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Obituaries for wthe week of Dec. 12 to Dec. 16, 2005
Doreen Gail Lucero, 49, of Salem, a former Baker City resident, died Dec. 10, 2005, at Salem.
Her funeral was Tuesday at the Bethel Baptist Church in Salem.
Doreen was born on Aug. 18, 1956, at Stuttgart, Germany. She was the daughter of Merlene West and stepfather, Otis West, and father, Gary Hubble.
She lived at Baker City and attended school here until she was 18 and then lived at Salem and Indiana and Arizona.
Doreen's interests were painting, music and caring for her children and grandchildren. She recently returned to college to study women's advocacy. She attended a Salem Baptist church.
Survivors include her children, Michelle and David Lucero; grandchildren, Shyla and Jillian; a sister, Laurie Wells; and brothers, Steve and Mark Hubble.
Stella Mae Powell, 76, of Baker City, died Dec. 9, 2005, at her home with her son and daughter-in-law.
At her request, there will be no service. Her son and daughter-in-law will take her remains to the coast.
Stella had a long battle with emphysema. She moved to Baker City to be near her son. Stella loved her dogs like her own children.
Stella was born in Wisconsin on June 16, 1929, to Gilbert and Elizabeth Powell. She married Emil Puch in 1946. She had three children: Antonette, Betty and Alan. The marriage ended in divorce in 1973.
She was a longtime employee of the Motorola Corp. at Phoenix, Ariz., working as a supervisor and foreman. She had many friends there and continued those relationships after retirement.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Annie and Murphy Johnson of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Dawn and Dennis Foster of Honaunau, Hawaii; her son and daughter-in-law, Al and Carol Free of Baker City; and son-in-law, Fritz Aspey of Flagstaff, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her good friend, Flora Stroud; and a grandson, Tyler Aspey of Flagstaff, Ariz.