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Home arrow Obituaries arrow OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 8 - NOVEMBER 13, 2004


Angeline Lust Fiedler

La Grande


Angeline Leona Maria Theresa Lust Fiedler, 87, of La Grande died Nov. 3 at a local care center. There will be no local services. A family service will be held later in Colfax, Wash. Mrs. Fiedler was born Oct. 7, 1917, to Phil and Matilda VanDamme DeLange in Wallace, Idaho. She graduated from St. Ignatius School of Nursing and in 1940 she married Martin Lust Jr. He died in 1959.

She worked as a registered nurse at St. Mary's Hospital in Walla Walla and later for the VA Hospital there. In 1963 she married George M. Fiedler.

She was a member of the Catholic Church and the St. Mary's Alumni Association. In Walla Walla she helped with Dress A Living Doll for the Salvation Army. In La Grande she was a 4-H sewing leader and danced with a square dance club.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Jack Johnson of La Grande; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Julie F. Shoemaker of Pullman and other relatives. Her husband died earlier.

Memorials may be made to Grande Ronde Hospital Hospice in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.


Dr. Joseph Paul Frederick

La Grande


Dr. Joseph Paul Frederick, 87 of La Grande died Nov. 5 at his home. Viewing will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday, and a recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 7 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church with Father Hank Albrecht officiating.

Private burial will be held at Hillcrest East Cemetery.

Dr. Frederick was born July 23, 1917, to William Joseph and Agnes Wagner Frederick on the Cowlitz Prairie near Toledo, Wash. He graduated from high school in Puyallup, Wash., in 1936, and graduated from Washington State College in 1940 as a pharmacist. He married Lucille Christine Mitchell in Pullman on Feb. 8, 1941.

He was drafted in 1942 and received a medical discharge due to his asthmatic condition.

He attended Stanford University and graduated from OHSU in 1948, specializing in internal medicine. In 1952 Dr. Stoddard offered him a partnership in the La Grande Clinic. He practiced medicine until his retirement in 1981. He had a large practice, specializing in senior citizen's health needs. People spoke highly of his gentle and caring bedside manner.

He was an avid golfer, and won several trophies in local events. He made a hole-in-one three times in his life. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, rock hounding, spending time at his tree farm, playing cribbage and gin rummy, watching college basketball, feeding the birds and squirrels and watching deer and elk. He knew the names of all the wildflowers and was knowledgeable about local history, especially the local Indian tribes. He was a member of Kiwanis, the Elks and the La Grande Country Club. He also served a term as hospital chief of staff.

Survivors include his wife of La Grande; children, Kris Ann McDonald and Koreen Hansell of La Grande, Joseph Patrick Frederick and Lucy Marie Frederick of San Diego, and Steven Frederick of Olympia, Wash.; a brother Victor Frederick of Spokane and nine grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to any charity in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley.


Flossie Hutchison Sagers

Formerly of Elgin


Flossie Pauline Hutchison Sagers, 85, of Grants Pass and formerly of Elgin died Oct. 23 at Three Rivers Hospital in Grants Pass. At her request, there will be no service. Burial will be in Elgin.

Mrs. Sagers was born July 16, 1919, to Ray and Anna Yarrington Robins in Elgin. She married John Hutchison of La Grande. The couple were later divorce. She married E. Thomas Sagers of Elgin on Feb. 25, 1952. They lived in Elgin, Summerville and Brookings before settling in Grants Pass.

She enjoyed painting china, flower gardening, traveling, dancing, bowling and spending time with her extended family and friends.

Survivors include a son, Jim Hutchison of Hermiston, and a stepson and his wife, Verle and Phyllis Sagers of Klamath Falls; four grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives. A sister, Grace Hammack, two brothers, Horace and Ray Robins, a daughter and son-in-law, Les and Nancy Case, her husband, Tom Sagers, a grandson, Kenneth B. Wadley, and her longtime companion, Elmer Thompson, all died earlier.


Dallas Wilson

Formerly of La Grande


Dallas William Wilson, 90, of Portland and formerly of La Grande, died Nov. 6 at his home.

