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

Obituaries for the day of September 22, 2011

Whittle, Kincade, Richard


Sept. 22 & 23 — Jackie L. Jensen, funeral, Sept. 23, 2 p.m., LDS Church on Gekeler; viewings, Sept. 22, 6 to 8 p.m., Loveland Funeral Chapel, and Sept. 23, 1 to 1:45 p.m., LDS Church; dedication of grave, Hillcrest Cemetery

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


Bob A. Whittle

Formerly of La Grande


Bob Allen Whittle, 64, formerly of La Grande, died Aug. 27 at his daughter’s residence in San Diego. There will be two celebration of life services:

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 L. Kincade

La Grande


Patricia L. Kincade, 80, of La Grande, died Sept. 17 at her residence. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Loveland Funeral Chapel.

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 J. Richard

La Grande


Dennis James Richard, 64, of La Grande, died Sept. 20 at his home. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Center for Human Development, 2301 Cove Ave., La Grande. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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.


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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