Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
Services for Mable Forthman, of Ontario, who died Tuesday, May 10, 1983 at an Ontario, Oregon hospital, were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 13, 1983 at the Ontario ………. Chapel. (article smeared and unable to read minister’s name and name of church) Interment followed at the Evergreen Cemetery in Ontario.
She was born on January 3, 1902 in La Grande, Oregon, the daughter of James and Nancy ??(last name smeared). She was raised and educated in Day Ridge and La Grande. She married William T. Forthman on December 24, 1920 in Flora. They lived in Wallowa County until 1948 when they moved to Boardman, Oregon and in 1955 they moved to Ontario where they ranched in the Ontario Heights area.
She was a 4-H leader in Wallowa, a charter member of the Wallowa Grange and was active in the Boardman Grange. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary in Wallowa. She loved to fish and hunt and was an excellent horsewoman.
Survivors include a son Charles O. Forthman of Ontairio; a daughter, Mrs. Hally (Joy Dean) Williams of Ontario; a sister, Mrs. Sam (Lizzie) Davis of New Plymouth, Idaho; 2 grandsons, 3 granddaughters, and 7 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a son and a brother.
Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, May, 1983
Contributed by: Sue Wells
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor