Condon Globe Times April 8, 1966 Page 4
Services Held For Lillian Ries
Funeral services were held at 2pm Tuesday at the Condon Baptist Church for Lillian D. Ries, who died April 2 at the Hillside Manor Rest Home. Rev. Alvin Barber officiated.
Mrs. Ries was born 83 years ago on June 8, 1882. Her family settled in Bickleton, Washington and when she was a young girl they moved to Olex. She was united in marriage in June of 1900 to William Ries, and they made their home on a ranch in Olex. Mr. and Mrs. Ries were the parents of seven children. Her husband and two sons, Earl and Stanley preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Bentley Ries, Olex; Calvin Ries, Pilot Rock; three daughters, Minnie Skiles, Irrigon; Elsie Olsen, Olex and Nina Bailey, Arlington. She also had eight grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.
Mrs. Ries had resided with Dottie White for the past several years until the time she became ill and required hospital treatment.
Nina F. Bailey: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
East Oregonian (Pendleton, OR) - May 14, 2005
Deceased Name: Nina F. Bailey
ARLINGTON -- The funeral service for Nina F. Bailey of Hermiston will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Arlington. Burial will follow at the Arlington Cemetery.
She died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at her home at the age of 94.
Mrs. Bailey was born Jan. 26, 1911, in Arlington at her Grandma Smith's home to Lillian and William Ries. Her mother took her to the family home in Olex soon after, and she lived and went to school there until transferring to Arlington in the fourth grade. When she was in the sixth grade, her parents bought the Olex Hotel, so she transferred back to Olex and finished school there.
She married Arthur "Art" Bailey on Dec. 24, 1929, in Arlington. Over the years she worked as a cook's helper at several ranches, at a bakery (where she met her husband), as a hotel maid and in grocery stores.
Her oldest son, Bob, died in 1963, and her husband died a year later. Instead of withdrawing she took on the task of helping raise a grandson, Robert. He helped keep her young and full of life. Nina spent lots of time working at the church bazaar, embroidering countless dish towels and afghans, and also worked many years on the Election Board. She was a member of the Arlington United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Lovella Conboy and husband Leslie, and Sharon Matle, both of Hermiston; son Stanley Bailey and wife Cindy of McNary; 11 grandchildren, nine step grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
Contributions can be made in her memory to the Arlington United Methodist Church.
An interesting note:
Name Ries, Lillian D vs Ries, N W
Record Type Divorce
Name Skiles, Minnie Louella Ries
Record Type Delayed Birth
You can order the divorce file from the state archives for confirmation of Lillians maiden name, or obtain Minnie's birth certificate:
Oregon State Archives
800 Summer St NE
Salem, OR 97310
503-373-0701 ext. 1