Carolyn (Dixon, Boesch) Hamilton
Baker City, 1946-2019
Carolyn Kay Dixon Boesch Hamilton died April 11, 2019, at Boise, surrounded by her loving family.
Her graveside memorial service will be Friday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery, with her grandson, Nickolas Blair, officiating the service. Friends are invited to join the family for a potluck reception at the VFW, 2005 Valley Ave., directly following the graveside service.
Carolyn was born on Dec. 11, 1946, at Baker City to Delmar and Grace (Mathis) Dixon in Baker City. She graduated from Baker High School in 1965, and she enjoyed attending her class reunion to reconnect with classmates. Carolyn went on to attend Western Business University in Portland, receiving her certificate in data processing. Carolyn worked many years as a data processor for the Baker City Water Department, retiring after 27 years.
Carolyn married Emmett Ray Boesch on Feb. 7, 1970. They welcomed two wonderful children, Devan and Kellie Boesch. They divorced, and later Carolyn married Forrest Hamilton in Baker City on May 9, 1992. Forrest passed away on May 4, 2005.
Carolyn had many different interests including animals, playing cards, fishing, woodworking, water skiing, spending time with her friends and especially her grandchildren. Her family saw her as the best mother and grandmother anyone could ask for.
She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Jerry Hall of Wasilla, Alaska; her son, Devan Boesch of Baker City; her daughter, Kellie Boesch of Baker City; her grandchildren, including Alex Boesch, Nickolas Blair, and Josalyn Boesch of Baker City; and her great-grandchild, Addison Hovious of Baker City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Grace and Delmar Dixon; her husband, Forrest Hamilton; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Oregon Compassion Center at the First Church of The Nazarene through Gray’s West & Co Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
Neal Page, 77, of Richland, died Dec. 26, 2018, at his home.
His graveside service with military honors will take place June 21, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. A potluck reception will immediately follow the service at the New Bridge Grange.
Neal David was born on Dec. 30, 1940, at Prineville to Ralph and Ella (Carnagey) Page. He was raised in Eagle Valley and attended Richland Grade School and graduated from Eagle Valley High School. Following high school, Neal joined the Navy and served from 1968 to 1972.
Neal married Deborah Wisdom on June 14, 2001, at the New Bridge Grange. Neal was a truck driver for 30 years, he was a police officer for five years in Baker City and worked for the Baker County Sheriff’s Office’s Marine Patrol.
Neal enjoyed fishing, mining and camping. He was a member of the Baker Elks Lodge.
Neal is survived by his wife of 18 years, Debbie, of Richland; his stepchildren, Melissa, John, Eldon and Dan; three grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, David.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation, the family suggests the Eagle Valley Ambulance Defibrillator Fund through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
Formerly of Weiser, 1943-2019
Marilyn Randall, 75, formerly of Weiser, Idaho, died April 9, 2019, at Jerome, Idaho.
A celebration of Marilyn’s life and graveside service will take place on Thursday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland.
Marilyn Joyce Billings was born on Jan. 29, 1943, at Payette, Idaho. Her parents, Ralph Andrew and Josephine Nora (Krizek) Billings, were already the parents of Corrine Rose Billings, age 13, when Marilyn made her surprising arrival. Marilyn began life as a busy child with involvement in school, church and other community organizations, often with her best friend Wanda at her side.
In high school, Marilyn met Wesley Lloyd Randall from Richland, Oregon, and her fate was sealed. Marilyn would say that “Wes came back to high school and went through again with me” as they courted and enjoyed dating while attending sock hops, games, prom and so much more.
Marilyn and Wes married on June 4, 1961, in Payette. They welcomed two sons, Tony Lynn Randall in 1962 and Timothy Andrew Randall in 1965. Wes and Marilyn loved their boys and the grandchildren and great-grandchildren who eventually followed.
The couple purchased their first home in Weiser and later spent five years in Exeter, California. In 1979, the Randalls returned to live in Weiser. One day Wes took Marilyn for a ride to show her the home he had just purchased for them. A test of her love and patience, the dilapidated property would have scared most women off but with the help of their sons, the couple created a home that has been loved and enjoyed by three generations of Randalls who call it simply “Weiser.”
Marilyn’s craft projects became a small business that overflowed their home and eventually led to the opening of The Flower Basket in Weiser. Over many years the business expanded into an adjacent building and specialized in fresh and silk flowers, novelty items, gifts and even sun tanning! The community made it a point to check out the specialized window displays Marilyn created for each season and holiday and enjoyed stopping in to purchase gifts or just visit with Marilyn and her staff. The Flower Basket was the place to go for students needing corsages or boutonnieres, couples celebrating their weddings and anniversaries and those seeking to honor the passing of friends and loved ones. Marilyn, with her friendly smile and beautiful flowers, became a legend in Weiser and when she eventually sold the business in the 1990s she was sorely missed.
Marilyn’s skill in business and friendly nature led her into selling insurance and helping people plan their financial future but her creative nature could not be suppressed. Her home once again overflowed with her artistic pursuits of sewing, quilting, painting, gourds and more.
