Location: Modesto California

Renfrow, Earl J. – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Services were held Tuesday morning, July 7, in the Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel in Modesto, Calif., for Earl Jackson Refrow, son of Edward and Mary Renfrow, early pioneers of lower Lost Prairie. He was 77 years of age and had been in failing health for some time, although he didn’t enter the Oakdale Hospital until a few days before his death. The services were conducted by Rev. Eleon Shuman of the Modesto Advent Christian Church of which he was a member, and burial was in Lakewood Memorial Park. Earl Renfrow was born in Troy, Oregon and

Ormsby, Orla P. – Obituary

In Modesto at the home 211 McHenry Avenue, Orla P., beloved husband of Mary A. Ormsby, loving father of Mrs. J. J. Taylor of Sunnydale, Calif., and Morris Ormsby of Modesto, grandfather of Milton O. and Aleta C. Warden. A native of New York, aged 71 years, 2 months, and 5 days. A member of the Woodmen of the World and IOOF at Oroville, Calif. Remains at Channon’s Chapel, 921 Twelfth Street and will be forwarded to Oroville, Monday, December 25, for services and interment Tuesday at 2 p.m. Modesto Bee, December 24, 1922 Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

Ormsby, Mary Miller – Obituary

In Modesto, May 20th, Mary A. Ormsby, mother of Mrs. Grace Taylor and Morris Ormsby, grandmother of Milton Warden, sister of Mrs. C. E. Owen and John Miller, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., aged 62 years. A member of Orange Grove Rebekah Lodge No. 84, and the Woodcraft Lodge of Oroville, the E. F. Society of the Presbyterian Church, the Woman’s Relief Corps, Women’s Improvement Club, and the WCTU of Modesto. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services to be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock a the Shannon Funeral Chapel, 921 – 12th Street. Rev. J. K. Pitman

Ormsby, Irene A. Newstrom – Obituary

Irene A. Ormsby, 90, of Grass Valley died Friday [October 15, 1993] in a local medical facility. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday and entombment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland. Mrs. Ormsby was born Sept. 27, 1903, in Selma to David M. and Emma Newstrom. She lived in the Bay Area for 40 years before moving to Grass Valley one year ago. She lived in Modesto before moving to the Bay Area. She enjoyed ballroom dancing. Her family was the focus of her life. She is survived by her son Duane M. Ormsby

Rader, Hilda G. Brunn – Obituary

Former Ellensburg area resident Hilda G. Rader, 90, died Monday [January 16, 1984] following a short illness in Modesto, Calif. She had been living in California with her son and daughter-in-law since 1980 She was born in Freeport, Ill., on Jan. 3, 1894, one of eight children of Christian and Marie Brunn. Her father emigrated from Sweden in the early 1880’s and her mother, Marie Horz [Hertz], was a native of Germany. The Brunn family moved to the Kittitas Valley shortly after the turn of the century Mrs. Rader was graduated from Ellensburg Normal School and taught in public schools

Lupkoski, Charles W. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Charles W. Lupkoski, 48, of Baker City died June 6, 2003, at his home. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church at Pocahontas Road and and 17th Street. Pastor Tony Brandon of the church will officiate. Private interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at the funeral home. Charles was born Feb. 3, 1955, at Modesto, Calif., the son of Walter William and Bette Jane Kelly Lupkoski. He received his education in various locations and finished high school at Bend. He lived in Bend

Prasch, Ferriel Joyce McKinney Mrs. – Obituary

Ferriel Joyce McKinney Prasch, 67, of Modesto, Calif., a former Baker City resident, died Oct. 13, 2002, at Modesto. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Dennis Hickman of First Lutheran Church will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Ferriel was born on Sept. 17, 1935, at Baker City. Her parents were the late Louis and Florence McKinney. She received her bachelor’s of education degree at Portland University in 1958 and taught in Portland-area elementary schools before moving to Moraga, Calif., in 1965. Ferriel worked

Lew, Frances D. Vaughn Mrs. – Obituary

Frances D. Lew, 88, a former Baker County resident, died Feb. 23, 2007, at Modesto, Calif. Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lakewood Funeral Home in Hughson, Calif. Frances was born on Oct. 20, 1918, at Baker City to Waldo Russell and Ella Afton Weitz Vaughn. She moved from Baker City to Keating Valley at the age of 9. Her parents ran the Keating Store and Post Office. She became an accomplished horseback rider and spent her early Keating years riding up and down the valley making friends. She married Lawrence L. Lew Sr. on Oct.