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  • OBITUARY: Marvin Clyde Mabe

    Updated Apr 10, 2024

    Marvin Clyde Mabe 8/19/34 – 3/23/24 A loving husband, father, and grandfather passed on March 23rd surrounded by his loving family. Born in Strawfork, just outside of Fossil, Marvin grew up near the painted hills with his parents Harold Random & Ruby Carrie Olson Mabe, as well as his siblings Harold Dean, Rodrick, William, Shirley, Ruby Lee, and Mildred. Soon the family moved to Fossil so the kids could go to school. After finishing school he delivered fuel for Art Robinson and worked at Wright’s Chevrolet until he ret...

  • OBITUARY: Carol Ann Welborn

    Updated Mar 27, 2024

    Carol Ann Welborn, 69, of Lonerock, Oregon died March 23, 2024, in Culver, Oregon with family by her side. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 29, 2024 at the Heppner Masonic Cemetery in Heppner, Oregon, with a potluck dinner in Lonerock at 2 p.m. at the Community Center. She was born October 9, 1954 at Beaverton, Oregon, the second child of Shirley Mary Greene Phillips and James Terry Phillips. Carol graduated high school and did two terms at Southern Oregon College, and after deciding college was not...

  • Obituary: Brian Sullivan

    Updated Mar 13, 2024

    Brian Louis Sullivan died February 29, 2024, near Long Creek. Brian was born August 4, 1953, the fourth of nine children to Robert and Marilyn Sullivan of Pasco, Washington. He began working on the family's farm alongside his dad, uncle, and siblings as soon as he was old enough to hold a tractor steering wheel steady. His hands often stained green from early morning weeding, he attended St. Patrick Catholic School, his mischievous spirit keeping the nuns busy. From an early...

  • OBITUARY: Timothy Patrick Welborn

    Updated Mar 7, 2024

    Timothy Patrick Welborn, 70, of Lonerock, Oregon died, Monday, February 26, 2024 at Culver, Oregon. He was born September 5, 1953 at Eugene, Oregon, the son of Thomas W. and Elizabeth G. Fielding Welborn. He was raised and attended School and graduated from high school at Crow, Oregon, near Eugene. On February 6, 1982 he married Carol Ann Phillips in Portland, Oregon. The couple started their married life on the Welborn family ranch in Lonerock which they operated for over 42 years. Tim enjoyed hunting and fishing but mostly...

  • OBITUARY: Gary Grossmiller

    Updated Mar 7, 2024

    Gary Grossmiller was born on December 20, 1961 and passed away on February 21st in the Hood River Rehab Center. He was a 5th generation Arlington Oregon resident. He is survived by his sister Susan Logan of Vancouver, WA, his niece Gabby (Eddie) Tim and new great nephew, Caleb. He is preceded in death by his mother, Victoria Wheelhouse and his father, Jake Grossmiller of The Dal-les. Gary was part of the great class of 1980 in Arlington. He was part of many state championships...

  • OBITUARY: Becky Diane Frazier

    Updated Mar 7, 2024

    Becky Diane Frazier of Scappoose, Oregon passed away on February 22, 2024, at 74 years old. She was born on November 30, 1949, in Lewiston, Idaho to her parents Lyle and Susie Frazier. Becky attended Sandy High School for her freshman year, then went on to Wheeler High School in Fossil, Oregon, where she graduated in 1968. She continued her education at what is now West-ern Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon, graduating in 1972. In 1980, she went to the University of...

  • OBITUARY: Harry Hartley

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Harry Hartley (Jul 18, 1928 - Dec 7, 2023) Harry Hartley passed away at the age of 95 on the morning of December 7, 2023. A celebration of Harry's life will be held on March 2nd, 2024 at 1pm at the Condon Elks Lodge, 117 S. Main St. Condon, Oregon. He leaves a legacy of love and service to his family, friends, community, and country. Harry was the first child born to Estoll and Elizabeth (Reckmann) Hartley in Pendleton, Oregon on July 18, 1928. He was raised in Grass Valley,...

  • OBITUARY: Sharon Chard

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Sharon Lee Chard passed on February 6, 2024, at 90 years old in the old house on Hay Canyon Road with family and friends at her side. She welcomed the passage to heaven with her wonderful smile and thankfulness for a full life. Always such a loving mother, sister, Aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother, she included family and friends with her graciousness and will be remembered with fond memories of her in their hearts. She always put others first and made sure everyone was...

  • OBITUARY: Roderick Franklin Paul

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Roderick Franklin Paul, 79, of Wheeler County, Oregon passed away February 5th, 2024 after a long struggle with dementia and diabetes. They certainly broke the mold when Frank and Winzora "Bobbie" (Toney) Paul brought him into the world on May 17, 1944 in Portland, OR. Frank, a postal deliveryman, and Bobbie, a homemaker, raised Rick along with his older sister Winnie in the Roseburg area. Some of his fondest memories growing up were wild times with friends in Douglas County...

  • OBITUARY: Don Williamson

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Don Williamson 1948-2024 Don Williamson, 75 passed away quietly at his home in Condon, OR on Friday January 19, 2024. He went in the Army right out of high school. He served in Vietnam. Loved his country, family and friends. He was a master machinist, fabricator and gas and diesel mechanic. Liked working on "old farm equipment." Ran his own repair shop in Arlington and then in Condon. He was also an avid Gold Prospector. Survived by his wife Melody, daughter Jayla of La Grande, son Harley of Condon, three granddaughters...

