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Obituaries for the day of March 16, 2011
McFetridge, Conrad, Martinez
LOCAL FUNERALS AND VISITATIONS
March 19 — Neddie Mitchell, celebration of life, 2 p.m., IOOF Hall, Wallowa
March 19 — Treshia Conrad, funeral service, 10 a.m., Cove Methodist Church
Jackie was born July 24, 1932, in Lewiston to H.M. “Mike” and Joyce (Clark) McFetridge. She grew up in Flora.
In 1941, her family moved to Joseph where she graduated from high school in 1950. She was a cheerleader. In 1950, she was queen of Chief Joseph Days.
After graduating from Joseph High School, she moved to Spokane to attend Kinmen Business School where she met Forrest Goodman. They married in August 1951.
Forrest’s career took Jackie to live overseas with their three children for 15 years. They lived in Japan, Taiwan and Korea.
Jackie was an executive secretary during the years overseas working for the U.S. Naval Exchange System.
In 1977, Jackie and her family moved back to Spokane.
In 1979, Jackie and her family moved to Kent, Wash. She began working for Boeing as a secretary in 1980. She was on the team that built the Boeing 777. She also worked on one of the cruise missile programs. She was very proud of that.
Jackie divorced in 1985. In 1995, Jackie retired from Boeing and moved back to Joseph to enjoy her retired years in the town she loved.
She enjoyed her retirement years reading lots of books and spending time with her parents until their deaths. She enjoyed many summer visits from her grandchildren.
Jackie was involved with the Soroptimists for a short period of time. In 2000, Jackie rode in the Chief Joseph Days parade to celebrate her 50th anniversary as queen.
Jackie is survived by her three children, Steven Goodman of Spokane, Kimberly Akers and her husband, Richard, of Australia and Michael Goodman of Joseph. Michael was Jackie’s caregiver during her illness.
She is also survived by her brother, Gary McFetridge and his wife, Glenda, of Joseph; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Joyce McFetridge.
The family requests that people donate a favorite book to their local libraries in Jackie’s name in lieu of flowers. Or, make a donation to the American Cancer Society.
Treshia E. Conrad
Formerly of Union
Treshia was born Dec. 29, 1906, at Malta, Idaho, daughter of Roy and Ethel Irene (Rice) Emigh. She attended Burley High School in 1923 and Eugene High School in 1924 and 1925. She graduated from Normal Training School in Monmouth, earning her Oregon State Teacher’s Certificate on Sept. 3, 1926.
On Nov. 24, 1926, she married Thomas Eugene Conrad.
Treshia was a teacher, seamstress and homemaker. She lived in many places throughout her life, including Burley, Idaho, Eugene, Monmouth, La Grande, Cove, Union and Hermiston.
She loved sewing, baking, canning, cards, crafts and gardening. She loved covered bridges and was a collector. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Home Extension, Card Club and TOPS. She was honored as Queen of TOPS.
Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Templeton of Hermiston and Valgene Standley of La Grande; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; two great-great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Treshia was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Ethel; sisters, Martha Knapp and Frances Bartron; brothers, Les Emigh, Bill Emigh and Thomas Douglas Emigh; and daughter, Adarene Ogden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org) or the National Breast Cancer Foundation (www.nationalbreastcancer.org).
Loretta J. Martinez
She was born Dec. 14, 1951, to Roderick and Myrtle Frazier in Canyon City. She grew up in the Prairie City area.
Lori enjoyed baking, quilting, crafting and going to yard sales.
Those who knew her say she was a talented painter. She loved keeping in contact with friends and family via Facebook and loved spoiling her grandchildren, which she explained was “only a payback.”
Lori was married to Rudy Martinez until he died in 2002. The couple lived in Prairie City and Halfway and eventually settled in Baker City. While living in Baker City, Lori worked at the Blue and White Cafe and the Inland Cafe.
She enjoyed spending time with her sisters in Elgin. In fact, she lived with them from time to time.
She is is survived by six children: son, Adrian Martinez and his wife, Patty; son, Rudy Martinez; daughter, Tracy Martinez-Williams and her husband, Chad; daughter, Tera Martinez and partner, Bob; daughter, Trudi Lahaie and husband, Ryan; and son, Josh Martinez and wife Kelli. She is also survived by her sister, Georgia Shaffer and her husband, Jack; sister, Debbie Duckett; brother, Rick Frazier and his wife, Tammy; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Lori was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy; and parents, Rod and Myrtle.
The family suggests that memorial contributions go to OHSU Foundation, Colon Cancer Research (Lori’s husband died of colon cancer) in care of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543 Halfway 97834.