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Obituaries for Oct. 28, 2011
Dorthy Alice Burritt, 83, of Baker City died Oct. 24, 2011, at Ashley Manor.
Her memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Gray’s West Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Sister Kay Marie will officiate. There will be a reception following the services at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge, 2935 H St. in Baker City.
Dorthy was born on July 9, 1928, at Freiona, Texas, to Archie Lloyd Hook and Martha Blanche Fisher. They moved to Wallowa in 1937 and she graduated in 1946 from Wallowa High School. In Wallowa, Dorthy worked at the Rainbow Cafe eventually moving to the Pie Shop in 1948 where she worked for 14ﬁ years. She met the love of her life, John A. Burritt, in 1964. They were married on May 18, 1964. They had two children, Kay Lyn and Jonet K.
Dorthy and John moved to Baker in 1972 to start a new adventure in their life with each other and their children. Dorthy worked at Cedar Manor from 1974 to 1975 and then moved to St. Elizabeth Hospital, retiring in 1993.
Camping, fishing and canning were things Dorthy enjoyed with her family over the years as well as playing board games, pinochle and other card games. She was a diehard Trail Blazers fan, watching every game whether it was a good season or a bad season for them. Dorthy had a great love for her family. Her grandchildren, Aubree Ann, James Anthony and Stephanie Mary, were the loves of her life. Whenever possible she would attend their sporting events. She always looked forward to them coming over and spending time with her.
Dorthy was known for her feisty spirit and outspoken way that everyone enjoyed. She loved having visitors in her home and it was always open for friends and family. She especially enjoyed the company of her kids, Kay, Jonet, son-in-law John and her grandkids, Aubree, James and Stephanie. She loved it when her house was full of family and friends. In the summer evenings or sunny afternoons, you could usually find her in her backyard enjoying her Keystone Light, snacking on her homegrown cherry tomatoes and working with her flowers.
Dorthy enjoyed playing shuffleboard for the Baker Valley Pool & Shuffleboard League and looked forward to it every Sunday. Even though later on she struggled with her vision, she was still an accomplished shuffleboard player, often making shots that were amazing. Dorthy was chosen as the Grandmother of the Fraternal Order of Eagles this past year and was honored to hold that title.
Dorthy was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents, Archie and Martha; her sisters, Nola and Helen; and her brothers, Kenneth, Elvis, Jack and Eugene.
She is survived by her children, Kay Burritt, Jonet and John Shepherd; her grandchildren, James Shepherd, Aubree Shepherd and Stephanie Shepherd; and several nieces, nephews and friends. She will be missed by all!
Dorthy was an avid pinochle player and a member of the Pinochle Club at the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3456 in Baker City. As a longtime member of the Eagles, Dorthy expressed her desire, with the other pinochle players of the Eagles, to have a front porch awning fund to enhance the entrance of the Club to members and visitors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eagles pinochle awning fund through Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
Glenn W. Smith, 89, a former Heppner and Pondosa resident, died Oct. 24, 2011, at his home in Bend.
A graveside service with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Heppner Masonic Cemetery.
Glenn was born Sept. 17, 1922, at Emmett, Idaho, the son of Martin and Nancy Webb Smith. He was raised on the family farm at Emmett, the youngest of nine children. In 1940 he moved to Pondosa, where he met Lenna Wells. On Oct. 3, 1942, the couple were married at Emmett.
Glenn enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942. He served aboard a naval ship in the Pacific theater. He received an honorable discharge in 1945, then returned to Pondosa to work in the lumber industry.
He worked for lumber companies most of his life and retired from Kinzua Corporation in 1985 as head sawyer. Following his retirement he and Lenna fulfilled their lifelong goal of traveling the world.
Glenn loved gardening, and hunting and fishing with family and friends.
He was a lifelong member of the Heppner B.P.O.E. No. 358, the United Methodist Church, American Legion and U.S. Naval Reserves.
Glenn was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Lenna Smith, his daughter, Judy Knight and her husband, Gordon, and his son, Michael Smith, all of Bend; his brother, Ernie Smith of La Grande; his grandchildren: Kimberle of Redmond, and Nance and Brent, both of Bend; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to your local hospice organization.
Sweeney Mortuary of Heppner is in charge of arrangements.