Obituaries for the week ending July 2, 2005

June 28, 2005 12:00 am

Elsie Mae Taylor Bauer, 92, of La Grande died June 25 at a local care center. Viewing will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday June 28 at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St. A graveside celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday June 29 at Grandview Cemetery.

Mrs. Bauer was born June 23, 1913, to William and Luda Jane Holland Taylor Fairbury, Neb. The family settled in North Powder, and on Jan. 20, 1930, she married Milton Bauer at the Union County courthouse. The couple lived in many towns and places while her husband was a section foreman for Union Pacific.

She enjoyed sewing, crochet, playing bingo and being with her family.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Leavitt of La Grande; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and other relatives. Her husband, a sister, Marie Roulsten, and four brothers, Alva, Isham, Cecil and Neal Taylor, all died earlier.

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Lori Jean Potter, 42, of La Grande died June 26 at a local care center. A celebration of life will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 2 at the First Christian Church, 901 Penn Ave. A graveside services will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 29 at the Hermiston Cemetery.

Miss Potter was born March 27, 1963, to Jay Elton and Shirley Jean Woodward Potter in Hermiston. She moved to La Grande in 1998. She was a member of the First Christian Church, and enjoyed being around people, talking on the phone, music, singing at church, dancing and hugs. She was queen for Muscular Dystrophy fundraising in Hermiston in the early 80s.

Survivors include her parents, a brother and sister-in-law, Brad and Mary Ann Potter; and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy association in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande.

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Dewey Flowers, 66, of Boise and formerly of La Grande died June 25 after a long illness. Viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St. The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Friday July 1 at the First Christian Church, 901 Penn Ave. A graveside service will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City.

Mr. Flowers was born Sept. 29, 1938, to Dewey G. and Ardes I. Reagan Flowers in Baker City. He earned the Eagle Scout award and attended the national Eagle Scout convention as a representative in 1953. He was the first drum major for the Elks Drum and Bugle Corp and was a member of the Baker City Elks Lodge for 43 years. He attended Eastern Oregon University and in Dec. 1959 married Mardene Estes. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 37 years and retired in 1994. He later married Janice Conklin in Aug. 1997 and moved to Star, Idaho.

He enjoyed his family, hunting, fishing and staying at the cabin he shared with his son.

Survivors include children and their spouses, Don and Brenda Flowers of La Grande, Jani and Duane McLaughlin of Island City, and Michelle and Kenny Wells of Bloomington, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Winnifred Ward of La Grande, Virginia and Richard Foster, and Beverly and Art Klingman, all of Portland, and Ferriel and Paul Gregory of Salem; and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to Doernbecher's Children's Hospital in care of Loveland Chapel.

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Robert Howard, 63, of La Grande died June 22 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., after a long illness. An informal celebration of life will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday July 1 at the La Grande Country Club.

Mr. Howard was born Nov. 13, 1941, to Bob and Lovell Howard in La Grande. He graduated from La Grande High School in 1959 and attended Eastern Oregon College before graduating from the University of California at Berkley.

He worked for Schilling, and then for 25 years for IBM. He lived in Boulder, Colo., and after retiring from IBM, moved to LaVeta, Colo., where he worked as a technical writer. He wrote the newsletter for a local golf club and worked as a supervisor in the mailroom at Walsenberg Prison. He moved back to La Grande in 2003.

He enjoyed photography and was a professional photographer for a number of years. He also enjoyed astronomy and his dog, Rocky.

Survivors include children and their spouses, Sean Howard of Seattle, and Trisha and Kerry Stanley of Franklin, Tenn.; siblings and their spouses, Mike and Kolleen Howard of Tucker, Ga., and Candy and Robert Brooks of La Grande; and other relatives.

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Wayne Kenneth Mollman, 59, of Wallowa died June 25 at St. Mary's Medical Center. A recitation of the rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday June 30 at Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Wallowa with burial at Watauga, S.D.

Mr. Mollman was born Aug. 20, 1945, to Leonard and Mildred Mollman in Lemmon, S.D. He attended high school in McLaughlin and Hot Springs, and graduated from New England Catholic in North Dakota. In Dec. 1964, he married Patricia Block. He worked as a carpenter, mechanic and truck driver, and in 1991 the couple moved to Wallowa.

He was self-employed as an auto mechanic and welder. He helped many students at Wallowa High School and served on the Wallowa City Council. He enjoyed racing and building engines and cars, and raced in South Dakota, Wyoming, Baker City, Madras, Walla Walla and Emmett, Idaho.

Survivors include his wife of Wallowa; a son, Kit; his mother; siblings, Phillip, Darrell and Dale Mollman, Karen Holse and Mary Lou Schwehr; and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to any charity in care of Bollman Funeral Home.

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Jerrold Harm, 93, of La Grande died June 25 at Grande Ronde Hospital. Viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 1 at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St. A celebration of life will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday July 2 at the Imbler Christian Church.

Mr. Harm was born Dec. 20, 1911, to Edward and Allie Miles Harm in Elwood, Neb. On Jan. 16, 1935, he married Bertha Heckenlivey there, and lived in Vale for 47 years. In 1997 he moved to La Grande. He worked in the woods and farmed. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing baseball and watching games on TV.

Survivors include children and their spouses, Barbara Rae and Rick McLay of Brentwood, Calif., and Alan Jerrold and Judy Harm of Idaho City, Idaho; a sister, Berdina Byrne of Omaha, Neb.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A daughter, Beverly May Lewis, two brothers, Virgil Leroy and John Edward Harm, and two sisters, Mildred Dyer and Eleanor Leggott, all died earlier.

