Location: Durkee Oregon

Sheehy, Robert Clinton – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Robert Clinton Sheehy, 79, of Union, died May 15, 2005, at his home in High Valley near Union. There will be a memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Union. The Rev. Hank Albrecht officiating. Mr. Sheehy was born on April 8, 1926, at Baker City to Hugh Francis Sheehy and Helen Merritt Holbrook Sheehy. He grew up on Swayze Creek near Durkee, attended elementary school at the Plano School, and graduated from Baker High School on May 18, 1944. He married Dona Gene Storie in Baker City on June

Morris, Mary Jean Metcalf Mrs. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Mary Jean Morris, 78, of La Grande died Feb. 19, 2004, at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande. A service in celebration of her life was at 11 a.m. today at Mount Hope Cemetery. She was born on May 7, 1925, at La Grande to Easton and Maurine Thompson Metcalf. She spent her early childhood in La Grande. The family moved to Telocaset and later to Durkee following her father’s career with the railroad. She was a Baker High School graduate. After graduation, she went to work for Woolworth’s in Baker City. She married Robert “Chuck” Morris

Hannah, Faye Helen Sheehy – Obituary

Union, Oregon Faye Helen Sheehy Hannah, 74, of Union died Nov. 12 while working for the Salvation Army World Services in Vryheid, South Africa. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Union. Ms. Hannah was born Aug. 16, 1932, to Hugh Sheehy and Beth Critchlow Sheehy Fisher in Baker City. She was raised in Durkee and Baker City until age 10, when the family moved to California. In her capacity as a public health administrator, she worked on projects in Central America, the Middle East and Africa. She was also the social

Holloway, Margaret Caldwell – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Margaret Caldwell Holloway, 91, of Amelia, Ohio, and formerly of La Grande, died June 6 in an Amelia care center. Date of services will be announced later. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements. Margaret was born on Nov. 9, 1916, in Fort Duchesne, Utah, to Mason and Ida Mae Caldwell. At age 8, she and her family moved to the Lime area. She attended school in Baker and La Grande, graduating from La Grande High School in 1935. She married Jess Holloway on March 31, 1942, in Weiser, Idaho. They were ranchers in

Hindman, Janice Lynn – Obituary

Janice “Jannie” Lynn Hindman, formerly of La Grande, died of natural causes on Sept. 25 at her home in Lincoln City. Funeral services begin at 11 a.m. Sunday at Pacific View Memorial Chapel in Lincoln City. Family and friends are invited to attend a remembrance gathering Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the home of Ray and Carol Westenskow at 1502 Fourth St. in La Grande. Jannie was born Dec. 7, 1945, to George and Bethel McClure in Portland. The family moved to La Grande where she attended Fruitdale Grade School and graduated from La Grande High School in

Vandecar, Robert L. – Obituary

Robt. L. Vandecar Was Durkee Creek Rancher 54 Years Funeral services for Robert L. Vandecar of Durkee, 77 years of age and a well known Baker County stockman were conducted at 2:00 pm Tuesday Feb. 20 at Gray’s West and Co. Pioneer Chapel. The Rev. Richard A. Toll of the St. Stephens Episcopal Church officiated. Vault interment followed in the family plot at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mr. Vandecar was born May 14, 1895 in Payette, Idaho the son of Augustus Byron and Rose Mott Vandecar. He had his schooling in Haines and in 1918 moved to Durkee. He was married

Vandecar, Robert Jr. – Obituary

Robt. Vandecar Jr. Dies Here Tuesday Robert Vandecar, Jr. 46, well known Bridgeport rancher, died Tuesday in St. Elizabeth Hospital from cancer. Funeral services are being arranged by Langrell Mortuary Chapel and details of his life are being compiled but were not available at press time. Mr. Vandecar grew up at Durkee and is best known by friends throughout the county for his work with the Burnt River 4-H livestock and Junior show projects a number of years. Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, March 14, 1968 page 7 Contributed by: Belva Ticknor

Schweiger, R. C. Mrs. – Obituary

Oklahoma Woman Is Killed Near Durkee Second Fatal Accident to Tourists on Old Oregon Trail in This Section Within a Week A second fatal accident occurred on the Old Oregon Trail between Union and Huntington late Saturday afternoon when Mrs. R.C. Schweiger was killed when the car in which she and her husband were driving overturned a short distance west of Durkee. They were from Waukomis, Okla. The other one occurred the previous Wednesday on this side of the viaduct near Telocaset when Mrs. George Van Oredol of Salina, Kan., met instant death when the car she was driving skidded

Kirby, Ella R. – Obituary

Ella R. Kirby, 78, who lived in Baker County all of her life, died at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, Tuesday, Feb 14, after a long illness. Rosary will be recited at St. Francis Cathedral in Baker Friday night and mass will be said Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the cathedral with Father Joseph Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Those who wish to contribute to the memorial fund for the Durkee Catholic Church in lieu of sending flowers. Mrs. Kirby was born March 14, 1882, at Richland, Oregon, the daughter of Fredrick and Mary Simonis,

Hindman, Albert – Obituary

Baker Pioneer is Accident Victim Albert Hindman, 72, a pioneer of Baker county, was killed Sunday afternoon at his farm near Durkee when a horse ran against him, knocking him 15 feet. He lived four hours after the accident. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, September 3, 1927