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Obituaries for June 6, 2011


Pauline Bennett
Pauline Olive Bennett, 94, a loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Feb. 23, 2011.
A memorial service in Pauline’s honor will be June 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Unity at the Burnt River Community Church. Pastor Gary Munger and Lynn Shumway will officiate. Pauline was born on Feb. 15, 1917, at Santa Cruz, Calif., to Raymond and Olive Allwein. She was educated in California, including receiving her associate of arts degree. She mastered many things including drawing, real estate, sewing, cake decorating, cooking and more. Pauline was an accomplished pianist and organist, and was encouraged to become a concert pianist, but declined so she could remain at home to support her mom and dad during the Depression. She was truly self-sacrificing her entire life; always giving to others without any expectations. She designed and made clothing for anyone with a need, taught Sunday school and Bible classes, and donated homemade, decorated cakes for birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.
She met her beloved husband Paul, of 55 years, on a blind date planned by two teenage girls. Paul was immediately smitten by Pauline’s cute personality and the little curl of hair on the back of her neck. They resided on their California ranch for more than 30 years, and then moved to Oregon where they owned two large ranches, now managed by her son and daughter-in-law.
She is survived by her son, Mark, daughter-in-law, Patti, and grandson, Paul of Unity; her daughter, Mary, son-in-law, Steve and granddaughters, Jenna and Krista of Tooele, Utah; a granddaughter, Julie and her husband, Richard, and great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn, who reside in Sonora, Calif. Other relatives include a brother-in-law, Bud Bennett, and sister-in-law, Mae Braen, who reside in New Jersey. She leaves numerous nieces and nephews across the United States.

Zelda Harrington
Zelda Kincaid Harrington, 87, a former Baker City resident, died June 1, 2011, at Regency Hermiston Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Her memorial services, with military honors, will be Friday, June 10 at 1 p.m at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. Disposition was by cremation.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
Zelda was born Aug. 24, 1923, at Tribune, Kan., to Charles E. and Daisy (Hodkinson) Kincaid.
The family moved to Orpha, Wyo., in 1928 where her father worked for the railroad, and they lived in a rail car. In 1929 they moved to Worland, Wyo., and in 1933 they moved to Spokane. The next year Zelda’s father wanted to move to Idaho and her mother wanted to moved to Oregon, so they flipped a coin and mom won so they moved to Salt Creek, Ore., (just outside of Salem) where they farmed and ranched.
On Nov. 7, 1942,  Zelda married Harvey E. Harrington in Vancouver, Wash. She joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and served as a WAC during World War II. In 1950 Zelda and family moved to Granite to work a gold mine claim. They traveled there in a World War II command car and had to remove the muffler to have enough power to climb the mountains. The exhaust that came up into the car was almost the end of everybody.
They moved into Baker City in 1953. Zelda was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Baker City and a 4-H leader for 22 years. They moved to Hermiston in 2003 to be closer to family. Zelda loved flowers, gardening, and oil painting.  
She is survived by her husband, Harvey Harrington of Hermiston; children: Harvey George Harrington of Baker City, Gary Thomas Harrington of Myrtle Creek, Ore., Susan Marie Harrington of Hermiston, and Paul Leslie Harrington of Portland; two brothers, Bill Smull of Lincoln, Calif., and George Smull of Durkee; a sister, Daisy Hughes of Utah; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Daisy Kincaid, and her twin brother, Zean Smull.
Please sign the condolence book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.

Mary Burke

Mary Adelia Burke, 85, a former Baker City and Richland resident, died June 1, 2011, at a care facility in Hermiston.
Her funeral will be Tuesday, June 7, at 10 a.m. at the Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. Private family burial will follow in the Echo Cemetery. Everyone is invited to a luncheon at the Stanfield Moose Lodge following the service.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
Mary was born on Feb. 24, 1926, at Bend to Eaber Amesia Boyer and Marguerite Estella (Welter) Boyer. Mary was a resident of Echo the past 69 years. She had also lived in Richland and in Baker City in her early years.
Mary had been married and later divorced. She was a very unique person, and “can’t” wasn’t part of her vocabulary. Despite her physical limitations she has accomplished more in her lifetime than others.
Until she became ill she lived in and maintained her own home. She was involved in VFW Auxiliary, Stanfield Moose Lodge, and People to People. Her hobbies included embroidering and babysitting, and she loved country music.
Mary is survived by her loving companion of 40 years, Dick Kennedy. They enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and many good times together. She also is survived by her brother, Warren G. Boyer and his wife, Norma, of Pendleton; sisters, Elsie V. Faro and her husband, Charles W. Faro, and Jessie L. McAtee, all of Echo; seven nieces, eight nephews and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Amesia and Marguerite Boyer; and her stepfather, Edward E. Compton.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Please sign the condolence book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.
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