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RECORDS
East Oregonian
Saturday, December 2, 2017
OBITUARIES
UPCOMING SERVICES
Keith Elliot Barton
Charles G. ‘Chuck’ Christiansen
Caldwell, Idaho
November 3, 1944 - November 8, 2017
John Day
March 13, 1932 - November 14, 2017
Keith Elliot Barton,
former resident of Umatilla,
Oregon, slipped away
from us on Wednesday,
November 8, 2017,
at a Boise, Idaho
hospital. Keith was
born November 3,
1944, in Enterprise,
Oregon, to Ruth
and Greg Barton.
Keith’s
early
years
were
spent in Joseph,
Oregon, where he
attended school,
and loved the
wonderful outdoor
setting provided
for fishing and
hunting. At the age
of 17 he joined the Barton
Army and served
in Germany.
The family eventually
moved to Umatilla, Oregon.
After Keith’s honorable
discharge from the Army
he lived and worked in
the Umatilla area and also
attended Blue Mountain
Community College.
Keith married Gerry
Migles and from the
marriage
a
beautiful
daughter, Toni, was born.
Keith was a handyman
who had a variety of jobs
including
construction,
maintaining bowling alleys,
and working for the city of
Umatilla. The last several
years Keith resided in Cald-
well and Boise,
Idaho, to be close
to family.
His
parents,
Ruth and Greg,
preceded Keith in
death. He leaves
a daughter Toni,
sisters
Marilee
Moores,
Wendy
Tunison
(Mike)
and Gwen Nuss-
bacher
(Walt),
and
brothers
Scott (Janis), Tim
(Glenda),
and
Randy Barton.
Keith will be
cremated
with
a private burial
at the veterans cemetery
in Boise, Idaho. A public
celebration of Keith’s life
will be announced later in
the spring.
The family is grateful
for the many friends and
employees Keith met and
laughed with at Apex
Assisted Living Center.
The family also wants to
thank St. Alphonsus for
the professional care he
received from the doctors
and staff.
John R. Biamont
Pendleton
October 3, 1943 - November 24, 2017
John Biamont, who
managed state agency
offices in several towns
over 37
years, died
recently at age 74 in Pend-
leton, his hometown.
With steadfast support
from his wife Sharon,
Biamont managed
offices
from
Astoria to Ontario
for such agencies
as
Adult
and
Family Services,
child
welfare,
Vo c a t i o n a l
Rehabilitation,
and seniors with
disabilities.
He
was educated at
the
University
of Oregon in the
1960s and earned
a master’s degree
while doing social
work in Texas. He
retired from the
field in 2002.
A significant
part of John
Biamont’s young
life was treatment Biamont
at the Shriners
Hospital for Crippled
Children in Portland. He
said years later that advice
from his mother was key in
helping him cope with the
challenges of growing into
manhood. When some of
his classmates bullied the
kid with short arms, John’s
mother reportedly said,
“No one cares, John, and
if you can’t deal with this,
you are going to feel sorry
for yourself for the rest of
your life.” John said he
learned to use his legs and
feet to defend himself.
But despite that, Biamont
remembers his Pendleton
boyhood affection-
ately — riding in
the back of a wheat
truck, eating fresh
peach pancakes,
deer
hunting,
learning to drink
coffee
black.
He and his male
relatives
loved
cars. John said his
favorite was a ’51
Mercury coupe,
which his dad
souped up.
S h a r o n
Biamont said she
felt her husband’s
finest
qualities
were his honesty
and his humor.
The humor helped
him through years
of dealing with
heart
problems
and cancer.
John Biamont is survived
by his wife of 62 years,
Sharon, whom he met in
junior high school in Lake
Oswego. John’s mother
was Anna mae Schluter, his
father was Joseph Biamont.
Remembrances
may
be given to the American
Cancer Society.
Charles G. “Chuck”
He was a former member
Christiansen of John Day, of the Lions Club and a
former longtime Hermiston, member of the Elks Lodge,
Oregon, resident, was born and for many years he was
on March 13, 1932,
part of the early
in Alta, Iowa, to
morning coffee crew
parents Carl William
in John Day.
and Johana (Joan)
Chuck’s greatest
Alberta
Hobbs
joy was his family.
Christiansen.
He
His family came
died on November
first and he was
14, 2017, in Prairie
always there with
City, Oregon, at the
guidance, advice,
age of 85 years.
wisdom,
support
Chuck
was
and love. Chuck
raised and attended
enjoyed attending
school in Alta, Iowa,
all of the sporting
where he partici-
events and activities
pated in football
that his children
and basketball. He
and grandchildren
moved to Reno,
participated
in
Nevada, in 1950 Christiansen
over the years, and
and later enlisted
playing pinochle.
in the United States
He was deeply
Navy. Chuck was stationed in loved and will be greatly
Kingsville, Texas, and trained missed.
to be a fireman.
