Payette County Obituary Submissions

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Independent Enterprise
Thursday, December 13, 1979
PAYETTE - Services for Gordon Rader, 67, Payette, who died Tuesday at home, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, Payette, with ritualistic rites at Washoe Lodge No. 28, AF and AM, Payette.

He was born July 25, 1912 at Deer Creek, Okla. He moved to Portland at a young age. He graduated from Benson High School in Portland. He married Helen Slayback on Feb. 12, 1934 in Portland. They moved to Payette in 1956, then returned to Portland in 1967. They retired to Payette in 1977. He was a meat cutter. He was a past master of Waverly Lodge No. 174, AF and AM, Portland; he was a member of Washoe Lodge No. 28, AF and AM, Payette; member of Payette Chapter No. 8, Royal and Select Masters, Payette; Weiser Commandry No. 7, Knights Templar; El Korah Shrine Temple, Boise; and past patron of Lorraine Chapter No. 20, Order of Eastern Star, Payette.

Surviving are his wife of Payette; a son, Richard of Weiser; a daughter, Mrs. Bud (Niki) Wells of Boise; three sisters, Sally Trosper of Missoula, Mont.; Mildred Perry of Portland and Margurite Porter of Milton-Freewater, Ore.; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Crippled Childrens Hospital.

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, September 05, 1946
Louis Gabriel Ragor died in Payette hospital at 71 years of age. He was born in 1875, August 14 in Marion county, Mo. He came to New Plymouth in 1945. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Daisy B. Ragar, four daughters, Mrs. Leora Marrow of Echo, Ore., Mrs. Edith Cooper of New Plymouth, Mrs. Ruth Sparks and Mrs. Iva Bell Clement of Stevenson, Wn. Twelve grandchildren also survive, one great-grandchild, three brothers, William K. Ragar, and J. K, Ragar of Missouri, E. C. Ragar of Parma, three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Perry of Sandpoint, Idaho, Mrs. Susie Lancaster of Eureka, Calif., and Mrs. Sarah Hall of Parma. Services were held Friday at the Baptist church at 2:30 p,m. Interment was in the Kennedy-Applegate cemetery under the direction of the Landon Funeral home. (Applegate Kennedy Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Payette Independent Enterprise
June 25, 1942

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Congregational church in New Plymouth for Asher Wheeler Ransom of Payette. Mr. Ransom died here at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lulu Patterson, on June 20, 1942 at the age of eighty-five.

Asher Wheeler Ransom was born at Coldwater, Michigan, December 2, 1856. When he was a small boy the family moved to Smith Center, Kansas where he later married Miss Cora Inez Choate on May 4, 1880. eleven children were were born to this union. The Ransoms came to New Plymouth September 14, 1902. Mrs. Ransom preceded her husband in death February 14, 1935 after which Mr. Ransom went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Patterson.

The deceased is survived by one brother, M. M. Ransom of Salem, Oregon, four daughters, Mrs. J. E. Small of Roanoke, Ill., Mrs. Chester A. Smith of Baker, Ore., Mrs. J. L. Patterson of Payettey and Mrs. C. V. Knight of Parma, three sons, Elmer Ransom of Payette and C. F. and Lauren M. Ransom of Portland.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. C. V. Carlson, pastor of the Congregational church at New Plymouth. Interment was in the New Plymouth cemetery under the direction of the Landon Funeral Home. (Parkview Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
August 08, 1940
Mrs. S. G. Ransom passed away Sunday morning at 9 o' clock at her home after many months of illness.

Rhoda Norris Ransom was born in Greenforest, Ark., May 22, 1876 and died August 4, 1940 at her home in Fruitland. She was married to Sidney G. Ransom Dec. 22, 1901. Four children were born to this union, three sons and a daughter, Fannie, who died at the age of seven. The Ransoms came west in 1913 homesteading in Oregon then moving to Fruitland in 1917.

