Mary A. Carper died Oct. 7, 2005, at the Regency At the Park. She was 78 years old.
She was born Oct. 19, 1926 in Enterprise to Emmet and Erma Chenoweth Landers. Mrs. Carper attended school in Wallowa.
On Dec. 31, 1947 she married Fredrick C. Carper. They lived in Wallowa, Elgin and then in Milton-Freewater until 1962. Mrs. Carper worked for Lynden – Umatilla Cannery, Rogers Cannery and also the Carters Tree Farms. Later in life she worked for the school district in Athena and St. Mary Medical Center. She enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.
She was preceded in death by her husband Fredrick Carper and son Bruce Carper. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Barry and Stacie Carper of Milton-Freewater, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Oct. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Milton-Freewater Cemetery.
Contributions can be made to the Walla Walla Community Hospice through the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home.
Wallowa County Chieftain – Thursday, October 06, 2005 (photo with obituary)
Mary A. Carper, 78, of College Place, Wash., and formerly of Wallowa and Union counties died Sept. 30 at a care center. A graveside service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday Oct. 7 at the Milton-Freewater Cemetery.
Mrs. Carper was born Oct. 19, 1926, to Emmet and Erma Chenoweth Landers in Enterprise. She attended school in Wallowa before the family moved to California. On their return she married Fredrick C. Carper in Enterprise on Dec. 31, 1947. The couple lived in Wallowa, Elgin and Milton Freewater where she worked at local canneries, a tree farm, the Athena School District and St. Mary Medical Center. She enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bary and Stacie Carper of Milton-Freewater; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her husband and a son, Bruce, died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Walla Walla Community Hospice through Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St., Milton-Freewater.
LaGrande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Oct. 8, 2005 Published: October 17, 2005