Frank H. Hamblet

Born: Thu., Jan. 21, 1926
Died: Wed., May 27, 2015

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Jun. 27, 2015
Location: Wheeler County Fairgrounds - Isobel Edwards Hall

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Frank Harold Hamblet

January 21, 1926 – May 27, 2015


Frank Harold Hamblet - a resident of Pendleton died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Walla Walla General Hospital in Walla Walla, Washington.  He was 89 years old. 

A Celebration of Life and Luncheon will be held Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 1:00 PM at the Wheeler County Fairgrounds in Fossil, Oregon, in the Isobel Edwards Hall.  Sign the online guestbook at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

Harold was born January 21, 1926, in Blackwell, Oklahoma, to Frank and Ruby (Mahoney) Hamblet.  He was an enrolled member of the Creek Nation Indian Tribe, like his mother and grandmother before him.  He came to Oregon with his folks when he was 14 years old.  Harold thought a lot of his father.  He worked in his younger years in the Starkey area, catching and breaking wild horses.  He always had horses.  Harold served in the United States Navy at the end of WWII as a Fireman First Class.  After eleven months overseas duty he returned to Oregon in March of 1946 with an Honorable Discharge.   Harold graduated from Reisch Auctioneering School in Mason City, Iowa, in 1959, a very intensive study course that has graduated over 30,000 men and women.  He has sold just about everything – so now it’s time to auction off your kids.  He worked as a Ranch Hand & Buckaroo at many ranches in the Alvord Desert, Oregon, Idaho and Nevada. He had also worked as a Cat Skinner in the logging industry, and drove log truck.  He liked music and had a good voice. He enjoyed doing karaoke and insisted on enjoying chocolate daily.

Harold is survived by his lady friend Koni Schnetzky of Pendleton, OR, his children Judy Volquardsen & husband Jim of Metaline Falls, WA, Linda Bristow & husband John of Ione, OR, and Dwight Ambrose & wife Kathy of Island City, OR,  his brother Harvey Barber & wife Jane of Tillamook, OR, as well as many grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Harold was preceded in death by his first wife Eleanor, his son Wayne, grandson Quinn, and wife June.

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eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Fri May 29, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Harry C. Barber, Jr. AKA Butch
   Posted Fri May 29, 2015
I always enjoyed being with Uncle Harold and Aunt June, Wayne, Rayleigh,Linda and Judy as I was growing up. Going to Oregon from Louisiana was something Tommye Sue, Bobby and I looked forward to when Dad was stateside. After growing up and joining the Air Force I have lost contact with some of the family over the years. My prayers are with you. Butch

jacquelyn sharp
   Posted Mon September 07, 2015
I searched for Frank Harold Hamblet for forty years starting with a great aunt in a nursing home in Blackwell Oklahoma, named Selma Hamblet. I talked with her in 1983 or 1984. My heart is so saddened by this news.

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