Mrs. Ransom was a loyal member of the Royal Neighbors, always active until her illness. She was a member of the Methodist Church and an aid worker. She, with Mr. Ransom, were state officials of the Spanish-American veterans and auxilliary.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her devoted husband, S. G. Ransom, and three sons, Chalmer of Sunset Beach, Cal., Reyburn of Seattle and Lindle of Long Beach, Cal. Two sisters, Mrs. James Jackson of Myrtle, Ark., and Mrs. Frank Howard of Wild Horse, Colo., three brothers, Silas of Denver, Ark., Roy of Antelope, Cal., and Jarrett of New Mexico, two daughter-in-laws and two grandsons.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church at 2 o' clock by Rev. Cy Heggler of Mausta, Ore., a Spanish war veteran. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Payette Independent Enterprise
Thursday, September 27, 1945
Ransom Funeral

S. C. (G) Ransom was born July 28, 1877 near Harrison, Arkansas and died Sept. 16, 1945 at the home of his son, Chalmer, in Long Beach, Calif. Services were conducted by Rev. S. C. Hagler, of Boise, at the Peterson Funeral Chapel in Ontario.

Mr. Ransom was married to Rhoda Norris in 1903 at Harrison, Arkansas, where they made their home for some years. They moved west in 1912 and settled at Pendleton, Oregon and later moved to Burns, Oregon. In 1915 they came to Fruitland. Mr. Ransom operated a feed store from 1928 until ill health forced him to sell his property in May 1940. He spent several years in the Veterans Hospital in Boise and made his home with relatives the past year he was in California.

Mrs. Ransom passed away on Aug. 1, 1940. He is survived by three sons, Chalmers of Long Beach, Calif., Reyburn of Seattle, Wash., and Lindle of Compton, Calif., four grand children, two brothers, Harry of Harrison, Arkansas and Cleve of Seattle, Wash., two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Stiff and Mrs. Flodie Watson, both of San Francisco, Calif.

Interment was in Riverside cemetery, Payette, beside his wife. Mr. Ransom's three sons and families were present for the funeral services and returned to their homes on Sunday. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Payette Valley Sentinel (New Plymouth, Payette County, Idaho)
Thursday, June 30, 1927
Andy Rasmussen Died Following Heart Attack

Andy Rasmussen, one of the earliest settlers in Payette Valley, died Tuesday afternoon, after a short illness, in New Plymouth. Mr. Rasmussen left his home near Falk Monday morning to go to Payette. When enroute to New Plymouth to catch the stage he was stricken with heart failure. He was brought to Dr. Drysdale's office where he was cared for until his death Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Rasmussen came to Idaho in 1870, working in the mines in Boise Basin for a few years. Later he owned and ran cattle in Payette Valley and finally homesteaded the place where Ed Strohbehr now lives. Later he moved to the farm now occupied by his son Louis.

He was 79 years old, a native of Norway, coming to this country when he was twenty years old. Two children survive him, Mrs. Thomas of Emmett and Louis Rasmussen of Falk. His wife preceded him in death eight years ago.

Funeral services were held at the home near Falk Thursday afternoon, interment being in the Falk cemetery. (Stuart Falk Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Payette Enterprise
November 30, 1944
Fruitland Pioneer Called By Death

Mrs. Lily B. Redington, Fruitland pioneer, passed away Tuesday night, Nov. 28th at the Mary Secor hospital at Emmett. Mrs. Redington was born at Eleria, Ohio, February 27, 1854. She was married to William Redington, at Eleria, Ohio in1881. They moved to Fruitland in '83 and homesteaded the land now owned by Dorathy and Ramey. She was a graduate of the Oberlin college in Ohio and was the second teacher in Washoe district. Mrs. Redington leaves two sons, Harry B. of Horseshoe Bend with whom she made her home, and Jesse of Drain, Oregon, one granddaughter and three great-grandsons. Her husband and one son preceded her in death. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Idaho Daily Statesman (Boise, Idaho)
Tuesday, February 20, 1894
W. E. Reddington Loses His Life While at Work in a Well

(Special to THE STATESMAN)

PAYETTE, Feb. 19, A fatal accident by which W. E. Reddington, of this place, lost his life today occured at the farm of M. B. Sherman, six miles from here. While Reddington was at the bottom of a well 50 feet deep the hoisting rope broke and precipitated half a barrel of dirt and rocks on his head, crushing his skull and killing him almost instantly. Submitted by Patty Theurer

Obituary source St. John's United Church of Christ scrapbook
Newspaper and date of publication not known
Leonard Herman Reifel, 85, of Payette, formerly of Weiser, died Thursday, March 31, 1998, at a Payette care center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (daylight savings time) Sunday, April 5, at the Weiser Community Church. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weiser, under the direction of Thomason funeral Home, Weiser.