Eventually Wes’ health began to decline, and he passed away Dec. 6, 2015. After 54 years of marriage Marilyn was lost without him but bravely forged on with the love and support of her family. She made new friends and her sweet personality and positive attitude made her a favorite of so many who cared for her.
On April 9, 2019, Marilyn died peacefully in her sleep ending a long battle with the dementia that took so much from her. Many of her memories faded but she always remembered Wes and their life together in Weiser. They loved to say “we didn’t miss much” in their busy lives and we are certain they are enjoying a new adventure together, their family said.
Marilyn is survived by her oldest son, Tony (Michele) Randall; her grandchildren, Eric Randall, Katrina (Caleb) Morris, Scott Randall, Samantha (Chris) Van Alstyne, and Andrew Randall; her great-grandsons, Benaiah and Jeffrey Morris, Bryce Holtzclaw and Mathew Van Alstyne; her beloved in-laws, John (Dorothy) Randall, Frank (Shirley) Randall, Ethelyn (Robert) Williams, and Clinton (Glenda) Randall; and nephews, nieces, and many good friends.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, sister, husband and youngest son, Tim.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation, the family recommends the Eagle Valley Ambulance Defibrillator Fund through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
Cheryl Langrell, 81, of Portland, died March 29, 2018, at Providence St. Vincent Hospital.
By Cheryl’s wish, there will be no formal memorial service. Her family will gather this summer for a celebration of her life.
Cheryl Yvonne Woolworth was born on Feb. 12, 1938, at Portland, the oldest of two children to John W. “Wesley” and Viola Woolworth.
She was raised for most of her childhood in Helvetia, Oregon, and attended Hillsboro High School. She raised farm animals, rode horses and was active in 4-H, winning an award to take the train to Chicago to represent Oregon in 1953. Her father was on the West Union School Board.
Cheryl attended Oregon State University where she met and married John R. Langrell, Jr., a native of Baker City. For many years she was a stay-at-home mom raising her three children. During this time, she continued her college studies. Later she entered the workforce as an administrative assistant in the district attorney’s office in Roseburg. When the family moved to Forest Grove in 1977, she obtained her Oregon real estate license. In the late 1980s, Cheryl was hired as executive director for Tournament Golf, Inc., where she was instrumental in coordinating the LPGA golf tournaments in Portland. It was her dream job.
After retiring, she traveled the world — Hawaii, Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. She volunteered more than 2,000 hours at the front desk of Providence St. Vincent Hospital where she always had a stash of dog biscuits behind the desk. She loved water aerobics at Harmon Swim Center in Beaverton, and playing in the swimming pool at home with her nine grandchildren. Among her favorite things to do were walking at the beach and camping, especially along the St. Joe River in Northern Idaho. She was a member of Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.), Chapter AK, Portland.
Cheryl is survived by her three children, John R. “Ron” Langrell III, Kelli Grinich (Nicholas) and Kimberly Dryden (Shawn); her nine grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Erin, Rebecca, Stephen, Travis, John, Georgia and Jacquelyn Cheryl; her brother, John W. “Jack” Woolworth, Jr.; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband John R. Langrell Jr..
The family wishes to thank her healthcare providers, Dr. Patricia Engle, Dr. Joshua Remick, Dr. Amit Kansara, and the wonderful staff at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Remembrances in Cheryl’s name may be made to support scholarships for women in Oregon at OSC P.E.O. Sisterhood Charitable Trust, 1271 NE Highway 99W, Suite 103, McMinnville, OR, 97128.
Ricky Carey Jr.
Formerly of Baker City, 1987-2019
Ricky Dale Carey Jr., 31, a former Baker City resident, died suddenly on March 6, 2019, at St. Charles, Missouri.
Ricky was cremated and his ashes were laid to rest at Kohlerlawn Cemetery in Nampa, Idaho, with Pastor Danny Morrison of Butte Baptist Church in Vale officiating and Ricky’s family and friends attending the graveside service.
Ricky was born on Agu. 28, 1987, at Petoskey, Michigan, to Tammy Carey Roscoe of Buhl, Idaho, and Ricky Dale Carey Sr. of Ontario.
Ricky began his education in Muskegon, Michigan, then moved with his family to Baker City, where he graduated.
At the time of his death he was employed laying fiber optic lines for computer systems around the southern U.S. He was headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
Ricky liked the outdoors. He was a hard worker, and a friendly, lovable and a very caring person.
Ricky loved his family. He is survived by his parents; a sister, Melissa Carey of Baker City; two brothers, Michael of Michigan and Christopher of Wyoming; his maternal grandmother, Violet Green of Muskegon; his fraternal grandmother, Marian Robb of Ontario; his nieces, Shelby Church of Wyoming and Gracie Morris of Baker City; his nephews, Blake and Caleb Morris of Baker City; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and his many friends.
Ricky was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Donald Green Sr. and Marion Carey; one uncle and one aunt.