He is survived by his
While stationed in Texas wife of 64 years, Betty
he met Betty L. Smith and Christiansen, John Day,
they were united in marriage Ore.; son David Christiansen
on October 17, 1953, in (Kari), Hermiston, Ore.;
Kingsville, Texas. Chuck was daughters Joni Bebb, John
honorably discharged and Day, Ore., and Debbie Chris-
returned to Reno, Nevada, tiansen, Hermiston, Ore.; six
where they lived until 1970, grandchildren: Tyler, Carter,
moving to Irrigon, Oregon, Brady, Sheri, Brian and
and working as a fireman at Amy; 10 great-grandchildren;
the Umatilla Army Depot until brother Daniel Christiansen,
1979. He worked at Sherrell Redmond, Ore.; and several
Chevrolet in Hermiston on nieces and nephews.
his days off for several years
Chuck was preceded in
before moving to Hermiston death by his parents.
in 1975 and making a full-time
A celebration of life service
change to work at Sherrell’s in will be announced and held at
1979. He worked at Sherrell’s a later date.
for 20 years and then for
Please sign the online
Myrick Chrysler/Dodge until condolence book at www.
he retired in 1994. Chuck and burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
Betty moved to John Day,
Burns Mortuary of Herm-
Oregon, in 1997 where they iston, Oregon, is in care of
have lived since.
arrangements.
Concepcion Gutierrez
Hermiston
December 8, 1943 - November 30, 2017
Concepcion
Gutierrez Gutierrez, Maria Estela
was born December 8, 1943, Reyes, Mercedes Alvarado,
in Colotlan, Jalisco, Mexico, Maria Elena Veliz, Maria
the son of Silvestre and Socorro Rollins and Ofelia
Clemencia Torres Gutierrez. Gutierrez; brothers Silvestre,
He passed away on Thursday, Guillermo, Jose Luis and
November 30, 2017, in Roberto Gutierrez; and
Kennewick, Wash.,
many nieces and
at the age of 73.
nephews.
His
family
Viewing
will
traveled extensively
be from 2-7 p.m.
when Concepcion
Sunday, December
was a child. He
3 at the Burns
moved to Herm-
Mortuary chapel,
iston, Oregon, in the
685 W. Hermiston
mid 1970s where he
Ave., Hermiston,
worked for Lamb
Oregon. Recitation
Weston for several
of the rosary will
years. He then
begin at 6 p.m., also
worked took a job Gutierrez
at Burns Mortuary
with Simplot where
chapel. A funeral
he worked for over 20 years, mass will be held at 10 a.m.
retiring in the mid 2000s.
on Monday, December 4,
Concepcion
enjoyed 2017, at Our Lady of Angels
farming, raising animals and Catholic Church, 565 W.
being in the outdoors.
Hermiston Ave., Hermiston,
He was preceded in death Oregon. Burial will follow in
by his parents and a brother, Hermiston Cemetery.
Roman.
To send an online condo-
He is survived by sisters lence for his family go to
Alvara Garza, Maria Guada- www.burnsmortuaryherm-
lupe Gutierrez, Rubertina iston.com
SATURDAY, DEC. 2
CULVER, DEL — Memorial service at 2 p.m. at the
Country Church, 32742 Diagonal Road, Hermiston.
DANIELSON, PAM — Funeral service at 11 a.m. at
Anderson’s Tribute Center Celilo Chapel, 204 E. Fourth St.,
The Dalles. Graveside rites will follow at the Moro Cemetery,
Moro, Ore.
HOWDYSHELL, JOE — Services at 1 p.m. at Pendleton
Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop, 131 S.E. Byers Ave., Pend-
leton. A celebration will follow at the Pendleton Round-Up
Grounds Let ’er Buck Room, 1205 S.W. Court Ave.
PIPER, JAMES — Celebration of life service with mili-
tary honors at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel at Burns Mortuary, 685
W. Hermiston Ave., Hermiston.
REYES, ALFONZO — Visitation from 3-8 p.m. at Pend-
leton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop, 131 S.E Byers Ave.,
Pendleton.
SCHEIBNER, DICK — Memorial service at 12 p.m. at
Athena First Baptist Church, 413 N. Fifth St.
WIKE, JANELL — Celebration of life at 2 p.m. at the
Ingle Chapel Congregational Church, 85372 Highway 339,
Milton-Freewater.
SUNDAY, DEC. 3
GUTIERREZ, CONCEPCION — Viewing from 2-7
p.m. in the chapel at Burns Mortuary, 685 W. Hermiston Ave.,
Hermiston. Recitation of the rosary will begin at 6 p.m. in the
chapel.
MONDAY, DEC. 4
GUTIERREZ, CONCEPCION — Funeral mass at 10
a.m. at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 565 W. Herm-
iston Ave., Hermiston. Burial will follow at the Hermiston
Cemetery.
MARSHALL, JACK — Celebration of life with military
honors at 11 a.m. at the Baker City Christian Church, 675
Highway 7.
TUESDAY, DEC. 5
No services scheduled
OBITUARY POLICY
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clude small photos and, for veterans, a flag symbol at no charge.
Obituaries may be edited for spelling, proper punctuation and style.
Expanded death notices will be published at no charge. These in-
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Obituaries and notices can be submitted online at www.eastorego-
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For more information, call 541-966-0818 or 1-800-522-0255, ext. 221.
MEETINGS
For a complete listing
of regional events, visit
easternoregonevents.com
MONDAY, DEC. 4
STOKES LANDING SENIOR
CENTER BOARD, 6 p.m., Stokes
Landing Senior Center, 195 N.W.
Opal Place, Irrigon. (Karen 541-
922-3137)
HEPPNER PLANNING COM-
MISSION, 7 p.m., Heppner City
Hall, 111 N. Main St., Heppner.
(541-676-9618)
MILTON-FREEWATER PLAN-
NING COMMISSION, 7 p.m.,
Milton-Freewater Public Library
Albee Room, 8 S.W. Eighth Ave.,
Milton-Freewater. 6:30 p.m. study
session, 7 p.m. regular meeting.
(541-938-5531)
WESTON PLANNING COM-
MISSION, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall,
210 E. Main St., Weston. (541-
566-3313)
TUESDAY, DEC. 5
PENDLETON SCHOOL DIS-
TRICT WORK SESSION, 8 a.m.,
Pendleton School District office,
107 N.W. 10th St., Pendleton.
(541-276-6711)
UMATILLA MORROW RADIO
& DATA DISTRICT, 1:30 p.m.,
Umatilla County Fire District Sta-
tion 23, 78760 Westland Road,
Hermiston. (Shawn Halsey 541-
966-3774)
IONE SCHOOL DISTRICT,
3:30 p.m., Ione Community
School, 445 Spring St., Ione. (541-
422-7131)
WESTON LIBRARY BOARD,
5:30 p.m., Weston Public Library,
108 E. Main St., Weston. (541-
566-2378)
IRRIGON PLANNING COM-
MISSION, 6 p.m., Irrigon City Hall,
500 N.E. Main St., Irrigon. (541-
922-3047)
MORROW COUNTY PLAN-
NING COMMISSION, 7 p.m.,
Bartholomew Government Build-
ing upper conference room, 110
N. Court St., Heppner. (541-922-
4624)
BOARDMAN CITY COUN-
CIL, 7 p.m., Boardman City Hall,
200 City Center Circle, Boardman.
(541-481-9252)
STANFIELD CITY COUNCIL,
7 p.m., Stanfield City Hall council
chambers, 160 S. Main St., Stan-
field. (541-449-3831)
PILOT ROCK CITY COUN-
CIL, 7 p.m., Pilot Rock City Hall
council chambers, 143 W. Main St.,
Pilot Rock. (541-443-2811)
UMATILLA CITY COUNCIL,
7 p.m., Umatilla City Hall council
chambers, 700 Sixth St., Umatilla.
(Nanci 541-922-3226 ext. 105)
LOTTERY
Thursday, Nov. 30
Lucky Lines
02-08-11-14-FREE-18-21-
25-32
Estimated jackpot: $25,000
Pick 4
1 p.m.: 8-8-7-0
4 p.m.: 5-8-7-7
7 p.m.: 5-7-5-5
10 p.m.: 5-0-1-2
Friday, Dec. 1
Pick 4
1 p.m.: 2-5-0-0
BRIEFLY
AAUW hosts
Christmas celebration
Rudolph runs for
Christmas baskets
Pendleton financial firm
promotes Lisa Newman
PENDLETON — The general
membership meeting of the
AAUW also features wine and
draft beer tasting.
Everyone is invited to the
group’s annual celebration. The
event is Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
at Great Pacific Wine & Coffee
Co., 403 Main St., Pendleton.
There is a $10 fee to cover the
costs of wine and food.
The American Association
of University Women works to
advance equity for women and
girls through advocacy, education,
philanthropy and research. The
Pendleton affiliate is the closest
group in the region.
For more information, contact
mkaykrout@yahoo.com.
UMATILLA — A benefit
event is planned for the
Umatilla Volunteer Firefighters
Association’s annual Christmas
basket program
The Rudolph Run is Saturday,
Dec. 9 from 9-11 a.m. at McNary
Fire Station No. 2, 303 Willamette
Ave., Umatilla. All ages are
welcome. In addition, participants
are encouraged to wear ugly
sweaters or Christmas costumes.
There’s a suggested donation
of five non-perishable food items.
Also, cash or credit card donations
will be accepted.
For more information, search
Facebook or call 541-922-3718.
PENDLETON — Financial
advisor Lisa Newman is the
new associate vice president at
the Pendleton branch of D.A.
Davidson & Co.
The wealth management
group announced the promotion
Thursday. Newman earned
the new role in Pendleton,
according to the announcement,
“for the quality of her work and
exceptional service to clients.”
D.A. Davidson Companies
is an employee-owned financial
services firm offering a range
of financial services and advice
to individuals, corporations,
institutions and cities nationwide.
Winter Stroll offers
holiday cheer, deals
Students cash in
on work experience
PENDLETON — The official
tree-lighting in Pendleton is part of
the annual Holiday Stroll.
The free event is Saturday,
Dec. 9 from 3-7 p.m. in downtown
Pendleton. People are invited
to admire the winter window
displays, enjoy special treats
and enter a raffle for a chance to
win a guitar. In addition, many
downtown merchants will be
offering special deals.
Santa Claus will arrive in a fire
truck at 3 p.m. The tree lighting
ceremony starts at 5 p.m.
For more information, contact
downtown.pendleton@yahoo.com,
541-304-3912 or search www.
facebook.com
HEPPNER — Local students
working with Rita Van Schoiack
of Blue Mountain Investment
Management will provide an
update during the upcoming
Heppner Chamber of Commerce
meeting.
The students, who act as
consultants for Van Schoiack,
receive school credits for work
experience. The program helps in
identifying personal finance topics
that are of interest to students and
can assist in preparing them for
the future.
In addition, nominations for
chamber board openings will be
closing. The no-host luncheon
event is Thursday, Dec. 7 at noon
Irrigon lights up
annual contest
IRRIGON — It’s time for
Irrigon residents to tap into their
inner Clark Griswold for the
annual home decorating contest.
Sponsored by the Irrigon
Watermelon Festival, cash prizes
will be awarded to the top three
properties. To be eligible for
judging, people must reside within
the 97844 zip code. Also, last
year’s winners may enter, but they
aren’t eligible for the cash awards.
The judging will take place
the evening of Monday, Dec. 18.
For more information, contact
irrigonchamber@irrigonchamber.
com or search Facebook.
at Heppner City Hall. The meal
costs $10.
To ensure there’s enough
food, those planning to attend
need to RSVP by Monday at
heppnerchamber@centurytel.net
or 541-676-5536.
Get your morning buzz
at Main Street Diner
PENDLETON — A time for
coffee and networking is the
focus of the Pendleton Chamber
of Commerce’s Morning Buzz.
The upcoming event is
Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 7:15-8
a.m. at Main Street Diner, 349 S.
Main St., Pendleton. In addition,
the chamber thanks Roosters
Restaurant for serving as the 2017
coffee sponsor.
For more information,
contact Adrienne Lapp
at communications@
pendletonchamber.com or
541-276-7411.
Holiday shopping
promotion offers prizes
BOARDMAN — For a
chance to win prizes, people
are encouraged to Buy Local in
Boardman during the holiday
season.
Between Nov. 25 and Dec.
20, receipts for purchases made
at local merchants are eligible
for prizes. Items to be drawn for
include a $200 Harvest Town
Foods gift card, a Boardman
Beauty Bar gift basket, Subway
gift cards, pizza from Smiley’s
Happy Place Pizza, dinners at
River Lodge & Grill and more.
To be eligible for prizes,
people need to take dated
receipts by Wednesday, Dec. 20
to the Boardman Chamber of
Commerce, located at the SAGE
Center, 101 Olson Road. For
more information, call 541-481-
3014.
Altrusa awards Linda
Gilleese scholarships
HERMISTON — Altrusa
International of Hermiston
recently announced winner of
its Linda Gilleese Memorial
Scholarship.
The recipients and their majors
include Jackie Barlow (health),
Debbie Smith (elementary
education) and Stephanie Loving
(integrated studies). All three
are students at Eastern Oregon
University. The scholarships
are given in memory of Linda
Gilleese, a former Altrusan and
Hermiston community member
who was a strong advocate for
education.
Additional scholarship
opportunities will be available in
February. For more information,
email hermistonaltrusa@gmail.
com or visit www.districttwelve.
altrusa.org.