Obituaries for the week ending Jan. 28, 2006

January 22, 2006 11:00 pm

Robert Kent Sevier, 91, of Roseburg and formerly of Wallowa died Jan. 6.

Mr. Sevier was born Jan.4, 1915, to Mart and Grace Sevier, and grew up in Wallowa. He served in the Navy during World War II and ran cattle in the hills east of Enterprise. He began working as a long-haul truck driver in the late 1950s. He will be remembered as a boisterous man, always ready to put in his two-cents worth. He was nicknamed by his brother "The Big Wind."

Survivors include his wife, Wao of Roseburg; a daughter, Carolyn of Corvallis; and a brother, Allen Sevier of Spokane.


Clinton S. Daggett, 89, of Joseph died Jan. 15 in Pendleton. A celebration of life will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday Jan. 21 at Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise with Katie Garver officiating. Burial will be at the Prairie Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Daggett was born Sept. 21, 1916, to Charles Walter and Lida Blanche Holmes Daggett in Joseph. On April 12, 1939, he married Patricia Irene Masturde in Vancouver, Wash. After her death he married Lois Rupe on May 6, 1980. She died in 1999.

Survivors include two sons, Max Edward and Carl Laurence, both of Pendleton; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two step-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the hospital foundation in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise.


Kenneth William Kennedy, 70, of Elgin died Jan. 12 in Walla Walla. A celebration of life will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. A private burial will take place later.

Mr. Kennedy was born June 24, 1935, to William Howard and Mildred Elizabeth Phillips Kennedy in Elgin. He graduated from Elgin High School in 1953 and attended the Oregon Institute of Technology. He served in the Army from 1953 to 1961. He married Mary Kirby Boggs, and in the mid 1960s he worked as an independent logger. He later went to work for Elgin Auto Parts as a parts man and mechanic, and worked there until his retirement.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom and huckleberry picking and just being in nature. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and was part of the gang at the Brunswick where he had many friends.

Survivors include his children, Scherrill McNutt of Broken Arrow, Okla., Sandra Colby of Milford, N.H.; and Kenneth Kennedy Jr. of Tacoma, Wash.; his mother, Mildred Kennedy of Elgin; brothers, Richard Kennedy of Pendleton, and David and Rex Kennedy, both of Elgin; sisters, Barbara Prince of Kamiah, Idaho, and Joyce Beck of Tri-Cities; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and other relatives. His wife, his father and a brother, Bruce Kennedy, all died earlier.

Memorials may be made to hospice in care of Daniels Chapel.


Judith G. Potts, 63, of Hermiston died Jan. 17 at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Wash. A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston.

Mrs. Potts was born May 10, 1942, to Lester and Frances Comstock Peterman in La Grande. She lived in Cove and La Grande, and graduated from La Grande High School and from Eastern Oregon State College where she earned an associate degree in business.

She lived in Los Angeles, Calif., and Aloha, and returned to La Grande in 1971. In 1980 she moved to Hermiston. She worked as a lab technician for Lamb Weston in Boardman from 1980 until her retirement in 2002.

She was a member of the Hermiston Christian Center, and enjoyed baseball, watching sports especially the Mariners, going to the coast, camping, having coffee with her friends and spending time with her family.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Keri Potts of Umatilla; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon 2000 S.W. First Ave., Suite 100, Portland 97201.