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Clara Roberta (Balter) Mitchell



Mrs. Guy Mitchell

Mrs. Guy Mitchell passed away early Thursday morning, June 27, at her home in Joseph following a long illness. When it became apparent almost a year ago that she was suffering from a serious malady everything was done to bring about her recovery. However, in spite of the best medical care she became steadily worse until she was finally confined to bed more than a month ago. Altho her illness brought much suffering she was very courageous, never complaining but patiently bearing her suffering and showing appreciation of the many acts of kindness which was done for her.

She was the youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Balter, pioneer residents of Wallowa county who came from Kansas in 1883 and settled on Prairie creek. She was born May 10, 1893, on Prairie Creek and spent her entire life in or near Joseph, where she attended school and entered in to the life of the community. She was a member of the Joseph Methodist church and a member of the Liberty Grange.

On March 5, 1912, she was united in marriage to Guy Mitchell and to this union were born two children, Alice (Mrs. Don Norris) of Long Creek, Ore., and Robert Mitchell of Joseph. Besides her husband and two children she is survived by her sister, Mrs. Joy Lay of Hay, Wash., a large number of other relatives, and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church with Rev. G. R. Archer officiating. Two numbers were sung by the Methodist choir and a vocal solo was given by J. W. Henderson of Enterprise. Interment took place in the Prairie creek cemetery where other members of her family have been laid to rest. The many beautiful flowers that covered the casket were a testimony of the many friends left to mourn her passing.

   Enterprise Record Chieftain
   Thursday July 4, 1935
   Harold Balter has more information on this family

Opal Mitchell

Opal M. Mitchell died Thursday morning, Sept. 18, 1919, of typhoid fever. She was seventeen years of age. Opal was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. George Mitchell of the Imnaha and part of her young life had been spent in Enterprise where she had many friends. An operation had so weakened her that typhoid fever found her an easy victim. The funeral was held at the Christian church last Saturday at 2 p.m. and the remains interred in the Enterprise cemetery.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday Sept 25, 1919

Thomas Mitchell

December 24th two of our older people passed to their rest. Mr. Thomas Mitchell, who lives just east of Wallowa, father of Thos. Mitchell, the blacksmith, Mrs. Guy Tulley, Mrs. H.H. Halsten, Mrs. E.A. Searle, and others who live here in the community. Mr. Mitchell had suffered for a long time with various troubles common to old people. For many years he has been a resident of Wallowa.

He will be missed from our circle. Funeral services Thursday from the residence conducted by Rev. Pratt of the M.E. church of which he was a member.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday December 26, 1918


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