A long period of illness ended Sunday in the death of Jesse D. “Bird” Walling, 83, at his farm home near Zena. He was born on his father’s donation land claim.
Following education at Willamette university, Walling was a photographer at Zena and then operated a farm.
Survivors are the wife, Mrs. Cora Walling; daughters, Mrs. Eva Purvine of Amity, Mrs. Gertrude Stewart of Oswego, Mrs. James Mott of Salem; sons, Jesse D. Walling of Salem, Harold C. Walling of Portland; brother, Grant Walling of Dayton; sister, Mrs. Alice Pomeroy of Kimberly, Ida.; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 10, at 2 p.m. from the Clough-Barrick chapel, with burial at Zena cemetery.
Source: Salem Statesman Journal, July 9, 1940.