Raymond M. “Ray” Saunders Jr., 78, of Hermiston, a former longtime Baker City resident, died Dec. 2, 2005, at his home. His graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Pastor Gordon Bond will officiate. Ray was born on July 30, 1927, at Salem. He moved with his family to Eagle Valley at the age of 5. He was a 1945 graduate of Eagle Valley High School at Richland. Ray married Alice Martin on March 10, 1946, at Richland. He joined the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific on the USS Hollandia
Location: Richland Oregon
Horse Stumbles Rider Is Killed Rex Bowerman, of Halfway, was killed when thrown from his horse on the hill trail between Halfway and Richland Sunday sometime after 10 o’clock. Mr. Bowerman after visiting his sister, Mrs. Donald Sullivan in Richland left for home about 10 o’clock. It is believed the rider’s foot caught in the stirrup when his horse stumbled and was dragged approximately half a mile. The body was found by James Chandler and Del Taylor. They notified Mr. Bowerman’s parents. The dead man is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bowerman, two brothers, Jesse and Floyd
Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Ada M. Cowles, 83, a former Baker City resident, died January 9, 1999, at St. Louis, Mo. Private vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Cowles was born Feb. 13, 1915, at High Valley to Frank Leslie and Elva Virgie Ross Burford. She married Charles C. Cowles in Cove on December 31, 1936, and moved to Baker City in 1949. Mrs. Cowles was a homemaker and had lived in Missouri for the past 15 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a son. Survivors include her niece, Margaret
James Silas Cropp, 76, died in Richland, Oreg, Thursday morning a the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Oran [Orin] Clemons. He was born Nov. 1, 1876 in Whitman County, Washington Territory, the son of W. F. And Margaret Cropp. He moved to Eagle Valley as a young man with his parents in 1894 and settled. He was married to Anna Jane Simonis Feb. 21, 1900. They moved to 2425 Balm street where they resided t the time of his death. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary here in 1950, with all seven of their children attending.
Clinton J. Duffy, early day mining man of Baker county, dropped dead from a heart attack at his farm home near Richland, early Monday afternoon. Mr. Duffy, who was 83 years old was born in Ireland, and was among the first prospectors in the early ’80s in the camp of Cornucopia. He located the Queen of the West mine which was a big money maker for some time. He made a fortune in mining and later purchased a farm in Eagle Valley, engaging in farming and stock raising. Surviving are his widow, a son, Donald Duffy of Baker and a
David Gover Was Eagle Valley Farmer Seven of Nine Children Survive; Dies at 87 Services for David S. Gover Sr., 87, of Richland, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 26, 1971 at the Methodist Church in Richland. The Rev. Russell Booher of Halfway officiated with interment following in the family plot at Eagle Valley Cemetery under the direction of the Beatty Chapel. Mr. Gover passed away early on Friday morning, July 23 at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Gover was born on Feb. 20, 1884 at Bates County, Mo. the son of William Louden and
An illness of only a few days Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of Vester William Gover, 47, farmer of the Wingville district for 20 years. Mr. Gover was stricken with what was later diagnosed as a rupture of a major artery which caused abdominal and circulatory complications. He was born Sept. 17, 1909 in New Bridge, the son of David S. and Pearl L. Thorp Gover. He attended schools at the Baker Academy, at Sunnyside and Richland high school. He was married Nov. 18, 1933 at Weiser to Delora Funk. Mr. Gover had farmed at Wingville for the past 20
William Gover, Sr. Lifetime Resident Passes June 27 Funeral services for William Louden Gover, Sr., 55, of Richland, Ore., will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, June 30, 1972 at the Methodist Church in Richland. The Rev. Carroll McIntosh of Redmond and Rev. Russell Booher of Halfway, will officiate, with interment following in Eagle Valley Cemetery under the direction of the Beatty Chapel. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers those who desire may make memorials to the Oregon Heart Fund or to the First Methodist Church of Richland, which can be done through the Beatty Chapel. Mr. Gover
Wilford Lovell Gover, Sr., 67, a resident of Pine Valley, died Tuesday night at his home. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Christian Church in Halfway with the Rev. Arthur Harriman and the Rev. Ed Neuenfeldt officiating. Burial will be in Pine Haven Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday as the casket will not be opened at the service. Mr. Gover, son of William and Rebecca Gover, was born in Richland, Ore., Jan. 31, 1893, attended schools in Eagle Valley and business college in Salem. He moved to Pine
Joseph Henry Simonis, 79, of Richland, died there Sunday afternoon. Mr. Simonis was born March 21, 1874, at Stevens Point, Wis. He came to Baker county when he was six months old and had lived in the area since. Mr. Simonis was a blacksmith and miner by profession. He was a member of the Catholic church. Mr. Simonis is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ella Kirby, Durkee, and Mrs. Anna Cropp, Baker. Four brothers, Louis and Leander, Baker, and Alex and Ed, Richland, also survive him, as do several nieces and nephews. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.