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TWO - Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The Official Newspaper
of the City of Heppner and the County of Morrow
Morrow County’s Home-Owned Weekly Newspaper
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The Morrow County Clerk’s office has released the
following report of marriage licenses:
August 16, 2016: -Marcus Ouray Sean Savage, 21,
of Irrigon and Samantha Mae Morse, 22, of Hermiston.
August 18, 2016: -Alejo Fuentes Lopez, 34, of
Umatilla and Mireya Sanchez Jimenez, 29, of Umatilla.
to visit Lexington
Lexington Community sion Ministries Internation-
Bible Church will welcome al based out of Lebanon,
guest speaker Pieter
OR; he currently
Bos, PhD at it’s 11
serves as director
a.m. worship service
of the ministry. He
this Sunday, Aug.
is also chaplain of
the Christian Mo-
Bos is an or-
dained minister and
tion and author of
the book “Known
to the United States. PhD
Together with wife
The public is
JoAnne, he is the
invited to attend.
founder of King’s Commis-
Francis F. ‘Skip’ Connor Jr.
Francis F. “Skip” Con- raised and attended school
nor Jr. 88, of Heppner died in Heppner and was very
Saturday, August 20, 2016 active in sports. After grad-
at his home. A memorial uation he joined the United
service with mili-
States Navy, serving
tary honors will be
from1947 to 1951.
held Thursday, Au-
In August of
gust 25, at 1 p.m.
1953 he married
at the Heppner Elks
Lodge. A private
They lived out of
service will be held Francis F.
Ritter and The
at the Heppner Ma- Connor Jr.
Dalles, before rais-
ing a family, which
Skip was born
included a son Steve
June 1, 1928 at Heppner, Connor born in 1954, Teri
the son of Frank and Gladys Connor (Cornwell) born
Rippee Connor. He was in 1958 and twins Debbie
and David in 1959 in Pilot
He worked for New
Holland as a farm-equip-
ment mechanic until he
had a work-related accident
that forced him to an early
retirement. In 1995 they
moved back to Heppner
to take care of his elderly
Skip was an avid hunt-
er; he enjoyed fishing and
did many camping trips
with friends. He also en-
joyed various games such
as Bingo and Mexican
Train. He was a great sup-
porter of school sports.
He is survived by his
wife, Peggy Connor; chil-
dren, Steve, Teri and David;
and grandchildren, Amy
He was preceded in
death by his parents; a
daughter, Debbie; and a
brother, Roger Connor.
In lieu of flowers, do-
nations may be made to
the Heppner Booster Club
or the Cerebral Palsy As-
Sweeney Mortuary of
Heppner is in charge of ar-
Lois Key Hunt
Lois Key Hunt, 85,
formerly of Lexington, died
Sunday, August 14, 2016
at her home in Hermiston.
A memorial service will be
held Saturday, August 27, at
11 a.m. at the United Meth-
odist Church in Heppner.
Private family committal
service will be held at the
She was born July 27,
1931 at Hardman, OR, the
daughter of John and Opal
Bennett Key. Lois grew up
in the nearby town of Hep-
pner and was a graduate
of Heppner High School,
class of 1949. She held nu-
merous jobs in high school
through adulthood. These
jobs included working at
the swimming pool, movie
theater, hospital, bookkeep-
er at Padberg’s Machinery,
bus driver for the school
district, and also serving
on the Lexington election
In the fall of 1949 at the
age of 18, Lois eloped with
Arthur Dean Hunt and was
married in Twin Falls, ID
on November 7, 1949. After
a short time living in Hep-
pner, Lois and Dean settled
in Lexington, where Dean
was a wheat farmer and the
two remained happily mar-
ried until his death in 2007
after 58 years of marriage.
In married life Dean and
Lois ran the farm and raised
When not maintaining
the household, making har-
vest lunches, or delivering
messages to the ranch, Lois
was a bridge instructor for
BMCC and an avid player.
She was also active in East-
ern Star and was a grand
representative for Tennes-
see and held the position
of worthy matron. When
Lois was 16 she joined
the Heppner First United
Methodist Church, where
she was a member for 69
years. Lois really enjoyed
golfing and was a mem-
ber of the Willow Creek
Country Club for 35 years.
