Obituaries for June 21, 2013

By archive_import June 21, 2013 10:52 am

Mark Lindsay

Wisconsin, 1951-2013

Mark Davis Lindsay, 61, a former Baker County resident, died June 17, 2013, at a hospital in Wisconsin after a six-year battle with cancer. 

His service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 2625 Hughes Lane. There will be a graveside service at noon at the Haines Cemetery.

Mark was born on Sept. 16, 1951, to Melvin Grant Lindsay and Ella Mae Lindsay. He was raised at Rock Creek, along with four siblings: Diana (Steve) Preston, Charlotte (Dave) Hanna, Tom (Gae) Lindsay and Jane (John) Davis.

He married Debbie Colton on Aug. 16, 1975. They divorced in June of 1990. 

Upon graduating from Baker High School in 1970, Mark attended Ricks College at Rexburg, Idaho, where he met and dated Terri White. The two had recently reconnected and were to have been  married a week before he died. 

After his 19th birthday, he left to serve a mission for the LDS church in Phoenix, Ariz., then continued his education in Arizona, La Grande and at Brigham Young University.

In 1982, Mark started a cleaning business at the BSU Pavilion in Boise where all his children learned to work. He worked for BSU for seven years doing security, back-up systems for select-a-seat and running the cleaning business.

The last 12 years he worked as a long-haul truck driver. Mark will be remembered for his fun, quirky personality, and his loving generosity, family members said.

They expressed their appreciation to his fiancee, Terri White, for staying with him in Wisconsin until his death, and to Wish Granters for providing a trip to Disneyland with his granddaughters last summer.

“He will be always loved and remembered,” family members said.

Survivors include his five children, Justin (Mandee) Lindsay, Amy Lindsay, Charlotte Lindsay and Kris Lindsay; grandchildren, Alexander, Elizabeth, Shaeda and Lilly; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Lindsay.

Relyea Funeral Chapel of Boise is in charge of arrangements.

Linda Clausen

Bullhead City, Ariz., 1939-2013

Linda Lee Clausen, 73, of Bullhead City, Ariz., and formerly of North Powder, died Feb. 12, 2013, at her home with her loving husband. 

Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the North Powder Cemetery.  

Linda was born on Oct.26, 1939, at Baker City to Gerald Lester Petersen and Lula Adeline Davis. 

She grew up on their ranch near North Powder and attended elementary school at Powder Valley School and then moved to Umatilla with her mom.  

She was a descendent of John S. Davis and Susan Dealy Davis, who homesteaded the family ranch at North Powder in 1872, and Chris and Rosella Petersen, who were pioneers in Baker County.

Linda married Bruce Clausen on Nov. 26, 1987, at Las Vegas, Nev.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald Petersen and Lula and William Cantrell; a son, Stanley Yale Culp; sisters, Patricia Ann “Patsy” Patterson and Dorothy Christine O’Mohundro; brother, Johnny Chris Petersen; niece, Leslee Ann O’Mohundro; and nephew, Lee Roy O’Mohundro; and brother-in-law, Ronald Patterson.  

Survivors include her beloved husband, Bruce Clausen of Bullhead City, Ariz.; daughters, Tara and Dallas Aschoff and Tracy and Ronald Buckholz; stepchildren, Michael H. and Bonnie Clausen and Michael and Debra Perry; grandchildren, Dylan Aschoff and Ailee Rae Aschoff; nieces and nephews, Jeannie and Randy Durante, Paula and Stephen Almond, Richard L. O’Mohundro, Michael Chris and Deborah Petersen, Thomas Gregg  and Patricia Petersen, Jeffrey Philip and Joanne Petersen,  Stephen John and Teresa Petersen, Susan Kay and David Bailey and Amy Roth Petersen; brother-in-law,  Lewis O’Mohundro of La Grande; and sister-in-law, Jan Petersen of La Grande.