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Obituaries for the day of September 22, 2011
Whittle, Kincade, Richard
LOCAL FUNERALS AND VISITATIONS
Sept. 24 — Hobert Nelson, funeral, 11 a.m., First Baptist Church, 1701 Sixth St., La Grande
Sept. 24 — Dennis Richard, memorial service, 11 a.m., Center for Human Development, 2301 Cove Ave., La Grnde
Sept. 24 — David E. Sherod, 1 p.m., Enterprise LDS Church; internment at Wallowa Cemetery to follow
Sept. 24 — Patricia L. Kincade, memorial service, 2 p.m., Loveland Funeral Chapel
Sept. 25 — Allan Linde, potluck celebration, 2 p.m., 62851 Philynda Loop, Island City
Sept. 25 — Bob A. Whittle, celebration of life, 2 p.m., Northeast Oregon Public Transit Building Conference Center, 2204 E. Penn, La Grande
Sept. 25 — Star Longley, celebration of life, 4 p.m., pow wow grounds, Wallowa; potluck to follow
Oct. 1 — Gladys Nobles, celebration of life, 3 p.m., Enterprise Elks Lodge; dinner to follow
Formerly of La Grande
1 p.m. Saturday at the Cowboy Church, Highway 395, in Hermiston, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Northeast Oregon Public Transit Building Conference Center, 2204 E. Penn., in La Grande.
Bob was born Dec. 27, 1946, in La Grande to Jack R. and Delores L. Whittle. He attended 19 schools due to his father’s military career, eventually graduating from Tustin High School in California.
Bob met his future wife, Carmen M. Whittle, in Southern California, where they married in May 1970. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Eastern Oregon. Bob was employed by the La Grande City Police Department and later worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. He owned and operated his own business, Columbia Basin Sheds, until his retirement.
An expert marksman, Bob was a firearm instructor throughout his law enforcement career. For many years, he coached Optimist Football in La Grande and his daughters’ softball teams in Hermiston. He enjoyed playing softball, hunting, fishing, golfing and gold mining.
Survivors include his wife, Carmen; daughters, Renee Nichole Sauder of San Clemente, Calif., Christina Whittle-Johnson of Manhattan Beach, Calif., Karla Wehbie of Oceanside, Calif., and Lori Ann Whittle; five grandchildren; and a niece, Michelle Willson, and family of La Grande.
Patricia was born March 16, 1931, to Roy and Esther (Griffith) Workinger in The Dalles.
The mother of seven children, Patricia enjoyed her life with her family, having a house full for holidays and birthdays, standing room only.
Survivors include her children and their spouse, Valeria and Frank Maetas, Beverly and Jim Givens, Lynn Houston, Lester Kincade, Jill and Frank Ganung, Kevin and Stacie Kincade and Beau and Darla Kincade; and 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Dennis was born Aug. 29, 1947, in Brush, Colo., to Loren and Lillian (Chvatal) Richard. He was a beloved member of the New Day Enterprises family. Dennis lived and worked at New Day since May 2, 1985.
Survivors include his brothers, Ryan Richard of Sequim, Wash., and Scott Richard of Walla Walla. He was preceded in death by his parents.