Aaron Wilks 67, Logger, Born At Forest
Aaron Evener Wilks, 67, a logger and Wallowa resident, died at his home Thursday. The cause of death was unavailable.
He was born June 7, 1920, at Forest, Idaho, a pioneer town about five miles south of Winchester, to Bill and Winifred Weller Wilks.
Wilks married Wilma Poulmsky Sept. 19, 1940, at Clarkston. She survives him at their home at Wallowa. Wilks had been a logger in the Wallowa area for several years.
Other survivors include two sons, Melvin E. Wilks of Mosco and Elvin L. Wilks of Flora, Ore.; two daughters, Sharon Wulf of Meeteetse, Wyo., and Beverly J. Stitzel of Brookings, Ore.; six sisters, Mildred Bacon, Dori Marsh and Shirley Goffinet, all of Lewiston, Winifred Seabolt and Thelma Yeoman, both of Clarkston, and Hilma Warmington of Corvallis, Ore.; two brothers, Jay B. Wilks of Lostine, Ore., and Ivan Wilks of Emida, Idaho; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Two brothers died previously.
The funeral will be held at the I.O.O.F. Hall at Wallowa at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The body was cremated.
The family suggests memorials be given to the Jaws of Life in care of Bollman Funeral Home, Main and West 3rd, Enterprise, Ore. 97828.
Bollman Funeral Home at Enterprise is in charge of the arrangements.
Lewiston Tribune, Friday, June 3, 1988
Contributed by Donald R. Schoenfeld