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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2019
Donald F. ‘Don’ Callaway
Donald David Smith
Sa mi Rae Taylor
October 25, 1940 — January 3, 2019
February 2, 1942 — January 2, 2019
May 1, 1945 — Jan. 3, 2019
Don was a founding and
Donald F. “Don” Cal-
laway was born on Octo- longtime member of the
ber 25, 1940, in Fruitland, Sherwood Elks Lodge. He
Idaho, to parents Lacey Flin enjoyed making suncatch-
Callaway and Laura Kath- ers, traveling, playing cards,
erine Hunter Callaway. He square dancing, snow-
died on January 3, 2019, at mobiling, fishing, camp-
ing and being in the
his home in Herm-
iston, Oregon, at the
age of 78 years.
He is survived
Don was raised
by his wife of 58
years, Linda Cal-
United States. He
ton, Ore.; daughters
Laura Buckley and
her husband Lane,
Lake Havasu City,
Virginia, in 1958.
Ariz., and Meladee
Don enlisted in the
United States Navy
Ore; seven grand-
in 1959 and served
on the USS Coral
Sea until his hon-
orable discharge in 1961. Lacey, Amberly, Travis and
While in the navy, Don was Justin; seven great-grand-
united in marriage to Linda children; and several nieces
Royer on July 10, 1960, in and nephews.
Don was preceded in
He worked construction death by his parents, daugh-
in Blue River, Oregon, and ter Dawn Marie Calla-
later on building Interstate way, and two sisters, Mar-
84 and the Astoria bridge gie Brown and Shirley
as well as numerous other Richardson.
A private family gather-
projects over his career.
They called Pendleton, Ore- ing will be held.
gon, home from 1968 until
Those who wish may
1986 when they moved to make contributions to Alz-
Gresham, Oregon, in 1986. heimers Research or StJude.
They moved to La Pine, org. Please leave online con-
Oregon, in 2002 and then to dolences for Don’s family
Hermiston, Oregon, in 2013 at burnsmortuaryhermiston.
where they have lived since. com
Donald passed quietly in very important and a gift.
his sleep with family at his
Don was also survived by
four siblings: Marvin Smith,
Donald was born in Retta Poulson, Mike Smith
Caldwell, Idaho, to James of Hermiston, Oregon, and
and Olive Adams Smith of Sandy Storz of Echo, Ore-
Hermiston, Oregon. Donald gon. Also six grandchil-
dren and seven
moved from Caldwell
to Hermiston when he
was in the fourth grade
A life celebra-
and graduated high
tion will be held
at Weiser Senior
He served in the
Center on Janu-
Army and afterwards
ary 12, 2019, from
returned home mar-
ried, and to this union
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
were born four daugh-
Everyone is wel-
come to come,
ters; Alaina and Alvin
remember and cel-
Johnson of Las Cru-
ebrate a wonderful
ces, N.M., Ladonna
Hopkins, Janet Smith
The family of
of Weiser, Idaho, and
Beth Smith of Battle Moun- Don wants to personally
express their deep and eter-
adven- nal gratitude for the the
ture-filled life he loved exceptional care provided
many things; family, flying, during his last day to the
West Valley Hospital and
Don remarried in 1974 extraordinary staff of the
to Norma (Ware) Woodie, ICU.
which lasted 45 years. Until
During his life Don truly
he took his last breath, enjoyed the broadcast ser-
Norma was the love of his vices of PBS Idaho. His
loving wife has asked that
Don has a very extensive in lieu of flowers a dona-
family, which in his mind tion be sent to PBS, 1455
included blood family, mar- N. Orchard St., Boise, ID
ried family and everyone he 83706. In the memo line on
befriended. Don looked on the checks please note Don-
all of these relationships as ald Smith.
John Larry Smith
Beverly Buchanan-Pec k
Sami Rae Taylor of the Blue Mountains and
Hermiston was born May 1, the Oregon coast. Sami
1945, in Colville, Washing- was an avid supporter of
ton, the daughter of Newell St. Jude Children’s Hospi-
and Jessica (Bestrom) Wil- tal, a horse lover, business-
son. She passed away sur- woman, a loyal friend, and
rounded by loves ones in a beloved wife, mother and
Hermiston on Thurs-
She is survived
day, January 3, 2019,
by her husband
at the age of 73.
of near 46 years,
Sami met the love
Donald of Hermis-
of her life, Donald
ton; children Ste-
Taylor, in 1972. The
couple was united in
Taylor of Hermis-
marriage on January
ton, Jamie (Simon)
23, 1973, in Yakima,
Meacham of Wash-
Wash. They lived in
Wapato, Wash., where they ington, D.C., Angie Lane of
worked a ranch until mov- Spokane, Wash., and Alise
ing to Hermiston, Oregon, Cortez of Dallas, Texas; 12
grandchildren; and three
In Hermiston they built great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in
Frasu’s restaurant, which
they operated until 1991. In death by her parents and a
1990 they opened a second sister, Sandra.
