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Independent Enterprise
Thursday, January 03, 1957
Adolph Hagemann Services Saturday

Services were held Saturday for Adolph Franklin Hagemann, 75, of Payette, who died Wednesday at Burns, Ore., in the Shaffer Memory Chapel at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Herbert Lilly officiating. Interment was at Riverside with the Payette lodge, IOOF, conducting graveside rites.

Mr. Hagemann was born March 9, 1891, in Hanover, Germany, and came to the U.S. in May of 1899. He came to Payette in 1904 from Manning, Iowa, and was married to Mary Asmussen on Jan. 2, 1907. In addition to being a member of the Payette lodge, IOOF, he was a member of the Lutheran church.

Surviving are a brother, Carl Hagemann of Correctionville, Iowa; three sisters, Mrs. Minna Jansen of Winner, S.D., Mrs. Augusta Hansen of Wayne, Nebr., and Mrs. Sophie Ewert of Pierson, Iowa, and three grandchildren and one great-grand daughter. He was preceeed in death by his wife, two daughters, a sister and a brother. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, May 16, 1940
Graveside Services For Gracchus Hall

Graveside services were held Monday afternoon in Riverside cemetery for Gracchus Hall, 61, who died suddenly of a stroke Sunday noon at the Payette general hospital where he had been a patient the past three years. Mr. Hall was shaving when stricken.

Deceased was born in Southampton, England, and migrated to Canada in 1911, coming to Payette the same year. He worked for several years on the ranch of Michael Harris, a distant relative. He was single and leaves no relatives in this country or Canada. Mr. Hall first suffered a stroke in 1931.

The Peterson-Foster funeral home had charge of arrangements and the Rev. E. R. Kaemmer officiated. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

The Payette Independent
Thursday, March 06, 1930


It was with saddened hearts that the people of Payette, particularly members of the Methodist church, heard the news of the sudden and untimely death of Rev. Vernon E. Hall, for many years the pastor of the Methodist church in this city, who passed away at La Grande, Oregon, Monday evening.

Rev. Hall was universally loved while here, both as pastor of his church and as a citizen. He was deeply interested in every movement for the uplifting of the community, labored hard for the success of the Boy Scouts movement and was for a long time secretary of the Kiwanis club. He was studious and brilliant and his sermons were eloquent and overflowed with his love for the Master and his solicitude for the spiritual welfare of his fellowmen. The following account of his death and beautiful tribute was written for the La Grande Evening Observer by Mabel E. Morton of that city.

"Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens" - so did the Rev. Vernon E. Hall read his text for his morning sermon Sunday, one of a number he had been preaching as being especially appropriate to the approaching anniversary of the day of Pentecost. And from that text, with his subject "The Religion That Dares," the Methodist pastor preached one of the most gripping, intense and appealing sermons he has ever delivered in La Grande - then after leading his people in singing the hymn of the church "Oh Jesus, I have promised to serve thee to the end," he lifted his hands for the benediction, not the ritualistic benediction as has always been his custom, but a tender appeal for protection and guidance -- then as the choir was chanting the Old Testament benediction, he left his pulpit, and for the last time.

Final Sunday Outstanding
Sunday was an outstanding day in the Methodist church -- that was frequently remarked at different services. The day marked the close of the first half of the conference year. In talking to the young men in his Sunday school class, a group studying the Sermon on the Mount, Mr. Hall had seemed to have unusual power and the boys had been impressed in a new way. So it was at Epworth League in the evening, and also in his evening informal address, one of a series of studies of racial relations.

And so, when the word went about town last evening about five o'clock that the pastor had passed on, young men who had sat in his classes the day before, young men and young women who had studied with him in Epworth League, older folks who had listened to his earnest and stirring appeal, were stricken with sorrow. To the young people he had been a leader such as they had never had before, he had been their friend, their counselor. He had yearned for them, and worked for the, sacrificed for them, and no doubt his zeal for them, as for every department of the church, exhibited in untiring labors were largely contributory to the stroke which resulted in his going.

Mr. Hall was taken ill shortly after retiring Sunday night. His condition was alarming from the first, and he became unconscious some time before his death occurred, at 5 o'clock yesterday evening, a cerebral hemorrhage was the cause of his death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in the church, with Dr. Hamilton, of Boise, in charge. Interment will take place in the Summerville cemetery. The body is at the Snodgrass and Zimmerman mortuary.

Born in Illinois
Vernon Ethelbert Hall was 56 years of age on the 14th of February. He was born at South Elgin, Illinois, February 14, 1874. His mother moved to Iowa when he was a small boy and as his step-father was a Methodist minister, his boyhood days were spent in Methodist parsonages in eastern Iowa. He attended Cornell college, Iowa, and later was graduated from Upper Iowa university in 1898. The following year he attended the Boston Theological seminary and in 1899 was admitted to the Upper Iowa conference. He was a member of this conference until 1910 when he to transferred to Montana. In 1922 he was sent to the church at Payette, Idaho, which he served for seven years, coming then to La Grande in 1928.

He was married to Miss Kate Simonds, October 10, 1900, at Fayette, Iowa. They were the parents of six children, two of whom are deceased. Charles Vernon who died in infancy, and George Simonds who died at the age of 16 years. The surviving four are Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Daniels, of Weiser, Idaho, Ruth Margaret, William Edward and Patricia Ann at home.

Mr. Hall's devotion to his home and his family was beautiful and was met by great affection and loyalty on the part of each member in the home. He loved music and flowers, and his dahlia beds last summer, in which he had many choice varieties, some of which he had perfected himself, were a source of pride and enjoyment. Generosity and hospitality were strong characteristics. He was a preacher of power and great earnestness, his thinking was logical, his attitude toward life was wholesome, he was broad minded in his views and considerate of those who did not think as he did.

Mr. Hall's only other affiliations outside his church was with the Masonic fraternity. He was raised a Master Mason years ago and was at present identified with the blue lodge at Payette, Idaho.

A particularly sad feature of the passing of Rev. Hall to the people of Payette and southern Idaho is the fact that he was soon to have succeeded Dr. Harry Hamilton as district superintendent of this conference and would have been with us a great deal.

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, March 15, 1945
Hall Rites To Be Held Friday

Funeral services for William Hall, World War II veteran, will be held at Landon's Funeral home Friday afternoon at 2:30. Mr. Hall passed away Tuesday night at the Veterans hospital in Boise following a three weeks illness.

Military honors will be in charge of the John Webster Rhoads Post No. 33 of the American Legion.

"Bill" had been employed for the past year and one-half at The Club and previous to coming to Payette had been employed by Bert Brewster in Parma for a period of eleven years.

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, October 05, 1961
Services Conducted For Joselina Hallmen

Final rites were held Tuesday for Joselina M. Hallmen, 76, of New Plymouth.

Conducting the services at the Payette Seventh - day Adventist church were the Pastors Roy Mershon and Harold Gary. Interment was at Ontario under the direction of the Relyea Chapel. Pallbearers were Milton Darrel, Jake Fisher, William Butler, Albert Olsen, Leon Jackson and Walter Albrecht.

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, July 11, 1929
Mrs. D.A. Ham for many years a resident of this community died at her home in Payette, July 5th, at the age of 79. She had been in feeble health many months with ailments incidental to her advanced years.

She came to Payette with her husband in October, 1904, and has continued to live at this place where she made many friends.

Her husband who was a veteran of the Civil War, died in July 1923. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. T.H. Sanger of Payette, also two granddaughters and one grandson.

Funeral services were held from the Landon Funeral Home at 4 p.m. Saturday July 6th, conducted by Rev. Thomas Ashworth. Interment took place in Riverside cemetery beside her husband. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, August 24, 1988
Richard C. "Dick" Hammond, 79, Payette, a retired manager of the Farmers Cooperative Creamery, Payette, died Aug. 20 in an Ontario nursing home. Services were at 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Payette.

