Location: Adams Oregon

Collins, Ruby Banister Payne Mrs. – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Ruby P. Collins, 90, formerly of Joseph and Athena, died Monday, October 19, 1987 at Hillsboro. She was born April 10, 1897, at Athena, the daughter of Bern and Mary Pinkerton Banister. She was a member of Athena High School’s first graduating class. In 1916, she married Ross Payne. The couple farmed in the Adams area and had ranching interests at Joseph. Payne died in 1949, but she continued their farming and ranching until her retirement. During World War II she worked as a mechanic at the Pendleton Air Base and also received awards as an

Clark, Rena – Obituary

Paradise, Oregon Rena E. Clark, a former resident of Athena, died Sept. 23, 2007, at the St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. She was 90. Mrs. Clark was born April 27, 1917, in Paradise to James and Anne Beeman Winters. She was one of 15 children. She attended schools in Paradise and later graduated from White Salmon High School in White Salmon, Wash. She married Charlie R. Tinsley on Feb. 22, 1934, in Enterprise, where he farmed and worked in the sawmills. The couple later moved to Adams in 1957. He died in 1962. Mrs. Clark moved to Athena and later

Smith, Geraldine Iphiginia – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Geraldine Iphiginia “Gerry” Smith, 95, of La Grande and formerly of Elgin, died April 7 at her home. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the La Grande New Life Center, 10700 Walton Road. Private burial will be at the Elgin Cemetery. Viewing will be held tonight from 4 to 6 at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center, 1502 Seventh Street. Gerry was born on Nov. 15, 1912, to Ernest John and Lydia (McBean) Ross in Adams. She graduated from Weston High School and met her future husband, Richard “Lee” Smith, while cooking

Planting, John William – Obituary

Funeral of John William Planting, 68, well-known rancher, resident of this county all his life, native of Adams, will be Saturday, 10 a.m., Folsom Chapel with the Rev. A. D. Hart of the Boise Gospel Tabernacle officiating and with music by Mrs. Hart. [Died July 19, 1950] Mr. Planting was son of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Planting, among the earliest of Umatilla County pioneers. His wife preceded him in death seven years ago. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Umbarger, Pendleton, and four sons, Clarence, Boise, Ida.; Earl, Irvin and John, Pendleton, and four grandchildren,

Planting, Eva Maria Toulanen – Obituary

Mrs. Eva Maria Planting died yesterday [June 2, 1929] at her home 123 North Logan Street, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Planting was born in Sweden April 1, 1851, being 78 years old. She came to Calumet, Michigan in 1873 and was married that year to Gustaf W. Planting. In 1877 she came to Umatilla County and settled on a homestead near Adams, Oregon, being one of the early settlers in that section. In 1911 her husband Gustaf W. Planting died. In 1917 she retired and came to make her home in Pendleton where she lived until her death. She

Molstrom, John Adolph – Obituary

John A. Molstrom, 93, Adams pioneer rancher, died Monday [August 7, 1967] at Pendleton Community Hospital. Mr. Molstrom was born June 6, 1873 in Calumet, Mich. He was son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Molstrom, among the earliest of Umatilla County pioneers. He came west at the age of three. The family first came to San Francisco, then moved to Centerville, Wash., and then to Athena. He was married to Hilda Planting in 1905, and they farmed in the Adams area for almost 60 years. They retired in 1955 and moved to Pendleton. Mrs. Molstrom died Aug. 2,

Molstrom, Hazel May – Obituary

Funeral services for Miss Hazel May Molstrom, 33, who died Saturday [January 3, 1942], in Pendleton, will be held tomorrow, 2 p.m. from the Folsom Chapel with the Rev. E. M. Butenshon, pastor of Peace Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be at Olney. Miss Molstrom was born near Adams and after attending high school here and at Helix, she attended Eastern Oregon College of Education, La Grande. She was a member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church. Surviving are her parents, three sisters, Mrs. Gus Lorenzen of Pendleton, Mrs. Herbert Reeder of Walla Walla, Mrs. George Hansen of Long Creek and

Molstrom, Abel Issac – Obituary

Abe I. Molstrom, 70, well known Adams farmer, died early yesterday morning [June 2, 1946] in Portland, where he had gone to meet Mrs. Molstrom, who had been visiting their daughter, Miss Daphne Molstrom in Seattle. He had farmed in the Adams region for 45 years. Besides his widow and Miss Daphne Molstrom, he is survived by a son, Frank Molstrom of Adams, and two brothers, John Molstrom of Adams, Henry Molstrom of Echo, and three sisters, Mrs. David H. Nelson and Mrs. Alfred Littlejohn of Athena. The funeral will be held Wednesday in the Bomboy Chapel, and the hour

Reeder, William Herbert – Obituary

Funeral for Herbert Reeder will be 2 p.m. Monday in Folsom-Bishop Funeral Chapel, Pendleton, with vault burial at Olney Cemetery. Reeder, 67, died Thursday [October 2, 1980] at Hiersche’s Nursing Home. He was born at Adams, June 21, 1913, to Othello H. and Maud (Gholson) Reeder. Survivors include his wife, Vernita E., sons Raymond and Donald; daughter, Joanne Kosmos; brothers Howard and Daniel; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association of Oregon and/or the Peace Lutheran Church, directly or thru Folsom-Bishop Funeral Chapel. Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

Molstrom, Wilma Ferisk – Obituary

Wilma F. Molstrom of Adams died Wednesday evening [September 8, 1971] at Pendleton Community Hospital. She was 52. She was born near Gresham Nov. 15, 1908. She was married to Frank Molstrom Feb. 15, 1946, at Vancouver, Wash. They had lived on a farm near Adams since their marriage. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Garden Club, Pendleton Grain Growers Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary and Community Hospital Auxiliary, all of Pendleton. Survivors are the widower and two nephews, Eugene Riggs and Charles Riggs, both of Portland. Funeral will be Saturday. [Interment at Olney Cemetery] Contributed by: Shelli