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Obituaries for Dec. 17, 2010

‘Betty’ Martin
Elizabeth M. “Betty” Martin, 93, died Dec. 9, 2010, at Settler’s Park where she had lived for the past three years.
Betty will be entombed with her husband at Pomona Calif. A memorial service will be scheduled later.

Betty was born on Sept. 19, 1917, at Phoenix, N.Y., to George and Leal Archambo. Betty married Earl Martin on Aug. 4, 1937. They moved to Southern California in 1946. She was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker.

Her family was everything to her. After her husband’s death, she moved to Baker City in 1994 to be near her family. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren brought her much joy.

Betty enjoyed crafts and reading. She was a member of the Methodist Church for more than 60 years.

Survivors include her son, David E. Martin; her daughter and son-in-law, Diane E. and Bill Miller; her son and daughter-in-law, James G. and Marge Martin; her sisters, Francis Currier, Carol Cole and Ruth Borte; her grandchildren, Lisa Chong, Michael Millssap, Lori Crites, Stephen Martin, Thomas Martin, Timothy Martin, Jonah Martin, and Amanda Martin, and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Martin; her parents; and two brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Baker City Best Friends through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.

Jeanette Radle

Jeanette Helene Radle, 74, died Dec. 10, 2010, at her home in Keating Valley.

Her memorial service will be planned later in California.

Jeanette was born on Sept. 1, 1936, at Yuba City, Calif., to Renee and Mable Morin. She attended Marysville High School.

Jeanette spent most of her life being a homemaker and a ranch wife. She was married to Bob Radle on June 12, 1954, at Marysville.

She enjoyed cooking and traveling. Jeanette was affiliated with the CattleWomen’s Association, which she served as president for a number of years.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, her family members said. She was a wonderful cook. Her family was very important to her and she was most important to them.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Radle of Keating; daughters, Debbie Dye and Cindy Royce, both of McAurthur, Calif.; and a son, Steve Radle of Keating; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Renee and Mable Morin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Keating Rural Fire Department through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.

Edith Derrick

Edith Ellen Koontz Derrick, 91, of Unity, died Dec. 9, 2010, at John Day.

Her funeral was Monday at the Burnt River Church in Unity. Pastor Dan Mason and Lynn Shumway officiated.

Edith was born at home in Hereford on Dec. 16, 1918, to William Asa and Rebecca Ray Van Cleave Koontz. Edith attended Hereford Union High School and graduated in 1937.

She married Dalton Kenneth Derrick on July 20, 1940, at Emmett, Idaho. They spent their first year of marriage at the lookout on Baldy Mountain while Dalton worked for the Forest Service.

After this, they bought a ranch in Unity, where Edith remained until her health became poor. She moved to a John Day care center at the end of May.

Edith and Dalton raised cattle and sheep. She worked at the Burnt River School as a custodian for many years until she retired. She was a member and secretary of the Pamona Grange.

She served on the Election Board at Unity for many years. She was active in the community, loved gardening, growing plants, doing crafts, writing poems, reading her Bible, nature walks, rock collecting, oil painting, saving recipes, entertaining family and friends and cooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Asa and Rebecca Ruth Koontz; sisters, Donna Bradford and Nan Hilger; brothers, Henry Koontz Sr. and Chester Koontz; and two nephews, Shaylor Hilger and Steven Bradford.

Survived by her son and daughter-in-law Roger and Darla Derrick of John Day; grandchildren, Dustin and Darcy Derrick of Weiser, Idaho, Chad and Kiley Derrick of John Day, and Alison and Steven Roark of John Day; great-grandchildren, Siera Jean Derrick, Ivan Eugene Roark, Bailey Ray Roark and Dalton James Roark; two sisters, Wilma Locks of Dundee, Maxine Brouilette of Brookings; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Burnt River Community Church or the Burnt River School in care of the Edith Derrick Memorial through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.


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