A Celebration of Life
restaurant in Yakima, Wash.
— Marti’s, which they oper- service will be held at
ated for several years.
10:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan-
Sami then worked as a uary 11, 2019, in the Burns
manager of Shari’s Restau- Mortuary chapel, 685 W.
rant in Hermiston. Next she Hermiston Ave., Hermis-
took a position as an out- ton, OR 97838. Arrange-
side sales representative ments by Burns Mortuary of
for Sysco Foods while also Hermiston.
In lieu of flowers, family
helping her husband run a
cattle ranch in Starkey and suggest memorial donations
a wheat ranch near Cay- be made to St. Jude Chil-
use. She was affectionately dren’s Research Hospital in
known by family and friends memory of Sami Taylor.
To leave an online condo-
as an unstoppable force.
When the couple retired lence for the family please
they enjoyed many trips to go to www.burnsmortuary-
Alaska, Canada, Nevada, hermiston.com.
March 13, 1948 — January 1, 2019
April 14, 1922 — December 26, 2018
John Larry Smith of work. He was a member of
Hermiston was born March the Union Local #701, the
13, 1948, in Sheridan, Wyo- N.R.A. and the Eastern Ore-
ming, the son of John and gon Miners and Prospectors.
Louise (Beeler) Smith. He
He is survived by his
passed away in Granite, wife of 48 years, Diana;
Oregon, on January
children Lora (Vern)
1, 2019, at the age
Ressler of Bay City,
Ore., Rebecca Smith
of Hermiston, John
(Debbie) Smith of
his family through-
Hermiston and Scott
out his childhood.
(BeAnn) Smith of
As a young adult, he
served in the U.S.
tha, Jessica, Dan-
Army during the
ielle, Zarah, Ryan,
Vietnam War and
Nicholas and McK-
received the Purple
After the war,
he moved back to Yakima, Charlotte, Jackson, Hayden,
Wash., where he met and Mara and Fiona; brothers
married Diana Williams on David, Duane and Keith;
September 11, 1970, at the sisters Nancy and Marga-
courthouse by the Justice of ret; and many nieces and
the Peace. They later moved nephews.
He was preceded in death
around and initially settled
in the Port Angeles, Wash., by his parents and two broth-
area where he began his ers, Floyd and Clyde.
Viewing will be held
career as a diesel mechanic
for Del-Hur Industries. from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
He next lived in Spokane, on Saturday, January 5,
Wash., for a short time 2019, at the Burns Mortuary
before moving to Hermis- chapel, 685 W. Hermiston
ton, Oregon, in the early Ave., Hermiston, Ore. A pri-
1990s. He retired from Del- vate family celebration will
Hur Industries after nearly be held at a later time.
Family suggest memo-
40 years of work in 2016.
John was an avid out- rial donations be made the
doorsman who enjoyed American Cancer Society.
hunting and fishing (espe-
To leave an online condo-
cially with his kids), going lence for the family, please
to archery shoots, making go to www.burnsmortuary-
knives and doing carpentry hermiston.com.
Beverly Buchanan-Peck alogy and volunteering for
was born April 14, 1922, in various organizations on the
Missoula, Montana. Her par- Oregon coast.
ents were Mary Ethel Heath
Mom is survived by
and Edward LaTrace of her children Linda Jean
Heppner, Oregon. Her child- Buchanan (and Nolan,
hood years were spent
dings of Warren-
on her parents home-
ton, Oregon, Gerry
stead in Ritter, Ore-
gon. She married Har-
old Leo Buchanan on
(and Bill) Beau-
champ of Auburn,
July 7, 1947, in Van-
Mom and Dad
Alan Ray (and
moved to Hermiston
Lisa) Buchanan of
in 1957 where they
raised and trained quar- gon, and seven grandchil-
ter horses. Together they dren: Cynthia Giddings
were instrumental in start- Sturgell, Larry Giddings,
ing the first junior rodeo in Lloyd Giddings, Vonda
Buchanan, Jeff Beauchamp,
Harold died on July 28, Bill Beauchamp, and Kari
1974. On June 29, 1990, Beauchamp. Additionally,
she married Howard Peck in she has 17 great-grand-
Hermiston, Oregon. Beverly children: Jennifer Bartlett,
died peacefully at her home Laura Dow, Kenny Stan-
in Hammond, Oregon, on dring, Alexis Giddings,
Ethen Giddings, Victoria
December 26, 2018.
