Location: Wasco County OR

Hess, Gertrude Jean – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Gertrude Jean Hess, 59, of 123 Union St., Walla Walla, died June 21, 1981 at Portland’s St. Vincent Hospital. Mrs. Hess was born July 19, 1921, in Criterion, Oregon to Peter and Birtha Herling Kirsch. She attended Criterion and Maupin schools and graduated from Oregon State University in Corvallis. She married W. John Hess June 9, 1946. She was a teacher in Enterprise and a homemaker. She was a member of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Christian Womens Club and Engineers Wives. Mrs. Hess is survived by her husband, at home; three sons, Dan and Mark

Womack, Crawford W. – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon Lostine Pioneer Goes To His Rest Crawford Wallace Womack, a pioneer of Wallowa County, died at his home at Lostine last Saturday, February 14, 1920. Funeral services were held at the Lostine Cemetery on Monday, conducted by Rev. Eaton of the Christian church. Mr. Womack was born in Shelby County, Illinois, and the family moved when he was a boy to Missouri. When 19 years old he joined in the gold rush to Colorado and spent part of a year in the Pike’s Peak neighborhood. In the spring of the following year the call of the

Ransier, Rena Mrs. – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Rena Ransier Dies At Hospital Mrs. Rena Ivy Ransier of Wallowa passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1970 at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for three months. She had been in ill health for six years. She was born Jan. 20, 1901 at Moro, daughter of R.T. and Ivy Morgan. On Oct. 21, 1920 she was married to David J. Ransier of Pasco, Wash. She had lived in Moro until 1932, then in The Dalles until 1968 when she and her husband came to Wallowa. She was a cook by occupation

Wart, William, Sr. – Obituary

Promise, Oregon William Wart Sr. William Jay Wart Sr., 75 of Rt. 1, Weston, died May 28, 1985, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. The graveside service was at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Enterprise Cemetery, Enterprise, Ore. The Rev. Edward Morrison officiated. Wart was born July 21, 1909, in Baker, Ore., to Louis and Florence Wilcox Wart. The family moved to Promise, Ore. in 1913. He attended Enterprise schools and then worked with his father and area farmers on Alder Slope, near Enterprise. On Dec. 20, 1935, he married Olive “Dollie” P. Heskett in Enterprise. He worked as a

Varney, Inez Lavera – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Inez L. Varney, former resident of Enterprise, died March 15, 1980 at the Dalles General Hospital, The Dalles, Oregon. She was born Jan. 12, 1922 in Enterprise, Oregon and married Otis Varney on December 23, 1941. She attended the Enterprise Community church and was a member of the Lay Elks, BPOE #1829. she received her 20 year pin from the Eagle Cap Auxiliary Post #4307,VFW. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 18. Burial was in the Enterprise cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Otis of Troy; a son, Dennis L. Varney of Selhah, Washington; a daughter, Donna Aschenbrenner of

Anderson, Charles – Obituary

Anderson, Charles Joseph, Oregon Charles Anderson, a former resident of Joseph and Baker City, died April 30, 2006, in Baker, Mont. He was 57. Funeral services will be held May 8 at 2 p.m. at Baker United Methodist Church in Baker City. A full obituary will run in next week’s paper. Wallowa County Chieftain, May 4, 2006 Charles Anderson, a former resident of Joseph and Baker City, died April 30, 2006, in Baker, Mont. He was 57. Mr. Anderson was born Aug. 6, 1948, to Eldon James and Roberta May Griffin Anderson in The Dalles. He grew up and attended

Bork, Leola Elizabeth – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Leola Elizabeth Bork, 84, a resident of The Dalles since 1966, died at an Albany care facility on May 12, 2004. Her graveside service was Saturday at The Dalles Odd Fellows Cemetery on Cherry Heights Road. Pastor Ken Post officiated. Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home was in care of arrangements. She was born on Aug. 4, 1919, at Enterprise, to Richard and Edith “Wilson” Surber, the fourth of 12 children. She was raised at Enterprise and graduated from high school there. Leola married Ivan Richard Bork on June 23, 1940, at Enterprise, by A.B. Conway, the same

Reedy, Joe – Obituary

A Fatal Wreck Engineer Joe Reedy Looses His Life in a Collision The Dalles, Dec. 25. – A wreck on the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company’s Road eight miles west of this place this morning in which Engineer Joe Reedy lost his life. Two freight trains were to meet the west bound passenger at Summit station. The side track being to short to accomodate the trains, a breakeman was sent east to flag the passenger train but he forgot to turn the switch to the main track. The passenger train dashed around the curve and crashed into the engine of

Shoemaker, Huldah – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Shoemaker-At Cove, Union County, Oregon December 20, 1888, Mrs. Huldah Shoemaker, aged 27 years, 10 months and 5 days. She was born in Wasco county, Oregon, February 15, 1861. From there her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.W. Williams, moved to Douglas county in 1884. She came with her uncle from Looking Glass, Douglas county to Cove, in the fall of 1885 on a visit and formed the acquaintance of William Shoemaker and they were united in marriage May 2, 1886. She was honored by all from her childhood up and loved most by those who knew

Wilson, Ernest – Obituary

Ernest Wilson, of Celilo, Oregon, Shot Himself October 17th. The Republican last week noticed briefly the death of Ernest Wilson, age 36, of Celilo. He was a brother of our citizen, B.F. Wilson, and was born in Cove. He leaves a wife and three children. From Judge B.F. Wilson, who returned from Celilo Saturday, we learn that it was probably a case of suicide, though there was no apparent reason for such an act, the business and family affairs of Ernest Wilson being in harmonious and satisfactory condition. The funeral took place Saturday at Celilo. Ernest Wilson has been in