Baker City, 1958-2017
Terri Lynne Wilson, 59, died Dec. 15, 2017, at her home in Baker City.
Her memorial service will be Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Harvest Church, 3720 Birch St., in Baker City. The time of the service will be announced later.
Terri was born on Nov. 16, 1958, at Spokane, Washington, to Roger and Cathy Landis Decker. She attended Marysville High School in California and Wallowa High School, where she graduated in 1976. In 1980, Terri graduated from Eastern Oregon State College. She also attended the University of Idaho, Oregon State University and Portland State University.
In 1978, she married Warren J. Wilson in Wallowa. Terri was both an educator and a volleyball coach at the Wallowa School District, where she retired in 2011 after 30 years.
Terri enjoyed traveling, camping, family time, reading, and sports. She was a member of the Wallowa Assembly of God, Oregon Athletic Coaches Association, and Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Her greatest accomplishments included being awarded OSAA Volleyball Coach of the Year in 1997 and 2002, and National Federation of State High School (NFHS )Coaches Association Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2008. She also coached the Wallowa High School volleyball team to an undefeated season and state championship title in 1997. Terri was also the OSAA long jump state champion in 1976.
Survivors include her husband, Warren Wilson of Baker City; son, Jeromy Wilson, his wife, Jennifer, and their sons, Jace, Joel, and Jaxon of Heppner; daughter, Amanda Johnson, her husband, Brett, and their sons, Emmett and Murphy of Baker City; and son, Andrew Wilson, and his son, Adrian, of Chandler, Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roger and Cathy Decker.a
To light a candle in memory of Terri, or to leave a condolence for the family, go to www.grayswestco.com.
Baker City, 1952-2017
Jeffery Lynn Givens, 65, of Baker City, died on the morning of Dec. 18, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.
A memorial service will be Saturday, Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. at the Baker City Christian Church, 675 Highway 7, with Pastor Jesse Whitford officiating.
Jeff was born on July 22, 1952, at Ontario. He was raised by his parents, Dick and Louise Cole. Jeff grew up in a large combined family with a total of 11 children. He was a fantastic brother, uncle, friend, father and husband. He co-owned a family construction business in Baker for more than 30 years and was well-respected in his career.
He was a friend to the golf community and longtime member of the Elks Lodge. He was a proud father to Linzie Sawyer (Givens) and Cody Givens. He was married to the love of his life, Sigrid Johnson, for 40 years.
Jeff was a strong, confident man with so much to offer to those who truly knew him. He was amazing in so many respects, especially as a caring and thoughtful father and grandfather. Jeff had four beautiful grandsons, — Liam, Simon, Austin and Miles. His grandsons will now grow up with family and friends sharing tales of Jeff’s hilarious character and hearing stories of their Grandpa Jeff. He had such a funny, sarcastic personality with a strong stubborn streak. He was proud of his family and they were so proud of him.
J eff will be forever in our hearts and missed everyday by those that loved him, his family said. May Jeff rest in peace, love and faith while we miss him terribly on Earth. We love you, Dad, Jeff, Grandpa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814. To light a candle for Jeff or to leave a condolence for the family, go to www. grayswestco.com