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Baker City, Baker County, Oregon

Adrian G. Acton, 87, died Jan. 9, 2005, at his home.

A private memorial service will be held later this year.

Adrian moved to Baker City one and one-half years ago with his daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Larry Craft. He was born in Marysville, Wash., and grew up in Granite Falls, Wash., with his nine brothers and sisters.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific. He lived in San Diego, Calif., for 40 years and retired in 1986 as a Fire Chief at North Island Naval Air Station. In his younger years he played baseball for the Padre’s semi-pro team and later became an avid golfer. He was known for his wonderful wit and love of family.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Larry Craft of Baker City; sisters, Elaine Wisdom and Eleanor Hall of Portland; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 20 nieces and nephews.

Adrian was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Elsie; daughters, Gayle Artea and Dawn Lee Bjorkheim; his parents, Margaret and John; five brothers and two sisters.

Memorial contributions can be made to Pathway Hospice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, January, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor



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White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 20 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/california/acton-g-adrian-obituary.htm - Last updated on Oct 8th, 2011

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