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, February 16, 1956
Payette Resident Passes In Montana

Francis Archibald Hancock, 71, of Payette, passed away in a Missoula, Montana hospital, Monday, February 13. He was born October 3, 1884 at Wohtanton, England. He came to Payette in August 1955 and was an employee of the Oroco Oil Company.

He was married to Rubenia B. Redford in 1937 at Bellingham, Wash. Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Miss Barbara Hancock, Nevada City, Calif; Mrs. R. H. Post, Vallejo, Calif; Mrs. Reinhardt Schuhmann, Jr. of West Layfatte, Ind. Three brothers and one sister also survive.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 A.M. in the LDS Chapel in Payette with interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Memory Chapel. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, December 31, 1936

Mrs. J. H. Hanigan Dies At Home In This City Last Saturday; Buried Here

Mrs. J. H. Hanigan, a many years resident of the Payette valley, quietly passed away at her home, Saturday evening, December 26th.

Elizabeth Hayden Hanigan was born in Seneca, Ill., on April 21, 1866. Her childhood was spent in Illinois. Then later her family moved to Nebraska where (unreadable) met and married Mr. J. H. Hanigan. In 1903 they, with their family moved to the Payette valley where they have since resided. Their family consists of (unreadable) children, John T. and Martin J. of Payette, Marrilla of Ontario, Janet of Pendleton, Oregon and Honore and Julia of Parma.

Mrs. Hanigan, a devout christian, was an ardent church (unreadable) all her life until her years (unreadable) infirmity and even then she was an inspiration to all who knew and talked to her. Thru her (unreadable) years of suffering, she remained so constantly cheerful, feeling that she was especially blessed (unreadable) having her husband and (unreadable) always near her.

Services for Mrs. Hanigan were held at the (unreadable) church at Payette and interment in the Ontario cemetery near her brother, John R., who was laid to rest there a few months ago.

Note: The cemetery is called Sunset Cemetery located at Ontario, Malheur Co, Oregon. Her obit was on the front page of the paper but parts of it were missing as it looked like the paper was torn.

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, March 08, 1945

J. H. Hanigan, First Sheriff of County To Be Buried Friday

J. H. Hanigan, one of the pioneer residents and first sheriff of Payette county, passed away on Tuesday of this week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. P. Ackerman at Ontario following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic church in Ontario, on Friday at ten o'clock. Interment will be made in the Ontario cemetery beside his wife who passed away in 1936.

James Henry Hanigan was born at Anamosa, Iowa on July 22, 1864 and came to Payette county in 1903. For a short time after his arrival here he operated the place which is now known as the Charles Henggeler place near Fruitland and later engaged in the mercantile business at New Plymouth. During his residence in New Plymouth he was the first president of the New Plymouth State Bank. At the time that Payette county was created the deceased was named sheriff of the county by the then Governor Moses Alexander. He held this position for one term and during World War I he was the chairman of the Payette county draft board. He was married at Spaulding, Nebr., to Miss Elizabeth Hayden on Nov. 26, 1892.

Surviving relatives include six children, Mrs. A. P. Ackerman, of Ontario; Mrs. Julia McNess, Pendleton; J. T. Hanigan and M. J. Hanigan, Payette; Mrs. A. P. Lawrence, Pendleton, and Mrs. Everett Edmiston, also of Pendleton and sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Note: Sunset Cemetery, Ontario, Oregon. ch

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Monday, August 25, 1969
Jno. T. (Jack) Hanigan, 71, Payette, died Friday in a Caldwell hospital.

He was born Sept. 19, 1897 in Akron, Neb. and had lived in this area since 1905 and in Payette since 1917. He started the Hanigan Chevrolet business in 1925 and was active in the business at the time of his death.

Mr. Hanigan married Dorothy M. Carstens, Aug. 3, 1922, in Weiser. She died in 1961. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and of the Elks, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include two sons, Robert J. and Richard H. Hanigan, both of Payette; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (La Donna) Estes, Boise; a brother, M. J. (Pete) Hanigan, Hermiston, Ore.; four sisters, Mrs. Marilla Ackerman, Hermiston, Mrs. Julia MacNees, Payette, Mrs. A. P. (Honore) Lawrence, Boise, and Mrs. Everett (Janet) Edmiston, Hermiston; and 16 grandchildren.

Recitation of the Rosary was held at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Payette Chapel of the Roses. Requiem Mass was celebrated at the Holy Family Catholic church at 9 a.m. today by Fr. Nicholas Walsh, celebrant. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery in Ontario.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Osman, Leo Schoen, Art Kinney, Renne Barrie, Warren Russell, and Gene Rose.

The family suggests that memorials be sent to the Holy Family Catholic Church Memorial fund or the Harmon Killebrew Stadium Memorial Fund in care of Mrs. Shirley Massingill, Payette.

Note: Sunset Cemetery, Ontario, Oregon. ch

Payette Independent Enterprise
December 12, 1946
John B. Hanks Buried Tuesday

John Benjamin Hanks, 71, passed away at his home on Route 2 on Sunday. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 10th at the Landon Chapel with Rev. Paul Felthouse in charge. Deceased had been a resident of this section for only about four months, coming here from Bonham, Texas. He was born January 23, 1875 in West Virginia and was married at Bonham, Texas in 1896. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery. Deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Brundy Gathings of Payette, Mrs. Ruth McKee, Can?on, Texas, and Mrs. Melva Gill of Fruitland; one son, Raymond Hanks of Melrose, New Mexico; two brothers, two sisters, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, April 12, 1979
PAYETTE - Alice L. Hansen, 63, of Payette, died Sunday at an Ontario hospital. Memorial services were conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. at Park View Cemetery in New Plymouth.

Kempe. Final services and interment was at Casper, Wyo., under the direction of the Lienkaemper Chapel in Ontario.(typed as it appeared)

Surviving are her husband of Payette; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Nelson of Payette and Mrs. Nancy S. Lawson of Ontario, a son, Howard Hansen of Carmichael, Calif. and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, August 28, 1941
Mary Bly Hanson, born February 24, 1922 at New Plymouth, Idaho, passed away August 22 at the Holy Rosary hospital in Ontario after three weeks illness. She was educated in New Plymouth schools and was a member of the Congregational church. Those surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hanson.

Funeral services were held at the New Plymouth Congregational church Sunday afternoon with Rev. Ed Cunningham officiating. Burial was at Park View cemetery with Latdona funeral home in charge. (Park View Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Monday, October 04, 1971
FRUITLAND - Services for Mrs. Nellie Bly Hanson, 79, Fruitland, who died Friday at a Payette Nursing home will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the New Plymouth Shaffer-Jenson Memory Chapel by the Rev. D.J. Snyder, Gospel Lighthouse Church, Payette. Interment with rites by Priscilla Rebekah Lodge #97, will be at Park View.

She was born February 28, 1892 at Boise. She moved with her parents to the Council area where they lived on a homestead at Hornet Creek. She was married to Nelson Hanson at Council on March 3, 1910. They also homestead at Hornet Creek. In 1920 they moved to a farm west of New Plymouth and lived there until retiring in 1947 when they moved to Fruitland. Mr. Hanson died in 1966. She was a member of the Congregational Church at New Plymouth, Priscilla Rebakah Lodge No 97, New Plymouth, the Past Noble Grand Club and the Happy Hour Club of New Plymouth.

She is survived by a son, Albert Hanson, Fruitland; two daughters, Mrs. Albert (Nancy) Garner, New Plymouth and Mrs. Ella Schima, Boise; a brother Fay Ferrell, Klamath Falls, Ore.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She is also preceded in death by a daughter, a Grandson, five sisters and four brothers. (Park View Cemetery) Cheryl Hanson

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Monday, December 05, 1966
Nelson (Nelse) Hanson, 83, Fruitland, died Friday morning at an Ontario Hospital, after a long illness.

