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Ernestine Hipp


August 2, 2016

March 27, 1926 - July 30, 2016

Ernestine Hipp, 90, of Sweet Home died July 30, 2016.

She was born March 27, 1926 in Holley, the daughter of Earnest and Vina (Matlock) Malone.

She attended Holley Christian Church since birth and was baptized by Harry Benton in the Calapooia River on June 14, 1946.

She attended Greenville Grade School and graduated from Sweet Home Union High School in 1944.

She worked for Swamp Mountain Logging Company and Santiam Logging Company in the office from 1944 to 1952. She was proud to be licensed as Sweet Home’s first lady pilot on Feb. 20, 1946.

She marrie...

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