Obituaries for April 30, 2012

By Baker City Herald April 30, 2012 10:38 am

Rachel Hausauer

Rachel Luella Hausauer, 84, a longtime Baker City resident, died April 20, 2012, at a foster care home near Haines.

There was a private family service at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Hausauer was born on Sept. 20, 1927, at Lewistown, Mont., to Oscar M. and Rachel L. Pollard Irvin.  She attended schools at Lewistown, Mont., and San Francisco, and  graduated from Illwaco, Wash. 

She married Clarence “Chuck” Hausauer in March 1947 at Astoria. They moved to  Baker City in 1957.

Mrs. Hausauer worked as a waitress and worked at Baker Hotel prior to going to work at the school district in 1970. She retired from the school district in 1993.

She and her husband, Chuck, enjoyed traveling around the world and sitting down reading a good book.

Survivors include her son, Michael Hausauer of Townsend, Mont.; grandchildren, Candice Hausauer, Melissa Hausauer; great-grandchildren, Karissa, Morgan, Mason and Matthew Hausauer; nieces and nephews, Diane Rodden, Richard and Myles Zachman and Laurie Moen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chuck, and a daughter, Judy; brother, Arthur Irvin; and grandson, Michael Hausauer.

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


Gail Edwards

Gail Wayne Edwards, 60, a former Baker City resident, died April 17, 2012, at his home in Ukiah, Calif., with his wife and children by his side.

His graveside funeral was April 23 at the Potter Valley Cemetery. There was a reception afterward.

Gail was born on Aug. 18, 1951, at Albany. He was raised at Ukiah, until the death of his mother in 1967, when he moved to Quincy, Wash.

In 1985, after marrying, traveling the states as a drummer in a band, and living for a while at Baker City to raise their kids, Gail returned to Ukiah, Calif., with his family. He worked as a truck driver for Shusters and continued drumming with various Country Western groups.

Always an outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting. He spent many hours on beautiful woodworking projects, listening to music and tinkering with electronics. 

Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years, Lynn Edwards; children, Carrie Dailey and her husband, Troy, of Potter Valley, Calif., Michael Edwards and his wife, Jennifer, of Cloverdale, Calif., and Brian Edwards and his wife, Heidi, of Covelo, Calif.; grandchildren, Ashley Edwards, Matt Edwards, Katelynn Edwards, Julie Edwards, Scott Dailey, and Garrett Dailey. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Marie Edwards; and his grandson, James Dailey. 

Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Cancer Resource Center of Mendocino County.