Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
Dorothy Matilda “Tilly” Putnam, 88, died Sunday, June 17, 1979, in Wallowa Memorial Hospital, after a stay of four days. She had been in failing health for three or four years.
Two years ago she moved from Portland to Enterprise, where she was a resident of Alpine Village.
She was born on Feb. 2, 1891, in Ostrander, Minn., the daughter of Olle J. and Margaretta Hager. On June 21, 1931, she was married to Harold Douglas Putnam in Reno, Nev. He preceded her in death on July 15, 1968.
A homemaker, Mrs. Putnam had been a school teacher in her younger years. She was a member of the Baptist church in St. John’s, Portland.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 1979, in the Bollman Chapel, with Father Leo Weckerle officiating.
A duet, Ella McArtor and Melvin Crow, sang “In The Garden” and “Peace In The Valley”. Jeanette Powers was organist.
Bearers were Lewis Britton, Ed Warren, and Alfred Scott, James and Alvin Elliott.
Vault internment was in the Lostine Cemetery.
Survivors include her sister, Mrs. Ed J. (Anna) Hook, Wallowa; stepson Harold Putnam, Alhambra, Cal.; nephew Alfred Warren Scott, Lostine; and other relatives.
Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Thurs, June 21, 1979 Page 12
Contributed by: Sue Wells