Born November 26, 1883, in Council, he married Nellie B. Farrell there on March 3, 1910. They moved from Council to New Plymouth in 1920. He farmed in that area. In 1947 they moved to Fruitland, where he had since lived. Mr. Hanson was a member of the Congregational Church and a 62 year member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nellie B. Hanson, Fruitland; a son Albert Hanson, also of Fruitland; two daughters, Mrs. Ella Chamberlain, Boise and Mrs. Nancy Garner, New Plymouth. A brother, William Hanson, Council; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A daughter Mary Hanson preceded him in death.

Services were conducted at 2p.m. Monday at the New Plymouth Shaffer Memory Chapel by the Rev. Charles Gill.

Graveside rites were conducted at Park View Cemetery in New Plymouth by I00F Lodge No. 83 (Park View Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

The Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon)
Monday, October 29, 2007
Thomas F. Harland of Jacksonville, formerly of Eugene, died Oct. 23 of pulmonary complications at age 86. No service is planned.

He was born Dec. 29, 1920, in Payette, Idaho, to Ferrin and Helen Harland. He and his wife, Florence, were married on Oct. 3, 1987, in Eugene.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree.

He was a chemist who focused on product development.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Judi Mason of Hermiston; a brother, Richard of Nampa, Idaho; a sister, Rosemary Pennell of Portland; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Judi Davis, died previously.

Arrangements by Perl Funeral Services-Siskiyou in Medford. Remembrances to the Salvation Army.

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, March 13, 1947

Jack D. Harm, 21, Ill Only Three Days At Boise Vet's Hospital

The community was shocked on Wednesday when the news became known that Jack D. Harm, 21, well known World War II veteran had passed on following only three days illness at the Veteran's hospital in Boise.

His father, Lester D. Harm, reported that Jack complained of being ill Saturday but that he got up and went to work on Sunday. That evening he became seriously ill, and was taken to the hospital at the capital city, where he passed on Wednesday. Doctors at the hospital, the father reported were not able to determine the cause of death and were to perform an autopsy for that purpose Wednesday night.

Jack D. Harm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester J. Harm, was born at Elwood, Nebr. Aug. 14, 1925. He came to this city with his parents in 1937. He enlisted in the navy during World War II and served 42 months most of which was spent in radio work in the Southwest Pacific.

Besides his parents he is survived by a brother, William; two sisters, Mrs. Lola Shillinger, of Soda Springs and Evelyn, of this city and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Harm, of Elwood, Nebr.

Military funeral services will be held at the Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be at Rosedale Memorial Park with Landon's in charge. (Rosedale Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Payette Valley Sentinel (New Plymouth, Payette County, Idaho)
Thursday, April 21, 1966
A former resident of New Plymouth, Mrs. Phyllis Gale Cole Harrell, 40, died Friday at an Aberdeen, Washington hospital of an apparent heart attack. The services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Services were held Wednesday morning in Emmett with Rev. Marlin Witt, Friends Church, Nampa, officiating.

In New Plymouth interment followed at Kennedy-Applegate Cemetery.

Mrs. Harrell was born Nov. 30, 1925, near New Plymouth and spent her early life in Idaho. She was married to A. D. Harrell on Oct. 22, 1942. She moved to Washington in 1947, living in Aberdeen the last 18 years.

Surviving are her husband; Joe Harrell, a Son, Fort Ord, Calif.; Mrs. Elva M. Cole, mother, New Plymouth; Mrs. Claretta Saxton, Ola, Mrs. Mildred Rumiser of Meadows, Mrs. Janet Rutherford, Mrs. Nina Bemis both of Emmett and all four sisters; and three brothers, Jim Cole, Prairie City, Oregon, Richard W. Cole, New Meadows and Rev. Allen Cole, Emmett. (Applegate Kennedy Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

The Independent Enterprise
Thursday, October 03, 1935
Joseph Robert Harris was born January 14, 1852 near Jasper, Marion County, Tennessee, and died September 29, 1935, at Boise, Idaho, at the age of 73 years, 8 months and fifteen days. He is survived by two sisters, Laura Weayerrick of Hailey, Idaho, and Bell Dennings of Portland, Oregon, Mrs. Harris was a former resident of this community.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, October 2, from the Landon Funeral Home, Rev. John S. Curtis officiating. Interment was in the Payette cemetery.

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, December 20, 1956
New Plymouth Resident Passes

Walter Harris, 63, New Plymouth, passed away at his home Thursday. Mr. Harris was born in Spalding, Nebr., and came to New Plymouth in 1937. He was a member of the Catholic church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mary Ellen Harris of Spalding, Nebr., and Mrs. Elizabeth Fitzsimmons of Long Beach, Calif., and a brother, Charles Harris of Caldwell.

The remains has been sent to Spalding by the Shaffer Memory Chapel for services and interment.

Ontario Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Monday, June 01, 1964
Clarence Hart Services Set

PAYETTE - Clarence Hart, 64, Payette died Sunday morning in an Ontario hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Playto, Calif., October 17, 1899 he came to Payette in 1907 with his mother and brother after the death of his father. During World War II he served in the Army. Since then, he has been engaged in cattle ranching. He was a member of the American Legion and the Idaho Cattlemen's Association.

Surviving are a brother Eugene of Albany, Ore., a niece Mrs. Valerie Hamilton; four cousins, Mrs. Harry Pence, Mrs. Nellie Ferguson, and Sam Applegate, all of Payette; and Jim Applegate of Emmett.

Services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m., at the New Plymouth Shafer Memory chapel by the Rev. William Clark. Internment will follow at the Kennedy-Applegate cemetery in New Plymouth. (Applegate Kennedy Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, September 14, 1983
Margaret "Micky" R. Harter

Services for Margaret "Micky" Repp Harter, 71, Payette, who died Monday, Sept. 12, 1983, in a Payette nursing home, will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Payette, with Elder William K. Mansker and Elder Leon Cornforth officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Payette, under the direction of the Shaffer-Jensen Chapel of Payette.

Mrs. Harter was born on Oct. 29, 1911, in Globe, Ariz., daughter of Frank and Julia Knornschild. The family moved with her parents to Glendale, Calif., where she graduated from the Glendale Academy. Margaret had worked in the Glendale Sanitarium. She married Alex Repp in February of 1931 at Glendale. They moved to Prairie City, Ore., in 1936, where her husband was administrator and anesthetist of the hospital.

In 1940, they moved to Payette to administrate the Payette Hospital. Mr. Repp died in August of 1944. She moved to Walla Walla, Wash., in 1944, and married Virgil Harter on Jan. 19, 1946, in Pendleton, Ore. They made their home in College Place, Wash. In October of 1954, they moved to Payette where they administrated the Payette hospital. They later purchased the property and hospital building, eventually rebuilding it into the present skilled nursing care known today as the Casa Loma Convalescent Center. They semi-retired in December of 1968, and traveled the Southwest visiting family and friends. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Payette.

Margaret wrote many poems, among them, "Musings of a Grandmother" was published in the book, "World Treasury of Great Poems" in 1980.

Survivors include her husband, Virgil of Payette; two sons, Don Harter of Wenatchee, Wash. and David Harter of Boise; two sisters, Beryl Folts of Torrance, Calif., and Virginia Nicholson of Hollister, Calif.; a brother, Frank Knornschild of Watsonville, Calif.; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Shaffer-Jensen Chapel of Payette. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Argus-Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Thursday, October 18, 2001, p.4A
Timothy B. Hartung, 54, Payette, died Oct. 17 at a Boise Hospital. At his request, no services will be held. Arrangements by Summers Funeral Homes, Boise chapel.

