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