  • OBITUARY: Steve Douglas Riney

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Steve Douglas Riney, age 72, passed away with his family by his side in Prineville, Oregon, December 17, 2023, from pancreatic cancer. Steve was born August 20, 1951, to Albert and Peggy Dean Riney in Condon, Oregon. He grew up in Condon until he graduated from Condon High School in 1969. Steve then attended COCC in Bend, Oregon where he received his Associates Degree in Forestry. After finishing his Forestry degree, Steve moved to Bly, Oregon where he worked for the United States Forest Service for six years. While living...

  • OBITUARY: Ellis Dean McRoberts

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Ellis Dean McRoberts, 89, passed away peacefully the morning of January 28, 2024 at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner. Early in the month, he said, "he really didn't want to go, but if it was his time, he would accept it". He was a sweetheart, and his smile will be deeply missed. Ellis and his fraternal twin brother, Arlo, were born on September 27, 1934, to William Thomas McRoberts and Stella May McDandell in Morrow County. Shortly after his birth, William McRoberts died,...

  • OBITUARY: Kevin Scott Logan

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Kevin Scott Logan passed on January 25, 2024 at Kadlec Hospital in Richland, Washington at the age of 62. He resided in Kennewick, Washington in the last years, but grew up in Arlington, graduating from high school in 1980. Kevin is preceded in death by his mother, Cami Conners (John) of Boise, Idaho in 2016. He is survived by his father Buzz and wife Jeanette of Ione, Oregon. Surviving siblings include: Jeff and Donna Logan of Anchorage, Alaska; Toby Logan of Thailand/and McMurdo Station, Antarctica; Travis and Janell Holycr...

  • OBITUARY: Thomas Dawson Callahan

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Thomas Dawson Callahan died peacefully on January 20th at Quail Park Memory Care in West Seattle, surrounded by family. He was 94. He was born in Portland, Oregon in 1929. His parents divorced when he was young, and during that upheaval, he and his sister grew very close. Their mother later married a construction worker, and they moved frequently in their younger years. Eventually the family settled in Manning, Oregon, where they ran a small café. They had a succession of...

  • OBITUARY: Roberta "Bobie" Ainardi

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Bobie Ainardi, 90, of Arlington, passed away January 10, 2024 at home surrounded by loved ones. She was born on May 27, 1933 in Kansas City, MO. She was #5 of 15 kids. They came to the Northwest in a 1929 Whippet, 7 kids, mom, dad, aunt and uncle. She loved to camp and fish. Her 90th birthday was a camping trip to the ocean where all of her surviving siblings were able to attend. She also did a lot of crafting. She really enjoyed entering things in the Gilliam County Fair. She...

  • OBITUARY: Georgia Lee Hoover Stiles

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Well known Roseburg resident Georgia Lee Hoover Stiles passed away on January 18th. Stiles and her former husband Bill, came to Roseburg in 1961. Stiles was well known for her many contributions to the community through both work and volunteering. She was one of the first women to join the local Rotary Club in 1989. Stiles was later president of the North Roseburg Rotary. Stiles was especially proud of the all-inclusive playground project at River Forks Park, which was her brain-child. It was completed in 2015 after...

  • OBITUARY: Stanton Vancleve Hadley

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Stanton Vancleve Hadley was born in Boardman, Oregon in 1925, to Glen Roy Hadley and Ivy Kate Page Hadley. He grew up on the family farm, just north of Boardman, Oregon and attended school in Boardman. When he was 14 the family sold the farm and moved to Fossil, Oregon. Stan attended Wheeler County High School. Two months before his 18th birthday, in 1943, he joined the Navy and entered World War II. When the war ended in 1945, he came back to Fossil and went to work for...

  • OBITUARY: Darlene Adair (Wetherell) Deen

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Darlene Adair (Wetherell) Deen passed peacefully in her sleep December 15, 2023 with her faithful little dog standing guard at her side. Those of us that knew and loved her, however, know she didn't go peacefully – she went barefoot, bareback, and free. She rode that wild horse like a banshee just as fast as it would carry her to her love of 53 years' side; where he'd sat impatiently waiting for the last 15 years! Darlene was born December 10, 1938, the youngest of three g...

  • OBITUARY: Eleanor Mary (Reed) Ordway

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Eleanor Mary (Reed) Ordway (99) was born in Kahler Basin near Spray, Oregon, to Leslie and Mary Reed on July 12, 1924 where she was raised, attended school, and married her beloved husband Robert (Bob) M. Ordway, in 1942. A lifetime resident and descendant of early Oregon pioneers, Eleanor lived a long, healthy, and remarkable life with many descendants and traversed the generational innovations of the past to the present. Life for Eleanor began near "High Springs" in the...

  • OBITUARY: Walter Eugene "Bill" Turner

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Walter Eugene "Bill" Turner was born on November 6th, 1934, in Stanley, VA, to Thelma & Walter Lee Turner. He passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, WA, on November 7th, 2023, one day after his 89th birthday, and just four months after losing his wife of 66 years. Walter grew up in West Virginia and faced many hardships in his childhood. At the age of 14, he worked his first job delivering milk to help support his mom and 5 siblings after the disappearance of his...

  • OBITUARY: Donald Ferguson Dunbar

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Donald Ferguson Dunbar was born April 3, 1927, in his parents' Buckhorn ranch home, Condon, Oregon, and passed away January 31, 2024, at home in Bethany at the age of 96. Dunbar began his educational journey at the Buckhorn one-room schoolhouse across from their ranch and graduated from Condon High School in 1945. His education took a practical turn when he entered the US Army in July 1945. Ultimately, he was assigned to the 13th Engineers Battalion, 7th Infantry Division and...