Obituaries for Jan. 9, 2013

Written by Baker City Herald January 09, 2013 08:40 am

Chryl Robinson

Haines, 1939-2012

Chryl Ann Robinson, 73, of Haines, died Dec. 31, 2012, at her home.

Her family will gather to celebrate Chryl’s life in the spring.

Chyrl Ann was born on Oct. 16, 1939, at La Grande to Frank and Doris O’Niel Kesler. The family lived at La Grande for a short time before moving to Portland. 

Chyrl attended Shadduck Grade School at Portland and later graduated from Roosevelt High School. 

In 1969, Chryl married Lawrence Robinson at Elko, Nev. During her life she worked at Dairy Queen and the Our Lady of Sorrows after-school program.

Chryl enjoyed sewing, reading and dreaming of places to go, or to be, or to visit. Chryl loved animals, especially her cats of which she had many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Doris Kesler, and stepfather, William Kennedy.

Survivors include her husband, Lawrence; children, Jeff, and his wife, Laura, of St. Helens, Tammy and husband, Marty Fuller, of Portland, Tom Meyer and his wife, Jo, of Portland, and Judy Meyer and Melody McKeel of Oregon City; four grandchildren; and one great- grandchild, Riley Meyer. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Humane Society (SPCA) or Heart ‘n’ Home Hospice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.

Patricia Franke

Hereford, 1940-2013

Patricia Dolores (Fyvie DeLizo) Franke, 72, died Jan. 2, 2013, at Boise.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. Burial will be at the Desert Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Irrigon.

She was born on Jan. 9, 1940, at Amsterdam, N.Y.

 She met her husband, Jerry, at Amarillo Air Force Base in Texas where they both served in the U.S. Air Force. They were married on July 2, 1964. 

She served from July 29, 1958, until her honorable discharge on Sept. 24, 1964. 

Pat was a firm believer in “The Song of Ruth”: Whither thou goest ... where thou lodgest ... thy people shall be my people.” She embraced his family and followed Jerry half way around the world for the next 49 years. 

They traveled first to Portland in 1965; to England in 1967;  to Irrigon in 1970 while Jerry was stationed in Alaska; back to England in 1971; to Turkey in 1973; back to Texas in 1976; back to Irrigon in 1980; and to Hereford in 1993 where they lived until her death. 

 She created a home at each stop along the way. 

“She epitomized what God intended when he created ‘an help meet’ and left a hole in our lives when she departed,” her family said.

 Survivors include her husband, Jerry of Hereford; her son, Curtis Franke, and his wife, Charlene, of Stanfield; her daughter, Ramona Franke of Stanfield; her sister, Bonny Panas, and her husband, Bruce, of The Villages, Fla.; her sister, Marguerite Karanjia, and her husband, Nariman, of Sherwood; her adopted granddaughters, Brittany and Trisha Franke; and multiple nieces nephews and in-laws.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans at P.O. Box 92, Hermiston, OR 97838.

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