Independent Enterprise
December 29, 1955
Mrs. Haverfield Dies In Weiser Tuesday

Mrs. Rosa Jane Haverfield, 83, of Weiser, a pioneer resident of Washington county, died Tuesday morning in a Weiser hospital. Her husband, Amos Haverfield, died Dec. 18.

Mrs. Haverfield was born Aug. 10, 1972, near Hermitage, Mo., and she was married March 13, 1892, in Hermitage to Mr. Haverfield. The couple moved to Weiser Nov. 19, 1896.

She was a member of the Baptist church in Weiser.

Surviving are a son, Roy Haverfield of Payette; a daughter, Mrs. Eva Wisdom of Weiser, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at Northam-Jones chapel Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Charles Easley of Payette officiated and interment was at Hillcrest. Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
September 11, 1947, p10.
Aged Matron Dies At New Plymouth

Mrs. Katie Louise Hawbaker, 84, died at her home at New Plymouth September 6. Born in Germany February 12, 1863, Mrs. Hawbaker came to the United States at the age of 16.

She came to New Plymouth from Gering, Neb., the old family home, four yeas ago. Mrs. Hawbaker was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ruby M. Starkebaum and Mrs. Gladys Louise Martin, both of Fruitland, and two sons, Harvey L., of Gering and D. Aaron of New Plymouth. The husband died 22 years ago. Two daughters also preceded the mother in death. There are eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Seventh Day Adventist church, September 8 with Rev. L.E. Tucker in charge. The body was sent to Gering for interment. Landon-Shaffer Funeral Home was in charge.

The Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon
Monday, April 13, 1970
Donald David Hayes infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Gale Hayes, Payette, died at birth Wednesday at an Ontario hospital.
Survivors in addition to his parents include two brothers, Gale Hayes, Jr. and Robert Hayes; two sisters, Mary and Shirley Hayes, all at home; and maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John York, Payette.
Graveside services were conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Riverside by the Rev. D. J. Snyder, under the direction of the Payette Chapel of the Roses. (Riverside Cemetey) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, February 03, 1944
Prominent Plymouth Resident Passes

Word was received in Payette this, Thursday, morning, of the death of M. W. Hazeltine, following an illness of several weeks duration. Deceased has been a resident of Payette county for many years, living for a time at Fruitland and later moving to New Plymouth. At the time of his death he was the manager of the Farmers Co-operative Ditch Company. Malcolm Winifred Hazeltine was 67 years of age and beside his widow is survived by three children, Mrs. Laura Fisher, of Spokane, Washington, Mrs. Edith Ferrera and Mrs. Fern Davis of New Plymouth, two sisters and one brother, Walter Hazeltine, of Emmett. Funeral services are set for next Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Baptist church at New Plymouth.

The Emmett Index (Emmett, Gem County, Idaho)
Thursday, October 11, 1906
Mrs. James Head of Pearl died at her home in that town yesterday. She was the wife of the engineer at the Lincoln mine. She was buried a few miles below Emmett today. (Falk Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, January 29, 1931
William Seward Heizer was born at Lawrence, Kansas on July 7, 1861. In 1864 he, with his parents, and two sisters, moved to Medipolis, Iowa. At the age of seven years he united with the Presbyterian church at Kasuth, Iowa, to which faith he has always been true.

On March 6, 1907 he was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Greenlee at the Baptist church in Boulder, Colorado. To this union were born two children, William Earl and Ellen L. both of Payette, also two children by a former marriage, Mrs. Albert Lake of Payette and William Seward Heizer, Jr., of Cascade, Idaho, and two step-sons John R. Greenlee of Payette and Everett L. Greenlee of Comin Lake, British Columbia. Seven grand children and one half sister, Carrie Heizer Braden of Wellman, Iowa. These with the wife, still survive to mourn the loss of a kind, loving husband and father. (Unreadable) of the last two years he has been failing in health, but always had a kind and loving word for his family and a ready smile for his many friends.

He passed away very suddenly from this life on January 21, 1931, at the age of 69 years, 6 months and 14 days.

In the passing of William Seward Heizer the family not only suffered a great loss, but the entire community, for he was a loyal, useful citizen, and in deeper friendship one could appreciate more fully his noble traits of character.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist church in Payette, conducted by Rev. H. F. Knight, assisted by Rev. Sam Ballinger, his former pastor in Payette, and among his remarks on his life he said in part, "His presence in the pew was an inspiration."

The many friends that gathered to pay their last respects to him and the beautiful floral offerings were a silent token of the high esteem in which he was held. He was layed to rest in the Weiser cemetery.


We wish to thank and express our appreciation to the many friends who were so kind and helped us during the recent bereavement of our husband and father.
Mary E. Heizer, Seward Heizer, Ellen L. Heizer, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Heizer and son, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lake and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Greenlee, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Greenlee and family

Note: The cemetery is called Hillcrest Cemetery, Weiser, Idaho. ch

Payette Independent
Thursday, November 08, 1934
Lillian Heller Called By Death Saturday

Lillian May Heller passed away Saturday morning at the hoem fo her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Heller; her death coming suddenly, although she had been ill for many years. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at ten o' clock from teh Holy Family Catholic church. The Rosary was said Monday evening at Landon's Funeral home by Rev. E. A. Stokoe. Pall bearers at the funeral were Wilbur McKamey, Linden Fife, Donovan Shutts, Edward Boies, Geeroge Patterson and Harold Whitely. Burial was in Park View cemetery in New Plymouth.

Miss Heller was born at Arlington, Iowa, on September 2, 1903 adn when a little girl of eight, moved with her parents to St. Lawrence, S. Dakota, and lived there until 1926, attending school in this city and growing to young womanhood. In 1926 she came to Idaho for a year but returned to South Dakota until 1932, when the family moved to Payette. Part of the time she has lived here with parents and also spent a great deal of time at the home of her brother, Jack Heller at Halfway, Oregon.

She is survived by her parents, four sisters, Mrs. J. L. Candle, of Fayette, Iowa; Mrs. Earl Rowen of Wessington, S. Dakota; Mrs. William Wilson of Payette and Mrs. Ed North of Payette. There are three brothers to mourn the loss of their sister, Jack at Halfway; Matt and Lawrence, both of Payette.

See the kind Angels, at the gates, inviting us to come; There Jesus, the forerunner, waits to welcome travelers home. (Parkview Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Payette Independent Enterprise
May 11, 1939
Mary Ann Heller was born the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Linabach, on March 13, 1865, near Glen Haven, Illinois, where she spent her early life. She was married to William Heller August 16, 1887, and they later came to Payette. She passed away at the age of 74 years, on May 5, 1939.

She leaves her husband, four daughters; Mrs. Rose Candle, Payette; Mrs. W. E. Wilson, Vale; Mrs. W. P. McKamey, Payette; Mrs. E. ?(illegdible), Wessington, South Dakota; four sons; Matt and Lawrence, both of Payette. Three children have preceeded her in death, Charles and Jack, and a daughter, Lillian. There are nine granchildren and one great-grandchild. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors lodge.

Rosary was recited by Father D. Boute, of the Holy Family church, at the Landon Funeral home Sunday at 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at the church at 9 a.m., Monday, May 8, with interment in Park View cemetery beside her daughter. (Parkview Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
December 11, 1941

William Henry Heller, 75, died at the Payette General hospital Wednesday, December 10 after a lingering illness.

The Hellers came to Payette in August 1933 from Vayland, S. D., and Mr. Heller has made his home here since that time. His wife preceded him in death on May 5, 1939.

