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Obituaries for the week of March 11 to March 15

Red Doud

Darald Red Doud, 62, of Baker City, died March 8, 2002, at his home after a short illness.

There will be a celebration of life memorial service later this spring.

Red was born in a log cabin at Promise on June 30, 1940, to Ira Lorenzo and Nellie Angie Williams Doud.

He was raised and educated at Summerville and then joined the U.S. Army. He served for two years as a gun mechanic. After the service, he met his future wife, Kathy, in Elgin. They were married on Jan. 29, 1965, at Weiser, Idaho, and had 37 years together.

His career was spent in the sawmill industry, and they traveled to many areas, always upgrading his position. He retired as the sawmill maintenance superintendent for Ellingson Lumber Co. He always took great pride in his work.

The pride of his life was his wife, Kathy, his children and grandchildren. He loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed the outdoors.

After retirement, he and Kathy moved to Richland where they spent 12 years. They moved to Baker City in August of last year.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lorenzo and Nellie; and a brother, Richard.

Survivors include his wife Kathy; son, Mark Doud of Baker City; daughter, Angela Winchester, and son-in-law, George Winchester, of Baker City; six grandchildren, Matthew Doud, Tristian Streeter, Kecia and Tanner Davis and Eddy and Bret Winchester; two brothers, Carl and David Doud; two sisters, Della and Carol; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lonnie Armon, Lowell and Donna Armon, Robert and Mary Trump and Dallas and Rosina Armon; and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Feed the Elk Foundation through Tamis Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.

Blanche Tucker

Blanche Tucker, 91, of Salem, died March 12, 2002, at her home.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Restlawn Funeral Home at Salem. Interment will be at the Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Blanche was born Cecelia Blanche Bloom on Dec. 8, 1910, at Arvona, Pa. On March 30, 1931, she married Sherman I. Tucker and they shared their life together in Salem. She raised two daughters and cared for many, many foster children over the years.

Blanche was a homemaker and kept herself busy delivering newspapers, working hay and berry fields, delivering parts for the tractors, doing the bookkeeping and feeding the endless army of workers and visitors. Her home was always open to provide a home-cooked meal with all the fixings and a place to stay and visit.

Blanche was a kind and warm-hearted person who will be missed by all who were lucky to have known her. Her wisdom, courage and shy sense of humor will be treasured by all.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman, who died in May of 1991.

Survivors include her brothers, Glenn and Ray Bloom; daughters, Sheila McGarvey and Shirley Laughlin; seven grandchildren, Rachelle Kekelis, Sheila Fontaine, Shelby Adamson, Sherman Harman, Sonya Collum, Shannon Harman and Secelia Bell; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite childrens charity.

Scott York

Richard Scott York, 38, of Klamath Falls, a former Baker City resident, died March 10, 2002, at his home. He suffered a lifelong hereditary disease and had been awaiting a liver transplant for the past four years.

His funeral was at 4 p.m. today at the OHair & Riggs Funeral Chapel in Klamath Falls. The Rev. John Baund of the First Presbyterian Church officiated. Private burial was at Eternal Hills Memorial Garden. There was a reception afterward at the First Presbyterian Church in Klamath Falls.

He was born in Baker City on April 7, 1963, to Carl Lockwood York and Shara Lynn Loomis. He attended Baker schools and was active in the Boy Scout program.

After the death of their parents, Scott and his sister, Carol, moved to Klamath Falls in June 1979 where they lived with their loving grandparents, Gordon and Evelyn Loomis. He was a 1982 graduate of Klamath Union High School.

After graduation, he attended Western Oregon University at Monmouth and Willamette University at Salem. In 1987, he moved to Seattle, where he worked as the night manager for a hotel. He next moved to Calgary, Canada, where he attended the University of Calgary. He trained as a speed skater and also worked at several national and international speed skating and figure skating events.

He returned to Seattle and graduated from the International Air Academy in the early 1990s. He was immediately hired by United Airlines and worked as a ticket agent in San Francisco. In 1994, he moved to Atlanta, Ga., where he worked for Value Jet and another small regional carrier.

It was while in Atlanta that he worked on the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games committee. Because he was fluent in German, French and Dutch, he assisted the committee in the area of public relations.

In 1996, he became an international flight attendant for Northwest Airlines. He loved traveling the world and was in the process of increasing his ability to communicate on these flights by learning Japanese, Chinese and Russian. He qualified in March 2001 to become a purser for Northwest Airlines.

Scott had a love of learning. He attended Oregon Institute of Technology and graduated from Harrington University with a bachelors degree in chemistry, human anatomy and physiology in 1998. He continued his education there and received a masters degree in biochemistry and microbiology in 2000. He also attended Ross University School of Medicine of England. He recently graduated from the Protocol School of Washington.

Scott was born with a genetic disease and suffered a lifelong disability. He was on the transplant list for more than four years awaiting a liver transplant.

