James E. Newman

Formerly of North Powder

James Edgar Newman, 86, of Haines and formerly of North Powder, died Feb. 12 while living in La Grande. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Haines United Methodist Church with Sally Wiens officiating. A potluck gathering will follow in the fellowship hall. Arrangements are entrusted to Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel of Baker City. To light a candle in memory of James or to leave a condolence for the family, visit www.grayswestco.com.

Maynard J. Struthers Jr.

La Grande

Maynard Jackson Struthers Jr., 78, of La Grande, died Feb. 13 at a local care facility. An obituary will be published at a later date. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory will be handling the arrangements.

Robert L. Carper

Formerly of Wallowa County

Robert L. Carper, 84, of Lewiston, Idaho, and formerly of Wallowa County, died Feb. 7. At his request there will not be a service. He was buried at the Lostine Cemetery.

Susan Alford


Susan Alford, 75, of Elgin, died Feb. 11 at a local care center. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Hurricane Creek Grange outside of Joseph, followed by a luncheon. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory of La Grande is handling the arrangements.