Services will be held at the Landon Funeral home on Friday, December 12 at 2 p.m. and will be under the direction of the Rev. E. R. Kaemmer. Interment will be at the side of his wife and daughter in the Park View cemetery at New Plymouth. (Parkview Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, June 06, 1946
Prominent Fruit Grower Passes

Charles B. Henggeler, long time prominent fruit grower of the Fruitland section died at the Ontario hospital Monday. Rosary will be recited at the family home on Thursday at eight p. m. A solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated at St. Aloysius Catholic church in New Plymouth, at 1:00 a. m.(as appeared in the paper) Friday with Rev. T. C. Halpin, pastor as celebrant; Rev. C. M. Muylvahill, of Weiser as deacon; Rev. P. J. Gaire, of Ontario, as sub-deacon; Rev. R. Bauman, of Payette, as master of ceremonies; Eugene Henggeler and Jack Mattock as altar boys. Pallbearers will be M. J. O'Leary, J. J. Driscoll, Clarence Ficken, Chas. F. Judy, Homer Marsh, of Fruitland and A. B. Meechan, of Payette. Interment will be in St. John's Catholic cemetery in Ontario beside his wife and daughter.

Charles Benedict Henggeler was born March 1, 1879 at Conception, Missouri. He was united in marriage to Miss Agatha Schieber on November 12, 1907 at conception, and to this union were born three sons and three daughters. He came to Fruitland in 1907 and purchased the place on which he has lived with his family continuously. He was actively engaged in fruit growing since he bought his ranch when he immediately planted his first trees.

Mr. Henggeler was a member of St. Aloysius Church in New Plymouth and of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He was elected a director of the Farmer's Irrigation district in January, 1929, and served on that board until his death. He was preceded in death by his wife on June 14, 1932 and a daughter, Bertha, in 1920.

His immediate survivors, who will be present for the funeral are three sons and two daughters: Charles M. Henggeler, of Weiser; John A. Henggeler, of Boise; Benedict A. Henggeler, of Fruitland; Mrs. Mary Mattock, of Fruitland; Mrs. Agnes Campo, of Fruitland; his mother, Mrs. Frances Henggeler, of Boise; two brothers and three sisters, A. N. Henggeler, of Fruitland; J. G. Henggeler, of New Plymouth; Mrs. H. E. Betebenner of Boise; Miss Martha Henggeler, of Boise and Mrs. W. S. Doyle, of Yakima, Wash.

This brother-in-law, A. G. Schieber and hs son, Ben Schieber, of Clyde, Missouri will be present at the service.

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, January 26, 1939
Fruitland Resident Dies From Injuries Suffered Blasting Orchard Stumps

Melchoir Henggeler Hurt Thursday Afternoon; Final Rites at Ontario Monday

Found lying unconscious across an unlighted blasting charge, a cigarette still burning in his hand, and a match newly out, M. X. Henggeler, long-time Fruitland resident, died early Friday morning in Ontario hospital, of wounds inflicted by a flying piece of wood from his last blast.

Henggeler, 41, had been blowing stumps in an orchard lot at his home one mile south of Fruitland, and was alone when the accident occurred. He never regained consciousness to tell the story of the mishap.

According to the reconstruction of the accident as it was described by those who found him, his skull fractured by a heavy stock, from his last charge, some 180 feet distant from where he was hit. Henggeler apparently was ready to light a second charge when struck.

His death was ascribed to concussion of the brain.

He was at his home at 3:30 o'clock, and was found unconscious at 4:30 o'clock.

Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Aloysius church, New Plymouth. Burial was in the family lot in the Catholic cemetery, Ontario, Oregon.

Melchoir X. Henggeler was born at Clyde, Missouri, 41 years ago. He moved to Utah with his parents at the age of six years. The family moved to Payette valley on January 7, 1909 to the ranch which was his home at the time of his death.

On May 4, 1907, he was married to Anna Whelan.

He leaves his widow, his mother, Mrs. Frances Henggeler, three sisters, Mrs. H. E. Betebenner and Miss Martha Henggeler, all of Boise and Mrs. W. S. Doyle of Yakima, Wash.; three brothers A. N., Joe and C. B. Henggeler, all of Fruitland.

His father preceded him in death on Jan. 5, 1917, and a sister in 1909.

He was a member of St. Aloysius church of New Plymouth, a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus and of the Elks lodge No. 1448 of Caldwell.

He was prominent in all civic affairs of the community, being at the time of his death, director of the Noble Ditch Co., Farmers' Mutual telephone Co., and Fruit Producers' council.

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, December 14, 1988

Horace Ernest "Ace" Hibbard, 81, Payette, died Dec. 5, 1988, at home of natural causes. Services were at 2 p.m. Dec 9 at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Bishop Bevan Nelson of the Payette First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officiated. Burial and fly-by followed at Riverside Cemetery, Payette.

He was born April 30, 1907, at Garden City, Mo. As a boy he moved to California where he was raised and educated. He graduated from Lodi High School in 1925. He was involved in aviation as a very young man, and was the forth man in California to receive an instructors permit. He flew in a cross country air race in 1930, he lost his propeller over Missouri and landed in a corn field to retrieve it. During World War II he was the commander of Thunder Bird II, a fighter pilot training base at Phoenix, Ariz. After the war he managed an air field at Auburn, Calif. until 1964. He then moved to Nevada, Oregon, and then to Payette. He continued to work in aviation throughout his life. He was a crop duster spray pilot for Farmers Supply Co-op of Ontario until in his 70's. His last flight took place on January 1985. At the age of 77 he logged his final flying hours at 14,791. He married Velda Nelson Dec. 27, 1979 at Winnemucca. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association of Payette. He enjoyed reading, and building experimental aircraft.

Survivors include his wife, Velda of Payette; by a previous marriage, two sons, Norman E. Hibbard of Alameda, Calif., and Richard M. Hibbard of Napa, Calif.; one daughter, Patricia L. Day of Stevinson, Calif.; two stepsons, Pete Hibbard of Boise, and Kevin Hibbard of New Plymouth; one stepdaughter, Debbie Reed of Kingston, Wash., and one brother, James B. Hibbard of Lockeford, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity, in care of Shaffer-Jensen Memory chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, 83661. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Thursday, March 31, 1960
Annie Kennedy Services Held

Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Shaffer chapel for Mrs. Annie Neill Kennedy Hill, 86, a native of eastern Oregon and a member of the Payette County 50-Year Pioneer club, who died at the home of a daughter Monday morning. Interment was at New Plymouth.

Mrs. Hill was born July 4, 1873, near Malheur Butte in Oregon. She moved with her family to New Plymouth in 1874 and grew up here. She was married to Frank Lewis, August 4, 1892, at Payette. Mr. Lewis died in 1907. She was married to John Hill, Jan. 4, 1916. Mr. Hill died in 1936.

She was a member of the Baptist church and the Payette County 50-Year Pioneer club.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Mathews and Mrs. Florence King, both of New Plymouth; three step daughters, Mrs. Ellen Mowe, Selma, Calif., Mrs. Laura Feyrer, who lives in Canada, Mrs. Mary Pollard who is a missionary in India; one step-son, Victor Hill of Burley; three brothers, Robert, Samuel and Hugh Kennedy, all of New Plymouth; 25 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. (Applegate Kennedy Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Idaho Daily Statesman (Boise, Idaho)
Friday, May 30, 1902
Payette News

Payette, May 29 - Swan Hill, who died at Boise last night, was well known here, having lived at Washoe a number of years. His two sons, Sam and John, still live in this vicinity.

Idaho Daily Statesman (Thursday, May 29, 1902)

Mysterious Disappearance of Liveryman Swan Hill


Fear Entertained That He Fell Into the Street Railway Ditch - The Canal Drained This Morning to Admit of a Search Being Made

Swan Hill, proprietor of Hill's livery stable at main and Eleventh streets, has been missing since 5 o'clock Tuesday morning, and fears are entertained that he has been drowned in the street railway company's ditch. Mr. Hill is 64 years of age and has lived in Boise since last winter. He formerly owned a farm in the Payette Valley. He has raised a large family of boys and girls, who are all well to do.

