Obituaries for week of 11-28
- Madras Pioneer - News
Madras resident Elfie Ethel Kaiser died Nov. 18, 2001, at Mountain View Hospital at the age of 85.
Mrs. Kaiser was born March 7, 1916 in Haiti, S.D., to parents Elmil and Helen (Nulli) Kinonen. On June 18, 1919, she married John Kaiser in North Dakota. She moved to Central Oregon 30 years ago from Gresham.
Known as "Grandma Kaiser" by many, she was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, especially baking cookies, as well as quilting and flowers.
Survivors include her children, John Kaiser of Portland, James Kaiser of Madras, Gene Kaiser of Bridal Veil, Ore., Deloris Farley of Battle Ground, Wash.; brothers, Ebner Kinonen of Madras, Edwin Kinonen of Gresham; sisters, Ellen McKinney of Gresham, Elna Farsberg of Vanderhof, b.C., Elsie Holsti of Corbet, Ore., and Eunice Rhoades of Centerville, Wash.; 26 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and a grandchild.
Funeral services were held Nov. 24, at the Madras Conservative Baptist Church, and burial was at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park in Madras. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras.
Lena Cohoe Lumpmouth, a resident of Kelso, Wash., died Nov. 11, at the age of 76.
Mrs. Lumpmouth was a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes of Oklahoma. She was born Oct. 25, 1925, in Watonga, Okla., the youngest child born to Bruce Cohoe and Molly Springer.
She was raised at Concho Boarding School in Concho Oklahoma until she was age 18. In 1947, she married Glenn Lumpmouth Jr., an Arapaho, and settled in El Reno, Okla. During the governments relocation of the 1950s, the family moved to Oakland, Calif., where they raised three children. In 1957, she and her husband moved to Warm Springs, and later lived in Madras until 1969. She subsequently moved to Portland with her daughters and spent the next several years working as a "domestic engineer." In 1985 she moved to Kelso, Wash., to take care of her youngest daughter, Charlene. She and her family cared for Charlene until her death in 1992. Following her daughters death, Mrs. Lumpmouth raised her granddaughter, Molly Benton. Before she passed away, Mrs. Lumpmouth was able to be reunited with three adopted grandchildren, Adrienne Knox of Portland, Elizabeth Carey of Phoenix, Ariz., and Chris Eyre of Rapid City, S.D.
Survivors include her children, Rose Anderson and Marvin Lumpmouth of Kelso, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her siblings, Charlie Cohoe, Thomas Cohoe and Rosie Cohoe Penney.
A public viewing was held Nov. 18 and 19 at Columbia Funeral Home, and a private burial and memorial service were held Nov. 24.
Former area resident Crystal Wohlcke died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Nov. 18. She was 43.
Mrs. Wohlcke was born Feb. 10, 1958. She lived in Washington, Nevada, and California before moving to Pendleton in 1976.
She met and married Van Wohlcke there and after a short stay in Colorado, they moved to Culver and Madras, calling it home for 14 years. She was employed for 11 years at Snow's Cleaners in Madras.
She is survived by her husband, Van Wohlcke; daughter, Misty Eichholz of Bend; son, Jason Eichholz of Bend; father, Bill Bradley; mother, Naomi Bradley of Tucson, Ariz.; and sister, Diana Hulsey, also of Tucson.
A celebration of her life was held on Nov. 23, at the United Methodist Church in Madras. Burial was at the Skyview Cemetery on Nov. 25, in Pendleton.