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Agnes M. Sampson Tschirgi Hanson
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1919
Death: Feb. 2, 2010, USA

The Argus Observer
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Nov. 26, 1919 - Feb. 2, 2010

ONTARIO- Agnes M. Tschirgi Hanson, 90, Ontario, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, from age-related issues due to a recent fall. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Fruitland, with her oldest grandson, Darrell Strawn, officiating. Interment will be at Park View Cemetery, New Plymouth. Services and arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Fruitland. Condolences may be made to the family at

Agnes was born Nov. 23, 1919, in International Falls, Minn., to Charles and Sabra (Hovey) Sampson, weighing in at a hefty three and a half pounds at birth. She used to tell of being kept in a shoebox behind the wood cook stove and her father holding her in his hand when she was a newborn with her head at the tip of his fingers and her feet at his wrist. The family moved to Hamilton Corners out of New Plymouth in 1933.

She married RICHARD "Dick" TSCHIRGI on Oct. 7, 1936, in New Plymouth, and they had three children together. Richard died July 27, 1978, in Madras, Ore.

She married ROY HANSON on Aug. 2, 1980, in Colville, Wash. Roy died May 12, 2001, in Baker City, Ore.

Due to an injury she received as a child, she dropped out of school in the eighth grade. She often thought that because she hadn't completed school she wasn't very smart. At the age of 60, she obtained her GED and framed the certificate, and it hung proudly on the wall of her home.

She was a homemaker and more all her married life. She worked briefly for CCC in Ontario as a nurse's aid and cook in the late 1950s. She and her husband Dick owned and operated a motel for several years in the Hermiston area. She worked with Dick on the farms that they owned, milking the cows and goats, taking care of her chickens, helping with the haying and irrigation.

In her younger years, she made most of her family's clothing and raised a big garden from which she canned produce. She enjoyed camping, hunting, sewing and knitting, was an avid reader, and she was a really great cook.

She was a member of the Agape Center Church in Baker City. She lived in many parts of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington throughout her life and moved back to Ontario in September 2008.

She is survived by daughters, Ginger (Roger) Strawn, of Fruitland, and Peggy (Jim) Galyen, of Baker City, Ore.; son, Clifford (Judy) Tschirgi, of Elgin, Ore.; brother, Jim Sampson, of Carson, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Alice Essex and Marjene Smith; brother, Virgil Sampson; one granddaughter, one great-grandson; and one great-great-granddaughter.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of Wellsprings Assisted Living, and Heart N Home Hospice, for their care of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Fruitland Community Library, c/o Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, ID 83661. 
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  Richard Verne Tschirgi (1916 - 1978)*
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Parkview Cemetery
New Plymouth
Payette County
Idaho, USA
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