Mount Hope Cemetery Obituaries Page 2

                                   College Place, Washington  

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Katherina Kallis Aichel, On her petition for naturalization on September 30, 1907, Katherine listed her birth date as August 27, 1865, but does not list her parents. Her grave marker in the Mt. Hope Cemetery (Seventh Day Adventist) in College Place, Walla Walla Co., Washington lists her birth year correctly as 1865. She died in the Walla Walla General Hospital four days after she had an appendectomy. Katherine Kallis does indeed belong to the family of Andreas Kallis and Luise Kuck. I was recently traveling to NE Oregon where she lived her final days among the fruit orchards and wheat fields of Touchet, Washington. (Online family information)

Richard Alien was born in Sweden March 7, 1867, and passed to his rest in the Walla Walla General Hospital, at the age of 99 years, 5 months and eleven days. Came to America when he was 21 in California. Moved to Moses Lake, Wash., where he engaged in fruit farming. Married O'Lena Johnson August, 1894, and to this happy union was born one child. Charter members of  Moses Lake church. In May, 1945, his wife died, and he moved to College Place. June, 1946, he married Mrs. Esteb. Members of the College Place SDA church. Surviving are: his wife, Adretta, Whitman Manor; his daughter, stepsons, Elder Adlai Esteb, Washington, D. C, Fee, Phoenix, Ariz., and Fulton, College Place; one younger brother in Sweden; 8 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. Laid to rest in the Mount Hope Cemetery in College Place, Wash. (Adventist Archives excerpt August 29, 1966)

Ira Sweet Bunker died Mar 04,1904 in Walla Walla, WA.  Born in 1850. He eventually moved to Oregon and lived in Milton Freewater. Resided in College Place for a short time before his death, he is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in College Place, Washington. He served in the 7th Vermont Infantry, Company K. (Excerpted online family information)

Dr. Bruce Keith Cummings, died Nov 14, at the age of 50, in a plane crash on Johnson Ridge in the Blue Mountains while flying his plane to Enterprise, OR. Born Aug 11, 1960, in Walla Walla, WA, son of Robert Samuel and Lola Irene Bingman Cummings, youngest of six children. Attended Walla Walla Valley Academy, graduated Walla Walla High School 1979, met Marjorie Hoofard 1977,  married Dec. 16, 1979, in Milton-Freewater. Learned dental lab trade from father-in-law Floyd Hoofard, who owned the Milton-Freewater Dental lab. 1981, moved to Alaska and opened his own dental laboratory. Returned to college and obtained a bachelor of science degree from Portland State University, a doctorate in dentistry from Oregon Health Science University in 1991, opened his first dental practice in Alaska. Joined the volunteer Soldotna Fire Department as an EMT and firefighter, received the "Volunteer of the Year Award". In 2000, relocated to Battle Ground, Wash., 2001 moved to Enterprise, where he opened Wallowa Valley Dental Care. Prior to his death, Bruce was working to relocate to Walla Walla. His brother Randy and many other family members spent the night searching for his lost plane, and Randy was the first to reach him. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Marjorie Cummings, Walla Walla, Wash.; three children and son-in-law, Melissa Cummings-Hipple and Adam Hipple, Vancouver, Wash.; and Samuel and Lola Cummings, Walla Walla, Wash.; sister and brother-in-law Daina Winslow-Rogers and Don, Salem, Oregon and sister Laurie Cummings, La Grande; brothers and sisters-in-law Steve Cummings and Lynn Caigle, Benton City, Wash.; Randy and Yvonne Cummings, Milton-Freewater and brother Brent Cummings, Beaverton. Survived by his father Bob Cummings and Shirley James,  Woodland, Wash., his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Floyd and Sharon Hoofard, Hermiston; his sister-in-laws Cynthia McDaniel, Bend, and Catherine Zimmerman, Walla Walla, Wash., and brother-in-law Steve Hoofard, Hermiston, and their spouses, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his mother, Lola Irene Bingman-Cummings in 1974, and his grandparents, William Bingman and Alice Bingman. A funeral service was held Nov. 21, 2010 at the Walla Walla University Seventh day Adventist Church in College Place, Wash.  Interment at Mt Hope Cemetery. (Excerpted from the Wallowa County Chieftan, Enterprise, OR, Nov 26, 2010)

Myrtle Harriet Earl died Jan 11,1950 in Walla Walla, Washington, and was buried 15 Jan 1950 in Mt Hope Cemetery. She was born 15 Aug 1904 in Dayton, Yamhill, Oregon.( Excerpted online family information)

