Location: Fairbanks Alaska

Biography of Orion Littell Rider

Orion Littell Rider, a leading attorney of Vinita whose professional ability is indicated by the large and distinctively representative clientage accorded hire, has served his fellow citizens in various capacities and has always done able and conscientious work. His birth occurred in Mason county, Illinois, on the 7th of January, 1874, and his parents were Dr. Robert G. and Harriet M. (Littell) Rider, the former born near Cleveland, Ohio, and the latter in the state of New Jersey. The father was a physician, acquiring his professional training in Pennsylvania, and he first opened an office at Mobile, Alabama, whence he

Murry, Barbara June Nielsen – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Barbara June Nielsen Murry, 75, of La Grande and formerly of Pilot Rock, died Nov. 9 at Grande Ronde Hospital. Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley. A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Daniels Chapel. Ms. Murry was born June 16, 1931, at Pilot Rock to Hans C. and Mable E. Galbreath Nielsen. Ms. Murry grew up on a ranch up East Birch Creek and attended schools in Pilot Rock to half her sophomore year until her parents

Horn, Terri – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Terri Horn, 51, formerly of La Grande, died May 19 at her home in Palm Springs, Calif., after an extended illness. Terri was born Dec. 15, 1955, in Las Vegas. Due to her father’s military service, the family lived in several locations before settling in Fairbanks, Alaska, where Terri lived most of her life. She worked as a grocery clerk for many years. She was employed by Carr’s Foodland in Fairbanks, and after moving to La Grande in 1995 she worked at Albertson’s for several years. Terri was known for her incredible friendliness and outgoing personality. She

Wariner, Stephen

North Powder, Oregon Stephen Wariner, 49, of Sisters and of North Powder, died in a traffic accident in Pyles Canyon outside of Union Sept. 29. Celebration of life services will begin at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Chapel in the Pines at Camp Sherman. Stephen was born Aug. 9, 1958, to Lee Roy and Norma Wariner in Fairbanks, Alaska. He graduated from Diamond High in Anchorage and joined the Ironworkers Local and worked as a journeyman in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington. He crabbed and fished commercially in the Bering Sea. Later he started his own business building homes. He

Bruce, Braddie May – Obituary

Braddie May Bruce, 79, of Island City, died Jan. 11 at a local care center. A service will be held later in Canyon City. Braddie was born Jan. 26, 1928, to Clyde Willis and Grace Irene (Herburger) Laughlin in Prairie City. She was raised in Dayville and graduated from high school there. On Jan. 12, 1947, she married Ralph Bruce in Canyon City. She worked as a school secretary in Canyon City, Ukiah and John Day. For several years they lived in Fairbanks, Alaska, where she worked for the Episcopal bishop and for a co-op drug company. In her younger

Partridge, Donald Doyle – Obituary

Donald Doyle Partridge, 70, of Elgin and formerly of Hermiston and Fairbanks, died March 12 at a local care center. A memorial service will be held May 10 at 11 a.m. at the Cove Cemetery. Arrangements are with Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center. Mr. Partridge was born on Oct. 25, 1937, the son of Edward and Wilma (Clark) Partridge in Cortez, Colo. He served with the Oregon National Guard for a few years. He married Carolyn Hartley on Aug. 16, 1971 in Reno. They lived in La Grande for a year in 1975 and then Eugene before living

Fifer, Deborah Lee – Obituary

Union, Oregon Deborah Lee (Brooks) Fifer, 57, of Fairbanks, Alaska, and formerly of Union and La Grande, died June 3. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. June 21 at the Eagle Valley Cemetery. A full obituary will be available later. Friends are invited to join the family following the service at the Eagle Valley Grange. Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home in Halfway is in charge of arrangements. La Grande Observer – June 6, 2008 ________________________________________ Deborah Lee (Brooks) Fifer, 57, of Fairbanks, Alaska, and formerly of Union and La Grande, died June 3 at her home with her

Kiilsgaard, Marco – Obituary

Marco Kiilsgaard, 84, died April 12, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Care Center after a long illness. Her memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane. Bishop David Richards will preside and Dick Hindman will conduct the service. Marco was born on Oct. 13, 1920, at Rockland, Idaho, to Chris and Martha Hunsaker Kiilsgaard. She was their second child. She attended elementary school at Inkom, Idaho, but the family moved north to Bonners Ferry, Idaho, when Marco was in junior high school. After high school, she attended Lewiston Normal

Robertson, Anna Dorothy Annie Stevens Mrs.

Halfway, Oregon Anna Dorothy “Annie” Robertson, 66, a longtime Halfway resident, died Dec. 10, 2004, at her home in Baker City. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church in Halfway. Vault Interment will be at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Friends are invited to a reception at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall after the interment. Annie was born on Dec. 15, 1937, at Russian Mission, Alaska, to George and Mary Stevens. She was raised and educated in Alaska. Annie cut her education short at the age of 15, when she quit

Cameron, Gerald Jon – Obituary

Gerald Jon Cameron, 53, of Baker City, died June 10, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Jack Bynum and the Rev. Donald Brown will officiate. Visitations will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Gerald was born on Feb. 27, 1953, at Fairbanks, Alaska. He lived at Fairbanks, Kotzebue, Shungnak and Ambler, Alaska, in his youth. In his later teens he lived at Nampa,