Joseph Arthur Devore was born at Boone, Iowa, July 9, 1850, and died at the home of his son Ray in Union, Oregon, August 20, 1927. He was married to Lucinda Ann Shafer at Cherokee, Iowa, in the year 1874. To this union nine children were born, Viola, Mae, James, Bert, ray, Arthur, Charles and Clarence Devore. His wife preceded him to the great beyond three years ago, Jan 6, 1924. One daughter, Viola, died at the age of 3 years. His daughter Mae Mason and son William Devore passed away during the war flu epidemic. He leaves to mourn
Location: Richland Oregon
Union, Union County, Oregon Bonnie Jean Trimble-Blank, 73, of Weston and formerly of Union, has left this life to start on her next adventure. She passed away March 5, 2006, at St. Mary Medical Center. There will be no services at her request. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt Cremations & Funeral Services, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, Wash., 99362. Bonnie was born Feb. 6, 1933, at Baker City, Ore. She attended grade school at Homestead, Cornucopia and Richland, Ore., along with various other schools. She graduated from Columbia High in Richland, Wash. This is where she
Haines, Oregon C.W. “Tiny” Jones, 82, a long-time Baker City resident and Baker and Union County businessman, died Sept. 7 at his home. A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Baker Elks Lodge, with a graveside service at 10 a.m. Thursday at Eagle Valley Cemetery with Pastor Gordon Bond of the Richland Christian Church. Mr. Jones was born Dec. 27, 1923, in Richland to C.E. “Curly” Jones and Pearl Ritter Jones. He was raised in Richland and graduated from high school in 1942. He served in the Army during World War II, and married Phillis Bennehoff
La Grande, Oregon Calvin H. Whitnah, 70, of Richland, died Aug. 10 at his home. A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Halfway. A vault interment will follow at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. A reception will take place at the New Bridge Grange. The Observer – August 12, 2008 _______________________________ Calvin Hugh Whitnah, 70, of Richland and formerly of La Grande, died Aug. 10 at his home. A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the LDS Chapel in Halfway, with a viewing to
La Grande, Oregon Paul E. Ransom, 83, of La Grande and formerly of Milton-Freewater, died Aug. 8 at Rose Cottage, an adult care center, in Kennewick. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla. Pastor Roger Holden will officiate. A reception will follow at the funeral home. Paul was born Sept. 30, 1924, to Ernest and Lou Hahn Ransom in Walla Walla. He attended elementary school on Government Mountain then the Forks School on the Walla Walla River. He started high school in Prescott, Wash. His family then moved
Norbert ‘Nibs’ O. Hinzpeter Formerly of La Grande 1919-2009 Norbert “Nibs” Otto Hinzpeter, 89, of Baker City and formerly of La Grande, died of a heart attack Oct. 22 at St. Elizabeth Health Services in Baker City. A celebration of his life will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Community Connection/Baker Senior Center, 2810 Cedar St. in Baker City. Pastor Sally Wiens of the Haines United Methodist Church will officiate. Friends and family are invited to have a light meal at Community Connection following the service. Nibs was born Dec. 7, 1919, to William and Ida (Harris) Hinzpeter in St.
Mother Of Fifteen Dead Mrs. Otto Schuck Dies at Baker Late Last Week After an illness of several years, Mrs. Otto Schuck 53 years old, died Friday afternoon at the hospital in Baker. Mrs. Schuck was born in Germany and came to the United States in1891, first residing in New Jersey and then in Cleveland, Ohio. Eight years later they moved to Oregon. Mrs. Schuck is survived by her husband and 15 children. They are: Chas. of Durkee, Otto of Union; Mrs. Clifford Smelcer, Mrs. Virgil Bird, Mrs. Albert Werner, all f Baker; Mrs. Clarence Mills of Telocaset; Joseph Schuck,
3 Inches Snow Fall, Richland Not Enough for Sleighing; Funeral Held for Child Funeral services was held at the Christian church Thursday at 2 p.m. for Arthur Verdell Simonis, the nine months old son of Mr. And Mrs. Alex E. Simmonis [Simonis]. Rex. Earl Miller pastor of the Christian church officiated. The child had been ill three weeks with Pneumonia and passed away at St. Elizabeth’s hospital Tuesday evening. He had been taken there Monday for medical treatment. Interment was in the Eagle valley cemetery. The Baker Democrat Herald; Baker OR; Tuesday, December 22, 1936; Page 6.
Eagle Valley Native Dies Charles Edward (Ed) Simonis, a native son of Eagle valley, died Thursday afternoon. He was 78 years old. Simonis was born in Richland February 3, 1978 . He had lived his entire life in Eagle valley where he was a rancher. He married Stella Derrick in Richland, May 8, 1911. She survives him. Also surviving are a son, Ellis Edward, Salt Lake City; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Cropp, Baker, and Mrs. Ella Kirby, Durkee; three brothers, Lee, Louis and Alex all of Baker; a granddaughter, Karen Simonis, Salt Lake City, and several nieces and nephews. He
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,