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Payette Independent Enterprise
December 12, 1946

Payette Long Time Resident Passes

Elnora Caroline Lanfear, for forty-seven years a resident of Payette, passed away at the Payette Memorial hospital on Friday of last week following an illness of over nine months duration. Rev. Paul Felthouse of the Baptist church officiated at funeral services held on Tuesday Dec. 10th. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery with Landons in charge.

Deceased was born in New York where she resided for a number of years before moving to Hastings, Nebraska. She was 79 years of age at the time of her death.

Mrs. Lanfear is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Heckes of Sacramento, Cal., and Mrs. W. C. Moore of Hood River, Oregon; one son, William F. Lanfear of Riverside, Cal.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Paul bearers were Harry Williams and Harry Fuller of Fruitland, John Glass, of Weiser; Lawrence Dorathy of Fruitland, and Jim Tice and S. D. Sallee of Payette. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Payette Enterprise
December 04, 1917

DEATH OF IKE LARMON Ike Larmon, a bachelor of about 64 years of age, who lived north of the J. C. Giesler home on the bench, was found in a very critical condition Monday by Chas. Rich, who stopped for gasolene for his automobile, on his way to the J. F. Smith home. He was in an unconscious state and a doctor and neighbors were immediately summoned, the doctor finding Mr. Larmon suffering from double pneumonia. Little hopes were had for his recovery. He died at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning. He had made the remark to a neighbor some time ago, that he had five sisters and two brothers whom he had not heard from in 30 years. Search was made for some of his relatives with the result that a niece was located and is now on her way here from Firestone, Minn. The body is being held in the undertaking parlors of J. A. Lauer & Bro. and burial arrangements will not be made until her arrival. Submitted by Patty Theurer

Payette Independent Enterprise
January 22, 1959

Last Rites Held For Mattie Lathrop Tuesday

Services were held Wednesday for Mrs. Mattie Chambers Lathrop, 82, who died Saturday night at a local nursing home.

Mrs. Lathrop was born August 22, 1876, at Carlisle, Iowa, and moved to Payette in 1896 from Missouri. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son.

She was a member of the Christian Church, the Order of Eastern Star, the Floral Club, and the Portia Club.

Survivors include one brother, Robert A. Chambers of Cainsville, Mo. Mrs. Jay Stoner has kept in close touch with relatives in Missouri who were not able to attend during illness and death because of ill health.

Services were conducted in the Shaffer Memory Chapel with the Rev. Martin Torrence and the Order of Eastern Star officiating. Interment was held at Riverside. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, April 22, 1954

Edna Lattig Dies In Area Hospital

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in Payette for Mrs. Edna Mary Lattig, 78, who died April 15 in an Emmett hospital. She had been a resident of Payette from 1909 until 1947 when she moved to Emmett.

Mrs. Lattig was born Oct. 1, 1875 at O'Fallon, Mo. She had been a member of the Methodist church and the North Payette Social club.

Surviving are one son, Harry Lattig of Payette; two daughters, Mrs. Jesse Newton of Payette and Miss Marion Lattig of Emmett; three sisters, 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at the Shaffer Memory chapel in Payette with interment following at Riverside cemetery. The Rev. G. John Kulper of Emmett officiated. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

The Idaho Daily Statesman (Boise, Ada County, Idaho)
Thursday, June 05, 1902

Payette Locals

Payette, June 4 - The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Lauer was buried today in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, December 07, 1988

Vollie "Whitey" Laytham

Volley "Whitey" Laytham, 83, Payette, a retired laborer, died Dec. 2 in an Ontario hospital. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Dec. 6 at Riverside Cemetery, Payette, under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.

Argus Observer, Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon (Monday, December 5, 1988)

PAYETTE: Vollie "Whitey" Laytham, 83, Payette, a retired laborer, died Dec. 2, 1988, in an Ontario hospital. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery, Payette. Rev. Earl Traughber, Church of the Brethren, Fruitland, will officiate, under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.

He was born Nov. 15, 1905, at Bird City, Tenn. He was raised in Tennessee and Oklahoma. He left home as a young man, and worked at numerous locations in the northwest, including working on the hangars for the Dirigibles in Tillamook during World War II. Whitey was married twice. He was a charter member of the International Order of Old Bastards Payette Chapter #4024.