Although his health was failing, he still continued to work, help others, learn and travel. Recently he took his sister on her first trip overseas where they toured Vienna, Austria. Because of his love for ice sports, he was actively involved with the promotion of the Klamath Ice Sports Complex.

For the second time he was honored to work with the Olympic Committee, this time for the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City where he was an event specialist for speed skating and figure skating.

Scott was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church. He also was a member of Klamath Lodge, No. 77 Aloha Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and the Elks Lodge. And he was a volunteer at Conger Elementary School in Klamath Falls.

Survivors include his sister, Carol York of Klamath Falls; his uncle and aunt, Charles Loomis and Ayn Cagney of Pelham, Ala.; and his aunts parents, Norman and Helen Jones of Cedar Bluff, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Shara Lynne Loomis York; his father, Carl Lockwood York; his grandparents, Gordon and Evelyn Loomis; and his aunt, Sarah Geneva York.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Donor Program, P.O. Box 532, Portland, OR 97207-9734 or to Klamath Ice Sports Roof Fund, 2575 Campus Drive, No. 331, Klamath Falls, OR 97601.

Betty Lou Peterson

Betty Lou Peterson, 66, of Walla Walla, Wash., a former Baker City resident, died March 11, 2002, at the Life Care Center in Kennewick, Wash.

Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery in College Place, Wash. Pastor Boyd Olson will officiate.

Visitations will be until 8 oclock tonight and from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Friday at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home at Walla Walla.

Betty was born on March 10, 1936, at Greer, S.C., to James E. and Alice M. Middleton Styles. She attended schools in South Carolina.

She moved to Baker City in 1965 from South Carolina and lived here until 1972. She then moved to Yakima, Wash. In 1996, she moved to Walla Walla.

She married Ronald L. Peterson at Weiser, Idaho, in February 1965. He died in June 1976.

Betty loved doing handcrafts, especially crocheting and ceramics. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed gardening. She also enjoyed cooking and home canning. She had a fondness for animals and always had a special place in her heart for cats and dogs. She was a people person and had many friends. She was a former member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church at Yakima.

Survivors include her daughters, Alice M. Coverdell of Selah, Wash., and Bonnie M. Coverdell and her husband, Gayle Coverdell, of Dayton, Wash.; a son, William A. Peterson of La Grande; a sister-in-law, Jean Peterson of College Place, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or a charity of ones choice through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla, WA.

Joan Prindle

Joan Oribel Prindle, 70, of Umatilla, died March 6, 2002, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston.

Her memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hermiston Assembly of God Church. Disposition was by cremation.

Joan was born on March 13, 1931, at Malheur City to George and Lucy Woodcock Eddy. She had been a Umatilla resident since 1961. She married Harold Prindle on Aug. 27, 1949, at Heppner. She owned and operated Joans Beauty Salon in Umatilla from 1970 until she retired in 2000.

She was baptized at the First Christian Church in Vale. She loved gardening and her grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons, Ray Prindle of Umatilla and Ron Prindle and his wife, Cathie, of Boardman; daughter, Jeanne Hanson and her husband, Don, of Hermiston; brothers, Clayton and Nick Eddy, both of Vale, and Edward Eddy of The Dalles; sisters, Floribel McCoy of Irrigon and Elaine Trimble of Hereford; 11 grandchildren, Tina, Tracie, Tonya, Ray Jr., Rusty, Toby, Courtney, Danielle, Drew, Brendan, Landi and Kresimir; eight great-grandchildren, TJ, Jessica, Ashley, Justin, Erica, Amy, Chentelle and Bethany.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; parents, George and Lucy Eddy; brother, Emery Eddy; sisters, Genieve Kendall, Letha Davidson, Melva Beers and Jeanne Eddy.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Umatilla Fire Department through the Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, OR 97838.

Betty Zachary

Betty Zachary, 73, a Pine Valley resident, died March 7, 2002, at her daughters home in Halfway.

Her graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. at the Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. The Rev. Bill Shields of the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church will officiate.

Betty was born in Halfway on March 31, 1928. Her parents were Cecil and Thelma Hubler Hewitt.

She was the second of four children. She was raised and educated in Halfway. Shortly after World War II she married Harry Lawton Zachary.

In 1947 she gave birth to her son, Gene Raymond Zachary. In 1949, her daughter, Patricia Lynn Zachary Luna, was born. Betty remained in Halfway with her family for the majority of her life, leaving only for short periods of time while her husband worked construction out of town.

When Harry left construction work, he and Betty purchased the bowling alley. Betty managed and worked in the restaurant portion for several years. Bettys favorite hobby, which soon turned into a passion, was painting ceramics. She painted almost daily and often for hours at a time. She continued to paint until just a few weeks before her death.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; a brother, Gary Hewitt; a sister, Shirley Curt; and her husband Harry.

She is survived by her son, Gene; a daughter, Patty; her brother, Dale Hewitt; granddaughters, Debbie Holcomb and Tammy Astley; grandsons, K.C. Zachary, Stacy Luna and Mike Masterson; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation through Tamis Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.

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