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Baldridge, Ruby Anna – Obituary

Imnaha, Wallowa County, