Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon
Services Held For Mrs. Rachel Searle
Memorial services for Mrs. Rachel Elizabeth Searle, of Wallowa, who had been ill for several months, and who passed away at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital on Thursday morning, July 16, 1964, were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. by the Bollman Funeral Home at the Wallowa Methodist church. The pastor, Darwin Seacord, officiated and Mrs. Ivan Johnson was pianist and accompanied Mrs. Clayton Sutphin who sang, ‘Whispering Hope” and “The Lords Prayer.”
Casket bearers were: Verdo Baird, Howard Johnson, Thorsten Shell, Donald Conner, Tom Willett, and Stanley Shell, and vault entombment was in the Wallowa cemetery.
Mrs. Searl had lived in Wallowa since 1907. She was born July 15, 1885 at Hawarden, Iowa, daughter of Joseph and Rachel Harris. On September 10, 1907 she was married at Ashton, Neb., to E. A. Searle who preceded her in death on May 3, 1932. She was office manager for the Pacific Power & light Co. in Wallowa for many years, and engaged in the insurance business until her retirement. She was a member of the Methodist church.
She is survived by twin daughters, Mrs. R.B. (Miriam) McCormmach, of Portland, and Mrs. G.M. (Maxine) Chandler, of Detroit, Mich.; four sisters, Mrs. T.D. Raisbeck, of Chicago, Mrs. H.D. Ralph, of Plattville, Wis., Mrs. F.M. Porter, of Dearborn, Mich., and Mrs. T.E. Mitchell, of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and four grandchildren, Jane and Bruce Mccormmach, of Chicago, and Burke and Bill Chandler, of Detroit, Mich.
Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, July 23, 1964
Contributed by: Sue Wells