Louise Erlich, 91, died Saturday (3/14/1981) at Walla Walla General Hospital. Funeral services will be Monday at Colonial-Dewitt Funeral Home with Elder Victor Rice officiating. Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery.  Born June 15, 1889, to G. F. and Katie Haffner in Lehigh, Kansas. Married Alex Ehrlich in 1907 in Oklahoma. They lived in Kansas, Idaho, and Colfax before moving to Walla-Walla in 1945. Member of College Place Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survived by two sisters; Anna Wendt, Baker and Goldie Scott, Redmond; one brother, Dr. Wesley Haffner, Eugene; a nephew, Eugene Winter, College Place and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Carl Haffner, College Place. Her husband died in 1958. (WWUB, March 14, 1981)

Mrs.Anna Susanna Blumhagen Feigner, 92, College Place, died at home Friday, Jan, 1965. She is survived by 102 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Born in Romania 1872, married Andreas Feigner in 1891, came to the United States in 1898 to North Dakota until 1915, when they moved to Freewater, and later to College Place. Survived by 12 children: Ferdinand, Chris, Emil, and Ned Feigner, all Milton-Freewater; Roland Feigner, Walla Walla; Theodore Feigner, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. B. W. (Martha) Wagner, Wilmington, Calif.; Mrs. O. B. (Mary) Smith, College Place; Naomi Glasscock, Kent, Wash.; Esther Caverhill, Walla Walla; Mrs. Bert (Ruth) Clemens, Seattle, and one daughter, Auburn, Wash.; a brother Conrad Blumhagen, Milton- Freewater; by 36 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren. Member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery, College Place. (Excerpt online family information, WWUB, Jan 17, 1965)

Carol Spaulding Goehner, 93, of Hermiston, died Wednesday, September 2, 2010 in Hermiston, Oregon.  Born  December 28, 1916 in Leeds, North Dakota to Homer F. and Emma Miller Spaulding. Her mother died in the 1918 flu epidemic. Attended high school in York, North Dakota, School of Nursing in Chamberlain, South Dakota and while nursing in Langdon, ND married Daniel Power, a wheat farmer and State Representative, in December of 1942. At a family reunion in Oregon in 1957, Dan had a heart attack and died. Carol sold the farm and moved to College Place, Washington, where she served as interim Dean of Women at Walla Walla College, and later at La Sierre College in California. She joined her brother, Pastor Don Spaulding in Fullerton, CA, with his visitation program and bible studies. One of her students was Arnold Glindset, a real estate developer in Southern California. They married in March 1965. After the sudden death of her second husband, Carol sold her property in California and moved to Oregon. While attending the Gaston Seventh Day Adventist Church she met Paul Goehner. They married on December 17, 1995. Paul had a stroke and died in 2008.  Survived by her aunt: Dorothy Gilman, Gladstone, OR; brothers: Dr. Donald Spaulding, Loma Linda, CA, Dr. Clair Spaulding, Sun River, OR, David Spaulding, Stanfield, OR, and Roger Spaulding, Riverside, CA.; sisters: Betty Sterling, Banning, CA, JoAnne Peterson, Hermiston, OR, and Marilyn Beecher, Gaston, OR; 36 nieces and nephews, many great nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents, Homer & Maude Spaulding, sister: Mae Westby, brothers: Roy & Glenn Spaulding in WWII, and Dr. Frank Spaulding, and 3 husbands. Graveside service will be held September 6, 2010 at Mt. Hope Cemetery, College Place, Washington. (Burns Mortuary Memory Book, Hermiston, OR)

Glenn W. Masden, 77, resident of College Place, died Saturday, June 12, 2010, at Walla Walla General Hospital. Born Jan. 17, 1933, in Denver, Colo., to Roy and Ludie Elizabeth (Wepsala) Masden, raised on a dry land wheat farm homesteaded by his parents near Adena, Adams Co., Co. Graduated Weldona High School, Weldona, Colo.,1951, University of Colorado, Boulder, with bachelor and master of science degrees in electrical engineering in 1955 and 1958, a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University, Tempe, in 1984. Worked for Remington Rand.  Married Martha L. Zimmerman Dec. 22, 1958, in Boulder. He taught electrical and mechanical engineering at Walla Walla College, College Place, from 1957 until retirement in 1995. Member of the Walla Walla University Church of Seventh-day Adventists, College Place, served as deacon, head deacon, and Ingathering director, volunteered in the Walla Walla General Hospital mail room. Survived by his wife, Martha; children Linda and husband Bob Vixie,  Colorado Springs, Colo.; Larry and wife DeAnn Masden, Kent; grandchildren Marissa and Tyler Masden, Kent; four nieces and a nephew. Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lowell Masden. Memorial services will be Sunday, June 20, in the Walla Walla University Church, College Place, Pastor Darold Bigger officiating. Private inurnment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, College Place.( Funeral Home site, Memorial Solutions, 2010)

Funeral services for the late Audrey M. McCulloch of Walla Walla will be today, Feb 26. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. (WWUB excerpt, Sun February 26, 1989)

