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OBITUARIES FOR AUGUST 26 - 31, 2002
Warren Evan Carroll
Warren Evan Carroll, 84, a long-time La Grande resident, died Aug. 22, at Twin Firs Retirement Center in La Grande.
At his request, there will be no public services. Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Mr. Carroll was born June 30, 1918, in Kelly, Wyo., to Hubert Lawrence and Lucy Jane VanCleave Carroll. He graduated from Baker High School and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.
In 1937, he married Ann Dockweiler. The couple had two children. In 1951, he married Mary Miller.
Mr. Carroll worked as an electrician for the Mount Emily Lumber Company and for Boise Cascade for about 35 years.
Mr. Carroll enjoyed being with family and friends, fishing, traveling, woodworking and other hobbies. He loved to go to auctions. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and belonged to several other organizations.
Survivors include his sisters, Lillie Ells and Violet Graham of Baker City, and Lois Music of Yelm, Wash.; brothers, Omar and George Carroll, both of Baker City; three grandchildren; his special companion, Bobbie Shaw of La Grande; a special friend, Minnie Halsey of Union; and other relatives and friends. His second wife, Mary, his daughter, Anna Geraldine, his son, Warren, Jr., three brothers and four sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
Barbara Trump, 77, of Wallowa, died Aug. 18 in Scottsdale, Ariz. A memorial graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Wallowa Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory may be made to a favorite charity in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise 97828.
An obituary will be published later.
A memorial service for Marcyne Johnson, 53, of La Grande will begin at 2 p.m Thursday in Pendleton. Ms. Johnson died Aug. 12 at Grande Ronde Hospital of natural causes. She enjoyed visits to the park and beauty parlor, bowling and table games. She was a resident of the Rise home in La Grande.
Leonard William "Pud" Collins, 83, of Elgin died Aug. 26 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Powwatka Cemetery north of Wallowa. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Collins was born Sept. 18, 1918, to Jesse Elbert and Mattie Rae Prince Collins in Powwatka Ridge in Wallowa County. He worked as a logger and moved to Pondosa in 1945 and Elgin in 1947. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, picking huckleberries, family gatherings and being with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, Susan and Tom Wells of Elgin and Cindy and Ron Noland of Hermiston, a stepdaughter and her husband, Carol and Bob Stimmel of Milton-Freewater, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, two brothers, Roy Collins of Wallowa and Allen Collins of Richland, a sister, Mary Cathcart of Lakeview and other relatives. A son, Jack, a stepson, Gary, and a brother, Willard "Bud" Collins, all died earlier.
Formerly of Enterprise
Ruth Agnes Dressler, 84, of Portland and formerly of Enterprise died Aug. 14. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Katherine's Catholic Church in Enterprise. Burial will follow at the Enterprise Cemetery. Bollman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dressler was born Nov. 4, 1917, to Willis Eben and Leora Agnes Pennington Daggett at the home of her grandparents, Simeon and Nancy Daggett on Alder Slope. She attended grade school there and graduated from Enterprise High School in 1935. She married Herman Alwin Dressler on May 24, 1936.
She worked for Newberry's store in Portland and after her husband's death in 1979 moved back to Wallowa County, where she served as a volunteer for the Wallowa County Nursing Home, the county fair, Community Connection, AARP, the Catholic church and the Ombudsman R/S committee. She was named Oregon's Volunteer of the Year.
She enjoyed traveling, and visited the Holy Land, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Mexico and Canada, while considering Wallowa County her "favorite place on earth." She was known for her sense of humor.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Bordwine, three granddaughters and seven great-grandchildren, all of Portland.
Memorials may be made to Community Connection in care of Bollman, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise.
William Earl Friend, 74, of Union died Aug. 25 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., with Pastor Ted Davis of the Faith Center officiating. Burial will follow at the Union Cemetery.
Mr. Friend was born Jan. 20, 1928, to Frank and Mary Farrell Friend in Wichita, Kan. He married Diane L. Cox on May 10, 1958, in San Diego. The couple lived in Portland, where he worked in a steel fabrication plant, and moved to Union in 1982. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife of Union, children and their spouses, David Friend, Richard and Cecilia Friend, and Michael Friend, all of La Grande, Mary and Allen Myers, and William J. Friend, all of Union, nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a sister, Helen Harrington of Spokane, and other relatives. A son, Robert, a sister, Mildred Durnan, and three brothers, Emery, John and Irvin Friend, all died earlier.
Contributions may be made to the Donna Goss memorial care fund through Grande Ronde Hospital Home Care Services, P.O. Box 3290, La Grande 97850.
