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Home arrow Obituaries arrow OBITUARIES FOR OCTOBER 15 - 27, 2001

OBITUARIES FOR OCTOBER 15 - 27, 2001

Everett Abbott

La Grande

1916-2001

Everett C. Abbott, 84, of La Grande, died Oct. 12 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. today at Daniels Chapel of the Valley with Warren Curry and Duane Reuer officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

Mr. Abbott was born Dec. 9, 1916, to Forest L. and Mildred Wadsworth Crooker Abbott in Berlin, N.H. He served in the Army and married Martha Fisher on Dec. 25, 1947, in San Diego. The couple moved to Tillamook and then La Grande in 1952. He graduated from the Los Angeles Mortuary College and was employed by Daniels Funeral Chapel from 1952 to 1965 and at Dempseys Funeral Chapel from 1966 to 1975. He owned and operated the La Grande Ambulance Service from 1967 to 1978 and worked part time for Daniels Chapel in his retirement. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, a 25-year member of the Kiwanis Club, served on the board of directors for the Oregon Lung Association and as treasurer for AAPR. He was a member of the Grande Ronde Wheelers and the La Grande Cemetery Maintenance Board from 1975 to 1985. He was also active in the Meals on Wheels program through the senior center.

Survivors include his wife of La Grande, their children, Linda Caverly of Auburn, Wash., and Daniel Abbott of Wilkeson, Wash., seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a step-mother, Roseline Abbott of Yucaipa, Calif.

Rosemary Krause

Formerly of Union

1924-2001

Rosemary Lurana Krause, 77, of Stanfield and formerly of Union, died Oct. 12 at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at the Stanfield Baptist Church. A private burial will follow. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Krause was born Jan. 1, 1924, to Oliver and Nina Haynes Turner in Medical Springs. She attended schools in Union and worked at the Umatilla Army Depot before marrying Melvin Krause on March 29, 1943, in Lewiston, Idaho. The couple lived in Ordinance until 1950 when they moved to Stanfield. She worked at the Stanfield Post Office and helped to raise a granddaughter with cerebral palsy. She was a member of the Stanfield Baptist Church, the Stanfield Garden Club, the PTA and was active in the American Cancer Society.

Survivors include her husband of Stanfield, their children, John Krause of Bellevue, Neb., and Roberta Rhode of West Richland, Wash., seven grandchildren, her brothers, Forrest Turner of North Powder, and James Turner of Elgin, her sisters, Alice Eft of Hermiston and Edith Flower of Irrigon. A daughter, Merri Ann Drab, and two brothers, Clyde and Alfred Marsh, died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospital, 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97201.

Lillian Bork

Lillian M. Bork, 84, of La Grande died Monday at Grande Ronde Hospital. Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Loveland Funeral Chapel.

A complete obituary will be published later.

Geraldine L. Weise

Geraldine Geri L. Weise of Union died Monday at Grande Ronde Hospital. A service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zion Lutheran Church in La Grande. A complete obituary will be published later. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gordon F. Arnhart

Enterprise

1916-2001

Gordon F. Arnhart, 84, of Enterprise, died Oct. 15 at Wallowa Valley Care Center in Enterprise.

Visitation will be conducted from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise.

A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the Enterprise Cemetery with Jerry Raedke officiating.

Mr. Arnhart was born Dec. 22, 1916, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Raymond and Pearl Brown Getchell.

He worked in shipyards as a welder during World War II. He came to Wallowa County in the 1940s and hauled logs for Roy Daggett.

He was a timber buyer for Joseph Forest Products and owned and operated Arnhart Logging.

He married Berniece V. McFetridge on March 27, 1954, in Dayton, Wash.

Survivors include daughters Darlene Arnhart of Corvallis, Mont., and Beatrice Backen of Everett, Wash.; stepsons Alvin Birkmaier of Enterprise and Mack Birkmaier of Enterprise; a sister Fern Shaw of Lynnwood, Wash.; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

His wife died on Jan. 17, 2001.

Donations may be made to the American Red Cross in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise 97828.

Ora Jaunita Hinton

La Grande

1927 -2001

Ora Jaunita Hinton, 74, of La Grande and formerly of Long Creek and Happy Camp, Calif., died Oct. 7 in a local care center from complications of Alzheimers

A service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Long Creek Community Church., with Pastor Dale Wise officiating.

