OBITUARIES FOR MAY 10 - 15, 2004

May 24, 2004 11:00 pm

Mabel Lewis



Mabel I. Lewis, 99, of Enterprise died May 5 at a care center in Wallowa.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday at the Prairie Creek Cemetery, Joseph, with Wayne Cook officiating. Internment will follow.

Mrs. Lewis was born April 1, 1905 to Raymond and Ora Bell Dixon Dreisbach in Meriden, Kan. In September 1923 she married Warren M. Storer at Roundup, Mont. The couple were married for more than 35 years when Mr. Storer passed away in 1958.

On June 9, 1959, Mrs. Lewis married James George Lewis in Las Vegas, Nev. Mr. Lewis passed away in July 1980.

Mrs. Lewis was also preceded in death by one son, Ray Storer. She is survived by two daughters, Betty Louise Goffena and Mary Alice Baker; a son, Robert Storer; a sister, Marie Eden; a brother, Orville Dreisbach; a nephew, Lee Dreisbach; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Donations in memory of Mrs. Lewis may be made either to the Wallowa Valley Care Center, Enterprise, the First Baptist Church, Enterprise, or to the charity of one's choice in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise 97828.

Gerald Roberts

La Grande


Gerald Lee Roberts, 62, of La Grande died May 6 while camping in the mountains near Hereford.

There will be no public services. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to the charity of one's choice. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is handling arrangements.

Mr. Roberts was born Oct. 29, 1941, in La Grande to Jesse and Maurine (Baker) Roberts. He graduated from high school in Milton Freewater. On June 6, 1963, he married Billie K. Wilson in Wallowa.

Mr. Roberts worked for Boise Cascade until his retirement three years ago. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved the mountains, hunting and mining. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Billie of La Grande; sons and their wives, Jesse and Yvonne Roberts of Union, Troy Roberts of La Grande, and Ladd and Wendy Roberts of Union; five grandchildren; two brothers, Greg Roberts of Pendleton and Danny Roberts of Port Angeles, Wash.; one sister, Judy Heller of Hillsboro; and other relatives and friends.

Gerry Haydock

La Grande


Hazel Geraldine "Gerry" McNeill Haydock, 82, of La Grande, died May 7 at Grande Ronde Hospital.

A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center on Gekeler Lane in La Grande, with Bishop Wesley Rampton conducting.

Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande.

Hazel Geraldine McNeill Haydock was born June 21, 1921, the daughter of Sidney Louis and Arvilla Elizabeth Christenson McNeill in Reith.

She was raised in La Grande and attended La Grande schools until her graduation in 1938. After high school she attended beauty college in Salem.

On April 25, 1943, she married Arthur Haydock in Tacoma. They lived in the Seattle area for a short time before moving back the Grande Ronde Valley where they raised their children. Geraldine and Arthur were later divorced.

She was a member of the LDS church, where she taught primary school, was a board member for the relief society and sang in the church choir. She belonged the Beta Sigma Phi, and owned and operated the Cinderella beauty shop for many years.

One great accomplishment in her life was spending 20 years hand-stitching a cathedral window quilt. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, tracing genealogy and gardening.

Survivors include her children and their spouses; James and Lynne Jellum Haydock of Caldwell, Idaho, Sandra and John Shannon of La Grande, Sally and Don Giles of Baker City, and Marianne and Ralph Bolin of La Grande; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Sid McNeill of Walla Walla; sisters, Leah Van Pelt of Forest Grove, Jean Calvert of Siloam Springs, Ark., and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to the LDS Family History Library in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.

Barbara Monaghan

Formerly of

North Powder


Barbara Jean Bowman Monaghan, 77, died after a long illness at her home in Aurora, Ill., April 9.

Barbara was born to Roland "Bill" and Vera Clarke Bowman in Spokane on June 28, 1926. The Bowman family moved to Bend, where Barbara attended school before moving to Salem, where her father operated Bowman's Garage until his death in 1981.

Barbara was married on Dec. 19, 1943, in Salem to Bernard Monaghan. Bernard and Barbara and their family moved to North Powder in 1950 and to Hermiston in 1969.

After Bernard's death in 1984, Barbara joined her daughters in Woodridge, Ill. She later moved to Somerset, N.J., where she lived until returning to Aurora, where she had lived the past six years.

