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Home arrow News arrow News of Record arrow Obituaries for June 23, 2010


Obituaries for June 23, 2010

Janice Monaco, William Rembold, Alton Rapp, Gary Winans, Rose Paris

Janice Monaco

Janice Judy Monaco, 66, a former longtime Baker City resident, died June 20, 2010, at her home in Portland after a longtime battle with cancer.

Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Coles Tribute Center in Baker City, 1950 Place St. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward at the Baker Elks Lodge, 1896 Second St.

Janice was born on Jan. 18, 1944, at Belfry, Mont., to Parley and Alma Rowton. She was raised on a small ranch at Mosby, Mont., with her six brothers and sisters. Janice attended elementary and high school at nearby Winnett, Mont.

She met her husband of 32 years, Mike Monaco, while attending Winnett High School. After a short courtship, they married on July 22, 1962.

Together they raised three daughters at Baker City. Throughout her life, Janice enjoyed reading, cooking, needlepoint crafts and toll painting, playing bridge and cribbage, gardening, golfing, and spending time with her grandson. While living at Baker City, she was an active member of the Lady Elks and was also involved in the Bronc & Bull Riding activities during the annual Miners Jubilee.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Parley and Alma Rowton; her oldest sister, Verda Loebs; her youngest brother, Gerald Rowton; and her husband, Mike Monaco.

Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Ayers (Chip), Colette Smith (Tim), and Janine Monaco; brothers, Vernon (Donna) and Lloyd (Marion) Rowton, sisters, Rhoda Miller (Bob), and Phyllis Herman (Jack); and partner, Bob Reilly. She had one grandson, Logan Ayers; a granddaughter, Amber Woinarowicz; and two great-granddaughters, Madilyn and Paige Woinarowicz.

The family requests memorial contributions to the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic or Meadowood Hearing and Speech Camp through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

William Rembold

William Robert Rembold, 80, died June 18, 2010, at Albuquerque, N.M.

His funeral will be at Greenville, Pa., and interment will be at Jackson Center, Pa.

He was the son of William F. and Theda Beightol Rembold and a 1948 graduate of Rocky Grove (Pa.) High School. He married Doris Robson on Sept. 8, 1950.

He started delivering ice cream for Rose’s Dairy of Franklin, Pa., in 1949. He moved to Greenville to continue ice cream delivery for Beverly Farms Dairy in 1958 where he worked until retiring in 1992. He also worked part time driving bus for O.D. Anderson Buslines.

He first worked as a professional musician in his teens, sitting in with many big bands. He performed with his own quartet, The Quadsmen, until he left Pennsylvania upon retirement.

He and his wife sold the house and became full-time RV’ers, wintering in Benson, Ariz., and visiting family and friends whenever possible.

Bill loved to share his music with youth. In 2007, he donated his Dizzy Gillespie-style trumpet and valve trombone to the Benson High School band.

Survivors include his wife, Doris, of Albuquerque, N.M.; sons, Rick Rembold, and his wife, Ginger, of Baker City, Robin Rembold and his wife, Karen, of Steubenville, Ohio, Randy Rembold and his wife, Patty, of Edgewood, N.M., and Rodney Rembold of Greenville, Pa.; grandchildren, Matthew and Megan Rembold, Jedediah and Luke Rembold, Ryan, Rachael and Regan Rembold and Denise Caylor; and great-grandchildren, Kevin, Kyle and Chasey Kirst.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Baker High School band program.

Alton Rapp

Alton R. Rapp, 82, of Prairie City died June 16, 2010, at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

His memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Prairie City Cemetery. Pastor Marvin Hatfield will officiate.

Alton was born on April 18, 1928, at Baker City to John and Connie Mosier Rapp. After he graduated from high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS New Jersey from 1946 to 1948.

He married Jackie Leishman at Baker City on Aug. 30, 1957. Alton retired from work as a timber faller and sawmill worker.

Alton enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and all family activities. He could fix anything. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

“Alton was always loving, kind, and patient and had many friends,” his family said.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a stepmother, Edna Rapp.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Rapp of Prairie City; sons, Carl Rapp of Bend, Dave Rapp of Grants Pass, and Gary Rapp of Prairie City; three brothers; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Bates State Park through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.

Gary Winans

Gary Bruce Winans, 64, of Baker City, died June 19, 2010, at his residence.

His memorial service will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Agape Christian Center, 650 Highway 7. Pastor Garth Johnson will officiate.

Gary was born on Oct. 10, 1945, at Compton, Calif., to Ernest and Dorothy Brown Winans. He graduated from Dominguez High School in 1963.

Gary enjoyed golfing and shooting and was a member of the Agape Christian Center and Masonic Lodge, No. 128. He was a 33 degree Master Mason.

Survivors include his son, Greg Winans, and his wife, Tracy, of Baker City; a daughter, Michelle Meredith, and her husband, Ben, of Gig Harbor, Wash.; six granddaughters, Katied Stone, Emily Stone, Deven Meredith, and Madison Meredith all of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Rheann Jacoby and Sierra Winans of Baker City; and four grandsons, Alexander Jacoby, Ben Winans, Xander Winans and Joey Winans, all of Baker City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Dorothy Winans.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Agape Christian Center through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR, 97814.

Rose Paris

Rose A. Paris, 88 of Meridian, Idaho, died June 20, 2010, at her home.

There will be a vigil service at 7 p.m. Thursday June 24th at Holy Apostles Catholic Church in Meridian. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Apostles Catholic Church. Burial will be at the Meridian Cemetery.

Rose was born on Oct. 10, 1921, at New Plymouth, Idaho, to Charles and Margaret O’Donnell. The family later moved to Baker City, and Rose attended Baker schools.

She married Joe Paris on Dec. 27, 1947, at Boise. She loved going out to eat and dancing. Even in her later years she wanted to go out dancing. She played the piano and enjoyed music.

Rose was a past member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of Holy Apostles Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, who died in 1977. 

Survivors include many nieces and nephews and cousins and her stepdaughter, Shirley Reed of Texas and her daughters.

The family would like to thank Michelle Arte and Harrison’s Hope Hospice for the love shown to Rose. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice.

Accent Funeral Home of Meridian is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family online at:



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