Beverly worked as a Giddings-Sullivan, Kevin
field director for Camp Fire Giddings, Cody Luck,
Girls from 1958 to 1966 and Derek Luck, Ashley Beau-
worked as a bookkeeper in champ, Bryce Beauchamp,
the insurance business from Makayla
1966 to 1990. She passion- Hanna Beauchamp, Connor
ately spent about 30 years Beauchamp, Karleigh Beau-
volunteering with local champ, and Jacob Vassallo;
youth organizations includ- four great-great-grandchil-
ing Camp Fire Girls, dog dren; and several half-broth-
and horse 4-H clubs. She ers and sisters from Mis-
was superintendent of the soula, Montana.
A graveside funeral ser-
Umatilla County Fair home
economics and dog shows. vice was held on Friday, Jan-
She was a charter member of uary 4, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the
the Hermiston Altrusa Club. Hermiston Cemetery, Herm-
She was a loving and iston, Oregon.
Please leave online con-
dedicated mother and grand-
mother. Her family was dolences for Beverly’s fam-
always her priority. She ily at burnsmortuaryhermis-
had a love for animals, gar- ton.com.
dening and traveling. In her
Arrangements by Burns
later years she kept busy Mortuary of Hermiston,
researching family gene- Oregon.
Good Shepherd Medical Center, Hermiston
DEC. 29, 2018
RANGEL — Adriana Mendoza Nunez and Juan C. Ran-
gel of Irrigon: a boy, Carlos Adrian Rangel.
DEC. 30, 2019
GALLEGOS — Cassandra Johnson and Andrew Gal-
legos of Hermiston: a girl, Hadley Gallegos.
JAN. 1, 2019
PALMER SANDOVAL — Tyan J. Palmer and Luis
A. Sandoval of Hermiston: a girl, Abagaile Hope Palmer
Gail M. Pullen
Nov. 19, 1942 — Jan. 7, 2019
Gail M. Pullen, 76, of Irrigon, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019,
at his home. He was born Nov. 19, 1942, in Sioux City, Iowa.
Services are pending with Burns Mortuary of Hermiston.
Richard C. Ayers
Feb. 17, 1933 — Jan. 5, 2019
Richard C. Ayers, 85, of Hermiston, died Saturday, Jan. 5,
2019, near Hermiston. He was born Feb. 17, 1933, in Walla
Walla. Arrangements by Burns Mortuary.
Elvira Gaza Mora
Jan. 11, 1928 — Jan. 5, 2019
Former Irrigon resident Elvira Garza Mora, 90, of Fruit-
land, Idaho, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Fruitland. She
was born Jan. 11, 1928, in La Copita, Texas. Recitation of
the rosary will be Thursday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. in the chapel
at Burns Mortuary of Hermiston. Mass of Christian Burial
will be Friday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Angels
Catholic Church in Hermiston. Burial will follow at Des-
ert Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Irrigon. Arrangements by
Seth Alan Doughty
Nov. 17, 1995 — Dec. 29, 2018
Seth Alan Doughty, 23, of Irrigon, died Saturday, Dec.
29, 2018, as the result of an automobile accident in Stanfield.
He was born Nov. 17, 1995, in Hermiston. A funeral service
was held Friday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. at Burns Mortuary chapel
in Hermiston. Burial will follow at Desert Lawn Memorial
Cemetery in Irrigon. Arrangements by Burns Mortuary.
Larry M. Irwin
Sept. 15, 1950 — Dec. 29, 2018
Larry M. Irwin, 68, of Irrigon died Saturday, Dec. 29,
2018, at his home. He was born Sept. 15, 1950 in Nevada,
Missouri. A private family gathering will be held. Arrange-
ments by Burns Mortuary.
John W. ‘Bill’ Agar
Sept. 26, 1931 — Dec. 27, 2018
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John W. “Bill” Agar, 87, of Hermiston, died Thursday,
Dec. 27, 2018, in Hermiston. He was born Sept. 26, 1931, in
Loon Lake, Washington. A private burial will be at the Wil-
liams Valley Hillside Cemetery in Deer Park, Washington.
Arrangements by Burns Mortuary.
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