Roger Danny Gover, 77, of Halfway, died May 16, 2018, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center—Baker City.
Roger Danny Gover was born on Aug. 3, 1940, at Baker to Roger and Mary Christina (Crook) Gover. He was raised and educated in Halfway and graduated from Halfway High School. Following school, Danny enlisted and served in the U.S. Army.
He married Patricia Duncan and they had two boys, Lonnie and Marty. They made their home in Halfway, later moving to Richland where they ranched. Following the divorce, Danny moved to Salem and became a cement finisher and did so for 29 years until retirement in Seattle. He met Betty Cook and they would spend the next 33 years together. They moved to Halfway in 2000.
Danny enjoyed fishing, most especially in Fish Lake or on Pine Creek, and working on his Ford Model A. He loved to putter and tear things up, but his intentions were always honorable.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Becky Hansen; and his longtime companion, Betty Cook.
Danny is survived by his sons, Lonny Gover of Alaska, and Marty Gover and his girlfriend, Dawn, of Bothell, Washington; his sister, Deania and her husband, Jim Corrigan of Halfway; his brother-in-law, Dee Hansen of Baker City; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Danny, the family suggests either the Pine-Eagle Clinic or Halfway/Oxbow Ambulance through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
Baker City, 1944-2018
Bryan Cholly “Pete” Peterson, 73, of Baker City died May 14, 2018, at his home.
A celebration of life service will take place Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St.
Pete was born on Nov. 21, 1944, at Springfield, Massachusetts, to Cholly and Mary Bryan Peterson. He graduated from Munson High School in 1962. After high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Baker, where he met his wife, Charlene Tyler. They were married in 1964 and shared 53 beautiful years together. They raised two sons and one daughter together in Halfway. Pete was an amazing father who seemed to have a special talent where he could make any situation seem like a good time. He never missed a chance to have fun boating, snowmobiling, or just playing with his kids. Even though he worked extremely long hours as a logger, his family was always his top priority.
He was also an amazing Papa to six grandkids. He spent countless hours enjoying each one of them. At any given time, you could find him playing Nintendo, cards, football, basketball, baseball, volleyball or golf with one of his grandkids. He was a bit competitive by nature so the kids knew that if they ever beat him in anything, they earned it!
He took great pride in being a loving husband to his wife, Charlene. They enjoyed camping on the Coast, traveling, donating to local casinos, and attending their grandkids’ various activities. When he retired from logging in 2007, he returned to his favorite pastime of golf.
He will be remembered as an all-around great husband, and a fun-loving father and Papa who gave of himself unselfishly. He brought an incredible amount of joy and happiness into the lives of his family.
Pete is survived by his wife, Charlene Peterson of Baker City; his sons, Ron Peterson of Baker City and William Peterson of Halfway; his daughter, Sandy Mills and son-in-law, Mike Mills of Imbler; six grandchildren: Cody Peterson, Landon Peterson, Kristi Peterson, CJ Peterson, Bryan Mills and Malia Mills; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Ina Hastie of Florida; his brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Louise Tyler, and sister-in-law, Wanda Steele, all of Halfway; and several nieces and nephews.
Those wishing to make contributions in Pete’s memory may direct them to Heart ’N Home Hospice through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
To light a candle in memory of Pete, go to www.colestributecenter.com