Pembrook, Fred – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon

Fred Pembrook was Area Resident

Fred Pembrook, age 80, of 218 E. Center in Union, died Saturday, November 15, 1986 at the Grande Ronde Hospital of a heart attack.

Mr. Pembrook was born on April 30, 1906, the son of Thomas Vital and Dorothea (DeRidder) Puymbroeck in Baker, Oregon. He was raised by his step-mother Margarit DeMaere after the death of his mother.

On April 30, 1938 he was married to Pearl Rowena Hearing in Baker. He lived in and around Baker and Union Counties all of his life. In his many years he worked as a log truck driver and he owned and operated a school bus. He was a farmer and also did custom farming for others. He moved to Union in 1948, where he farmed and became active in the community. He was a member of the Band Parents Organization, which helped replace uniforms and instruments when the school gym burned. He was also active in the P.T.A.; he helped the F.F.A. children to learn tractor safety; he led 4-H tractor clubs and gave kids summer jobs helping on the farm. He was associated with the Boy Scouts and was presented with the Silver Beaver Award, which is the highest honor the scouts give. He belonged to the Lion’s Club and received an award for outstanding service, loyalty and devotion to Lionism in 1982-1983, and Citizen of the Year Award in 1985-1986. He was active in the Union United Methodist Church and was a member of the Union County Historical Society. He was a good samaritan, friend and father to all.

Survivors include his wife, Pearl of Union; son, John Pembrook of Costa Mesa, California; daughter, Marjorie Webb of Union; two granddaughters; two grandsons; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a son Frederick; sisters, Reva Barrett and Rose Stephens; and a half-brother, Frank Puymbroeck.

Family services were held at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Baker on Tuesday, November 18, 1986 at 2:00 p.m. A memorial funeral service was held Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 2:00 p.m. at the Union United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rebecca Wenger-Monroe, Pastor of the Union United Methodist Church officiating.

Those who wish may make contributions to the Union United Methodist Church of the Lions Eye Clinic in care of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, 1502 7th St., La Grande, Oregon.

The Record Courier, Baker City, OR,
Thursday, 20 November 1986, Page 6A.
Contributed by: Robert Bull

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