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Home arrow Obituaries arrow Obituaries for the week ending August 11, 2007

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Obituaries for the week ending August 11, 2007

Eloise Cornwell, 87, of Wallowa County and

La Grande, died Aug. 2 at a care center in La Grande. At her request, there will be no service.

She was born Feb. 8, 1920, to Arthur C. and Nettie L. (Beam) Haggerty in Enterprise. On July 5, 1938, she married Leonard L. Cornwell.

Eloise worked as a linotype operator for the Wallowa County Chieftain for many years. After retiring, she and Leonard enjoyed traveling in "Big Brown," their converted bus. They spent winters in Arizona and summers in Wallowa County.

Eloise is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judi and Terry Holbrook of Enterprise; grandsons and their wives, Ron and Denise Holbrook of Broomfield, Colo., and Dan and Barbara Holbrook of Keizer; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a brother, Vaughn Haggerty.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wallowa County EMTs, the American Cancer Society or any other charity in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main Street, Enterprise, 97828.

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Marvin Monroe Crumley, 76, of Elgin, died Aug. 4 on the Snake River near Huntington. A memorial will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Gray's West and Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. in Baker City. Viewing will run from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be at a later date at the Willamette National Cemetery. A reception will run from 4 to 6 p.m. at Marvin and Billie's home after the memorial.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of Gray's West and Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City 97814.

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Carol Andrea Hesus, 50, of Eugene and formerly of Baker County died July 31 at

3:30 a.m. after a four-month battle with throat cancer. A celebration of life will begin at 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Eugene. A family gathering will be held in Halfway next summer.

Andrea was born in Baker in 1957. She attended schools in Baker and graduated from Pine Eagle High School in Halfway. She met Frederick Hesus while attending Eastern Oregon State College. They married in 1978 and moved to Halfway to live near Andrea's family. In 1985, Andrea and Fred moved their family to Ponapei and then to Guam where Andrea raised her three children. In 2004, Andrea and Fred moved to Eugene to be closer to their children. She was diagnosed with throat cancer on March 16, 2007.

Andrea's family says she was a devoted mother, loyal wife and a caring friend. They say she was an extremely hard worker with a firm belief in teamwork and doing the right thing.

Andrea is survived by her husband, Frederick Blodak Hesus; son, Roderick Ngeskebei Hesus and daughters, Alma Fumiko Hesus and Eileen Resong Hesus, all of Eugene; parents, Martin and Carol Andrea (Steele) McKim of Halfway; brothers, Richard McKim and wife Kathy of Kuna, Idaho, Ivan McKim and wife, Susan, and Douglas McKim of Halfway; sister, Harriet Cable and husband Jeff of Pendleton; many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to help the family with medical expenses in care of Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home P.O. Box 543, Halfway 97834.

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Marvin Monroe Crumley, 76, of Elgin, died Aug. 4 at the Snake River near Huntington.

Visitation will run from noon to 3 p.m. today and memorial services will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Gray's West and Company Pioneer Chapel in Baker City. Following the service, friends are invited to join the family for a reception at the home of Billie and Marvin from 4 to 6 p.m.

Marvin was born May 25, 1931, to Virgil Monroe and Margaret Grasser Crumley in Princeton, Idaho. He was raised on a farm in Princeton. During school, Marvin excelled in football and basketball.

He spent his summers as a volunteer firefighter for the Forest Service. In 1951, at 20 years old, Marvin joined the Navy and served four years. During his service, Marvin met Billie Sharon Southland and they married on March 10, 1954. The couple lived most of their life in Portland, just recently retiring and moving to Elgin.

Marvin loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Billie, of Elgin; children and their spouses, Cheri Stone and her husband, Tim, of Clackamas, Lynda Wadley and her husband, Ken, of Clackamas, Renee Faddis of Vancouver, Wash., Bryan Crumley and his wife, Cindie, of Portland, and Brenda Crumley and her husband, John, of Elgin; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Melvin Crumley, and his wife, Evelyn of Potlatch, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association in care of Gray's West and Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City 97814.

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