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Obituaries for Jan. 31, 2011

Maudie Dawley

Maudie Dawley, 78, of Portland, a former Baker County resident, died Jan. 20, 2011, at her home of 39 years surrounded by family.

There was a celebration of her life Saturday at Lynchwood Church of God in Portland. Jan. 29 was her birthday and she would have been 79. A second inurnment service will be scheduled later this spring at Mount Hope Cemetery where her ashes will be placed.

Maudie was born on Jan. 29, 1932, at Talihina, Okla, to Roy and Mollie Taylor. The Taylor family, including her sister, Sue, moved to the Ardenwald area of Portland in 1935 and eventually settled at Baker City in 1946.

Maudie Taylor was part of the ’49er Class at Baker High School where she met Gene Markle. They were married in 1948. The couple had two sons, Rick and Don.

Maudie married Roy Olund and was a stay-out-home mother for her children, Rick and Don, and her new son, Gary Olund. When her husband, Roy, died, she worked in manufacturing with Winter products, making cabinet hardware. She later worked with the Pendleton Woolen Mills and Hospital Supply Corp.

She married Frank Dawley in 1972. They were married until his death in 2003.

She worked a a dog groomer and was a longtime cook with Rest Harbor Retirement Home in Gresham until her own retirement.

Maudie was a member of the Lynchwood Church of God at Gresham where she was well-loved, a cheerful greeter, diligent servant and participant in many of the programs and services, her family said.

Survivors include her sister, Sue Baisley of Baker City; son, Richard Markle, and his wife, Sadako, of Guam; and sons, Don Markle of Anchorage, Alaska, and Gary of Portland; grandchildren, Rick Markle Jr., Tim Markle, Kathleen Mason, David Markle, Seth Olund and Sara Olund; great-grandchildren, Sean Markle, Ryan Mason and Audrey Mason; nieces, Diana York, Marlinda Baisley, Gladys Lethlean and Sami Walton, and nephew, Mike Baisley, from the Baker City area.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Mollie Taylor of Baker City; and husbands, Roy Olund and Frank Dawley.

Kris Masterson

Kristine Kay Masterson, 66, a longtime Halfway resident, died Jan. 25, 2011, at her home.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway.  Friends are invited to join the family for a reception immediately following the service at the Halfway VFW Hall.

Kris was born Feb. 22, 1944, in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Tim and Margaret Kipp. She attended grade school in the Boise area and high school in Boise, San Pedro, Calif., and Halfway, graduating from Pine Valley High in 1962.

Kris and Bob Masterson were married at the Presbyterian Church in Halfway on Dec. 14, 1962. After following her husband in the Navy for more than three years, they settled in both Oxbow and Brownlee for 15 years, where Bob was employed by Idaho Power Co.

Later, they built their home in Halfway where Kris enjoyed a long career working in the libraries at both schools, finally retiring in 2002.

Kris had fun running around with friends, creating a kaleidoscope of flowers in her yard and fixing gallons upon gallons of sugar water for hungry hummingbirds during the summer. Until her illness became all-consuming Kris enjoyed volunteering at Jacob’s Dream, Senior Meals and working the grandstands during fair time with Tony Chetwood.

Her personal motto was “If it ain’t fun, don’t do it!”

Kris will be remembered for her amazing strength during her many years of illness, her positive attitude, honesty and love for her family and friends.

Kris is survived by her two daughters, Robyn Immoos and husband, Mike, of Enterprise, and Terese Masterson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Ashley Schnetzky of Pendleton, and Steven Immoos of Enterprise; two great-grandchildren, Pearce and Carter; sister, Jan Oliver and husband Denny; nephews, Tim and Bill Hank; her angel on earth, Bob Motley, and very dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, and her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jacob’s Dream, Halfway Senior Meals or the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society of Portland in Kris’ name through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.


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