Leonard was born Dec. 17, 1912, at Paola, Kan., the son of George and Minnie Klavon Reifel. He attended high school in Paola, then the University of Kansas, graduating from both St. John's College in 1935 and Southwestern College at Winfield, Kan., in 1936. He did graduate study at Iliff Seminary, Denver and Denver University, Missouri School of Religion and the University of Missouri, Colorado State College of Education, Greeley Colo. The degree, doctor of Divinity, was conferred on him by Bishop Williams School of Religion, Western University, Kansas City, Kan., on June 5, 1941.

He was married to Lila Anderson on Dec. 15, 1934. To this union one son and three daughters were born.

Dr. Reifel served churches in Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Ohio, Missouri and Idaho. Dr. Reifel married Loretta Roose on June 28, 1964, at Sedalia, Mo.

He was pastor of the Weiser Community Church, 1966-'77. He was pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ, Payette, 1968-'85. Following his retirement in 1985 he was made "pastor emeritus" of St. John's. He celebrated 50 years in Christian Ministry on Sept. 15, 1985. Dr. Reifel came out of retirement to preach at St. John's until ill health forced his permanent retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta of Payette; four children, Ronald G. Reifel of Aurora, Colo., Mrs. Leonard (Delores) Slyter of Preston, Md., Mrs. Ken (Nancy) Swords of Tallahassee, Fla., Mrs. Barry (Norma) Martyn of New Orleans, La.; eight grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Ron (Andrea) Whitehead of Raytown, Mo., and Mrs. Dave (Christine) Krutsinger of Evergreen, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

The family suggests memorials be made in his name to the Community Church of Weiser, 240 E. Main, Weiser 83672; and St. John's United Church of Christ, 346 N. 4th St., Payette 83661.

Argus-Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Wednesday, November 15, 2006, p2

Loretta Mary Lane Reifel was born April 24, 1916 in Omaha, Neb., daughter of John and Emilie Lane. Loretta went home to be with the Lord Nov. 12, 2006.

Loretta attended schools in Omaha. She married Ernest Roose in July 1936 and lived in Indianapolis, Ind. To this union were born two daughters; Mr. Roose died in 1954. In 1964, Loretta married Leonard Reifel.

Loretta was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Payette, Idaho, after many years of serving the Community Church of Weiser, active on the tennis courts to age 69, active in the Lydians of the Community Church and a member of the 20th Century Club, Weiser. She was a talented poet and a devoted wife, mother and a grandmother. Loretta was a resident at Royal Villa Care Facility for the past 11 years.

Survivors are her two daughters: Andrea Roose of Kansas City, Missouri and Christina Glenn of Denver, Colorado; two brothers, John Lane of Jupiter, Florida and Ray Lane of Omaha, Nebraska. Loretta's grandsons are Ernie and John Lancaster and Brad Krutsinger. Three great-granddaughters are Madelyn, Lacey and Jacelyn Loretta.

Her parents, her husband, Rev. Leonard Reifel, one granddaughter Kara Krutsinger, and one grandson, Scott Krutsinger precede her in death.

The family requests memorials to be sent to the Community Church of Weiser and St. John's United Church of Christ, Payette, and special thanks is extended to Royal Villa for the outstanding care given to both Leonard and Loretta.

Funeral services were held, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, at Thomason funeral Home. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Weiser. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, April 17, 1941, p4
Reimers Funeral To Be Held Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Marie Reimers, wife of the late Henry Reimers of Payette, will be held at the Home Undertaking parlors in Payette on Friday, April 18, at 2 p.m. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Albert Beutenmueller and the interment will be at the Hillcrest cemetery in Weiser. Mrs. Reimers died at her home in Payette on April 15.

