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Obituaries for the week of Nov. 1 to Nov. 5

Henry Delepierre

Henry Marcel Delepierre, 88, died Nov. 3, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. The Rev. Robert C. Irwin of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral will officiate. There will be a luncheon afterward at St. Francis Cathedral Parish Hall.

Marcel was born on Sept. 19, 1916, at Baker City to Alphons and Irma Delepierre. He received his education at St. Francis Academy and served with the U.S. Army during World War II.

His first wife, Pansy Masters, died. His second wife, Marion Murphy, died in 1978. In 1987, he married Marie Stultz.

He spent his lifetime working in the lumber mills and at the lime plant. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed seeking mushrooms and huckleberries.

He had a wonderful sense of humor and always enjoyed a good joke. He loved to tease his grandchildren.

He raised pigeons and enjoyed playing cards with friends. He enjoyed eating prawns and was known to "take a nip" now and then. Marcel could argue religion with the best of them and he enjoyed casual gambling.

He was an affectionate and loving man. When he retired from the workforce due to rheumatoid arthritis, he took his wristwatch off and never wore it again.

Survivors include his wife, Marie; his children, Bill and Christina Delepierre, Larry and Peg Murphy, Don and Bea Delepierre, Mary Ann and Claude Eggerman, Carolyn and Terry Nordstrom and Doug Murphy; stepchildren, Elaine and Ike Warwick, Helen and Don Boesch, Kenneth and Judy Stultz, Linda and Bill Soles, and Debbie and Darrell Millman; several grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters, Hilda Lewis, Jeanette Beck, Louise Stewart and Loretta Cook; and brothers, Al Delepierre and Ernie Blair.

Marcel was preceded in death by his parents; his wives Pansy and Marion; sisters, Mary DeRoest and Lydia Hoslam; and brothers, Jim Blair and Gerard Blair.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain States Tumor Institute through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

‘Mick' Binyon

Malcolm "Mick" Binyon, 61, of Prairie City, died Sept. 23, 2004, at his home.

A private family service will be scheduled later.

Malcolm was born on Jan. 8, 1943, at Cheyenne, Wyo. His parents were John and Cora Malcolm Binyon. He graduated from Smith Valley High School.

He married Patricia Church on Feb. 19, 1977, at Lake Tahoe, Nev.

Malcolm was a member of the National Guard, and worked as a lineman for the power company in several locations over the years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Binyon of Prairie City; his mother, Cora Binyon of Sparks, Nev.; daughters, Deborah Kutnyak of Portland, Dianna Parry of Boring and Doreen Doty of Portland; sons, Duke Dexter of Portland and Aaron Leary of Sparks, Nev.; sisters, Johnna Frazzi and Barbara Wilson, both of Sparks, Nev.; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Grant County through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR, 97845.

Paul Quarles

Paul B. Quarles, 63, of Baker City, died Oct. 31, 2004, at his home after a long illness.

His graveside funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. PST at Fairview Cemetery near Weiser, Idaho. Charles Rich will conduct the service.

Visitations will be today until 7 p.m. at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. in Baker City.

Paul was born Aug. 2, 1941, at Lexy Crossroads, Tenn., to William Randell Quarles and Viola Estella Vines Quarles. His family moved to Hermiston when Paul was still in grade school. He graduated from Hermiston High School.

He married his wife, Marva, in 1963. They both felt very blessed that they were able to share their lives together for 41 years. They were also blessed with two children, Eric and Gina.

Paul worked part-time for Sears while he was still in high school and knew right away that he wanted a career in retail sales and merchandising. Fortunately he was able to do this until he had to retire because of poor health. He truly loved what he was doing and had a special talent for it.

He worked for Sears in Boise and became the youngest department manager in their division. When he was offered a job with Skaggs Drug Centers, he began a 17-year career with the company, most of that time as a store manager. Paul and his family were transferred every few years and called many communities "home." When they decided it was time to stop moving, they chose Baker City and have lived here for 22 years. Paul managed the Merc Department Store for several years and then went to work for Charlie and Linda Rich at Western Auto, until he had to retire.

He loved to bird hunt until his old bird dog, Ginger, couldn't hunt with him any longer. Paul always enjoyed the outdoors, camping and fishing. He was also an avid sports fan, and followed all team sports from high school to professional games, car racing to ice skating. If it was a sport, he enjoyed watching it.

Paul was a southpaw pitcher on his high school baseball team and he had many happy memories of his days playing sports during high school and after.

Paul was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be missed so much.

Paul is survived by his wife, Marva; his son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Mila Quarles of Boise; a daughter, Gina Settlemire of Baker City; grandsons Eli and Wyatt Settlemire of Baker City; sisters Willa Moore and her husband, Hal, Barbara Bowling, and Dorothy Loveland and her friend Roger Schlaht, all of Hermiston; sisters-in-law, Doris Quarles of Washougal, Wash., and Carol Quarles of Gresham; and many nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, William Quarles, Charles Quarles and Earl Quarles; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Marvin and Gene Fulkerson; twin grandchildren, Joseph and Mishell Quarles; a brother-in-law, Leonard Bowling; and a niece, "Babby" Bowling.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Quarles' memory may be directed to Baker High School sports team. This may be done through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

‘Buddy' Phillips

Ethelda Sears "Buddy" Phillips, 83, died Oct. 27, 2004, at the Phillips Ranch on Pine Creek.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 o'clock tonight at the funeral home.

Buddy was born on April 7, 1921, at York, Neb., to George Dewey and Carrie Wilson Sears. She attended grade schools in Nebraska and Colorado and high school at West Linn. Buddy moved to Baker County in the fall of 1939 and soon thereafter met her future husband, Harry Phillips.

They were married on July 3, 1940, at Baker City. In 1941, Harry and Buddy moved to the Phillips Ranch on Pine Creek and had lived there ever since.

They had four children: Helen, Joyce, Allen and George. In addition to raising their four children, they were also long-term parents for eight foster children.

Buddy was a member of the Wingville Grange for about 50 years. She served the Grange as a past master. She also served as a 4-H Leader for many years. Buddy was a member of Baker City Christian Church.

Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Harry Phillips; her four children and their spouses, Helen and Marvin Hopkins, Joyce and Woody Williams, Allen and Marge Phillips and George and Hope Phillips; and 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baker City Christian Church or the American Diabetes Association through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Nola Dehlin

Nola Dehlin, 75, of Richland, died Oct. 25, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

Her funeral will be Tuesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Jacksonville, Ill.

Nola Aileen Dehlin was born on Dec. 5, 1928, at Morgan County, Ill., to Milford Collier and Bertha Lee Leeper Brummett. Nola was raised and educated in Morgan County.

She married her loving husband, Richard, at Anchorage, Alaska, in 1958. They were sealed for time and eternity in the Oakland Temple of the LDS Church. After living in Alaska, California, Utah, North Carolina, and Illinois, they settled in Richland, in 2001.

Nola was an active member of the LDS Church, serving as a teacher and compassionate service leader in the women's Relief Society program. She loved teaching in Sunday school, which she did for many years.

She loved music, reading, and all animals — especially horses, dogs, and birds.

Survivors include her devoted husband, Preston Richard Dehlin; children, Sheri and Christopher Cannon of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Gary and Jenipher Dehlin, of Halfway, David and Ann Evans of St. George, Utah, and Gregory Gray, of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Shawn, Josephine, and Emily Dehlin and Cara and Samantha Cannon; brothers, John Brummett of Mesquite, Nev., and Ed Brummett of Jacksonville, Ill.; and sister Francis Loomis of Camano Island, Wash.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.

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