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Obituaries for Aug. 31, 2011
‘Bud’ Paddock Jr.
Kenneth “Bud” Paddock Jr., 82, died Aug. 28, 2011.
There will be a private funeral in Denver.
Bud was born at Cherryvale, Kan., and had lived at Baker City for the past 15 years.
He served as a Marine in the Korean War and was awarded a Purple Heart.
In Wichita, Kan., Bud was the flight director at Yingling Aircraft and a salesman for Hydra Hose and Balon Valves.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Johanna Paddock (Hardwick).
Survivors include his children, Mike Paddock of Wichita, Kan., Rick Paddock and Kathy Heinz of Denver; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Paddock of Denver.
Shirley Lee Dyke, 81, a longtime Halfway resident, died Aug. 28, 2011, at Springfield.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Pine Baptist Church in Halfway. Vault interment will be at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception and luncheon afterward at the Pine Baptist Church.
Shirley was born on Sept. 27, 1929, at Mitchell, S.D., to Fred and Myrtle Leistra. She was the youngest of five children. Shirley was raised by her Aunt Elvira Wessling.
George and Shirley were married on Jan. 7, 1946, at Santa Anna, Calif. She enjoyed and spent her life being a wife to George and a mother to five children.
She sang over the radio for six years on station KFXD every Saturday morning in Nampa, Idaho. The Dykes moved to Halfway in 1973. During that time Shirley enjoyed working at the restaurant, the last being Wild Bill’s in Halfway.
Shirley enjoyed going to play bingo and she absolutely loved the snow, her family members said.
She was preceded in death by her two sons, George Philip Dyke and Philip Eugene Dyke.
Survivors include her husband, George of Springfield; three daughters, Charlotte Poe and her husband, Jack, of Clarkston, Wash., T.J. Harrington of Junction City, Donna Tucker and her husband, Doug, of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Lori, Jason, Tammy, Mattias, Julie, Amber and Samantha; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Halfway/Oxbow Ambulance Service through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.