Home News Obituaries OBITUARIES FOR JULY 30 - AUGUST 4, 2001
OBITUARIES FOR JULY 30 - AUGUST 4, 2001
Hazel Moore, 83, of Elgin died Friday night at her home. Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Formerly of La Grande
Robert E. Bob Lockwood, 86, of Pendleton and formerly of
La Grande, died Aug. 3. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Bishop Funeral Chapel, 131 S.E. Byers Ave., in Pendleton. A luncheon reception will follow at the VFW Hall.
A private burial will be at the Olney Cemetery Mausoleum.
Mr. Lockwood was born May 5, 1915, to George and Marie Lockwood in Weiser, Idaho. He graduated from La Grande High School in 1933 and opened a Richfield Oil service station in Pendleton in 1937. He served in the Army during World War II and spent 18 months as a prisoner of war. He was awarded a Purple Heart 55 years later.
He married Aileen V. Ford on Sept. 18, 1945, in Gilroy, Calif., and returned to Pendleton to operate his service station where the windows were washed inside and out, floor mats were swept, and the oil, fan belts and tire pressure were checked on every car. The station was decorated with fishing nets, seashells and aquariums.
He enjoyed movies and riding his three-wheeled motorcycle.
Survivors include his wife of Pendleton; sons and their wives, Nolan and Kathleen Lockwood of Tacoma, Wash., Gregg and Susan Lockwood of Philomath, and Zane and Debbie Lockwood of Baker City; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a sister, Georgeanna Bruch of Woodburn and a brother, Harold Lockwood of Clifton, Va.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the VFW Post 922, the American Red Cross or any charity in care of Bishop Funeral Chapel.
Ruth Elizabeth Betty McKinnis, 81, of La Grande died Friday at Grande Ronde Hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Formerly of La Grande
Kerry Robert Fitzgerald, 54, of Pendleton and formerly of La Grande, died Aug. 2 at his home. A family service will be planned later. Burns Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Fitzgerald was born June 2, 1947, to Robert and Joyce Carlson Fitzgerald in La Grande. He graduated from La Grande High School and served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and was in the Navy for 17 years. Five years ago he moved to Pendleton, where he was employed by the Pendleton Country Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Eagles Lodge.
Survivors include his children, Kerry Fitzgerald II and Anastasia Fitzgerald, both of Phoenix, Ariz., Kristine Johnson of Pendleton, Lisa Fitzgerald of Payette, Idaho, and Heather Gangler of Hermiston; and a sister, Karen Riddle of Hermiston.
Donald H. Oswald, 96, of La Grande, died July 24 at a local care center. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jehovahs Witness Kingdom Hall, 2802 N. First St., with Warren Giles officiating.
Mr. Oswald was born Aug. 26, 1904, to Charles and Ellen McDonald Oswald in Summerville. He worked in a shipyard in Portland for a time before returning to the Grande Ronde Valley. On Jan. 5, 1935, he married Velva V. Cantrel in Stevenson, Wash. He sold lumber for many years, but farming was his life. He enjoyed gardening, his grandchildren and cutting wood.
Survivors include his wife and a son, David H. Oswald, both of La Grande; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mona Faye Schultz; and other relatives. Nine brothers and sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Jehovahs Witness Kingdom Hall in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.
Formerly of La Grande
Glenis G. Snyder, 78, of Pendleton and formerly of La Grande, died July 31 at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. The service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Bishop Funeral Chapel, 131 S.E. Byers Ave., in Pendleton. Burial will follow at Olney Cemetery.
Mrs. Snyder was born Jan. 29, 1923, to George H. and Muriel Mulholland Clark in La Grande. She graduated from La Grande High School and married William W. Snyder on July 4, 1946, in Pendleton. She worked at the Army Ordnance Depot and for Pacific Northwest Bell. The family moved to Heppner in 1959 and returned to Pendleton in 1979. She retired from First National Bank in Pendleton. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and reading.
Survivors include a son, William Wayne Snyder Jr. of Pendleton; a daughter, Peggy ODonnell of Redmond; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister, Juanita Corey of La Grande; and other relatives. Her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Oregon Heart Association in care of Bishop Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 325, Pendleton 97801.
William Roger Loennig, 92, a former state senator from Haines, died July 26 at Settlers Park in Baker City. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Hope Cemetery with Sally Wiens officiating. Grays West and Company Pioneer Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Loennig was born March 8, 1909, to Benjamin Frank and Emma Elizabeth Lang Loennig at their home on Muddy Creek. He graduated from Muddy Creek School in 1927 and earned a pilots license in Los Angeles.
He married Alice Helen Williams on Dec. 21, 1935, in Baker City and the couple moved to a new home on the family ranch, where he lived until moving to Settlers Park. He was a member of the school board from 1942 to 1967, served as a state representative in 1951-52, state senator from 1953-55, a member of the states Board of Aeronoautics from 1955-70 and the State Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee from 1970-80.
He established the Muddy Creek Airport in 1945, was a captain in the Oregon National Guard Reserve during the Korean War and served on the sheriffs posse in the Oregon Air Search and Rescue. In 1949, he soloed to Havana, Cuba, with a group of other Oregon pilots. He was a founding member of the Flying Farmers, a member of the Masons and master at the North Powder Lodge, a 50-year member of Scottish Rite and a Shriner. He enjoyed traveling and spent winters in Yuma, Ariz., with his wife.
Survivors include his wife of Haines, their children and spouses, Alice Anne and Norris Faringer of Yakima, Wash., Bill and Beverly Loennig of Haines, and Sally and James Gantor of Hoodsport, Wash., two grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and two step-great-grandsons. His brothers, Frank, Henry and Carl Loennig, and his sisters, Erma Poulson and Beatrice Lawhorn died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Haines Methodist Church building fund.
Barbara Merle Rusty Mayfield, 66, of La Grande, died July 26 at her home. A private service will be held at a later date. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mayfield was born Feb. 12, 1935, to George Merle and Gladys Opal Wells Connery in Seattle.
She attended schools in Seattle and married Donald Edward Mayfield in Missoula, Mont. The couple lived in Colorado, California, Oregon and Wyoming.
She loved life and being around people. She moved to La Grande last year from Tonopah, Nev. to be near her cousin.
Survivors include her cousin, Charlotte Baird of La Grande. Her husband died on May 23, 1998.