curry, Doc Shelton, B.D. Beach, William Frazier and Baley Shelton.
Armintia Angeline Winters was born in Booneville, Iowa, April 13, 1863, and crossed the plains when 18 years old, settling at Baker where she was united in marriage to Brisco Miller. Mr. Miller passed away in 1890 and Mrs. Miller and their small son moved to Southwick, Idaho, where they resided for a few years. In 1892 she and two brothers came to Wallowa county, crossing the Grande Ronde river before any road was built.
Mrs. Miller homesteaded at paradise, being among the first settlers in that country, and altho she had seen many hardships she could see the bright side and was a kind, loving mother and faithful neighbor and was always willing to help any one in need. She was still living on her homestead at the time of her death.
Mrs. Miller was married to Henry Sturm in 1897 and to this union three children were born. William, Floyd (deceased), and Artie. Mr. Sturm passed away May10,1931.
She leaves to mourn her loss, three children, Harry Miller of Sacramento, Calif., William Sturm of Paradise, Mrs. Artie Bunnell of Paradise; and four grandchildren, Vivian Osburn of Sacramento, Jack, Kenneth and Vivian Bunnel of Paradise; four great grandchildren, Beverly, Darrel, James and Sharron, and one sister, Martha Graham of Yacolt, Wash.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our thanks for the many kind expressions of sympathy extended us during our bereavement and for the assistance given by friends and neighbors. – Children of Mrs. Armintie Sturm.
Enterprise Chieftain, Thursday, May 30, 1940