Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Oregon Republican League: Honoring our Republican Fallen


June 25, 1915 - May 28, 2001

SALEM (MARION CO.)- Frances Forbes, Salem resident since 1957, died May 28, at her winter home in Mesa, Ariz.

She is survived by her two daughters, Nancy Lawrence of Denver, Colo., and Patricia Shinn of Beaverton; two grand daughters, Julee Shinn of Portland, and Leanne Shinn of Seattle, Wash.

Frances was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Salem, serving as a past president of the First Methodist United Women and a long time choir member. Being the wife of former State legislator, Clinton Forbes, provided her with many opportunities to take leadership roles in Republican Women and Women Lions Club International. She believed in working hard for the community in which she lived and also enjoyed serving as an active volunteer to Salem Hospital.

Memorial services are pending at First United Methodist Church. At this time the family request memorial contributions to Citadel Activity Fund, 5121 E. Broadway, Mesa, AZ 85206 Attn: Linda Petty. Arrangements by Mesa Heritage Mortuary in Arizona.

The Hood River News, Hood River, OR., March 30, 1935, page 7
“Residents Go To Rewards”


Funeral services, attended by many pioneer friends, were held for Francis Hansen Blagg, 74, a native of Ohio, were held at the Christian church, yesterday, the Rev. O.D. Harris officiating, with interment at Idlewild cemetery. Mr. Blagg, who had lived in Hood River more than 38 years, had been sexton at the cemetery since it was founded. He was prominent in county Republican affairs and was formerly a justice of the peace. A man of kindly disposition, he had made many friends. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Cora Blagg; a son, Henry Blagg, of San Francisco; and daughters, Mrs. Ruth Murray, of Hood River; Mrs. Etta Demmon, Parkdale; Mrs. Beryl Hagemann, San Francisco; Margaret Lytle, Prineville and Mrs. R. Peugh, Parkdale.

News-Times, Newport, OR January 29, 2003 A-5

Helen Pingrey

Helen Jane Pingrey, 85, of Beaverton died Jan. 19, 2003 of natural causes.

She was born Oct. 22, 1916 in Telluride, Colo., to Ida Mabel (Hughes) and Philip C. "P.C." Schools.

She graduated in 1938 from Mercy Hospital in Denver, Colo., and was a registered nurse.

She was a private duty nurse. During World War II, she was employed at the hospital in Amache, Colo., a Japanese Relocation Camp.

She married Dr. Fergus R. Pingrey, M.D. in 1950.

She was office nurse in Durango, Colo., at her husband's medical practice. She was also office nurse at the medical practice they opened when they moved to Newport in 1952. In addition to his private practice, her husband was one of the first doctors at the hospital in Newport. (Lincoln Co.)

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and was active in the activities of the Republican Party.

She enjoyed music of all kinds, and traveling.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathryn Jean Fanslan of Grand Junction, Colo. and Pepi Pingrey of Beaverton; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth A. Pingrey Clark; a sister, Phyllis Jean Case of Albany; a niece, Jeannie A. Rust Mitchell of Grand Junction, Colo.; and six grandchildren, Toli Galanopoulos, Philip Galanopoulos, Morgana Spake, Rowan Spake, Samantha Black, and Tiffany Clark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fergus, in September 1979; and by a stepdaughter, Suzanne Pingrey Riemer, in 1991.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Alvadore - The funeral will be May 15 for SheldonD. Jones of Alvadore, who died May 10 of emphysema. He was 73. Jones was born June 19, 1924, in Maryville, MO to John and Sally Rose Jones. During WWII, he served in the Navy. He moved to the Eden/Twin Falls, ID area in 1940. Jones married Charlotte Lanhorn in Twin Falls on April 20, 1946. She died November 19, 1997. In 1955, Jones moved to Boise. He moved to the Eugene area in 1963. He worked as a mechanic and welder. He retired in 1989 after working 19 years at Wildish, Co. His interests included hunting and gardening. He belonged to the River Road Church of Christ in Eugene and was a member of the Teamsters and machinists unions. Jones also was a Republican party precinct committee memeber. Survivors include three sons, David of Alvadore, Steve of Battelground, WA and Don of Spokane; a daughter, Linda Flanders of Bakersfield, CA; a brother, Cyrus of Tarkio, MO; a sister, Roberta Duzic of Salesville, AR, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1pm to 7pm Thursday and from 9am to noon Friday at Musgrove FAmily Mortuary in Eugene. Friday's service is at 2pm also at the funeral home. Inurnment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to River Road Church of Christ.

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