Mr. Hill often slept in his livery stable, where he had a good bed. He was active and attentive to business, preferring to remain on night duty and let the younger men attend to the business during the day. He was on duty last Monday night as usual, and admitted a horse to the stable about 5 o'clock Tuesday morning. That was the last time he was seen.

His family became greatly alarmed for his safety and inquiry was made at every point where he might have gone. He did not take a horse from the stable, and no trace of him could be found anywhere within walking distance of the city.

The street railway company's ditch runs close to the side of the stable. An open door leads out to the ditch, and the bank at this point is soft and yielding. It is suspected that he might have walked out of the door and into the ditch when only half awake, and thus was drowned.

A careful search was made of the ditch yesterday afternoon with the hope of finding some clue that might clear up the mystery. At midnight after the cars stopped running, the ditch was drained. The water was not low enough for the search to begin until 3 o'clock the hour when the Statesman went to press.

Idaho Daily Statesman (Saturday, May 31, 1902)


The funeral of Swan Hill, the story of whose sad death by drowning has already been told, took place yesterday afternoon from the family residence, 1017 Bannock street. A large procession followed the remains to Morris Hill cemetery.

Independent Enterprise
July 20, 1961
Graveside Services Held for Infant

Leslie L. Hilliard, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hilliard of Payette, died shortly after birth last Thursday.

Survivors in addition to his parents is a sister, Pamela, of Payette.

Interment services were conducted at 10 a.m. at Riverside with the Rev. Howard Larson officiating. Shaffer chapel was in charge of arrangements. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, October 31, 1990
Amanda Elzina Winterberg Hinz

Amanda Elzina Winterberg Hinz, 98, Payette, died Oct. 27, 1990, in a Caldwell care center, Caldwell. Graveside services were 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Payette. Officiated by the Rev. Jim Kent of Payette Church of the Nazarene, where she and her late husband, Walter, were members. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.

She was born to Annie Ryckman and Martin Winterberg on March 27, 1892, at Thule, S.D. Amanda and Walter were married Dec. 6, 1916, at Pollock, S.D. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Walter; a son, Martin; a daughter, Phyllis, and a great-grandson, Mark.

Survivors include her son, Otto F. Hinz of Payette; two daughters, Vera Maciejewski of Elk Grove, Calif., and Delpha Blohm of Caldwell; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Tucker-Maxon Oral School (on behalf of her grandson, William H. Blohm) 2860 S.E. Colgate Blvd., Portland, 97214.(Rosedale Memorial Gardens) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson.

The Ontario-Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Monday, December 03, 1962
Rev. H. Hoffman Services Tuesday

PAYETTE - Rev. Harold P. Hoffman, 70, Payette, died early Saturday at his home in Payette, following a long illness.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Free Methodist church in Fruitland. Rev. Mabel Roton, Rev. Sanford Waff and Rev. William Holliday will officiate. Interment will follow in Riverside at Payette, under the direction of Shaffer Memory chapel.

Rev. Hoffman was born at Tama, Iowa, on April 6, 1892. He was married in Tama to Irene K. Hansen on August 4, 1920. They came from Dallas, Ore., to Idaho in July, 1945.

Rev. Hoffman was pastor of the Free Methodist churches at Wilder and Fruitland, He had resided in Payette the past nine years.

Surviving him in addition to his wife are two sons, Duane R. Hoffman of Parma, and Glenn R. Hoffman of Payette; a daughter, Mrs. Naomi I. Phillips of Caldwell; a sister, Mrs. Allie Hanlon of Northridge, Calif; and seven grandchildren. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, December 10, 1959
Services Planned For Arba Hogue

Graveside services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Midvale Cemetery for Arba Roy Hogue, 81, of Payette, who died Tuesday in the Council hospital following a long illness.

Mr. Hogue was born in Kansas on January 9, 1878 and came to the Payette community seven years ago from Martin, South Dakota. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dora Hogue of Payette; one daughter, Mrs. Taylor Hale of Midvale, and nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Interment will be in the Midvale cemetery under the direction of Shaffer Chapel of Payette.

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, February 07, 1957
Former Resident Passes In Arizona

William Edgar Holady, Sr., 68, a former resident of Oregon Slope and Nyssa died Tuesday in Tucson, Arizona.

Mr. Holady was born Nov. 12, 1888, in Colfax, Wash and was married to Myrtle Burgess on June 12, 1912, in Winona, Wash. He had resided in Nyssa and the Oregon Slope area from 1931 to 1940. He was a retired logger and lumberman. He and his wife were on a vacation at the time of his death.

Surviving in addition to Mrs. Holady of Ontario are a daughter, Mrs. June Brockus of New Plymouth; three sons, Vergil of Ontario, William Edgar, Jr., of Boise and Floyd Lester of Pendleton, Ore.; three brothers, T. H. Holady and H. H. Holady, both of Milton-Freewater, Ore., and F. D. Holady of Klamath Falls, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. N. P. French of Adrian, Ore., and 11 grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. in Shaffer Memory Chapel with interment at Rosedale Memorial Park. (Rosedale Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
July 12, 1973
FRUITLAND - Services for Charles Robert "Bob" Hollenbeck, 59, of Fruitland, who died Sunday at Denver, Colo., will be conducted Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette, by the Rev. Edward McIndoo of the First Christian Church in Ontario. Interment will be at Riverside cemetery.

Mr. Hollenbeck was born in Fruitland May 16, 1914, where he grew up and was graduated from high school in 1931. He was graduated from the School of Pharmacy at Oregon State University in 1935. He was married to Majorie Hill in Fruitland in 1936. They lived in Gooding where he was employed until 1944. He then served as an ensign in the Navy and was discharged in 1946.

Following the service he was employed at the Ontario Pharmacy in Ontario. In 1960 the family moved to Corvallis, Ore. And returned to Fruitland in 1967. He had been employed at Skaggs Drug Center in Ontario for the past 2 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Ontario Elks Lodge 1690 and the Idaho-Oregon Pharmaceutical Association.

Survivors are his wife, Fruitland; two sons, Robert R., Denver, and James (Mike), Ontario; two half sisters, Mrs. Mary Enberg, Portland, and Mrs. Merle Rich, Newberg, Ore.; and a granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
April 03, 1958
Fruitland Woman Dies in Ontario

PAYETTE-Mrs. L. Rudolph Hollenbeck, 81, a long time resident of Fruitland, died in the Holy Rosary hospital in Ontario Thursday morning.

She was born January 23, 1877 at Grayville, Ill. She came from Hays, Kansas to the Fruitland community and Payette county in 1911.

Mrs. Hollenbeck was a member of the Methodist church, the Rebekah Lodge and was once county treasurer for Payette county.

She is survived by a son, Robert Hollenbeck of Ontario; two daughters, Mrs. C. L. Rich and Mrs. Mary Enbert, both of Portland; a brother, Loren Rudolph of Boise; a sister, Mrs. John Coulter of Grayville; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Services are being arranged by Shaffer chapel of Payette. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
June 05, 1947
Wm. Hollenbeck Passes

William Michael Hollenbeck, son of Lewis and Matilda Hollenbeck, was born at Caledonia, New York on August 16, 1868. In 1888 he was married to Mary Dell Grenell. They moved to Hays, Kansas. To this union three children were born, Gerald, Merle and Mary. His wife passed away at Hays, Kansas.

In 1910 he was married to Miss L. Rudolph at Abilene, Kansas. On February 1, 1912 he moved his family to Fruitland, Idaho, where he has since resided. To this union, two sons, Rudolph and Robert were born. Mr. Hollenbeck passed away at his home in Fruitland, May 30, at the age of 78 years, nine months and fourteen days.

