Location: Deschutes County OR

Biography of Henry E. Shipley

Since 1912 Henry E. Shipley has been a member of the Haskell bar and he has also become a well known business man with valuable mining and oil interests in Oklahoma and other states. He is a native of Illinois, his birth having occurred in Petersburg on the 15th of November, 1887. His parents, Clement Washington and Evelyn (Nance) Shipley, are natives of Menard County, Illinois, and the father is now living retired in that state. For many years he devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits, in which he was very successful, and he is now heavily interested in cotton

Sinclair, Antoinette C. Blais Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Antoinette C. Blais Sinclair, 89, a former resident of North Powder and Baker City, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2005, in Redmond. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 5, at Dechutes Memorial Gardens in Bend. Antoinette was born Dec. 28, 1915, in Eugene to Benjamin and Dorothea Blais. In February 1921, she along with her parents and brother, Phillip Blais, moved to Clover Creek near North Powder where she attended school. Antoinette went to high school at St. Francis Academy in Baker City, graduating in 1932, then she went on to graduate from So. Oregon State

Monaghan, Barbara Jean Bowman Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Oregon Barbara Jean Bowman Monaghan, 77, of Aurora, Ill., a former North Powder resident, died April 9, 2004, at her home surrounded by her devoted children and grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. June 26, 2004, at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Hermiston. Committal will be at the Hermiston Cemetery. There will be a celebration of Barbara’s life immediately after the services. Her family and friends are invited to come and share in the commemoration of her life. Barbara was born to Roland “Bill” and Vera Clarke Bowman on June 28, 1926,

Coles, Willard William “Bill” – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Willard William “Bill” Coles, 72, of LaPine, a former North Powder resident, died March 1, 2006, at his home. His funeral will be at noon Sunday at the LaPine Cemetery. There will be a memorial service at the American Legion, Post 45, 52532 Drafter Road, at LaPine. Baird Memorial Chapel of LaPine is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Coles was born on May 7, 1933, at North Powder to Moody Buster and Ethel Simonis Coles. He went to school at Union and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1954. He married Amelia

Silva, Larie Lola Patterson – Obituary

Summerville, Oregon Larie Lola Patterson Silva, 67, of Aloha and formerly of Summerville, died Aug. 9 at the Hillsboro Rehab and Specialty Care Center. A graveside service will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Summerville Cemetery. Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives of Forest Grove is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Silva was born May 4, 1939, in Sisters to Willis and Lorraine Patterson. They moved to Imbler, where she grew up, attended school and graduated in 1957. She enjoyed sports and was very athletic. She attended college in La Grande, then moved with her parents to Portland, where she

Killingbeck, Fern E. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Fern E. Killingbeck, 94, died Aug. 21 at Richland Rehabilitation Center in Richland, Wash. A private family graveside service will be held at the Redmond Memorial Cemetery in Redmond. Mrs. Killingbeck was born July 8, 1912, at Madras to Thomas Jefferson and Etta Mora Parsley Fields. She lived in Longview, Wash., and The Dalles before moving to Redmond, where she graduated from high school. On Dec. 22, 1930, she married Clarence Herbert Killingbeck in Bend. She owned and cooked at her restaurant in Redmond for several years. In 1949 she moved to La Grande and operated the

Gunter, Dana L. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Dana L. Gunter, 69, died April 5 at her son’s home in LaPine. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Grandview Cemetery, La Grande. Mrs. Gunter was born April 5, 1938, in Spokane, Wash., and was raised in Oregon. She was married to Chester Gunter and lived in La Grande for about 10 years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and had a special relationship with great-granddaughters Mya and Brittany. Survivors include her children, Ernie of San Jose, Calif., Tom of LaPine, Chester, Dana of La Grande, Eva of Salem and

Mitchell, Lois E. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Lois E. Mitchell, 80, of Redmond and formerly of La Grande, died April 1. A celebration of life will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, La Grande. Committal and burial will follow at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Baker City. She was born April 21, 1926, to Harold B. and Nancy B. (Luster) Doherty in Baker City. In September 1946 she married Earl “Bob” Mitchell in Baker. Mrs. Mitchell spent her entire working years in banking, including more than 30 years at First Interstate Bank in La Grande, retiring in 1991. She

Gibbs, Donald – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Donald W. Gibbs, 77, of Redmond and formerly of La Grande, died March 12 of Parkinson’s disease. A private family memorial service took place March 17. Redmond Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements. Mr. Gibbs was born Sept. 13, 1929, to Hallie and Mary (Kane) Gibbs in Spokane, Wash. He began working as a baker at the age of 15 and continued in that profession most of his life. On April 1, 1950, he married Carolyn Killingbeck in La Grande, where they lived before moving to Redmond. He owned Gibbs Bakery in downtown Redmond for 43 years. He

Croucher, Norman W., Sr. – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Norman W. Croucher Sr. Formerly of Elgin A memorial service for Norman W. Croucher Sr., 74, formerly of Elgin, is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Elgin Christian Church, 1335 Division St. A finger-food potluck will follow the service. Mr. Croucher, of McMinnville and formerly of Elgin, died Jan. 19. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 17, 2007