Obituaries for the week of March 31 to April 4

April 04, 2003 12:00 am

Uva Gorrell

Uva L. Gorrell, 89, a longtime Baker City resident, died March 29, 2003, at her home.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Dean Baxter will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Gorrell was born at Sneedville, Tenn., on Sept. 4, 1913, to Aberham John and Bertha Hewitt Dodson. She was raised and educated at Ava, Mo.

She came to Baker City in 1939. Mrs. Gorrell was an accomplished gardener, an avid fisherwoman and she enjoyed family and her home.

Survivors include her husband, Ross Gorrell of Baker City; a daughter, Birchie Westerlund of Pendleton; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and James Adamson of Baker City; daughter, Arlene Schoen of Baker City; five grandsons, Curtis and Chad Westerlund and Terry, Mark and Gary Schoen; eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and sister.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Health Services or Pathway Hospice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Baker City, OR 97814.

Kathleen Revell

Kathleen D. Revell, 62, of Halfway, died March 28, 2003, at Baker City of kidney failure after a severe illness and a long battle with multiple sclerosis.

Her funeral was Tuesday at St. Therese Catholic Church in Halfway. Interment was at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway.

Kathleen was born on March 13, 1941, at Redding, Calif., the daughter of John and Catherine Revell. She grew up at Shafter, Calif. She was a 1959 graduate of Garces Memorial High School at Bakersfield, Calif., and married William Mosier that same year. They later divorced.

Kathleen loved living at Halfway. She loved the mountains, the trees and the changing seasons. She loved to watch the antics of her horses, her dogs and all the wildlife that visited her place throughout the year.

Survivors include her daughter, Theresa Myers of Salt Lake City; granddaughter, Desiree Gilmore of Salt Lake City; grandsons, Garrett Gilmore of Istanbul, Turkey, and Christopher Robin Mosier of Boise; twin great-grandsons, Skyler and Callen Martinez, of Salt Lake City; sisters, Mary Margaret Goodwin of Centreville, Md., and Maureen Brown of Middletown, Calif.; brothers, Dr. Timothy Revell of Amarillo, Texas, and Dennis Revell of Sacramento, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews; and her loving companion for the last five years, Al Iverson of Halfway.

Her son, Robert Mosier, died in 1988.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543 Halfway, OR 97834.

Verdice Ham

Verdice Ham, 83, of Nevada City, Calif., a former Baker City resident, died March 27, 2003, at her daughter's home in Nevada City.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Bishop Greg Baxter, 1st Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will conduct the service. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the funeral home.

Verdice Ham was born Dec. 16, 1919, at Weiser, Idaho, to Andrew L. and Ida Jackson Van Leuven. She was the youngest of 15 children.

At the age of 3, she moved with her family to Baker City where she spent the rest of her childhood. At the age of 18, she married Beryl Ham on April 24, 1938, at Weiser.

As the wife of a logger, she spent most of her married life moving around the state following the logging industry. She was widowed in March of 1957. The next 10 years were devoted to raising her seven children.

When her youngest was around 10 years old, she went to work at the Oregon Trail Motel as a maid. Shortly after that, she started working at Emrich Furniture where she stayed for several years and then went to work for Leo Adler. After retiring in 1984, she moved to California to live with her oldest daughter

She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons and all but one of her siblings.

Survivors include her children Sharon Carpenter and her fiance, Bob Pollock, and Pam Barker of Baker, Virginia and Rick Tittle and Ron Carpenter of Haines, Iris and Mike Craigmile of Aloha, Keith and Carleen Ham of Medford, and Mike Ham and Ida Personeni of Nevada City, Calif.; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Josephine Zemmer of St. Helens; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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