Anna Marie Jensen was born on April 25, 1868 at Nykjobing, Denmark. She came to Reinbeck, Iowa in 1885 and was married to Henry J. Reimers in 1890.

In the fall of 1901 she came with her family to Payette. Mr. Reimers preceded her in death on November 28, 1935.

She is survived by two sons, Claus Reimers of Payette and William Reimers of Mountain City, Nevada and by four daughters, Mrs. Lydia Bronson of Mountain City, Nevada, Olga Adams of Huntington, Oregon, Alma McGinley of Fruitvale, Idaho, and Lulu Lattig of Fruitland. She also leaves 13 grandchildren, two brothers, C.J. Jensen and Nels Jensen of Hudson, Iowa, and two sisters and one brother in Denmark.

Independent Enterprise
December 08, 1955
Monday Rites Held For Mrs. Reimers

Final rites for Mrs. Mary Reimers, 84, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Shaffer Memory chapel. The Rev. Harold Warber officiated at the services and interment was at Riverside.

Mrs. Reimers, a longtime Idaho resident, passed away last Thursday afternoon in an Ontario hospital.

She was born Oct. 24, 1871, in Pappein, Germany, and came to the U. S. when she was 17 years of age. She was married in 1893 in Waterloo, Iowa, to John D. Reimers and they moved from Reinbeck, Iowa, to Payette in 1912. Mr. Reimers died in 1952.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church and the American Legion auxillary.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Loren James of Lebanon, Ore., Mrs. Fred Mink of Council, Mrs. Robert Ryan of Ontario and Miss Lillie Reimers of Payette, and three grandchildren.

Independent Enterprise
February 24, 1944, p1
Payette Youth War Casualty
Paul Reimers Reported Killed In Action In South Pacific

Word comes last week end of another Payette youth who has made the supreme sacrifice for his country with the announcement received last Thursday by Mr. And Mrs. Clause Reimers from the War Department to the effect that their son, Sgt. Paul Reimers had been killed in an airplane crash somewhere in the Central Pacific. The fatality occurred on February 3. Sgt. Reimers was an aerial gunner.

Sgt. Reimers was well known in Payette. He was born in this city on December 7, 1919 and attended the local schools graduating from the Payette high school with the class of 1937. Following his entry into the service in October 1942, he trained at Chanute Field as a mechanic and later received his gunner's training at Hawaii. Last spring Sgt. Reimers spent several days in Payette visiting with friends and relatives while enjoying a short furlough and since that time has been in combat duty somewhere in the Pacific.

No definite information is available as to details of the incident which cost Sgt. Reimers his life.

Thursday, August 24, 1944, p. 5
Repp Funeral next Saturday

Funeral services for the late Alec Repp will be held at Kiwanis Park next Saturday evening at seven o’clock with Rev. J. H. Apigan, of the local Seventh Day Adventists in charge and internment will be in Rosedale Memorial Park. Pallbearers are all personal friends of the deceased and are Ivor Fish, Carl Bentz, Glenn Levers, George Sedlmayer, Dr. J.J. Kaiser and Dr. M.S. McGrath of Weiser.

Alexander Repp passed away at the Payette General hospital last Wednesday afternoon following injuries received when the fire truck overturned last Monday at noon on the Washoe road. He was born in Russia on December 5, 1903 and when 5 years of age with his parents, came to the United States and lived for a time at Dubois, Idaho. Later the family moved to Walla Walla, Washington and it was during this time that he attended the Gem State Academy at Caldwell. He graduated from the Glendale, California nurse’s school in 1930. Deceased was married to Miss Margaret Knornschild at Ventura, California. He lived for a time at Newport, Washington and then went to Prairie City, Oregon, where he was employed in the Grant County Hospital until July 5, 1940, when he came to Payette and took over the management of the Payette General hospital.

"Alec" Repp as he was more familiarly known by a host of local friends, is survived by his wife, a son, Glenn, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.Henry Repp, of Walla Walla, Washington ; brother Sam Repp, of Walla Wall ; and three sisters, Miss Edith Repp, of Portland ; Mrs. Anna Zach….(unreadable)of Chehallis, Washington and Mrs. Edwin Reiker, of Portland, Oregon.

