Baker City, 1916-2019
Elva Ellen (DeBord) Lloyd, 102, died July 23, 2019, at Blue Mountain Care Center in Prairie City.
Her graveside service took place this morning at Mount Hope Cemetery with Pastor Dave Hoeffner of the Prairie Baptist Church in Prairie City and the Calvary Baptist Church in Baker City officiating.
Elva was born on Nov. 25, 1916, at Heath Idaho, on Brownlee Creek in the Snake River area, to George Lewis DeBord and Alice Bell Scouvier. When she was 6 or 7, the family moved to Richland. She was always proud of being a “Snake River Savage.”
She married Roy Wright at 16 and had two daughters, Rosalie and Evelyn. They moved to Baker in 1938 but spent most of the time with Roy’s mother and Orrie on their farm 13 miles below Robinette. They bought an old house in Baker on 15th Street which they turned into a cozy home. Elva lived there until she moved to the Blue Mountain Care Center in Prairie City in 2004.
Elva loved gardening and sewing clothes for the girls as well as cooking. She was known as a very good cook. She took care of Sharon, her niece, aged 2, for the duration of World War II.
Elva and Roy eventually divorced, and she was then married to Jack Lloyd for a short time. When her daughter Evelyn passed away she took care of her 4 children for a few years.
Elva is survived by her daughter, Rosalie Averett; her grandsons, Tom Averett (Sherry) and Dan Averett (Karla); her granddaughter, Cindy Anderson (Cody), and grandson, Tim Guilliams; as well as numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Elva was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Everett and Bob DeBord; both husbands; her daughter, Evelyn; her grandsons, Scott and Justin Guilliams; and her son-in-law, Tom Averett.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Mountain Hospice, The Blue Mountain Care Center, or the charity of your choice through Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814. To light a candle for Elva or to leave a condolences for her family, go to www.grayswestco.com
Baker City, 1954-2019
Julie Irene Berry, 64, of Baker City died July 21, 2019, at her home after a long valiant battle with cancer.
A private memorial will take place later.
Julie was born on Dec. 31, 1954, at Prairie City to Lois Faye Harvey (Wilson) and Phillips C Harvey. She was the second-oldest of 7 children. Julie was very young when her family moved to Portland, Maine, in 1959, where she went to elementary school. Then in 1967 her mother and the 7 kids moved back to Grant County. She always talked about her trip back to Oregon on the train with great detail and the beautiful dress that she wore the whole way back and how it had to be discarded because of it.
In 1971-72 she spent a school year in Seattle living with her aunt and went to Monroe High School. In 1972 she met her partner for life, Richard “Dick” Berry, and they were married on April 7, 1973. They proceeded to have 3 children, Shawn, Phillip and Adam.
In 2000, she moved to Baker City with her husband. She said she loved this area because she was closer to everything. Julie considered herself blessed to be “Grandma Care” for all her grandkids, whom she doted on immensely. She enjoyed her visits with her family and always had a story about one of her grandkids, either Grant, Jadyn, Isaac, Elijah or Brynn. Julie said once that she was cursed with only having boys in her house and then was blessed when Megan and Trista joined her family, because she confided in both of them immensely. Julie cherished her adventures in the Bourne area and treasured her scrapbooking time. She was a caring mother, loving wife and amazing grandmother!
Julie leaves behind her husband of 46 years, Dick Berry; her sons, Shawn, Phillip and Adam Berry; her sisters, April and her husband, Tim Olds, Barbara Harvey and Terri Casper; her brother, Dennism and his wife, Diane Harvey; and numerous nieces and nephews whom she kept in contact with over the years.
Julie was preceded in death by her parents, Lois and Phillips Harvey; her older sister, Melanie Harvey; and her brother, David Harvey.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in honor of Julie the family requests your favorite cancer research or support group organization through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences can be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com.