Mrs. Tasy Warnock Laid To Rest
Mrs. Tasy Warnock passed away at the Wallowa County Hospital on March 21, after a lingering illness. Tasy Wright, daughter of James and Sarah Wright, pioneers of this county, was born at Cove, Oregon, September 28, 1872, and that same year her parents moved to Wallowa County, then a part of Union County. When Tasy was about three years old, due to Indian trouble in the county her parents moved back to Indian Valley where the town of Elgin now stands, and lived there for a few years, returning later to this county, where Mr. Wright took a homestead near Joseph.
On December 16, 1902, Tasy Wright was united in marriage to Samuel B. Warnock, and four days later they went to the groom’s homestead on Day Ridge, which was her home until Mr. Warnock’s death in 1927. Here their three children were born: Mary C., Ruth W. and one son who was born and died Oct. 9, 1909.
Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Warnock had made her home with her daughters, the last six years having been spent with her younger daughter, Mrs. Richman. Besides her daughters, Mrs. Mary C. Johnson of Portland and Mrs. Ruth Richman of Troy, she is survived by one grandson, Keith Richman, by three sisters, Lulu Henderson of Joseph, Margaret Ownbey of Enterprise and Phoebe Roup of Boise, Idaho and by many friends, Mrs. Warnock was a great home lover and a devoted mother.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. H. C. Stover, pastor of the Enterprise Community church, were held Sunday afternoon at Flora. Mrs. Garnet D. Best and Mrs. Gwen T. Coffin sang “Rock of Ages” and “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” with Mr. Stover playing the accompaniment. Pall Bearers were A. L. Gosch, O. E. Bodmer, Jay Templeton, A. A. Goebel of Enterprise, and Charles and Alva Fordice of Flora. Interment was in the Flora Cemetery.
Wallowa County Chieftain
Contributed by: S. Renee Schaeffer