He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church, the Payette Kiwanis club and the Payette Volunteer Fire department. Landons had charge of the arrangements.

Independent Enterprise
September 19, 1940
Washoe Farmer Buried At Riverside Monday

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Peterson-Foster funeral home for Julian Louis Rice, Washoe farmer who died Saturday night at the home of Mrs. B. J. Pennington and daughter, Mrs. Al Lundt. Burial was at Riverside cemetery with the Rev. E. J. Glover of the Brethren church officiating.

Mr. Rice was born in Kansas on February 4, 1865. A bachelor, he is survived by two nephews, Roy Grande of LaGrande and J. R. Hallworth of Payette, and two nieces, Mrs. Carson McDonald of Canada and Mrs. Frank Hawley of Willamette, Oregon.

Independent Enterprise (Thursday, September 19, 1940)

Julius Rice died of a heart attack Saturday morning at the home of a relative, Mrs. Lundt of Payette. The funeral was conducted from the Brethren church by Rev. E. J. Glover.

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, February 25, 1971
FRUITLAND - Funeral services for Melvin Lawrence Rickard, 76, Fruitland, who died February 17 at Casa Loma Convalescent Center, were held Saturday at the Payette Chapel of the Roses.

The Rev. Thomas Nelson of the Free Methodist Church officiated. Interment was at Rosedale Memorial Gardens.

He was born December 1, 1894 in Guide Rock, Neb. He lived in the Fruitland area for 14 years, coming here from Bartlett, Neb. He married Helen O. Bright, March 22, 1919, at Red Cloud, Neb. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen Rickard of Fruitland; three daughters, Mrs. Arta Austin of New Plymouth, Mrs. Melvin (Betty) Kugler of Othello, Wash., and Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) McKay of Moses Lake, Wash.; three brothers, Orley J. Rickard of Ewing, Neb., Willard E. and Bernard L. Rickard, both of Chambers, Neb.; a sister, Mrs. Wilbur (Mildred) Reeve of Cottage Grove, Ore.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (Rosedale Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, October 12, 1922
Little 6-year-old Lee Riggins, who was accidentally struck with a car Saturday nite which was driven by Henry Williams of Fruitland, passed away at his home Monday afternoon. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Riggins, who moved here about two weeks ago from Prairie City, Oregon, Mr. Riggins having opened the Fruitland blacksmith shop. The funeral was held in the Baptist church, Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock and interment made in Riverside cemetery. The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, April 06, 1983
Services for Lois D. Roe, 52, Payette, who died Wednesday, March 30, 1983, at her home, were conducted Monday, in the Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette, with Pastor Joel Stitch of the First Christian Church, Payette. Interment followed in the Riverside Cemetery, Payette.

She was born November 17, 1930, in Lewiston, Montana, the daughter of Charles and Lilly Wiedman. She was reared and educated in Montana. She moved to Vale in 1948. She married Kyle L. Roe on Sept. 11, 1949, in Vale. They moved to Payette in 1952. Her husband preceded her in death in 1978. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Payette.

She is survived by a son, Stan Roe, Tualatin, Oregon; a daughter, Becky Beaman, Payette; one half-brother, Norman Wiedman, Indianapolis, Indiana; one sister, Margaret Christensen, Dillon, Montana; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First Christian Church, Payette. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, November 27, 1952
Joseph Rohrbacher Dies At Age Of 76

Joseph Christopher Rohrbacher, age 76, passed away at his home near Payette on Friday. He was born December 18, 1876 at Iowa City, Iowa, and came to the Payette community about five months ago from Nampa. He was engaged in farming.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Amy Rohrbacher, of Payette; one son, Samuel Rohrbacher, of Parma; three daughters, Mrs. Luella Bennett of Payette, Mrs. Erva Gregory, Eugene, Oregon, and Mrs. Irene Roberts of Boise; one sister, Mrs. Mamie Earley of Corning, Cal.; one brother, Arthur, of Bellingham, Wash.; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Church of the Open Door in Nampa with Rev. David O. Casper officiating, under the direction of the Shaffer Memory chapel of Payette. Interment was in Cloverdale Memorial Park. (Cloverdale Memorial Park) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, October 02, 1985
Services for Maxine Lou Vae Rollins, 68, Midvale, who died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1985, at home of natural causes, were conducted Saturday, Sept. 28, at Thomason Funeral Chapel, Weiser, with Pastor Roy Wilson officiating. Interment followed in Eastside Cemetery, Midvale.

