Hermiston herald. (Hermiston, Or.) 1994-current, June 26, 2019, Page A5, Image 5

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    Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Leslie T. ‘Tom’ Harper
Robert “Bob” Earl Smith
August 31, 1922 — June 10, 2019
Nov. 9, 1935 — June 19, 2019
Leslie T. “Tom” Harper and built the public safety
of Hermiston, Oregon, was building that houses the
born on August 31, 1922, in police and fire departments.
Emporia, Kansas, to parents Many miles of roads were
Leslie Hagar Harper and paved, the city purchased
Barbara Lorraine
the land where the
Burns Harper. He
Eastern Oregon
died on June 10,
Trade and Event
2019, in Hermis-
Center and new
ton, Oregon, at the
fairgrounds stand
age of 96.
today, created the
Hermiston Cem-
etery District and
up and attended
put together a plan
school in Empo-
ria, Kansas. When
for the Hermiston
he was 17 years
port in which the
of age the family
terminal building
moved to Hutchin-
was named in his
where he grad-
honor. Tom was
uated from high
an original mem-
ber of the Herm-
school. After high
school he entered
Hutchinson Junior College. ment Corporation, the first
He attended there until the non-profit development cor-
start of World War II. Prior poration in the state of Ore-
to that he was a civil engi- gon. This group was instru-
neer with the Kansas High- mental in recruiting some
way Division and also a reg- of the city’s largest employ-
istered land surveyor in the ers: Lamb Weston, Hermis-
ton Foods, and the Wal-Mart
state of Kansas.
At the onset of WWII Distribution Center.
every male at the junior col-
A plaque and picture
lege enlisted in the service, hangs in city hall to honor
as did Tom. However, he had Tom for his service and ded-
a physical defect that pre- ication to the city of Hermis-
vented him from enlisting in ton and its citizens.
Tom was a member of
any of the branches of ser-
vice. In 1942 he was drafted the Elks, Eagles and Moose
by the Army and served in lodges, the VFW and the
the Pacific Campaign as a Rotary Club.
forward observer for the
During retirement Tom
96th Infantry’s artillery divi- enjoyed outdoor sports,
sion. During his time of ser- hunting, fishing, and golf-
vice he participated in the ing. He especially enjoyed
invasion of Leyte in the nearly 40 years of trips to
Philippine Islands and also Hawaii with Betty and many
the invasion of Okinawa, of their friends and family.
Tom was preceded in
which was held by Japan.
He was honorably dis- death by his parents, wife
charged from the Army in Betty, a beloved nephew
1946. He went back to Kan- Thomas R. Strand and
sas and attended the Univer- son-in-law H. Tim Novak.
sity of Kansas in Manhattan, He is survived by his sis-
Kansas, and graduated as an ter, Barbara E. Owens, age
industrial physicist in 1950. 99, of Springfield, Mo.;
He went home to Hutchin- daughter Nancy G. Novak
son and started working for (Clint Fordice) of Hermis-
ton, Ore.; son Michael T.
the city of Hutchinson.
On January 7, 1952, he Harper (Jake) of Hermiston,
married Betty Jeane Glover Ore.; a niece, Mauna Loa
in Hutchinson, Kansas, and Strand of Springfield, Mo.;
the couple honeymooned in three grandsons, Tony Horn
Old Mexico. Tom and Betty (Jackie) of Kennewick,
had two children, a daugh- Wash., Brian Horn (Chris-
ter Nancy Gail and a son tine) of Blackstone, Mass.,
and Nathan Harper of Herm-
Michael Thomas.
In the spring of 1961 Tom iston, Ore.; six great-grand-
and Betty moved their fam- children;
ily to Hermiston, Oregon, great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial celebration
to build a city. Tom became
Hermiston’s first city man- of life service will be held
ager. He served in that Saturday, June 29, 2019, at
capacity for over 25 years. 11 a.m. at Burns Mortuary
At the time of his retirement of Hermiston. A reception
in 1987 at the age of 64, he and gathering will be at the
was the only city manager in Hermiston Elks Lodge fol-
the state of Oregon to serve lowing the service.
Please share memories
one city for a period longer
of Tom with his family at
than 25 years.
During Tom’s tenure as burnsmortuaryhermiston.
city manager the city built a com.
library, public works build-
Arrangements by Burns
ing, wastewater treatment Mortuary of Hermiston,
plant, opened a new city hall Oregon.
