Home News Obituaries OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 9, 2002 CONTINUED
OBITUARIES FROM JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 9, 2002 CONTINUED
Ora Dell Berry
Ora Dell Berry, 95, of Wallowa died Jan. 30 at an Enterprise care center. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wallowa Christian Church with Mel Byers officiating. Burial will be at the Wallowa Cemetery.
Mrs. Berry was born Sept. 21, 1906, to Phillip and Sara Reed Prince in Wallowa. She married John Wesley Berry, who died in 1973. She was a homemaker, a member of the Christian Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and a life member past noble grand of the Carnation Rebekah Lodge. She enjoyed the outdoors, trips to the hunting cabin, picking huckleberries at Mount Adams and trips to Richland to fish and camp.
Survivors include a daughter, Lovelle Rant of Puyallup, Wash., three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a brother, Lester Prince of Union and a sister, Eva Dern of Wallowa. Six brothers and five sisters died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Wallowa Valley Care Center in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise 97828.
Formerly of Enterprise
Delbert A. Quesenberry, 83, of Pendleton and formerly of Enterprise died Feb. 2 at a care center. The funeral begins at 1:30 p.m. today at the Enterprise Community Church. Burial will follow at the Enterprise Cemetery.
Mr. Quesenberry was born March 25, 1918, to Henry Allen and Bertha V. Ownbey Quesenberry.
He graduated from Enterprise High School and married Eula I. McAfee on May 9, 1941, in Sparks, Nev. The couple ran the Trading Post at Wallowa Lake for 20
He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Enterprise, and was the manager of the lodge for several years.
He enjoyed trapping, hunting, fishing and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife and a daughter, Nancy Forth, both of Pendleton, one grandchild, one great-grandson and four step-grandchildren.
Ronny O. Sanders
Ronny Oouchalatah Sanders, 62, died Jan. 28 at his home in La Grande.
A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Interment will be in the Veterans Circle of Grandview Cemetery.
Mr. Sanders was born July 15, 1939, in Vian, Okla., to Boyce O. and Ruby Burton Sanders. The family moved to Estacada, where he went to high school before joining the Navy. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Estacada and worked as a log scaler. He moved to
La Grande in 1988 and worked for Northwest Log Scalers until he retired.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, fly tying and reading.
He is survived by his son, Jeff Sanders of Beaverton; a brother, Jerry of George, Wash.; a sister, Darla Williamson of McCall, Idaho; his mother, also of McCall, and other relatives.
His father died in February 1982.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity, in care of Daniels Chapel, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
Jack Harold Laurence, 60, of La Grande, died Feb. 3 at his home in La Grande following a battle with cancer.
A celebration of life for family and friends will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the La Grande Elks Lodge.
Private family burial will be held later at the Grandview Cemetery. On April 26 an Elks Memorial Service will be held in Springfield.
Mr. Laurence was born July 3, 1941, the son of Harold and Raema Davis Laurence in Baker City. The family later moved to La Grande, and in 1959 he graduated from
La Grande High School.
On Feb. 27, 1970, he married Donna Hermann in La Grande. He owned and operated the family business, Laurences Jewelry, for 38 years and was a master jeweler and watchmaker.
Mr. Laurence loved his family and friends, and he loved the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He entered the Elks Lodge at the age of 21 and served as exalted ruler from 1973 to 1974 and from 1986 to 1987. He served as State Trustee from 1991 to 1992 and was the Northeast District Vice President in 1993. On April 28, 2001, he was installed as the president of the Oregon State Elks Association.
Mr. Laurence was an active community member and was a chamber of commerce ambassador, was a member of the La Grande Cemetery Board and belonged to the La Grande Business Association and the La Grande Country Club. He was a pilot and loved to fly. He enjoyed hunting at the family cabin and fishing from his boat.
He also was an avid golfer and skier and a great bowler, family members said.
Survivors include his wife, Donna of La Grande; children, Joe and Amanda Laurence of Hermiston and Heather Skerik of Beaverton; five grandchildren; his parents, Harold and Raema Laurence of La Grande; mother-in-law, Myrna Hermann of
La Grande; and many aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
His brother, Eric Laurence, died earlier.
Contributions may be made to the Elks Children's Eye Clinic at the Casey Eye Institute; the Meadowood Speech and Hearing Camp for children; or Grande Ronde Home Care Services in care of Daniels Chapel
of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.,
La Grande, 97850.
La Grande and formerly of Haines and North Powder
Leora Beryl Jackie Linkous, 87, of La Grande and formerly of Haines and North Powder died Feb. 4 at her home.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Haines Methodist Church, with a graveside service to follow at the Haines Cemetery.
