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Obituaries for the week of March 24 to March 28

Jane Berg

Jane Wisdom Berg, 85, of Eugene, died March 24, 2003.

A celebration of life private memorial will be held March 30 at the Eugene Hotel, 222 E. Broadway. The Rest Haven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Berg was born May 9, 1917, in Baker to Lenore and John W. Wisdom Jr.

She lived in Baker until 1923, when she moved to Portland. She also lived in Eugene, Pleasant Hill, Sunriver and Cottage Grove.

In 1950, she married William "Bill" Berg. They were married 45 years.

Mrs. Berg trained horses at Pendleton and Baker in the 1940s, and at Berg's Holly Ridge Ranch from 1953 to 1979.

Her hobbies included golf, travel, fly-fishing, painting and needlepoint. She was a member of Soroptomists International and the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

She is survived by her children, Bradley of Florence, John of Portland, Bruce and his wife, Shiela, of Springfield, and Jeff and his wife, Julie, of Talent; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William, and her sister, Barbara.

Memorial contributions may be made to Chapter DF, P.E.O. Sisterhood in care of Rest Haven Funeral Home, 3900 Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97405.

Janis Jones

Janis M. Davis Jones, 65, of Haines, died March 24, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

At her request there will be no services.

Mrs. Jones was born Nov. 1, 1937, at Forks, Wash., to Ed and Doris (Jones) Davis. She received her education in North Powder, and graduated from McLoughlin High School in Milton-Freewater.

She loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and all outdoor wildlife. She loved all animals and was a loving and caring mother.

She made friends with everbody she met. She will be missed by all.

Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband, Ed Jones of Haines; children: Tawni L. Smith of St. Helens, Edward J. Roe of Mattoon, Ill., Dixie L. Birdsong of St. Helens, Gerald Dewayne Roe I of La Grande; grandchildren; Rodger A. Davey, William Prather, Edward J. Roe Jr.; great-grandchildren, Alicea Davey, Felicitiy Davey, Rodger J. Davey Jr. and Jacob Miller; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions in Mrs. Jones' memory may direct them to the American Kidney Foundation, in care of the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Baker City, OR 97814.

Lyndell Anderson

Lyndell Louise Anderson, 57, a Baker City native, died March 20, 2003, at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Respecting Lyndell's wishes, there will be no memorial or graveside services.

Lyndell was born Feb. 16, 1946, in Baker City to Al and Wreatha Hudson. Except for brief stays in La Grande and Keene, Texas, Lyndell grew up in Baker City. From the age of three, she longed for a horse of her own. When that dream was finally realized, her horse and her 4-H riding club were the dearest joys of her life.

Lyndell attended grade school in Baker City and graduated from Gem State Academy in Caldwell, Idaho, in 1963. She went on to graduate cum laude from Walla Walla College in 1968 with a bachelor of science degree in secretarial science and minors in business administration and secondary education.

Following graduation from college, Lyndell located in Southern California, where she taught and held office positions at San Pasqual Academy in Escondido. While there she met and married Phil Anderson in 1969. They had two children. As a family they returned to the Baker Valley in 1973.

After taking graduate courses to receive her certification in elementary education, Lyndell taught at the Baker Seventh-day Adventist Elementary for a number of years before joining her dad in the operation of Hudson Printing Company in Baker City.

She was instrumental in updating the shop's capabilities and she became owner of the business when Al retired. She formed a partnership with her son, and most recently purchased and managed Palmer Particular Printers in La Grande as an expansion of that partnership.

Lyndell formed friendships easily and took a deep interest in each of her friends as well as those who walked through the shop doors. She loved learning new things, and her quest for knowledge, especially in the area of alternative medicine, was insatiable. She loved her children and was a devoted daughter, always keeping her parents a top priority, even when very ill. Her beliefs and faith were unshakable and she held God's hand tightly through her long illness.

Lyndell is survived by her children, Tony and Jen Anderson of Baker City, and Lisa and Tom Baker of Haines; six grandchildren; her parents, Al and Wreatha Hudson of Baker City; a brother and sister, Larry Hudson of College Place, Wash., and LaVelle Ernest of Homedale, Idaho; and her companion and friend, Homer Abell.

We will miss you Mom, Toots, Lyndell. We look forward to seeing you again when Jesus comes. Until then, rest easy. We love you.

Anyone wishing to honor Lyndell's memory may contribute to the charity of your choice or to her memorial marker fund in care of Silverado Credit Union, P.O. Box 130 Nampa, ID 83653 Attn: Anderson Memorial. This may also be done through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Larry C. Nord

Larry C. Nord, 53, of Pendleton and a former Baker City resident, died March 19, 2003.

It was his request that there be no funeral service. Inurnment will be at Phoenix, Ariz.

