OBITUARIES FOR MARCH 4-8, 2002
Jack J. Kreizenbeck, 80, of Wallowa County died Feb. 26 in Portland. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Community Church in Enterprise, 301 First St. American Burial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will be published later.
Charles E. Rhoads
Charles Elbert Rhoads, 75, of La Grande, died March 3 at a Hermiston care facility.
A memorial service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Summerville Cemetery Chapel. Friends may call at Daniels Chapel of the Valley from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the special projects of the Order of Eastern Star, the Elgin Masonic Lodge or the Shriners Childrens Hospital, in care of Daniels Chapel.
A full obituary will be published later.
Agnes S. Wagner
Agnes Stein Wagner, 86, a long-time resident of Enterprise, died March 2 in Wilsonville.
A graveside service will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Enterprise Cemetery.
Mrs. Wagner was born March 12, 1915, in Enterprise to William and Bertha Stein. She married Fred Wagner on Sept. 21, 1935. He died March 19, 1985. She lived in Enterprise until 1991, when she moved to the Charbonneau area of Wilsonville.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed working in her flower garden. She was a member of Enterprise Baptist Church, where she was involved in womens Bible studies, and a member of the Republican party.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda Wilson of Beaverton; a son, Bill Wagner of Portland; and five grandchildren.
Two brothers, Walt and Herman, a sister, Viola, and a granddaughter died earlier.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wallowa County Nursing Home or the Leukemia Society of America.
Cornwell Colonial Chapel of Wilsonville is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Elbert Rhoads, 75, of Summerville died March 3 in Hermiston at a care center. A memorial service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Summerville Cemetery Chapel. Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.
Mr. Rhoads was born May 2, 1926, to Charles E. and Ona McKinnis Rhoads in La Grande. He graduated from Imbler High School in 1941 and served in the Navy during World War II. He attended Oregon State University and on Oct. 17, 1948, married Doris Irene ODell in La Grande. He worked for the Oregon Department of Forestry as a firefighter and equipment operator in John Day until 1973, when they moved to La Grande. In 1974 they moved to Milton-Freewater. He became the maintenance supervisor at Whitman College in Walla Walla until his retirement in 1985. The couple returned to Summerville in 1989.
He was a member of the First Christian Church, Past Master of the Masonic Lodge and Past Patron of the Order of Eastern Star, both in Elgin. He was State Demolay Dad in 1976 and State Rainbow Dad in 1985. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite, the Al Kader Shrine and the Oddfellows Lodge.
Survivors include his wife of Summerville, children, C. Alan Rhoads of Corvallis, A. Leigh Rhoads of College Place, Wash., Charles Rhoads of Boardman, Mary Ann Rhoads of Union, and Kathy Williams of Irrigon, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother, Stanley Rhoads of Spokane, a sister, Marjorie Paddock of Tustin, Calif., and other relatives.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the special projects of the Order of Eastern Star, the Elgin Masonic Lodge or the Shriners Childrens Hospital in care of Daniels Chapel.
Formerly of La Grande
Janet Lee Hammerstaedt, 43, of Vancouver, Wash., and formerly of La Grande died March 3 in Vancouver after a long illness. The funeral was today at Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel with burial at Evergreen Memorial Garden Cemetery.
Ms. Hammerstaedt was born Sept. 29, 1958, to Dorothy
and Wallace Hammerstaedt in La Grande.
She was a homemaker and lived in La Grande until 1970. She enjoyed working on the computer, boating, keeping salt-water fish tanks, playing music, being with her dog and her family especially her great-nephew.
Survivors include her mother of Vancouver, two sisters, Lita Hedden of La Grande and Nancy Adair of Sunset Beach, Calif., her grandmother, Sylvia Modrall of Vancouver and other relatives. Her father died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation for Oregon and Washington, 1006 S.E. Grande Ave., Suite 100, Portland 97214.
Jack John Kreizenbeck, 80, of Wallowa County died Feb. 26 in Portland. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Enterprise Community Church, 301 N.E. First St. American Burial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Kreizenbeck was born June 24, 1921, in Emmett, Idaho. On Dec. 29, 1940, he married Viola Marie Conrad there. The couple moved to Enterprise in 1944 and opened OK Rubber Welders tire store. Their business became a Goodyear franchise in 1947 and in 1953 became Jacks Tire Service. The business was sold in 1984.
In 1969 they moved to Imnaha and later to Joseph.
He had been a member of St. Patricks Episcopal Church, the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Shriners, Demolay and Father of Rainbow Girls, the volunteer fire department, search and rescue group and the Enterprise Planning Commission. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and got a pilots license in 1946.
Survivors include his wife of Joseph; their children and spouses, Janet Smith of Portland, and Connie and Steve Mayo of Discovery Bay, Calif.; a sister, Berneice Holloran of Enterprise; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A son, Jerry, died earlier.
Donald Woollum, 63, of Molalla and formerly of Union, died Wednesday at King City Rehabilitation Center in King City.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Loveland Funeral Chapel.
A full obituary will be published later.
Ashlee Nichole Johnson, infant daughter of Buddy and Sarah Johnson of La Grande, died March 7 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A funeral was held at 11 a.m. today at Daniels Chapel of the Valley with Father Hank Albrecht of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Ashlee was born Dec. 14, 2001. Survivors include her parents, grandparents, Sandy Ferry of La Grande, Nelson Ferry of Fresno, Calif., Melva and Duane Rushton of Washington, and Robert Johnson of Portland, great-grandparents, Marde and Tom Hartley, Iris Benton and Jack and Velma Johnson-Friend, all of La Grande, Ray and Theresa Ferry of Fresno and Bill Mattern of Porterville, Calif.; great-great-grandmother, Iola Person of Burns; and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the SIDS Foundation in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
Formerly of La Grande
Jean Rutherford, 86, of King City and formerly of La Grande died Feb. 21 at a care center in Portland. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. March 16 at Pacific Pointe Retirement Inn, 11777 S.W. Queen Elizabeth, King City.
Mrs. Rutherford was born Jean Devine on Sept. 21, 1915, in Lethbridge, Alberta in Canada. She lived in La Grande and at the age of 18 moved to Portland, where she began a career in banking. She married W.T. Rutherford in 1940. She was a member of the team that began the volunteer program at Dornbecher Hospital. Later she spent a number of years volunteering in the cancer unit at OHSU.
Survivors include her daughters, Pamela Everett of Redmond and Kathleen Marzolla of Prineville, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her husband died
Memorials may be made to Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 1535 N.E. 17th Ave., Portland.
Formerly of Union
Donald Richard Woollum, 63, of Molalla and formerly of Union died March 6 at a care center in King City. A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., with Pastor Raymond Bates of the Sonrise Free Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Viewing will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday.
Mr. Woollum was born March 30, 1938, to Milo R. and Edith M. Brewer Woollum in Limon, Colo. He married Roberta McLaughlin on Oct. 14, 1960, in Summerville. For 32 years the couple lived in Aloha, where he worked as a construction carpenter. He was a member of the Tri-County Gun Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, shooting, garage sales and building things. He loved horses and animals.
Survivors include his wife of Aloha; children and their spouses, JoAnne and Jimmy Payne of Newberg, Teri and Tim Parrott of Tigard and Rick Woollum of Dundee; six grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Manns of Molalla, and a brother, Duane Dewey Woollum of Kennewick.
Memorials may be made to the Donald Woollum Head Injury Foundation in care of Loveland Chapel.