Agatha Sofie Immoos, 98, of Richland, Oregon, passed away Aug. 28, 2017, in Baker City, Oregon. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Richland, Oregon. Interment at Eagle Valley Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family for a potluck reception (side dishes and desserts) at the Eagle Valley Grange.
Agatha, Aggie to most, was born Nov. 27, 1918, to Sverin and Anna Betschart in Baar, Switzerland. In 1931 at the age of 13 she, her mother and two older sisters, Annie and Hedy, made the journey from Switzerland to the New York Harbor. From there they traveled to Galt, California, to join her father who had come the year before and found work on a dairy.
At the age of 15, Aggie found work as a nanny for Anthony and Gladys Kennedy, caring for their two sons and daughter. Aggie was always proud of the fact that she helped in raising the boy who would become U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
On March 6, 1937, Aggie married Lawrence Immoos. While in California, they welcomed three sons, Robert, William and Lawrence. While their children were young they moved the family to Oregon, purchasing a ranch in Vale, Oregon. They spent 10 years there, eventually moving to Bates, Oregon, where they built the Austin House. They sold this business in 1963 and moved briefly to Joseph, Oregon, and the returned to Bates. In 1970, Lawrence and Aggie retired and made their home in Richland, Oregon, spending most of their final years there. Lawrence passed away in 1982, and Aggie stayed there until last October when she moved to Meadowbrook Place Assisted Living in Baker City, Oregon.
Aggie enjoyed traveling, returning several times to her home country of Switzerland. She saw other parts of Europe, Mexico and much of the United States. She spent many summers camping and fishing with her family and was an accomplished knitter. Aggie took pride in her appearance, never leaving the house without looking her best. She had a surprising sense of humor that will be missed by her friends and family.
Aggie was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lawrence, sisters Annie and Hedy, son William, and grandson Patrick Immoos. She is survived by sons Robert and Lawrence, daughter-in-law Charlene Immoos, seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren and special friend Walt Saunders.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Aggie, the family suggests the Eagle Valley Ambulance through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services P.O. Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com