Baker City, 1922-2019
Lillian Moore, 96, of Baker City, died July 28, 2019, at Settler’s Park Assisted Living.
There will be a private family celebration at which time Lillian will be laid to rest beside her husband at Willamette National Cemetery.
Lillian Laurine Kralicek was born Dec. 7, 1922, at Dickinson, North Dakota, to Joseph and Mary Kralicek. From a very young age she worked on the family-run farm, most of which was done manually, by hand without today’s farming mechanization.
Lillian married Gerald “Jerry” Moore on Oct. 5, 1946. They had two sons and were married for 66 years, before his passing in 2012.
During World War II she worked in the shipyards as a welder, one of many “Rosie the Riveter” girls. She provided housekeeping services for several clients for many years and worked the hardest at home provisioning for her family and loved ones. She was also a member of the Oregon State Extension Service. She lived in Boston, Portland, Oregon, Union, La Grande and Baker City during her life.
Memorable dates included the births of her grandchildren, Jessica Schilling, Dillion, Emily, and Justin Moore, and her great-grandchild, Kayne Diaz, and all of their accomplishments.
Lillian enjoyed gardening, cooking, preserving, and the mountains. Impressively, even in her 90s she would go outside to walk with her ski poles. She was known to recite “The Serenity Prayer” and she lived by the philosophy that “Love is the most important emotion in existence, the thread that holds all together and allows any of us to overcome life’s obstacles.” Lillian’s legacy is the steadfast belief of the importance of family and the love and nurturing that best supports it.
Lillian is survived by her sons, Michael and his wife, Sandy Moore, of Haines, and Douglas and his wife, Kristi Moore, of Veneta; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Moore.
For those who would like to make a donation in honor of Lillian the family suggests the Opal Foundation (Heart ’N Home Hospice) 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
Formerly of Haines, 1938-2019
Douglas John Romaine, 85, died July 13, 2019, at Portland following a long onset of Alzheimer’s.
Doug was born on Dec. 11, 1938, at Baker, the son of Garret Romaine and Theresa Olson Romaine. He grew up in Haines, then relocated with his family to Eugene, and graduated from Eugene High School class of 1957. He married Jean Prusia in 1962, and the following year graduated from Eastern Oregon University in La Grande Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.
He began his career at Borden Chemical followed by the Santa Barbara Water Department in 1966. He began his very successful career at Crown Zellerbach, later James River, at the end of 1969 in product development, producing two patents and many dear friends. He retired in 1996 shortly before his marriage ended. He then married Janet Reir of Vancouver, Washington, in 1999.
Doug was a great philosopher and loved to debate politics around a campfire with friends and family, with frequent laughter and a twinkle in his eyes. He was easygoing and made friends with everyone who made his acquaintance. In his heart, his home remained in Eastern Oregon, where he made frequent trips with his family over the years exploring every nameless dirt road he could find with geology on the mind.
Doug is survived by his son, John Romaine; his daughter, Laura Wisdom; his nephew, Garret Romaine; his niece, Kristina; two grandsons and granddaughters; and his widow, Janet Romaine, along with her children, Sean, Tara and Michelle.