Obituary for May 31, 2013

Written by Baker City Herald May 31, 2013 08:06 am

Dally Cosby

Baker City, 1996-2013

Dally Cosby, 17, of Baker City, died May 25, 2013, at Huntington.

His funeral was at 2 p.m. today at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1250 Hughes Lane. Pastor Joe Painter of the Pleasant Valley Fellowship officiated. Interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery. There was a potluck reception afterward at the Family Life Center at the Nazarene Church.

Dally was born on Feb. 29, 1996, at Ontario.

He was born and raised as a ranch kid, the youngest of four children. He started riding horses and helping his dad move cows when he was 3.

He was rarely found without his cowboy hat on. He never met a stranger; wherever he went people knew who he was. 

Dally loved to make people smile and laugh and was always ready to hear or tell a good story. He loved to sing and was able to sing an entire song from memory and easily move from one song to the next. He was always willing to share a bright smile and a big hug.

Dally liked to ride ranch broncs, and had won several buckles competing at local rodeos. He was always quick to help and encourage somebody and was often seen leading prayer behind the chutes.

Dally was a member of the Baker High School Rodeo Club and competed in saddle bronc riding. He made it to state finals his sophomore year. Before starting rodeo, he was in 4-H and showed sheep, beef and swine.

Dally had an amazing talent working with colts and was a good all-around hand. He worked for many local ranchers and enjoyed the work as well as the many friendships that he made with the men he worked for.

Survivors include his parents, Lance and Kadie Cosby of Baker City; his oldest sister, Katy, and her husband, Ryan, and his niece, Kaydance Davilla, of Baker City; sister, Landen, and her husband, Trevor Riekkola of Simms, Mont.; and grandparents, Kent and Bev Justus and Linda Cosby of Baker City.

He was preceded in death by his older brother, Kody Cosby; and his grandfather, Doug Cosby.

 Memorial contributions may be made to the Dally Cosby Memorial Fund through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.