May 02, 2004 11:00 pm

Dorothy Bloyed

Dorothy Bloyed, 81, of La Grande died Monday at a local care center. Services are pending, and a full obituary will be published later. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Marian Johnson


Marian S. Johnson, 83, of Wallowa, died April 18.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wallowa Cemetery. A full obituary will follow later.

‘Sally' Bowerman



Sarah "Sally" Bowerman, 81, daughter of former Governor Jay Bowerman, of Joseph died April 14 in Portland. A memorial service was held today at the Joseph United Methodist Church with a reception at the Masonic Hall. A memorial reception will be held in Portland at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Couch Room of the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon St.

Mrs. Bowerman was born March 23, 1923, to Jay and Wayfe Hockett Bowerman in Portland. She graduated from Lincoln High School and moved with her husband to Joseph in the late 1940s, where they ran a ranch for 25 years. She graduated from the University of Oregon and earned a nursing degree in 1969 from Arizona State University. She worked as a nurse in Phoenix, Ariz.,La Grande and Enterprise at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. After her retirement she volunteered a the Wallowa County Museum.

She was a member of the PEO Sisterhood, Beta Sigma Phi, Kappa Alpha Theta, the National Grange, the Cowbelles, Fishtrap, the Write Group and the Joseph United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, writing, traveling, the performing arts, O of U football and her grandson's baseball, basketball and football games.

Survivors include children, Wendy McCullough and Carol Chrisman; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth DeBoie; sons-in-law, Dan DeBoie and Paul Chrisman; four grandchildren and a sister, Jayne Hall. A daughter, Mary DeBoie and siblings, Bill, Dan and Elizabeth Bowerman, all died earlier.

Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the Wallowa County Museum or the Joseph United Methodist Church in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise.

Joan McCormick

Formerly of La Grande


Joan Frances McCormick, 67, of Sagle, Idaho, and formerly of La Grande died April 19 at her home. The funeral will begin at

1 p.m. Friday at the Sandpoint, Idaho, United Methodist Church with pastors Robert and Tori Hicks officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Coffelt Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McCormick was born March 18, 1937, to John and Elizabeth Garity in La Grande. She graduated from La Grande High School in 1955 and married Ron McCormick in 1957 in Boise. She earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the University of Idaho. She lived in La Grande and Salem before moving to Sandpoint in 1966. She taught and served as principal at the Sagle School.

She was a member of the Methodist Church, Alpha Delta Kappa, Beta Sigma Phi, the Panhandle Nile Club and the Sagle Helping Hand Club. She was named Outstanding Young Woman of 1972 by the Jay-C-ettes, and enjoyed volunteering for 4-H, Girl Scouts, Job's Daughters, the American Cancer Society and Hospice.

Survivors include her husband of Sagle; children and their spouses, Gregory and Pam McCormick of Longview, Wash., Mindi and Doug Bradetich of Sagle, and Terri and Cliff Benda of St. Maries, Idaho; and six grandchildren. Her parents and a brother, Bill Fleenor, died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the Calam Shriners' Hospital Transportation Fund, 855 Main St., Lewiston, Idaho 83501.

Nathan Gawith



Nathan Cole Gawith, 1, died April 20 in Elgin of undetermined natural causes. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., with Pastor Roger Cochran of Trinity Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at the Elgin Cemetery.

Baby Gawith was born on April 5, 2003, to Marie Gawith in Colville, Wash. He was being raised by his grandparents in Elgin.

Survivors include his mother, of Republic, Wash.; brothers, William Matichuk of Edmonton, Alberta, and Dallas Matichuk of Elgin; a sister, Janice Marie Gawith, of Elgin; his grandparents Martin and Joylene Boucher of Elgin, and other


Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital in care of Daniels Chapel.

‘JJ' Johnson

Formerly of La Grande


James Jerry "JJ" Johnson, 58, of Phoenix, Ariz., and formerly of La Grande, died April 19 at Keizer Hospital in Portland of natural causes. The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. May 1 at the Summerville Cemetery Chapel with Lance Loveland officiating. A potluck supper after the service will be a the home of Steve and Carol Craig in Summerville.

Mr. Johnson was born Dec. 9, 1945, to Silas James and Velma Lorene Johnson in McAlester, Okla. He graduated from La Grande High School in 1964 and attended Bethany Bible College. He served in the Army National Guard and married Verla Gaywith in 1969. The couple were later divorced. In 1980 he married Carmen Beickel. They were later divorced. He worked for Levitz Furniture for many years and a few years ago moved to Arizona.

Survivors include children, Diane Johnson of Vacaville, Calif., Janine Kelty of Keizer, and James Johnson of Vancouver, Wash.; two grandchildren; two stepchildren, Ben Beickel and Bridgett Patterson; his mother; sisters, Carol Craig of Summerville and Sandy Crawford of Island City; brothers, Paul and Tom Johnson, both of Elgin, David Johnson of Pendleton, and Bob Johnson of La Grande. His father died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Wherity Family Cremation and Burial, 6455 S.W. Nyberg Lane F206, Tualatin 97062-7449.

Annice L. Rowe


The funeral service for Annice L. Rowe, 101, of Enterprise who died Thursday will begin at noon Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Enterprise. A full obituary will be published later.