Earl for 38 years and retired in
Smith, 83, of Union passed 1998. Robert was a volun-
away on Wednesday, June teer for the Stanfield Volun-
19, 2019, at his residence. teer Fire Department from
A graveside service will be 1964-1977, with nine years
of being the chief.
held at the Herm-
iston Cemetery on
Bob and Jan were
Friday, June 28,
snowbirds going
2019, at 10 a.m.
to Winterhaven,
California, for 21
graveside service,
years. He was a
a reception will be
life member of
held at the Stan-
the Union County
field Community
Museum, where
Center, 225 W.
he was an enthu-
siastic volunteer,
Roosevelt, Stan-
field, Oregon.
many an idea was
Bob was born
realized through
on November 9,
1935, in Here-
ford, Texas, to
Bob is survived
Claude and Alline
by his children,
Smith. He resided
in Dimmitt, Texas, Weed, hoff (Hank) of Union, Ore-
California, Sutherlin, Ore- gon, and Robbin Swales of
gon, Twickenham, Ore- Lodi, California; brothers,
gon, Stanfield, Oregon, and Raymond Smith (Jo) and
Union, Oregon. He attended James Smith, both of Pend-
schools in Weed, Califor- leton, Oregon; sister, Nancy
nia, Sutherlin, Oregon, and Jeanes of Spokane, Wash-
graduated from Mitchell ington; eight grandchildren;
High School in 1955. Rob- 18 great-grandchildren and
ert served our country while 16 nieces and nephews.
in the United States Navy.
He was preceded in death
He married Janice Bain by his wife, Janice; daugh-
on September 17, 1957, in ter, Carrie Smith; parents,
Claude and Alline, and step-
Pendleton, Oregon.
Bob was employed with mother, Opal Smith.
In lieu of flowers, memo-
his family logging until
November 1959, when he rial contributions can be
hired on with the Union made to the Union County
Pacific Railroad as a car- Museum, 331 S. Main
man helper. From 1972- Street, Union, OR 97883.
1977, he was also a derrick
operator and then became may be made to the fam-
the car foreman in 1977. ily at www.lovelandfuneral-
He was with the railroad chapel.com.
Ellen M. Minardi
February 6, 1933 — June 17, 2019
Ellen M. Minardi of Her last job was as a fish
Hermiston was born Febru- counter at McNary Dam,
ary 6, 1933, in Cleveland, where she eventually retired.
Ohio, the daughter of John
Ellen enjoyed reading.
and Ellen (Spi-
She was a volun-
sak) Schneider.
teer for several
She passed away
Hermiston Police
in Hermiston on
Dept. programs,
June 17, 2019, at
such as D.A.R.E
the age of 86.
Out and Land-
lord-Tenant Pro-
childhood where
gram. She loved
she attended ele-
mentary school
being part of the
and graduated from high activity and volunteered for
school. After high school, many, many years.
she attended nursing school
She was preceded in
in Cleveland. After complet- death by her parents and two
ing her nursing degree she brothers, Billy and Johnnie.
worked as a nurse in Cleve-
She is survived by her
land area for several years.
daughter, Joan of Klamath
Ellen moved to Hermis- Falls, Ore.
ton, Oregon, in 1968 where
At her request, no ser-
she has resided since. She vices will be held.
Arrangements by Burns
worked as a nurse for Dr.
Rasmussen for several Mortuary of Hermiston,
years. She later worked as Oregon. To leave an online
a nurse for Marlette Homes condolence for the family
and then as a public health please go to www.burnsmor-
nurse for Umatilla County. tuaryhermiston.com
Gail L. Horning
following sentences have
been imposed in Umatilla
County courts:
October 6, 1950 — June 9, 2019
Richard “Rick” D. Marshall
Aug. 17, 1952 — June 19, 2019
Richard “Rick” D. Marshall, 66, of Hermiston, a longtime
Portland resident, died June 19, 2019, in Richland, Washing-
ton. He was born Aug. 17, 1952 in Portland. Arrangements
are pending with Burns Mortuary of Hermiston. Share mem-
ories with his family at www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.
Janice Mary Arsenault
July 25, 1974 — June 17, 2019
Janice Mary Arsenault, 44, of Umatilla died Monday,
June 17, 2019, as the result of a boating accident in Hermis-
ton. She was born July 25, 1974, on Prince Edward Island,
Canada. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday,
June 29, 2019, at 3 p.m. in the Hermiston High School Com-
mons, 600 S. First St. Arrangements are with Burns Mortu-
ary of Hermiston. Share memories of Janice with her family
at www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.
