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Hohimer, Roy Dean – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon

Roy Dean Hohimer, 79, of Baker City died July 5, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

At his request, there will be no funeral. Disposition was by cremation. Coles Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hohimer was born on Dec. 24, 1923, at Reed, Ky. He was a son of Bud and Alma Hohimer. He was raised and educated at Reed, Ky.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II and served in the European Theater, Italy and North Africa. He received two purple hearts and was decorated with the Silver Star with clusters and the Bronze Star with clusters. After the war, he was discharged and later was recalled to service during the Korean conflict.

In 1959, he went to work in Alaska as an ironworker and continued in that profession until his retirement in 1984. In 1950, he married Pat Goodridge. She died in 1977.

In 1986, he married Delita Spencer. They moved to Baker City in 1987 where they have resided since.

He loved to work, carpentry and help anyone who needed help.

Survivors include his wife Delita of Baker City; his children, Donald and Leisa Hohimer of Evansville, Ind., Kathleen and Joel Harmon of Anchorage, Alaska, and Ron Schneider of Baker City; brothers, Robert Hohimer of Reed, Ky., and Joe Hohimer of Henderson, Ky.; sister, Louise Sutherland of Reed Ky.; sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Larry Taylor of Valrico, Fla.; grandchildren, Michael Harmon, Tara Hohimer, Rebecca Hohimer, Joshua Hohimer and Eric Hohimer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Pat; sons, Harry and Michael; brothers, James and Clyde; and a sister.

Memorial contributions may be made to the La Grande Humane Society through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 11, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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