George VanCleave

Baker City, 1942-2019

George Sherman VanCleave Jr., 76, of Baker City, died Feb. 19, 2019, near Unity.

His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds, North Sister Building, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, in Redmond.

Sherman was born on March 19, 1942, at Salem to George Sherman VanCleave and Doris Winifred (Fox) Ricketts. He attended and graduated from Salem High School. Sherman married Vicki McNulty at Powell Butte on Dec. 13, 1975.

After receiving office equipment sales and service training, he worked for over 35 years as an office equipment sales manager. He worked for Xerox Corp., 3M Corp. and was an office equipment sales business owner with his wife, Vicki.

Sherman enjoyed camping, hunting, nature and ATV riding with family and friends. He spent over 10 years as a Deschutes County Fair director working with commercial vendors. Sherman was always eager to help family and friends and could be counted on when needed.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki VanCleave of La Grande; daughters, Tara VanCleave Hett of La Grande, and Jennifer (Brian) Cunnington of Tri-Cities, Washington; daughter-in-law, Amy Michelle VanCleave; grandchildren: Rylan Allen Hett, Rauri Dawn Hett, Benjamin Tyler VanCleave, Reagan Federico and Bella Federico; brothers, Donald VanCleave and Duane VanCleave; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George VanCleave and Doris Ricketts; infant son, Darin Dale VanCleave; son, Tyler Sherman VanCleave; granddaughter, Calli Renae Federico; sister, Sharon Ransom; and brother, Kenneth VanCleave.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tyler VanCleave Memorial Scholarship Fund through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.

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Patricia Adcock

Formerly of Sumpter, 1938-2019

Patricia Irene Adcock, 80, a former longtime Sumpter resident, died Feb. 21, 2019, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Linda Adcock, in Eagle Creek, Oregon.

A celebration of her life will take place at the Adcock Ranch near Sumpter. The time and date will be announced later. Cornerstone Funeral Home of Eagle Creek is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Irene Hainline was born on July 27, 1938, at Twin Falls, Idaho. She married Don J. Adcock on March 21, 1959, at Bliss, Idaho. She worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Baker City where she retired after 30 years. She lived at the Adcock Ranch on Bear Gulch Road near Sumpter for 40 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Terry Adcock of Eugene; her sons, Don J. Adcock and his wife, Kim, of Haines, and Dean Adcock and his wife, Linda, of Eagle Creek; her stepdaughter, Charlene Peterson, and her husband, Jeff, of Newport; her son-in-law, Todd Wells of Hood River; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Patricia was preceded in death by her daughter, Judy Wells; and her husband, Don J. Adcock.