Location: King County WA

Brandon, Robert Leslie – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Robert Leslie Brandon, 65, of La Grande and Battlement Mesa, Colo., professor emeritus at Eastern Oregon University, died unexpectedly June 12. There will be no public service. Mr. Brandon was born in 1940 in Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington in civil engineering in 1962, and served in the Navy. In September 1967, he married Cheri Roberts. He earned a master’s degree in mathematics from California State University at Northridge in 1969, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Colorado State University in 1972. He taught at the University of Maine-Presque Isle and at Eastern Oregon

Lyon, Everett M. – Obituary

Everett M. Lyon Everett M Lyon, 83, died April 9 surrounded by family. Funeral services will be held Tuesday in Mount Vernon, Mo. A private service for burial will be at the Grandview Cemetery in La Grande. Mr. Lyon was born May 20, 1923, in Wallace, Idaho, one of 13 children. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Leavenworth, Wash., where he lived until he graduated from high school and married the love of his life, Esther Bates, whom he met at a roller rink. They spent the early years of their marriage in Leavenworth, where Everett was employed

Gray, Barbara Jean – Obituary

Union, Oregon Barbara Joan Gray, 70, of Union, died March 20 at the Grande Ronde Hospital. At her request, there will not be a formal service, but all are welcome to attend a gathering in remembrance at 11 a.m. Saturday at the VFW Hall in Union. The family requests no gifts or food. Barbara was born Nov. 21, 1936, in Enterprise. She was educated in La Grande, graduating from La Grande High School and attending what is now Eastern Oregon University. Barbara married Wade Crook in Portland; they later divorced. She lived in Seattle for many years and worked as

Mulhall, Robert – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Robert Mulhall, 86, of La Grande and formerly of Seattle, died March 5. At his request there will be no public services. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Mr. Mulhall was born June 3, 1920, to Leo and Jenny (Price) Smith in Yakima, Wash. He lived in Yakima, Portland and Seattle and served in the Army during World War II. After an honorable discharge, he worked as a manufacturing engineer for Boeing for 25 years. In the 1970s he moved to La Grande, where he was employed as a consultant for the

Smead, Eleanor Eunice – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Eleanor Eunice Smead, 87, of Eugene and formerly of La Grande, died March 5 of age related causes. Arrangements are under the direction of Musgrove Family Mortuary of Eugene. Mrs. Smead was born Dec. 30, 1919, in Auburn, Wash., to Ward and Stella (Magers) O’Neill. She graduated from Auburn High School at the age of 16. On Sept. 1, 1938, she married Wendell Martin in La Grande, and the couple had four children. He preceded her in death in 1972. In 1976 she married Harold Smead, who preceded her in death in 2004. She spent a good

Lyons, Edward Charles – Obituary

Edmund “Boomer” Charles Lyons, 38, died at his home in Enumclaw, Wash., June 8. A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. June 30 at the Hermiston Eagles Lodge, 160 N.W. Second St., Hermiston. Boomer was born in Othello, Wash., on Sept. 4, 1968, to Evelyn Lyons and Ed C. Lyons I. In 1993, Boomer met his future wife, Chrissy, at Crabby’s bar and it was love at first sight. They were married Oct. 15, 1993, and made their home in Enumclaw. Boomer worked at FedEx National LTL. He enjoyed coaching his daughter’s fast pitch softball team and was his

Smith, Kenneth L. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Kenneth L. Smith, 78, died July 10 at the Veterans Hospital in Seattle after a lengthy illness. A funeral service was held on July 16 in Kirkland, Wash. He was born on Nov. 23, 1928, in La Grande. Ken barbered for many years in the Bothel area of Seattle. He was also a tree-topper in northeast Seattle for many years. Of the two occupations, he enjoyed tree-topping more. Ken was quick to make friends and never knew a stranger. He is survived by his wife, the former Sherril Bateman of Union; five sons and their wives, Frank

Leggett, Billy R. – Obituary

Billy Robert Leggett, 89, of La Grande died Sept. 11 at Valley Creek Adult Foster Home in La Grande. Visitation will run from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Coles Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday 15 at Coles Funeral Home with burial following at Mount Hope Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Baker City United Methodist Church with the Rev. Juanita Bergacker officiating. Billy was born April 26, 1918, to Robert Lee and Mary Virginia (Shaver) Leggett in Seattle. He was raised in Seattle and went to school there. Billy worked as

Horn, Stanley Bruce – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Stanley Bruce Horn, 74, of Elgin died Nov. 19. An inurnment begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Elgin Cemetery with a celebration of life following at 1:45 p.m. at the Elgin Community Center. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Stanley was born May 16, 1933, to Clarence and Lillie Southard Horn in Kimball, Neb. When he was 4, his family moved to High Valley near Union, and when he was 5 or 6, they moved to Cricket Flat near the breaks of the Minam River. He spent the remainder of his childhood years

Larkin, Alice – Obituary

Alice Larkin died in her home at MooreCare in Kent, Wash., March 9. A memorial service will be held Saturday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 19030 Eighth Ave S., SeaTac, Wash., at 1 p.m. Burial will take place in Island City at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s research, hospice care or charity of choice. Alice was born June 28, 1913, in Canova, S.D., to Lizzie and B. A. Schierholz. As a young woman, Alice owned and operated a beauty shop in Corvallis. While in Corvallis, she met and married Earl Herrmann