Baker City, 1939-2019
Byrl Keith Chadwell, 80, of Baker City, died July 9, 2019, at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.
His celebration of life was held for his 80th birthday in March, where Keith was the guest of honor.
There will be a brief memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Agape Church, 650 Highway 7, followed by a reception in the church fellowship hall.
Keith was born on March 24, 1939, to Roy Chadwell and Beulah Bell Chadwell in Ouray, Colorado. Although both parents were from Baker Valley, Keith spent his youth in Colorado, Utah, Baker and Newport, Oregon, and graduated from high school at Moses Lake, Washington.
Following graduation, Keith enlisted in the Marine Corps and served for 10 years, including duty on the USS Oriskany during the Vietnam War, and as a Marine recruiter.
He married Barbara Nagy on Nov. 28, 1959, at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, North Carolina. They had four daughters, Kari, Diana, Brenda and Renie.
Their life adventures took them all over the Northwest. Keith was called to the ministry, sharing his teachings and music first as a minister, poet and musician, and most recently in High Country Ministries podcasts.
In retirement, Keith fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a Grand Canyon mule guide. For three years, he guided trips on packed mules down Kaibab and Bright Angel trails to the bottom of the Canyon and back.
Keith was preceded in death by parents, Roy and Beulah Chadwell; and brothers, Dick and Benny Chadwell.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Chadwell; daughters and their families, Kari and Kerry Borgen, Hallie, Laura and Robert Borgen; Diana and Rocky Brown, Chelsea and Jess Blatchford, Chris and Jake Brown; Brenda and Ty McPherson, Katie and Jim Hurlburt and Kyle Bratcher; and Renie and Larry Hart, Bryan Mayer and Morgan Chadwell. Keith had five great-grandsons and one more on the way; and he leaves many others touched by his life.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Haines School PTO, 400 School St., Haines, OR 97833 or in care of Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. To light a candle in memory of Keith, go to www.colestributecenter.com
Baker City, 1968-2019
Todd Edward Golar, 51, died peacefully on July 5, 2019, at St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center in Meridian, Idaho.
A graveside service will take place 11 a.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery on Monday, July 15, 2019. Friends are invited to join a potluck gathering and celebration of his life after the service at 3645 Cedar Street.
Todd was born May 23, 1968, in Baker City, to Vernon and Valerie Golar. He attended Baker High School, where he played football and graduated with the class of 1986. After graduation Todd enrolled at the Wyoming Technical Institute in Laramie, Wyoming, and when he finished his studies moved to Idaho to work for Dennis Dillon.
He then returned to Baker City to work at Phillips-Long Ford (later Gentry Ford) where he worked for more than 20 years, starting out in the body shop, and later moving to the parts department where he eventually served as parts manager.
Todd married his soulmate Christine Timm on Aug. 7, 1999, and they were blessed with four amazing boys. Their boys were a huge focus of his life, and he loved attending their sporting and school events. Each of them made him so proud.
Todd enjoyed the outdoors, having spent many childhood days in the mountains with his grandpa and father who were loggers, and later in life, snowmobiling with his friends.
He had a special gift of making others laugh. No matter what was going on in his life, he always had the capacity to crack a joke and make the room feel lighter.
He will be remembered for putting people in tear-inducing hysterics, and his sense of humor will be so missed.
Todd is survived by his wife of 20 years, Christine; sons, Bradley, Brenden, Braxton and Breyton; parents, Vernon and Valerie; brother, Jeremy; aunt and uncle, Paula and Doug Warrington, and aunt, Evelyn Hogg, all of Baker City; sister, Staci (Robert Garcia) of San Diego; uncle, Lee of Salem; and numerous cousins.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Community Connection of Northeast Oregon through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com