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Obituaries for Aug. 11, 2010

Lois Cavallo, Ruth Aydelotte, Matthew Ellingson

Lois Cavallo

Lois A. Cavallo, 87, a former Baker City resident, died Aug. 3, 2010, at Echo.

Visitations will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets. Father Julian Cassar will officiate.

Lois was born at Yakima, Wash. on Aug. 16, 1922, to Louis A. and Anna Pederson Cavallo. She attended elementary schools at Union and Rieth.

She was a 1940 Baker High School graduate. After graduation, she moved to Portland where she worked as a riveter for Columbia Aircraft.

She enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps in March of 1944. She worked as a sheet metal mechanic on B29 bombers.

Upon her discharge from the Army in December 1945, she returned to Baker City. She went to work for Leo Adler in January 1946 and became his secretary.

Lois worked for Adler until he retired in 1977 and sold his business to Joe Meier. She was then hired by Meier and worked for him as his secretary until she retired.

In the 1960s she belonged to the Baker City Toastmasters club and served twice as club president. She also volunteered as a server at the senior center lunches for many years.

Lois had been a member of the St. Francis de Sales Parish since 1946 and a member of Circle 7 of the St. Francis Altar Society. She was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 41.

Survivors include her sisters, Marie Turner of Racine, Wis., and Liz Burroway of Reno, Nev.; a favorite niece, Mary, and her husband, Fred Widman; and other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her two brothers, Felix and Hank Cavallo; a sister, Joanne Loennig; two nephews; and one niece.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis de Sales Renovation Fund through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.

Ruth Aydelotte

Ruth Aydelotte, 92, a former Baker City resident, died Aug. 2, 2010, at Los Alemitos, Calif.

Her private graveside service will be Aug. 16 at Prairie City.

Ruth was born on July 10, 1918, at the Oliver Ranch in John Day to Opal R. McMinds Holland and G. Leslie Holland. She attended school at John Day.

Ruth and Alva “Tunny” G. Aydelotte were married on Aug. 25, 1935. During their 44 years of marriage, the couple lived in the Prairie City, Baker, Union and Pendleton areas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva; her parents; stepfather, William “Bud” Goodwin; stepmother, Josephine Landrum Holland; brother, G. Robert Holland; and sister, Marjorie A. Holland.

Survivors include her daughter, Juanita L. Aydelotte of La Quinta, Calif.; son, Jerry R. Aydelotte of Portland; sister-in-law, Pauline Holland; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews from the Aydelotte and Holland families.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.

Matthew Ellingson

Matthew D. Ellingson, 52, a former Baker City resident, died May 24, 2010, at Boise of congestive heart failure.

There was a wake at Boise in May. A memorial gathering will be scheduled later in Baker City.

Matt was born on Nov. 28, 1958, to Thaoma L. Church Ellingson and Donald M. Ellingson. He attended Baker schools and was a 1977 Baker High School graduate. He went on to graduate from Oregon State University at Corvallis.

Survivors include his son, Jordan Ellingson; his mother, Thaoma Ellingson; sister, Elizabeth Ellingson; and partner, Tamara Harrington.


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