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    TWO - Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Official Newspaper
of the City of Heppner and the County of Morrow
U.S.P.S. 240-420
Morrow County’s Home-Owned Weekly Newspaper
Published weekly by Sykes Publishing, LLC and entered as periodical matter at the
Post Office at Heppner, Oregon under the Act of March 3, 1879. Periodical postage
paid at Heppner, Oregon. Office at 188 W. Willow Street. Telephone (541) 676-
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David Sykes ..............................................................................................Publisher
Andrea Di Salvo ............................................................................................ Editor
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Catherine ‘Rose’ Bergstrom
Catherine “Rose” Berg-
strom, 81, of Heppner died
Thursday, August 20, 2015
at Willow Creek Terrace
Assisted Living in Heppner.
Recitation of the Holy Ro-
sary will be Friday, August
28, at 10 a.m. Funeral Mass
will be at 11 a.m. Friday,
August 28, at St. Patrick’s
Catholic Church in Hep-
pner. Concluding service
and inurnment will follow
at the Heppner Masonic
Pettyjohns celebrate
65 years of marriage
ald Bergstrom; twin sis-
ter, Jean Ann Correa; and
brother, Peter Donahue.
Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Wil-
low Creek Terrace Assisted
Living, 400 Frank Gilliam
Drive, Heppner, OR 97836
or to Pioneer Memorial
Hospice, PO Box 9, Hep-
pner, OR 97836.
Sweeney Mortuary of
Heppner is in charge of ar-
Columbia River working my sons have six degrees
on tug boats, and he later among them, and are a com-
served in the Coast Guard puter engineer, a teacher, a
manager and a career Army
Jerry married Kayrn officer.”
After his divorce in
Heald of Tacoma, WA on
March 17, 1962 in The 1992, Jerry traveled and
Dalles, OR. Their marriage spent several years work-
lasted for 30 years, dur- ing a variety of odd jobs,
ing which they raised four from running mini-marts
to selling barbecue
sons. While living
grills. In 2007 Jerry
in Boardman, Jerry
retired and spent his
was active in com-
time traveling and
munity and civic
visiting family. His
activities. He was
last few years were
a Boy Scout leader,
spent living in Por-
Little League coach,
ter County, Indiana.
and helped lead
Jerry’s passion
community events Gerald
such as parades and William Peck was sailing ships.
He had the oppor-
the annual Fourth of
July fireworks. Jerry served tunity when younger to
on the Morrow County travel to many ports to visit
School Board seven years, restorations and replicas—
then two terms (eight years) once even hiring on as an
as Mayor of Boardman and extra hand to get to sail.
two terms (eight years) as He sailed on ships in the
Morrow County Commis- Pacific, the Atlantic, the
Gulf of Mexico and the Ca-
Very proud of the ac- ribbean. During his family
complishments of his fam- years, Jerry owned two dif-
ily, Jerry often bragged ferent ski boats, and spent
“My great-grandfather was as much spare time as he
a farmer who couldn’t sign could on the river near his
his own name, my grand- home. Later, in his retire-
mother never wed and only ment, he enjoyed riding on
had six months of school- paddle-wheel boats on the
ing, my dad never finished Cumberland, Ohio, Missis-
high school, and I only had sippi and Columbia rivers.
one year of college, but During his last few years,
when travel was not pos-
sible, Jerry enjoyed build-
ing model ships as a hobby,
taking months to complete
such intricate works as the
sailing ship Cutty Sark, and
the paddle-wheel boat King
of the Mississippi.
While not formally re-
ligious, Jerry was a firm
believer in religious prin-
ciples, and tried to live his
life by the lines of his fa-
vorite poem, “Desiderata.”
In the end, he was “at peace
with God.”
Jerry is survived by one
sister, Shirley Zielinski of
Boardman, OR; his four
sons, James Peck of Las
Vegas, NV, Robert Peck and
wife Mary of Vancouver,
WA, Michael Peck and wife
Regina of Kennewick, WA,
and Daniel and his wife
Barbara of Fairfax, VA;
their mother, Kayrn, and
her husband Duane Hinkley
of Ukiah, OR; and seven
He was preceded in
death by one sister, Ernabel
Mittelsdorf, and their par-
Send condolences at
home.com. Arrangements
are under the direction of
White-Love Funeral Home,
Chesterton, IN.
Gerald William Peck
Wednesday, August
19, 2015, Gerald William
Peck, 75, died after battling
with diabetes, heart and
kidney disease. He will be
cremated and his remains
returned to his hometown
of Boardman, OR.
Jerry, as he preferred to
be called, was born on June
26, 1940 to Ernest Peck
Lylian AdiRae
and Mabel (Uthe) Peck in
Doherty— Adam
Boardman, a small farm
and Molly Doherty
town in Morrow County,
of Heppner announce
Oregon where his family
the birth of a daugh-
lived. Growing up Jerry
ter, Lylian AdiRae
was active in the Future
Doherty. Lylian was
Farmers of America, and
born August 12, 2015
played football, basketball,
at 3:02 a.m. She
track and baseball. He also
weighed 6.86 pounds
worked in his mother’s
and was 18.5 inches
restaurant, the M&M Cafe,
long. She joins older
and gained his entrepre-
sister Aimee Rose
neurial spirit from her.
Doherty at home.
