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Home arrow Obituaries arrow OBITUARIES FOR THE WEEKS OF JULY 16 AND 23, 2001

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OBITUARIES FOR THE WEEKS OF JULY 16 AND 23, 2001

Ida Bell Roe

Ida Bell Roe, 90, died this morning at a local care center.

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

Robert Gill

Formerly of Union

1940-2001

Robert Joseph Gill, 60, of Burns and formerly of Union, died July 17. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. today at the Burns Christian Church.

Mr. Gill was born Sept. 20, 1940, to Robert and Iola Jobe Gill in Flybdow, Idaho. He attended school in Diamond and Crane and was injured in a horse accident at age 12 after the Riggins Rodeo from which he never fully recovered. He worked as a ranch hand in Union and around the West. He enjoyed western music and country singers. He had at least one song published and produced.

Survivors include his mother, Iola Pearson, and a brother, Marvin and his wife, Dovee, Jess, all of Diamond; his sisters, Iris Penton of La Grande and Tykie and her husband, Ronald McLean of Burns, and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to Harney County Home Health in care of LaFollettes Chapel, P.O. Box 488, Burns 97720.

Patricia Duborko

Patricia Duborko, 60, died Wednesday at Grande Ronde Hospital.

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

John Ladd

Formerly of La Grande

1913-2001

John C. Ladd, 88, of Silverton and formerly of La Grande, died July 15. At his request, there will be no service. Burial will be private.

Mr. Ladd was born June 24, 1913, in Starbuck, Wash. He attended school in Walla Walla and worked for the newspaper and the railroad.

He served in the Marine Corps from 1933 to 1937. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad as an engineer and lived in La Grande from 1956 to 1969, then in Spokane and Vancouver, Wash. He moved to Salem in 1985 and then Silverton in 1999. He was a member of the Elks, Masons, Scottish Rite and the Shriners.

He was an avid reader.

Survivors include his sons, Richard Ladd of Turner and John Ladd of Omaha, Neb.; a daughter, Patricia Ladd of Salem; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and a brother, Fred Ladd of Ocean Shores, Wash. His wife, Betty, died earlier.

Patrick Hammond

Patrick Earl Hammond, 62, formerly of La Grande, died July 15 in Boise. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at the La Grande American Legion Hall, 301 Fir St.

A full obituary will be published later.

Jean Buchanan

Union

1926-2001

Jean Marie Buchanan, 74, of Union, died July 19 at her home. A celebration of life is tentatively scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Congregational Church in Council, Idaho. Viewing will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at the Council Valley Cemetery.

Mrs. Buchanan was born Aug. 19, 1926, to Lester and Lillian Jean Evans Westfall in Mesa, Idaho. She married Neil Buchanan on April 26, 1965, in Winnemucca, Nev. The couple moved to Union six years ago from Harrisburg, where she had lived for five years. She had previously resided in Burns. She was a registered nurse and enjoyed sewing, gardening, fishing and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Rebekahs Lodge of Council and Congregational Church.

Survivors include her husband of Union; a daughter and her husband, Steven and Lyndia Beardsley of Kelso, Wash.; step-sons and their wives, Charles and Cheryl Buchanan of Durkee, and Michael and Connie Buchanan of Summerville; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, her brothers and their wives, Kenneth and Barbara Westfall of Council, and Richard and Margaret Westfall of Baton Rouge, La.; and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to any charity in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St.

Laura L. Stafford

Laura L. Stafford, 40, of

La Grande, died suddenly July 20 at Grande Ronde Hospital. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will be published later.

Dorr White

Dorr White, 87, of La Grande, died Sunday at a local care center. The service for Mrs. White will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley. A full obituary will be published later.

Ida Belle

Dody Roe

La Grande

1911-2001

Ida Belle Dody Roe, 90, of La Grande died July 20 at a local care facility.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Grandview Mausoleum with Sally Wiens officiating. Friends may call at Daniels Chapel of the Valley from 4 until 7 p.m. today.

Mrs. Roe was born on Jan. 30, 1911, to William and Nellie (Roberts) Robbins in La Grande. She attended La Grande schools and married Gearhard Fredric Fred Roe on Nov. 3, 1931, in Weiser, Idaho.

They made their home in La Grande. He died on Sept. 13, 1982.

Mrs. Roe was a member of Royal Neighbors, the Order of Eastern Star and the Elks auxiliary. She volunteered for the election board for many years. She enjoyed fishing, camping, crocheting and reading.

Survivors include her children, Sharlee and Lyle McMahan of Edmonds, Wash., and Connie and Richard Clark of Eugene; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Brothers David and Benjamin Robbins and sisters, Toots Jacobson and Peggy Robbins, died earlier.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Oregon Cancer Society in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.

Billie Sailer

La Grande

Billie Sailer, 87, of La Grande died Sunday at a local care center.

Arrangements will be announced later. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.

Warren G. Harding

Formerly of La Grande

1921-2001

Warren G. Harding, 80, of Pendleton and formerly of La Grande, died July 20 at a care center in Milton-Freewater. The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Bishop Funeral Chapel in Pendleton. Burial will follow at the Olney Cemetery Mausoleum.

