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Obituaries for April 25, 2012


Ned Steele

Ned Molitor Steele, 89, of Baker City, died April 19, 2012, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City.

The family is planning a memorial service. Details will be announced later.


Obituaries for April 23, 2012


Darlene Walker

Darlene Louise Hacker Walker, 72, died April 8, 2012, at Salem.

Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. May 5 at the Mehama Church in Lyons. 

Darlene grew up at Baker City and was a 1958 Baker High School graduate. She had lived in California and Montana before moving to Lyons several years ago. 

Survivors include her husband, Chuck Walker of Lyons; her son, Charles Walker Jr., and a grandson, Willie Walker, both of Montana. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Al Hacker; and one son, Darrell Walker. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of one’s choice.


Obituaries for April 20, 2012


Virginia Sedlacek

Virginia Lee Sedlacek, 67, of Baker City, died April 17, 2012, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Boise.

Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. There will be a potluck gathering afterward at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 2005 Valley Ave.

 Virginia was born on March 16, 1945, at Fresno, Calif., to Ray O. and Grace L. Thomas Maxwell. She loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.

 Survivors include her life partner, Jon Hall of Baker City; her children,  Sport,  Junior and Tammy of Baker City, Howard McMurdo of Nevada, Mike Hall of Arizona, Misty Hall, Mandy Hall, Michelle and Andy Kendal, Matt, Kasey Hall and Marc Hall all of La Grande; sisters, Gerry,  Judy and Carol; and nephew, David Woodward; and lots of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Foundation through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.


Obituaries for April 18, 2012


Brett Austin

Brett Colby Austin, 46, a former Baker City resident, died March 19, 2012, at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City while waiting for an organ transplant. 

A Baker City memorial in his honor will be scheduled this summer. Information will be announced later.


Obituary for April 16, 2012

Edna McQuisten

Edna Mae McQuisten, 90, a former Baker City resident, died April 3, 2012, at McMinnville.

Her graveside service was Wednesday at Haines. There was a reception afterward at the Eagles Lodge, 2935 H St.


Obituaries for April 13, 2012


Truscott Irby

Walter Truscott Irby, 87, a lifetime Baker City resident, died April 7, 2012, at Settler’s Park.

His funeral was at 1 p.m. Thursday at Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St. Ritualistic Rights were performed by the Baker City Elks Lodge, No. 338. Vault interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery with military honors.


Obituaries for April 11, 2012


Denise Palmer

Denise Myra Palmer, 55, of Baker City, died April 4, 2012, at her  home.

Her funeral will be at noon Monday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Jonathan Privett of the First Church of the Nazarene will officiate.  There will be a reception afterward at David Palmer’s home.


Obits for April 9, 2012

Mark Doyle

Mark Michael Doyle, 71, a former Baker County resident, died March 30, 2012, at his home in Cottonwood, Calif., surrounded by his loving wife, Robin, and their daughter, Anna.

There was a celebration of his life Thursday at the Cottonwood Community Center.

 Mark was born at San Francisco to Cyril and Anna Alice Doyle. He graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory at San Jose, Calif., and attended California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) where he majored in animal husbandry. 

Mark was a cowboy all of his life and thoroughly enjoyed his rodeo days of team roping. He was blessed with a great sense of humor and was famous for telling stories on himself, family members said. He was known for his rich and contagious laugh, which he used frequently. 

Mark and Robin managed the Daily Creek Ranch at Richland from 1980 to 1987. He also sold real estate at Baker City and at Shasta County, Calif. Mark and Robin relocated to Cottonwood to be near family 10 years ago.

He was a member of the 2010- 2011 grand jury of Shasta County. He will be missed by all, his family said. 

Survivors include his three children, Anthony Doyle (Alyn), Carla Boyd and Anna Doyle; seven siblings, David (Adrianne) of Palm Springs, Calif., Kevin of Palm Springs, Calif., Toni Jepson (Cal) of Cottonwood, Calif., Bobbie Bludau (Ed) of Gardnerville, Nev., Lou (Vicki) of Hollister, Calif., Alex (Debbie) of Forest Grove, and Ann Marini (Ken Smith) of Sparks, Nev.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; many, many cousins; and numerous nieces and nephews, who all loved “Uncle Mark.” 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the West Valley Future Farmers of America, 3805 Happy Valley Road, Cottonwood, CA 96022.