Lylian AdiRae Doherty
Jerry would run sev-
Grandparents are
of his own businesses
Mike and Cindi Doherty of Heppner and Vickie Turrell
his adult life—a
and Richard Turrell, both of Heppner.
cafe in Dallesport, WA,
gas stations in Pendleton,
OR and Boardman—as
well as managing several
restaurants for others over
the years. He would also
serve a term of enlistment in
the Oregon Army National
From his father, he
learned his love of boats
and being on the water. One
of his first jobs was on the
Eightmile. Rose worked at
Columbia Basin Electric
Co-op and Murray’s Drug
Store, both in Heppner.
Rose is survived by
her son, Michael Berg-
strom and his wife Darcy
of Heppner; a brother, Mi-
chael Donahue and his wife
Sandy of Portland, OR; and
a sister, Mary Ellen Erikson
of Chevy Chase, MD.
She was preceded in
death by her husband, Ger-
Rose was born January
12, 1934, at Spokane, WA,
the daughter of Michael
and Catherine McNamee
Donahue. She attended St.
Joseph Academy in Pend-
leton, where she graduated
in 1952.
On September 24, 1966
Rose married Gerald Berg-
strom at Valby Lutheran
Church near Ione. The
couple lived in Heppner
for a time before moving
to the Bergstrom ranch near
The View from the Green
Over the Tee Cup
Jim and Lola Pettyjohn
Jim Pettyjohn and Lola
Ann McCabe were married
on Sept. 8, 1950 in Reno,
The family of Jim and
Lola Pettyjohn now invite
family and friends to join
them as they celebrate their
65 fulfilling years of love,
happiness, peace and joy.
The celebration will
be held on Sunday, Sept. 6,
from 2-4 p.m. with an open
house reception in the Fam-
ily Closet Building, 205
Tumbleweed Blvd., Irrigon,
located behind the Irrigon
The weather was declared “perfect” on Tuesday, Aug.
18, for the 17 women who showed up for the Willow
Creek Country Club ladies’ play day.
Low gross of the field went to Nancy Propheter,
with Virginia Grant taking low net and Eva Kilkenny
least putts.
For flight A, Pat Edmundson had low gross, Karen
Thompson low net and Corol Mitchell least putts.
For flight B, low gross was a tie between Shirley
Martin and Judy Harris. Betty Burns had low net and
Senior Center.
Lorrene Montgomery least putts.
Jim and Lola were
For flight C, Karen Haguewood and Betty Carlson
longtime residents of Mor- tied for low gross, while Sue Edson had low net and Kris
row County and now reside Lindner had least putts.
at McNary, Umatilla, OR.
In other events, Virginia Grant had a birdie on #1.
Jim and Lola went to
school in Ione, as did their
four children: Earl Pet-
tyjohn of Anchorage, AK,
Linda Groce of Boardman,
OR, Jerry Pettyjohn of Hep-
Thirteen participated in Sunday Men’s Play on Aug.
pner, OR, and Nancy Lan-
caster of Oak Harbor, WA. 23. The results are as follows:
Gross—1 st , Charlie Ferguson, 64; 2 nd , Dave Pranger,
Jim and Lola also have
five grandchildren and nine 73; 3 rd , Bob MacDonald, 74.
Net—1 st , Dave Mitchell, 54; 2 nd /3 rd , Dale Holland/
great-grandchildren with
Delbert Binschus.
one more on the way.
Special Events—KP #4/13, Dave Mitchell, 10’6”;
Long Putt #6/15, Delbert Binschus, 10’4”; Least Putts,
Charlie Ferguson, 26.
Next men’s play will be on Aug. 30, with Stacy Wil-
son, Charlie Ferguson and Larry Runyon hosting.
WCCC Sunday men’s
play results
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-Continued from PAGE ONE Boardman, Irrigon and Sta-
many didn’t, and firefight-
ers were stretched thin
trying to cover fires that
ranged from the Sand Hol-
low and Bombing Range
areas to the Gilliam County
line west of Ione.
According to the Mor-
row County Sheriff’s Office
log, fires were reported in
areas of Swaggert Butte,
Social Ridge and Clarks
Canyon, Eightmile and
Fourmile, Piper Canyon
and Blackhorse Canyon,
Dee Cox and south Sand
Hollow, Fuller Canyon,
Clarks Canyon, Bombing
Range, Brennar Canyon
and Rhea Creek, north Sand
Hollow and Turner Lane,
and Highway 74 west of
Two of the largest were
in the Sand Hollow area
near Turner Lane, and be-
tween Highway 74 and
Cutsforth Corner west of
Lexington. Heppner Fire
Chief Rusty Estes said it’s
not yet clear how much land
“Two of ‘em (the fires)
I never even got to,” said
Estes. “I have no idea how
big they were.”
Estes said all the local
crews from Heppner, Ione
and Lexington responded,
as well as mutual aid from
tion 7 on Butter Creek.
Wi t h f i r e f i g h t e r s
stretched thin, others
stepped in to fill the gaps.
“(We got) lots of nice
help with ranchers bringing
their tractors and plows.
That was magnificent,”
said Estes. “Lots of ranch-
ers brought their pickups
with water. The one (fire)
on Clarks Canyon, until we
could get to it, they were
working on it, just locals,”
he added.
Not only did landown-
ers fill water trucks and disc
fire lines, but also many
other citizens stepped up
to help out; several farmers
and ranchers took note of
neighbors and townspeople
who saw the fires and drove
out of their way to lend a
hand, carrying shovels to
contain fires on the ground.
While quite a bit of
scrub ground and CRP
burned, Estes said no struc-
tures were destroyed, and
no injuries were reported.
That was due, in part, to
the lack of wind that often
drives wildfires in Eastern
“We didn’t have any
strong winds,” he said.
“That would have been
bad, with that many fires.”
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September 7
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