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Bernita Louise Johnson 1934-2017

  Bernita Louise Johnson passed away April 25. Bernita was born July 3, 1934, to Charles and Rosa (Chrisler) Whitman. Bing made her way into the world in the back of a car near Paradise, Kan.  She was the third daughter, with older sisters, Betty Lou and Bonnie. A brother joined the family, Bobby (also…

Earl Ellis Tiller 1925-2017

  Earl Ellis Tiller, 91, passed away April 23. Earl was born Aug. 30, 1925, in Caldwell, Idaho, to Pluribus and Tacie (Lundy) Tiller. In November 1925, leaving behind a farming lifestyle, Pluribus and Tacie came to settle in Burns with their three children.  As Earl got older, he helped out in the grocery store,…

Roy “Keith” Boggs 1939 – 2017

  Roy “Keith” Boggs passed away April 19. He was  born June 16, 1939, in Ontario to Roy K. and Reta (Robe) Boggs. He attended New Plymouth, Idaho high school, graduating in 1957. After school, he joined the Oregon Army National Guard as an artilleryman and attended Chemeketa Community College, earning an associates of science…

Death notice — Earl Tiller

Earl Tiller, 91, passed away suddenly April 23, 2017, at Harney District Hospital.  Funeral services are pending for Saturday, May 6. Please visit http://www.lafolletteschapel.com for more information.

Louis Dale Hoke 1932-2017

  Louis Dale Hoke, 84, passed away April 11. Louis was born June 13, 1932, in Borger, Texas. Louis was the first of eight children born to Clyde and Olive Hoke. When he was  six months old, the family returned to Nebraska, where both his parents were born. In 1937, when he was 6 years…

Larry Asmussen 1921-2017

  Larry Charles Asmussen, 95,  passed away March 21. Larry was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Payette, Idaho, to Otto and Addie Asmussen. Shortly after he was born, the family moved to Longview, Wash., and Larry grew up there until the arrival of the depression in 1929. Larry, his parents, and his sister, June, returned…

Dale Eugene Rushton 1930-2017

Dale Eugene Rushton, 86, of Canby, passed away April 7. Dale was born Aug.13, 1930, in Oberlin, Kan., and raised in Konona, Kan. He moved to Oregon with his family in 1941. He graduated from Benson High School in Portland and attended Van-Port College (now Portland State University) and the University of Oregon, graduating with…

Death notice — Louis Hoke

Louis Hoke, 84, of Burns, passed away Tuesday, April 11, at his son’s home in Bend. Call Faith Baptist Church in Hines for funeral service information, 541-573-7777.

Doreen Church 1934-2017

  Doreen Church, a long-time resident of Harney County, passed away Jan. 25 in her home at the Narrows with her family by her side. She was born Jan. 4, 1934, in London, England. There, she enjoyed gardening, trips with family to the ocean, and worked at a floral shop. She met Pat Church, who…

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