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Bannock Indians

Bannock Indians. In historic times their main center was in southeastern Idaho, ranging into western Wyoming, between latitude 42° and 45° North and from longitude 113° West eastward to the main chain of the Rocky Mountains. At times they spread well down Snake River, and some were scattered as far north as Salmon River and even into southern Montana.

Norton, John Patrick – Obituary

John Patrick Norton, 88, a longtime Baker City resident, died May 31, 2006, at his home. His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Mr. Jack Pittman will officiate. Military rites will be accorded by members of the Oregon Army National Guard. John was born on Dec. 13, 1917, to Almon and Lubelle Wilson Norton. He was one of five children. He lived at Cavalier, N.D., until his family moved to Bismarck. He attended North Dakota School of Forestry for two years before enlisting in the service. During World War II, he was a pharmacist’s mate in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific. In 1944, John met his future wife, Mildred Ryan. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in December of 1945 and returned to college at Montana State University in Missoula where he received a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy in August of 1949. After a long-distance romance of five years, John and Mildred were married on June 12, 1949, at Seattle, Wash. Later that summer, John and Mildred and his new step-daughter, Ardis, moved to Bozeman, Mont. John worked as pharmacist at Roecher Drug Co. for eight years. John and his family moved to Boise in 1957, where he worked at Ballou-Latimer’s, a large drug store. In November of 1961, John had the opportunity to purchase Muegge’s Drug Store in Baker City. He owned Norton’s Pharmacy for 20 years, during which time he and his wife became active members of the community. They also traveled extensively, taking full advantage of cultural offerings in Europe, Canada, and...

Fagenstrom, Cregor Patrick – Obituary

Cregor Patrick Fagenstrom, 88, died Nov. 19, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. There will be a celebration of his life at 11 a.m. Monday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 17th Street and Pocahontas Road. Cregor Fagenstrom was born at Great Falls, Mont., on March 17, 1914, to Hjalmar and Hilma Hammer Fagenstrom. After graduation from high school, Cregor attended Montana State University at Bozeman, majoring in architecture. In 1943, while a patient in a hospital, he met his future bride, Ottilie, who was a nursing student at the time. They were married in October of 1943. Cregor served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1945 at Okinawa. After his stint in the service he worked as a building contractor and they lived at Santa Ana, Calif., for the next 30 years. While in California they bought their future retirement property, sight unseen, at Stices Gulch. After retirement they moved to Baker City. Cregor’s creativeness in building and his talent in rockwork was very much a part of his life and definitely showed in the building of their home. Cregor and Ottilie enjoyed traveling. They were able to see Europe and Israel. Survivors include his wife, Ottilie; children, Rory, Kerry, Joyce, Patrick and Jon; grandson, Steve; granddaughter, Leslie; and his identical twin brother, Berger. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Wilford; and sisters, Singrid and Beth. Memorial contributions may be made to the International Children’s Care-Adoption Agency or the charity of one’s choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97384. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City,...

Chandler, Daniel Scott – Obituary

Daniel Scott Chandler, 71, of Bozeman, Mont., a former Baker City resident, died Sept. 28, 2006, at Bozeman after a long illness. His service will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Valley View Golf Club at Bozeman, Mont. Dokken Nelson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Dan was born on May 6, 1935, at Baker City to Orville and Bell Armstrong Chandler. He attended the Muddy Creek Grade School. He graduated from high school at North Powder where he played all-state football. He earned a degree in agricultural education from Oregon State University at Corvallis. He met and married Nancy Kirsch in 1957 and began teaching high school near Portland, where their first two children, Nola and Doug, were born. In 1960, the family moved to Bozeman where his daughters, Nyla and Nedra, were born. He received a master’s degree in mathematics from Montana State University at Bozeman and taught algebra, geometry and calculus at Bozeman Senior High. Dan and Nancy divorced in 1966. In 1974, Dan met and later married Mary Ken Wellcome, with whom he happily shared the rest of his life. Mary Ken’s three sons, Jim, Bill and John, became part of his family. During these years, Dan began programming computers and working at Montana State University where he eventually retired as director of the testing service. Dan had a great enthusiasm for life and approached everything with single-minded passion. He had an unusual ability to fully focus on his current obsession, whether it be skiing, hunting, computer programming, golf or family. Dan helped pioneer the Little Alps Ski Hill that briefly...

Jensen, Vern Reed “Bud”, Jr. – Obituary

Vern Reed “Bud” Jensen Jr., 50, a former Baker City resident, died Oct. 17, 2006, at his home in Bozeman, Mont. His graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Horseshoe Bend Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward at the Women’s Mutual Improvement Hall at Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. Bud was born on Oct. 27, 1955, at Bozeman. He grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Bud attended Baker High School in Baker City where he later returned to rear his sons, Travis and Kris. Bud spent his life in the forests of the Pacific Northwest where he owned a logging business with his father. He enjoyed spending his time with family and friends. His grandsons, Tyler and Aiden, were a great joy in his life. Survivors include his son, Travis; his son, Kris, and his wife, Kelly; grandsons, Tyler and Aiden; mother, Nilene; brother, Michael; sister, Denise; and many family and friends Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 31, 2006 Transcribed by: Belva...

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