Survivors include a host of friends in Payette and surrounding areas. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Sunday, November 20, 1983

ONTARIO - Dean Leroy Leak, 85, of Ontario, died Nov. 18, 1983, in an Ontario nursing home. Services will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. at the Ontario Chapel of the Roses with Bishop LeRoy Cammack of Ontario Second Ward, Church of Latter-Day Saints, officiating. Interment will be in Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Payette.

He was born Dec. 1, 1897, in La Grande. He married Olivia Nelson in 1929 in Oakland, Calif. She died Aug 13, 1977. He married Viola Anderson on April 16, 1979, in Las Vegas. He was a retired carpenter and farmer. He lived in the Ontario community for 40 years.

In 1944, he received a meritorious service award from the United States Navy recognizing civilian service at the Naval Supply Depot in Utah.

He was member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Ontario Second Ward.

Survivors include his wife, Viola, Ontario; seven stepchildren, Jean Anderson, Erma Hatcher, Betty Castle, Thomas Anderson and Mary Ann Anderson, all of Ontario; Bob Anderson, Umatilla, and Sharon Gray, North Bend; four brothers, Leonard of Tremonton, Utah, George of Centerville, Utah, Alton of Bountiful, Utah, and Merle of Morgan, Utah; three sisters, Thelma Daybell, Donna Houlding and Leah Anderson, all of Salt Lake City; 17 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Friends may call from 7 until 9 p.m. Sunday evening at the Ontario Chapel of the Roses. (Rosedale Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, November 15, 1951

Earl David Lockett Funeral Services

Funeral services for Earl D. Lockett, 63, who passed away last Saturday at a local hospital, were held at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Shaffer Memory Chapel, Rev. M. S. Reeves officiated.

Mr. Lockett was born May 4, 1888 at Jamison, Oregon and came to Payette two years ago from Waldport, Oregon.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lettie Lockett, of Payette; three sons, Conley, of Willow Creek, Oregon; Keith with the U. S. Army and Dell, of Whitebird, Idaho. four daughters, Mrs. Nona Conklin, of Payette; Mrs. Ila Seper, of Plumber, Idaho; Mrs. Rada Danforth and Mrs. Milan Smiley, both of Portland; three brothers, Marshall, of Payette; Tom of Zillah, Washington and Hickman, of Reno, Nevada. A sister, Mrs. Matie MacCambridge of Payette, also survives. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Wednesday, January 14, 1987

PAYETTE - Floss M. Lockhart, 88, Payette, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1987, in a Payette nursing home. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, Payette, with Rev. Robert Hefty of the Payette First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Payette.

She was born June 10, 1898, in Marshall, Minn., the daughter of Jens and Alma Christensen. She moved with her parents to Payette in 1913. She married Floyd Lockhart on May 16, 1937, at Weiser. She worked for over 30 years for Mountain Bell at Payette, and at the time of her retirement was a chief operator. She was a member of the First United Church, Payette.

She is survived by her husband Floyd of Payette; two sisters, Pearl Ferrell, Emmett; and Hazel Ensign, Santa Monica, Calif.; two grandchildren, Dennis Lockhart, Atlanta, Georgia; and Leslynn Lockhart, Bakesfield, Calif.; and a great grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son Gerald.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Payette. Friends may call today from 4-9 p.m. at the Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, Payette. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Sunday, July 19, 1992

WEISER - Floyd Burks "Lock" Lockhart, 99, Boise, formerly of Payette, a retired barber, died July 17, 1992, in a Boise care facility. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery, Payette, with the Reverend Steve Brabb of the First Christian Church, Ontario, officiating under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.

