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Hunt, Ross D. – Obituary

Ross D. Hunt, 81, of Baker City, a former Baker County sheriff, died Jan. 17, 2005, at his home. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Baker City Christian Church, 2998 Eighth St. Pastor Roger Scovil will officiate. There will be a reception afterward at Community Connection, 2810 Cedar St. Visitations will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Eastern Oregon Pioneer Crematory will conduct the cremation after the funeral. Ross was born on Aug. 15, 1923, at Richland, Wash., to Harry and Florence Cline Hunt. As a young boy his family moved to Grandview, Idaho, where Ross attended school. He was a graduate of Grandview High School. Ross excelled in high school sports and was offered a full-ride scholarship to Boise State University in both football and boxing. However, having had his fill of school, he declined the offers. While in high school, Ross met and dated Violet Geddes who turned out to be the love of his life. The two were married on June 15, 1942, at Mountain Home, Idaho, after her high school graduation. They remained happily married until her death in February of 2003. The couple lived their entire lives in the Northwest, residing in Idaho, Washington and Oregon. Ross wore many hats throughout the course of his life, working as a cowboy, journeyman blacksmith, building contractor, millwright, truck driver, logger, mechanic, sheriff and deputy sheriff, deputy assistant coroner, and even as a mortuary assistant. He had a tendency to rise to a leadership role in every venture he pursued and he...

Hunt, Violet M. Geddes Mrs.- Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Violet M. Hunt, 78, of Baker City died Feb. 16, 2003, at her home. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Ralph Holcomb of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. There will be a reception afterward at the Senior Center, 2810 Cedar St. Visitations will be from noon to 8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Gray’s West & Co. Gray’s West Pioneer Crematory will conduct the cremation after the funeral. Violet was born on June 2, 1924, at Vernon County, Wis., to Alec and Nellie Watson Geddes. She graduated from high school at Grandview, Idaho, as the class salutatorian in 1942. During high school, Violet dated a young man by the name of Ross Hunt. The couple married very soon after Violet’s graduation in Mountain Home, Idaho, on June 15, 1942. Ross and Violet spent their entire lives in the Northwest, living in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Violet was a Little League and Boy Scout mom and was always involved in community programs and organizations, some of which included the Red Cross, Baker County Possettes and the Baker County Search and Rescue. She also was very active in the grange and, at one time, the Haines United Methodist Church and more recently, the Baker City Christian Church. Violet was a huge advocate of being self-sufficient. She taught all four of her sons to cook and to clean for themselves. She also practiced what she preached, as she could often be found filling in on any job that needed done...

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