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About Wallowa County chieftain. (Enterprise, Wallowa County, Or.) 1943-current | View Entire Issue (March 29, 2017)
May 5, 1931 - March 14, 2017
April 2, 1935 – March 19, 2017
Billie Michels of Montesa-
no, Washington, passed away
March 14, 2017 at the age of
85 years. Billie was born May
5, 1931, in Baker, Oregon.
She enjoyed many years
bowling and golﬁ ng all over
the country. She was a wom-
an who loved the outdoors —
hunting, ﬁ shing, camping or
boating. She was also an ac-
tive sorority sister of Beta Sig-
ma Pi. Her family and friends
could always catch her with
her nose in a book or a cross-
Billie is lovingly remem-
bered by her children Mark (Paula) Michels, Cathie (Paul)
Graham; brother, Bob McMurray; sisters Gayle McMurray,
Pat (Chuck) Rieken; eight grandchildren and 13 great grand-
Billie is preceded in death by Homer Michels, son H.
Duane Michels and sister Kaye Brown.
As a 40-year breast cancer survivor, the family suggests
donations to the Susan G. Komen Organization in lieu of
ﬂ owers; to help ﬁ nd a cure in honor of Billie.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Enterprise, Oregon,
later this summer.
Larry Elvin Jones passed away peacefully on March 19,
2017, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Boise, Idaho.
Larry was born on April 2 , 1935, in Cambridge, Idaho, to
John and Joyce (Pratt) Jones. He joined older siblings Dean
and Fauna. When Larry was 2 years old, the family moved to
the Alder Slope area of Enterprise, Oregon, where they lived
for a few years before settling permanently in Lostine, Ore-
gon, up the South Fork of the Lostine River. Larry attended
the Lostine Public School and was one of seven students in
his 1953 graduating class. That same year, he married his high
school sweetheart, Muriel Lathrop Jones, who had graduated
two years earlier.
After graduation, Larry went to work at the Bates Mill
in Wallowa, followed by a stint with Mofﬁ t Brothers Trans-
portation in Lostine. Around 1965, Larry went into business
for himself, starting Jones Excavating. Larry was an expert
equipment operator and could usually be found in the seat of
his favorite Case backhoe. He hired locals Bob Peterson and
Buzz Kruckman to drive dump truck alongside him in the ear-
Larry and Muriel welcomed two sons, Terry in 1953 and
Kirk in 1959. Both boys followed Larry into the family busi-
The family made their home only a pasture away from his
Larry had many hobbies. As a young man, he helped Mike
Mofﬁ t pack visitors into North Minam Meadows, spending
many summers in the mountains. He was a member of the Elks
Lodge, enjoyed trap shooting competitions, and was a mem-
ber of a local bowling team for many years. He loved hunting
and ﬁ shing and greatly enjoyed trips to Alaska with his friends
Bruce Strathearn and Steve Bilben. As he moved toward re-
tirement, Larry dabbled in cooking, especially smoking the
meat from the game that his family harvested. His smoked
jerky and sausages were much coveted by friends and family.
In later years, he looked forward to attending his grand-
children’s sporting events, especially grandson Travis’ state
championship football and basketball games. He was also re-
sponsible for buying his granddaughter, Teah, her ﬁ rst pony
and followed her riding exploits clear through her year as Miss
Rodeo Oregon. He loved his grandchildren and during the last
few years, he especially looked forward to visits from his
great-grandchildren, Trace, Tegan, TyLee, Cyrus and Morgan.
Larry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Muriel; his sister,
Fauna; his son, Terry and wife Trena; grandchildren Teah and
Travis (Samantha); ﬁ ve great-grandchildren with one more on
the way. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; his broth-
er, Dean; and his son, Kirk.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 1, at 11
a.m. at the Lostine Presbyterian Church with vault interment
to follow at the Lostine Cemetery. A dinner will be held af-
terwards at the Lostine Tavern. Dinner will be prepared by
Appleﬂ att catering.
Memorial contributions in Larry’s name may be made to
the Wallowa Valley Health Care Foundation, P.O. Box 53, En-
terprise, Oregon 97828, or to a charity of choice.
S ERVICE N OTICES
Frances Colleen Evans
A celebration of life for Frances Colleen
Evans will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April
1, 2017, at the Wallowa Senior Center in
Wallowa. Dessert and coffee to follow.
