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Home arrow Obituaries arrow Obituaries for the day of October 13, 2011


Obituaries for the day of October 13, 2011

Rhyne, Wright, Tippett


Oct. 15 — Edna Wilhelm, celebration of life, 11 a.m., Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center

Oct. 15 — Iris Bates, funeral service, 3 p.m., La Grande First Presbyterian Church

Oct. 22 — Jim Rhyne, memorial service, 11 a.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gekeler


James ‘Jim’ O. Rhyne

La Grande


James “Jim” Oliver Rhyne, 79, of La Grande, died Oct. 8 at a nursing center in Milton-Freewater. His memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Gekeler Lane in La Grande. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jim was born Dec. 19, 1931, in Colgate, Okla., to William Marion Rhyne and Flossie E. Ennis Rhyne. He grew up in Oklahoma before his family moved to California. Eventually, he moved to La Grande to be closer to his son, Aaron, and his family.

Jim was employed in the construction industry before retirement. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodcarving and playing the guitar. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Surviving are his children and their spouses, Aaron and Susan Rhyne of Union, James Rhyne of Susanville, Calif., John and Cindy Rhyne of Anderson, Calif., Leland and Kathy Rhyne of Roseburg and Terrie and Kurt Petti of Mountain Home, Idaho; four brothers, Truis Rhyne of Sutherlin, Willy Rhyne of Mina, Nev., Mark Rhyne of Colterville, Calif., and Chet Rhyne of Sunland, Calif.; one sister, Ruthie Driggers of Grants Pass; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Jode Rhyne; his former wife, Donna Collier; his parents, William and Flossie; and a sister, Margie Goodwin.


Delores J. Wright

Formerly of La Grande


Delores Jean Wright, 78, of Otis and formerly of La Grande, died Oct. 6 at home with her husband, Harold, and fourth son, Scott, present along with Samaritan North Lincoln Hospice. She died of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, Lupus and Sjorgren’s Syndrome.

A funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lincoln City. An open casket viewing will run from 10 to 10:30 prior to the service. A graveside service will begin at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Delores was born Sept. 12, 1933, to Walter John Dicus and Mary Emma (Christiano) Dicus at St. Mary’s Hospital in Walla Walla.

She is survived by her husband, Harold; sister, Mary Ann (Dicus) Bird; and six sons and four daughters-in-law, Danny and Le Ann (Walker), Leigh and Lisa (Knight), Gary, Scott, Dana and Sherri (Coles) and Walter and Nancy (Brown). She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and twin nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any foundation connected to Alzheimer’s, Lupus or Sjorgren’s Syndrome.


Beverly M. Tippett


Beverly M. Tippett, 85, of Enterprise, died Oct. 12. A service will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at Enterprise Christian Church. A full obituary will be available later. Bollman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center posts unedited obituaries at www.danielsknopp.com, and Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory posts obituaries at www.lovelandfuneralchapel.com.



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