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Boesch, Ferdinand – Obituary

Muddy Creek, Baker County, Oregon

Ferdinand Boesch, 103, of Haines, died Oct. 18, 2005, at Settlers Park in Baker City.

His funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Robin
Harris of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in North Powder will officiate.

Visitations will be Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Vault interment will be at Haines Cemetery.

Ferdinand was born April 23, 1902, in West New York, N.J., to Frdiolinus “Fred” and Anna Wichser Boesch. The family left New Jersey when Ferdinand was three months old, residing in Salinas, Calif. They moved to Baker County in 1912 and lived in the Lone Pine district near Hunt Mountain.

Ferdinand farmed in the Muddy Creek community for many years. He enjoyed photography, music, hunting and fishing. He was the first bow hunter in Baker County.

He married Bertha Warfield of Haines in 1932. The couple had four children, Anna Belle, Bonnie Lee, Donald Glen and Dora Mae. Bonnie died in 1979. Bertha died in 1998.

Survivors are Anna Belle Boesch of Beaverton, Donald Glen of Pendleton and Dora M. Gourley of Durham; grandchildren, Brenda Deskin of Tualatin, Melissa Paradis, Melinda Dickson, and Michele Cason, all of Texas, Jeff Boesch of Hermiston, Jerry Boesch of Walla Walla, Wash., and Janell Leake of Helix; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation Fighting Blindness or to the American Heart Association through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 25, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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