William “Tuck” Conley, 75, county maintenance employe of 2707 N. Fourth St., died Wednesday at Grande Ronde hospital. Services will be at Daniels Funeral Home, Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Danny Pyles will officiate and burial will be in Island City Cemetery. Mr. Conley was born in the Sand Ridge area of Union County and was a lifetime resident of the area. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Claudia Conley of La Grande; two brothers, Burl Conley of Cove and Jay Conley of La Grande; one sister, Mrs. Stella Grimmett of La Grande, and other relatives. Observer La Grande, Oregon Thursday,
La Grande, Union County, Oregon Nettie Conley of La Grande died Wednesday at the La Grande Nursing Center just 25 days short of her 100th birthday. Born Sept. 8, 1885, near La Grande, Mrs. Conley was the daughter of Charles and Martha (Childers) Golden. The Childers were a pioneer family who came to the valley in 1863 in a covered wagon. On July 18, 1902, she married Archie Conley at Union. They farmed at Phrys Point in Cove for several years. The Conley’s owned and operated one of the first combines brought into the Cove area. Her husband died on
Cove, Union County, Oregon Mrs. Burl Conley, 71, Cove, died at a local rest home Saturday, June 22. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m. at the Daniels Valley Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Kopp officiating. Burial will follow in the Island City Cemetery. Mrs. Conley, daughter of Solon E. [and] Luella Ward Lyman, was born in Provo, Utah, January 4, 1897, and lived all except two years of her life in Union County. She was married to Burl Conley at Walla Walla, Washington, in 1937, and was a member of the Sportsmens Club in Cove.
Cove, Union County, Oregon COVE – Mrs. Sarah A. Conley, 82, prominent Union County woman and descendant of Grande Ronde valley pioneers, died Thursday at a La Grande Hospital. Mrs. Conley had been in failing health for some time. Funeral services are incomplete but will be announced later by Daniels Funeral Home. Born in Lower Cove, March 27, 1879, Mrs. Conley and her husband, the late Frank Conley, are operators of one of the largest cattle and wheat ranches in this region. Her home, about three miles northwest of Cove on the main Cove highway was a landmark and surveyed
Merrell Frank Conley, Route 1 Box 236, Cove, died Friday at Grande Ronde Hospital. He was 78. Mr. Conley was born on Oct. 25, 1906, to Joe Frank and Sarah (Gray) Conley at Cove. On May 16, 1940 he married Isabel Heger. She died on June 10, 1973. On Aug. 9, 1975, he married Ruth Holt Lacer at La Grande. He was a member of the Cove Methodist Church, Cove Lodge No. 91 A.F. & A.M., Baker Consistory Scottish Rite, Al Kader Temple and the Cove Sportsman Club. He was a member and past president of the Knife and Fork
Long-Time Valley Resident Dies Funeral services for J. Frank Conley, 74, who passed away this morning after several weeks illness will be held at the Snodgrass Funeral home Sunday at 1:30 P.m. with burial in the Island City cemetery. He was born in Mount Vernon, Ill., Nov. 19, 1865. He came to Union county in 1874 and had made his home in the valley since that time. Survivors are: his widow Sarah A.; three sons, Grant, Merrell and Virgil, all of Cove; two daughters, Mrs. Vina Conley Ross of La Grande and Maxine of Cove; a sister, Mrs. Matilda Miller,
Grim Angel Takes Pioneer of Grande Ronde Valley – Demise Due to Heart Attack Mrs. A. B. Conley, Union county pioneer, died this morning at 10 o’clock at her home here following a heart attack suffered yesterday afternoon. She was 86 years old. Mrs. Conley was born in Jefferson County, Ill., and was raised there, marrying A. B. Conley in the year 1858. In the fall of 1874 Mr. and Mrs. Conley and their three children came to Union county, crossing the plains with a team and wagon. The settled on land in the Cove section and for many years
Cove, Union County, Oregon County Pioneer, Called Beyond Jabez J. Conley, Union County pioneer, died at his residence in La Grande at 2 o’clock this morning. His health had been failing for several months. Funeral services will be held at the Snodgrass & Zimmerman mortuary at 2:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. Burial will be at the Island City cemetery in the family burial plot. The Rev. Oliver Riley, rector of the St. Peter’s Episcopal church, will preach the funeral sermon. Mr. Conley was born on the Fourth of July, 1861 in Jefferson county, Illinois. He crossed the plains with his father’s
Cove, Union County, Oregon Isabel Frances Conley, 62, died June 10 at Grande Ronde Hospital following a brief illness. A Cove resident, she had been a teacher there and in Wallowa County. She was born Nov. 14, 1910 at Aumsville, the daughter of Edward and Katherine Heger. The family later settled in Joseph. Mrs. Conley graduated from Eastern Oregon College in 1930, and taught school in Wallowa County for about 10 years. She married Merrell F. Conley of Cove in 1940, and lived on the Conley ranch ever since. Mrs. Conley was a member of Our Lady of the Valley
Estelle Conley, formerly of Union, Cove and La Grande, died Saturday, March 9, 1966, at the Heritage Residential Center in Tualatin. She was 91. A service for Mrs. Conley will begin at 2 p.m., Friday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. Committal and interment will follow at the Island City Cemetery. Friends may call at Daniels Chapel until 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. One of 11 children, Mrs. Conley was born March 31, 1904, in Otto, Wyo., to Erastus and Anna Marie (Stevens) Geertsen. The family moved to Union in 1913.