He is survived by his wife, L. Rudolph Hollenbeck, of Fruitland, on son, C. Robert Hollenbeck, of Nampa; two daughters, Mrs. Merle Rich, of Portland, Oregon and Mrs. Mary D. Enberg, of Nampa, Idaho; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two sisters in New York; two sons, Gerald and Rudolph preceded their father in death.

Services were held at two o'clock Tuesday, June 3, in the Methodist church in Fruitland with the Rev. Herschel Shank, of Caldwell officiating. Interment was in the Riverside cemetery at Payette. Mrs. Hollenbeck and family always took a leading part in the advancement of the community. Through his genial nature he was kown to his many friends as "Mickey."

Those coming from a distance to attend the Hollenbeck funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rudolph, of Seattle, Wn., Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Rudolph and daughter, Barbara Ellensberg, Wn., Lyle Dalzell, of Weiser, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dalzell and Mr. and Mrs. L. Rudolph, of Boise; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Inloes and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Rich of Portland, Ore., Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Enberg and Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Hollenbeck of Nampa, Mrs. Fannie Barton, Weiser, Mrs. Alberta Rich and Mrs. J. S. Smith, of Pendleton, Ore., Mrs. Billie Heizer, Baker, Ore., and Mrs. Anna Hollenbeck of Los Angeles, Cal. Neighbors and friends prepared and served dinner at the home of Mrs. Minnie Fiecken for the family and all out of town friends and relatives.

Pall Bearers

Roland H. Rudolph, Seattle, Wn., Ronald Rudolph, Ellensbert, Wn., C. Ralph Rudolph, Boise, Elza Thomas, Los Angeles, Calif., A. N. Henggeler, Fruitland, John Thode, Fruitland. Rev. H. G. Shank of Caldwell officiated, assisted by Lyle Dalzell of Weiser. Paul Dalzell sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Going Home," accompanied by Mrs. Dalzell. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Payette Enterprise
August 08, 1918
Wm. Rudolph Hollenbeck, the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hollenbeck, was born April 16, 1912, in Payette and died at 11:15, Aug. 5, 1918, in Ontario hospital, when an operation was performed Sunday evening for acute appendicitis.

Rudolph was a member of the Methodist church and Sunday school and was the only absent from his class when sick. One of his last thoughts as he was bidding his parents and loved ones good bye was giving his money to the Red Cross.

He leaves to mourn his early departure from this life besides his parents, his brother Robert, a half brother Gerald, and two half sisters, Mrs. Chas. Rich and Mary Hollenbeck. Mr. Gerald Hollenbeck arrived from Camp Lewis to attend the funeral. Rev. Chas. McCoard officiated. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery.

The many friends of the family sympathize with them.

So bright and strong and healthful was Master Rudolph Hollenbeck that we little thought that he would grow to noble Christian manhood. But how often the Heavenly Father plans differently for the little lives in our care and as we pluck the fairest and brightest flowers from our gardens, does "the Reaper" pluck the fairest and brightest of the Master, and we bow submissively to His will knowing "He doeth all thinngs well." (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer


There are no words to express our deep gratitude to the many loving friends who did so many kind things during the time of our great sorrow. Mr. and Mrs. William M. Hollenbeck and Family.

Payette Enterprise
June 26, 1919
Miss Carrie Hooker was born in Cherokee, (county) Iowa, October 10, 1894. At the age of six years she moved with the family to Grand Junction, Colorado. Nine years ago the family moved to Fruitland, Idaho, where Carrie has resided ever since.

On Saturday, June 21, 1919, at two o'clock P.M. Carrie passed away from this life to enter a more beautiful place where suffering shall be no more. At the age of six years she had a hard siege of scarlet fever which left her with epilepsy from which she suffered up to the time of her death.

At the age of twelve she was converted and lived a conscientious Christian life up to the last. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hooker, of Fruitland, three sisters, Laura, Minnie and May and two brothers, Russell and Lestesr are left to mourn their loss.

The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Nazarene church in Ontario, after which the body was laid to rest in Riverside cemetery, Payette, beside that of her brother Raymond.

Mr. and Mrs. Hooker have many friends in and near Fruitland who sympathize with them in their sorrow.


We wish to thank the many neighbors and friends, for their tender sympathy and help shown to us in our bereavement, and for the beautiful floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Hooker and family. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
April 23, 1953
Services Held On Tuesday For Long Time Area Resident

Services for Mrs. Della Margaret Hooker, 80, who passed away Thursday at her home in Fruitland were conducted at the Ontario Nazarene church Tuesday with the Rev. A. L. Turner and Rev. Ford Burtch officiating. Interment in Riverside cemetery followed under the direction of Shaffer Memory chapel.

Mrs. Hooker wsa born Aug. 2, 1872 at Cherokee, Iowa and moved to Fruitland 43 years ago from Grand Junction, Colo. Her husband and four children have preceded her in death.

She has been a charter member of the Ontario Nazarene church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Laura Holloway, Fruitland; Mrs. Minnie Sutton, Long Beach, Cal., and Miss May Hooker, Fruitland; two sons, Russell C. Hooker, Nampa; and Lester G. Hooker, Fruitland; sister, Minnie Cook, Crosby Texas; seven granchildren and three great-grandchildren. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
March 05, 1942

Geo. A. Hooker, who had been a resident of the Fruitland community for the past 32 years passed away at his home one half mile northwest of that place last Wednesday morning at the advanced age of eighty years.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at three o'clock at the Ontario Nazarene church with burial in Payette. Deceased is survived by hi wife, Bella (Della); three daughters, Mrs. Laura Halloway and Miss May Hooker of Fruitland and Mrs. Minnie Sutton of Boise; two sons, Russell, of Nampa and Leslie of Fruitland and eight grandchildren. Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
December 04, 1975
FRUITLAND-Services for Lester George Hooker, 76, of Fruitland, who died Tuesday at an Ontario hospital, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fruitland Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel by Clyde P. (? illegible), minister of the Emmett Church of Christ. Interment with military honors was in Riverside Cemetery in Payette.

He was born Nov. 12, 1899, at Cherokee (county), Iowa. The family moved to Fruitland when he was 11 years old. He attended school in Fruitland. Mr. Hooker served with the Marines during World War 1, and later returned to Fruitland where he farmed for many years.

He was a member of the John Webster Rhoads Post No. 33, American Legion, and Payette Barracks No. 338, Veterans of World War One.

Surviving are two sisters, May Hooker, Fruitland, and Mrs. Paul (Minnie) Sutton, Long Beach, Calif. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, October 14, 1971
PAYETTE - Services for Mrs. Mary Elma Owens Hooper, 36, Payette, a former Weiser resident, who died Wednesday en route to an Ontario hospital, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Northam-Jones chapel, Weiser, by Pastor James C. Holbrook of the First Christian Church of Payette. Interment followed at Hillcrest, Weiser.

Mrs. Hooper was born Nov. 6, 1934 at Weiser, the daughter of Elmer F. and Mary Wardrip Owens. She graduated from Weiser High School in 1953. She was married to Charles Hooper May 24, 1954 at Weiser. Following their marriage the couple lived in various places in the United States and Germany where Hooper was stationed with the U.S. Air Force. They returned to Idaho and made their home in Payette in 1970.

Mrs. Hooper was a member of the Weiser Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband of Payette; a son, Casey O. Hooper, Payette; two daughters, Mary E. and Kathleen R. Hooper, both of Payette; three brothers, Elmer Owens, Fruitland, Bert Owens, Weiser, and Fred Owens, Orofino, Idaho; two half brothers, Robert Owens, Boston, Mass., and Douglas Owens in Arkansas.

