Funeral services for Amos D. Robinette, 77, of Newbridge, a lifetime Baker county resident, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday Feb. 12, 1970 at Christian Church at Richland, Oregon.
Leora Sharp will officiate and the Pine Masonic Lodge No. 149 A.F. & A.M. will participate. Interment will follow in the family plot at Eagle Valley Cemetery, Richland, Oregon.
Mr. Robinette was born on New Years Day, Jan. 1, 1893 at Robinette, Oregon, the son of pioneer parents, James E. and Eva Lincoln Robinette. Mr. Robinette’s father James E. homesteaded at Robinette and the township was named in his honor.
He attended school in Richland and as a young man he ran stock. He was married to his wife, Ora Jennings Robinette in Weiser, Idaho on December 17, 1914.
He served as Postmaster of Robinette for 25 years and he also managed the General Store at Robinette. Upon his retirement in 1954, he moved to Newbridge.
He passed away Sunday morning at St. Elizabeth after an extended illness.
He is survived by his wife, Ora; two daughter, Bethel Buchanan of Pasco, Washington and Jean Bennett of Richland; one granddaughter, Linda Fisher of Burns and two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
He was a member and Past Master of the Pine Mason’s Lodge No. 149 A.F. & A.M., a member of the Inland Chapter No. 136, Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Newbridge Grange.
Friends who wished called at the Christian Church in Richland until one o’clock Thursday as the casket was not opened at the services. Friends who wished contributed to the Building Fund of the Pine Masonic Lodge No. 149 as a memoriam. This was done at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel.