OBITUARIES FOR JULY 29 - AUGUST 3, 2002

August 11, 2002 11:00 pm

Mary Conner

Mary Conner, 81, of La Grande, died Saturday at Grande Ronde Hospital.

Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels Chapel of the Valley.

Alma Norby

Alma Norby, 99, of La Grande, died Sunday in Baker City.

Arrangements will be announced later by Daniels Chapel.

Eddy A. Erickson

Elgin

1948-2002

A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Elgin Stampede Hall for Eddy Allan Erickson, 54, of Elgin, who died July 26 at his home outside of Summerville.

A potluck will follow the service. People are asked to bring their own drinks.

Visitation was scheduled to begin today at 1 p.m. at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande.

Mr. Erickson was born June 4, 1948, to Milton Herschel and Lorrene Berniece Horn Erickson in La Grande. He grew up in Elgin and graduated from Elgin High School in 1967. He also had a residence in Hermiston.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and other time spent outdoors.

Family members said he had a great sense of humor and enjoyed giving a helping hand to neighbors and friends.

Mr. Erickson is survived by brothers, Milton Randy Erickson of Sparks, Nev., and Tony Rene Erickson and his wife, Tina, of Elgin, many aunts and uncles and other relatives.

His parents and a brother, Marvin Dale Erickson, died earlier.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Heart Association, 1425 N.E. Irving No. 100, Portland 97232-4201.

‘Cub' Wagoner

La Grande

1913-2002

James Carol "Cub" Wagoner, 88, of La Grande died July 25 at a local care center.

The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the LDS Stake Center, 1802 Gekeler Lane. Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday in the Primary Room before the service.

Burial will follow at the Summerville Cemetery.

Mr. Wagoner was born Dec. 25, 1913, to John James and Amanda Octavia Pritchard Wagoner in Rone Mountain, Tenn., and moved with his family to Union County when he was 1. He graduated from Imbler High School, where he was class president, and attended Eastern Oregon Normal School where he played baseball. He married Marjorie Perry on Nov. 29, 1934, in Imbler.

He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad as a brakeman and was president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. He owned and ran the Summerville Store. He was a member of the First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and past president of the Eagles Lodge in La Grande.

He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons, sons-in-law and his grandchildren.

Survivors include children and their spouses, Muriel Wagoner, Darrell and Sis Wagoner, and Sharon Coalwell, all of La Grande, and Robert and Marilyn Wagoner of Ferron, Utah, 18 grandchildren, 45 great-great-grandchildren and three step-brothers. His wife and a son, Danny Wagoner, both died earlier.

Mary Jane Conner

La Grande

1920-2002

Mary Jane Conner, 81, of La Grande died July 27 at Grande Ronde Hospital. At her request there will be no public service. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Conner was born Nov. 25, 1920, to George and Anna Benton Driskell in

La Grande. She attended school in La Grande and married Robert L. Marks in the spring of 1936. After a divorce she married William Henry Conner in July of 1945. She was a homemaker and a member of the Eagles and the Royal Neighbors. In her later years she was an avid bowler and won many awards. She baked her own bread and loved her garden. She enjoyed camping, fishing and taking trips to the coast.

Survivors include sons, Larry Marks of Cove, Marion Marks of Springfield, Richard Marks of John Day and John Conner of Yakima, Wash., 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and other relatives. Her husband and a daughter, Elizabeth Marks Olsen, a sister, Opal Graham and brothers, Harold Tingay, Ted Driskell and George "Bill" Driskell, all died earlier.

Russell Kullman

Union

1916-2002

Russell William Kullman, 85, of Union died July 26 at a local care center. A graveside service began at 10 this morning at the Union Cemetery with Norman Shrumm of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Kullman was born Oct. 2, 1916, to William and Stella Agnes Wiltse Kullman in Wall Lake, Iowa. He graduated from high school in Cherokee, Iowa, and attended Buena Vista College in Buena Vista, Iowa. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II as a bombardier. He was a 32nd-degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner.

Survivors include a son, William L. Kullman of Union, and four grandchildren. Two grandchildren and a brother, Eugene "Hoot" Kullman, all died earlier.

Alma Norby

La Grande

1903-2002

Alma Maria Norby, 99, of La Grande died July 28 at a care center in Baker City. A graveside service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Island City Cemetery with Father Hank Albrecht officiating. Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.

Mrs. Norby was born April 15, 1903, to Anton and GuriAnna Sater Haugness at Mason, Wis. She and her sisters were sent to Norway to live with relatives when she was 5 years old after her mother's death. She returned to the United States when she was 16 years old and lived for a while with her father and his new family in Sandpoint, Idaho. She attended school in Spokane and later in Seattle, where she married Alvin Norby in 1928. The couple settled in La Grande. She loved people, making people laugh, and making others feel good about themselves.

Survivors include children, Dr. Lynn Norby of Spokane, Gladys Jones of Waterford, Calif., and Carol Clark of La Grande, four grandchildren, her half-sisters, Rachel Stueckle of Federal Way, Wash., Altona Wigen of La Crosse, Wash., Dagmar Kirking of Sagle, Idaho, a half-brother, Haakon Haugness of Boise, and other relatives.

Her husband, her sisters, Gerti Camyn, Olga Furset and a half-sister, Hazel Jensen, all died earlier.

‘Cub' Wagoner

La Grande

1913-2002

James Carol "Cub" Wagoner, 88, of La Grande died July 25 at a local care center. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the LDS Stake Center, 1802 Gekeler Lane. Viewing will be from 5 to 7 tonight at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday before the service. Burial will follow at the Summerville Cemetery.

Mr. Wagoner was born Dec. 25, 1913, to John James and Amanda Octavia Pritchard Wagoner in Rone Mountain, Tenn. He graduated from Imbler High School, where he was class president, and attended Eastern Oregon Normal School, where he played baseball. He married Marjorie Perry on Nov. 29, 1934, in Imbler.

He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad as a brakeman and was president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. He owned and ran the Summerville Store. He was a member of the First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and past president of the Eagles Lodge in La Grande. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons, sons-in-law and his grandchildren.

Survivors include children and their spouses, Loren Wagoner, Darrel and Sis Wagoner, and Sharon Coalwell, all of La Grande, and Robert and Marilyn Wagoner of Ferron, Utah, 18 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. His wife, a son, Danny Wagoner, and three stepbrothers all died earlier.

Bob Ferrell

Robert Ernest Ferrell, 84, of Enterprise died Wednesday at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Aug. 10 at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Enterprise. Bollman Funeral Home is in charge of

arrangements.

Fred Peterson

Formerly of Union

1914-2002

Fred W. Peterson, 88, of Woodburn and formerly of Union died July 30. A graveside service with military honors will begin at 3 p.m. today in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Mr. Peterson was born July 28, 1914, in Union. He graduated from Union High School in 1932 and served in the Navy during World War II. He married Verda Feuerhelm on Aug. 6, 1946, at Baker City. She died June 7, 2002. He worked as a logger, and the couple moved first to Pendleton in 1979 and then to Woodburn in 1980.

He enjoyed gardening and reading.

Survivors include a son, Donald Peterson of Milwaukie, one grandchild and a brother, Marion Peterson of Union.

Memorials may be made to Doernbecher Children's Hospital in care of Cornwell Colonial Chapel, P.O. Box 214, Woodburn 97071.

Delmar A. Hansell

Delmar A. Hansell, 85, of La Grande died today at his home. A full obituary will be published later. Loveland Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Bob Ferrell

Enterprise

1918-2002

Robert Ernest Ferrell, 84, of Enterprise died July 31 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. August 10 at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Enterprise.

Bollman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ferrell was born May 31, 1918, to Ernest and Edna Ferrell in Klondike and grew up on the family farm near Wasco. He graduated from The Dalles High School at age 16 and as a teen-ager climbed Mount Hood. He married Mildred Hattenhauer on Jan. 12, 1941, at her parents' home in The Dalles. He served in the Army artillery in North Africa and Italy during World War II before attending the University of Oregon. He worked for First National Bank of Oregon in Condon, Union and Hood River, where he was assistant manager, and as manager of the Moro and Enterprise branches. He retired in 1974.

The couple enjoyed golf and wintered in Tempe, Ariz., for many years. He was a member of the Elks and St. Patrick's Episcopal Church. He enjoyed fishing and bird-hunting with his German shorthair dogs.

Survivors include his daughters, Nancy Ingram and Judy Fletcher, both of Enterprise, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His wife and two sisters, Irma Morrison of The Dalles, and Elda Clough of Tule Lake, Calif., all died earlier.

‘Del' Hansell

La Grande

1917-2002

Delmar A. "Del" Hansell, 85, of La Grande died Aug. 1 at his home. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., with Pastor Gary Hood officiating.

Mr. Hansell was born Feb. 3, 1917, to William Henry and Lydia Bullis Hansell in Corvallis. He attended Corvallis and Newport high schools and married Ernestine "Teen" Gardener on Nov. 12, 1947, in Caldwell, Idaho.

The couple moved to Baker City in 1950 and to La Grande in 1956. He was employed by the La Grande School District as a custodian and grounds worker for over 26 years and retired in 1982.

He was known for his love of fishing, the outdoors and his family.

Survivors include his wife of La Grande, children and their spouses, Mike Hansell, Patti Nagy and Ginny Lambert, all of La Grande, Scott and Cheryl Hansell of Corvallis, David Hansell and his special friend Mike, both of Seattle, Betty and Bill Owen of Imbler, 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three sisters, Laverne Martin of King City, and Jean Black and Beverly Howard, both of Corvallis. A son, Wally, a grandson, two sisters and a brother all died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Grande Ronde Hospital Home Care Services in care of Loveland Chapel.

Lola Watts

Formerly of the Grande Ronde Valley

1913-2002

Lola Watts, 89, of Portland and formerly of the Grande Ronde Valley, died July 27. There will be no service, and burial will be at the Union Cemetery. Riverview Abbey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Watts was born July 18, 1913, to Fred and May Mayotte in Union. She married Alpha Watts in 1932, and the couple lived most of their lives in the Grande Ronde Valley. He died in 1975.

She was a homemaker and loved both gardening and dancing. She went dancing at every opportunity with her long-time friend, Loren Blanchard, and taught round-dancing for several years in La Grande.

Survivors include her daughter, Pat Payne of Portland, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.