Floyd was born Dec. 24, 1892, in Miller, Neb., the son of Michael L. and Francis Ellen Burks Lockhart. He moved to Idaho in 1919 following his discharge from the U.S. Navy. During World War I and came to Payette in 1920. On May 15, 1937, in Weiser, he married Floss M. Christensen. Lock barbered for more than 42 years, most of the time in Payette with Harry Stottler. Lock farmed north of Payette raising sheep from 1951 to 1976. Lock and Floss moved to town in 1976. Floss passed away in January, 1987. Lock loved animals, especially his dog Pooch, and always had feed for stray cats. He was known for his thrift. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, Payette.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Christine Lockhart, Bakersfield, Calif.; a sister, Faye DeVinapre, Boise; a grandson, Dennis Lockhart, Chicago, Ill.; a granddaughter, Leslynn Lockhart, Ashland; a great-granddaughter, Dorey Ann Lockhart, Chicago, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Lock was preceeded in death by his wife, Floss; a son Gerald; a brother, Ray, and three sisters, Edith Seamon, Ethel Alters and Leota Lockhart. (should be Leota Lockhart Melcher)ch

Memorials may be made to The First Methodist Church, Payette; The Idaho Youth Ranch; or the Salvation Army, care of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, Idaho 83661. Friends may call Monday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprises
Thursday, April 29, 1948

Payette Valley Matron Passes

Mrs. Frances Lockhart, for many years a Payette resident and for the past nine months has been residing with her daughter, Mrs. R. N. Alters at New Plymouth, passed away on Sunday at the Holy Rosary hospital following an illness of several months duration.

Frances Ellen Lockhart, 80, was born October 23, 1867 at Moulton, Iowa and came to Payette some thirty-five years ago from Sumner, Nebraska. Deceased was a member of the Payette Methodist Church. Mr. Lockhart passed away in this city several years ago.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Edith Seaman, Broken Bow, Nebr., Mrs. Ethel G. Alters, New Plymouth and Mrs. Fay R. Lopez, Meridian; two sons, Ray L. Lockhart, Sacramento, Calif., and Floyd R. Lockhart, Payette; one brother, Ralph E. Barks(sb Burks), New Plymouth; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Smith, Santa Cruz, Calif., and Mrs. Della Ingraham, Lewiston; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Her husband, and a daughter, Leota B. Melcher, proceeded her in death in 1937. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, December 02, 1937


Funeral services were held at the Landon Funeral Home Monday afternoon for Michael L. Lockhart, retired farmer of Payette, who died at his home here Saturday afternoon after several week's ill health. Rev. S. Dallas McNeil officiated. Interment was in the Riverside cemetery.

Mr. Lockhart was born May 10, 1860 in Aledo, Illinois. In 1884 he moved to Nebraska where he homesteaded a section of land. The following year he married Francis Burks on August 28 in Armada. They moved to Payette county in 1913 where they had since made their home.

Surviving are his wife and five children, Mrs. R. H. Seaman of Broken Bow, Nebraska; R. L. Lockhart of Kearney, Nebraska; Mrs. Ray N. Alters of Payette; Floyd B. Lockhart of Weiser, and Miss Fay Lockhart of Boise. Another daughter, Mrs. Leota Melcher, died in 1919. Six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Idaho Statesman
Wednesday, February 21, 1951

Alice M. Lockner of Fruitland, Dies

PAYETTE (Special) Mrs. Alice Melcher Lockner, 63, a long-time resident of the Fruitland community, died Tuesday in an Ontario, Ore., hospital.

She was born Oct. 19, 1887, at Castelia, S. D., an moved to Fruitland in 1902 from Albion, Neb. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, George Lockner, Fruitland; two sons, Elmer and Glen, both of Fruitland; a daughter, Mrs. Lavina Swartwood, Astoria, Ore.; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Boor and Mrs. Gertrude Lynn, both of Fruitland; two brothers, Bert Melcher, Tacoma, Wash., and Ira Melcher, Fruitland, and four grandchildren.

Services are pending at Shaffer Memory chapel. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, March 16, 1994

Arthur Wallace "Art" Lockner, 85, Fruitland, died March 13 in a Payette nursing home. At his request, graveside services were 2 p.m. today at Park View Cemetery, New Plymouth. Ritualistic services were by the Plymouth Odd Fellow Lodge #83, New Plymouth, under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, New Plymouth. (Rosedale Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, March 21, 1957

Charles Lockner Dies At Fruitland

Charles Robert Lockner, 78, died at his home in Fruitland Wednesday after a long illness.

He was born in Star county, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1878 and was married to Sara Anne Boor in Albion, Nebr. on Jan. 31, 1901. They moved to Fruitland in 1904. He was a member of the Methodist church and the IOOF Lodge.

