Hamblen, Sylvester – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon


Sylvester “Sid” Hamblen, 80, died Sunday evening, November 29, at his La Grande home.

A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Summerville Cemetery, with Pastor Roger Cochran officiating. Payne Family Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hamblen was born January 19, 1918 in Eugene, to Harry and Elma Hamblen.

He married Cora Brown in 1942, and they had three children. They divorced after 26 years of marriage, but remained friends.

He married Pauline Willis in 1969. She died in 1996.

He was an avid fisherman and hunter and he kept bees. He loved to fly fish and tie his own flies.

He is survived by two sons, Dan and Dennis; a daughter, Linda Hamblen-Bews; six stepchildren, Sue Schmittle, Jess Dockweiler, Jim Willis, Barb Gilmore, Bill Willis and Carl Willis; a sister Erma Hamblin; 27 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and good friend Glenda King.

Memorial donations may be made to Home Health Hospice, in care of Grande Ronde Hospital Home Care Services, P.O. Box 3290, La Grande 97850.

The Observer, Tuesday 1 December 1998

Contributed by: Robert Bull



White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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