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Information for Vernis Robert Powell
12 October 1911 - 19 January 1997
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
January 1997
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Vernis 'Mike' Powell

     Vernis "Mike" Powell was born on October 12, 1911, at Genesee, Idaho, to parents, Robert and Lena Geer Powell.  He died on Sunday January 19, 1997, at the Good Samaritan Center in Hermiston, Oregon, at the age of 85 years.
    The family moved to Cottage Grove, Oregon, in December 1911 where Vernis lived his boyhood and young adult years.
    He married Eunice Holloway on June 7, 1934.  He worked in Logging in Drain, Cottage Grove, Blue River, and South Umpqua areas until 1949.
    They moved to Homedale, Idaho, to farm.  In 1975 he sold the farm and moved to Caldwell, Idaho.  They moved to Cottage Grove, Oregon, in 1986, and to Hermiston, Oregon, in 1995.
    He is survived by his wife, Eunice of Hermiston; son, Robert Powell of Umatilla, OR; daughters, Bonita Huff of Bruneau, Idaho, and Marilyn Wellems of Rockville, Maryland; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother.
    He was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine; brother Joseph, and a grandson, Steven.
    Funeral services will be Friday, January 24, 1997, at 11 a.m. at the Dakan Funeral Chapel in Caldwell, Idaho.  Burial will follow in the Wilder Cemetery in Wilder, Idaho.  Memorial contributions to the Good Samaritan Center in Hermiston. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.




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