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Obituary: Bethel Irene Stubblefield

Published on May 16, 2017 2:11PM

Last changed on May 17, 2017 8:45AM



Bethel Irene Stubblefield

Aug. 17, 1927 –– May 12, 2017

Bethel Irene Stubblefield died May 12, 2017, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital.

She was born Aug. 17, 1927, at Bridge Island, Idaho, to Wayman and Laura (Conley) Larkin and lived in Bridge Island prior to moving to Minam and eventually Wallowa, Ore. She attended elementary school in Minam and Wallowa.

She married Robert Frank Womack in 1948 and Otis Omar Stubblefield in 2004. She worked for Shorty McKenzie’s Wallowa Cash Market, as well as a dentist in Wallowa and the Oregon Department of Forestry. She was a county election board volunteer and served meals at the senior center for more than 34 years.

Her interests included gardening, birdwatching, traveling, reading, Swedish weaving, pine needle baskets, enjoying her family, camping, hunting and playing on an adult volleyball team.

She is survived by her husband, Omar of Wallowa; three daughters, Kathy (Gary) Willett of Wallowa; Sandy (Jim) LeTourneux of Sheridan, Ore.; and Susie Madigan (Rick) of Enterprise; two step-children, Becky (Lee) Bristow of Prineville, Ore., and Daniel (Debra) Stubblefield of Fossil, Ore.

She is also survived by two siblings, Barbara Raines of Wallowa and Jack Larkin of Boise, Idaho, and six grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 12 step grandchildren, 31 step great-grandchildren and 7 step great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two siblings, Evelyn Wise and Lena Wise; husband Robert Womack, son Steve Womack and step-daughter Rose Merry Nelson.

A celebration of her life will be 1 p,.m. Friday, May 19, at Enterprise LDS Church, Bishop Garrett Lowe and Bob Barney officiating. A meal will follow at the church.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Wallowa Senior Center.


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