Dorothy Cole Turbeville

October 17, 1928 - June 21, 2019

Dorothy Cole Turbeville, 95, widow of Daniel Eugene Turbeville, Jr., died Friday, June 21, 2019, at Covenant Place.
Born in Enterprise, OR, she was a daughter of the late Donald F. Cole and Martha Weiss Cole.
Mrs. Turbeville was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she served as a church officer, a Chancel Choir member for 40 years and she was active in the United Methodist Women. She was a retired NBSC (Synovus) Bank Officer with 25 years of service.
Mrs Turbeville was an avid quilter and over the years designed and created many unique needlework projects. She was a devoted wife and mother and was especially fond of her little dogs.
Surviving are a son, Daniel E. Turbeville, III (Diane); a daughter, Denise Turbeville Barker (Larry); five grandchildren, Daniel Turbeville (Janice), Elise Hanna (Paul), David Turbeville (Camilla), Ralph Barker (Sarah), Christine Miller (Daryl); seven great-grandchildren, Sam, Peter, Clementine Hanna, Maddox Miller, Adrian Wilson, Maddox Wilson, and Ben Barker.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Martha Turbeville and a brother, Bill Fisher.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Covenant Place for their devoted care and concern.
Graveside services will be held at 11 A.M. Friday at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with the Reverend Diane Moseley officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Debi Turbeville Scholarship, Columbia College, 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC 29203 or to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to

Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.
Raymond “Ray” Willis Milligan, 100

May 1, 1919 - June 9, 2019
Raymond “Ray” Milligan, 100, of Enterprise, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019. A Graveside Service will be held at the Enterprise Cemetery on Friday, June 28th at 1:00 p.m.
Ray was born on May 1, 1919 in Parma, Idaho, to Willis Milligan and Mertie (Brandt) Milligan. Ray moved from Idaho to Wallowa, Oregon in 1925. In 1930 he moved to Caldwell, Idaho. Ray graduated from Caldwell High School in 1937. After High School graduation, he moved back to Wallowa and went to work for McDaniel Motors. Ray and Bernice Bartmess were married on May 28, 1940, the day after Bernice graduated from Wallowa High School. In 1944 Ray enlisted in the Navy. After training at Farragut he was sent to San Francisco to go aboard a new destroyer, the USS Stormes DD 780. He served in the South Pacific for the Okinawa Invasion where their destroyer was hit by a 500 pound bomb. Ray was discharged on December 24, 1945. Ray returned home to Wallowa to Bernice and their two daughters. He continued to work at McDaniel Motors until 1963 when he purchased the dealership and changed the name to Milligan Motors. Ray retired in 1984 when he sold the dealership to his son-in-law Terry Decker. After retiring Ray and Bernice enjoyed their winter months for 27 years at Desert Center, California. Ray enjoyed the following activities. He played on the Wallowa City Baseball Team and league bowling with Bee. Ray enjoyed many years fishing at Wallowa Lake, the Troy fishing Hole, and fishing and crabbing at the Oregon Coast. He enjoyed playing cards. Ray played the organ and piano for his enjoyment. He enjoyed many years of hunting and appreciated the right to hunt on the 4-0 Day Ridge Ranch. The Nature Conservatory in connection with the Community Connection sponsored a raffle in May 2005 for an elk hunt for the November hunting season. Terry Decker of Enterprise purchased a raffle ticket for his father-in-law Ray for his 86th birthday. Ray won the drawing. On opening day it only took one shot from 265 yards for Ray to get his 6 point elk. Ray was an avid golfer. As Ray said in 1954 there were very few golfers in Wallowa County. Thorough the years Ray donated time, work, and equipment to promote golf in the county. Ray, along with many friends started the Elks Golf Tournament in the 1950s. Over the years the Elks Golf Tournament has drawn excellent golfers to the Enterprise course. Ray was one of them. His golf swing won him many first place tournaments and participation in the Sole Survivors. Ray’s love of the game motivated him to be instrumental in the long term stability of Alpine Meadows. In respect to Ray’s role the Alpine Meadows Golf Course Board of Directors presented him with a Lifetime Membership. It was reported in the Chieftain in the summer of 2018 that Ray on a visit to the golf course proceeded to do some putting on the practice green. Ray showed that he had not lost his touch; he sank his first four putts from a 10-foot distance or more.
Many of these activities were enjoyed with his wife Bee, daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and friends.
Ray & Bee were chosen by the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce to be Grand Marshals of the 1983 Crazy Days Parade held in conjunction with the Elks Golf Tournament
Ray was a member of the Alpine Meadows Golf Course, Toastmasters International, Lions Club, American Legion, Past Exalted Ruler of the B.P.O.E. 1829, President of the 100 Car
Club, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Ray had a full an wonderful life. He celebrated his 100th birthday and 79th wedding anniversary in May.
Ray is survived by his wife of 79 years, Bernice Milligan; daughters Pat Patterson of Walla Walla, WA, Jean Lenington (husband Ed) of Shelton Wa. and Joyce Decker (husband Terry) of Enterprise, OR. Five grandchildren: Mike Patterson, Mark Patterson (wife Shelly) Steve Bennett (wife Trish), Stacey Brotherton (husband Neil), and John Decker (wife Mandy). 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Sister Marjorie Spivey of Salem, OR.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister, son-in-law Jim Patterson, and son-in-law Bob Bennett.
Memorials may be made to the charity of choice in care of the Bollman Funeral Home, Box 547, Enterprise, OR 97828

Nora ‘Nadine’ (Brumbach) Stanhope

La Grande

Nora “Nadine” Stanhope, 93, died June 24 in La Grande. Arrangements are under the direction of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton.

