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Obituaries: April 18, 2018

May 31, 1942 - April 8, 2018

Margaret Ann Wood Meads, 75, of Hermiston passed away peacefully at home April 8 after a long battle with cancer. She was born May 31, 1942. A celebration of life gathering will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21,...

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Joann Wilson
Joann Wilson

Joann Wilson, 80, of John Day passed away on March 31 at her residence. A graveside service was held Friday, April 6, at the Prairie City Cemetery, officiated by Pastor Mike Harvey of Grace Chapel in Prairie City.

She was born July 1, 1937, to...

Janice ‘Nadine’ Bradley
Janice ‘Nadine’ Bradley

Janice “Nadine” Bradley, 71, of Kingman, Arizona, died on March 23 in her home. A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Long Creek School gymnasium, followed by a graveside service in Fox Valley Cemetery...

Marlene Faye Whale

Marlene Faye Whale, 78, of Prineville passed away Monday, April 2. She was born July 11, 1939, in Oregon City. No public services will be held. To offer condolences, visit whisperingpinesfuneralhome.com.

Holly M. Ford
Holly M. Ford

Holly M. Ford, 57, of Prairie City passed away April 3 at home. She was born Dec. 23, 1960, in Warwick, Rhode Island. She earned her nursing degree from the University of Rhode Island and continued to serve the community as a registered nurse for 25...

Donna Maxine Blackwell
Donna Maxine Blackwell

Donna Maxine Blackwell, 94, of Long Creek passed away April 3 at Blue Mountain Care Center in Prairie City.

She was born Oct. 14, 1923, to Gilman and Della Shaw in Long Creek. She went to school and graduated from Long Creek High School and...

Lelus ‘Pete’ Baucum
Lelus ‘Pete’ Baucum

Mr. Lelus “Pete” Baucum, 93, of Canyon City, Oregon passed away Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 at his home outside of Canyon City. A viewing will be held Friday, April 6, 2018 at Driskill Memorial Chapel from 4:00 PM to 8:00...

Jennie Lynn Messmer
Jennie Lynn Messmer

Jennie Lynn Messmer (McPherren), beloved wife, mother, sister, cousin, and friend, passed away at her home in Silverton, Oregon, on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at the age of 58. Jennie’s family was blessed by many friends who shared love and...

Stephen D. Finlayson

Stephen D. Finlayson of Burns, Oregon, passed away March 21, 2018, at Harney District Hospital. A memorial service for Finlayson is scheduled for Friday, April 6, 2018, starting at 11:00 am in the Burns Elks Lodge at 118 N. Broadway, Burns OR, with a...

Obituaries: April 4, 2018
Obituaries: April 4, 2018
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Dennis Dee Olsen
Dennis Dee Olsen

Dennis Dee “Denny” Olsen, 83, died March 24, 2018. He grew up in John Day, where he was very involved in athletics. He played college baseball at the University of Oregon for his hero Don Kirsch. His first teaching job was in Drain High...

Thelma Jean Vaughan

Thelma Jean Vaughan, 85, of Burns passed away March 28 at her home.

Vaughan was born in 1932 in Prineville to Harry and Mildred Evans, one of seven children, including a twin sister, Velma. She attended middle school in Brothers at the little...

C.D. Dale Morris

A celebration of life and potluck reception for C.D. Dale Morris will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church. All friends are welcome to attend. Morris, 98, passed away Jan. 28.

Patricia ‘Pat’ Heroff-Fielding
Patricia ‘Pat’ Heroff-Fielding

Patricia “Pat” Heroff-Fielding, 83, died March 12 at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Baker City. A celebration of life wake will be held at a later date, the time and date to be announced.

She was born on Jan. 27, 1936, in Salt Lake...

Obituaries: March 28, 2018
Obituaries: March 28, 2018
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James ‘Jim’ Kopp
James ‘Jim’ Kopp

James “Jim” Kopp, 84, of Seneca died at his home on March 5.

Kopp was born in Mount Kisco, New York, Dec. 9, 1933. His parents died when he was very young. He quit school in the sixth grade, but was self taught. He went to work...

Thomas L. Sheets

A celebration of life for Thomas L. Sheets will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the John Day Golf Course. Sheets passed away Feb. 25 with his family by his side at his son Daniel “Boone” Sheets’ home in Chehalis,...

Dale Thomas Ingle

Dale Thomas Ingle, 91, of Hermiston passed away March 14 at a facility in Hermiston. He was born Sept. 28, 1926, in Mt. Vernon to Benton George Ingle and Ida Bell (Premo) Ingle. He grew up on a cattle ranch near Mt. Vernon. He attended school in Mt.

Larry V. Hensley Feb. 28, 2018

Larry V. Hensley, 64, passed away Feb. 28 in Salem. He was born in Prairie City but spent his younger years in Ontario and later moved to John Day, where he attended and graduated from Grant Union High School in 1972. He proceeded to further his...

Michael A. Davidson

Michael A. Davidson, 75, of Seneca passed away March 19 at Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day. His family will honor his wishes of scattering his ashes at a later date.

Davidson was born June 23, 1942, to Richard Davidson and Milderde Madson in...

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