Lloyd Evans

Baker City, 1929-2019

Lloyd L. Evans, 89, of Baker City, died May 14, 2019, at his home.

His funeral will be Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. at Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Following the service, friends are invited to join the family for a reception at the Baker City VFW, 2005 Valley Ave. Interment will be Monday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Lloyd was born on Oct. 21, 1929, at Baker City to Lloyd A. and Clara M. Wainsburg Evans.

He attended grade schools in Baker, Condon, Canyon City and John Day. He attended Baker High School for one year and then graduated from St. Francis Academy in 1947. He was awarded a basketball scholarship to the University of Portland which was the alma mater of his beloved coach, Father Stone.

Lloyd married Ida Sue Taylor in 1947 and they had a daughter, Diana. A 1950 marriage to Ramona (Dolly) Hendriksen produced two daughters, Linda and Eileen.

He enlisted in the U. S. Air Force in 1951 and served for four years, including during the Korean War. He was stationed at Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento and always felt fortunate to have attended training at the University of Connecticut.

In February 1956 he went to work for Ellingson Lumber Company at Izee in Grant County, and 3 1/2 years later moved to Unity where he managed the mill for Ellingson for 17 years. In 1968 he married Myrna Reinhart and they moved to Baker City and built a home in 1975. He continued to work for Ellingson Lumber Company and retired in 1992 after nearly 37 years.

Over the years he was active in many local and state endeavors. He was past master of the Unity Grange, chairman of the Unity Community Hall Boards of Directors, served for eight years on the Travel Advisory Committee of the Oregon Transportation Commission, was a member and chairman of the Baker County Parks and Recreation Committee for 15 years, was involved with the Baker County Community Chest, was a member and chairman of the Baker City Golf Board for more than four years, was a lifetime member of the Baker City Golf Course and the Baker Elks Lodge No. 338, and a member of Amvets Post No. 1874 of Baker City.

Lloyd was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer. His love of basketball carried over into adulthood and he spent many years playing on town teams both at Unity and Baker City and enjoyed participating in fundraisers like donkey basketball and the women’s version of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Lloyd and Myrna both loved travelling and visited Mexico, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica and Panama, in addition to many trips to southwestern states and a cruise on the Mississippi River. He loved Eastern Oregon and spent endless hours camping and exploring the Blue Mountains, the desert country, and the Snake River area. Another passion was golf and although most of his golfing was on the Baker City Course, he also enjoyed traveling to other courses to play social golf with other golfing couples and played in lots of men’s tournaments.

Lloyd is survived by his wife, Myrna; his daughters, Diana York and her husband, Paul, of La Grande, Linda Wentworth and her husband, Gary, of Baker City, and Eileen Lewis of Oregon City; his brother, Allen Evans and his wife, Anita, of Salem, Charles Wilson and his wife, Jacki, of Baker City; his sister, Diana Manning of Salem; his sisters-in law, Patricia Reinhart and Cheri Reinhart; his brother-in-law, Ronald Reinhart and his wife, Darlene of the Weston/Athena area; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions can 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 memory of Lloyd, go to www.grayswestco.com

Joseph McEnroe Jr.

Baker City, 1936-2019

Joseph Patrick McEnroe Jr., 82, of Baker City, died May 13, 2019, near his home.

His funeral will be Monday, May 20 at 11 a.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., with Deacon James Watt of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral officiating. Interment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery with a reception following at Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St.

Joe was born on June 9, 1936, at Baker City to Joseph Patrick and Sarah Genevieve Bartsche McEnroe. He was raised in Baker City on the family farm and graduated from Baker High School in 1954. He went on to attend Oregon Technical Institute.

Joe moved to the Roseburg area where he had a western store and did lots of creative leather work. He moved home to the family farm in 1976. For a brief period, he opened a store in Baker City and sold real estate for a number of years. The farm kept him busy all the time.

Joe’s hobbies included team roping, hunting, pack trips, fly fishing and custom leather work. He loved his family and was very proud of all of them and all their many accomplishments. He was loved by many family and friends. Always a gentleman and handsome cowboy.

Joe was a member of the Baker Elks Lodge.

Joe is survived by his sons, Craig McEnroe of Dana Point, California, and Clay McEnroe of Baker City; his stepsons, Mark DeLong of Baker City and Scott DeLong of La Grande; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his two sisters, Joene Bogart and Mary Margaret Hansen.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hunt of a Lifetime program through Gray’s West & Company, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814. To light a candle in memory of Joe, go to www.grayswestco.com