Known as Nadine, she was born April 19, 1926, in Milton-Freewater, to Vesper and Minnie Brumbach. She spent her childhood in Milton-Freewater and graduated from high school in Milton.

Nadine met her future husband, Leonard Kenneth “Ken” Stanhope, while in high school. Upon his return from service in World War II, they were married in Milton-Freewater on July 26, 1947. They moved to the Willamette Valley and both graduated from Pacific University, in Forest Grove.

Nadine taught school in Vernon while Ken completed his degree. After his graduation, they relocated to Pilot Rock to be teachers. In 1957, Nadine and Ken moved to Pendleton, where she continued her teaching career until retirement in 1984.

Nadine and Ken raised their children — Steve, Dan and Tempie — in Pendleton and taught them to enjoy the wonders of the Pacific Northwest. Upon retirement from their careers in education, Nadine and Ken remained in Pendleton, where they were long-time parishioners of the Presbyterian Church. They purchased mountain property in Union County, which became the focus of family gatherings and continuing adventures.

Surviving relatives include her children and their spouses, Steve and Heather, Dan and Micki, and Tempie and Steve Bartell; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken, in 1998; brothers, Newton, Earl and Vernon, all of Milton-Freewater; and sister, Marjorie of Emmett, Idaho.

Margaret Botts


Margaret Botts, 94, of Joseph, died June 26 at Alpine House. A memorial service is tentatively set for July 13. An obituary is forthcoming. Bollman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

John Cisco


John Cisco, 78, of Summerville, died June 26 at his residence. An obituary is forthcoming. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory will be handling the arrangements.

Barbara J. Goin

La Grande

Barbara J. Goin, 73, of La Grande, died June 26 at a local care facility. An obituary is forthcoming. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory will be handling the arrangements.

Irma M. (Lindsay) Freels

La Grande

Irma May Freels, 80, of La Grande, died June 5 at Grande Ronde Hospital. At her request, there will not be a service.

Irma was born April 2, 1939, in Nampa, Idaho, to Milon and Nellie (Aldridge) Lindsay. She resided in Summerville and La Grande. Irma attended school in Elgin and graduated from Elgin High School. On May 1, 1965, she married Fredrick Freels.

Irma was employed at Nyla’s Clothing. She then worked as a bank teller and later at the Emporium. Irma enjoyed sewing, cooking, and horseback riding when she was younger. A skilled seamstress, she made baby quilts, wedding dresses and uniforms for EOU sports teams. She was a member of the Summerville Baptist Church for many years. Irma loved being with her family and was a friend to everyone she met.

Surviving relatives include her children, Lisa Crawford and husband, Joe, of La Grande, and Paul Freels of Imbler; brother, Howard Lindsay of Washington; sister, Helen Davis of Maine; and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fredrick; parents, Milon and Nellie; and sister, Wynona London.

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Leo V. Gorbett


Leo Vernon Gorbett, 85, of Cove and formerly of Wallowa County, died June 15 at his home. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. July 27 at Red Bridge Park, followed by a potluck. Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center.

Leo was born Aug. 10, 1933, in Promise, to Rolin and Elna (Henderson) Gorbett. He attended a one-room school in Promise through the third grade then another one-room school in Lone Pine through the sixth grade. He then attended school in Wallowa, where he graduated from high school in 1951.

Leo served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. In 1959, he married Bonnie Pullen. She preceded him in death in 1972. In 1973, he married Susan Courtnay in Wallowa.

Leo was a rancher in Wallowa County until 1991, when he and Susan moved to Cove to ranch there. He loved horses and the outdoors and enjoying hunting, fishing, camping and mountain trips. He also enjoyed guns and shooting and was a member of the NRA.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Susan Gorbett of Cove; children, Wes Gorbett of Cove, Randy Gorbett of Bonney Lake, Washington, June McElhaney of Cove and Don Gorbett of Halfway; brother, Homer Gorbett of Cove; sister, Darlene Stubblefield of Baker City; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Wayne and Verl.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cove FFA Chapter.

Daniel O. Davis

La Grande

Daniel Omer Davis, 70, of La Grande and formerly of Wallowa County, died June 24 at Grande Ronde Hospital. At his request, there will not be a service.

Known as Dan, he was born Sept. 22, 1948, in Enterprise, to Roy and Mattie (Taylor) Davis. He graduated from Enterprise High School and lived in Enterprise and La Grande. Dan was married to Berna Jacob. He later married Nancy Johnson.

Dan was a logger until his retirement. He then became a truck driver. Dan received numerous Jaycee awards at the county, state and national levels.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Nancy; sons, David Davis of North Powder and Roy Davis and wife, Karie, of Pasco, Washington; siblings and spouses, LeRoy and Becky Davis of Union, Loretta Davis of Boise, Idaho, and Elaine and Jim Joyner of Washington; and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mattie, and daughter, Debra Nebergall.

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