Mr. Nord was born Jan. 18, 1950, at Bagley, Minn., to Sigurd and Carol Annonson Nord.

He was employed at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution for 12 years.

Mr. Nord loved spending time with his best friend and wife, Judy, with his grandchildren, with his father and other relatives; and he loved his "girls" — his cocker spaniels, Taffy and Missy.

He and his sons-in-law, Don Thompson and Dwayne Powell, had a passion for restoring cars. He had been restoring a 280Z with the help of his brother-in-law, Paul Shelton, and occasionally his sister-in-law, Kim Wilson. Mr. Nord loved to fish, hunt and watch videos.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Nord.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Nord; daughters, Misty Bunch-Thompson and Rita Marquez-Powell, both of Baker City; his son, Dreyheno in Tennessee; his grandchildren, "Funny Face" Shyla Bunch-Thompson, Dwayne Powell, Breanna Powell, Rosa Marquez, and Isabelle Marquez; his father, Sigurd Nord; and his sister, Sandy Proudfit, all of Phoenix, Ariz.

Bishop Funeral Chapel of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

‘Pete' Scott

Peter "Pete" Scott, 57, of Baker City, died March 18, 2003, at his home.

He will be laid to rest at Mount Hope Cemetery; services will be announced at a later date.

Peter was born in upstate New York on Aug. 13, 1945, and was the oldest of two children. While attending college studying engineering, he met Gunilla and soon after they were married. They lived in Los Angeles, New York, Sweden and Klamath Falls, before settling down in Baker City.

Pete and his family left Klamath Falls in the fall of 1979 with the intention to find a great place to raise their family and start a new business.

The Scott family came to Baker in May 1980, and when they arrived he said that this was the place they had been looking for.

Peter and his wife started the Baker City Bakery, known by many as the Swedish Bakery. He found that he had a knack for making creative and delicious soups. He enjoyed the company and conversation of his customers — many of whom became close personal friends.

After 20 years of running the bakery, Pete's health prevented him from continuing to operate his business. He wanted to live out the rest of his days in Baker City, and even though his health was deteriorating, his spirit remained strong.

Peter had a thirst for knowledge, a passion for creativity, and enjoyed visiting with his friends. He will always be remembered by those who knew him as honest, creative, hardworking, compassionate, strong-willed and a great friend.

Peter is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Evie Scott of Big Springs, Texas; his son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Raji Scott of Antioch, Calif.; his son and daughter-in-law, Erik and Mindee Scott of Boise; and his daughter, Rebekka Scott of Boise.

Memorial contributions may be made to Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Marian Rak

Marian Almira Rak, 77, died March 20, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services after a brief illness.

She was born July 31, 1925, at Hood River to William Herbert and Edith Grace McClain. She was raised and educated there and then attended Willamette University for three years, majoring in social work.

In 1948 she married John Felix Rak of Salem. They settled in Newberg in 1950, where she lived until illness forced her to move to Baker City to be closer to her daughter, Betty. She lived in the Sunnycrest area for many years, moving back into town when her son, Patrick, died in 1985.

Marian was very active in her church, singing in the choir for many years and always helping in the kitchen. She was the 1998 Interfath Volunteer Caregiver of the year, and lived to be useful.

She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Ann of Sumpter; son-in-law, William; sister, Marcia Stone of Albuquerque, N.M.; numerous nieces, nephews and their children; and all the friends whose lives she made real contributions of time and care.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Newberg First Presbyterian Church, 501 Mission Drive, Newberg, OR 97132-1656.

Carl Malm

Carl S. Malm, 94, of Baker City, died March 22, 2002, at Meadowbrook Place Assisted Living Facility in Baker City.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday Mount Hope Cemetery, with the Rev. Joe Bush of New Hope Church in Baker City officiating.

Mr. Malm was born Feb. 12, 1909, in Kiruna, Sweden, the son of Adolf and Hilma (Lindberg) Malm. Carl immigrated to the United States with his parents and brother when he was 2 years of age. He spent his childhood and attended school in Mullen, Idaho. On Sept. 8, 1930 he married Louise Anderson in Spokane, Wash.

Carl was a meat-cutter by trade and owned his own shop in Bend for many years before retiring. He moved to Baker City in 1977.

He is survived by a sister, Thelma Crutchley of Eureka, Nev.; a son, Ron Malm of Fruitland, Idaho; a daughter, Betty Wolfe and her husband, Robert, of The Dalles; two grandsons, Robert Jr. of The Dalles, and Dwain of Puyallup, Wash.; and five great-grandchildren.

Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Louise, in 1991;his parents, and a brother. He enjoyed spending time with his family and will be greatly missed.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army in care of Gray's West & Company Pioneer Chapel, P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

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