Brenda Elaine Epler: 66, of Baker City and Sumpter, died June 4, 2019, at her home. A private graveside service will take place Wednesday, June 12, at 2 p.m. at Fir Lawn Memorial Park in Hillsboro. 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 in Brenda’s memory, or to offer condolences to her family, go to

funerals pending

Carol Tone: A memorial service is scheduled Friday, June 14, at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 2177 First St. Friends are invited to join the family for a potluck reception after the service at the Veterans Memorial Club, 2005 Valley Ave. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalley

Matt Doud: Memorial service and celebration of Matt’s life will take place Friday, June 21, at 1 p.m. at the Harvest Church, 3720 Birch St. in Baker City. Online condolences can be made at

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 www.driskillmemorial

Joe Adamson: Celebration of Joe’s life and memorial service, followed by a potluck, will take place Saturday, July 21, at 11 a.m. at the New Bridge Grange in Richland. Online condolences can be made at www.tamispinevalley


Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

ARSON II and RECKLESS BURNING: Elliott Anthony Unrein, 20, of 2340 21st St., 8:03 a.m. Thursday, in the 2300 block of 21st Street; jailed.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT II: Jacob Lee McCusker, 39, transient, 2:14 p.m. Wednesday, in the 1200 block of Campbell Street; jailed and later released.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests, citations

THEFT II (Baker County Justice Court warrant): Jeffrey Dean Buxton, 49, of 1695 Auburn Ave., No. 36, 9:21 p.m. Wednesday, at his home; cited and released.

Oregon State Police

Arrests, citations

CARELESS DRIVING and USE OF MARIJUANA IN PUBLIC: Joelene Kay Geranios, 64, of Caldwell, Idaho, 12:09 p.m. May 29; cited and released; she was cited after police investigated a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 30, near Durkee; Geranios reportedly was traveling east when her Mazda sedan traveled into the soft shoulder and was pulled into the ditch. It struck the embankment and rolled onto its top. Police said Geranios was flown by LifeFlight to a nearby hosptial as a precaution because of a pre-existing medical condition.