Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
Louise Waelty Dies at Enterprise
Miss Louise Waelty, who was known throughout Wallowa County as one of the kindest and most efficient of nurses, passed away at the Wallowa Memorial hospital Friday morning, February 2, 1951, following an illness of ten days. The Booth-Bollman Funeral home had charge of the funeral arrangements which were Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the Methodist Church of Wallowa, with the Rev. Harold Mackey officiating.
Mrs. Clayton Sutphin, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Wyckoff and Victor Kreimeyer, accompanied by Mrs. Kreimeyer, sang, “Sunset and Evening Star” and “Jesus Christ The Crucified.” Pall bearers were: Kenneth Keeler, Earl Schaeffer, Glenn Sherod, Paul Bartmess, Earl Sherod and K. W. McKenzie, and interment was in the Wallowa Cemetery.
Miss Waelty was born April 27, 1868, in Minnesota, daughter of Gottfried (Godfried) and Elizabeth Waelty, coming to Oregon when 14 Years of age. She early took up the profession of nursing and during the Spanish-American war served a a war nurse. In 1922 she moved to Clarkston, Washington where she lived until 1947 when she moved to Wallowa to live with her nephew, Murland Waelty and his wife, Christina.
She is survived by Murland Waelty of Wallowa; and a niece Mrs. Lee Banks of Walla Walla. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Wallowa.
Miss Louise Waelty was a life long friend of Miss Alice Peavey who died January 26. The had their homes close together on 13th street and lived side by side for many years, dying within a week of each other.
Wallowa County Chieftain