Hovis, Earl – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon

Former Wallowa County resident, Earl Hovis, of North Bend, died Feb. 1, 1992, at St. Katherine’s Nursing Home in Coos Bay.

At his request, no public services were held. Interment will be in Wallowa County at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Cool Bay Chapel.

Mr. Hovis was born July 12, 1902, in Wayne County, Mo., the son of Robert E. and Minnie Hovis. He came to Wallowa County as a young person and attended Gwynn School, located between Lostine and Enterprise.

On June 26, 1924, he married Vivian Emmons at Enterprise. They ranched and farmed in the Prairie Creek area for a number of years.

Earl became known as an expert in handling horses. For several years he drove the six horse team on the covered wagon in the Chief Joseph Days pageant and was often driver of the stage coach in the Chief Joseph Days parade.

Later the Hovises moved to Joseph where Earl was a log scaler for Boise Cascade until his retirement 22 years ago when he and Vivian moved to Coos Bay, Or.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian, of North Bend; sons, Ivan Hovis of Portland and Robert Hovis of San Francisco, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Marjorie E. Hovis of North Bend; sister, Ruth Haggerty of Portland; and grandchildren, Marjorie E. Hovis of North Bend and Lois Kaping of Eureka, Calif.
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 276, North Bend, OR 97459

Wallowa County Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday, February 27, 1992



White, Judy Wallis. Wallowa County Oregon Obituaries. AccessGenealogy. © 1999-2016, all rights reserved.

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