Mr. Harding was born June 16, 1921, to Harry and Mary Shull Harding at Bozeman, Mont. He married Jean Border on Nov. 25, 1944, in Bozeman. He managed a shoe store in Helena, Mont., for a number of years. The couple moved to Pendleton in 1968 where they opened Hardings Shoes and in 1972 they opened a store in La Grande. They closed the Pendleton store and moved to La Grande where they lived from 1981 to 1992.

He enjoyed yard work and gardening, cooking and playing card games.

Survivors include his wife of Pendleton; a son, Michael Harding of Kalispell, Mont.; a daughter, Mary Zogg of Troutdale, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives. A brother and a sister died earlier.

Melba Hohstadt

La Grande

1914 - 2001

Melba Hohstadt, 87, of La Grande died July 22 at a local care center.

A celebration of life service will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Cove Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Schlessman of the First Christian Church officiating. Loveland Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Hohstadt was born May 15,1914, to Thomas and Edith Sparks Goss in Tremonton, Utah. She married H.C. Cletus Hohstadt on Dec. 11,1931, in Vale.

She was a member of the Mount Fanny Grange, enjoyed gardening and was an avid baseball fan. Crocheting table cloths and dresses were another favorite hobby.

She and her husband owned and operated the Hohstadt dairy farm in Cove from 1944 to 1973.

Survivors include her sons Richard Dick Hohstadt of Cove and Larry Joe Hohstadt of Union; sister, Nola Tabler of Ephrata, Wash.; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Her husband, son James Hohstadt, two brothers and two sisters died earlier.

Billie Sailer

La Grande

1917-2001

Billie Sailer of La Grande died July 22 at a local care center. She was 84.

A service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Cemetery, with the Rev. Janet Farrell of the La Grande United Methodist Church officiating.

Mrs. Sailer was born Jan. 2, 1917, to Carl and Jewell Lassiter McClure in Ontario.

She grew up and graduated from high school in Weiser, Idaho. She came to La Grande to attend La Grande Business College and worked for the Root Beer Stand and also for her father, who had Wylie Monument Co.

She married Orval Sailer on Oct. 6, 1933, in Weiser, Idaho. They made their home in La Grande.

Mrs. Sailer was active in the La Grande United Methodist Church, where she worked in the office and on several church projects and was a member of the Wesleyan Circle.

She belonged to Ladies Society of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Order of Eastern Star, Elks Ladies and a Good Sam Club.

Mrs. Sailer enjoyed bowling, playing cards (especially bridge), fishing, boating and camping.

She is survived by her husband; a son, Leonard of Hermiston; a daughter, Sandy Tucker of Hermiston; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Lee Murray of Lafayette and Barbara Kelly of The Dalles; and other relatives.

A brother died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.

Laura Stafford

La Grande

1961-2001

Laura Lorraine Stafford, 40, of La Grande and formerly of Salt Lake City, died July 20 at Grande Ronde Hospital. No public service will be held. Private family services will be held later.

Miss Stafford was born May 26, 1961, to Bill and Lorraine (Phillips) Stafford in Salt Lake City. She graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing in 1990 from Eastern Oregon University. She loved the outdoors and loved to be with animals.

She was dearly loved by her family and will be missed, family members said.

Survivors include her parents in Santa Clara, Utah; son, Patrick Alan Stafford of Salt Lake City; twin sister Linda and her husband, Joe Wendt of Santa Clara; and a brother, Lance Stafford of San Diego.

Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dorr Edward White

La Grande

1913-2001

Dorr Edward White of La Grande died July 21 at a local care center. He was 87.

A service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, with Sally Wiens officiating. Burial will be at the Island City Cemetery.

Mr. White was born Sept. 6, 1913, to Ralph and Ethel Ottinger White in Willow Springs, Mo. His mother died in childbirth and he was raised by an aunt until he was 5. He then came to Oregon and was raised by his father and stepmother, Stella.

Mr. Whites first wife, Blanche Hardy, died in 1958. In 1965, he married Lorene Kinzer in Baker City. She died in 1969.

Mr. White worked for the state highway department on the Elgin maintenance crew until his retirement in 1977.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Eagles Lodge. In his younger years, he was active with the Elgin Stampeders. He enjoyed flyfishing and growing a flower garden.

Mr. White is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Del Latham of Beavercreek, and Donna and Jerry Williams of La Grande, stepsons Tom Kinzer of Texas and Sam Kinzer of Everett, Wash., half-brothers Lawrence White of California and Clyde White of La Grande: half-sisters Lucille Peggy Higgenbotham of Portland, Virginia Ginger Fenn of La Grande and Reola Glenn of Summerville, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

A brother, Eugene, died earlier.

Contributions may be made to the Dorr White Memorial Fund, which will help nursing students, in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.

Ardath Windolph

Mount Angel

1913-2001

Ardath Windolph, 87, of Mount Angel and formerly of Union County, died July 22.

A service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Providence Benedictine Chapel in Mount Angel. Private burial will be at Valley Memorial Park in Hillsboro.