Allen & Dahl Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


 Gladys Cartwright

Gladys J. Cartwright, 70, of Baker City, died April 5, 2012, at Portland. 

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Unger Funeral Chapel, 229 Mill St., in Silverton.

She was born on Sept. 20, 1941, at Altoona, Pa., to Albert and Grace Johnson. She was one of nine children. 

Gladys enjoyed many things such as crocheting, baking, working with horses, and spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed volunteering for the Baker County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse with her husband in Baker City, where she spent the last 12 years of her life.

Gladys will be greatly missed, family members said.

They expressed their gratitude to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland and a special thanks to Chaplin Merv and Unger Funeral Chapel.

Survivors include her husband, Robin Cartwright; her children, Charles Streeter, Katherine Schreiner, Dennis Streeter, Kenny Streeter, Mike Streeter, Steve Streeter, Kristine Cramer, Albert Wright, Aimee Belliard, Gregory Schonbachler Jr., and Joe Cartwright; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Grace and Albert Johnson; and her son, Jeffrey Streeter.

 

Alice Johnson

Alice A. Johnson, 93, died March 21, 2012, at Goldendale, Wash. 

There was a family graveside service at Silver Creek Cemetery near Riley.

Alice A. Johnson was born on April 26, 1918 at home on Drift Creek near Taft (now part of Lincoln City). She was the sixth of nine children born to Esther Rose Hampton and Archie Lester Stephens. 

She married W. Leigh Johnson on Aug. 5, 1938, and lived for several years on a cattle ranch at Silver Creek, west of Burns. The couple later lived in various places in Oregon. 

Alice was mostly a homemaker and helped in self-employed businesses, but also worked as a nurses’ assistant for many years, often helping sick people in their homes. She was an active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church throughout most of her life. 

“She is at rest waiting for the resurrection of the second coming of Jesus,” family members said.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years in 2007.

Survivors include her four children, Carol Johnson of Haines, Bill Johnson of Tillamook, Dan Johnson of Centerville, Wash., and Bo Johnson of Falls City; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. 

Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements. 


Robert Borders

Robert O. Borders, 76, of Baker City, died April 3, 2012, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis.

His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Elm Street Baptist Church in Sweet Home.

 He was born on Aug. 20, 1935, at Lansing, Kan. He moved from Armourdale, Kan., to the Vanport Community in Portland in 1942. He married Jean Ann Anderegg on April 21, 1953, at Stevenson, Wash.

Bob had many occupations during his life. He worked in the timber industry at Springfield and Vernonia, owned a restaurant at Vernonia for many years, sold real estate and was the owner /operator of R & J Log Trucking at Vernonia. He retired to Richland in 1997, later settling to Baker City.

 He loved the outdoors — from hunting trips to Eastern Oregon and trout fishing on the Snake River, to salmon fishing on the Oregon Coast — all the while planting bountiful gardens every year.

 He was preceded in death by his mother, Beulah South; and his brother, Derald Borders.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Jean Ann Borders; three sons, Bob, and his wife, Robbie, of Baker City, Steve of Vernonia, and David of Lebanon; five grandchildren, Jenette of Molalla, Jess of Banks, Kevin of Miyagi, Japan, Tom of Eugene and Breanne of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Relay For Life of Baker City through Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.

 


Obituaries for April 6, 2012


Correction

An obituary for Mark Hentze in Wednesday’s Baker City Herald incorrectly stated the title of one of the organizations to which contributions may be made in his memory.

In addition to the Wildland Firefighter Association and a charity of one’s choice, memorial contributions may be made to World Vision through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.

 

‘Mel’ Cox

Melvin J. “Mel” Cox, 60, of Baker City, died March 29, 2012, after a swift battle with cancer.

There will be a celebration of life get-together for family and friends at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, 2005 Valley Ave.


Obituaries for April 4, 2012


Stanley Siler

Stanley R. “Stan the Man” Siler, 58, a former Halfway resident, died March 30, 2012, at his home in Salem.

His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the New Song Community Church in La Grande.


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