Location: Woodburn Oregon

Gray, Nellie Frances – Obituary

Nellie Frances Gray, 91, formerly of Union County, died Tuesday, May 25, 1993, of natural causes in Spanaway, Wash. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton. Interment will follow in Belle Passi Mausoleum in Woodburn. Mrs. Gray was born Sept. 25, 1901, in Lenox County, Iowa, to George Washington and Alice Mae Wiley Lemon. The family moved to Lynden, Wash., when she was very young. Her father died there when she was six, and her mother moved the family to Union, where she received her education. She married Ernest Merrell Gray on May 28,

Gray, Ernest Merrill – Obituary

Former Union County resident, Ernest M. Gray, 84, of Woodburn, died Thursday at a hospital in Oregon City. Mr. Gray was born March 18, 1903, in Lower Cove to George M. and Mary (Miller) Gray. He married Nellie Lemon on May 28, 1921, in La Grande. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Mrs. Everett (Muriel) Ellis, Boise, Idaho, and Mrs. Ed (Darlene) O’Mahundro [sic – O’Mohundro], Silverton; sisters, Mrs. Eudelle Olson and Mrs. Othella Purvine, both of Milwaukie; five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; aunt Mrs. Eugene (Dillie) Millering, La Grande, three nieces and a nephew. Mr. Gray had

Gray, Mary Alma – Obituary

Mary Alma (Miller) Gray of Woodburn, a former resident of the Lower Cove area, died in Woodburn Jan. 4 following an extended illness. She was 89. Funeral services will be held at Dempsey’s Funeral Chapel in La Grande at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, the Rev. Cyril A. Stevens officiating. Burial will follow at the Summerville Cemetery. Mrs. Gray was born in Union County Feb. 3, 1884, the daughter of George and Matilda (Conley) Miller. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Ernest of Woodburn, and Hugh of Vancouver, Wash.; two daughters, Mrs. E. C.

Harsin, Susan Jane – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Susan Jane Harsin, 67, of La Grande, died June 30 in Woodburn. A memorial mass will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Mrs. Harsin was born Aug. 22, 1938, to Jim and Elizabeth Nolten Gooding in Salem. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Salem, and moved to La Grande. She married Darwin Harsin on July 24, 1961. She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church and the St. Jude Altar Society, the UPRR Junior Old Timers and Old Timers, the Eagles Auxiliary and the American

Bruch, Georgeanna Marie – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Georgeanna Marie Bruch, 89, of Hillsboro and formerly of La Grande died Aug. 4. A memorial service was held today in Hillsboro. Burial at Fir Lawn Cemetery in Hillsboro will be private. Fir Lawn Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Bruch was born Nov. 19, 1916, to George E. and Marie Keller Lockwood in Riverside. She attended school in La Grande and graduated from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Spokane in 1940. On Jan. 24, 1943, she married Robert H. Bruch. The lived in Yreka, Calif., and Hillsboro before moving to Woodburn, and more recently

Stitt, Donald Virgil – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Donald Virgil Stitt, 92, of Woodburn and formerly of La Grande, died June 18 at the Cascade Park Retirement Home in Woodburn. Funeral services were held June 27. Donald was born June 9, 1915, the third of six children, to Charles and Annie Stitt in La Grande. He grew up in La Grande and graduated from La Grande High School where he was an outstanding athlete in basketball, football and track. In 1937, he moved to Portland with his family. He played professional basketball for the Signal Oil Co. and attended Oregon State University in 1939 and

Calavan, James Madison – Obituary

James M. Calavan, a resident of this section for about eight years; died at the Willamette Sanitarium, Salem, Saturday evening, August 20th [1921]. He was aged 71 years, the husband of Mrs. Maggie Calavan and father of J. M. Calavan, Downs, Washington; J. L. Calavan of Silverton; R. E. Calavan of Oaksdale, Washington; Mrs. C. S. Page [Ivy] of Salem and Mrs. C. E. Eckhart [Elizabeth] of Wilson, Wash. Mr. and Mrs. Calavan resided on a farm east of Woodburn until about three years ago, when they moved to one northwest of this city, where they made their home until

Lee, William Jonathan – Obituary

Funeral services were held June 9 at Zacher Mortuary for William (Bill) J. Lee, 74, retired Lone Pine rancher, who died in the night June 4 [1970] at home. Officiating at the 2 p.m. rites was Rev. George Chase and music was by Bill and Judy Simmons. Mr. Lee was born Feb. 20, 1896, at Woodburn. He was a World War I veteran and had lived in the Lone Pine area for 34 years. Survivors include his widow, Juanita, Lone Pine; six sons, Bill Jr., Richland, Wn.; Kenneth, Klamath Falls; Charles and Lawren, St. Marie, Idaho; Paul, U.S. Navy, stationed

Perkins, Martha Ellen Long Mrs. – Obituary

Former Resident Passes March 30 The passing of Ellen Long Perkins on March 30, 1987, at Woodburn, Oregon was announced here this week. She was the wife of Hardin K. Perkins. Mrs. Perkins was born in Haines in 1895, the daughter of Charles and Ida Long. She resided with her husband in the Baker Valley during the 1950’s. She has been an active teacher of Junior High Students in many areas of Oregon and Washington. She was a member of Eastern Star, National Teachers Association, and Delta Kappa Gamma honorary. She is survived by her husband of Woodburn; sister Kitty

Morin, Norman E. – Obituary

Norman E. Morin, 82, of Woodburn, a former Baker City resident, died Jan. 16, 2005, at Woodburn. His memorial service will be Feb. 5 at Cornwell Funeral Home in Woodburn. Mr. Morin was born on May 20, 1923, to George D. and Dottie Roseberry Morin. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps when he was a kid and then worked at Irby’s Dairy. He joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. He operated a second-hand store in Salem for a while and then spent the rest of his life at the Woodburn Auction. He will be missed by a