Forsythe, Bernyce – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon

Bernyce Forsythe, 92, of Enterprise, a resident of Wallowa County for 75 years, died at the Wallowa County Nursing Home on Monday, Feb. 25, 1980. She had been in failing health for approximately nine years.

The daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Harp Ellsworth, she was born in Belvidere, Neb., on March 24, 1887.

She was married to Robert Leo Forsythe in 1910 at La Grande. He preceded her in death in 1931.

Very active in community affairs all her life, Mrs. Forsythe was a former executive secretary of the Wallowa County Red Cross, former secretary of the Wallowa County Heart and Lung Association, a charter member of Wallowa County Soroptimists, and a member of the Enterprise Congregational Community Church, the American Legion Auxiliary # 18, Lions Club Auxiliary and Emerald Rebekah Lodge # 119. She lived in Oregon approximately 83 years.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1890, at the Enterprise Congregational Community Church, with Eric Walch officiating.

Soloist Cliff Collingsworth will sing “Beyond The Sunset” and “In The Garden”, accompanied by organist Gail Swart.

Pall bearers will be Dee Walker, Max Walker, Elmer Osborn, Kent Lozier, Stan Farris, Jack Dixon and Eugene Marr.

Ritual services are being conducted by Emerald Rebekah Lodge # 119, Enterprise.

Internment will be in the Enterprise Cemetery. Bollman Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Robert L. Forsythe, Enterprise; one daughter, Mrs. Vern (Elizabeth) White, Roseburg; a sister, Beulah Bush, Monterey Park, Cal.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, February 28, 1980 Page 10.
Contributed by: Sue Wells



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