Maxwell, Oscar – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon

Oscar Maxwell, 91, a life-long resident of the Wallowa area, died on Wednesday, June 13, 1979, at the Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande, where he had been a patient for 8 days. He was in failing health for two months preceding his death.

He was born in Wallowa on Jan., 31, 1888, the son of Levi W. and Mary Ellen Maxwell.

He was married on Oct. 29, 1913, in Wallowa to Mabel Elena Tulley. She preceded him in death on Nov. 2, 1951.

A retired rancher-stockman in the Wallowa area, Maxwell served as Grand Marshall for Chief Joseph Days in 1966. He was a charter member of BPOE #1829, Enterprise; a member of IOOF #154, Wallowa, and Carnation Rebekah Lodge #157; and had been a member of Wallowa Grange #603 and Oregon State Grange for 25 continuous years. He was named Father of the Year in 1977 by IOOF and carnation Rebekahs.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 1979, in the Wallowa Methodist Church, with Rev. Robert E. Hefty officiating. Colleen DeGrofft was organist.

Bearers were Jim Hassler, Wesley, Wallace and Walter Johnson; Don, LeRoy and Dale Bartmess; Marvin and Bud Maxwell; and Gary O. Lozier.

Internment was in Wallowa Cemetery. Bollman Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Sevilla) Lozier of Athena, Mrs. Archie (Winifred) John of Springfield, Mrs. Nick (Phyllis) DeGrande of Canby, and Mrs. Willard (Evamae) Johnson, Wallowa; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Those who wish may contribute to the Memorial Fund of the Wallowa Methodist Church, care of Estella Morton or rev. Robert E. Hefty; or to the charity of their choice, care of Bollman funeral home.

Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, June 21, 1979
Contributed by: Sue Wells



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