Home News Obituaries OBITUARIES FOR JUNE 11-16, 2001
OBITUARIES FOR JUNE 11-16, 2001
Dorothy Marie Pierce
Formerly of La Grande
Dorothy Marie Pierce, 93, of Tillamook and formerly of
La Grande, died June 8 in Tillamook.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley with Pastor Tim Barton of the Faith Center officiating.
Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Daniels.
Mrs. Pierce was born Nov. 21, 1907, to Peter and Louise Bettcher in Olympia, Wash., where she grew up and attended school.
She married Royal Pierce of Baker City in March 1925, and they raised their family in La Grande. She recently moved to Tillamook to be with her family.
She was a member of the Faith Center and the La Grande Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting and flower gardening.
Survivors include her children, Lois Green of Hermiston, Betty Workman of Tillamook, Royal Pierce Jr. of Longview, Wash., and Robert Pierce of Ft. Smith, Ark.; 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; a sister, Louise of Seattle; and other relatives.
Her husband as well as children Dorothy Ann Pierce, Marie Merrill and Dorothy Ann Sammons died earlier.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Center in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
Formerly of Cove
Quentin S. Belden, 75, of Walla Walla and formerly of Cove, died June 9 at a care center. At his request, there will be no service. Mountain View Funeral Chapel of Walla Walla is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Belden was born April 29, 1926, to Horace and Marie Miller Belden in Portland. He attended school in Cove and served in the Navy during World War II before joining the National Guard. He worked for the James River Corp. in Corvallis as a foreman and was president of its union. He enjoyed the outdoors and telling stories, and was known for his sense of humor.
Survivors include his children, Stella Belden of Lincoln City, Sally Allen of Walla Walla, Dallas Belden of Aurora, Colo., and David Belden of Lincoln City; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Doris Clark of Garland, Texas, and Mary Jane Cocking of Colfax, Wash. A brother, Dallas, and a sister, Marjorie Millering, died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association or any charity in care of Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla 99362.
Edward Ed Bork, 93, of La Grande died Wednesday at a local care center. Arrangements will be announced later by Loveland Funeral Chapel.
Stacey Johnston, 58, of La Grande, died Monday in an automobile accident in Western Oregon. A complete obituary will be provided later by Loveland Funeral Chapel.
Rustie Thomas, 16, of Seaside and formerly of Elgin and La Grande, died Monday in an automobile accident. A complete obituary will be published later. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Berniece V. Arnhart
A memorial service for Berniece V. Arnhart, who died Jan. 17 at Grande Ronde Hospital at the age of 92, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Enterprise Cemetery.
Mrs. Arnhart was born to Alvin and Gertrude May Hearing McFetridge on Feb. 7, 1908, in Enterprise. She married Edmund E. Birkmaier on Aug. 23, 1927, and, following his death in 1951, she married Gordon Arnhart on March 27, 1954.
She was active in many community organizations. She was a Mother Advisor for the Rainbow Girls and a chaperone for the courts of the Wallowa County Fair, and was a staunch supporter of FFA. She was a charter member and the first president of the Wallowa County CowBelles and a member of the Enterprise Christian Church.
She loved the mountains and enjoyed picking huckleberries and helping on the family cattle ranch.
Survivors include her husband of Enterprise; her sons, Alvin Bud Birkmaier of Enterprise and Mack Birkmaier of Joseph; her sister, Orva Gubser of Dayton; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A private family service was held Jan. 20.
Memorials may be made to the charity of choice or the Wallowa County Stock Growers and Cattle Women Scholarship in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise.
Rohs Elon Kuppinger, 17, of Enterprise died June 13 from injuries sustained in a car accident. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the Enterprise Christian Church with Aaron Sackett officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Creek Cemetery.
Bollman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Everett Edward Bork, 93, of La Grande, died June 13 at a local care center.
A celebration of life will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at the Faith Center, 10300 South D St. in Island City
A graveside service will follow at Island City Cemetery.
Mr. Bork was born on the family farm in the La Grande area on May 22, 1908, to Henry and Helen Knickerbocker Bork. He farmed with his brother Jess until retirement in 1960. He married Marie Bancroft Craig in 1961. He enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and kept in touch with his friends through audio tapes. He was a member of the Evangelical Methodist Church in La Grande and later the Faith Center in Island City.
He was a member of the Odd Fellows.
Survivors include two nephews, Ken Bork of Portland and Dick Bork of Salem, and his godchildren, Marian, Eric and Jenna Montgomery, all of La Grande. His wife and his brothers, Melvin, William, Alvin and Jess Bork, all died earlier.
Memorials may be made to Guide Dogs for the Blind in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St.
Norrene Lawry, 78, of La Grande died Friday at Grande Ronde Hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Dorothy Dempsey, 63, of Elgin died Friday at her home. Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels Chapel of the Valley.