Mrs. Linkous was born Dec. 23, 1914, to Harold and Cleta Thomasine Ronan Blunt in Walla Walla. She spent most of her childhood in Idaho and California and moved to Baker City in 1940.
She married Oscar Linkous on Aug. 24, 1942, in Caldwell, Idaho. The family lived in Baker and Haines and worked side by side on several ranches.
After retirement the couple moved to North Powder and then to La Grande, where they lived for the last 13 years.She enjoyed horses, especially Clydesdales and her old sorrel horse, Sarge, and belonged to a therapeutic swim club.
Survivors include her husband of La Grande, a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Rich Procsal of La Grande, two grandchildren and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the La Grande Public Library books on tape in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.
William James Travis, 59, of Cove died Feb. 4 at his home. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., with the Rev. Jerry Peters of the Cove Methodist Church officiating. There will be a private burial later.
Mr. Travis was born Sept. 8, 1942, to Garth and Mary Travis in Boise. He served in the Navy and in 1979 he married Donna Stitzel in the Tri-Cities. He worked as a truck driver in various places and the couple moved to Cove 10 years ago. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his wife and a son, Tom Travis, both of Cove; a daughter, Yvonne Travis of Nampa, Idaho; sisters, Sue, Ann and Sandy, all of Boise, and Nancy of La Grande; and other relatives. His parents died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Oregon Lung Association in care of Daniels Chapel.
Alvena Lucinda Coalwell, 77, of La Grande died Feb. 3 at Grande Ronde Hospital. At her request there will be no public services. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Coalwell was born Sept. 9, 1924, to Arthur and Bertha McGuire Williams in Denver, Colo. She came to La Grande in 1932 and in 1939 married Cleon C. Coalwell in Weiser, Idaho. She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.
Survivors include her children, Aloy Collingwood, Katherine Roe and Michael Holmes, all of La Grande, Roylynn Ekxtrom of Renton, Wash., and Mary Ann Lowe of Albuquerque, N.M.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; a brother, Claude Williams of Corvallis and other relatives. Three sisters and three brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Oregon Cancer Society or COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors) in care of Daniels Chapel, 1502 Seventh St.
Nancy Ann Bergstrom, 62, of La Grande died Feb. 2 at a local care center after a long illness. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Bergstrom was born Feb. 28, 1939, to Henry and Jereline Wertz Narron in Santa Rosa, Calif. She attended college there and on Dec. 2, 1971, she married Lawrence Winfred Bergstrom in Carson City, Nev. The couple moved to Union in 1988 and then to La Grande. She was a foster parent and a homemaker. The couple had about 50 foster children through the years. She enjoyed her family, her dogs and ceramics.
Survivors include her husband of La Grande, a daughter and son-in-law, Jereline and Kevin Horn of Overland Park, Kan.; her brothers, Rayne Narron of Boise, and Smoky and Butch Narron, both of Bandon; three grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made to the family in lieu of flowers in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St.
Robert F. Womack, 75, of Wallowa died Feb. 4 at his home. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wallowa Cemetery with Mel Byers officiating.
Mr. Womack was born Sept. 28, 1926, to William and Nellie Pac Womack in Wallowa. He served in the Navy during World War II and married Bethel Larkin on May 27, 1948, in Baker City. He worked as a saw filer.
Survivors include his wife and daughter, Kathy Willett, both of Wallowa, daughters, Sandy LeTourneux of Sheridan and Susie Borgerding of Joseph, six grandchildren and two sisters, Wanda Bruner of Longview, Wash., and Wilma Hawkins of Wallowa. A son, Steven Womack, died earlier.
Memorials may be made to Home Hospice in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise 97828.
Betty Alexander, 86, of Union died Thursday at Grande Ronde Hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Col. William Bream
Col. William Bream, 82, died Thursday at his home in Summerville. Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels Chapel of the Valley.
Lloyd J. Cook, 94, a resident of Baker City who was born and raised in Lostine, died Thursday at his home.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Lostine Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Coles Funeral Home.
R. Betty Alexander, 86, of Union, died Feb. 7 at her home. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., with Sally Wiens officiating. Burial will follow at Cove Cemetery.
Mrs. Alexander was born Sept. 30, 1915, to Claude L. Cad and Mary Williams Cadwell in Union. In 1947 she married Kenneth Alexander in Reno, Nev. The couple farmed at High Valley for many years, and she worked in retail sales before and after her marriage. She and her father had Cadwell Mercantile in Union. After her fathers death, she continued to run the business for several years before selling it. She was a member of the Methodist Church and a charter member of the Cove Sportsmens Club. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, fishing and camping.
Survivors include her husband of Union; a sister-in-law, Leora Simmons of Cove; a brother-in-law, Scotty Baker of Union; and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the Oregon Heart Association or any charity in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley.