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Obituaries for July 2, 2010


Viola Gaddis

Viola A. Colton Gaddis, 98, of Baker City died June 29, 2010, of natural causes.

The rosary will be said at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest beside her husband, Bill. There will be a reception afterward at St. Francis Catholic Church.

Viola was born in 1912 at Baker City, and was raised on a ranch in Baker Valley. She attended Sacred Heart Academy.

She was married to William E. Gaddis and they had three children. Viola was a wonderful homemaker and mother, and she was always there for us, her family said.

Survivors include her siblings, LaVelle Long and Pat Culley, of Baker City; Bill Jr., and his six children, Patricia, Teri, Annmarie, David, Mark and James; daughter, Janet, and her four children, Kevin, Dennis, Michelle, and Tammy; son, Michael, and his two children, Michael and Brenda; also great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis de Sales Cathedral through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Baker City, OR 97814.


Marion Senter

Marion Senter, 86, of Burns, a former Baker City resident, died June 25, 2010, at his home.

His graveside service was Wednesday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Jon Privett of the Baker City Church of the Nazarene officiated.

Marion Carl Senter was born on July 14, 1923, to John and Florine Senter. He was raised and educated at La Grande, where he graduated from high school.

He moved to Portland after high school to work in the shipyards during World War II. While in Portland, Marion went to school to become an auto body and fender technician.

He moved to Baker City where he used his training in body and fender repair. He married Elsie Elizabeth Berdahl at Reno, Nev., in 1953. Later, Marion went to work for Oregon Lumber Co. at Baker City. He was transferred to the Hines mill where he worked until retirement. He made his home at Burns.

Survivors include his stepchildren, Alfred J. and Nancy Berdahl of Baker City, Bud and Carol Ann Berdahl Osborne of Snohomish, Wash., and Fred D. and Judy Berdahl of Olympia, Wash. (They said they will remember him as the World’s Greatest Stepdad!); 17 grandchildren and numerous great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Florine Senter; a brother, Johnny Senter; his wife, Elsie Senter; stepsons, Nels P. Berdahl and Larry Berdahl; and a stepdaughter, Virginia E. Berdahl Pifpher.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.


Marie Delepierre


Marie Almetta Delepierre, 91, of Cove, a former Haines resident, died May 2, 2010, at a local care center.

Her memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. July 17 at the Haines City Park. There will be a potluck picnic for family and friends afterward. Pastor Gordon Bond of the Richland Christian Church will officiate. At her request, her ashes will be scattered with those of her second husband, Cel, at Haines.

Marie was born on Nov. 18, 1918, at Baker City. She was the only child of Jesse and Minnie Woodworth Osborn.

She married Cecil Samuel Stultz in 1937. The couple lived at Haines, Union, Chehallis, Wash., Telocaset and Baker City. Cecil died in 1982.

She married Henry Marcel “Cel” Delepierre in 1987. They lived at Haines until his death in 2004.

Her interests included oil painting, gardening, seeking huckleberries and mushrooms, fishing, camping and playing cards such as canasta an pinochle. She never tired of playing with her beloved cat, Katie, or feeding and watching the squirrels in her backyard.

Survivors include her children, Elaine and Ike Warwick of Roseburg, Helen and Don Boesch of Pendleton, Ken and Judy Stultz of Baker City, Darrell and Glenna Stultz of Union, Recia and Jim Plummer of Elma, Wash., Linda and Bill Soles of Weippe, Idaho, Wendell and Patty Lewis of Sutherlin and Debbie and Darrell Millman of Cove; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Cecil, who died in 1982, and Cel, who died in 2004; an infant son, Ronald Gene Stultz, who died in 1942; and a stepson, Edward Stultz, who died in 1980.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Association through Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center in La Grande.


Carl Evans


Carl F. Evans, 87, died June 30, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

At his family’s request there will be no service.

Carl was born on May 5, 1923, at Prineville to Fred and Julia Hook Koski. After his two years of high school he joined the U.S. Navy from 1942 until he was honorably discharged in 1945 as a shipfitter 2nd Class.

On Sept. 26, 1952, he married Shirley Thompson at Portland. Carl worked as a firefighter in Portland until he retired in 1974. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Evans of Haines; and his son, Scott Evans of Portland.

He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Evans.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baker City Christian Church through Grays West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave, Baker City, OR 97814.

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