Baker City, 1929-2017
Wesley Baisley, 88, of Baker City, died Dec. 4, 2017, at his residence in Beehive Homes
His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Father Robert Greiner will officiate. After the service, friends are invited to join the family for a reception at Beehive homes at 3078 Resort St. in Baker City. Dates and times of services in Burns and Portland will be announced later.
Wesley Christiansen Baisley was born on Feb. 24, 1929, at Baker to Floyd Haven Baisley and Lola Dorthea Petersen Baisley. He graduated from Burns High School in 1948. Wes was a proud father of one daughter, Lola, and four sons, Donald, Daniel, Terry and David.
Wes was a machinist and fabricator by trade. In 1973, Wes and his son, Dan, founded Baisley Hi-Performance in Portland. Together they owned and operated the business for 40 years before Wes retired on Dec. 31, 2013.
When he wasn’t busy working and raising his children, he enjoyed model airplanes, learning about anything mechanical, racing motorcycles, building Harley-Davidson engines and boxing.
Wes loved animals and he loved helping people. He was recently baptized as a Catholic at St. Francis de Sales in Baker City and he was proud to be affiliated with the church.
Survivors include his daughter, Lola Jean Sevey of Baker City; his four sons, Donald Guy Westfall of Hermiston, Daniel Lee Baisley of Happy Valley, Terrel Eugene Baisley of Redmond, and David Wesley Baisley of Hermiston; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Lola Baisley; his sister, Ida LaDu; and his great-grandson, Jonathan Anderson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Boys Town through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
To light a candle for Wesley or to leave a condolence for the family, go to www.grayswestco.com.