Amber (Spencer) Baskett: 44, of Payette, Idaho, and formerly of Halfway, died June 20, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Fruitland, Idaho. Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

funerals pending

Marcia Gover: There will be a memorial service and celebration of Marcia’s life at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 22, at the Gover Ranch in Halfway (turn onto Gover Lane from Main Street by the bank in Halfway and remain on Gover Lane to the end). Friends are invited to join the family for a reception afterward. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispine

Stewart “Stew” Allen: Celebration of Stew’s Life, party and potluck is scheduled Saturday, June 22. Friends may start arriving between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The location is below Oxbow on the Oregon side. Follow Homestead Road to the park at the end of the road. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneral

Sharell Blomquist: Celebration of her life, Saturday, June 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Martin residence, 20666 Highway 7, 10 miles from Baker City just before the Greater Bowen Valley fire station and across the highway. Please park along the highway and walk in the driveway, which crosses the river to their yard. Cake, coffee and punch will be served. Online condolences can be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneral

Gene Edward Norris: Burial of his urn will take place Friday, June 28, at 2 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery, with military honors. A celebration of his life will follow at the Baker Eagles Club, 2935 H St. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845. To light a candle in Gene’s memory, or to offer condolences to his family, go to

Joe Adamson: Celebration of Joe’s life and memorial service, followed by a potluck, will take place Saturday, July 20, at 11 a.m. at the New Bridge Grange in Richland. Online condolences can be made at

Leah Lewis: Celebration of life, June 29 at 1 p.m. at the Union United Methodist Church, 661 N. Main St.


Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

THEFT III: Tamara Kay Fine, 45, of 1701 Fourth St., No. 9, 1:47 p.m. Wednesday, in the 1400 block of Fourth Street; cited and released.

CRIMINAL TRESPASSING and INTERFERING WITH A POLICE OFFICER: Juan Martinez Moschella, 25, of Fort Pierce,Florida, 3:07 p.m. Thursday, at Wabash and Third streets; jailed.

VIOLATION OF RELEASE AGREEMENT (Baker Justice Court warrant): Gabriel Reynola Cernazanu, 18, transient, 4:26 p.m. Thursday, on Dewey Avenue near the post office; jailed.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

PROBATION VIOLATION (Baker County Justice Court warrant): Jeremy James Broyles, 36, of 2026 Riverside Drive, 11:31 a.m. Wednesday, at the Sheriff’s Office; jailed.

PROBATION VIOLATION (Baker County Circuit Court warrant): Joshua Levi Bankston, 21, of 1930 18th St., 1:42 p.m. Wednesday, at the Courthouse; jailed.

VIOLATION OF RELEASE AGREEMENT (Wallowa County warrant): Starlynn Marie Brown, 19, of 2604 14th St., 3:55 p.m. Wednesday, at the Courthouse; jailed and later released.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICANTS: Ashley Jean Woodman, 24, of 2719 Second St., Apartment 4, 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, on Highway 30, near the north Baker City limits; cited and released.