Carol Ann Meredith
Lawrence Dee ‘Larry’ Meredith
Sacramento, Calif.
December 10, 2009 / August 23, 2018
Former Echo resident Carol Ann (Wiglesworth) Meredith
died Dec. 10, 2009, in Sacramento, Calif. Husband Law-
rence Dee ‘Larry’ Meredith died Aug. 23, 2018, also in Sac-
ramento. Graveside burial of their ashes will be held Satur-
day, June 29, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Echo Cemetery. Burns
Mortuary of Hermiston handled local arrangements.
•Midland Funding LLC
vs. amber Westfall: seeks
•Merchants acceptance
Corp. vs. Isidro diaz and Rosa
Zavala of Hermiston: seeks
•Thomas deangelo Warns-
ley, 23, Hermiston, pleaded
guilty to delivery of Metham-
phetamine: sentenced to 25
months Oregon dOC, 3 years
post-prison supervision and
$200 fine.
•OneMain Financial Group
LLC vs. Vernon C. and Brenda
M. Wildt: judgment for
•Florencio Garcia Quezada,
29, umatilla (TRCI), pleaded
guilty to Identity Theft: sen-
tenced to 26 months Oregon
dOC, 1 year post-prison
supervision and $200
fine, plus restitution to be
determined; pleaded guilty
to three additional counts
of Identity Theft: sentenced
to 13 months Oregon dOC,
1 year post-prison supervi-
sion and $200 fine for each
count, plus restitution to be
Suits Filed
PENDLETON — The follow-
ing suits have been filed
in Umatilla County courts
(interest, court costs and
fees not listed):
•ashley Pitts of Portland vs.
Good shepherd Health Care
system dba Good shep-
herd Medical Center, Good
shepherd Medical Group
and Good shepherd surgical
specialists, and nurses 1-10:
seeks $750,000.
•Merchants acceptance Corp.
vs. Ryan and amy Flores of
stanfield: seeks $2,056.46.
•Bonneville Billing & Col-
lections Inc. vs. Terese C.
Longoria of Hermiston: seeks
PENDLETON — The follow-
ing judgments have been
rendered in Umatilla Coun-
ty courts (interest, court
costs and fees not listed):
•discover Bank vs. Tandy sch-
weigart of echo: judgment
for $3,121.99.
•Cavalry sPV I LLC vs. daniel
Valdovino of Hermston: judg-
ment fo r$1,402.82.
•LVnV Funding LLC vs. Robert
W. Fennimore of umatilla:
judgment for $3,713.30.
•Portfolio Recovery associ-
ates LLC vs. Kathy Bellamy
of Hermiston: judgment for
•Credits Inc. vs. denise sevilla
of Hermiston: judgment for
•Capital One Bank vs. evelyn
M. Keller of Hermiston: judg-
ment for $1,742.50.
•Bank of america n.a. vs.
shawn Thomas White of
Hermiston: judgment for
•Bank of america n.a. vs.
Rigoberto Ponce: judgment
for $5,029.94.
•Portfolio Recovery associ-
ates LLC vs. Jennifer Konrad:
judgment for $1,056.16.
•nationwide Recovery
service vs. don B. Collier of
Hermiston: judgment for
•Portfolio Recovery associ-
ates LLC vs. Catalina Z. Rivera:
judgment for $1,563.64.
•Citibank vs. Ronald W. Wart
of Hermiston: judgment for
•Portfolio Recovery associ-
ates LLC vs. Casey Hinkley of
Hermiston: seeks $990.83.
•Quick Collect Inc. vs. Brianna
abbott of Hermiston: judg-
ment for $535.57.
•Bank of america n.a. vs.
Katherine Harris of Hermis-
ton: seeks $2,874.66.
•united Finance Co. vs.
dellyne Trumbull of Irrigon:
judgment for $6,745.89.
•Midland Funding LLC vs.
Becky eakin of Hermiston:
seeks $8,374.57.
•Quick Collect Inc. vs.
Timothy and Mary elizabeth
Collett of umatilla: judgment
for $769.70.
•OneMain Financial Group
LLC vs. Katrina n. Capote:
seeks $6,443.38.
•Credits Inc. vs. Robert L.
delcurto of stanfield: seeks
•Credits Inc. vs. Richard B.
Kelly of Hermiston: seeks
•Credits Inc. vs. Marc Mathew
McWilliams of Hermiston:
seeks $1,812.59.
