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Obituaries for Oct. 27, 2010
Georgia May Long Sieg, 88, a longtime Baker Valley resident, died Oct. 23, 2010, at home with her family around her.
There will be a celebration of life service in her honor at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Haines School with a reception afterward.
Georgia was born on April 15, 1922, to Archie and Lizzie Shock Long and was a descendant of pioneers Alonzo and Julia Taylor Long. They came out from Illinois in 1852 and settled at Muddy Creek in 1872.
Also, her grandparents, George and Mary Shock came out in 1891 from Missouri to Haines where they lived for almost 20 years before moving to Pine Valley.
Georgia was raised at Haines and attended all 12 years at the Haines School. She participated in volleyball and basketball and played in the gym at what is now the Haines Museum.
Georgia attended the Haines Methodist Church while growing up. In the summers she spent time at Halfway at the home of her grandparents, George and Mary Shock. In 1940 she was on the Baker County Fair Rodeo Court at Halfway.
Upon graduation from Haines, she attended the Baker Business College and then worked eight years for the Baker County Extension office.
Georgia married Desmond Sieg in 1949. They, along with Norbert and Gladys Sieg, operated a wheat and hay farm at Wingville. All of their children worked on the family farm.
Georgia was a Cub Scout den mother, a 4-H leader, and a Wingville Grange member. Upon retirement they enjoyed campouts and hunting with their family and lifelong friends.
Georgia followed her grandchildren’s music and play performances, sporting events and performances at the annual Durkee Christmas program. She was also a huge fan of the Elks Drum and Bugle Corps.
Georgia volunteered at the Haines Museum, the Haines Heritage Club Living Quilt, and at the Baker County Library.
Along with being an avid reader with a deep love of history, Georgia cherished her visits with her lifelong friends. She loved reading and helping her great-grandchildren with their homework.
Her home was known as “Grand Central Station” and she was affectionately known as “Bami” to the young and the old, her family said.
Survivors include her sons, Lamar Sieg of Portland and Wayne Sieg and his wife, Mae, of Baker City; daughter, Diane Bloomer, and her husband, Ted, of Durkee; grandchildren, Pat and Jane Sieg of Portland, Anna Mezger-Sieg Bradley of Eugene, Caitlin Mezger- Sieg of Ashland; stepgrandchildren, Sara and Robert Lush of Baker City, Michelle Richwine of Bend and Travis Bloomer of Baker City; great-grandchildren include Jada and Piper Richwine of Bend and Gauge and Dash Bloomer of Baker City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Desmond; and infant daughter, Jada Rae; her parents Archie and Lizzie Long; and her siblings, Floyd Long, Beulah Bell, Pansy Maxwell, Mabel Dinnick and Dora Allen.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Haines Museum through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.