Notes on Roberta Clara Balter Mitchell and Guy Ernest Mitchell

Notes on Roberta Clara Balter Mitchell
and Guy Ernest Mitchell

Guy Ernest Mitchell

B. 18 Mar 1899, Joseph, Wallowa Co., OR. d. 2 Oct 1971 in Gladstone, Clackamas Co., OR.
1902 Registered Voters
Henry Mitchell - Farmer - Joseph, Oregon  

 Roberta Clara 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 confined to bed more than a month ago. Although 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 were 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 into 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, Oregon and Robert Mitchell of Joseph. Besides her husband and two children she is survived by her sister, Mrs. Joe Lay of Hay, Washington. 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

Contributed by  Harold Balter
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