Linda Sue Lewis
Linda Sue Lewis, 61, of Wallowa died at Wallowa Me-
morial Hospital March 23, 2017. Services are presently set
for April 15 at the Wallowa High School. Full obituary and
times will follow later. Bollman Funeral Home is entrusted
Thomas George Morgan
A memorial service for Thomas George Morgan, who
passed away on Dec. 13, 2016, will be held at the Enterprise
Community Congregational Church on Saturday, April 8, at
March 29, 2017
Wallowa County Chieftain
FOR THE RECORD
• 5:27 p.m. David Ray Talbott
of Joseph, 60, was arrested on
ﬁ ve counts of felon in posses-
sion of a ﬁ rearm, ﬁ ve counts
of unlawful possession of a
ﬁ rearm, tampering with physical
evidence, criminal mischief II,
two counts of theft I by receiving
a ﬁ rearm. Talbott was transport-
ed to Umatilla County Jail in
• 11:47 a.m. a 911 call re-
ported a scam in Wallowa.
• 10:55 a.m. a 911 call
reported a disturbance in Wal-
lowa. Josie Makens of Wallowa,
27, was arrested for domestic
assault IV, menacing, pointing a
ﬁ rearm at another and reckless
endangering. She was trans-
ported to Umatilla County Jail in
• 2:22 p.m. 911 calls report-
ed a rock slide in rural Lostine.
• 2:47 p.m. a 911 call report-
ed a rock slide on Highway 3.
• 4:03 p.m. a 911 call report-
ed an injured elk in Wallowa.
• 9:58 a.m. a phone scam/
harassment was reported from
• 7:26 a.m. report of cattle on
the highway in rural Lostine.
• 6:56 p.m. stolen gas was
reported from rural Wallowa.
• 7:40 a.m. a 911 call report-
ed a theft from rural Lostine.
Property returned to owner.
• 7:59 p.m. Milton-Freewater
Police Department in Umatilla
County arrested Garritt James
Johnson of Enterprise, 24, on
a Wallowa County Circuit Court
warrant for unlawful delivery of
possession of methamphet-
amine, unlawful possession
of a Scheduled II controlled
substance, tampering with drug
records, unlawful possession of
a Schedule III controlled sub-
stance, and unlawful possession
of a schedule IV controlled
substance. Johnson was lodged
in the Umatilla County Jail in
• 8:47 a.m. authorities
advised of recovered stolen
property from Lewiston, Idaho.
• 9:50 a.m. Publisher Clear-
ing House scam reported from
• 10:34 a.m. report of pos-
sible wolf depredation in Flora
• 10:52 a.m. report of pos-
sible wolf depredation in rural
Thursday of the month. Meet-
ings rotate between the City
Library, City Hall or the Joseph
Monday, April 3
COMMISSIONERS, 9 a.m.,
Thornton Conference Room,
Wallowa County Courthouse,
101 S. River St., Enterprise.
Commissioners meet the ﬁ rst
and third Monday of the month.
Monday, April 10
BOARD, 5:30 p.m., Joseph
Charter School, 400 E.
Williams Ave., Joseph. The
Joseph School Board meets
at 5:30 p.m. on the second
Monday of the month in the
DISTRICT, 7 p.m., Enterprise
High School, 201 SE Fourth
St., Enterprise. Enterprise
School Board meets at 7 p.m.
on the ﬁ rst Monday of each
month, except holidays.
COUNCIL MEETING, 7:30
p.m., Enterprise City Hall,
108 NE First St., Enterprise.
Enterprise City Council meets
on the second Monday of the
month in Council Chambers at
Enterprise City Hall, 108 NE
First St., Enterprise.
Tuesday, April 4
CHAMBER BOARD, 12 p.m.,
Wallowa County Chamber of
Commerce, 309 S. River St.,
Suite B, Enterprise.
7 p.m., Enterprise City Hall,
108 NE First St., Enterprise.
Enterprise Planning Commis-
sion meets at 7 p.m. the ﬁ rst
Tuesday of each month at
Enterprise City Hall.
Tuesday, April 11
7 a.m., OSU Extension Ofﬁ ce
Wallowa County, 668 NW First
St., Enterprise. Teleconference
with our State Sen. Bill Hansell
and Rep. Greg Barreto. Here is
an opportunity to get updates
and ask questions of your
legislators. Please bring a copy
of your question(s) or input to
the meeting. Please limit ques-
tions to 2 minutes. The calls
are by Polycom so everyone
will be live on camera with
our legislators. Please RSVP
to the chamber to make sure
everyone has an opportunity
to present their questions and
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Phases of the moon
WALLOWA COUNTY SUNRISE AND SUNSET MARCH 30-APRIL 5
(from the U.S. Naval Observatory)