Obituaries for May 7, 2012

By Jayson Jacoby May 07, 2012 12:54 pm

Margie Chubb

Margie Alene Tibbs Chubb, 89, died May 1, 2012, at Pioneer Place Nursing Home in Vale. 

Visitations will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. 

Her graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Hope Cemetery.

 Margie was born on Sept. 25, 1922, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Baker City. She was the eighth and final child of James and Martha Tibbs. Within a year of her birth, the family moved from their ranch at McEwen to a ranch in the Rock Creek area.

Margie attended Rock Creek School and Haines High School. In 1939, Margie moved to Sumpter to help her parents run a large boarding house that was close to where the dredge presently sits. In August 1941 she married Donnell Storey Chubb. They had one son, Richard.

 Margie spent most of her young adulthood as a caregiver of her parents while Donnell taught science at Baker Junior High. She worked for one year at St. Elizabeth Hospital as a cook. 

The Chubbs moved to Corvallis in 1960 where Margie started beauty school and Donnell worked on his master’s degree at Oregon State University. In 1962, Margie received her degree in cosmetology from the Albany Beauty School.

After graduation, she worked as a beautician at Grants Pass. After her retirement in 1987, the family moved to Salem. In 1996 after Donnell’s death, Margie moved to Hermiston to be closer to her relatives. In 2011 she moved to Pioneer Assisted Living at Vale.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; three sisters; and her husband of 55 years, Donnell Chubb.

Survivors include her son, Richard, and his wife, Sharon, of Brogan; grandsons, Troy Chubb and his wife, Challey, and Terry Chubb and his wife Carlie, all of Bend, Stan Hendrickson and his wife, Jan, of Albania, Cliff Hendrickson and his wife, Lora, of Pendleton, and Alan Hendrickson and his wife, Irene, of Beaverton; 16 great- grandchildren, Riley Snow Chubb, Jonathan and Sarah Esterman, Karista, Kristofer, Kyrsten, Alan, Andrew, Brianna, Amy, Isaac, Carmen, Gus, Vincent, Mariella and Bridget Hendrickson; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Jessie Tarter of Hermiston; and many loving nieces and nephews.


Glynnys Bottoms

Glennys Louise Greenlaw Bottoms, 79, died May 2, 2012, at St. Alphonsus Care Center in Baker City with her daughter, Jodi, and granddaughter, Devon, by her side.

There will be a  family gathering to honor Glennys’ life later this summer. The date and time will be announced later.

She was born on Aug. 24, 1932, at Embden, Maine, to Stella and Harry Greenlaw. She was the 12th of 14 children and the youngest girl. She grew up on a dairy farm in rural Maine but was swept off her feet by a handsome young man from the big city of New York.

She married William H. Bottoms in 1954. They had four children, SueAnn, Jodi, Bill, and Mari. In 1972, after her parents had died, she and her husband packed up the family and moved from Maine to Eastern Oregon settling at Baker City and North Powder. They were married for 40 years before William’s death in 1995. 

She worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital (now St. Alphonsus) from 1978 to 2006, retiring from her work as a medical transcriptionist. She also had worked as kitchen staff and in admitting. Glennys enjoyed her work at the hospital and the many friends she made over the years there. 

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, family members said.

The family expressed appreciation for the care and love that she received from the staff at St. Alphonsus Care Center and especially to the CNAs who took such special care of her every day.

Survivors include her daughter, SueAnn, and son-in-law, Gary Court, of Corvallis; daughter, Jodi Nickerson of Durkee, and her four daughters Lane Duncan of Vancouver, Wash., Kaylin Nickerson of Seattle, Stasia Nickerson of Vancouver, Wash., Devon Nickerson and her fiancé, Aaron Hull, of Baker City; son, Bill Bottoms of Baker City; daughter, Mari Bottoms, and son-in-law, Tony Martin of Baker City, and her daughter, Katie Wisdom Hunter, (son Ryder) and son-in-law, Kaleb Hunter, of Gresham; and her son, Bradley Bottoms  of Childress, Texas; four siblings, Shirley Woods  of Skowhegan, Maine, Clara Provost of Freeport, Maine, Ray Greenlaw and sister-in-law, Francis, of Heppner, and Carroll Greenlaw and sister-in-law, Tetsu, of Melbourne, Fla.; sister-in-law, Mary Greenlaw of Madison, Maine; brother in-law, Walter Dusplisea of Solon, Maine; and many nieces and nephews across the country.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; 10 siblings; her grandson, Joshua Summers; and a special nephew, David Giroux.

The family suggests memorial contributions to any organization that is working to advance knowledge and treatment of Parkinson’s disease or dementia through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.