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Obituaries for Nov. 22, 2010


Evelyn Markgraf

Evelyn Marie Markgraf, 95, of Baker City, died Nov. 12, 2010, at her home with her family at her side.

Her Celebration of Life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St. Chuck Buchanan will officiate. A second service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 11 in Madras at the First Baptist Church, Seventh and A streets.

Evelyn was born on March 26, 1915, at Portland to Odis and Elva Phelps Grubb. She attended school in Appleton, Wash. There were six students in her graduating class. All six attended their 50th class reunion.

She married William L. Markgraf on Dec. 24, 1934, at Stevenson, Wash. Their first home was a hewed log house built by Bill’s grandfather in the 1900s. They had three children: Carl, Gus and Jack.

In 1956, they moved to Madras. They found that they liked the sunshine better than the Columbia Gorge rain, so they stayed there to farm. For several years after Bill died, Evelyn lived alone in a senior apartment, wintering with family in Baker City.

In 2007, she moved to Baker City permanently where she had made many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elva and Odis Grubb; her husband, Bill; and son, Carl.

Survivors include sons, Gus and his wife, Kay, of Baker City and Jack and his wife, Sherry, of Klamath Falls; daughter-in law, Martie of Eugene; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Hospice or a charity of one’s choice through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.


Iona Cook

Iona Cook, 83, of Baker City, died Nov. 12, 2010, at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

At her request, her body was cremated. Inurnment will be later date at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Cook was born on March 5, 1927, at Gillespie, Ill., to Charles and Alta Bradford Delaney. She graduated from high school in 1943 and married Lloyd Cook in 1944.

She was a member of the Baker Valley Church of Christ. Her hobbies were reading, crocheting, bingo and singing as she cooked. She had a great voice.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Lloyd Cook of Baker City; sons, Richard Cook of Baker City and Ron Cook of Portland; sister, Kay; four brothers, Gerald, Dick and his wife, Donna, Ken, and Larry and his wife, Bonni; sister-in-law and her husband, Nita and Bob Hendriksen of Baker City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister; five brothers; a daughter and one grandson.

Memorial contributions may be may to a charity of one’s choice through the Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

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