McPherson, Donald Andrew “Don” – Obituary

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Richland, Oregon

Donald Andrew “Don” McPherson, 85, a former Richland resident, died Dec. 8, 2004, at his daughter’s home in Kuna, Idaho.

His funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pine Baptist Church in Halfway. Interment will be at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Afterward, friends are invited to join the family for a reception at the Pine Baptist Church.

Don was born on June 4, 1919, at Silt, Colo., to Daniel Alphonso and Mary Isallia Garven McPherson. He was also raised and educated at Silt.

Don and Gladys met in 1940 and exchanged many letters. They had originally met at a movie house where Gladys worked as an usher. In 1941, Don and Gladys began their wonderful 62 years of marriage. In their early married years, Don worked for the Climax Mine in Leadville, Colo. They had four daughters: Donna, Lana, June and Suzie; and a foster son, Dean.

During Don’s life, he ran several ranches. In 1977 the family moved to Richland where Don ran the Daly Creek Ranch. After retirement, Don and Gladys spent the spring and summer at Richland, but headed south to enjoy the winters at Yuma, Ariz.

Don enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Cattlemen’s, Railroad and Mining associations.
Survivors include his daughters and their husbands, Donna and Al Geiser of Roset, Wyo., Lana and Terry Scott of Kuna, Idaho, June and Larry McNamee of Sun City, Ariz., and Marv and Susie Powell of Eagle, Idaho; a foster son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Becky Goodner of Kuna, Idaho; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gladys, who died in 2003.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Baptist Church through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543 Halfway, OR 97834.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 17, 2004
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. 30 August 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/colorado/mcpherson-donald-andrew-%e2%80%9cdon%e2%80%9d-obituary.htm - Last updated on Oct 4th, 2011


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