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Arthur Donavon BAY Harve M. BAY Lawrence G. "Larry" BAY
Mrs. Lulu Catherine (Gulling) BAY Wayne BAY Mrs. Philanda BECHTEL


Barnard Obituaries

Roy Barnard

     The search for the body of Roy Barnard who was drowned in the Imnaha river 10 days ago, still continues. The stream is very high and renders the task very difficult.

The Aurora July 27, 1894

Bartimus Obituaries

Clint Bartimus

Clint Bartimus, a brother of Claude Bartimus, died from accidentally shooting himself, last week. He was a returned soldier and lived at La Grande.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday June 26, 1919

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Bay Obituaries

Contributed by  Robert C. Bull


     Memorial services will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel for Mrs. Adda Alene Bay who passed away at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital on Wednesday morning, Jan. 29, 1969, following an illness of one week. Rev. James E. Jones will officiate and Mrs. Geneva Johnson will be organist. Interment will be in the Enterprise cemetery.
     Mrs. bay was the daughter of Ben and Sarah Ownbey and was born at Enterprise on July 31, 1891. October 1, 1911 she was married at Enterprise to Wayne Alfred Bay who preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1967. She had lived on the Imnaha most of her life.
     Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Elzie (Bonneita ) Lewis, of Imnaha; one son, Arthur D. Bay of Salem; one brother, Arthur J. Ownbey of Seattle; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Thursday, 30 January 1969, Page 3.


     Arthur Donavon Bay, 61, of Salem died Feb. 18, 1982 at his home.
     Born in Enterprise on May 10, 1920, he was the son of Wayne and Adda (Ownbey) Bay. He had been employed as a machine operator for the Salem Concrete Pipe Co.
     On Aug. 5, 1948 he was married to Lora Dunn Moore Bay in Lewiston. They moved to Salem in 1964.
     Survivors include his wife Lora of Salem; sons Kirk and Kim of Salem, stepson Lee Moore of Salt Lake City, Utah; daughters Donna Greenough of Dixon, Mont. and Carol Bay of Thompson Falls, Minn.; stepdaughter Lois Cancino of Stayton; sister Bonneta Lewis of Imnaha; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
     Grave side services were Feb. 22 at the Enterprise Cemetery with interment following. A memorial service will be held in Salem at the Kiezer Kingdom Hall on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.
     Those who wish may contribute in Mr. Bay's memory to the Cancer Society or a charity of their choice. Contributions may be made c/o Bollman Funeral Home, Main at W. third, Enterprise, Ore. 97828.

Thursday, 25 February 1982, Page 12.


     Funeral services for Harve M. Bay, member of one of Union County's pioneer families and long time resident of La Grande who died unexpectedly at his office in Enterprise yesterday, will be held at the Community church in Enterprise Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. in the Catholic cemetery in La Grande.
     Mr. Bay, who was 63, was born in La Grande and lived here until moving to Enterprise in 1931.
     He is survived by a wife, Lulu and a son, Larry of Enterprise; two brothers, Arlie and Clare of Portland; and two grandchildren.

Friday, 27 December 1946, Page 5.


     Lawrence G. "Larry" Bay passed away suddenly Tuesday evening February 25, with a heart attack at Walnut Creek California.
     Bay was born June 6, 1911 at La Grande, son of Harve and Lulu Bay. He was reared in La Grande, graduating from high school there, and attended the University of Oregon. On October 12, 1935 he was married at Seattle to Bernice Wilson who survives him. During World War II he was with the U.S. Engineers in Alaska. He was a member of the Catholic Church, Elk Lodge No. 1829 and the Lions Club and was active in the Chamber of Commerce and community activities wherever he lived.
     Following the war he and his family came to Enterprise, bought and operated the Enterprise Cleaners for a year. His father passed away in 1946 at which time Larry took over his father's business as Texaco distributor for this area. In 1951 he and his family moved to Portland where he was manager of Cascade Sales. The family moved to Walnut Creek, California in 1961 and he was employed by Lake Sales until the time of his death.
     Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Harve (Lulu) Bay of Enterprise; two sons, Steve at the family home, and David, who is married and lives in New York; and one granddaughter, Lynn.
     Rosary will be recited Sunday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Daniels Funeral Home in La Grande.
     Services will be held Monday morning at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in La Grande.

Thursday, 27 February 1964, Page 2.

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     Mrs. Lulu Catherine Bay passed away Wednesday morning, March 28, 1973 at Wallowa County Nursing Home where she had resided since July 1, 1967. She was born April 14, 1887 in La Grande, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Jake Gulling. She was a member of St. Katherine's Catholic Church.
     Survivors include one sister, Ethel Sears, Corry, PA.; two grandsons, David Bay, Concord Calif., and Steve Bay, Los Angeles.
     Recitation of Rosary will be tomorrow (Friday) at 6:30 p. m. at the Bollman Chapel, and requiem mass will be offered by Father Richard S. Bradley at 10 a. m. Saturday at St. Katherine's Catholic Church followed by Interment at 1 p. m. in Calvary in La Grande.

Thursday, 29 Mar 1973, Page 2.


     Wayne Alfred Bay, a farmer of Imnaha until retiring to Enterprise three or four years ago, passed away at Wallowa Memorial hospital on Monday, October 2, 1967. He had been in failing health about four years and a hospital patient four days.
     He was the son of Charles and Lucretia Bay and was born August 11, 1889 near Enterprise. On October, 1, 1911 he was married at Enterprise to Adda Ownbey who survives him. He had lived most of his life on Imnaha.
     Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Elsie (Bonneita) Lewis of Imnaha; a son, Arthur D. Bay of Salem; five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Funeral services are being held today (Thursday) at 2 p. m at the Bollman Chapel with the Rev. James E. Jones officiating.
     Pallbearers are: Fred Wagner, Roy Foster, Ferman Warnock, A. L. Duckett, Lloyd Doss and Louis Warnock. Organ music will be provided by Mrs. Luella Miller.

Thursday, 5 Oct 1967, Page 1.

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Bechtel Obituaries

Mrs. Philanda Bechtel

     Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Elgin for Mrs. Philanda Bechtel, who passed away Wednesday, March 5, 1941 at the home of a son, Joe Bechtel, of Wallowa. She was born in Sullivan County, Missouri in 1856 and had spent the greater part of her life in the Elgin community. Her husband passed away many years ago.
     Mrs. Bechtel is survived by three sons, Dan and Homer of Elgin; Joe of Wallowa and one daughter, Mrs. Stella Witty of Elgin.
     Attending the services from Enterprise were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Bechtel.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday March 13, 1941

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