Madelyn Kay Olsen: 83, of Baker City, died Dec. 20, 2017, at her home. A memorial service will take place Thursday, Dec. 28, at 10 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 1734 Third St., with Pastor Ian Wolfe officiating. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception following the service, at the First Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church or to Heart ‘n’ Home Hospice through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814. To light a candle in honor of Madelyn, go to

Marguerite Pike: 78, of Union, who treated Baker County patients at the Union Clinic when she worked there as a nurse practitioner, died Dec. 20, 2017, at her home with her sister by her side. Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

Funerals Pending

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Colton: Recitation of the Rosary will be Friday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets in Baker City. A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, followed by a luncheon in the church basement. For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Gerald, the family suggests the Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund or a charity of their choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be made at


Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

PROBATION VIOLATION, THIRD-DEGREE THEFT: Antoine Johannes Mulder, 68, 211 Bridge St. No. 178, 11:41 a.m. Thursday at his home; jailed.

PROBATION VIOLATION: Danielle Christine Purkey, 37, 2100 Court Ave. No. 7, 3:15 p.m. Thursday in the 1600 block of Madison Street; jailed.