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Home arrow News arrow News of Record arrow Obituaries for March 30, 2011


Obituaries for March 30, 2011

Dorothy Binford
Dorothy Binford, 104, died March 26, 2011, at Settler’s Park Assisted Living Facility in Baker City.
A celebration of Dorothy’s life and remembrance will be scheduled later.
Dorothy E. Binford was born on March 4, 1907, at Perry, Iowa, to Charles and Sarah Grote Lutze.  Dorothy was raised at Perry where she attended school. After graduation, she moved to Des Moines, Iowa, to attend National Bible College, from which she also graduated. She worked in the area of social service, and enjoyed several years at the Helen Kelly Community Center in Portland.
In 1935, Dorothy married Lindley Charles Binford, in Perry. They had four children: Lindley Charles, Linda Charlene, William Lutze and John Paul.
Dorothy enjoyed traveling, singing and painting. She moved to the Halfway area in 1995. Dorothy especially enjoyed being with her family and spending time with her many friends.
Survivors include her sons, Lindley and his wife, Maria, of Las Vegas, Nev., Bill and his wife, Diana, Binford of Halfway, and John and his wife, Mari Jo Binford of Halfway; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a few great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lindley; daughter, Linda Charlene; sister, Gladys Slater; granddaughter, Mari Jo Binford, and grandsons, Lindley Charles Binford and William “Billy” L. Binford Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.

Paul Floyd

Paul Floyd, 78, of Huntington, died March 18, 2011, at his home.
His graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Military rites will be accorded by the Oregon National Guard of Portland.
One of 12 children, Paul Monroe Floyd Jr. was born on Oct. 2, 1932, at Cove, Ark., to Paul and Mary Lacy Floyd. His family moved to Idanha, Ore., in 1947 and he attended schools in Detroit, Ore., before the family moved to Colton, Ore.
Paul honorably served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea. Once home from the service, he joined Bell Telephone where he worked for 39fi years before retiring. Paul enjoyed hunting, fishing and telling stories. He was a strong supporter of Locks of Love for many years and won first prize on numerous occasions.
Survivors include his companion and soul mate, Carol Harden of Huntington; his brother, Curtis Floyd of Colton; sisters, Marie Rone, Nellie Bissell, and Shirley Edwards and her husband, Don, all of Molalla; sister-in-law, Winnie Floyd of Smith River, Calif.; his son, Roger Floyd of Oakgrove; his daughter, Paula Jones, and her husband, Tim, of Gresham; four grandchildren, Dillon Floyd, Grafton Jones, Whitney Jones and Courtney Jones; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and three sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to Locks of Love or a charity of one’s choice through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

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