•discover Bank vs. Brian
Frost of Hermiston: seeks
•Juan Lucas Garcia Perez,
24, Boardman, pleaded no
contest to Fleeing or at-
tempt to elude Police Officer:
sentenced to 18 months pro-
bation, 90 sanction units, 30
maximum jail units, 80 hours
community service, $500
fine, $2,000 fine-suspended
and 90 days driver’s license
suspension; pleaded guilty
to duII: sentenced to 60 days
jail, 120 days jail-suspended,
2 years probation, 80 hours
community service, $2,000
fine, $4,250 fine-suspended
and 1 year driver’s license
suspension, plus court costs
and fees; pleaded guilty
to a second count of duII:
sentenced to 60 days jail,
120 days jail-suspended, 3
years probation, 80 hours
community service, $1,500
fine, $4,750 fine-suspended
and 3 years driver’s license
suspension, plus court costs
and fees.
•Credits Inc. vs. Julian G. Lo-
pez of Irrigon: seeks $553.92.
Gail L. Horning was born sons Donnie Horning and his
on October 6, 1950, in La wife Joleen, and Rich Horn-
Grande, Oregon, to parents ing, all of Hermiston, Ore.,
Harold and Lillian Young and Cade Horning, Payette,
Idaho; daughter
Natalie Schwartz
passed away on
and her husband
June 9, 2019, at
Tim, Hermiston,
her home in Herm-
iston, Oregon, at
Ore.; brother Tom
the age of 68 years.
Herrmann and his
Gail was raised
wife Swannee, La
in La Grande, Ore-
Grande, Ore.; six
gon, graduating
grandchildren; one
from La Grande
ter; and numer-
High School in
ous nieces and
the class of 1968.
She then earned her bach- nephews.
elor’s degree in education
Gail was preceded in
from Eastern Oregon Uni- death by her parents and an
versity in 1972. She began infant brother, Bruce.
her teaching career in Ione,
Those who wish may
Oregon for two years before make contributions in Gail’s
going to A.C. Houghton Ele- memory to Vange John
mentary in Irrigon, Oregon, Memorial Hospice Educa-
in 1975. Gail taught sec- tion Fund c/o Burns Mortu-
ond-grade students most of ary of Hermiston, P.O. Box
her career, retiring in 2013.
289, Hermiston, OR 97838.
She was united in mar-
A memorial service will
riage to Pius Horning on be held on Saturday, July
May 16, 1981, in Coeur 6, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Stokes
d’Alene, Idaho. Gail enjoyed Landing Senior Center, Irri-
fishing, camping, cooking, gon, Oregon.
Please share memo-
writing poetry and songs
and cherished spending time ries of Gail with her fam-
ily at burnsmortuaryhermis-
with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her ton.com. Arrangements by
husband of 38 years, Pius Burns Mortuary of Hermis-
Horning, Hermiston, Ore.; ton, Oregon.
•Credits Inc. vs. Raul Mendi-
ola (III) of Hermiston: seeks
•Credits Inc. vs. Jesus soto of
Hermiston: seeks $486.30.
•Credits Inc. vs. Juanita Trujil-
lo of umatilla: seeks $493.69.
•Credits Inc. vs. Jesus Barajas
andrade of Hermiston: judg-
ment for $1,247.53.
•CsO Financial Inc. vs.
elizabeth Rose Roberts of
Hermiston: judgment for
decrees were signed in
Umatilla County Courts for:
serina Janette Wilson of
Hermiston and Bryan eugene
Wilson of stanfield; Wallace
Gary smith of Pendleton and
sherri L. Flanagan-smith of
Hermiston; shawn Patrick
Callahan of umatilla and
Roxanne Lynn Callahan of
George Fox announces
student achievements
Several local students
recently received diplomas
from George Fox Uni-
versity this spring. They
one of Boardman, a mas-
ter of arts in teaching; and
Tavin Headings, a bach-
elor of arts in journalism,
and Alyssa Poffenroth,
a master of education in
special education, both of
In addition, the school
announced those named to
the dean’s list — earning a
3.5 grade point average or
above on 12 or more hours
of graded work. Marlina
Serratos, a junior ele-
mentary education major
from Irrigon, was recog-
nized for the spring 2019
George Fox University
is ranked by Forbes among
the top Christian universi-
ties in the country. More
than 4,000 students attend
classes on the university’s
campus in Newberg and at
teaching centers in Port-
land, Salem and Redmond.
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