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, January 18, 1984
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Yvonne Mary Hoover, 67, of New Plymouth, who died Jan. 5, 1984, in an Ontario hospital, were conducted Monday in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, New Plymouth. The Rev. Fr. John McGoldrick celebrant officiated and concluding rites were conducted under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, New Plymouth.

She was born May 23, 1916, in Charleston, W. Va., the daughter of John and Andrea Ginion Duffey. She moved to Hartford, Ind., where she was reared and educated. She served as a registered nurse with the U.S. Army in World War II. She worked at Sacred Heart Hospital in Hartford for many years.

She married Vaughn Hoover on Oct. 19, 1955, in Hartford. They lived in Florida and California before moving to New Plymouth in 1978.

She is survived by her husband, Vaughn, New Plymouth; two daughters, Davona Hoover of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Anita Gonzales of Fountain Valley, Calif., and two grandchildren.

Argus Observer, Ontario, Oregon
Sunday, July 20, 2003
Gwendolyn House

Gwendolyn House, 76, Vacaville, Calif., formerly of New Plymouth died, Monday, July 14, 2003, at home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2003, at Park View Cemetery, New Plymouth. The Rev. Bob Rowley is Officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2003, at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, New Plymouth. Services and arrangements are under the direction of Vaca Hills Chapel, Vacaville, Calif., and Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, New Plymouth. (Park View Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson.

Payette Enterprise
March 11, 1943
Former Resident Dies In Portland

Word was received in Payette this Thursday morning, of the death of Mrs. Lee Howard, which occurred on Wednesday of this week in Portland, Oregon. The body will arrive in Payette on Friday evening train and funeral services will be held here. Mrs. Howard is well known in this community being the daughter of the late Thomas Windle and with her family moved to the Oregon city some eight or ten years ago. Deceased is survived by her husband, Lee Howard; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Kenny and a son, Tommy Howard, all of Portland. No announcement has been made as tot he funeral arrangements.(Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Payette Independent
November 17, 1927
Jack, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Newal Howard, passed away shortly after midnight Tuesday night at his home on the Slope. The little fellow was ill only a short time with Bronchial pneumonia and death came most unexpectedly. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the Ontario undertaking parlors, and interment was made in the Ontario cemetery. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community. (Ontario Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, February 20, 1936
The funeral of William Robert Howard was held from the Landon Funeral Home Thursday forenoon, February 20, at 10 o'clock with Rev. Dallas McNeil in charge of the services. Interment was in the Riverside cemetery.

William Robert Howard was born in Pope County, Illinois February 16, 1856 and died at his home in Payette February 18, 1936. Four nephews and two nieces survive him. Felix, William and John Howard and Ellen Jensen, all of Payette; Lee Howard of Huntington and Mrs. Florence Nielson of Sacramento, Calif. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
May 09, 2001
C. W. "Bill" Hoyle, Jr., 77, Payette, died May 3 at the Veterans Hospital in Boise. Memorial Services were held Tuesday, at the Ontario Elks Lodge. Arrangements were under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, New Plymouth. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Payette Enterprise
January 04, 1917
Milly May Van Etten was born in Bayfield, Colorado, September 18, 1893 and died at her father's home in Malheur county, Oregon, December 26, 1916. She united with the church in 1908; was married to Walter C. Huff March 12, 1913. She leaves a husband and a daughter 2 years old, a father, mother, three sisters, two brothers, and a host of friends. Mrs. Huff's death was not a surprise to the family, but there is a vacant chair, a sorrow that always comes at one's going away, that the world can never satisfy. She made a long, hard fight against the monster death, and throughout her sickness showed the fortitude and faith of a true Christian, and her testimony was, as one of old, "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." The family have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral services were conducted from the Brethren church at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 28th. A large number of friends were in attendance. Rev. N. H. Farnham spoke from James 4:14. Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Sunday, February 05, 1989
PAYETTE, Lee T. Hulen, 74, Payette, Idaho, a heavy equipment operator, died Feb. 2, 1989, in an Ontario hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Church of the Nazarene, Ontario. Private burial will follow in Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Payette, under the direction of Payette Chapel of the Roses.

He was born March 27, 1914, in Ontario, a son of Thomas J. and Anna M. Stone Hulen. He was raised and educated in the area. He married Elma Andrew on March 19, 1937 in North Bonneville, Wash. He made his career in general construction as an heavy equipment operator. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. They have made their home in Payette for the last 21 years. He was an active member of the first church of the Nazarene, Ontario. His faith in the Lord was a significant part of his life. He was loved deeply and will be missed.

Survivors include his wife, Elma of Payette; two daughters, Mona Kern of Wenatchee, Wash., and Bonnie McCollough of Caldwell; a brother, Earl Hulen of San Pable, Calif.; four sisters, Lou Glenisky of Ontario, Mable Howard of Oreville, Calif., Eva Magers of Lake Grove, and Alice Kinley of Napa, Calif.; four grandchildren, and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

Memorials may be made in Memory of Lee T. Hulen to the Ontario Church of the Nazarene.

Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the Payette Chapel of the Roses. (Rosedale Memorial Gardens) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
August 01, 2000
Robert Daniel Hunter, 85, a longtime resident of Payette, died July 29, 2000, at Holy Rosary Medical Center in Ontario (Oregon). Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Payette, under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.

Robert, or Bob to his family and friends, was born Sept. 2, 1914 in Turtle Lake, Wis., to Guy and Clara Hunter. Bob married Barbara B. Clark on July 1, 1939 in Weiser, Idaho. The couple celebrated 55 years together before Barbara's passing in 1994. Three children were born to Bob and Barbara, two daughters, Gail and Bobbie, and a son, Terrence, who died in infancy.

After residing in Oregon for many years, Bob and Barbara moved to Payette in 1961, where Bob managed a local Goodman Oil service station for about six years. Afterwards, Bob spent seven years working for Lynn Josephson Produce and then retired from Simplot in 1978.

Bob had a great passion for the outdoors and devoted to spend his spare time hunting, fishing, camping and riding his horse. In recent years, Bob stayed active at the local Senior Citizens Center, attending lunches and occaisional dances. He also enjoyed spending time withhis granddaughters and great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Survivors include a brother, Paul Hunter of Eugene, Ore.; a sister, Faith Brunner of Redmond, Ore.; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Gail and Henry Guilford of Weiser and Bobbie and Johnie Rothleutner of Payette; three grandchildren, Patty Theurer and her husband Kelly, of Fruitland, Debbie Dyer and her husband Jeff, of Payette, and Tracy Guilford of Weiser; three great-grandchildren, Niki Guilford of Payette and Jake and Tailor Dyer of Payette; one great-great grandchild, Averie Guilford of Payette, and several nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his wife, Barbara; a granddaughter, Barbara Cagley; two brothers, Charles and John Hunter; a son, Terence Hunter, and his parents, Guy and Clara Hunter. (Rosedale Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
December 16, 1948
Mrs. Wm. F. Huss Dies Tuesday

Mrs. William F. Huss, 68, died at her home Tuesday following a long illness.

The remains were forwarded to Norwalk, Iowa Thursday morning by the Shaffer Memory chapel for funeral services and interment.

Christine Elizabeth Hohrman was born in Meldorf, Germany Feb. 4, 1880. She was married to William F. Huss in 1915. Besides the husband she is survived by two daughters: Miss Audrey E. Huss of Payette and Pauline Huss of Newport, Ore., three brothers, Wm. F. Hohrman, Bondurant, Iowa; John Hohrman, Bloomington, Ill., and Henry Hohrman, Payette; and one sister, Mrs. F. W. Batey, of Evanston, Wyo.

Her only son, Ralph W., was killed while serving with the armed forces in1944.

She was a life long member of the Lutheran church. Submitted by Patty Theurer

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