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Obituaries for June 29, 2011
Donald Richard Wayfaring, 78, of Baker City, died June 23, 2011, at his home.
A private service will be scheduled later. Donald was born on Feb. 21, 1933, in Michigan to Gomer and Gladie Workman. He attended high school at Hillsboro. He worked for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for the duration of his career.
Donald was a member of the Powder River Sportsmen’s Club and was an avid ammunition reloader.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gomer and Gladie, and a brother.
Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Lawrence Clyde “Larry” Whitesell, 66, of Baker City died June 25, 2011, at Meadowbrook Place.
A time of remembrance was scheduled during Sunday’s service at the Baker United Methodist Church. He will be buried near his parents at the Oak Dale Cemetery in Hunlocks Creek, Pa.
Larry was born on Feb. 6, 1945, at Kinston, Pa., to Clyde and Alberta Harlos Whitesell. He was a 1963 Kingston High School graduate and attended Wilkes College and Wilkes-Barre Business College.
He worked at the Hotel Sterling in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., at the front desk until he was drafted into the U.S. Army. His basic training was completed at Fort Jackson, S.C. After basic training, he worked in the main office there until his honorable discharge.
Larry worked in civil service jobs for the Municipality of Kingston. He sang with the Wilkes-Barre Barbershop Chorus for 25 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, hiking and rock collecting.
Larry moved to Baker City in 2001 to be closer to his sister. He enjoyed volunteer work at the Baker Heritage Museum and singing with the Baker Community Choir and the church choir.
Larry moved to Meadowbrook Place in September 2008. He was very active in all of the social programs. He enjoyed doing pencil drawings and crossword and jigsaw puzzles.
He was a member of the Dorrenceton United Methodist Church for many years before transferring to the Baker United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his cousin, Nancy Wilk Edgar; aunts and uncles; and his grandparents, Wesley and Mary Bright Whitesell and Robert and Jennie Harter Harlos.
Survivors include his sister, Kathy Whitesell of Sumpter; and cousins in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Oregon and Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to Meadowbrook Place through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.