Obituaries for the week of Nov. 7 to Nov. 11

November 11, 2005 12:00 am

Frieda Tremain

Frieda June Tremain, 86, a former Baker City resident, died Nov. 8, 2005, at the Jennings McCall II Assisted Living Center in Forest Grove.

A celebration of Frieda's life will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jennings McCall Assisted Living Center in Forest Grove.

Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove is in charge of the arrangements.

Frieda was born June 12, 1919, at St. Catherine, Mo., to Edward Thomas Thudium and Nellie Rose Baker Thudium. She was raised and educated at Brookfield, Mo., and was a 1936 graduate of Brookfield High School. She then attended Kirksville Missouri State Teachers College. After receiving her teachers certificate she taught in one-room schools.

She married Robert Ell "Bob" Tremain on June 20, 1938, at Moberly, Mo.

The couple later moved to California in 1941, where she worked for Woolworth's department store, later becoming the manager. In 1950 they moved to Baker City, where she organized and taught a kindergarten class for two years and then taught second grade for many years for the Baker School District. Frieda continued her schooling at Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande, where she earned a bachelor's degree.

Frieda was a member of the Oregon Education Association, the Baker City Retired Teachers Association, the Presbyterian Church and the Order of Eastern Star.

She also had worked with the Rainbow Girls. While raising her children, Frieda served as a Boy Scout den mother for several years. Among her special interests, she enjoyed spending time with her family from Missouri, traveling in her RV, spending time at the Oregon Coast and crossword puzzles. Her family considered her a practical joker.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Tremain of Forest Grove; her daughter, Dr. June Tremain of Tualatin; her son, Dr. Robert Tremain Jr., and his wife, Ann Biswell Tremain, of Escondido, Calif.; her sister, Naomi Gordon, of La Plata, Mo.; two grandchildren, Robert Ell Tremain III and his wife, Shelly, and Nicole Tremain, M.D.; and two great-grandchildren, Sean Aidan Tremain and Quinn Ell Tremain.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Masonic and Eastern Star Home at 2150 Masonic Way, Forest Grove, OR, 97116.

Karson Macy

Karson Barachiah Macy, infant son of Barry and Mandy Macy, born Oct. 24, 2005, at Baker City, died Nov. 3, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital in Boise.

Survivors include his parents, Barry and Mandy Macy, and brother, Khail Kenworthy, of Baker City; and grandparents Terry and Joan Macy of Baker City and Richard and Joni Kenworthy of Montrose, Colo.

Belva Bogen

Belva Gene Bogen, 78, of Richland, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family and friends on Nov. 9, 2005.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Richland Christian Church. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception following the service at the church.

Belva Gene was born on March 25, 1927 in Drain, to Eugene Harold and Bessie Bell White Lakey. She was raised and educated in Drain, graduating from Drain High School in 1945.

Upon graduation, Belva married her high school sweetheart, John Bogen, on June 17, 1945 in Decatur, Ill. Of this union they had four children.

She accumulated one year of college credit from Boise Bible College while she and John served as house parents at the Christian Children's Home.

During Belva's life she most enjoyed being a homemaker, caring for her husband and children. She enjoyed camping, hunting, outdoor activities, family, teaching women life enrichment and writing. Belva was blessed with the gift of music; she was an accomplished pianist and loved to sing.

John and Belva lived many places during their lives, as they were missionaries. They traveled Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Alaska and Europe. In Europe they carried Bibles to Christians behind the Iron Curtain.

Belva is survived by her husband, John, of Richland; daughter Sherry Curtis of Phoenix, Ariz.; sons, Larry Bogen and his wife, Linda, of Beaverton, Michael Bogen and his wife, Lori, of Sheridan, and Stephen Bogen and his wife, Lureen, of Willamina; brother David Lakey and his wife, Gale, of Brookings; and 12 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Drain.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of Belva may do so through your own church through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, Oregon 97834.

Alyce Brown

Alyce J. Brown, 92, of Lacey, Wash., who with her husband, Henry, were founders of Boulder Park in the Wallowa Mountains, died Nov. 6, 2005, at the Panorama City retirement center at Lacey.

At her request, there will be no funeral. She will be interred next to her late husband, Henry L. Brown, at Mount Hope Cemetery on Thursday.

Alyce was born on June 14, 1913, at Oakland, Calif. She married Henry L. Brown on May 23, 1934. The couple moved to Baker City in 1952 and together they built Boulder Park, which they operated until 1960.

Henry died on Dec. 31, 1968. Alyce then moved to Morgan Hill, Calif., where she lived until August 2000, when she moved to Washington.

Survivors include her son, Barry R. Brown, and his wife, Loretta, of Olympia, Wash.; grandchildren, Keith and Kristi Brown of Des Moines, Wash.; granddaughter, Barbara Joy Brown and Gene Lawrence, and great-granddaughter, Lydia Jo Brown of San Diego.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mills & Mills Funeral Home, 5725 Littlerock Road S.W., Tumwater, Wash., 98512.

Ann Ingram

Ann Alberta Cole Ingram, 77, of Baker City, a former Halfway resident, died Nov. 5, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

There will be a private memorial service. She will be interred with her husband, Tom, at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway.

Ann Alberta Cole Ingram was born on March 12, 1928, to Jesse James Cole and Bettie Ann Bergman Cole at Wolf, Calif. Growing up, she was raised on a ranch and went to school in a one-room schoolhouse at Wolf.