Survivors, in addition to his wife include two sons, Arthur Lockner, Klamath Falls, and Charles O. Lockner, Fruitland; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Boor, Roseberg, Ore., and Mrs. Kate Jones, Casa Grande, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Services are pending and will be announced by Shaffer Memory Chapel. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, September 22, 1977

FRUITLAND - Services for Charlie O. Lockner, 73, Fruitland, who died Sept. 13 at an Emmett nursing home, were conducted Friday at Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, New Plymouth. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery Payette.

He was born Oct. 21, 1903, at Albion, Neb., and as an infant moved with his parents to New Plymouth, and later to Fruitland, where he was reared and educated. He married Mabel F. McConnell, Nov. 23, 1927, at Fruitland. He worked as a blacksmith and in the county road department in New Plymouth and Fruitland. He retired in 1964. He was a member of the New Plymouth Nazarene Church.

Surviving are his wife, Fruitland; two sons, John, Emmett, and Jim Lockner, Rudyard, Mont.; six daughters, Mrs. JR (Mary Ann) Garner, Ontario, Mrs. Owen (May) Putnam, Nampa, Mrs. Glade (Fern) Wakerlig, Boise, Mrs. Wayne (Roberta) Dillon, Chesher, Ore., Mrs. David (Alice) Burks, Junction city, Ore., and Mrs. Jim (Lola) Strong, Lakewood, Calif.; a brother, Arthur Lockner, Fruitland; 25 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, June 09, 1960

Last Rites Held For Mrs. Elane Lockner

Services were held Monday for Mrs. Elane M. Lockner, 55, of Fruitland, who died in an Ontario hospital last Thursday following a fall in her home at Fruitland.

Mrs. Lockner was born April 6, 1904 at Kansas City, Mo., and came to Fruitland in 1928. She was married to Arthur Lockner April 29, 1933 at Baker and after the couple followed construction work several years, returned to Fruitland in June 1959. She was a member of the Methodist church and Rebekah lodge.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons, Robert P. Brazeal of Gerring, Neb., and Carl J. Brazeal of The Dalles, Ore.; one daughter, Mrs. Florence Tipton of Payette; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Jackson of Fruitland; two brothers, John T. Jackson of San Francisco, Calif., and Andrew Jackson of Hubbard, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. May Dunlap of Fort Scott, Kan., and Mrs. Caroline Evans of Baker, Ore., and seven grand children.

Services were held at 10 a.m. at the New Plymouth Shaffer chapel with the Rev. O. Rex Lindemood officiating. The concluding services were conducted by the New Plymouth Rebekah lodge at Park View. (Park View Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, December 04, 2002

Ellouise M. Lockner, age 83, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002 at Wellsprings Assisted Living Facility following a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at Riverside Cemetery, Payette. Pastor Emeritus Earl Traughber and Pastor Bill Frey will officiate.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Fruitland. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Fruitland.

Ellouise was born Aug. 24, 1919 at Payette, Idaho. She graduated from Payette High School and went to the College of Idaho in Caldwell. Ellouise married Elmer Lockner in 1940 and they had one son. She was a long-time resident of the Fruitland area and a member of the Fruitland Church of the Brethren. For many years she enjoyed life on the farm, as well as camping and fishing with family and friends. She was always a cat lover, the strays knew her well.

Ellouise is survived by her son, Larry Lockner and his wife, Helen of Spring, Texas; a grandson, Jerry Lockner of Boise; a granddaughter, Tricia Nilsen and her husband Pete, of Seattle, Wash.; three great-grandchildren. Renee' Lockner of Clinton, Conn; Halen and Hunter Nilsen of Seattle, WA; as will as numerous other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer "Shorty" Lockner in 1980, and her parents, Herman and Crete Mackey.

The family wishes to express sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff and members of Wellsprings Assisted Living Facility in Ontario for their help and care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in remembrance to the Alzheimer's Association, c/o Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, ID 83661 (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Tuesday, May 20, 1980

FRUITLAND, Graveside services for Elmer "Shorty" Lockner 64, Fruitland, who died of natural causes Sunday in an Ontario hospital, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverside Cemetery, Payette, by Pastor Donald Spencer, court Street Christian Church, Salem, Ore., under the direction of the Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, Fruitland.

