Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Dale Bennett, 89, of Baker City died July 2, 2005 at St. Elizabeth Care Center. A memorial service for Dale and his wife, June, will be scheduled later. Cremation was by Eastern Oregon Pioneer Crematory. Dale was born on Oct. 8, 1915, in Eagle Valley to Myrton and Opal Bennett. After graduating from Eagle Valley High School at Richland, he joined the U.S. Army and served in North Africa during World War II. Returning to Eagle Valley, he met and married June Borcher in 1949. The couple moved to the family ranch at Keating where
Location: Richland Oregon
Funeral services for Amos D. Robinette, 77, of Newbridge, a lifetime Baker county resident, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday Feb. 12, 1970 at Christian Church at Richland, Oregon. Leora Sharp will officiate and the Pine Masonic Lodge No. 149 A.F. & A.M. will participate. Interment will follow in the family plot at Eagle Valley Cemetery, Richland, Oregon. Mr. Robinette was born on New Years Day, Jan. 1, 1893 at Robinette, Oregon, the son of pioneer parents, James E. and Eva Lincoln Robinette. Mr. Robinette’s father James E. homesteaded at Robinette and the township was named in his honor.
Sarah E. Reed, 79, a Richland native, died Feb. 2, 1981, in Scappoose, where she had lived for the past three years. Mrs. Reed was born April 8, 1901, the daughter of Albert K. and Sarah C. Graham. Survivors include a son, Norman L. Wirth of New Orleans; a daughter, Avis A. Corley of Baker; a sister, Inez J. Wirth of Baker; two brothers, Albert K. Graham of Squim, WA., and Eldon E. Graham of Chico, CA.; eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Dan D. Wirth, who was
Richland, Oregon G. Hoffman, Richland, Dies at 64 George William Hoffman, 64, Richland, died yesterday afternoon in St. Elizabeth hospital after a long illness. He was born August 29, 1890, in Elgin, Oregon. He had lived in Pine and Eagle Valleys since 1908. He was a member of the Christian church. He was a sawmill worker. Surviving are the widow, Jasmine, Richland; two daughters, Ketura Haynes, Walla Walla, Washington, Eula Beymer, Portland; two sons, William, Newburg and John, Yamhill; three sisters, Amy Rysdon and Lucy Hoffman both of Elgin, and Martha Hunter, Lostine; three brothers, Frank, Kelso, Washington, Edward, Sweet
Richland, Baker County, Oregon Belva Gene Bogen, 78, of Richland, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family and friends on Nov. 9, 2005. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Richland Christian Church. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception following the service at the church. Belva Gene was born on March 25, 1927 in Drain, to Eugene Harold and Bessie Bell White Lakey. She was raised and educated in Drain, graduating from Drain High School in 1945. Upon graduation, Belva married her high school sweetheart, John Bogen, on June
Willard Dale Vernholm, 73, of Baker City, died Sept. 25, 2005, at Idlewood Manor. At his request there will be no services. Cremation by Eastern Oregon Pioneer Crematory. Dale was born on Feb. 11, 1932, in York, Neb., to Carl Willard and Lois Louetta Middleton Vernholm. When Dale was about 4 years old the family moved to Corvallis. He attended school at Lewisburg and Corvallis High School. In 1947, at 15, Dale’s family moved to New Plymouth, Idaho. When Dale was only 16, but needing to be 18, he lied about his age and went to work for the Payette
Kenneth Huston Grant, 86, of Richland died March 14, 2005, at his home. At his request, there will be no services. Mr. Grant was born July 10, 1918, at Harlan, Ore., to Huston A. Grant and Mabelle Adella (Allison) Grant. He was raised in Newport and Salem and graduated from Salem High School in 1936. He served in the U.S. Army throughout World War II, and was married to Mary Ellen Hammond at Fort Stevens, Wash., on April 2, 1943. After the war, he and his family settled in Richland in 1945, and operated a ranch in Eagle Valley until
Edward A. Holland, 71, of New Bridge, died on March 25, 2005, at the emergency room of St. Elizabeth Health Services en route home from St Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute at Fruitland. At his request, there will be no funeral. Edward Arlen was born on Feb. 18, 1934, at Ontario to May and William W. Holland of Harper. He attended Harper Grade School, and then in 1947 went to the New Bridge Grade School when his father transferred with the state Highway Division from Harper to Richland. Ed attended Eagle Valley High School at Richland for four years, graduating
John William Wright, 79, of Richland, died March 29, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services after a courageous battle with cancer. His graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception afterward at the Richland Christian Church. John William was the second child born to Gill and Lucille Wright on Oct. 15, 1925. He joined an older sister, Norma Jean, and a younger brother, Gill Jr. John attended grade school at New Bridge and high school at Richland, graduating with the class of 1943.
Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Duane Elbert Bennehoff, 81, a long-time Baker City resident, died April 11, 2005, at the Boise Veterans Hospital. At his request, he was cremated. A private service will be scheduled later. Duane was born on Sept. 26, 1923, at Richland. He was the first child of Eagle and Christia Bennehoff. He attended school at Richland and went on to graduate from Multnomah Junior College at Portland. After college, Duane went into the U.S. Navy, where he served in the South Pacific during World War II. After his time in the service, Duane returned to Portland