Obituaries for July 17, 2013

By Baker City Herald July 17, 2013 09:42 am

Jeanette Hull

Baker City, 1956-2013

Jeanette Marie Langton Hull, 56, of Baker City, died July 1, 2013, losing her courageous battle with cancer.

Jeanette’s Celebration of Life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Eagles Lodge,  2935 H St.

Jeanette was born on Oct. 9, 1956, at Bonners Ferry, Idaho, to Thomas Langton and Myrna Jane Basham Langton.

She was raised and attended school at Troy, Mont., Halfway and North Powder. While attending school at North Powder, she received one of the most prestigious awards in the academic community: She was selected to the Who’s Who in America. 

She graduated from Troy High School in the top of her class in 1974. Jeanette attended Blue Mountain Community College, graduating in 1977 with a medical technology science degree. Jeanette made many friends wherever she lived and never met a stranger.

Jeanette enjoyed many jobs throughout her working career. She worked for St. Elizabeth Hospital, The Circle H Restaurant and Bar, Baker Truck Corral, Farmers Home, Baker County Chamber of Commerce, the US Post Office, Cam Credits and lastly at Financial West Group. 

She was a hard worker and put her heart into every job she had, again making long-lasting friendships. 

The light of her life was her son, Casey Aldrich, who was born on Oct. 20, 1984. What a blessing he was. The love between them has always been there even before he was even born and the love continued to grow each day, family members said.

Her eyes would light up when she talked about him and you could see how proud she was. She loved him more than life itself. She was a wonderful mother to him throughout his childhood and adulthood and will be greatly missed.

On Sept. 19, 1998, Jeanette married the love of her life, Howard Hull, and they remained in Baker City. Jeanette and Howard were inseparable right up to the end. Jeanette always enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and watching the NASCAR racing with Howard. 

Jeanette was a benefit member of the Elkhorn Eagles, No. 3456, as well as filling every chair within the Auxiliary more than one time. She had served as kitchen manager at the Lodge as well as volunteering cocktailing and bartending when needed.

She was one of the best Chuckwagon workers the Eagles has ever had and will be missed by her Sisters and Brothers of the Eagles. She was an accomplished shuffleboard and pool player and enjoyed playing for her home club, the Eagles. 

She also volunteered time as secretary for the Avenue of Flags and helped with the preparation of the cemetery, as well as putting flags up every year. She was a state officer for the Eagles, traveling and volunteering her time once again. She was one of the best volunteers you could ever ask for. 

She was always the first to volunteer whether it was family, friends or organizations. She was always offering her time cooking her delicious food, which will be missed by everyone who had the chance to enjoy it.

St. Patrick’s Day will never be the same without her delicious corned beef and cabbage and green garlic salad dressing. She had so many talents and enjoyed every one of them to the fullest from crocheting, sewing, quilting, decorating, canning and cooking, family members said.

Each Christmas she made batches of her wonderful cookies and candies and shared them with her family and friends. She was never afraid to attempt a new task or an adventure. She loved any type of writing instrument, and if you needed one, no matter what it was, from a highlighter to a calligraphy pen, she could pull it out of her purse.

Jeanette lived a wonderful life, full of endless memories with family and friends. She had the biggest heart of anyone you will ever know. 

Her smile and her laugh would light up any room. People were drawn to her charismatic personality and everyone who knew her came to love her for who she was. 

“She was our confidante, a shoulder to lean on and most important our best friend. She will be miss by all who knew her,” family members said.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Myrna Langton; father, Thomas Langton; father-in-law, Dick Hull; and brother-in-law, Richard Countryman.

Survivors include her husband Howard Hull; son, Casey Aldrich and his fiancee, Jennifer Cisna; stepsons, Robert Hull and Jeffery Hull; granddaughter, Seaanna; brothers, Rick Langton and his wife, Linda; Tim (Joe) Langton; sister, Roxanne Countryman; nephews, Kenny Langton, Shane Langton, Christopher Langton and JR Countryman; nieces, Kim “Mimmy” Langton and Cheyenne Langton; and numerous cousins and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through the Eagles  No. 3456.

Cody Sangster

Richland, 2013

Cody James Sangster, just 28 days before his official due date, died due to an unexpected complication in the final month of pregnancy and was delivered on July 9, 2013 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City.  Cody weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. 

 A private family service will be scheduled later.  

 “Sometimes, it’s the smallest things that take up the most room in our hearts,” family members said. “Cody will forever be a part of ours.”    

They expressed appreciation to all who have called, sent cards, flowers and food.

“Our hearts are broken but your kindness is so appreciated,” they said.

Cody’s parents are Barry and Brandi Sangster and his big sister is Bailey, all  of Richland. 

Other survivors include his grandparents, Mike and Rusti Lattin of Richland, Randy and Janalee Schrader of Boise and Tom and Nancy Sangster of Anatone, Wash.; an aunt, Barb Schrader of Richland, and an uncle, Twain of Anatone, Wash.; great-grandmothers, Barbara Carey of Artesia, N.M., and Iris Mallory of Troy; and great-grandparents, Robert and Lillian Lattin.   

Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Philip Nicely Jr.

Baker City, 1928-2013

Philip Orsric Nicely Jr. 84, of Baker City, died July 12, 2013, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City.

At his request, there will be no public service.

Phil was born on Oct. 15, 1928, at Prairie City to P.O. and Mae Carnes Nicely. He was raised and educated in Seneca and John Day and moved to Baker City in 1945 and built his ranch and the road on Griffin Gulch. In 1951 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for two years in Korea. He was wounded in combat and received the Bronze Star for valor along with several other awards and citations.

He moved back to Baker City following his honorable service in the Army and worked as a logger. Later he owned and operated a construction business, “Nicely Construction,” for many years in Baker City. He helped to build the spillway at Mason Dam and also did much of the concrete sidewalks throughout downtown Baker City. He retired from construction in 2003. 

On Oct. 15, 1953, in Baker City he was married to Polly Griffin, to whom he was married to for over 60 years.  He was a real cowboy and for 30 years he bulldogged at various rodeos, the last one at the age of 52 in Haines. He also enjoyed reading especially biographies and history. He was a lifetime member of the Baker City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3048.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Pauline of Baker City; his daughter, Monty Nicley and her husband, Ken Solum of Baker City; his son, Robert Woolery and his wife, Ruth Tennison of Sumpter; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death  by his parents; a son, Philip Nicely III; a daughter, Carolyn Kay Woolery; two sisters, Maxine and Geraldine; and a brother, Dale.

Funeral arrangments are under the direction of Gray’s West and Company Pioneer Chapel.