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Home arrow Obituaries arrow Obituaries for the day of June 22, 2011

Obituaries for the day of June 22, 2011

Galloway, Kern, Parks


June 22 — Terrell Galloway, viewing, 4 to 6 p.m., Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center

June 23 — Terrell Galloway, graveside service, 11 a.m., Elgin Cemetery

June 23 — Jean Kern, graveside service, 2 p.m., Hillcrest East Cemetery

June 24 — Sally Lawry, 11 a.m., Trinity Baptist Church, La Grande

June 24 — Edgar Barton, 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, La Grande

June 24 — Donald “Butch” Hall, service, 2 p.m., Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center

June 25 — Leona Baxter, celebration of life, 1 p.m., Union County Senior Center

June 25 — Edward Wheaton, memorial service, 3 p.m., La Grande Country Club

June 25 — Ruby Davis, memorial service, 2 p.m., Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, La Grande

July 6 — Justine Parks, memorial service, 10 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, La Grande

July 9 — Alice Eft, celebration of life, 4 p.m., lower Catherine Creek State Park, Union

Terrell J. Galloway



Terrell Jewel Galloway, 27, of Elgin, died June 18 at his farm. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Elgin Cemetery. A potluck dinner will follow at the Elgin Community Center Park. Viewing will run from 4 to 6 today at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center. The family requests that attendees come in casual dress.

Terrell was born Feb. 17, 1984, to Steven and Elizabeth Ann (Smith) Galloway in La Grande. He was raised in Elgin and graduated from Elgin High School with the Class of 2002. He received the Most Valuable Player award in football his senior year.

His life was farming since he was a kid, and he said he loved every minute of it. He loved driving around the farm on the Gator with his dogs checking his crops.

Those who knew him say Terrell was an accomplished trapshooter, winning many awards, and was the 1998 Oregon State Handicap Champion. He was a consideration for the US. Olympic Trapshooting Team at one time.

He loved to ride his motorcycle, whether it was just for changing pipe or playing around. He enjoyed hunting deer and elk, riding snowmobiles and bird-hunting with the dogs he trained.

Survivors include his parents of Elgin; sisters, Crystal Galloway and Kimberly Galloway, both of Elgin; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Memorial contributions may be made to CHD or Wallowa Gun Club in care of Daniels-Knopp, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.

Jean Kern

Formerly of La Grande


Jean Kern, 83, of Pendleton and formerly of La Grande, died June 20 at a care center. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hillcrest East Cemetery. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center is in charge of arrangements.

Jean was born Dec. 25, 1927, along with twin sister, Joan, to Elza and Georgie (Scott) Payne in Teckla, Wyo. They had three older brothers, Scott, Harry and Jack. The family moved from Wyoming to Chehalis, Wash., for a short time and then to Telocaset. She attended school at Telocaset and then the family moved to La Grande where she graduated from high school.

Jean always loved horses, especially Arabians. She raised an Arabian stallion and showed him in halter and buggy classes and won numerous ribbons and awards in shows around the Northwest. Those who knew her say she was knowledgeable of all the Arabian horse bloodlines.

She married Robert Kern in 1967 and she had three step-children, Jim Kern, Dale Kern and Patricia Johlke. They bred and showed Arabian horses on a small acreage on Owsley Canyon Road, north of La Grande.

Jean worked as a seed sampler for Del Monte Corp. for 30 years before retiring in 1985.

Survivors include her brother, Scott Payne of Woodburn; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Joan Wark; and brothers, Jack and Harry Payne.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Association in care of Daniels-Knopp, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.

Justine Parks

La Grande


Justine Florence Cade Umbarger Parks, 92, of La Grande, died June 18 at a local care center in La Grande.

Her memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. July 6 at the First Presbyterian Church in La Grande. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Justine was born Sept. 16, 1918, to Osie Elmer Cade and Myrtle M. Williams Cade in La Grande. Her family lived on Jefferson Street until Justine started high school and they moved to Island City. Justine and three friends would walk from Island City to La Grande High School every day to attend school.

A week after she graduated, she married Robert F. Umbarger. They lived on the Umbarger ranch for a few years until they moved to Pendleton. After Justine and Bob divorced, Justine moved back to La Grande, where she met and married Ivan C. Parks. They moved to Union where they purchased a grocery store, which they named Ivan’s Food Store. Justine attended secretarial school and was employed as a secretary for Union County Judge Earle C. Misener.

Justine was an active member of the Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed singing and dancing.

Surviving are her children and their spouses, Ronald Filmore Umbarger of Pendleton, Oneita and Waldo Wilde of El Dorado, Calif., James G. and Kathy Parks of Redmond, Wash., and David Lee Parks of Fallon, Nev. Justine was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan C. Parks.

The Observer publishes free obituaries as a community service. Obituaries are edited to fit news guidelines. Photos are encouraged. Paid space is available for families who would like to include more information.

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