Transcripts of Interviews of South Tillamook County People

Updated February 19, 2017 (36 transcripts!)

Please understand that these are transcripts of actual interviews. As such they include everything said or heard on the tape. Sometimes there are many 'uhs', 'ums', 'hms' etc. Many times people start with one thought and then interrupt that comment with comments about something else, so that some interviews are difficult to follow. Also, many times people being interviewed stopped talking as if waiting for a response. There are many "Hms" and other such sounds from the interviewer that once made would prompt the person being interviewed to continue talking.

It's my hope to some day extract the important information from the interviews and write separate articles from each interview that are easier to read and understand. But for now . . .

A very huge and sincere thank you goes to Darleen Cole who spent hours and hours listening to tapes of interviews and transcribing everything said in the interviews. She not only did a superb job but she did the very tedious transcribing with a very kind smile and gracious spirit!

Yes, there are many more transcriptions of interviews to come. I'm slowly rereading the interviews and doing a small amount of reformatting before putting them online - continuing at the beginning of 2013. Dean

Anita Gann Ihnat , mostly about Hebo Grade School
Barbara Gilman Heitsman Johnson, growing up near Woods and living in Beaver, Oregon
Betty Schulmerich Muessig, mostly about her years in Beaver Grade School with some added information about the town of Beaver and about her dad, Wes Schulmerich
Betty Woods Strong, mostly about her years at Beaver Grade School and her family life
Dorothy Christensen Parks Nash, growing up near Oretown, Oregon
Dorothea Benfield Woodward, mostly about her schooling at Boulder Creek School and Brown School with some information about life on the Benfield Farm just east of the 5th bridge on Blaine Road
Ed & Ginger Adams Yates, school life at Sandlake Grade School & Nestucca High School, life in Sandlake and Oretown and general information about South Tillamook County
Edna Cason Johnson Brust, mostly about teaching school at East Creek School which was southeast of East Creek which is off of Moon Creek Road east of Blaine with information also about the Blaine community and her family - Gwen Ayers Jones was at the interview also and contributed information as well.
Edward Creecy, Jr., living in Beaver, Oregon, going to school at East Beaver Creek School, having a mom who was a local teacher at East Beaver School and Hemlock School, briefly about Nestucca High School, some of his experiences during WWII and his life in general
Elizabeth McClain Baertlein, who tried to provide information about Dolph School that her mother attended
Eunice Becker Bentley, mostly about Beaver Grade School and growing up in Beaver, Oregon, along with details about her families, the Beckers and Bentleys with some information about the Hemlock Church of the Nazarene (currently Countryside Church of the Nazarene 2011)
Gene Carver, about his attending Slab Creek School east of Neskowin with some information about his family life
Gerald Bauer, mostly about Neskowin School and the Neskowin area during the 1930s
Gloria Sisco, mostly about Beaver Grade School, growing up in the Boulder Creek Area and about her family
Gwen Ayer Jones, offering many details about growing up on Blaine Road east of Beaver, Oregon, details about the Blaine area and telling about her family
Helen Haines Phelps, with a wide variety of topics that include Wolf Creek School and the area between the 4th and 5th bridges on Blaine Road, East Beaver Creek School and the area of East Beaver Creek, the Hemlock area, driving school bus for Hemlock and Beaver Grade Schools and about the Haines and Phelps families.
Joseph (Joe) Haines, mostly about Brown and Beaver Schools and life in Beaver and the Bays creek area. Joe was a brother of Helen Haines Phelps and an uncle of Gloria Sisco. If you search out the Brown School and Beaver School photos during the 30s you'll see Joe Haines' incredible smile. He's the one with crutches. And when I interviewed him in his assisted living home he had the same wonderful smile and positive attitude. db
Lorena Williams Edwards, interviewed at about age 94 mostly about living in the Sandlake area and about her family history which includes living in the Tillamook area and briefly in the Nehalem area
Margorie M. Porter, who agreed to be interviewed as part of a class on how to collect histories and do interviews. Margie was interviewed about her younger years as well as life on the Porter family farm

Mary Ann Egger Dougherty, mostly about her years growing up on Wolf Creek Road off of Blaine Road east of Beaver, Oregon, Wolf Creek School, Beaver Grade School, the Egger Family and her own Dougherty family
Naomi Larrew Schrock, mostly about Silver Creek School and the Upper Nestucca area
Paul Hanneman, who moved to the Pacific City area when he was 9 years old and who talks mostly about the use of dories, building dories, racing dories, fishing with dories etc. He also shares general information about the area and about being in the House of Representatives in Oregon. He shares some very funny stories and comments.

Pearl Dawson Johnson Kiser, about Beaver Grade School, living in Beaver and about her family
Quintin Borba, about Brown and Beaver Schools, life on Blaine Road east of Beaver, and about his family
Quintin Borba - Quintin agreed to be interviewed during a workshop about collecting interviews. He was asked many random questions mostly about his growing up years east of Beaver and his years during raising a family but also about other topics relating to Tillamook County.

Ray Davis, who had a wonderful memory of his life in the Castle Rock area south of Hebo, attending Castle Rock School and about his family
Raymond Bones, schools of Meda and Beaver and life in Beaver, Oregon
Raymond Bones, war stories from his experiences in WWII
Rollin Browning, mostly about Silver Falls School southeast of Blaine, about his family including his extended family, and about his life in the Powder Creek area on the Upper Nestucca River
Rose Phelps Dawson Nufer, an interview mostly about her school days at East Beaver Creek School
Ruth Crockett, about her younger years in the Oretown area, attending Oretown School, the Oretown Grange, her parents and family, her own family, teaching at Boulder Creek School, teaching at Pacific City School and teaching at Cloverdale School
Shirley Lobb Blanchard, mostly about Brown School, living on Borba Road in the Blaine Road area and about her family life
Susanne Rutschman Duval Crocker, an interview about her life

Tom Blanchard, who shared about Hemlock School, growing up in the Hemlock area, living in the Blaine Road area especially on Borba Road and about his life and family
Verna May Smith, who shared about attending Neskowin School and living in the Neskowin area
Vieva Lewallen Hagestrom, mostly about growing up in the Hebo area about a mile south of Hebo on Highway 22 and about her family
Wilford Rock - Century Farm; The interviewer was Gerry Hysmith, and it was done in 1998. The interview is about the Oretown/Little Nestucca area and about the Rock family.

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