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Hohimer, Roy Dean – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Roy Dean Hohimer, 79, of Baker City died July 5, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. At his request, there will be no funeral. Disposition was by cremation. Coles Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hohimer was born on Dec. 24, 1923, at Reed, Ky. He was a son of Bud and Alma Hohimer. He was raised and educated at Reed, Ky. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II and served in the European Theater, Italy and North Africa. He received two purple hearts and was decorated with the Silver Star with clusters and the Bronze Star with clusters. After the war, he was discharged and later was recalled to service during the Korean conflict. In 1959, he went to work in Alaska as an ironworker and continued in that profession until his retirement in 1984. In 1950, he married Pat Goodridge. She died in 1977. In 1986, he married Delita Spencer. They moved to Baker City in 1987 where they have resided since. He loved to work, carpentry and help anyone who needed help. Survivors include his wife Delita of Baker City; his children, Donald and Leisa Hohimer of Evansville, Ind., Kathleen and Joel Harmon of Anchorage, Alaska, and Ron Schneider of Baker City; brothers, Robert Hohimer of Reed, Ky., and Joe Hohimer of Henderson, Ky.; sister, Louise Sutherland of Reed Ky.; sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Larry Taylor of Valrico, Fla.; grandchildren, Michael Harmon, Tara Hohimer, Rebecca Hohimer, Joshua Hohimer and Eric Hohimer; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first...

Biography of General Joseph Lane

GENERAL JOSEPH LANE. – Joseph Lane first saw the light of day in North Carolina, December 14, 1801. He was reared in Henderson county, Kentucky. At the early age of twenty he was married to Miss Polly Hart, soon afterwards settling in Vanderburg county, Indiana, where he followed the humble life of a farmer for twenty-five years. While in the pursuit of this occupation, he was prominent as a leader in all matter of enterprise in the county. He soon drifted into politics, and was chosen to represent the county in the state legislature. He was continued in the same trust as long as he resided in the county. When the Mexican war began, the state senator resigned his seat, and prepared to enter the hostilities, when he was elected colonel of the Second Regiment of Indian Volunteers, and was ordered to report for duty at General Taylor’s headquarters at Brazos, Texas, which was then the seat of war. It was just prior to the battle of Buena Vista that General Lane was actively employed; and he took an active part in the glorious victory achieved by the American troops, commanding the left wing of Taylor’s army. During this engagement he was severely wounded by a bullet in the left shoulder; but, nothing daunted, he remained upon the field at his post of duty, suffering great pain, until the victory was assured. This act distinguished him for his unfaltering bravery. He was lauded by his commander; and he immediately attained a position in public estimation second to no other officer in the service. At the expiration of the time...

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