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March 15, 2017
Wallowa County Chieftain
John Frederick Ellis
September 9, 1937 - March 20, 2017
Lawrence Edwin Terry
May 2, 1929 - March 12, 2017
John Frederick Ellis passed away peacefully at his home in
Enterprise on Friday March 20, 2017 at the age of 79. John was
born September 9, 1937 in Denver, Colorado to Raymond and
Ivalee Ellis, the youngest of seven children.
John attended Adolph Leuzinger High School in Lawndale,
California where he graduated on June 16, 1955. On Oct. 10 of
the same year he joined the United States Navy and served his
country for nearly seven years before receiving an honorable
discharge on May 10,1962.
John married Lawanda Rhea Turentine on May 30,1959 and
they had three children, Danny Lee, Thomas Glenn, and John
Duane. They were married for 57 wonderful years before Rhea
passed. Early on, John was employed at a bank in California. In
1969 the family moved to Oregon where John worked at Napa
Auto Parts as a computer operator and was employed part time
at GI Joe Sporting Goods. He went on to work at the Red Lion
for about ten years as a guest service manager, before ﬁ nally
opening his own tour company called E&E tours in 1990. He
continued to do this until his retirement.
John’s hobbies included ﬁ shing, hunting, camping, sports,
music and spending time with his family.
John is survived by his children, Thomas Glenn Ellis and
John Duane Ellis of Enterprise; sister Arlene Hoy of Canyon-
ville, Oregon; grandchildren Hunter Ellis and Kattie Norris of
Enterprise and Kodie Ellis of New Orleans, Louisiana; seven
great-grandchildren Dakota Appel, Summer Ellis, Ryder Nor-
ris, Acaydia Ellis, Addisyn Norris, Malachi Ellis and Kaemon
Ellis all of Enterprise; as well as many other family members
who will miss him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lawanda Rhea Ellis,
parents Raymond and Ivalee Ellis, son Danny Lee Ellis, broth-
ers Glenn and Frederick, and sisters Shirley, Clara and June.
A service will be held at Bollman Funeral home on Monday
March 20, 2017 with a visual beginning at 11 a.m. and the ser-
vice at noon. There will be a graveside memorial following the
service at Lostine Cemetery.
Flowers and other donations may be sent to the family at 505
Viking Dr., Enterprise, Oregon, 97828.
Lawrence Edwin Terry was
born May 2, 1929, and left this
earth March 12, 2017 Lawrence
was the youngest of four chil-
dren born to Basil (BC) Cliff-
ton and Francis Terry on Alder
Slope, and was the last of his
family to pass. His older siblings
were Clifford, Wallace and Rena
(Freels). Lawrence died peace-
fully at his home after suffering
from Dementia/Alzheimer’s for
Lawrence began his school-
ing by attending elementary
school at the Revis School on Alder Slope, continuing in En-
terprise before moving to Lostine with his parents, where he
graduated in 1948. He logged with his two older brothers for a
short time before marrying the love of his life, Joyce Warnock
in 1950. They settled north of Lostine, operating a cattle ranch
in partnership with Dave & Ena Warnock.
During this time, Lawrence served in the U.S. Army for 21
months, allowing the couple to reside in several states while
Lawrence served his country and reﬁ ned his mechanical skills.
Lawrence and Joyce returned to Lostine in 1956 after being
In 1968, he left the ranch and moved his family to his cur-
rent home in Lostine. One of Lawrence’s passions was driving
truck. This passion led to the creation of Lawrence Terry Build-
ing Supply, which the family operated for 15 years. Along with
operating the business, he and his family raised sheep on their
small farm for over 30 years.
After he closed the supply business, he drove log truck for
15 years. He then drove truck more years for Henderson Fuel
and Steve Wolfe. During all this time, Lawrence cut and sold
ﬁ re wood, gathered scrap iron and worked in his shop repairing
and fabricating machinery. In his later years, Lawrence main-
tained the Lostine Cemetery. He was always busy working at
Lawrence was predeceased in death by his wife of 64 years,
Joyce Terry, and his youngest daughter, Donna Lee Terry. He is
survived by two daughters: Cathy Johnson and husband Dick
Johnson; Connie Howard and husband Donald Howard; eight
grandchildren: Eric Johnson, JD Johnson, Jeanette (Johnson)
Hibbert, Shaun Neal, Wesley Neal, Brandy Howard, Amber
Howard, Chelsea Howard, and eight great-grandchildren.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at the Lostine Pres-
byterian Church on Saturday, March 18 at 11 a.m., followed by
the graveside gathering at the Lostine Cemetery.
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Chieftain. The paper accepts obituaries from the family or funeral
home. Information submitted is subject to editing. Send obituar-
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PO Box 338, Enterprise, OR 97828. The deadline to submit an
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June 23, 1931 — February 18, 2017
Earl Falconer of Mil-
ton-Freewater passed away
Feb. 18, 2017 at Providence St.
Mary Medical in Walla Walla at
the age of 85.
A celebration of life was
March 3 at the First Baptist
Church in Milton-Freewater
with Pastor Roland Shanks ofﬁ -
ciating. The family suggest any
donations be made to the char-
ity of your choice which would
help the homeless.
Earl was born in Corning,
Iowa. The son of Charles (Char-
lie) Falconer and Velma (Corbin) Falconer. His early childhood
was spent on the farms of Iowa, particularly his grandfathers
and namesake, he loved him so. The family moved to Oregon
in 1941, moving ﬁ rst to Lostine and in 1943 to Boardman. Earl
on his mandolin and sister Reba on her guitar would perform
for the troops stationed at the Umatilla Army Depot as well as
performing in the Lostine area.
The family moved back to Wallowa County in 1945 when
Earl’s father Charlie herded sheep with his cousin Fred Falcon-
Earl graduated from Enterprise High School in 1949, then
enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, serving
in the 18th Fighter Wing. He married Arthene Rose in 1953 and
added three children to the family, Melinda, Terria and Bernard.
For many years he was in business with his brother-in-law
Elmer Storm, with the Richﬁ eld/Arco service station in Enter-
prise. Earl married Phyllis Kirkland in 1967 and we added Lori
to our sibling family, later moving to Pendleton and working for
the state of Oregon.
In 1981 he met his match when he was married to Marilyn
(Zigman) Krein and with this union added Zane, Shelli, Kim,
Lisa and CJ to the sibling family.
All nine of his kids can agree, as said by daughter Lisa, “He
was quick to give advice, sometimes you didn’t want to hear it,
but in the end he was usually right.”
Earl started working as a guard at the Umatilla Army Depot
in 1981 and remained there until his retirement. He and Marilyn
opened an antique store in Hermiston as he loved reﬁ nishing
old furniture. They spent many wonderful times traveling for
their business and enjoying their life together, living in Herm-
iston for 23 years before moving to Milton-Freewater in 2004.
Earl took up painting on saws, particularly painting pictures
of old barns, he enjoyed this as long as his health allowed. Earl
belonged to the VFW, Eagles, Elks and attended the First Bap-
tist Church in Milton-Freewater.
Earl is survived by his wife of 35 years, Marilyn Falconer
of Milton-Freewater, Or. Children: Melinda (Falconer) Whit-
timore of Meridian, Idaho. Terria (Falconer) Wallace of Pacif-
ic City, Oregon. Bernard Falconer of Vancouver, Washington.
Lori Ferris of Texas. Zane Krein
of Van Nuys, California. Shelli Fullen of Walla Walla, Wash-
ington. Kim Perry of Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Lisa Partney
of Milton-Freewater, Oregon. CJ Krein of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sister: Norma Clough of Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Sister-in-
law: Lou Mae Falconer of Milton-Freewater, 19 grandchildren
and 20 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Earl was predeceased by sister Reba Falconer Storm and
brother Otto Falconer, grandsons, Adam McNeilly and Jeremy
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