Newspaper Abstracts, Oregon
- Malheur Enterprise (Vale, Oregon), August 16, 1919
"OFFICERS FIND BOOZE FACTORY
Revenue Officers and Sheriff Confiscate Modern Still Near Vale.
What Sheriff H. Lee Noe described as being the best located still yet discovered, was located Tuesday on the homestead belonging to Harvey Sackett south of town near Chalk Butte. And as a result 110 gallons of perfectly good syrup mash and a complete equipment for making the same into that fiery beverage prohibited by the government, were destroyed. The owner, Harvey Sackett, was taken to Ontario that evening where he was bound over to the Federal Grand Jury after furnishing bail of $1,000.00.
Outfit On Homestead
Suspicions had been pointing for some time to Sackett on account of a house that he had rented here in town and while back which seemed to be in use and yet no one was ever seen about the premises. On forcing an entrance after he had moved to his homestead, Sheriff Noe found copper kettles and other paraphernalia for a regular still but was unable to get any direct evidence on his man.
Find Modern Distillery
Making a visit to his homestead Tuesday, accompanied by Deputies Rand and Charlton from Baker, internal revenue officers of Portland, they found merely where Sackett had hauled some lumber and had made some excavations preparatory to building him a house. Just as they were getting ready to leave one of the men happened to notice that the dirt was not surface dirt but had come from some distance below. They explored about until Sheriff Noe entered an old outbuilding and tore up the floor when they found a tunnel leading downward. Following this up they soon entered a room of about 10 by 10 by 12 which contained all the equipment for an up to date beverage factory.
They destroyed two 50 gallon barrels of syrup mash and one ten gallon jar of syrup that was evidently going to be used for making beer, also all the other contents of the room except what they wanted as evidence against the owner of the still.
Held To Grand Jury
Sackett was away at the time but returned before they left. He believed that the still was so well concealed that they would be unable to find it and so rode right into their hands. He was taken Ontario Tuesday evening and arraigned before U. S. Commissioner C. M. Stearns after which he was bound over to await Federal Grand Jury, furnishing his own bail of $1,000.00."
[Transcribed from Historic Oregon Newspapers image by Thurmon King]
- The World, Coos Bay, Oregon, 4 Dec 1995, p 5
Harold F. Sackett
PORT ORFORD — Funeral services for Harold F. Sackett, 63, of Port Orford, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Port Orford Funeral Service, Port Orford. Pastor Mark Newmanof of the First Community Church of Port Orford will officiate.
Interment will be at Port Orford Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held today from 4 to 6 p.m. at Port Orford Funeral Service, 663 14th St.
He was born Feb. 24, 1932, at Nixa, Mo., and died Nov. 30, 1995, at his home at Port Orford of a heart attack.
Mr. Sackett joined the U.S. Navy in San Diego at the age of 18.
He married Zona Campbell on Dec. 26, 1952, at Harrison, Ark., and they moved to Eugene in 1963, where he worked in plywood mills.
In 1973 they moved to Port Orford, where Mr. Sackett was employed by Western States Plywood.
He had a great love of fishing, especially in the Elk River, and he dearly loved his children and grandchildren, according to his family.
Survivors include his wife, Zona Sackett of Port Orford; two daughters, Tricia Nason of Eugene, and Glenda Purkey of Coos Bay; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Danny Sackett of Eugene, and David and Susan Sackett of Eugene; a sister, Betty Savard of Springfield, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Nita Cherry of Arkansas; 13 grandchildren, Israel Sackett of Arkansas, Danny, Aleaha, Brandon, Tyson and Jessica Sackett of Eugene, Darrell, Kara, Kristen, and Kelsey Jolliff of Eugene, Ian Jolliff of Hawaii, and Steven and Lisa Purkey of Coos Bay; uncles and aunts, Claude and Romae Justice, and Clyde and Juanita Justice, all of Springfield, Mo.; two nieces; one nephew; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest Sackett, in 1969, and Margaret Sackett, in 1988; a sister, Louise Taylor, in 1952; a brother, Donald Sackett, in 1990; and his granddaughter, Stacie Jolliff, in 1978.
Port Orford Funeral Service, (541) 332-3400, is in charge of arrangements.
[Transcribed from Newspapers.com image by Ted Smith]
- Baker City Herald (online), Baker City, Oregon, 5 Nov 2021
Rex Eugene Sackett, 72, passed peacefully of an aneurysm on Oct. 30, 2021, at his beloved vacation home in Hells Canyon, sitting on his deck napping and watching the birds with a favorite T-shirt on that read "So many fish, so little time."
A gathering for friends and relatives to celebrate Rex’s life with Sharon and each other is planned for 2022 in Hells Canyon. Details will be sent out as the date and time nears.
Rex Eugene was born on Aug. 30, 1949, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Larry R. and D. Jeanne (Stutzman) Sackett. He attended Twin Falls High School, graduating in 1967.
In 1969, Rex married Sharon Straughn, beginning 52 years of friendship, love and laughter.
Rex enlisted in the Navy in 1968 and served on fast-attack submarines and as an instructor in anti-submarine warfare, retiring in 1988. During that time he earned his masters’s degree in Software Development. He was employed at Hewlett Packard Printer Division (Boise) from 1990 retiring in 2005.
Rex loved fishing for bass with his wife, family and friends on Brownlee, Oxbow, and Hells Canyon reservoirs. He spent his winters golfing in Las Vegas. As a hobby, Rex enjoyed making fishing rods for family and friends.
Rex is survived by his wife, Sharon; and his siblings, Dona Fuchs (Ed), Doug Pollow (Jim England), Mike Schlagenhauf (Lisa), Lori Schmahl; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Bruce Castoe and Nancy and Kip Wood; 10 nieces and nephews; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Sackett and Jeanne Schlagenhauf; and his father-in-law, Kenneth Straughn.
In lieu of flowers the family ask you to please consider a donation to your local PBS (Public Broadcasting Station). Online condolences can be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com.
[Transcribed from Baker City Herald (online) by Chris Sackett]
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