Obits for April 9, 2012

By Baker City Herald April 09, 2012 03:20 pm

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.