OBITUARIES FOR JULY 8 - 13, 2002

August 05, 2002 11:00 pm

‘Maggie' Pieper

Formerly of La Grande

Rose "Maggie" Pieper, 64, of Polson, Mont., and formerly of La Grande died Monday at her home of natural causes. A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lakeview Cemetery with Stephen Pieper officiating. Grogan Funeral Home in Polson is in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will be published later.

Wallace Hansell

La Grande

1954-2002

Wallace Arthur Hansell, 48, of La Grande died July 7 in an automobile accident. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., with Pastor Gary Hood officiating. Burial will be private. Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Daniels Chapel.

Mr. Hansell was born July 5, 1954, to Delmar and Teen Gardner Hansell in La Grande. He graduated from La Grande High School in 1971. He kept a barber's shop in the Geiser Hotel in Baker City and for the past nine years the La Grande Barber Shop on Depot Street. He married Koreen Frederick on Sept. 25, 1997, in Elko, Nev. He enjoyed flying his para-plane, fishing, gardening, skiing, bowling, painting and being with his kids.

Survivors include his wife of La Grande; children, Daniel and Beth Hansell, both of Baker City; his parents of La Grande; brothers and sisters, Michael Hansell, Patti Nagy and Ginny Lambert, all of La Grande, and Scott Hansell of Corvallis, David Hansell of Seattle and Betty Owen of Imbler, and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to the Oregon Diabetes Association in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley.

Betty Botts

Joseph

1923-2002

Betty Botts, 79, of Joseph died June 30 at Wallowa Valley Care Center in Enterprise. A memorial service was held July 5. Private burial will take place at Prairie Creek Cemetery. Bollman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Botts was born June 27, 1923, to Harrison and Gertrude Mays in Portland. She graduated from Joseph High School in 1941 as salutatorian and attended Kinman Business University in Spokane, Wash. She worked as a secretary in Lewiston and in Milton-Freewater, and in 1946 she married Lt. M.F. Perez in Phillipsburg, Kan.

After a divorce she married Garald Botts on Dec. 23, 1959. The couple built a house on the site of the old Mays' place in Joseph on what is now West Fourth Street. She worked for Dr. Jim Coffman and for Dr. Robert Blackburn until 1985. She was a member of the Beta Xi chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, the Hurricane Creek Grange, the VFW Auxiliary, a women's bridge group and a bowling league. She enjoyed animals.

Survivors include her husband of Joseph; a daughter and son-in-law, Elaina and Paul Griffiths of Austin, Texas, and a sister, Louise Chase of Joseph. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Wallowa County in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise 97828.

Floyd Marcum

Formerly of Wallowa County

Floyd Marcum, 95, of Silverton and formerly of Wallowa County died July 2 at a care center. Survivors include two sons, Bob Marcum of Silverton and Harold Marcum of Enterprise; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and a brother, Carl Marcum of Spearfish, S.D.

Maggie Pieper

Formerly of La Grande

1938-2002

Georgia Rose "Maggie" Pieper, 64, of Polson, Mont., and formerly of La Grande died July 8 at her home of natural causes. Burial was at Lakeview Cemetery with Stephen Pieper officiating. Grogan Funeral Home in Polson was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Pieper was born May 17, 1938, to George W. and Elizabeth Jane Caparoon Mackey in Brookings. She married Cliff Pieper on Jan. 24, 1955, in Reno. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, collecting antiques and caring for her family.

Survivors include her husband of Polson, her father of Roseburg, children and their spouses, Bradley and Maria Pieper of Irrigon, Steve and Martina Pieper of Dixon, Mont., T.J. and Eva Mione of Grants Pass, Suzanne Camille Pieper of Coquille and seven grandchildren.

Azalee Hockett

Joseph

1914-2002

Azalee Hockett, 88, of Joseph died July 9 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. A funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Joseph Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Enterprise Cemetery. Bollman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hockett was born Feb. 12, 1914, to Milton and Ethel Ryder Bennett in La Grande. She married Ray A. Hockett, who died earlier.

Survivors include four sons, David Hockett of Joseph, Dr. Clyde Hockett of Norfolk, Va., Roger Hockett of Seattle, Wash., and John Hockett of Waldport; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a half-brother, Bill Childers of Fairbanks, Alaska. Three sisters, Vale, Opel and Mildred Bennett and three brothers, Dale, Bernard and Lawrence Bennett, all died earlier.

Memorial contributions may be made in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise 97828.

Gladys Sanderson

Elgin

Gladys Nellie Sanderson, 70, of Elgin died at her home Friday.

Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Willetta Vaughn Senter

Formerly of La Grande

Willetta Vaughn Senter, 80, of Pendleton and formerly of La Grande and Baker City, died Thursday in Pendleton.

A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Island City Cemetery with Harold McKay officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Daniels Chapel of the Valley.

A complete obituary will be published later.

Patricia Ledbetter

Elgin

Patricia Lou Ledbetter, 70, of Elgin and formerly of Anchorage, Alaska, died this morning in Elgin.

A complete obituary will be published later. Loveland Funeral Chapel is handling arrangments.