Mrs. Hinton was born March 14, 1927, in Puxico, Mo., to Benjamin Franklin and Maude Presnell Bowers.

She owned a trailer park and milk route in Happy Camp from 1956 to 1962. She was a volunteer emergency medical technician and active in community service. She enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. She was an excellent seamstress and a great cook, family members said.

She was married to Charles Carnes of Happy Camp from 1952 to 1963; they had three children. She was married to John Hinton from 1965 to 1996.

Mrs. Hinton is survived by her children and their spouses: Bob and Karen Cantrell of Phoenix, Ore., Gayle and Louis Mentgen of La Grande and Bill and Nancy Carnes of Days Creek; a brother, Ray Bowers of Happy Camp; two sisters, Evelyn Baker of Klamath Falls and Edrie Perry of Portland; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Long Creek Volunteer Ambulance or the Carter Memorial Scholarship fund in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande 97850.

Jo Ann Holmes

(Boydstun)

Cove

1947-2001

Jo Ann Holmes, 53, of Cove, died Oct. 13 at Grande Ronde Hospital.

A graveside celebration of life will start at 2 p.m. today at the Union Cemetery with Father Pierman Ngolle of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church officiating.

Ms. Holmes was born Nov. 29, 1947, the daughter of Douglas O. and Betty Lou Holmes in La Grande. She graduated from La Grande High School. She was employed by Terry Trailers and Nash manufacturing until illness forced her to retire.

Ms. Holmes was a member of the Catholic church. She enjoyed bowling and dancing and was an avid fisherwoman. She loved her family and her flower garden.

Survivors include her sons, Shawn Cochrane of Molalla and Shannon Cochrane of Dundee; father, Douglas O. Holmes of Union; sister, Judy Wagoner of Cove; three grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Her mother, Betty Lou Holmes, and grandmother, Loraine Klein, died earlier.

Vivien Viola Waite

Union

1922-2001

Vivien Viola Waite, 79, died Oct. 12 at her rural home near Union.

A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Union Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dedication of the grave will follow at Summerville Cemetery. A visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Loveland Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Waite was born Feb. 5, 1922, in Oregon City to William Ella and Anna Lora Roads Godsey. She was educated at Wilber and Eugene schools and graduated from Oakland High School in 1939. She attended Eastern Oregon Normal School, now Eastern Oregon University.

She married Wayne Miller in 1942 in Oregon City. They later divorced. She married Edward Waite in 1958 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and they ranched near Union until they retired. He died in 1999.

She enjoyed Oregon history, nature rambles and attending sports and other activities at her grandchildrens schools.

She is survived by her children, Anna Marie and Richard Fahey of Oxford, N.Y., Kassie Miller of Portland, Evan and JoAnne Waite and Eric and Hyon Waite, all of Union; a sister, Alice Harris of McMinnville; 23 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

A son, Rob Miller, died in 1999, and another son, Daniel, died in 1960. Her twin brother died in 1922.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Museum, P.O. Box 190, Union 97883.

Clair D. Beeghly

Clair Dale Beeghly, 73, of Elgin died Tuesday at his home. A service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Summerville Cemetery.

A full obituary will be published later. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Brian K. Chandler

Brian Kelly Chandler, 24, of Elgin died Monday outside of Elgin. A service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Harvester Nazarene Church in Elgin.

A full obituary will be published later. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Geri Weise

Union

1924-2001

Geri Weise, 77, of Union, died Oct. 15 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church, 902 Fourth St. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Weise was born Aug. 17, 1924, to Atto and Velma Lammert in Baker City. She attended St. Elizabeths School and graduated in 1944 as a registered nurse. She worked at the hospital until she married Willard Weise in 1948 in Boise. In 1954 the couple moved to Union, where she worked for a doctor, then at Hot Lake and finally at Valley View manor, where she was the administrator of nurses for 21 years. She was a member of the Union Business Women and Caring Helpers for many years.

She belonged to and was active in the Zion Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband, her son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Pauline Weise, and two grandchildren, all of Union, four brothers, Roy, Art, Gene and Bud, three sisters, Eva Holland, Margret Milford and Freida Ringer, and other relatives. Two brothers, Alfred and John Lammert, and a sister, Peggy Satterberg, died earlier.

Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to Zion Lutheran Church.

