Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon
Mrs. Emery Mace died at her home in North Joseph, Sunday, November 1st, 1942, at the age of 50 years. Mrs. Mace had been ill but for a short time and did not appear seriously ill when she succumbed to a sudden heart attack.
Margaret Snell was born on the small homestead on Imnaha January 13, 1892, the youngest daughter of Roy and Ida Snell. She spent her girlhood on the Imhaha and was married to Emery Mace February 28, 1911.
Mr. and Mrs. Mace lived for a year or more on their Snake River ranch but moved to Prairie Creek and lived on the Chas. Rice place for some time. They came to Joseph in January 1939, buying a home where they have where they have since lived.
Mrs. Mace had a cheerful, sunny disposition and was loved by all who knew her.
There were no children and she leaves to mourn her loss, her husband Emery Mace; her aged mother, Mrs. Ida Snell of Hood River; three sisters, Mrs. Dora Jarrett of Clarkston, Wash., Mrs. Minnie Rice of Ranfurly, Alberta, and Mrs. Ida Winston of Hood River; one brother, Roy Snell, of Council, Idaho, and a sister and brother of Mr. Mace, Mrs. M.A. Dent of Umapine, Oregon and Loren Mace of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. There are also many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted by. Rev. Beem of the Joseph Christian Church in the Booth Undertaking Parlor in Enterprise and internment was in the Enterprise Cemetery.
Mrs. Garnet Best and Mrs. Gwen T. Coffin furnished the music.
Pall bearers were Jake and Alfred Marks, Frank Shevlin, Fred Harsin, Fred Mastrude and Alex Gillaspie, all friends of a lifetime.
Mrs. Mace was a member of Joseph Chapter 67 O. E. S. and was associate matron at the time of her passing.
Graveside ceremonies were conducted by the Joseph T.E.S.. There were many beautiful flowers.
Mr. Tom Winston and daughter Hazel, of Hood River, Mr. and Mrs. Busty Christy of Imnaha, Mrs. N.A. Dent of Umapine and and Loren Mace of Bonners Ferry all came to attend the funeral of Mrs. Mace. Mr. Winston and his daughter arrived just after she passed away.
Source: Enterprise Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon Thursday, November 12, 1942.
Contributed by: Sue Wells