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Obituaries for Dec. 6, 2013


Luanne Lee

Baker City, 1941-2013

Luanne Lee, 72, of Brookings, a former Baker City and North Powder resident, died Nov. 29, 2013, after a lengthy illness.

She did not wish to have any formal funeral services. 

She was born on July 1, 1941, at Payette, Idaho, to George E. “Jimmy” and Eileen Lee of Baker City. Luanne grew up at North Powder and Baker City, and was educated there.

After graduating from Eastern Oregon College at La Grande (now Eastern Oregon University), she worked in Baker City for Bill Jackson’s law firm, and then moved to Eugene, where she worked many years as a paralegal for Art Johnson’s law firm. 

While in Eugene, Luanne returned to school at the University of Oregon’s School of Fine Arts. She developed her love of painting there, as well as later in retirement. 

After her marriage to Cliff Weeks in 1983, Luanne moved to California and worked for the Walkup, Downing law firm in San Francisco. When Luanne and Cliff retired in 1998, they settled at Brookings, a place they previously visited during their travels. 

Their interests in travel led them to many places in the U.S., but often to Arizona. Luanne’s love of art inspired her to further develop her abilities by attending many painting classes in Brookings. She became a lifetime member of the Pelican Bay Art Association. 

She was also a great fan of sports, and “her teams” were the San Francisco Giants and the 49ers football team. In addition to Luanne’s talent and many interests, she was a most courageous person, setting an example of strength and bravery every day, family members said. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Eileen Lee of Baker City; and her beloved nephew, Scott Carnine.

Survivors include her loving husband, Cliff Weeks of Brookings; sisters, Pat Hunt (Tom) of Ketchikan, Alaska, and Marilyn Carnine (Steve) of Wilsonville; niece, Brooke Hunt (Steve Heinl) and family, of Ketchikan, Alaska; nephew, Jimmy Hunt of Ketchikan, Alaska; great-nieces, Mena and Elsie Heinl of Ketchikan, and Dorothy Hunt of Cambridge, Minn.; and great-nephew, Jerome Hunt, also of Minnesota.

Memorial contributions may be made to Coastal Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 6042, Brookings, OR 97415.

Anne Wickert

Baker City, 1924-2013

Anne Margaret Wickert, 89, of Baker City died Dec. 2, 2013 while at St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City. 

 Visitations will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. 

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday also as Gray’s West & Co. Father Robert Greiner of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral will officiate. Private interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.

There will be a reception at noon at the Catholic Church Parish Hall, First and Church streets.

Anne was born on March 3, 1924, to Anton Henry Williamson and Wilhelmina Hendrixson Williamson.

She attended David City High School at David City, Neb. During World War II she worked in a munitions factory. 

She and Donald Wickert were married at St. Francis Cathedral on March 11, 1949. Besides being a loving wife, she was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, family members said.

Anne was a clerk at the Baker County Courthouse and also worked for Commercial Welding. She retired in 1986.

Those who knew Anne agree she always had a kind word to say and a huge smile on her face.

Survivors include her sons, John Wickert and his wife, Jerri, of Baker City, Dale Wickert and his wife, Claudia, of Ontario, Steve Wickert and his wife, Sherry, of The Dalles, and Mike Wickert and his companion, Shirley Gessele, of Baker City; her brothers, Francis Williamson, Anton Williamson and Donald Williamson, all of Baker City, Leo Williamson of Pendleton, and John Williamson of La Grande; and sisters, Margaret Sagendorf and Shirley Sagendorf, both of Spokane, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Donald Wickert; her mother, Minnie Williamson; her father, Anton Williamson; and her sister, Mary Devos.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Oregon Compassion Center through Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave. Baker City, OR. 97814.

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