Obituaries for March 2, 2012

By Baker City Herald March 02, 2012 09:57 am

Anne Fosnot

Anne M. Fosnot, of Baker City, died Feb. 26, 2012.

Her memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the The First Church of Christian Scientist, 2210 Washington Ave.

Anne was born on April 21, 1930, in Douglas County, Wash., to Jake M. and Alice George Wyles. She was a 1948 Douglas County High School graduate. She married Robert Fosnot at Payette, Idaho, in 1988. 

 She was an artist and retired in 1995. Her hobbies were selling items on eBay and doll restoration. 

 Anne’s continued faith was in the Christian Science Church and with Mary Baker Eddy. 

Survivors include her sons, Philip A. Liebert of Palm Springs, Calif., and Paul A. Liebert of San Diego, Calif.; daughters, Jewel L. Kennedy of Athena and Jennifer L. Hafer of Baker City; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Fosnot, who died in 2002. 

 Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.


Bonnie DeBoie

Bonnie DeBoie, 94, of La Grande, and a former Baker County resident, died Feb. 27 at the Grande Ronde Hospital.

A recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center, at Seventh Street and O Avenue in La Grande.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 5 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, at Fourth Street and L Avenue in La Grande.

Bonnie was born Lavonia Nellie on Jan. 25, 1918, at Baker City to John and Mary (Johnson) Miles. She attended elementary school in Keating and attended Baker High School, graduating with the class of 1936. After graduation she went to Portland to attend beauty school. After becoming a licensed beautician she returned to Eastern Oregon and worked in a shop in Union.

On Sept. 24, 1939, she married Ralph DeBoie in St. Francis DeSales Cathedral in Baker City.  After their marriage Bonnie worked as a beautician in their home in La Grande for many years. 

Bonnie was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church and was very active in the Altar Society where she served in leader and officer positions. She was active in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. She participated in a bowling league for many years and traveled all over the country, both in competition and also with the Ladies Bowling Association. She enjoyed crossword puzzles but her greatest enjoyment were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bonnie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Nancy DeBoie of Albany; grandchildren, Kim DeBoie (Dan) of Salem and Jill Shreve (Brad) of Albany; great-grandchildren, Johnathan Womack, and Andrew and Matthew Shreve, all of Albany. 

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; a son, Ross; and her brothers, Myron, Cyril and Conard Miles.

Friends who wish may make contributions in memory of Bonnie to Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Women. They may be left at the church or in care of Daniels-Knopp 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, OR 97850.


Murvin Scarbrough

Murvin R. Scarbrough, 75, died Feb. 29, 2012, at Ashley Manor in Baker City. 

His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception at the Baker Senior Center after the service.

 Murv was born on Aug. 14, 1936, at Union to Ralph O. and Gladys V. Anderson Scarbrough. He was a 1954 graduate of Myrtle Creek High School and a 1955 graduate of Moller Barber College. He then served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Hornet as the ship’s barber. 

 Murv married Jenna Lee Brown on Aug. 2, 1960, at Grants Pass. They settled in Baker City and were married for 51 years.

 Murv had many skills. He worked as a barber, truck driver, diesel mechanic, plumber, and was a Baker City firefighter for 33 years before he retired in 1993. He was an athletic boy and later loved to coach his son at baseball.

He never missed a game or meet if he could help it. He also enjoyed watching friends’ kids and grandkids play. He loved hunting and fishing with his nephews. He played tournament cribbage and any other card game for fun. 

He golfed, read and went South with Jenna Lee for 18 years. He was the “Boiler Master” for Pam and Alan’s mint still on their farm at Haines.

 Murv never missed passing on a good joke, his family said.

He was preceded in death by his parents, R.O. and Gladys Scarbrough; brothers, Colin, Gordon, and Buddy; infant son, Harry; infant daughter, Trisha; and infant grandson, Cory.

 Survivors include his wife Jenna Lee; children, Colin Scarbrough and his wife, Sadell, and Pam Maxwell and her husband Alan; a sister, Betty Strah; grandchildren, Tabitha, Kayla, Marissa, Robbie, and Jarrod “Bear;” and cousins, nephews, and nieces. 

 Memorial contributions may be made to Heart ’n’ Home Hospice through Coles Tribute Center 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.