He was born May 31, 1915, in Fruitland, where he was reared and educated. He married Elouise Mackey on Sept. 28, 1940, in Caldwell. He farmed at Fruitland. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of Fruitland; a son, Larry of Houston; a brother, Glenn of Fruitland; a sister, Lavina Swartwood of Oak Harbor, Wash.; two grand-children Jerry and Tricia Lockner; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call today at the Fruitland Shaffer-Jensen Chapel from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Fruitland Church of the Brethren or to a favorite charity. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

The Ontario Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Thursday, December 30, 1954

George W. Lockner Dies in Ontario

George Washington Lockner, 64, of Fruitland, died in an Ontario hospital Dec. 26.

Mr. Lockner was born May 9, 1890, in Linwood, Neb., and had farmed in the Fruitland community since 1909.

He is survived by two sons, Elmer and Glenn, both of Fruitland, one daughter, Mrs. Lavina Smartwood of Bremerton, Wash., one brother, Charlie R. Lockner, of Fruitland; three sisters and five grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Fruitland with Rev. Nye officiating. Interment was at the Riverside cemetery.

The Shaffer chapel was in charge of services.

Note: George was married to Alice Melcher who preceeded him in death in 1951. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Idaho Statesman
Wednesday, August 13, 1997

Glenn Lockner, 76, of Fruitland, died Monday, August 11, 1997, at home from cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 14, at the Church of the Nazarene, Ontario with the Reverend Stan Rodes officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Payette. Services are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Fruitland.

Glenn was born August 31, 1920, at Fruitland to George and Alice Lockner. He was reared, educated in Fruitland and was a lifelong resident there. He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific, on Iwo Jima and Saipan among other places during World War II. After the war, he returned home to Fruitland. He married Dorothy Carpenter on August 28, 1946, at Ontario. Their marriage lasted 51 years. Glenn worked for Art Campo in Fruitland and later opened a garage with Bill Englehorn. He worked for several years for the Fruitland Canning Association and in 1960, he opened Lockner Garage, which he owned and operated until he semi-retired in 1983. he continued to be involved in the business until the time of his death. He was a skilled machinist and fabricator; building much of his own equipment. He enjoyed fishing, duck and pheasant hunting and camping.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Fruitland; a sister, Lavina Swartwood of Oak Harbor, Wash.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Dave and Rita of Ontario, Steve and Debbie of Boise, and Bob and Lynn of Fruitland, and eight grandchildren. His parents and his brother, Elmer "Shorty" died earlier.

Memorials may be made to Friends of Pathway Hospice, care of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, Idaho 83661.

Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m., today, Wednesday, August 13, 1997, at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Fruitland. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Mabel F. Lockner

Mabel F. Lockner, 96, of Boise, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at home of natural causes. A graveside funeral service was held Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Riverside Cemetery in Payette under the direction of Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel in Boise.

Mabel was born Sept. 13, 1906, in Fruitland, to William N. and Mary L. (Huff) McConnell. She and Charlie O. Lockner were married Nov. 23, 1927 in Fruitland. She lived most of her life in Fruitland. Charlie died in 1977 and in 1979 Mabel moved to Boise.

She was a homemaker all her life and loved her family. Mabel enjoyed crocheting and won numerous ribbons for her afghans at the Idaho State Fair over the years.

Survivors include five daughters, May and Owen Putnam of Nampa; Roberta and Wayne Dillon of Anchorage, Alaska; Lola and Art Jensen of Lakewood, Calif.; Alice Burks of Junction City, Ore.; Fern and Glade Wakerlig of Boise; two sons, John and Carolyn Lockner of Arden, Wash. and Jim and Goldie Lockner of Reno, Nev.; 22 grand children, 52 great grandchildren and 21 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Mary, four sisters, four brothers, two granddaughters and one great grandson.

I'm Free
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.
I'm following the path God has laid, you see.
I took His hand when I heard Him call.
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void.
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much.
Good friends, good times and a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee.
God wanted me now. He set me free!
(Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, March 08, 1945

Former Resident Passes Away

Word has been received of the death of Charles S. Loveland on February 16, 1945 at the Masonic and Eastern Star Home of Oregon. Mr. Loveland was cashier of the bank in Payette several years ago, before becoming state bank examiner of Idaho and a bank examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank at Portland and Los Angeles. He is survived by a niece and nephew, Helen and Fred Shawhan.

