Lowell Marvin Courtney died Aug. 14, 2007, at Alpine House in Joseph of natural causes. He was 92.
Mr. Courtney was born April 5, 1915, in Lostine to Edith Pearl Shelts and Harley M. Courtney. On March 30, 1935, he married Gladys M. Bowen in Baker City. The couple lived and worked on the family farm then bought a part of it.
Mr. Courtney worked as a farmer, carpenter and mechanic. The farm became a century farm in 1997. In 2001 they sold the farm after 86 years and moved to Enterprise. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and picnicking with his family.
He is survived by his wife Gladys; son Ross Courtney of Lostine and daughter Ruby Williams of Fairview; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
At his request there will be no service.
Wallowa County Chieftain, August 23, 2007
Lowell Marvin Courtney, 92, of Lostine, died Aug. 14 at the Alpine House in Joseph of natural causes. Memorial services will be announced later.
Lowell was born April 5, 1915, to Harley M. and Edith Pearl (Shelts) Courtney in Lostine. He attended Evens School. He married Gladys M. Bowen on March 30, 1935, in Baker City.
Lowell farmed and worked as a carpenter and mechanic. He and his family worked on their family farm and later bought part of it. He sold the farm, now 110 years old, in 2001 and moved to Enterprise.
Lowell was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Lostine and enjoyed fishing, hunting and picnics with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys, of Lostine; daughter, Ruby Williams, of Fairview; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Bollman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
La Grande Observer – Obituaries For The Week Ending August 25, 2007 – Published: August 25, 2007