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Sarah ( Sadie) Russell of 225 Woodland will at Monday at Colonial chapel with Elder T. M. Cole officiating. Interment in Mount Hope Cemetery. ( WWUB Sun. June 14, 1970)

Margharite A. "Marge" Ryals, 54, College Place, died April 21, 1989, at St Mary Medical Center. Born May 23, 1934, in Minneapolis to John C. and Margharite F. McLean. Completed high school in Lewistown, Mont., graduated Lewis and Clark College, Portland OR, 1960. Moved to Walla Walla 1963. Worked for various law firms in town and for the last year, a legal secretary for Minnick-Hayner. Member of the First Church of God and Muddy Frogs Square Dance Club. Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl McLaughlin, Danville, Calif. and Kathy Ryals, Walla Walla; a son, G. Allen Ryals, Walla Walla. Memorial service will be Tuesday at the First Church of God Prayer Garden. ( Edit: Inurnment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, College Place) (WWUB, Apr 24, 1989)

Mike T. Skinner, born in Aurora, Mo., on Nov. 9, 1892, and passed Sept. 6, 1968 at Walla Walla, Wash. On Dec. 27, 1919. Married to Ruth Mullinix in Gushing, Okla. Moved to Walla Walla, and shortly thereafter to College Place where he was in the maintenance department of Walla Walla College. Member of the Village SDA church in College Place, Wash. Survived by his wife, Ruth, at the home; his sons: Elder Robert C. Skinner of Stanwood, Wash., Joe D. Skinner of Kent, Wash, and Don Skinner of Seattle; his daughters: Mrs. Melvin (Elaine) Derby of Medford, Ore., Mrs. Dell (Lenore) Wagner of Walla Walla, Mrs. John (Oralee) Peterson of Alderwood Manor, Wash., Mrs. Duane (Marilyn) Lacey of Jersey City, N. J., and Mrs. Herbert Luke and Mrs. Bessie Sayers, both of Gushing, Okla., and 20 grandchildren. He was laid to rest in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, College Place, Wash. (Submitted)

Birdie L. Weimer, 97, a resident of Blue Mountain Convalescent Center, died there June 27, 1993. Born May 19, 1896, in Steamboat Springs, Colo., to William and Grace Mae Castle Colvin. Moved in a covered wagon from Colorado to Idaho. June 13, 1917, married Samuel J. Weimer, in Baker City, Oregon.  Moved  in 1948 from Renton, owned Weimer Trailer court College Place. Mr. Weimer died Oct. 19, 1967. Member Walla Walla College Seventh-day Adventist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Donna Dunham, College Place and Annabelle Guglielmelli, Palo Alto, Calif.; two sisters, Evelyn White, College Place and Myrtle Sparhawk, Gresham, OR.; two brothers, Harold Colvin, Walla Walla and Marvin Colvin, Carnation, Wash.; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by two daughters, Norma Weimer and Dorothea Holleson; four brothers; and a grandson, Tony Guglielmelli.   The funeral Wednesday at the funeral home. Chaplain Walt Meske, Walla Walla General Hospital will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, College place. (WWUB, Jun 28, 1993)

Willard L. Wilson, formerly Milton Freewater,  passed away Apr 16, 2010 in Boise, ID. Born August 30, 1912 in Rector, Missouri the son of Grover C. and Martha A. Terrill Wilson. Family moved to Winona, Missouri, graduated Eminence High School. Married Iris Rebecca Bunch October 19, 1940. Enlisted in  the U.S. Army during World WII, deployed with 135th Medical Regiment, Co. C. 1943, served as a medic in Australia, the Philippines and New Guinea. March 1947 moved to College Place, joined the Seventh Day Adventist Church, served in College Place and Milton- Freewater churches. Attended Walla Walla College.  Was an independent truck driver and had a timber business. Prior to Iris death they celebrated 51 years of marriage. 1992 he married Irene Blehm in Walla Walla.  She preceded him in death in 2006. He is survived by 2 daughters Melba Bentley, Boise, Idaho; Wanda Troupe, Union, Wash.; 2 step-sons and their wives James and Carol Blehm, Milton-Freewater; Richard and Sandra Blehm, Mulino, Ore.; a sister and brother-in-law Frankie and Paul Brake, St. Louis, Missouri; grandchildren Jeff Bentley, Chad Johnson, Nick and Gina Bentley-Nehrhood, Tina Nehrhood, great-grandchildren Samantha, Leticia, Derek, Cherish, Joshua, and Elizabeth, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sister Marjorie Giammanco. Funeral services were at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home in Milton-Freewater with Pastor Ole Olesen of the Milton Seventh-day Adventist Church officiating. Concluding services and interment were at Mount Hope Cemetery , College Place.( Milton Freewater Valley Herald, Apr 23, 2010)


Mount Hope Cemetery obituary excerpts submitted April  2011

to the WAGENWEB, Walla Walla, Washington, R. Gleaton

Additions 11/8/13,