Obituaries for Jan. 22, 2014

By Baker City Herald January 22, 2014 09:11 am

Nancy Mitchell

Kennwick, Wash.

Nancy Kaye Mitchell, 54, of Kennewick, Wash., died Jan. 14, 2014.

Her memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. at the LDS Chapel, 515 S. Union Ct. in Kennewick. Those who would like to share a comment or memory, please visit her Facebook page at Nancy Mitchell Health Update.

Nancy will be interred next to her mother, Beverly Mitchell, at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway on Sunday, Jan. 26.

Nancy attended Union High School in Union, Ore., where she received awards for academics, athletics and music and was voted Miss Bobcat her senior year. She held the school record for javelin until just a few years ago.

Nancy attended college at BYU and BYU-Hawaii.  She served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in North Dakota.

Nancy loved and lived life to the fullest. She loved reading, music, good fun, good food, good company, giving graciously and freely and family was everything to her.  

She is survived by her husband, Dennis; her children, Michael Bali and Jacqueline Bali; her siblings, Gary Mitchell, Thomas Mitchell, Gina Leverson, Paul Mitchell and Joel Mitchell.

The family was served locally by Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home.

David Hughes

Salem, 1941-2014

David Edward Hughes, 72, of Salem, a former Baker City resident, died Jan. 15, 2014.

He will be interred at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, joining his fellow veterans.

David was born on Dec. 15, 1941, at Hillsboro during the dire beginnings of World War II. David grew up in the Baker area, joining the Army National Guard in August of 1961. 

After serving two years as an active enlisted man, David left active duty and served as a reservist for the next 15 years. Later on in his life, David lived in the Beaverton-Salem area until his death due to his struggles with lung cancer and congestive heart failure.

Although ill, David fought a brave battle to the end, surrounded by the wonderful support of Willamette Valley Hospice and his son, Larry, family members said.

David will always be remembered as “a meat and potatoes, man’s man,” they said. He was an avid Ducks fan, a loving family man, and he enjoyed being a member of the Baker Elks Lodge for 35 years.

Survivors include his daughter, Deborah (Trever) Chick; son, Larry Hughes; and three grandchildren, Taylor Hughes, Teagan and Trever Jr. Chick.

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Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom directors of Salem is in charge of arrangements.