She loved music and dancing, and keeping the seasons by the migration of wild birds. She loved the ocean, seashells and exploring lighthouses along both coasts.

She is survived by her children, Judith Monaghan, Becky Monaghan Jones and her husband Mike of Pendleton, Michelle Monaghan Krumholz and her husband Matt of Oswego, Ill., her son James Monaghan and his wife Penny of Aloha; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy DeLapp; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Her husband; brother, Billy Bowman; sister, Mary Cox; and numerous other relatives died earlier.

A memorial Mass will be said at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Hermiston at 2 p.m. June 26, with burial following at the Hermiston Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held immediately following the services.

Murle Noyes

Formerly of Imbler


Murle Landis Noyes, 80, of Ocean Park, Wash., and formerly of Federal Way, Wash., and Imbler, died May 9 at the Oregon Health and Science University. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Burial will follow at the Summerville Cemetery.

Mr. Noyes was born May 9, 1924, the son of Claude and Leona Alderman Noyes, in

La Grande. He attended school in Imbler and worked on the family cattle ranch at the base of Mount Harris. In 1941 he married Mary Maxine Watkins.

During World War II he enlisted in the Navy, and after his honorable discharge the family moved to Seattle where he worked in the Bremerton shipyards. He worked as a truck driver for a time and owned a septic tank business in Federal Way and an RV park and a financial loan business in Ocean Park. He married his second wife, Millie Nickerson Noyes, on Nov. 3, 1975.

Mr. Noyes was a member of the American Legion, the National Rifle Association and was a strong supporter of the Republican Party. He was a great athlete and especially loved baseball, family members said. He helped his children in Little League and later sponsored teams in Federal Way. He had a great love of the Grande Ronde Valley and the Wallowa Mountains. He was an excellent marksman and fisherman and passed on his passion for fishing to his family.

Survivors include his children, Connie Peare of Mesa, Ariz., Merle and Sharon Noyes of Las Vegas, Candy and Harold Thorpe of Seattle, and Mark Noyes and Tania Brunell of Arcata, Calif.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, David Noyes of Elgin; and other relatives.

A daughter, Claudieann Noyes, and brothers Tom and Charles Noyes died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.

Veryl Smith

La Grande


Veryl Smith, 81, of La Grande died May 2, at the home of his son. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. May 22 at the Union County Senior Center, 1504 Albany St., with Pastor Kemit Knight of the Damascus Road Ministries officiating.

Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Smith was born May 6, 1922, to Roy and Lilly Smith in Wallowa. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II.

He was a retailer of oil products and a distributor for Veltex Oil Co. and later Chevron Oil Co.

Survivors include his companion, Leona Baxter of La Grande; children, Cleon Smith of La Grande, and Kaye Boling of Eugene; the grandchildren he raised, Rick Hilyard of Houston, Steve Hilyard of La Grande, and Gwen Hilyard of Salt Lake City; four other grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. His wife, Lois Smith, died earlier.

Frank Dickson

La Grande


Frank F. Dickson, 75, of La Grande died May 8 at a hospital in Boise. Aclesa Cremation and Burial Society was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Dickson was born May 29, 1928, to Ruby Dickson in Gernsey, Wyo. On Aug. 3, 1952, he married Mary Cunningham in Weiser, Idaho, and worked in the timber industry for 37 years, first in Kinzua and then for Boise Cascade. He retired in 1990. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, following the San Francisco 49ers and being with his family.

Survivors include his wife of La Grande; children and their spouses, Randy and Ann Dickson of Meacham, Gloria and Laine Atkinson of Ione, Calif., and Debbie and Hugh McCall-Duncan of La Grande; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Evelyn Combs, Juanita Landa and Glen Rowland, all of Homedale, Idaho, and Joann Wheeler of Wilder, Idaho. His mother, and a brother, Dan Rowland, died earlier.

Memorials may be made to Eastern Oregon Dialysis Clinic, 710 Sunset Drive, La Grande.

Rose Griffin

La Grande

Rose N. Griffin, 85, of La Grande died Thursday at her home. Services will be announced by Loveland Funeral Chapel. A full obituary will be published later.