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Hagenbuch, Marvin Harold “Marty” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Marvin Harold “Marty” Hagenbuch, 72, of Baker City, died Oct. 14, 2004. His graveside service was at 2 p.m. today at Mount Hope Cemetery. The Rev. Lennie Spooner officiated. There was a reception afterward at the Baker City Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall, 1250 Hughes Lane. Marty was born on Sept. 27, 1932, at Northampton County, Pa., to Paul M. and Ruth O. Kester Hagenbuch. He grew up in “Pennsylvania Dutch” country and was very proud of his German heritage. After graduating from high school in Pennsylvania, Marty served in the U.S. Air Force, which led to a career with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). That work led him out West. His work brought him and his first wife, Verna, from Burns to Baker in 1971. He worked at the Baker Airport in the maintenance department, mostly communications, weather and navigation, keeping all of the “technical stuff” operating correctly. At that time the FAA had radar sites on Dooley Mountain. When maintenance at the site was required he rode a Snow Cat up to work on the equipment. After retiring from the FAA, Marty sold wholesale fishing supplies. He traveling all over to different stores. Marty’s first wife died in 1984 and he married Anna L. Smith Duncan on Feb. 14, 1992. Marty was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an avid gardener and spent many years taking meticulous care of his yard and his many flower beds for as long as his health would allow. He was a good neighbor and friend, always willing to help...

Ellis, Christopher John – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Christopher John Ellis, 38, of Silverton, a former Baker City resident, died April 25, 2004. A small family memorial service will be scheduled later. Chris was born on Aug. 21, 1966, at Portland and spent his early years in Medford. In 1978, the family moved to Silverton where he completed high school and was active in athletics, particularly baseball. He graduated from Eastern Oregon University at La Grande with a degree in accounting. He married Sami Baisley of Baker City, and moved to Burns to work as an accountant. He became a certified public accountant CPA, remained in Burns for several years and was active in the Harney County Chamber of Commerce, eventually serving as president. In 1998, he took a position in Baker City as an accountant/CPA with Guyer, Lindley, Bailey and Martin. A few months later he was diagnosed with brain cancer and struggled with it until his death. In 2002 he moved to La Grande to be near his daughter. For the past year he resided in Silverton with his parents. The family wishes to acknowledge the caring and support provided by hospice services in Baker City, La Grande, and the Willamette Valley. They especially acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of Guyer, Lindley, Bailey and Martin on Chris’ behalf. Survivors include his daughter, Taylor of Riverview, Fla.; brothers, Steve of Renton, Wash., and Tim of Seattle, Wash.; and sister, Prema, of San Diego. His parents are David and Sonja Ellis of Silverton. Memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Hospice. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 30, 2004 Transcribed...

Deiter, Eugene “Gene” – Obituary

Eugene “Gene” Deiter, 66, died June 18, 2004, at his daughter’s home in Vancouver, Wash. He had been ill for the last few years. There will be a celebration of his life at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 349 South Egan in Vancouver, Wash. Gene was born on Oct. 17, 1937, at Rifle, Colo., to Edwin and Pearl Nichols Deiter. He attended grammar school in Colorado until 1949, when the family moved to Burns, where he continued his education. When he was 17, he joined the military and served during the Korean War. During his military service, he married Elaine Williams in 1955. Later, they divorced. In 1974, he married Joann Kennedy. They had two children, Rose and Tracy. For 19 years he was employed by Edward Hines Lumber Co. Gene enjoyed gardening, working, traveling and talking with people. Survivors include his wife, Joann of St. Helens; mother, Pearl Deiter of Burns; brothers and sisters, Lana and Bob Barber and Vivian and Brent Drury of Hines and Dennis and Novell Deiter of Burns; children, Albert Deiter of Burns, Kelly and Ray Gregg of Redmond, Danny and Lou Ann Deiter of Burns, and Rose Quigley and Tracy Deiter of Vancouver, Wash.; stepsons, Joseph Fox and Jason Tryon of Vancouver, Wash.; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Deiter; brothers, Ronald Deiter and James Deiter; and a sister, Karen Deiter. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 25, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

Stafford, Craig J. – Obituary

Craig J. Stafford, 54, Glendale, a former Baker City resident, died of a heart attack on Oct. 11, 2007, at Glendale. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Burns Cemetery. Craig was born on Feb. 27, 1953, at Baker City to Ralph and Josephine Stafford. The family later moved to Burns. Craig was a graduate of Burns High School. He then attended college and became a teacher. Survivors include his sister, Jannette Manning and her husband, Raymond Manning; his sister, Teresa Whipple, and her husband, Bert Whipple; three nieces, Kristina, Carla and Crystal; two nephews, Michael and Aaron; two great-nieces and four great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Josephine Stafford; and his brother, Dawson Stafford. Arrangements are under the direction of LaFollette’s Chapel of Burns. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 16, 2007 Transcribed by: Belva...

Singer, Carl Henry – Obituary

Carl Henry Singer, 88, of 130 Bryant Ave., No. 22, Walla Walla, Wash., died April 4, 2006, at St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash. Funeral service was held at Groseclose Funeral home at 315 W. Alder St. at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2006. The Rev. Albert Gillin of First Presbyterian Church officiated. Burial followed in Mountain View Cemetery, 2120 S. Second Ave. Memorial contributions may be made to Walla Walla Senior Center through the funeral home. Mr. Singer was born Nov. 22, 1917, in Boise, Idaho, to Henry and Carrie Chandler Singer. He graduated from Baker, Ore., High School in 1938. He married Madge Brown on Sept. 1, 1940, in Baker. He was employed by Baker Packing Co. as a meat cutter until 1960, and later worked for Safeway. In 1962, he went into business with his nephew Duane Estes, and purchased The Cut Rate Market in Baker. He sold his half of the business in 1966 and moved to Burns, Ore., where he worked for Tiller’s Grocery Store. The couple moved to Walla Walla in 1968, and he worked as a meat cutter for Fleenor’s Quality Stores until retiring in 1984. Mrs. Singer died in 2005. Mr. Singer was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Forresters I.O.F., the Walla Walla Senior Center and a lifetime member of Walla Walla Elks 287. He enjoyed walking, gardening, camping and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, William and Lorreta Singer, Gary Singer, and Robert and Wanda Singer, all of Walla Walla, and Richard Singer of...

Shreffler, Clem – Obituary

Clem Shreffler, 96, of Prairie City, a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 6, 2006, at Prairie City. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Darrell Johnson of Grace Chapel at Prairie City and Ed Niswender of Calvary Baptist Church at Baker City will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will until 7 o’clock tonight at the funeral home. Clem E. Shreffler was born to Ferd and Mary Shreffler in Culdesac, Idaho, on Feb. 22, 1909. Clem was the fourth of six children in the family. At the age of 5, Clem and the family moved from Culdesac to Durkee. When Clem was 10, the family moved from Durkee to Baker City, where he completed the eighth grade and then worked a variety of labor and carpentry jobs over several years to help support the family. Clem eventually found a job with the Moura Sheep Ranch at Durkee, where he continued to work for several years. In 1932, Clem met the love of his life, Lucille Justice of Enterprise. They were married on April 8, 1933. Together they worked their way through the Great Depression, Clem as a sawyer at the Oregon Lumber Co., and Lucille as a bookkeeper for Montgomery Ward. On July 11, 1936, their first child, Dale, was born. Nearly four years later, on July 1, 1940, their second child, Nancy, was born. Throughout World War II, Clem worked construction as a pipefitter and carpenter in the Vancouver shipyards and also at the Umatilla Army Depot. Occasionally the family moved with him, but...
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