Obituaries for Feb. 22, 2013

By Baker City Herald February 22, 2013 10:54 am

Ruth Flaherty

Bend, 1927-2013

Ruth M. Flaherty, 85, of Bend, died Feb. 14, 2013, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Her son, Jim, and daughter-in-law, Betty, were with her.

At her request there will be no service.

Ruth was born on Feb. 23, 1927, in Sterling, Colo. She married Earl Flaherty in 1946 and they moved to Oregon. Together they raised a family of five. She lived in Westfall, where they managed the old Becker ranch from 1952 until 1960. 

She moved to Burley, Idaho, where the family farmed potatoes until 1963 when they returned to ranching in Hereford. In 1985, she and Earl move to Umatilla. In Umatilla, she assisted at the local grade school as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching assistant.

After her husband died she moved to Bend to be closer to family.

Ruth was artistic and loved to draw. She also enjoyed bowling and her bunco club. She was happiest when she was with family and friends.

Survivors include her children, Jim and Betty Flaherty of Bend, MaryBeth and Ray Cornell of Burns, Mike and Dawnel Flaherty of Parma, Idaho, Barbara Sanders of The Dalles; her son-in-law, Clinton Tarvin of La Grande; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl; her daughter, Kathleen; and her brother, Vern.

In lieu of flowers,the family suggests memorial contributions to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

Autumn Funerals of Bend is in charge of arrangements.

Pearl Haydock

Formerly Baker City, 1920-2013

Pearl Jeraldine Willis Haydock, 92, a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 18, 2013, at Forest Grove. 

 Pearl was born on April 12, 1920, at Blackfoot, Idaho, to Charles and Pearl Celia Van Ostrand Walker. 

Survivors include her daughters, Lorraine Swiger of Hillsboro and Barbara Apple of Roy, Wash.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee B. Haydock.

 Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814, is in charge of arrangements.