Lester Westenskow

Lester Westenskow, 86, of La Grande died Wednesday at a local care center.

An obituary will be published later.

Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.

Lillian Bork

La Grande and formerly of Enterprise

1917-2001

Lillian M. Bork, 84, of La Grande and formerly of Enterprise, died Oct. 15 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and burial will be at the Island City Cemetery.

Mrs. Bork was born March 12, 1917, to Frank and Bessie Mildred Youngs Blecha in Spearville, Kan. She moved to La Grande from Enterprise in 1923 and married William J. Bork on Dec. 1, 1935. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, the Elks Emblem Club and the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading and gardening.

Survivors include her sons, Donald Bork of Tucson, Ariz., and Robert Bork of La Grande; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Bonnie Mohnk of Cochrane, Wis., and Lola Radmall of Spokane. Her husband, a sister and two brothers died earlier.

Brian Chandler

Elgin

1977-2001

Brian Kelly Chandler, 24, of Elgin died Oct. 16 outside of Elgin in a logging accident. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. today at the Harvesters Nazarene Church in Elgin with Pastor Fred Laeger officiating. Burial will follow at the Elgin Cemetery. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Chandler was born July 7, 1977, to William Vaughn and Carolyn Anne Miller Chandler in La Grande. He graduated from Elgin High School and married Leslie Lappin on July 3 this year in Reno, Nev. He was active in his church and made a trip to South Africa with the Work and Witness Team. He enjoyed stock car racing, hunting, fishing, camping, playing basketball and decorating for Christmas.

Survivors include his wife and children, Nickole and William, all of Elgin; his father of Elgin and his mother of Vancouver, Wash.; his sisters, Carmon Phares, Jennifer Block, Stephanie Chandler, Janel Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler, all of Elgin, and other relatives.

Contributions may be made to the Brian Chandler Memorial fund at U.S. Bank, 800 Adler, Elgin 97827.

Charles Coy

La Grande

1916-2001

Charles Edward Coy, 84, of La Grande, died Oct. 16 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A celebration of life will begin at 1 p.m. today at the Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Donavan Kack officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Coy was born Dec. 11, 1916, to Abe and Anna Kemper Coy in Carrollton, Ky. He served in the Army with the 289th Combat Engineers during World War II and married Helen Shipley on Nov. 25, 1949. He worked as a truck driver for the ordnance depot in Umatilla until his retirement in 1974. He lived in La Grande for the past 27 years. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the VFW and the Eagles.

Survivors include his children, Roger Coy and Carol Ruth Dill, both of Prineville, Dollie Jewell of Juneau, Alaska, and Lorraine Sasser of Wallowa; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sisters, Thelma Readnour of Covington, Kent., and Joyce Jones; and other relatives. His wife, two sons, Steven Johnson and an infant son, a grandson, Kelly, two brothers, Paul and John, and a sister, Ruth, all died earlier.

Clair Beeghly

Elgin

1928-2001

Clair Dale Beeghly, 73, of Elgin, died Oct. 16 at his home. A celebration of life will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Summerville Cemetery. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Beeghly was born June 16, 1928, to Dale and Vera Snyder Beeghly in Sioux City, Iowa. He married Virginia Cooper on

Aug. 12, 1950, in Pierson, Iowa. He enjoyed hunting and working on his ranch.

Survivors include his wife of Elgin; children, Charlene Bottjen of Wauske, Ill., Ordell Beeghly of Lewiston, Idaho, and a brother, Dana Beeghly of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. A son, Carl, and a daughter, Barbara, died earlier.

Kenneth Schwering

La Grande

1909-2001

Kenneth Charles Schwering, 92, of La Grande, died Oct. 18 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 27 at Creswell Presbyterian Church. A private burial will follow at Creswell Pioneer Cemetery.

Mr. Schwering was born Jan. 3, 1909, to Charles and Lillian Schwering in Creswell. He graduated from high school there and married Edith Long on June 14, 1931. For 66 years the couple lived in Creswell, where he was mayor and served on the school board, worked at different jobs and retired from Weyerhaeuser Company. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed his family, friends, gardening and traveling.

Survivors include his daughter, Kaye Juniper of La Grande, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His wife died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the Creswell Presbyterian Church in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.

