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Home arrow Obituaries arrow OBITUARIES FOR AUGUST 18 - 23, 2003

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OBITUARIES FOR AUGUST 18 - 23, 2003

Henry Johnston

Wallowa

1926-2003

Henry Dallas Johnston, 77, Wallowa, died Aug. 15 in Spokane.

A graveside service will start at 11 a.m. Friday at Hillcrest Cemetery in La Grande.

Mr. Johnston was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Huntington to Henry Dallas and Helen Eulalia Fleetwood Johnston.

Mr. Johnston never married. He was a forester.

Survivors include five sisters, Anita Dougherty of Wishram, Wash.; Lois, the wife Don Yeske of Lebanon; Doris Pierson of Puyallup, Wash.; Joanne Hewitt of Umatilla and Patricia, the wife of Don Ross of Molalla; 16 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Two brother-in-laws died earlier.

Donations may be made to a favorite charity.

Bollman Funeral Home of Enterprise is in charge of the arrangements.

Henry ‘Hank' Allen Stertz

La Grande

1980-2003

Henry "Hank" Allen Stertz, 23, of La Grande, died Aug. 12 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, in California.

A visitation will take place between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Chapel. A service follows at 11:30 a.m. with cremation following. Inurnment will be at Oahu Cemetery later. Aloha attire is suggested.

He was born May 19, 1980, in La Grande.

Mr. Stertz is survived by his parents, Michael and Myrna Stertz, and Christi and Joe Shaw; sisters, Maile Stertz and Leilani Gaynier; and grandparents, Alice Stertz and Marcelyun A. Bohl.

Leola Davis

Enterprise

1911-2003

Leola Annette Davis, 91, of Enterprise died Aug. 7 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Aug. 30 at the Hurricane Creek Grange.

Mrs. Davis was born Nov. 24, 1911, to Robert and Grace Mansfield in Grants Pass. She graduated from Oregon State University with a teaching degree in home economics and English and took her first teaching job in Enterprise in 1935.

She met Don Davis at an IOOF function in 1937 and the couple married on Dec. 22, 1938. She became a homemaker and helped with the family farm until 1961, when she started teaching again in Enterprise and Lostine. She retired in 1971. She was a life member of the Emerald Rebekah Lodge and was a past Noble Grand.

Survivors include her husband of Enterprise; children and their spouses, Lynn and Roger Makin, and Keith and Jan Davis; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to any charity in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St. in Enterprise.

Erma Trump

Formerly of Elgin

1927-2003

Erma Fae Trump, 75, of Hermiston and formerly of Elgin, died Aug. 18 at her home.

Burial will be at the Hermiston Cemetery. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Burns Mortuary Chapel, 685 Hermiston Ave., in Hermiston. A reception and luncheon will follow at the First Christian Church.

Mrs. Trump was born Sept. 22, 1927, to Ralph and Frances Stubblefield in Gladstone. She graduated from Elgin High School in 1945 and married Harry Trump on July 8, 1950, in Nampa, Idaho.

She worked at the Elgin Recorder after high school, and later at the Hermiston Herald and Bliss Litho Printing. Later she worked for the Hermiston School District for 10 years before retiring in 1991. She enjoyed traveling, and visited Alaska, Hawaii, Europe and Israel. She was a member of the First Christian Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher, deaconess and greeter.

Survivors include her husband of Hermiston; children and their spouses, Susan and Wesley Brooks of Hermiston, Elizabeth and Charles Grabeel of Lexington, Lori and Charles Royer of Hermiston, Gary and Kim Trump and David and Angel Trump, all of Kennewick, Wash.; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Chester, Frank, Omar and Paul Stubblefield, and other relatives. Three sisters, Frances Nealeigh, Susannah Moore and Evelyn Hartley, and two brothers, Harlan and Donovan Stubblefield, all died earlier.

Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or the First Christian Church in care of Burns Chapel.

Ralph Samples

La Grande

Ralph Samples, 64, of La Grande died Thursday at his home. Daniels Chapel of

the Valley is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Rahn

Formerly of La Grande

1931-2003

Raymond Keith Rahn, 71, of Fresno, Calif., and formerly of La Grande, died Aug. 20 at his home. A committal service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Cemetery in La Grande. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of local arrangements.

Mr. Rahn was born Dec. 14, 1931, to Raymond and Orinona Chadwick Rahn in La Grande. He was a self-employed plumbing and mechanical contractor and served as president of both the Fresno and California plumbing, heating and cooling contractors' associations, and of the national association's legal action trust. He served on the board of the Better Business Bureau, the board of directors of the Boy Scouts of America Council and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a member of the East Fresno Rotary and served as president, and governor of District 5230.

Survivors include his wife Doris, children and their spouses, Keith and Kathy Rahn, Raymond and Joyce Rahn, and Ilene Luna, all of Fresno; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two brothers and their wives, Kenneth and Marlene Rahn of Kelso, Wash., and Gary and Coleen Rahn of Athena; and a sister, Janis Davis of Palm Springs, Calif.

Memorials may be made to the East Fresno Rotary Foundation, 1291 E. Portland Ave., Fresno 93720; or to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5378, Fresno 93755.

Ralph Samples

La Grande

1939-2003

Ralph Edward Samples, 64, of La Grande died Aug. 21 at his home following an extended illness. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church with Father Hank Albrecht officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest East Cemetery.

Mr. Samples was born March 20, 1939, to Mark and Camilla Hebert Samples in Rapid City, S.D. The family moved to Kinzua, and he graduated from Wheeler County High School in Fossil, and later from Oregon Technical Institute. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War, and worked as a graphics designer for the government in Washington, D.C. On May 17, 1980, he married Julia Wattenbarger in Columbia, S.C. The couple moved to La Grande in 1994.

He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church and the BMW Motorcycle Club of Oregon. He enjoyed playing music, especially bluegrass and old-time music. He sold his pottery in several stores in La Grande.

He was very committed to his family.

Survivors include his wife of La Grande; a brother, Jerry Samples of East Wenatchee, Wash.; a sister, Jean Ann Adams of Heppner; an uncle, Father Frances Hebert of Heppner and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to the Grande Ronde Hospital Hospice or the Grande Ronde Hospital Auxiliary in care of Daniels Chapel.

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