Jennie Martha Action passed on March 2nd at Enterprise. She was born Feb 7, 1879 at Weston, Ore., daughter of George and Welthy Serelda Kimberly Birdsell. She was married to James E. Action June 24, 1900. He passed on in 1909.
Mrs. Action was member of the Rebekahs, VFW Auxiliary, H. O. Club, Past Noble Grands Club and was baptized in the Baptist Church. Memorial services were Saturday afternoon in Booth-Bollman Chapel with Rev. Leslie Bailey officiating. Mrs. Ralph Kay and Mrs. Garnet Best sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Abide with Me” with Mrs. Best at the organ.
Bearers were Don Graves, Milo Murray, Clarence Shaver, Claude Rennei, Lawrence Rowe and Don Davis. Committal services were in charge of Emerald Rebekah Lodge No. 119. Burial was in the Prairie Creek Cemetery.
Rev. Jack Hett of the Lostine Presbyterian Church officiated at the Committal services for Jennie Action.
Survivors are her son, John W. Action, Enterprise and daughter, Mrs. Rudolph (Florence Seda), Yakima and sisters Mrs. Esther Wagner, Seattle, Mrs. Walter Kight, Vancouver, Mrs. Hattie Wolfer, Sherwood, Ore., Mrs. Hans Jackson, Portland, Mrs. Clarence Thompkins, Monmouth, Ore., and Mrs. John Harry, Oregon City, Ore.
Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Action moved with her two children from Imnaha to Joseph. The children went to school in Joseph and were married here. They lived for a number of years in the house now occupied by the Lige Donnellys. Mrs. Action moved about 10 years ago to Enterprise.
She always felt at home in Joseph and few years when the Library was making a plea for lamps and chairs to make the Library more attractive, she sent up a floor lamp and a table lamp.
Chieftain- Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, March 1955
Contributed by Pat Higley