Lester Westenskow

La Grande

1915-2001

Lester Westenskow, 86, of La Grande, died Oct. 17 at Grande Ronde Hospital. The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center on Gekeler Lane with Bishop Tim Leathers conducting. Dedication of the grave will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., and from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the Stake Center.

Mr. Westenskow was born Aug. 24, 1915, to William Henry and Martha Bawden Westenskow in Imbler. He graduated from Imbler High School in 1931 at age 15, and on Nov. 19, 1936, he married Ruth Nelson in La Grande. The marriage was solemnized at the Salt Lake City Temple on March 22, 1960.

He was a custodian at Ackerman School from 1938 to 1942, then worked for Standard Oil. He leased a Standard station in Kennewick, Wash., just before being drafted into the Navy during World War II and served aboard the U.S.S. Carlisle in the South Pacific.

He later returned to La Grande and purchased the service station at Adams Avenue and First Street, renaming it Westenskows Union Station. He operated the station for 27 years.

He was a member of the Mormon church and held numerous positions, including as stake missionary president of the Union Stake Mission. He enjoyed music, composing over 1,100 tunes and writing poetry and prose.

Survivors include his children, David Westenskow of Denver and Shari Lea Lund of Oregon City; 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lorna Loveridge of Provo, Utah; and other relatives. His wife and eight brothers and sisters all died earlier.

Mildred Wilkenson

La Grande

1910-2001

Mildred Jane Midge Wilkenson, 91, of La Grande, died Sept. 12 at a local care center. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Wilkenson was born May 9, 1910, to William S. and Jo Hannah Van Blokland Webster at the family farm in the Grande Ronde Valley. She attended high school in La Grande and Pendleton and graduated in Eugene. She attended Eugene Business College, the University of Oregon and, in 1954, Eastern Oregon State College.

She married Arlie Wilkenson, and the couple owned a grocery store and service station in Jasper before moving to La Grande in 1942. She worked as a bookkeeper for Inland Machinery Caterpillar and John Deere Inland Tractor for about 20 years. Her last job was with the La Grande Fruit Company as a bookkeeper.

She was also a rural school board secretary in the 1940s.

She loved horseback riding, showed registered American saddle-bred five-gaited horses and gave exhibitions at the Pendleton Roundup. She was a 50-year member of the Hope chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, the La Grande Maverick Riding Club, the Skyline Riding Club at Pleasant Grove, the Little Theatre Group of La Grande, the Jasper Grange, the Happy Circle Club and the Union County Farm Bureau. She enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening and cooking.

Survivors include her husband of La Grande, a sister-in-law, June Webster of Hillsboro, and other relatives. Her brothers, Lawson and Carl Webster, and her sisters, Ina Mae Wynne, Lily Bell Mathews and Wilma Webster, all died earlier.

Margaret Snuffer

Margaret Snuffer, 91, of Wallowa died Saturday at the Wallowa Valley Care Center.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wallowa Christian Church. Fellowship will follow at the church and interment will be at 2 p.m. at the Promise Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Wallowa Valley Care Center in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise 97828.

Sage Silver

Sage Silver, 81, of La Grande died Sunday at Grande Ronde Hospital.

Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels Chapel of the Valley.

E.R. Sage Silver

Elgin

1920 - 2001

E. R. Sage Silver, 81, of Elgin died Oct. 21 at Grande Ronde Hospital.

A military service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pine Valley Cemetery in Halfway. A celebration of life potluck will follow at the Lions Hall.

Mr. Silver was born Sept. 20, 1920, in Austin, Mo., to Ruben and Mary Alice Silver. During World War II, he was a staff sergeant in the Marine Corp, serving on Guam, the Marshall Islands and in China.

He married Betty Jean Angle on Aug. 14, 1944. He lived in Seaside, where he worked as a log cutter, dairy farmer and carpenter. He moved to Halfway in 1957 and ranched for others and for himself and was a carpenter.

Mr. Silver was a 4-H Club volunteer, a leader of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, a commander and member of the Halfway and Enterprise VFW posts, and a founder of the Halfway Lions Club. He was the first hunter safety instructor in Pine Valley and taught more than 500 children hunting safety.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities, as well as music.

He left Halfway in 1983 and later moved to Elgin to be near his son.

