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Obituaries for Nov. 10, 2017

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Blanche Pearce

Former Baker City resident, 1921-2017

Blanche Ada Spivey Pearce, 96, of La Grande, a former Baker City resident, died Nov. 6, 2017, at the Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande.

There will be a Celebration of Life service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St. in Baker City.

Blanche Ada Pearce was born on July 31, 1921, at Tellico Plains, Tennessee, to Ora Lee (Ellis) and Luther A. Spivey. Blanche attended Baker High School and graduated in 1940.

She married Clarence Marion Pearce at Weiser, Idaho, in 1941. Clarence died on Dec. 18, 1993.

Blanche was an avid and successful hunter who also enjoyed fishing, hiking, sewing, piano and putting together puzzles.

Survivors include her daughter, Annette Cheatham of Union; her son, Roger Pearce of Maupin; her grandchildren, Bob Taylor, Julie Musk, Kathy Miller, Cindi Stawicki and Justin Taylor; her stepgrandchildren, David Durfey, Ashley Hurtado and Shannon Herriges;15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence Pearce; her sisters, Edna Springer, Hazel Reide and LaVelle Jellick; her brothers, Earl Spivey, Claude Spivey, Clyde Spivey, Glenn Spivey and Roy Spivey.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Blanche to the Alzheimer’s Association through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

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Margaret Krivonik

Baker City, 1922-2017

Margaret Krivonik, 94, of Baker City, died Nov. 6, 2017, at her home.

Her graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Mount Hope Cemetery. Father Robert Greiner of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral will officiate.

Margaret was born on Nov. 14, 1922, at Forbes Road, Pennsylvania, to John and Mary (Simko) Matyonosky. She graduated from Forbes Road High School.

She married Joseph Krivonik in 1940 at Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Her main occupation was being a housewife.

Margaret enjoyed bowling, vegetable gardening, golfing, sewing and vacationing. She was a member of the Catholic Church. Her greatest accomplishments were being the owner of a trucking business and helping raise her four grandchildren to adulthood.

Survivors include her daughter, Maryanne Fuller of Baker City; grandson, Dave Roth of Baker City; granddaughter, Holly Andrews of Lakewood, California; grandson, John Roth of Hayden, Idaho; grandson, Bob Roth of Baker City; and two great-grandchildren, Quentin Roth and Ashley Andrews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Krivonik; brother, John Matyonosky; sister, Ann Stephens; and sister, Mary Hubbard.

Memorial contributions may be made in Margaret’s memory to The Salvation Army through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

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