Other activities she enjoyed
included bowling, knitting,
traveling, spending time Opal Key; and a brother,
in the mountains with her Doyle Key.
husband, drinking coffee at
She is survived by
the Heppner Drive-In with her daughter Tricia Jean-
friends, and for years she nine Robinson (Curtis) of
hardly ever missed a Hep- Pendleton, OR; son, Gary
pner High School
Hunt (Rebecca) of
football or basket-
Hermiston, OR; and
Lois grew up
Jeffrey Hunt of Al-
hunting and fishing
buquerque, NM and
and was glad to let
Miranda Hunt of
people hunt or fish
on the family land.
ing time with her
In 2008, a year after Lois
family was one of
her husband’s death,
her greatest joys in
she moved from her
home in Lexington to the
Hermiston Brookdale Se- may be made to the Vange
nior Living facility to be John Memorial Hospice,
closer to family. In her later 645 W. Orchard Ave, Ste.
life she was an active mem- 300, Hermiston, OR 97838
ber of the retirement com- or to United Methodist
munity. She loved a good Church, PO Box 733, Hep-
joke as well as reading, pner, OR 97836 or to First
putting together puzzles, United Methodist Church,
listening to the local fid- 191 E. Gladys Ave., Herm-
dling group, and taking care iston, OR 97838 or to the
of her cat Abby.
charity of your choice.
Lois is preceded in
Sweeney Mortuary of
death by her husband, Heppner is in charge of ar-
Dean; parents, John and rangements.
Sharon R. Dawson—Sharon R. Dawson, 52, of Hep-
pner died Saturday, August 20, 2016 at her home. She was
born June 10, 1964 at Bakersfield, CA. Arrangements are
pending at Sweeney Mortuary of Heppner.
Free back-to-school haircuts for those in need will
be offered this Sunday beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the
Christian Life Center. No appointments are needed.
Volunteer Michelle McCurry says any stylists who
be willing to come donate their time would be ap-
Lester Richard Workman—Lester Richard Work-
A group of 10 met at Service Creek for the monthly
72, of Heppner was interred at Willamette National
Kinzua Lunch in August. They were John and Midge
Aug. 4, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Geer, MaryLee Britt, Charles and Janet Nelson, and
was born on January 25, 1943, in Lancaster,
Marilyn Garcia, Fossil; Betty Bell, Hermiston; Windy
and Hilda Workman. He passed away August
Liptak, Condon; and Bill and Tom Ledford, Prineville.
funeral service was held at his home in Hep-
The September lunch will be at The Landing at the
Sept. 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. prior to his final
OHV Park on the Spray-Heppner Highway, September
15 at 11:30 a.m.
The next lunch meeting of the Heppner Chamber
of Commerce will be an all entities report on Thursday,
Sept. 1, at noon in Heppner City Hall conference room.
Cost of lunch is $10; Bucknum’s will cater. Chamber
lunch attendees are asked to RSVP at 541-676-5536 no
later than the Tuesday before to guarantee a lunch.
Church of the Nazarene volunteers will serve lunch
on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at St. Patrick’s Senior Center.
Lunch will include corned beef and cabbage, potatoes,
carrots and onions, green salad, sliced tomatoes, black
ment and Oregon State bread, and ice cream.
Milk is served at each meal. Suggested donation is
Police. Irrigon ambulance
per meal. Menu is subject to change.
and Boardman ambulance
MCSO states that the CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF MARRIAGE
investigation is ongoing.
-Continued from PAGE ONE
In all, eight law en-
forcement personnel re-
sponded from Morrow
County Sheriff’s Office,
Boardman Police Depart-
Hanna Lovgren &
September 3, 2016
& Nikki Meyers
Wednesday, August 31st
September 10, 2016
10 am to 2 pm
Kathryn Garrett &
W e Will be celebrating K im g utierrez ' s 27 year
career With m orroW c ounty g rain g roWers
October 22, 2016
J oin us for refreshments and caKe as We
We will be closed on Labor Day,
thanK him for his years of service and Wish him
the best in his future endeavours
350 Main Street
Lexington, OR 97839
217 North Main St., Heppner • Phone 676-9158 • Floral 676-9426
541-989-8221 • 1-800-452-7396
Ralph and Sally Walker
From a whirlwind
romance in the summer
of '66 through today these
two have shown that true
love can pass the test of
time. Through the years
Sally found the wonder
of rural life in eastern
Oregon and Ralph saw
more of the world than
he likely ever expected to.
Along the way they raised
a family, made lifelong
friends and created
From your children love Carrie and Stu & Molly
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