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Obituaries for March 2, 2011


‘Millie’ Lindesmith
Mildred “Millie” Lindesmith, 88, of Haines, died Feb. 19, 2011, at her home, with daughter, Mary, at her side.
There will be a celebration of life service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Haines Methodist Church. Sally Wiens will officiate. There will be a time of fellowship and sharing after the service.

Millie was born on Sept. 22, 1922, at Williamston, Mich., to Maud Taylor and Vincent Carver. Millie’s father was a World War I veteran who lost his sight due to shrapnel. He married a caring nurse from the convalescent home. A few years later, he suddenly regained the sight in one eye.

One of Millie’s favorite memories of her youth was visiting her uncle’s farm in Wisconsin. She said that she was very happy to be ending her days as part of a farm, her family said.

Millie was working as a phone switch operator during World War II when at an evening roller skating party she spotted an Army man on leave who she said was “incredible on skates.” She caught his eye and they skate-danced all night.

Millie and Robert “Bob” Lindesmith were soon married in 1943. Bob was discharged in 1945 and they moved to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan.

Millie soon had four daughters to keep her busy. In 1958, the family moved to Dayton, Wash., to help Bob’s mother after his dad died.

Millie went to work for Green Giant, where she worked her way up the position of seed research tech. She loved to dance and bowled on many leagues while raising her daughters.

After retirement, she did many crafts and spent time with her grandchildren. When Bob died in 1999, Millie moved to Haines to be close to her daughter, Mary.

Millie quickly became part of the community, joining the Haines Mutual Improvement Society and a local bridge group. She also was an active member of the Haines Methodist Church.

She enjoyed being on the farm. Potato harvest and calving time were her favorites, her family said. She said she liked to watch the potatoes roll in and the new baby calves run around.

Survivors include her sister, Naomi DeYoung; her daughters, Ruth Walls and her husband, Jerry, Marilyn Monsivais and her husband, Jose, and Mary Kerns and her husband, Brent; and 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was proceeded in death by her parents; her brother, David Carver; her sister, Edith Yager; and her daughter, Jeannie Kesterson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Haines Methodist Church through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR  97814.


John Trickel
John Earl Trickel, 80, of Hermiston, a former Baker County resident, died Feb. 21, 2011, at Vibra Specialty Hospital in Portland.

A Memorial Service will be scheduled later.

John Trickel was born on Dec. 29, 1930, at New Bridge to Culley John and Mabel Garrett. He was raised and educated in the Richland and New Bridge areas. After graduating from high school, he entered the U.S. Navy.

Shortly after his honorable discharge, he was drafted into the U.S. Army on Oct. 2, 1952. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 12, 1954, and moved to Hermiston where he began his career as an electrician.

John worked at Tide Water Barge Line for a time prior to moving to Portland in the early 1970s. He pursued his career as an electrician in the Portland area and also worked with his brother at Tiny’s Electric until he retired in 1983.

John was an avid gold miner. He was a “jack of many trades” which included heavy equipment repair and trading. He took much pride in his occupation as an electrician.

He enjoyed spending time with his friends and especially the gatherings at McDonald’s in Hermiston for coffee.

Survivors include his daughter, Suzy Bredemeier of Umatilla; his brothers, Lorn “Tiny” Trickel of Welches, Wayne Trickel of Portland and George Trickel of Pine Hollow; his sisters, Jean Morhead of Sandy and Nona Gibbons of Renton, Wash.; his grandson, Jason Trickel; and his great-granddaughter, KaDean Trickel.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lori; and his son, Craig.

Sandy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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