The funeral will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gresham Funeral Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave., in Gresham. A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at Riverview Cemetery in Boardman.

Mr. Wilson was born Jan. 11, 1914, to Robert Samuel and Minnie Montague Wilson in Cecil. He graduated from Boardman High School and served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He married Etoile S. Simmons in 1942 and worked at M.J. Goss Motors in La Grande in the early 1940s before moving to Portland. He joined Poulson Wilson in 1964 and served as president until his death. He was known as an innovator with a generous nature.

He was a member of Riverside Golf and County Club, and founded and operated Wilson's Willow Run Golf Course on the family farm in Boardman.

Survivors include his wife of Portland; three sisters, Phyllis Baker and Brick Duffy of The Dalles, and Audrey Smith of Portland; and other relatives.

Two brothers, R.E. "Pat" Wilson and Ted Wilson, and three sisters, Imogen Johnston, Elsie McClaskey and Gladys Morrison, all died earlier.

Memorials may be made to Loaves and Fishes or Providence Hospice in care of Gresham Chapel.


Thomas Franklin Pace

La Grande

Thomas Franklin Pace, 87, died Wednesday at his home in La Grande.

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


Walter Sweet

La Grande

Walter Sweet, 73, of La Grande died early this morning at a local care center.

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


Thomas Pace

La Grande


Thomas Franklin Pace, 87, of La Grande died Nov. 10 at his home. A celebration of life will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. Burial will follow at the Island City Cemetery.

Mr. Pace was born Dec. 4, 1916, to Thomas and Edna Barby Pace in Stella, Neb. He attended school in Nebraska and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. He served in the Army, and on April 4, 1947, he married Doris June Jenkins in Lincoln, Neb. He worked in construction all over Oregon, settling in La Grande in 1960. He worked on highway construction crews that built bridges.

He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, wood crafts, making things and cutting wood for the winter months. He had his wood for this winter cut, split and stacked before his death.

Survivors include children and their spouses, Nancy Lou and Bob Carlson of Hermiston and Janice Ann and Bill Bailie of Broken Arrow, Okla.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Delores Coates of Nebraska; and other relatives. His wife died earlier.


Quincy Albert Arnold


Services for Quincy Albert Arnold, 86, of Joseph, who died Tuesday, will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise.


James Leslie

Formerly of La Grande


James William Leslie, 89, of Ocean Park, Wash., and formerly of La Grande died Nov. 9 in Olympia, Wash. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Nov. 20 at the First United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way S.E. in Olympia.

Mr. Leslie was born Dec. 24, 1914, to Glenn Ellsworth and Hanna Theresa Bliss Leslie in Joseph. He attended school there before moving to La Grande where he lived for 20 years. He worked as a bank teller for 41 years and served in the Army during World War II. He earned five air medals, a bronze star and a purple heart. He advanced from the rank of private to major in five years.

On May 20, 1941, he married Marguerite Elizabeth Sampson in Olympia. The couple lived in Nyssa and Ontario, where he served as president of the Ontario City Council, as vice president of the First Interstate Bank, and as president of the Oregon Bankers Association. He had coffee nearly every day with a rowdy crew of miscreants at the Moore Cafe, where in-depth analysis of local sporting events was a key topic.

When he retired in 1976, he was named Grand Marshal of the Christmas Fairyland Parade. The couple moved to Ocean Park where he enjoyed clam digging, salmon fishing, blueberry picking and killing slugs. He was known for his humor, compassion, integrity and grace and was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Elks Club and the First Methodist Church.

Survivors include children, Laura Perkins of Battle Ground, Wash., Rosalie This of Olympia and Roger Leslie of Seattle; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, S. Bliss Leslie of Lake Oswego; a sister, Joanne L. Henrichsen of San Diego; and other relatives.

His wife died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Olympia or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta Ga. 30368-2454.


Phillip D. Yeargain


Phillip "Phil" D. Yeargain, 76, Union, died at his home Nov. 11. Graveside services will begin at 1 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Union Cemetery.

Loveland Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. A complete obituary will be published later.

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