Mrs. Windolph was born on July 23, 1913, in La Grande to Vesta and Wayne Frizzell. She attended elementary school in Pleasant Grove and graduated from Imbler High School.

She married Herman Windolph in 1946. They lived in Portland where she was a waitress for the Heathman Hotel and others.

In the 1960s she began working for Glencoe High School in the audio-visual department. She retired in 1970.

She and her husband lived on a farm in the Portland area where they raised sheep, chickens, rabbits and mules. They rode their mules from the farm to the coast, and attended the Bishop, Calif. Mule Days for many years.

Mr. Windolph died in 1993.

Mrs. Windolph loved animals and the outdoors and later in her life enjoyed reading.

Survivors include a brother, Ralph Frizzell of Summerville, four nephews and a niece.

Contributions may be made to the Providence Benedictine Nursing Center in Mount Angel.

Unger Funeral Chapel of Mount Angel is handling arrangements.

Dolores Gaines

La Grande

1913-2001

Dolores Gaines, 88, of La Grande, died July 24. A funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Nazarene, 109 18th St., with Pastor Brent Clapp officiating. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Gaines was born March 15, 1913, to James and Marg Dole in Post Falls, Idaho. She graduated from high school in Corning, Calif., and married William F. Gaines on Aug. 20, 1939.

The couple lived in Prospect, Medford and Lakeview before moving to La Grande in 1981. She was a member of the Nazarene church and played both the piano and organ. She loved her flower garden and her family.

Survivors include her husband of La Grande; her sons, Gerald Gaines of Winthrop, Wash., and David Gaines of Cove, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nazarene Church.

Donald Oswald

Donald Oswald, 96, of La Grande died Tuesday at a local care facility.

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

Olive Craig

Olive G. Craig, 85, of La Grande and formerly of North Powder, died July 24 at a local care center. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grays West and Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, with Sally Wiens officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Dolores Gaines

La Grande

1913-2001

Dolores Gaines, 88, of La Grande, died July 24. A funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Nazarene, 109 18th St., with Pastor Brent Clapp officiating. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Gaines was born March 15, 1913, to James and Marg Dole in Post Falls, Idaho. She graduated from high school in Corning, Calif., and married William F. Gaines on Aug. 20, 1939. Mr. Gaines died earlier.

The couple lived in Prospect, Medford and Lakeview before moving to La Grande in 1981. She was a member of the Nazarene church and played both the piano and organ. She loved her flower garden and her family.

Survivors include her sons, Gerald Gaines of Winthrop, Wash., and David Gaines of Cove, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nazarene Church.

Olive Craig

La Grande and formerly of North Powder

1915-2001

Olive Gorham Craig, 85, of La Grande and formerly of North Powder, died July 24 at a local care center. The service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grays West and Company in Baker City with Sally Wiens officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Craig was born Olive Gorham on Oct. 25, 1915, in North Powder. She graduated from high school there and married Harold Craig in 1934 in Pendleton. The couple farmed and lived in North Powder until 1956 when they moved to Lebanon and then Portland where they ran a catering service and a boarding house.

She was a member of the Methodist church and played in a dance band.

Survivors include her children, H. Lowell Craig, Denny Craig, Randy Craig, Katharine Stauffer and Karen Yates; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Audrey Yarber and Marlene Bowman; and her brothers, Noel Gorham and Marlin DeHaas.

Her husband, two brothers, Owen and Gordon Gorham, and two sisters, Lorene Karrels and Lena Fuchs, died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the Huntingtons Disease Society

in care of Grays West and Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City.

David Dummer

Joseph

1940-2001

David Duane Dummer, 61, of Joseph died July 23 at his home of natural causes. He had owned Dummer Drugs in Joseph. A potluck lunch will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at Joseph High School.

Mr. Dummer was born July 18, 1940, to Fritz and Lou Dummer in Willow Creek, Minn. He served in the Air Force and worked as a pharmacist.

Survivors include his wife, Rhonda of Joseph; his father; his sons, Patrick Weller of San Francisco, Dean Dummer of Aloha, Lance Weller of Avon, Colo., Kelly Dummer of Alpharetta, Ga.; his stepsons, Rolie Bartlett of Enterprise and Clark Bartlett of Joseph; six grandchildren; his brothers, Ron Dummer of Beaverton and Bruce Dummer of Lake Oswego; and a sister, Diana Scott of Beaverton.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Patricia Duborko

La Grande

1940-2001

Patricia Joy Duborko, 60, of La Grande, died July 18 at Grande Ronde Hospital. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., with Pastor Frank Wiens of the First Baptist Church officiating.

Mrs. Duborko was born Oct. 22, 1940, to Hilmer and Joy Ferrell Peterson in Ontario. She attended school in La Grande and worked for many years as a cook at Grande Ronde Hospital.

Survivors include two grandchildren and other relatives. A daughter, Tammy Moore, and brothers, Gene and Glenn Peterson, all died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the Patricia Duborko Memorial Fund in care of Daniels Chapel.

Rusty Mayfield

Barbara Rusty Mayfield, 66, of La Grande, died July 26 at her home. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will be published later.

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