Mrs. Walling, Life-Long Resident of the Valley, Dies

Mrs. Jesse D. Walling, a life-long resident of this section of the valley, died early Sunday morning at a local convalescent home at the age of 87 years following an illness of several months.

Born at Fairfield, near St. Paul, Ore., August 26, 1862, Mrs. Walling was the former Cora Loose. Her father was Fred Loose, who came to Oregon in 1851, and her mother was Emily Stout Loose, whose family came to this state in 1843. Mrs. Walling attended the old Brush College, her family living for years in the Brush College community. Following her marriage, Mrs. Walling lived at Zena, then at Lincoln, the Walling family home having been a Lincoln for the past 53 years. Mr. Walling died 12 years ago.

Mrs. Walling was baptized in the Congregation church and of late years had attended the Christian church. She was a member of the Maccabees and of several clubs in the Lincoln neighborhood. Mrs. Walling was always an active worker in her community and interested in gardening, even in her advanced years.

Surviving are five children, Jesse D. Walling, Mrs. Eva Purvine, Mrs. James W. Mott, all of Salem, and Mrs. Curtis Stewart of Oswego. Another son, Fred Clifford Walling, died at the age of 16 years. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Mrs. John L. Sullivan of Madras, Mrs. Benjamin Whisenand of Washington, D.C., Beverly Mott of Salem, Mrs. Marjorie Stevens of Empire, Ore., Jerry Walling of Sale and Jesse D. Walling of Eugene; also six great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Root of Portland, and a brother, Wesley Loose of Stayton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Clough-Barrick chapel, the Rev. Dudley Strain of the Christian church officiating.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, July 24, 1950.


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