Home Obituaries OBITUARIES FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCT. 21, 2006
OBITUARIES FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCT. 21, 2006
Hazel M. Foster of Enterprise died Monday.
A graveside servide will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Enterprise Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bollman Funeral Home.
Danna Sue Hough, 46, of Boise and formerly of Joseph, died Saturday at home.
A memorial service begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at the St. Alphonsus Hospital Chapel in Boise. A private committal service will be held in the Joseph area. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor, Garden City.
Fern Louise Guthery Beem, 79, of Sequim, Wash., and formerly of Elgin and La Grande, died Oct. 13 at home. Viewing will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Valley. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ascension School in Cove, with committal and interment to follow at the Summerville Cemetery.
Mrs. Beem was born Dec. 10, 1926, on the family homestead near Moorcroft, Wyo., to Fern and Fred Guthery. Shortly before entering the fifth grade, she moved with her family to Elgin, where her father bought and published the weekly Elgin Recorder newspaper.
She married Charles T. (Ted) Beem when he returned from World War II, and they had four daughters, Janet Proebstel, Kathy Beem, Cheryl Beem and Susan Beem Beery.
She was active in Rainbow Girls, serving as mother adviser to the local chapter, eventually being honored as State Mother Advisder. She enjoyed traveling her travels took her to Japan and Europe as well as sewing, taking care of her pets and flowers, following her favorite basketball team and attending big family holiday gatherings.
Survivors include her daughters and their spouses, five grandchildren and four stepgrandchildren. Her husband, Ted, died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Klallum County, Wash., Assurance Hospice in care of Daniels Chapel, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
Rodney (Rod) Michael Squire, 45, of Boise, formerly of
La Grande, died Oct. 11 near Hamilton, Colo., in an automobile accident. A private memorial will be held by family and friends.
Mr. Squire was born Nov. 20, 1960, in Baker City to Jess and Scarlotte Gardner Squire. He spent most of his childhood in La Grande, where he attended school. He married Maria Sanchez Oct. 6, 1990, in Reno, Nev., and they had two sons, Tyler and David. He worked as a homebuilder in Union County, Idaho and Colorado.
He enjoyed music, camping and basketball. His sons were his pride and joy.
Survivors include his wife and sons of Boise; his mother and stepfather, Scarlotte and Jerry Gibson, his father and grandmother, Maxine Smith, all of La Grande; siblings Ted McDaniel of De Beque, Colo., Tracy Squire of Aloha and Jessica Calhoun of La Grande; and numerous other family members. Also surviving is Ron Moulton of Union who was a significant part of his and his family's life.
Arthur Edward Wilson III, 74, of La Grande, died Saturday at a local care facility. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the LDS Church, 1802 Gekeler Lane. Viewing will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Loveland Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Wilson was born Feb. 16, 1932, in Klamath Falls to Arthur Edward Wilson Jr. and Margaret Elsie Mulligan. He attended school in Klamath Falls and Roseburg and served in the Air Force and the Oregon National Guard.
In 1953 he married Carolyn Mae Walker. They had one son, James Arthur, and later divorced. He married Donna Fay Sherwood in 1973.
He worked for the Oregon State Highway Division and retired from the Boise Cascade particle board plant in 1988. He worked part time for many years at the Greyhound bus station and became an agent in 2000.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed fishing, cutting wood and being in the mountains.
Survivors include his wife and son, both of La Grande, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife and his sister, Darlene Rodgers.
Elaine Laurose Scott, 70, of Elgin, died Oct. 16 at the Grande Ronde Hospital. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Elgin Cemetery, with a potluck to follow at the Elgin Stampede Hall.
Mrs. Scott was born July 24, 1936, in Imbler to Ivan and Elsie Obert Churchill. She attended school in Elgin and graduated with the Class of 1954. On Oct. 9, 1955, she married Wesley S. Scott in Elgin. The couple traveled numerous times over the years as Wesley served in the Navy, eventually settling in Elgin in 1970.
She was very active in the VFW Auxiliary, the Elgin election board and the Elgin High School Alumni committee. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, cooking, reading, bowling and watching the television game show "Jeopardy." Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Mary Scott, Marie Hanson, Sharon Baxley and James Scott, all of Elgin, and Helen Falconer of Orofino, Idaho; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Wick Churchill, Cecil Churchill, Harley Churchill and Annette Howell, all of Elgin, Chet Churchill of Imbler and Ardith Noyes of Summerville; and other relatives. Her parents, husband, a son, Phillip Scott, and a sister, Verlee Jones, all preceded her in death.
Contributions in memory of Elaine Laurose Scott may be made to Doernbecher Children's Hospital or the Shriners Children's Hospital in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
Wilbur Paul Landers, 96, died in Wenatchee, Wash., Oct. 15. Funeral services will take place at the LDS Church in Island City at 1 p.m Saturday. Viewings will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Loveland Funeral Chapel and noon until 12:50 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral. Burial will be at the Grandview Cemetery following the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Loveland Funeral Home and Telford's Funeral Home.
Mr. Landers was born Aug. 21, 1910, near Leadwood, Mo., to John and Essie Landers. His family moved to Oregon when he was only 6 months old, arriving by train and traveling through a blizzard in a horse-drawn wagon to Wallowa County.
He grew up and attended schools in Wallowa and later moved to the La Grande area.
Upon retiring from the Union Pacific Railroad after 37 years, he took on many projects. He was an avid hiker, leaving many younger and stronger men behind. He was a source of information to everyone and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and had recently moved to the Wenatchee area to be closer to family members.
Survivors include his wife, Luella "Jean" Landers; children, Darcia Hing of Dayton, Sherrilyn McClune of Olympia, Wash., and David Landers of Hemet, Calif.; a sister, Kathleen Munhall of Spokane; 12 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Dean Lee Stahl, 54, of Boise and formerly of La Grande and Cove, died in a Boise care center Oct. 14. A memorial service will be at the Cove Cemetery at 2 p.m. Oct. 28.
Mr. Stahl was born April 19, 1952, in La Grande, the youngest of three sons of David and Lorna Dee Hallmark Stahl. He attended school in Cove and lived there most of his life.
In 1974, he moved to the Salem/Woodburn area but soon returned home.
In 1992, he moved with his mother and brother to Pendleton. He attended truck driving school and was a truck driver in Eastern Oregon. He enrolled in computer classes at BMCC in Pendleton and also earned his GED from BMCC. In 2005, he moved to Boise to be closer to his great-nephew David Stahl. While in Boise, he enrolled in Boise State University and was taking welding classes.
One of his favorite pastimes was spending time with his great-nephew David. Together they would go to the movies or spend hours in the pet store at the mall.
Though Dean never had any children of his own, he cared for all of his nieces and nephews as if they were his own. He liked watching TV, playing chess and having his family around him. He was a jokester and was always kidding around.
Survivors include his brother, Don Stahl of Pendleton, two nieces, three nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother Dave Stahl.
Florence E. Lambert, of Corinth, Miss., died Sept. 15 after a battle with cancer.
Mrs. Lambert, know to most as "Momo," was born in Counce, Tenn., in 1921 and was a resident of La Grande from 1956 to 2002. She spent most of her time loving her 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She had a gift of relating to all children and was well known for her southern cooking.
Survivors include her husband of more than 62 years, Walter Lambert of Corinth, and her seven children, Wilma Lasher of Klamath Falls, Ramona Marie Culver and Roger (Rocky) Lambert of Corinth, Herschel Lambert of Kennewick, Wash., Doris Zamoni of Humble, Texas, Phillip Lambert of Guys, Tenn., and Vernon Lambert of La Grande.