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Home arrow News arrow Obituaries arrow Obituaries for May 30, 2011

Obituaries for May 30, 2011


‘Ray’ Garrett
Jerald “Ray” Garrett, 72, of Sandy, a former Baker City resident, died Dec. 14, 2010, at Mount Hood Legacy Hospital in Troutdale.
He was remembered with a military honors ceremony on May 20 at the Willamette National Cemetery during a private family gathering. Friends are invited to join the family to commemorate his life at a reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Veterans Memorial Club, 2005 Valley Ave.
Ray was born on June 2, 1938, at Wartburg, Tenn. He served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Dixie and with the Seabees in Vietnam. In addition to many years working in the Oregon logging industry, he also enjoyed a long and innovative career in oil field service operations and management contracting with the major oil companies on Alaska’s North Slope.
As president of RM Consultants, he most recently worked an an environmental consultant at Baton Rouge, La., Nigeria, West Africa, and the Gulf of Oman.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Mary Ann Garrett; two sons from his first marriage, Brad Garrett and Patrick Garrett; three brothers, Bobby Garrett, John Garrett and Ken Garrett; two sisters, Thelma Elliott and Debi Garrett; and four grandchildren, Joel Garrett, Delanie Garrett, Selena Garrett and Mac Garrett.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Oregon Food Bank at this website: www.oregonfoodbank.com.

Irene Campbell
Irene Campbell, 80, of Baker City, died May 24, 2011, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Chuck and Jeanine Carey, surrounded by her family.
Her funeral will be held Tuesday, May 31 at 11 a.m. at the First Church Of The Nazarene, 1250 Hughes Lane in Baker City. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall of the church.
Irene was born on May 11, 1931, at Woodland, Wash., to P.W. and Marion (Hamilton) Stratton. She graduated from South Kitsap High in Port Orchard, Wash., in 1949.  She married Roland Campbell on Aug. 19, 1950, in Port Orchard, and they spent 60+ years together.
Irene was an avid reader and had a weakness for used bookstores. She was a member of the International Pen Pal Club (she always felt the best letters were handwritten), she enjoyed making personalized greeting cards, and working in her flowerbeds. Her love of travel took her outside the United States to numerous countries and on many Work and Witness trips with the Nazarene Church.  Her coastal getaways were some of her fondest memories.
Irene was a member of the Nazarene Church and a volunteer for the Northeastern Oregon Compassion Center for many years.
Irene’s children were her pride and joy and her greatest legacy was instilling in them a deep love and respect for the Lord. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her concern for others went beyond her family members. When she was aware of a need, she would discreetly fill the need, especially when it came to children.
Many remember Irene for her role in providing Biblical foundations through Sunday School, Kid’s Club, and Vacation Bible School.  When it came to school and community activities, it brought her pleasure to offer support to her children and other children as well. Irene will be remembered as a friend who offered a listening ear, words of encouragement, and was faithful in prayer.
Irene is survived by her husband of more than 60 years, Roland of Baker City; daughters: Nancy Campbell of Seattle, Diane Buchanan of Yakima, Wash., and Jeanine Carey and her husband, Chuck, of Baker City; son, Lyle Campbell of Sacramento; sisters, Louise Finch of Escondido, Calif., Norma Sonnichsen and her husband, Dr. Ben, of Prosser, Wash., Joan Nottingham and her husband, Fred, of San Diego; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Alan Campbell; a brother, Ron Stratton; and two great-granddaughters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northeastern Oregon Compassion Center, Nazarene Work and Witness teams, or a camp scholarship through the Baker City First Church of the Nazarene through Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
 
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