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, March 12, 1953

Suspected Burglar Killed At Boise Was Known Here

E. C. Loveland, 40, alias "Punchy" Haynes of Nampa, who was killed and Warren (Red) Seyfried, 33, of Boise, who was arrested by officers Tuesday night near Boise following an alleged attempted burglary were both known here.

Chief of Police Cecil Fetter said that Seyfried, with his wife and two children, lived in a home here for a time, and that Loveland frequently visited here with them.

The chief also said that both were known to have had criminal records, and that they were kept under police surveillance during the time they were in the city.

Press reports said that Loveland was shot and killed when he attempted to flee from the home where the attempted burglary was committed. Seyfried submitted to arrest when officers ordered him to halt.

Officers had suspected the burglary and had set a trap to capture the would-be burglars, it was stated.

Independent enterprise
Thursday, Jan 17, 1946

H. Ludvigdetlerlamp Dies In Portland

Henry Ludvigdetlerlamp, 73, former employee of the Payette Greenhouse died in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday following a long illness.

The remains are to be brought here and the funeral services will be held at the Lutheran church in New Plymouth Friday afternoon at 9 o'clock with the Rev. Wm. Kellerman giving the sermon and Landon's in charge of the interment scheduled for Park View cemetery there.

The deceased was born in L?, Denmark, May 21, 1870. He sailed from Hamburg, Germany on Jan 10, 18? For this county and first settled at Roseberry where he resided for many years and obtained his naturalization papers. He later moved to Payette where he was employed at the greenhouse for five or six years.

Independent Enterprise
December 15, 1955

Services Held Today For Marian Luther

Services for Miss Marian Marilla Luther, 89, who passed away Monday, were conducted at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Shaffer Memory chapel. The Rev. Charles Easley officiated at the rites with interment at Riverside.

Miss Luther was born July 19, 1866, in Piller Point, N. Y. She came here in 1907 from Watertown, N. Y.

She was a member of the Methodist church and the Women's Relief Corps.

Surviving are a brother, Herbert S. Luther of Dexter, N. Y., and several nieces and nephews. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, August 31, 1988

Julia Lyndstrom, 90, Payette, died Aug. 28 in a Payette nursing home. Services pending, Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.

Note: According to the SSDI, Julia L. Lindstrom was born 6-17-1898 and died 8-28-1988. ch

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, December 08, 1965

Former Area Resident Dies In California

Services for Mrs. Gertrude Melcher Lynn, 76, Alhambra, Calif, a former Fruitland resident, who died Sunday in Alhambra, will be at 2 p.m., Thursday at the Shaffer Chapel in Payette with the Rev. Earl H. Traughber officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Payette.

She was born March 18, 1889, in Castalia, S.D., and she moved to Fruitland in 1901. She was married to James Lynn on Dec. 21, 1919. He died in 1950 and in 1952 she moved to Alhambra, where she since had resided.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Royal Neighbors of America for 53 years.

Surviving her are a daughter, Mrs. James Ash, Claremont, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Edith Bigsby, Glendora, Calif.; a brother, Ira Melcher, Fruitland; a sister, Mrs. Edith Boor, Fruitland; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Thursday, November 09, 1950

Services Today For James Lynn

PAYETTE - Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at three o'clock at the Shaffer Memory Chapel, for James Lynn of Fruitland who passed away at Blackfoot, Idaho, November 6th. Rev. Albert Rostron will officiate and interment will be in the Riverside cemetery.

Lynn was born in Delray, Ill., Feb. 20, 1876. He was married to Gertrude Malcher (should be Melcher) Dec. 21, 1919, and came to Fruitland from Malheur, Oregon, 32 years ago. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.

He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Lynn of Fruitland; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Bigsby of Grangeville and Mrs. Lois Ash of Alhambra, Calif.; six grandsons; one great granddaughter; two brothers, Stewart and Archie, both of La Grande; and three sisters, Mrs. Bell Bowman and Mrs. Sadie Easton, both of Portland, and Mrs. Elizabeth Wales of La Grande. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

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