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Mildred Glenva Snider, 88, of La Grande and formerly of Union, died June 26 at a local care center.A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 30 at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.Burial will follow at Hillcrest East Cemetery.

Mrs. Snider was born July 11, 1916, to Roy Lee and Bessie Resiguee Brown in Arapahoe, Neb. She attended schools in Nebraska and married Ray Baumeister in Holt County, Neb.After a divorce she married Herbert Snider in Winnemucca, Nev. They were later divorced.She owned and ran several restaurants including the Airport Caf in Walla Walla, Walls Caf in Kennewick, and the Tic Tok in Pasco.She lived in the Hermiston area for many years before moving to the Grande Ronde Valley in 2003. She was an outstanding cook and enjoyed making clocks, quilting, crochet, gardening and beach combing.

Survivors include children and their spouses, Elizabeth and Dale Gann of Muskogee, Okla., Gary Baumeister of Unity, Don and Geri Baumeister of Bend, and Cindy and David Harmon of Union; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Phyllis Allison of Springfield; and brothers, Neil Brown of Palmer, Alaska, and David Brown of Glenallen, Alaska; and other relatives. A son, Dorn Baumeister, two brothers, Lester and Donald Brown, and a sister, Helen Focken, all died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Daniels Chapel.

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Nancy Rae Carpenter, 60, of La Grande, died June 29 at her home of natural causes. A celebration of life and potluck will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 2at Catherine Creek State Park.

Mrs. Carpenter was born Feb. 22, 1945, to Gordon "Bud" and Eunice Quackenbush Rogers in Hillsboro. She graduated from high school in Hillsboro and on July 15, 1967, she married Kent Carpenter in Hillsboro.

In 1972 they moved to La Grande and she worked in the housekeeping department at Grande Ronde Hospital, and for 18 years in the operating room. She enjoyed playing Bingo, the outdoors and camping. She and her husband were camp hosts around Oregon for many years. She was an animal lover, had a 4-H group for a time and was a judge for the stock show.

Survivors include her husband, Kent Carpenter of La Grande; children, Ky Carpenter of Spokane, and KC Carpenter of Boise; two grandchildren and other relatives. A brother, William "Bill" Rogers, and sister, Connie Rogers, died earlier.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Association or the Cancer Society in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.

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Lois Haire, 78, of La Grande, died June 28 at her home. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday July 2 at the Faith Center Four Square Church, 10300 D St., in Island City. Burial will be in Roseburg.

Mrs. Haire was born Nov. 13, 1926, to Jesse and Billie Snow Wonser in Lowden, Wash. On Sept. 30, 1944, she married Thomas Haire in Klamath Falls. Most of her married life was spent in the Roseburg area where she had a bookkeeping and tax business. They moved to La Grande in 1993.

Mrs. Haire was a member of the Faith Center and the Grande Ronde Hospital Auxiliary, and volunteered at the Union County Senior Center. She enjoyed sewing, making dolls and spending time with her friends and family.

Survivors include children and their spouses, Cheryl and Bob Mason of La Grande, Nancy and Terry Rudolf of Salem and Bill and Patsy Haire of Myrtle Creek; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, June Galloway of Idaho; and other relatives. Her husband, a grandson, Matthew Mason, and two brothers, Melvin and Adrian Wonser, all died earlier.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Grande Ronde Hospital Home Care Services in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.

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Frances Lucille Brown, 87, of Milwaukie and formerly of La Grande, died June 18 at Kaiser Permanente Hospital. The Little Chapel of the Chimes in Sunneyside was in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. July 8 at Emmanuel Community Church, 13361S.E. 172nd Ave., in Clackamas.

Mrs. Brown was born July 14, 1917, to Frank and Stella Brown in Lewellen, Neb. She married Gerald Brown, and the couple moved to Enterprise in 1947 where they started the Wallowa Valley Dairy. In 1960 the family moved to La Grande, and in 1980, she moved to the Portland area to be closer to her family.

She had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Enterprise and the First Baptist Church of La Grande. For more than 20 years she was a member of Emmanuel Community Church. She enjoyed volunteering at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, celebrating her faith and being with her family.

Survivors include her husband; children, Gerald Brown Jr., Susan Koepping and Joyce Baker; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Two siblings died earlier.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emmanuel Community Church, 13361 S.E. 172nd Ave, Clackamas, 97015.

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Harold Dale Derry, 69, of St. Maries, Idaho, and formerly of Elgin died June 30 at his home. The Hodge Funeral Home in St. Maries was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Derry was born April 20, 1936, to George and Minerva Derry in St. Maries. He worked as a self-employed logger and log truck driver.

On Feb. 10, 1957, he married Leona Arrhenius. They lived in Montana, Idaho and Oregon, and in Elgin from 1990 to 1997.

Survivors include his wife; children, Leonard Derry of Lewiston, Steve Derry of Central Point, Paul Derry of La Grande, Mike Derry of Medford, Andy Derry of Fernwood, Idaho, and Scott Derry of St. Maries; siblings, Delores Reynolds of Princeton, Idaho, Tiny Sines of Harrison, Idaho, Lawrence Derry of Fernwood and Earl Derry of St. Maries; 10 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and other relatives. A son, Wes Derry, died in 2004.