In her youth, she picked up the nickname "Dude." From her earliest recollection it came from her actually riding her "horse" on her Dad's foot, from there on, "Dude" stuck. The family later moved and she attended Placer Hillman High School at Auburn, Calif.

On June 24, 1945, Tom Ingram and Ann met at a dance at Le Bar Meadows. They didn't see each other again until July 22, 1945.

Tom and Ann were married on Sept. 2, 1945, at Reno, Nev. They had 56 married years together. They had two daughters, Tanna and Connie.

During Ann's life she worked in various occupations. She was a nurse, she worked at a metal company making toothpaste tubes, ranched with her husband in Nevada County, Calif., and worked in a jam factory.

Tom and Ann moved to Halfway on May 6, 1984. Those who live at Halfway will remember Ann working as a waitress at the Pioneer Restaurant.

Survivors include her daughter, Tanna, and her husband, Ted Craddock, of La Grande; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tom, who died in 2001; and daughter, Connie, who died in 1997.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Halfway/Oxbow Ambulance or the Pine Valley Youth Fund through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.

Katherine Lott

Katherine Mary Lott, 53, of Baker City, died Nov. 3, 2005, after a very courageous and long battle with cervical cancer.

Her memorial service was Sunday at the Eagles Lodge.

Kathy was born on Sept. 28, 1952, to Ervin and Virginia Burch at North Platte, Neb.

She married John Leon Lott Sr. on Dec. 4, 1971, at Springfield. Together they had three children: Christina, Brian and John Jr.

Kathy lived all over Oregon, including 10 years on the McKenzie River and the last eight years in Baker City, where she finally owned her own home.

She was a longtime member of the American Legion, where she was chaplain for a number of years. She also was a member of the Eagles Lodge.

Kathy was a real social bug. She loved everybody she met. She had many friends, and they were all very important to her. But the real love of her life was her grandchildren, who brought her lots of joy.

Kathy had many kinds of jobs, and her favorite was being a caregiver. She loved camping, fishing, traveling and her barbecue parties. She loved music, bus trips to Winnemucca, Thursday night music at the Legion and karaoke.

Her nickname was "Laughalot" — she laughed out loud and a lot. Kathy had a huge love for life, and she lived life to its fullest right to the very end.

She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She said there are no goodbyes, but we'll meet again someday.

Survivors include her children, Christina Blankenship and her husband, Kevin, of Baker City, Brian Lott and John Lott Jr., both of Ontario; grandchildren, Arron Sheridan, Eric Sheridan, Morgan, Breanna and Skylar Blankenship; siblings, Carol Free and her husband, Al, of Baker City, Ervin Burch and his wife, Kay, of Missouri, Shelly Howell and her husband, Denny, of Florence, Doug Burch and his wife, Tina, of North Platte, Neb., and Sheila Peel and her husband, Mike, of Seattle; nephews, Adam Larson, Christopher Larson and his wife, Heather, and Timothy Larson and his wife, Beccha, all of Florence, Kristian Burch and his wife, Jamie, of Portland, Jacob Peel of Seattle, and Chad, Chase and Colton Ficek of Florence; nieces, Brandi and Misti Burch of Missouri, Amber and Kimberly Martin of Seattle and Nicole and Gabriel Burch of Nebraska; numerous great-nieces and nephews and one great-great nephew who was born Nov. 1, who she waited for; many aunts and uncles, her loving grandmother, Eleanor Hartman; numerous cousins; stepfather, Keith Halladay; stepmother, Fran Burch; and her special partner, Jay Chandler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lott Sr.; her mother, Virginia Halladay; her father, Ervin Burch Sr.; and a brother-in-law, John Ficek.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion or Gray's West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814, for cremation costs.

Virginia Stuart

Virginia "Ginger" Stuart, 68, of La Grande, died Nov. 2, 2005, at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande.

There will be a private family graveside service Wednesday at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Pastor Ray Wilson of the New Bridge Church of the Nazarene will officiate.

Ginger was born at Ogden, Utah, on May 3, 1937. She was one of five children. Her family moved to Baker City where she was educated. She married Harry "Bud" Frashier in November 1955. They were married for 25 years before divorcing. She married Walt Stuart in November 1981.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Donald Frashier of Eagle, Idaho; a daughter, Tina Kassel of Chandler, Ariz.; and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice through Gray's West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

‘Bill' Street

William "Bill" Street, 70, of Gresham, died Oct. 31, 2005, near Sumpter.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 17th Street and Pocahontas Road. Pastor Tony Brandon of the church will officiate. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception after the service at the home of Robert and Alice Street.

Bill was born on April 18, 1935, at Baker City to Robert and Clarice Street. He was raised in Baker City and attended the Pocahontas Schoolhouse. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1956.

After his discharge, he moved back to Baker City and helped build the Brownlee Dam. In 1958, he moved to Portland and went to work as a welder on the John Day Dam.

He worked for various lumber mills, for Ash Grove and the Portland shipyards, from which he retired in 1999.

Bill liked to travel, restore automobiles, ride his Harley and visit the home ranch in Baker City.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Street of Gresham; his stepson, Kim Hoffmiller; a brother, Robert K. Street Jr. of Baker City; one niece, six nephews, numerous great-nephews and great-nieces and cousins, including Jim Roe of Baker City, who was a frequent travel companion.

He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Jan Hoffmiller, and his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Seventh-day Adventist Church through Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.