Obituaries for the week of Aug. 12 to Aug. 16

August 22, 2002 12:00 am

Roy Sawyer

Roy L. Sawyer, 88, of John Day, and a former Baker City resident, died Aug. 9, 2002, at Valley View Assisted Living Center.

His funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the John Day Seventh-Day Adventist Church, with Pastor Rod Bieber of the church officiating. Interment will be at Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens in Boise.

Roy was born Dec. 27, 1913, at Hailey, Idaho, to Alma C. and Rose V. Sawyer. Roy spent his youth in the small town of Cascade, Idaho. He and his brother, Floyd, worked on the Cascade Dam.

Roy served in the Second World War in the South Pacific. He married Kathyrn Ginley in 1953 in Nevada. After her death in 1970 he married Frieda. He worked for many years for the sawmill in Baker City. He cared for his mother until her death in 1976.

Roy was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church for many years. He will be remembered for his jovial spirit and sweet disposition. The family wishes to thank the caring people at the Valley View Center for their kindness to our uncle in his last years.

Roy is survived by five nephews, Deane Thompson of Fruitland, Idaho, T.S. "Bud," Dan and David Thompson, all of Boise, and Kerry Wayne Thompson of California; four nieces, Patsy Boutwell of Atlanta, Ga., Mary Swank of Malad City, Idaho, Susan Cunningham of Boise and Dorothy Hanau of Arizona.

Roy was preceded in death by his wives, Kathy and Frieda; his mother and father; two sisters, Helen Thompson Hay and Anne Lorena Sawyer; two brothers, Clyde and Floyd Sawyer; and three nephews, James, Norman and Fred Thompson.

Contributions in Roy's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice in care of Gray's West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Eloise Jennings

Eloise Jennings, 74, a longtime resident of Union, died Aug. 10, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

Her funeral will be Wednesday, at 1 p.m. at the Cove Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Tony Brandon of Baker City Seventh-day Adventist Church will officiate. Interment will follow at the Cove Cemetery. Visitations will be today until 7 p.m. at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. in Baker City.

Mrs. Jennings was born May 6, 1928, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to A.C. and Lena M. "Radcliffe" Foster. She attended schools through the 11th grade in Cedaredge, Colo., and graduated from Companion Academy in Loveland, Colo. She attended Union College in Lincoln, Neb. She taught grades 1-8 in Montrose, Colo. On Aug. 22, 1948, she married Glenn Jennings in Cedaredge. In 1965 they moved to Union, where she took care of her home and children.

Mrs. Jennings was very involved in her church and worked as a church clerk in the Cove Seventh-day Adventist. She was an outstanding cook and seamstress, and loved to garden and tend to her flowers. Mrs. Jennings was a friend to many. She and Glenn cared for her mother for many years. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband of almost 54 years, Glenn Jennings of Baker City; her children, Sharon Jeanette Simmons and her husband, Kent, of Bakersfield, Calif., Karen Marlene Hopper and her husband, Richmond, of College Place, Wash., and Daren Lee Jennings and his wife, Steffanie, of Caldwell, Idaho; a brother, Gene N. Foster of Brier, Wash.; grandchildren, Douglas Hopper, Zachary and Brian Simmons, and Christopher, Dannielle and Hardy Jennings; a great-grandson, Devon Jared Hopper; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son; a brother, Gerald C. Foster; and a grandson, Jared Allen Hopper.

Contributions in Mrs. Jennings' memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Heart Association in care of Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Patricia Grove

Patricia Anne Grove, 71, of Baker City, died Aug. 8, 2002, at her home.

Her funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City First Christian Church will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception following at the Christian Church. Visitations will be today until 8 p.m. at Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel.

Pat was born Feb. 23, 1931, at The Dalles to Lloyd W. Davis and Ruth G. (Hazen) Davis. Her family moved to the upper Keating area in 1936, where she began school in a one-room schoolhouse at upper Keating. They later moved to a ranch near Pondosa, where she attended the Blue Mountain School. In 1942 the family moved closer to Pondosa, while her father worked for the lumber mill. Pat remained at Pondosa until her graduation from Union High School in 1950.

After graduation, she moved to Baker City and took work as a telephone switchboard operator. Just a year later, Pat met the love of her life on a blind date. She and Paul Grove were married on Dec. 22, 1951, after a brief courtship of 13 days. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December of 2001.

During the course of their marriage, the couple moved around to several different locations, including Boise for five years, Richland, Wash., for five years, Prosser, Wash., for four years, Hermiston for one year and Bend for a while. They always seemed to return to Baker City between each move, though, and in April 1989 they returned to Baker City for the final time and have lived here ever since.

Patricia was an avid member of the First Christian Church in Baker City. She loved making crafts and tending her garden. She had a knack for growing beautiful things. She was very family- oriented and was an important link in the Grove family. She loved her family and her Lord very much.

Patricia is survived by her husband of 50 years, Paul Grove; three sons, Robert of Corvallis, Russell of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ronald of Baker City; a daughter, Katherine Love of Bend; three sisters, Donna Hack of North Powder, Hallie Spivey of Baker City and Helen Stanley of Irrigon; and a brother, Leon Davis of Bend.

Contributions in Patricia's memory may be made to the Baker City First Christian Church Building Fund in care of Gray's West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Jaidan Bolander

Jaidan Lexia Bolander of Meridian, Idaho, was born prematurely and died Aug. 9, 2002, at Cadlec Medical Center in Richland, Wash.

Her graveside funeral will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the North Powder Cemetery. Her grandfather, Scott Houst, will officiate. Burial will be at North Powder Cemetery.

Jaidan is survived by her parents, Danielle Jones of Meridian and Jesse Bolander of Meridian; her grandparents, Casey Jones of Meridian, Scott and Sherry Houst of Meridian, Ute Schmidt of Utah and Kelly Bolander of Utah; and her great-grandparents, Wayne and Brenda Schwabrow of Boardman, and Katherine Jones of California.

Memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes in care of Gray's West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.