Mrs. Rollins, a homemaker, was born April 25, 1917, at Midvale, Idaho, daughter of Claude and May (unreadable) Jeffries. She married Richard R. Rollins on Dec. 22, 1934, at Council. The couple lived in Blue River, Ore., and moved to Midvale in 1956.

Survivors include her husband, Richard of Midvale; three daughters, Shirley Figgat of Nampa, Patricia Seymour of New Plymouth and Delores Wiggins of Fruitland; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The Argus Observer (Onatario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Dec. 27, 1962-Feb. 24, 2013

Kathleen Gale "Kathy" Rose, 50, of Payette, went home to her Lord on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 after a brief illness. Kathy had her family at her side when she passed in Boise. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28th at Treasure Valley Baptist Church, 386 North Verde Drive, Ontario. Condolences may be made to Kathy’s family at

Kathy was born Dec. 27, 1962 in Ontario, OR; 15 hours after her birth she was adopted by the best parents in the world, Gale and Janie Nugent. She graduated from Payette High School in 1981. In 1983 Kathy married Daniel Rose. They had five children, Dustin, Abby, Andrew, Gus, and Hannah.

Kathy loved her family and they loved her. She devoted her life to them. Kathy also loved the outdoors and her animals.

In addition to her parents, husband and children, Kathy is survived by her sister Linda Ambalong (Joe) of Walnut Creek, CA, brother Tom Nugent (Josee) of Boise, nephew Ryan and niece Brook and many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and stepchildren Todi and Danny.

We will miss Kathy’s sweet and caring good nature. The hearts of her family are broken but we take comfort that she is in the arms of Jesus.

Donations can be accepted to The Kathy Nugent Rose Memorial at any Wells Fargo branch.

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, December 01, 1938
James Ross, 75, passed away at the Allen Hospital on November 20, 1938, following a long illness. Mr. Ross is survived by his wife and one son, James, of Payette, a daughter residing in Boise and another daughter in California. Services were conducted by Rev. C. M. Strong, of the Payette Baptist church, at Peterson-Foster Funeral Home on November 21, following which interment was made in the local cemetery.

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, December 14, 1988
Jean Rotering

Jean Rotering, 93, Payette, died Dec. 7 in a Payette nursing home. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated at 11 a.m. Dec. 10 at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Burial followed in Parkview Cemetery, New Plymouth. (Parkview Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, April 04, 1968
George W. Rush

Funeral services for George W. Rush, 61, former Payette resident, who died at his home in Worley, Idaho, were conducted last Friday at the Shaffer-Jensen Memory chapel in Payette.

The Rev. Orville Scantlin of the Fruitland Assembly of God church officiated and interment was at Riverside in Payette.

He was born June 6, 1906 at Perry, Okla. He grew up in the Oklahoma area and served in the Air Corps in World War II. For a number of years he lived in the Payette-Fruitland area, until moving to Moses Lake, Wash. He married Delphene Luce, at Rapid City, S. D., on July 3, 1962.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Delphene Rush, Worley; a stepson, Art Shield of Moses Lake; a stepdaughter, Janet Davenport of Moses Lake; a brother, Hugh Rush of Worley; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Edith Swafford, Payette, as well as an infant son and a sister. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, September 04, 1930
RUSSELL, DELILAH HARRIET Delilah Harriet Russell was born at Rock Island, Ill., May 18, 1861. She was the only child of Charles A. and Harriet A. Russell. When only two years old her mother passed away. In 1864 her father was married to Abby Drown, in whose home she grew to womanhood. In the spring of 1877, she moved with her father to Guthrie Center, Iowa. On November 28, 1880, she was married to Lewis H. Rich at Guthrie Center, Iowa. To this union was born four children, Ira W. Rich, Mrs. Lena Thomspon, Mrs. Muril Dalzell and Charles L. Rich.