Formerly of La Grande and Elgin
Carl Fred Giltner, 77, of Desert Hot Springs, Calif., and formerly of La Grande and Elgin, died Aug. 21 at a care center. A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Elks Lodge in Desert Hot Springs. Burial will be later at the Elgin Cemetery.
Mr. Giltner was born Oct. 19, 1924, to Frank and Edith Widman Giltner in Bend. He attended schools in Elgin and La Grande, served in the Navy during World War II and worked as an electrician.
Survivors include his companion, Nancy Ford Baker of Desert Hot Springs, his daughters, Sandra Hawkins of Midvale, Utah, Sally Wissler of Reserve, N.M., Beverly McDill of Palm Desert, Calif., and Carlene Crampton of Island City, 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A brother, Richard Giltner, died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Elks Lodge.
A funeral service for Vern Hawley of Enterprise will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St. in Enterprise. Vault interment will follow at the Enterprise Cemetery. A full obituary will be published later.
Vernona G. Rundall, 89, of Cove, died at a local care center Thursday. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Paul Lee Long, 91, of La Grande died Aug. 22 at Grande Ronde Hospital. At his request there will be no public service. A private service will be held later. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Long was born July 1, 1911, to Will and Maude Weaver Long in Tyro, Kan. He graduated from Tyro High School and worked with his father as a carpenter and for the railroad in Kansas and Texas. He married Luretia M. Sumner on April 2, 1937, in Wichita, Kan.
In 1946 the family moved to La Grande, where he worked for Boise Cascade and retired after 27 years. He was a member of the union, the Eagles Lodge and the Elks. He enjoyed riding snowmobiles and motorcycles, hunting, fishing and spending time at cabins at Blue Springs and Camp Elkanah.
Survivors include his wife of La Grande, a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Verne Wello of Grants Pass, and four grandchildren.
Two sons, Tom Bruce Long and an infant Gary Lee Long, and a sister, Grace Long, all died earlier.
Hubert A. Crow
Hubert A. Crow, 67, of Wallowa, died Aug. 29.
A celebration of life service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the gazebo at Evans/City Park, along Highway 82 in Wallowa.
Mr. Crow was born Dec. 27, 1934, to Enoch (Art) and Beulah Crow in Kirby, Ark. He moved to Wallowa with his family at age 10. He attended Wallowa schools, graduating from Wallowa High School in 1955.
He married Dolores Johnson Aug. 9, 1958.
Mr. Crow worked for Oregon State Forestry in Wallowa during the summer fire season while he attended high school. Later, he went to work for J. Herbert Bate Lumber Company. In 1965 he bought and operated Crow's 66 Service. He left the business in 1978, going to work in construction. During the 1980s, he worked for Western Fleetlease and then Summit Ford. He retired in 1997. After retiring, he worked part-time at Goebel's Service Station.
In his spare time, Mr. Crow spent 25 years as a Little League umpire, served on the Wallowa Fire Department for 25 years, drove the ambulance for many years and also served two terms on the Wallowa City Council.
He was also a member of the Wallowa Improvement Committee, a member of the Wallowa Lions Club since 1974, and a member of the Wallowa Wapitis Good Sam Club.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores; daughter and son-in-law, Rene and Joe Graham; sons and daughters-in-law, Grant and Wendy Crow and Scott and Sally Crow; and seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Wallowa Lions Club to help with the purchase of the Wallowa Lions Park, or to Wallowa-Lostine Little League teams in care of Bollman Funeral Home.
Vern Eldon Hawley, 82, of Enterprise died Aug. 28 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St. in Enterprise under the auspices of the VFW Post 4307. Burial will follow at Enterprise Cemetery.
Mr. Hawley was born Dec. 7, 1919, to Albert Ford and Martha Nellie Hawley. He attended school in Wallowa and served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He worked on ranches, in a lumber yard and drove a log truck. On June 13, 1952, he married Bernadine H. Pullen of Wallowa. He worked for the Enterprise City Police Department for 14 years until retirement.
He enjoyed hunting with his family, cutting wood and sitting in the front yard waving at everyone going by.
The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this last June.
Survivors include his wife of Wallowa, children and their spouses, Eldon and July of Wallowa, and Pam and Robert Reavis of Touchet, Wash., three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, four stepgrandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, a sister Verla Henry of La Grande and other relatives. Two sisters, Virginia Hayes and Velma Buchanan, and a brother, Verdo Hawley, all died earlier.
Memorials may be made to any charity in care of Bollman Funeral Home.