Location: Washington County OR

Collins, Ruby Banister Payne Mrs. – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Ruby P. Collins, 90, formerly of Joseph and Athena, died Monday, October 19, 1987 at Hillsboro. She was born April 10, 1897, at Athena, the daughter of Bern and Mary Pinkerton Banister. She was a member of Athena High School’s first graduating class. In 1916, she married Ross Payne. The couple farmed in the Adams area and had ranching interests at Joseph. Payne died in 1949, but she continued their farming and ranching until her retirement. During World War II she worked as a mechanic at the Pendleton Air Base and also received awards as an

Samples, Irene Joan – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Irene Samples Dies At Hillsboro Irene Joan Samples, 43, of 224 A St., Vernonia, Oregon, passed away at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro Friday, August 29, from a heart attack. Funeral services were held September 1 at the Evangelical Church in Vernonia with interment in the Vernonia Memorial Cemetery. Irene Joan Samples was born in Enterprise, Oregon on March 5, 1932 to Frank L. Otto and Mildred Zollman Otto. She was reared in Joseph, Oregon and attended both grade and high school there. She lived in Joseph until 1970 when she moved to Vernonia. While living

Stanley, Jay H. – Obituary

Imnaha, Oregon Jay H. Stanley, 95, hillbilly, cowboy, bachelor and hero, died early November 9 at Danielle’s Adult Foster Care home in Tigard, OR. Mr. Stanley was born February 2, 1906 in a log cabin 3-mi south of Joseph, OR. Jay, the second son of Charles and Elsie (Beecher) Stanley, whose parents were both early pioneer families in Indian Valley. Jay and his brother Jabez helped their father on the 500-acre ranch. When he was in his teens Jay helped saw the lumber and build the big house. In 1923, he assisted his father and brother JB saw lumber for

Bay, Ira Ivan – Obituary

Ira Bay, 2217 X ave., died Monday in Forest Grove following an extended illness. He was 88. Mr. Bay was born in Alkali, Wash., Feb. 12, 1894, the son of Billy and Iantha (Stevenson) Bay. They moved to the Grande Ronde Valley when he was an infant. He married Stella M. Arnoldus on July 29, 1923 in Summerville and they have lived in La Grande since then. Mr. Bay was a carpenter and worked for the Van Patten Lumber Company for 25 years, retiring upon its closing. Mr. Bay was a World War I veteran and active in the La

Conklin, E. B. Mrs. – Obituary

Death Takes Ex-Teacher Mrs. E. B. Conklin Dies In Willamette Valley Home of Daughter Funeral services for Mrs. E. B. (Estella) Conklin, who died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. N. Fryer, in Garden Home, Oregon, were conducted at Peterson’s funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Mr. C. L. Callahan officiating. Burial was in the Ontario cemetery, where members of the Order of the Eastern Star conducted final rites. Mrs. Conklin, who had taught Ontario youngsters in the primary grades for 14 years, was the widow of the late Eugene B. Conklin, Ontario’s first

Millering, Frances

Frances M. Millering, 93, Hillsboro, died Nov. 15, 1989, at Forest View Care Center in Forest Grove. Graveside services were to be held at 1:30 p.m. today (Monday) in Island City Cemetery near La Grande, with the Rev. Norman Shrumm of First Presbyterian Church of La Grande officiating. Interment in the cemetery was to follow. Mrs. Millering was born April 16, 1896, in Five Points, Ore., a daughter of John and Minnie Banks Hills. Her family members were pioneer residents of the La Grande area. On Dec. 9, 1917, she married Jay M. Millering in La Grande. He died in

Millering, ‘Cinda’ J. – Obituary

Forest Grove – Graveside services were held Friday afternoon for Marjorie “Cinda” J. Millering, 63, Forest Grove. Mrs. Millering died May 6, 1987, at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro following a short illness. Friday’s services were held in Hillcrest Cemetery in La Grande, with the Rev. Jack Hart, pastor of the First Christian Church in La Grande, officiating. Concluding rites and interment followed. Marjorie “Cinda” Jean Millering was born June 23, 1923, in North Powder, a daughter of Horace and Marie Miller Belden. She was raised and educated in La Grande. On Dec. 9, 1940, she married Henry Millering in

Rundell, Nancy Jayne – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Nancy Rundell, 71, La Grande Native Nancy Jayne Rundell, 71, died June 16, 1994 in Hillsboro of cancer. Graveside services were held Monday afternoon in Island City Cemetery in La Grande. Interment in the cemetery followed. Mrs. Rundell was born Feb. 12, 1923 in La Grande, a daughter of Jay M. and Frances Hills Millering, a member of pioneer families of that area. She was raised in La Grande and graduated from La Grande High School. Her family moved to the Portland area and she attended Portland State University and Pacific University. On May 22,

Van Blokland, Icis L. – Obituary

Icis L. Van Blokland, 91, of Tigard and formerly of La Grande, died Tuesday, Dec 25, 1990, at St. Vincent Hospital in Portland. A private family interment service was held Friday at the Island City Cemetery. A memorial service will be held later. Mrs. Van Blokland was born Aug. 21, 1899, at Kansas City, Mo., to Haskell and Letitia (Halstead) Bryant. She moved to Island City in 1912 and married Ray Van Blokland on Oct. 14, 1924. He died in 1949. Following her husband’s death, she moved to La Grande where she lived until moving to Tigard in 1987. She

Millering, Cinda – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Marjorie “Cinda” Millering, 63, of Forest Grove and formerly of La Grande, died Wednesday at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro. Mrs. Millering was born June 23, 1923, to Horace and Marie (Miller) Belden in North Powder. On Dec. 9, 1940, she married Henry Millering in Weiser, Idaho. He died on May 27, 1975. Mrs. Millering was a clerk at Glass Drug Store in La Grande until she retired. She was a member of the La Grande First Christian Church. She moved to Forest Grove last August. Survivors include son, Farrold Millering of Elgin; daughter Judy