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Obituaries for Jan. 18, 2012
Debra Rae Trader Kingston, 49, died in the Salem hospital after putting up a very good fight against cancer for the past five years. Her family and loved ones were by her side.
She donated her body to science to further the ability to find a cure and treatment for those who are also fighting cancer. Her corneas have already found placement for someone in need, family members said.
There will be a celebration of her life at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Gathering Place at 7845 River Road in Keizer. There will also be a gathering later this summer in Baker City.
Debbie was born on Sept. 10, 1962, at Baker City to Dan Trader and Carol Trader. She spent her younger years in Salem where she attended grade school, and then returned to Baker where she attended Central School and graduated from Baker High.
Debbie worked at Marvins for several years and also at Oregon Trail Dry Cleaners. She and her daughter, Rachel, moved to Salem where they lived with her cousin for the past two years.
Debbie enjoyed the outdoors, with fishing, camping and her new love of riding her motorcycle on both long and short trips. She enjoyed spending special times with family and friend who had touched her heart.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Carol; grandmother, Mae Westerlund; grandmother, Ann Brown; and other family and friends.
Survivors include her son, Andy Marshall; daughter, Trista Marshall; daughter, Rachel Kingston; and granddaughters, Hope and Trinity, all of Salem; her father and stepmother, of Texas; brother, Dan, of Hawaii; a sister, Cindy, of La Grande; sister, Sherri of Umatilla; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins and new and old friends, who loved her dearly.
Margaret Elaine Boyd Brown, 89, of Baker City died Jan. 12, 2012, at Meadowbrook Place in Baker City.
Visitations will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Gray’s West & Co. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery with a reception afterward at the home of Dr. Steve and Marilyn DeLashmutt.
Margaret was born in the old St. Elizabeth Hospital on July 8, 1922, to Arthur S. and Sarah A. Miller Boyd. The family resided on a ranch just inside the city limits.
She attended Baker schools, first at North Baker. She was in the first eighth-grade class in the Helen M. Stack Middle School before graduating from Baker High School in 1940. She graduated from Oregon State in 1944.
She married Boyd Brown on Sept. 9, 1944. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary before his death in 1996.
During the World War II years she taught nursery school at Seattle before moving to a like position in San Francisco. She then advanced to the head teacher position of the International School, working with children from around the world in San Francisco’s embassy district. After the war she returned to Baker where she taught kindergarten for 12 years.
Margaret opened Brown’s Fabric Fair in 1967 in the basement of her home. She quickly moved the business downtown until illness forced its closure in 1992.
She served two terms as a deacon in the Presbyterian Church, was the state president of the Oregon Sheep Growers Auxiliary for two years, and enjoyed membership in Chapter CJ, PEO. After retirement, she served two terms on the Oregon State Commission on Children and Families.
Survivors include her three children, Gregory Brown and his wife, Debbie, Marilyn DeLashmutt and her husband, Steve, and Russell Brown and his wife, Helen; sister-in-law, Ruth Boyd; nephews, Gordon Boorse and Steve, Stan and David Boyd; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews who were always as close; and a large extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Boyd; her parents; sister, Monana Weber; brother, Tom Boyd; nephews, Carl and Kevin Weber; and granddaughter, Amy DeLashmutt.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.