When about 14 years of age she was converted and baptized in the Christian church at Rock Island, Ill., later changing her membership to the Union church near Guthrie Center, Iowa.

In the spring of 1908 she moved with her husband and family to Fruitland, Idaho, where she transferred her church membership to the M.E. church here.

She was a kind and loving wife, a good mother, and a faithful friend to all who knew her. She was loved by all, as she always had a friendly word and cheery smile for everyone she met. In times of trouble she was always ready and willing to lend a hand and help in any way she could. She will be greatly missed in the home, the church and the community in general.

Two years ago she was afflicted with asthma and heart trouble. Last January she suffered several weeks with influenza and bronchial pneumonia, from the effects of which she never fully recovered. About four weeks ago she suffered a nervous breakdown and complication of heart disease. She was carefully cared for by her physician and family who did all that loving hands could do for her. On Wednesday night she closed her eyes in a deep sleep and remained so until 6:35 Thursday evening, August 28, when her heavenly Father called her gently home, surrounded by her husband, children, grandchildren and a few loving friends. She was 69 years, three months and ten days old. Had she lived until November 28, she and her husband would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Besides her husband and four children, she leaves to mourn her, four grandsons, two granddaughters, and a half sister in Iowa, besides a large circle of friends.

Funeral services were held from the M. E. church in Fruitland Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. George Roseberry. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery in Payette.

Payette Valley Sentinel (New Plymouth, Payette County, Idaho)
Thursday, September 24, 1936
Little Daughter Dies Monday

Aurelia Lynne Rutherford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Rutherford, died Monday noon in the Ontario hospital following a long illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Baptist church with Rev. P. Glenn Garner officiating. Burial was made in the Kennedy cemetery.

Aurelia Lynne was born January 3rd, 1933. She is survived by her parents, a little sister, Fern Ilene, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cole and Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Rutherford, besides other relatives. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. (Applegate Kennedy Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson
NOTE: Oregon death index shows first name as Amelia with a death date of 9-23-1936.

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, March 23, 1983
Docia Melissa Elms

Services for Docia Melissa Elms, 96, Fruitland, who died Saturday, March 19, 1983, at a Payette nursing home, were conducted Monday at the New Plymouth Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, by Rev. Earl Traughber of the New Plymouth Congregational Church. Interment followed at the Kennedy Cemetery, New Plymouth.

She was born March 18, 1887 in St. Joe, Arkansas, the daughter of Mary and A.C. Lawrence. She married Oscar Rutherford March 25, 1908 in Vale. They farmed in Ironside and New Plymouth until her husband died in 1956. She married Millis Elms in 1957 in Winnemucca. They lived in Unity, Ore. until 1965, when they moved to New Plymouth. Her husband died in 1968. She moved to Fruitland in 1976.

She is survived by two sons, Preston Rutherford, Portland, and Raymond Rutherford of Fruitland; one daughter, Lillian Lesh, Chehalis, Wash.; one brother, John Lawrence, Vale; one sister, Rosa Cowen, Tulare, Calif.; 25 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sons. (Applegate Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, November 29, 1956
J. O. Rutherford Services Held

Jonathan Oscar Rutherford, 75, of New Plymouth passed away Sunday at a Payette hospital. He was born at Fayetteville, Ark. on Dec. 2, 1880. He came to this area in Sept. 1921 from Ironside. He was married to Docia Lawrence on Mar. 25, 1906, at Vale, Ore. He was a farmer.

Survivors include his wife Docia Lawrence Rutherford of New Plymouth; four sons, John A. Rutherford of Cambridge, Raymond R. Rutherford of Baron, Calif., William J. Rutherford and Oscar P. Rutherford both of New Plymouth; one daughter, Nancie Lesh of Renton, Wash., eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Shaffer memory Chapel with the Rev. Bert Iddins officiating with interment at Kennedy Applegate Cemetery in New Plymouth. (Applegate Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

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