This page part of the Wallowa County AGHP Site

Wallowa County Obituaries


Contributed by  Robert C. Bull


Dorothy Alice (McCormack) HESKETT


Lucy Grace (Feagins) HESKETT

Sarah E. (Bay) HESKETT

William F. HESKETT


Wallowa County native, Dorothy Alice Heskett, 75, died Monday, Sept. 2, 1991, at her home in Portland.

She was born April 17, 1916, in Wallowa County, the daughter of Bert and Barbara McCormack.

Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, in Portland, followed by services and burial in Enterprise.

Thursday, 5 September 1991, Page 2.


Frank W. Heskett passed away Monday, Jan 5, 1942, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Albert Childers, west of Joseph. He and his wife both well advanced in years and in delicate health, were living with their daughter.

Mr. Heskett was born in Wayne county, Iowa, Dec. 1, 1859, and came west with his parents and a group of friends. He married Sarah Elizabeth Bay, member of a Paradise family, at he home of his sister, Mrs. John Shaw near Summerville, Oct. 4, 1882, and they lived for three years with his father. Then they came to Wallowa county and he took up land in Leap where they lived on their farm until 1923 when they moved to Freewater. Mrs. Heskett's health was poor and they gave up their place and made their home much of the time with their children, except when the lived in Enterprise. The couple had been married 59 years. After their golden wedding anniversary, they observed the return of the day each year quietly with relatives.

Mrs. Heskett, who is in frail health, survives her husband, and there are five children; Mrs. Maude Childers of Joseph, Mrs. Lora Sherod of Turner, Willard C. Heskett of Joseph, Mrs. Pearl Fisher of Salem, and Rev. Gerald E. Heskett of Oregon City; and 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Mr. Heskett had two sisters, Mrs. Mary Rosencrance of Pasco, Wash., and Mrs. Vesta Davidson of Silverton.

The funeral was held yesterday afternoon in the Christian church at Enterprise and burial was in Wallowa cemetery. E. E. Callahan of the Christian church officiated. Rev. Gerald Heskett recently moved to Oregon City to accept the pastorate of the First Christian church. He came to Enterprise at once on hearing of his father's death. Mrs. Fisher came before her father passed away and will remain a few days longer.

ENTERPRISE CHIEFTAIN, Thursday, 8 Jan 1942. Page 1.

Submitted by: Robert C. Bull


Funeral services for Mrs. W. B. Heskett who passed away at Wallowa Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning March 14, 1961 are being arranged by the Bollman Funeral Home for tomorrow (Friday) at 2 p. m. at the Community Church, with the Rev. John V. Munsey officiating. Vault entombment will be in the Enterprise cemetery.

Lucy Grace Feagins, daughter of William C. and Lydia Feagins was born June 16, 1890 in Valley, Douglas County, Neb., and came with her family to Wallowa County about 57 years ago. On December 1, 1907 she was married at Wallowa to Willard B. Heskett who survives her. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints. She had been in failing heath for two years and had been a patient for about 45 days.

Besides her husband, she leaves six children: Mrs. Ira (Erma) Fisher, of Milton-Freewater; Jesse C. (Jerry) Heskett, of Wallowa; and William F. Heskett, Mrs. Albert (Mona) Vest, Mrs. Art (Belle) Rose, and Mrs. William J. (Olive) Wart, all of Enterprise. There are also ten grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Rock, of Omaha, Neb., and a brother, J. H. Feagins of near Wallowa.

Thursday, 16 March 1961, Page 3


Sarah E. Heskett was born Oct. 5, 1865 at Harrisburg, Linn county, Oregon. She died January 11, 1942, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Childers in Joseph.

She came to Grande Ronde valley when a child of 8 years with her parents Charles and Lucretia Bay, and on October 4, 1882, she married Frank W. Heskett and after living with Mr. Heskett's father for three years they came to Wallowa county in September 1885 and settled on a homestead in what is known as the Leap District. They lived there 43 years and Mrs. Heskett served as postmistress.

In 1928 they moved to Freewater and lived on a farm owned by Mr. Heskett's brother, Bud. In 1930 they sold their farm to Joseph Feagins and lived among their children until fours years ago they moved to Enterprise and remained until Mrs. Heskett's illness March 8, 1941. She was then taken to her daughter's Mrs. Albert Childers, where she remained until her death.

To mourn her loss are five children, Maude Childers, Joseph, Ore.; Lora Sherod, Lebanon, Ore.; Willard Heskett, Joseph; Pearl Fisher, Salem; Gerald Heskett, Oregon City, and 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; three sisters and three brothers; Mary Chambers, B.C.; Inis Showalter, Cheney, Wash.; Fred Bay, Spokane, Wash.; Clyde Bay, Lewiston, Idaho; Wayne Bay, Imnaha, Oregon.

Funeral services were held yesterday, January 14, at the Christian church in Enterprise, with the Rev. E. E. Callahan in Charge of the services. Interment was in the Wallowa cemetery beside her husband who preceded her one week.

ENTERPRISE CHIEFTAIN, Thursday, 15 Jan 1942, Page 3.


Former Wallowa County resident, William Franklin Heskett, died Jan. 4, 1988 at Portland. He was 76.

He was born March 13, 1911, at Wallowa, the son of Willard and Lucy Grace (Feagins) Heskett. He grew up in Wallowa County and attended school there.

He married Dorothy McCormack, April 2, 1934. The couple lived near Enterprise and Lostine until 1965 when they moved to Portland where he worked at the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children until his retirement.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy; four daughters, Twyla Harmon, Oregon City, Melva Wheeler, Moses Lake, Wash., Tammy Heskett, Iowa City, IA., and Betty Jo Bray, Portland; one son, William A. Heskett, Athena; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and four sisters and one brother.

Funeral services were held Jan. 9, 1988 at the Christian Church in Enterprise with the Rev. Maynard Norvell officiating.

Private burial was in the Enterprise cemetery.

Thursday, 4 February 1988, Page 2.

Obituary Index

Return to Wallowa County

This site may be not be duplicated in any manner.
All rights reserved! Commercial use of material within this site is strictly prohibited!