Location: Astoria Oregon

Rea, George Whitefield – Obituary

George Whitefield Rea was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 7, 1839. He was early thrown upon his own responsibility by his mother’s death. When the Civil War broke out, Mr. Rea was desirous of enlisting, but as he was in the railroad service when he was needed in the transportation of troops and supplies, he was not permitted to enlist till the year 1864. He served to the end of the war and was honorably discharged. After the war Judge Rea took up the study of law, and followed that profession ever since. He first practiced in Nebraska, and in

Hausauer, Clarence C. “Chuck” – Obituary

Clarence C. “Chuck” Hausauer, 84, a longtime Baker City resident, died Feb. 7, 2005, at his home with his family at his side. A private family graveside service for Mr. Hausauer will be Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Nathaniel Neff of Apostolic Lighthouse will officiate. Chuck was born Oct. 8, 1920, at Drake, N.D., to Jacob and Hulda (Sonnenberg) Hausauer. He was raised in North Dakota until the age of 14 when his family moved to Astoria. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942 until 1945. In his early years he drove log truck

Monpas, Leona R. Lunderville Mrs. – Obituary

Leona R. Monpas, 83, of Baker City, died Feb. 10, 2005, at her home. Her graveside funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Ralph Holcomb will officiate. Visitations will be held today until 7 p.m. at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Leona Rica Monpas was born June 18, 1921, at Mondovi, Wis., to Alvin and Lucillia (Craker) Lunderville. She received her schooling in Chippewa Falls and had special training in secretarial work. On April 8, 1938, she married Leon John Monpas in Milwaukee, Wis. In 1941, the couple moved to Port Angeles, Wash., where

Shook, Mary Annette Leback Mrs. – Obituary

Mary Annette Shook, 79, a former Halfway resident, died Dec. 28, 2004, at Pomeroy, Wash., after a year of declining health. Her memorial service will be scheduled this spring to allow distant relatives to attend. Mary was born May 28, 1925, at Chinook, Wash. She grew up in Astoria, graduated from Oregon State University in Corvallis, and then taught home economics at Halfway High School. She married Robert Shook of Halfway on March 6, 1949, in Astoria. In 1951 they moved to Seattle and there raised three sons. Robert and Mary retired to Halfway in the summer of 1980 to

Carlile, Dale Robert – Obituary

Durkee, Oregon Dale Robert Carlile, 63, died Jan. 9, 2004, at his home in Durkee. At Dale’s request, there will be no services. Dale was born May 10, 1940, at Kelso, Wash., to Harry Carlile and Frieda Valentine Carlile. He attended school at Kelso/Longview where he loved playing football. After graduating from high school, Dale joined the U.S .Army and attended Ranger school. He was involved in the early years of the Vietnam War. Dale left the Army six years later as a lieutenant colonel. He moved home to Kelso/Longview and began his career as a police officer. He worked

Hylton, Glen L. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Glen L. Hylton, 78, of Baker City died Saturday, January 24, 2004 at St. Elizabeth Care Center. His memorial service will be announced at a later date. Mr. Hylton was born on December 3, 1925 in Enterprise, Oregon to Alex and Susie (Wakefield) Hylton. He was raised in LaGrande attending school in the area until he enlisted in the Navy. He served during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific from 1943-1946. During his time in LaGrande, he met the love of his life, Dorothy Mae Fihn. They were united in marriage on December 15, 1946 at the

Mitchell, Dorothy Margaret Schoenbaechler Mrs. – Obituary

Dorothy Margaret Mitchell was born Feb. 28, 1908, at Astoria to August “Gus” and Jeannette “Nettie” (Lawrence) Schoenbaechler. She died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston at the age of 95. Dorothy was raised in Baker City and graduated from high school there. She was a resident of the Hermiston area for the past 24 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church. She is survived by daughters, Mary Jane Guyer of Walla Walla Wash., Margaret Ray of Hermiston, and Jeanne Smith of Pendleton; brother-in-law, Rev. Thomas J. Mitchell OSB of

Biography of Col. John Colgate Bell

COL. JOHN COLGATE BELL. – Colonel Bell, enjoying a wide reputation from Southern Oregon to Idaho, and back again to the Pacific seashore throughout the state in which he has successively lived and made a multitude of personal acquaintances, merits a special recognition on account of his public services in official relations and in the early Indian wars of Southern Oregon. He was born at Sterling, Kentucky, February 24, 1814. His parents were from Virginia; and among his ancestors were those distinguished in the early history of the nation, his father having served with General Harrison in the war of

Biography of James Birnie

JAMES BIRNIE. – Mr. Birnie was a Scotchman by birth. He was born at Paisley, county Renfrew, Scotland, in the year 1800. In 1816 the ambitious lad left his native health and emigrated to Montreal, Canada. Here, under the tutelage of a Catholic priest, he studied the French language for about two years, at the end of which time he entered the employ of the Northwest Fur Company as one of its clerks, and was sent across the Rocky Mountains to Fort Spokane, where he arrived towards the close of 1818. The fort at this time was in charge of

Miller, Wayne Dale “Lucky” – Obituary

Richland, Oregon Wayne Dale “Lucky” Miller, 76, of Richland, died April 15, 2003, at his home. A Celebration of Life in his honor will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Richland Christian Church. Gordon Bond will officiate. Lucky was born Sept. 22, 1926, at Martin County, Minn., to Jay Desmond and Minnie Garrison Miller. He came to Oregon as a young man, where he met his lifelong sweetheart, Dorothy Maxine Jones. They were married at Astoria on Nov. 3, 1945. Lucky served his country during World War II in the Navy Air Corps. After the war, he and Maxine