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Obituaries for the week of March 26 to March 30
Gregory Owen George, 52, of Baker City, died March 22, 2001, at his home.
His graveside funeral will be Wednesday at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Pastor Monte Loyd of Baker Valley Christian Assembly will officiate. Military honors will accorded by the Baker City V.F.W. Post No. 3048 and the Oregon National Guard.
Mr. George was born May 16, 1948, at Klamath Falls to Vernon W. and Alma L. (Stanley) George. He attended school in Baker and graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City on June 3, 1966. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from August, 1966 to October, 1968 as a rifleman during the Vietnam War. He was wounded in action and was retired with a honorable discharge with the rank of Corporal. He received the following awards and commendations: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Rifle Marksman Badge, and the Good Conduct Medal.
He continued his education, graduating from Northwestern College of Business in Portland on July 21, 1972, with a degree in Business Administration and Computer Programming. He also attended Washington State University. After graduating, he worked as a computer systems programmer and designed many programs and program methodologies, which were key in advancement of computer technology. He also operated his own business as a network consultant.
Mr. George loved to hunt, fish and spend time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his mother, Alma L. York of Baker City; his son, Mark J. George of Pendleton; his daughter and son-in-law, Sybil A. and Robert F. Tremper of Pendleton; and his grandchildren, Andrew Robert, Brayden Justin, and Caleb Owen Tremper, all of Pendleton.
Mr. George was preceded in death by his father, Vernon W. George, and his stepfather, Paul York.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Georges memory may be directed to the Retired Vets. This may be done through Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Robert L. Bob Logerwell, 73, of Richland, died March 24, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
At his request, disposition was by cremation.
Mr. Logerwell was born Feb. 1, 1928, at Parkerville, Kan., to Oliver Wendell and Edna Agnes (Meusch) Logerwell. He was the sixth of 13 children. He received his education in Sabetha, Kan.
Mr. Logerwell enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea. He married Delores Isaacson in September 1955. He worked as a potman for Reynolds Metal Aluminum Co. for 30 years, living in Sandy for 32 years.
The couple moved from Sandy to Pine Creek near Halfway in 1988, and in December 1990 they moved to Richland, where they have lived since.
Mr. Logerwell loved to fish, and enjoyed hunting and doing carpenter work around home.
He is survived by his wife, Delores Logerwell of Richland; sons and daughters-in-law, Russell and Cinda Logerwell of Corvallis, and Richard and Laurine Logerwell of Spokane; a son, Ronald Logerwell of Portland; five grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; brothers, Normal Logerwell of Crescent City, Calif., and Larry Logerwell of Missouri; sisters, Olive Thompson of Gresham, Dorothy Alms of Custer, Wash., Beverly Alley of Cornelius, Shirley Easter of Kent, Wash., and Mary Lennox of Redondo Beach, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Lloyd, George, Oliver Wendell (Bud); and his sisters, Helen Minnis and Carolyn Calhoun.
Contributions in Mr. Logerwells memory may be made to the Eagle Valley Ambulance, in care of Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Max Willard Sipp, 86, of La Grande, died March 22, 2001, at his home.
His memorial service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City. The Rev. Doug Hale of La Grande will officiate.
Mr. Sipp was born Nov. 10, 1914, at North Plains to Arthur and Blanche (Willard) Sipp. He married Enid Maxine Ware on June 9, 1936, at Vancouver, Wash. They lived in Bates and Hereford before moving to La Grande in 1977.
Mr. Sipp was a heavy equipment operator, logger and rancher. He also worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation. He loved the out of doors, hunting and fishing. He will be missed by all.
Mr. Sipp is survived by his wife of 64 years, Enid, of La Grande; a daughter, Myrna German, and a son, Clayton Sipp, both of Baker City; three grandsons; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn McConeghey of New Mexico.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bud Sipp.
Contributions in Mr. Sipps memory may be made to the charity of ones choice in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, OR 97850.
Clifford Wayne Gentry, 76, of Union, died March 20, 2001, at his home.
A memorial service will be scheduled later. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Valley in La Grande.
Mr. Gentry was born Sept. 8, 1924, at Baker City to Ruben and Ethel (Ingram) Gentry. He attended school in Halfway before moving to Pilot Rock, where he graduated from high school.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served during World War II on PT boats along with the late President John F. Kennedy. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Mr. Gentry began driving truck. On Aug. 7, 1959, he married Janice (Van Horn) in Baker City. He retired in 1986. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and shooting pool.
Mr. Gentry is survived by his wife, Janice Gentry of Union; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Debi Gentry of Myrtle Creek; two grandsons; a brother, Bill Gentry; numerous nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Contributions in Mr. Gentrys memory may be made to the Veterans Hospital in Boise or to the Grande Ronde Hospital Home Health Services in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, OR 97850.
Lee B. Haydock, 87, a longtime Baker City resident, died March 26, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
A family memorial service will be scheduled in May.
Disposition was by cremation at Grays West & Co. Pioneer Crematory.
Mr. Haydock was born Dec. 15, 1913, at Pelzer, S.C., to James and Dora Haydock. At the age of 2 he moved to Nampa, Idaho, where he lived until 1936. He then moved to Stanwood, Wash.
There Mr. Haydock hauled for Vines pea factory, where the peas were canned. He met his future wife, Pearl, when he moved back to Nampa, where his mother was living at the time. He was between jobs and so he was tromping wool into bags and learning to shear sheep.
He moved back to Stanwood and he and Pearl were married on Sept. 2, 1936. They moved to Seattle, where her parents lived.
In 1942 Mr. Haydock went to work at a Navy yard at Bremerton, Wash. There he learned to weld. He later moved to Unity, where he lived until 1946, when he moved to Lewiston, Idaho, where he had his own welding shop.
He left there in a motor home and moved to Baker City in 1948. The couple had lived in a home on 11th Street since.
Mr. Haydock became a logger, and that was his occupation until he retired in 1978. Mrs. haydock retired from Basche-Sage Hardware and Levingers after they both had closed.
The Haydocks traveled extensively for 10 or 20 years in all the western states north to south, but never crossing the Great Divide. Mr. Haydock spent his last few years doing welding jobs and building things around the house. He had a great sense of humor and a caring heart, and he will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Mr. Haydock is survived by his wife, Pearl Haydock of Baker City; his daughters, Barbara Apple, and Lorraine Swiger and her husband, Burl; granddaughters, Garnette Rouse and Linette Dressel; a grandson, Buck Poe; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Dora Haydock; three older brothers, Overton, Gardner and Jack Haydock; and a sister, Barbara Haydock.
Contributions in Mr. Haydocks memory may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Grays West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.