He is survived by his daughter, Diana Glynn; sons and wives, Brent and Bonnie Silver and Gary and Sue Silver; his brother, Ben of Forest Grove; his sisters, Elsie Kline, Betty Richardson and Christine Mayfield of Missouri; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dying earlier were brothers, Asa, Harry, Bob, Whitney and his sister, Marge.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW post in Halfway or Enterprise, the Halfway Lions Club, or the Elgin ambulance, in care of Daniels Chapel of

the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande.

Edward B. Wilson

Edward Ed B. Wilson, 74, of La Grande died Saturday at the Veterans Hospital in Boise.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City.

Helen Roberts

Wallowa

1910-2001

Helen Emily Roberts, 91, of Wallowa, died Oct. 22. A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lostine Cemetery with Larry Loftus officiating.

Mrs. Roberts was born July 13, 1910, to Jessie and Daisey Jane Gorhmley Allen in Wallowa. She married Lyle S. Roberts Aug. 5, 1935, in Enterprise, was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church in Lostine.

Survivors include her children, Lyle Roberts Jr. of Wallowa, Katherine Baremore of Elgin and Daniel Roberts of Joseph; three grandchildren; a brother, Glenn Allen of Milton-Freewater; and a sister, Bess Allen of Simi Valley, Calif. Her husband died in 1974.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospital in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise.

Nellie Stewart

Formerly of La Grande

1920-2001

Nellie Alice Stewart, 81, of Emmett, Idaho, and formerly of La Grande, died Oct. 9 in Caldwell, Idaho. A remembrance service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Elgin Cemetery. Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Stewart was born April 2, 1920, to Ruben and Edna Marsh Moore at Salmon, Idaho. She married William Carlson and later Wynn Stewart. She raised her three children in La Grande and later worked as a cook in logging and construction camps in Alaska. She was a 56-year member and past president of the La Grande American Legion auxiliary. She enjoyed playing bridge, gold mining, gardening and her large, extended family.

Survivors include her children, William Carlson of Emmett and Edna Cowan of Caldwell; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; her brothers, Marvin Moore of Walla Walla, Ruben Moore of Springfield and Ralph Moore of La Grande; and other relatives. A son, Fredrick Carlson, and two brothers, Ted and Harold Moore, died earlier.

Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to any charity for veterans.

Edward B. Wilson

La Grande

1927-2001

Edward B. Wilson, 74, of La Grande, died Oct. 20 at the veterans hospital in Boise. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City with Pastor Lura Kidner-Miesen of the United Methodist Church officiating. Military rites will be under the auspices of the American Legion Post 41. Viewing will be until 7 p.m today and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. in Baker City.

Mr. Wilson was born July 18, 1927, to Victor O. and Mary Simonis Wilson in Richland. He attended school at Brushy Flats and Pleasant Ridge, and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He married Nellie Moyer on Nov. 6, 1948, in Emmett, Idaho. Most of his career was spent working for Boise Cascade in Emmett and La Grande, where he worked as edgerman and sawyer until his retirement in 1980.

He enjoyed the outdoors, picking mushrooms and going to dances at the senior centers in Pendleton, Milton-Freewater, La Grande and Baker City. He was a member of the Eagles and the American Legion in La Grande.

Survivors include his children, Sheila Hardenbrook of Lyman, Wyo., and Irbin Wilson of La Grande; five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters; and other relatives. His wife, two brothers and a granddaughter all died earlier.

Memorials may be made to Sheila Hardenbrook or to the Union County Senior Center in care of the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home.

Samuel Ambrose

Samuel Ambrose, 80, of La Grande died Thursday at a local care center.

An obituary will be published later. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.

Augusta Bunten

Augusta Bunten, 92, of La Grande died this morning at a local care center.

An obituary will be published later. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.

Samuel Ambrose

Union

1920-2001

Samuel Gordon Ambrose, 80, of Union, died Oct. 25 at a local care center. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Union Cemetery with Sally Wiens officiating. Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.

Mr. Ambrose was born Oct. 7, 1920, to Charles Wesley and Ida Plate Ambrose in La Grande. He served in the Army during World War II and worked as a logger for various companies. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and visiting friends.

Survivors include his children, Dwight Ambrose and Kathy Knight Ambrose, both of La Grande, two grandchildren, a sister, Ida Shafer of La Grande and other relatives. A brother, George Ambrose, and a sister, Marian DeLapp, died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the Oregon Cancer Society in care of Daniels Chapel.

 
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