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Ella Mae Shephard Hunt, 93, of Baker City, died July 11, 2005, at Ashley Manor Care Center.
At her request, cremation was held.
Mrs. Hunt was born on May 14, 1912, at Tetonia, Idaho, to John Henry and Ella Mae Jackson Hardwick. She received her early education in the Panama Canal area where her family was working. The family moved to the United States, settling in Baker City where she completed her education.
She married Clarence Shephard. The couple were married for more than 50 years. Both of them worked for the railroad at Huntington. Ella was employed as a clerk. After their retirement they moved to Stanley, Idaho, for a time and then returned to Baker City.
Mr. Shephard died in 1991. In August of 1993, she married Harold Hunt. He died in 1997.
Mrs. Hunt was a lifelong active member of the Christian Science Church. She enjoyed fishing, motorcycles and snowmobiles. She was a hard-working and caring person.
Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands and seven sisters and brothers.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 15, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor