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Obituaries for July 5-9

William Stevens

William Odell Stevens, 54, of Baker City, died July 2, 2004, at his home.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane. Bishop Thomas Brock of the Valley Ward will conduct the service. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 o'clock tonight at Coles Funeral Home.

Bill was born July 29, 1949, at McNary, Ariz., to Robert Odell and Geneva R. Pettyjohn Stevens. He married Nancy Jefferies on Nov. 9, 1974, at Phoenix, Ariz. They moved to Baker City in 1981 from Abilene, Texas.

Bill worked with the Americans With Disabilities Act in special programs such as hearing aid, wheel chair issues and many others to help people with disabilities. When he had time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gold panning. He was loved by many and will be missed.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Stevens of Baker City; his mother, Geneva Ball; his sister, Jackie Hodge and her husband, Ronnie; brothers, Jimmy Ball, Danny and Becky, Doug, Jennifer and Daryl, and many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Odell Stevens, and a younger brother, Lee.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Primary Children's Hospital through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

‘Steve' Wulk

Steven C. "Steve" Wulk, 37, of Baker City, died July 4, 2004, of natural causes at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.

There will be no service. Cremation was held.

Steve was born May 1, 1967, at Bend to John H. and Sharon Williams Wulk. He received his elementary education at Bend and was a graduate of Waldport High School at Waldport.

Steve enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving 9 years and traveling all over the world. After his discharge, he came back to Baker City where he had worked for Radford Trucking.

Steve loved to hunt, fish and camp and never missed a chance to do those activities. He also enjoyed competition target shooting and varmint hunting. And he enjoyed taking his daughter four-wheeling.

He loved his dog, "Willy," and was very much a people person, enjoying whomever he talked to. He was a member of the Powder River Sportsman club.

Survivors include his daughter, Elizabeth Anne Wulk of Baker City; parents, John and Sharon Wulk of Baker City; a sister, Kelly Capasso of Bend; his grandmother, Jackie Wulk of Baker City; nephews, Chris, Cody and Cam Capasso; and numerous friends from all over the globe.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bud Wulk.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Powder River Sportsman Club through the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Baker City, OR 97814.

Jerry Green

Jerry Green, 63, a Baker City resident for 34 years, died June 13, 2004, at Phoenix, Ariz., where he was waiting for a liver transplant.

His funeral was June 19 at Rupert, Idaho. There will be no memorial service in Baker City.

He was born on Nov. 5, 1940, at Rawlins, Wyo. He worked as a serviceman for Oregon Trail Electric Co-op and was a collector of Lincoln cars. He was the owner of a 1957 Premier.

Survivors include his wife, Beth Green of Baker City; and a daughter, Millie Miller of La Grande.

‘Ted' Morin

Theodore O. "Ted" Morin, 97, of Baker City, died July 6, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Gene Saunders of the Blue Mountain Foursquare Church will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 8 o'clock tonight at Gray's West & Co.

Ted was born on Jan. 16, 1907, at Hereford to Lewis C. and Laura E. Morin. He married his soul mate, Emma Marie VanCleave, on Aug. 16, 1930, at Weiser, Idaho. She died in September 1986.

Ted lived his entire life in Baker County. He was employed as a mail route driver for the U.S. Postal Service and also drove the Pondosa and Medical Spring school bus. He loved gardening and enjoyed his church and helping others.

Survivors include his sister, Gladys Ward of Baker City; a brother, Claude Morin of Utah; a sister-in-law, Juanita VanCleave; caregiver, Mildred Winward; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and four brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice through Gray's West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

‘Babe' Andrew

Wilma LaRee "Babe" White Andrew, 80, of Baker City, died July 7, 2004, at her home.

Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Lennie Spooner of the Baker City Church of the Nazarene will officiate. The grave site will be dedicated by Bob Brady of Baker City.

Babe was born on Oct. 9, 1923, to William Thomas Hickey and Emile Cole Hickey on the family farm near Ontario where she grew up with 11 brothers and sisters.

She married Jack White on June 22, 1939. They made their home in Baker City where they raised eight sons and one daughter. Babe was a loving mother who enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and family functions.

Survivors include her daughter, Sherri White of Baker City; son, Gary White of Baker City, son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Debbie White of Baker City, son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Claudette White of Waitsburg Wash., son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Cecilia White of Baker City, son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Sharon White of Pasco Wash., son, Monty White of Baker City, and son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Carole White of Waitsburg Wash.; a sister, Sally Down of Pasco Wash.; 26 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack White; and a son, Richard White of Portland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Doernbecher Children's Hospital through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, Oregon 97814.

Wayne Roath

Wayne Allen Roath, 70, a former Baker City resident, died July 8, 2004, at Parker, Ariz., after a three-year fight with cancer.

He was born in August of 1933 and had lived in the Baker County area from 1971 to 1989.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Roath; a son, Allen Roath, and daughter-in-law, Bridgette; and Patty Nee Roath.

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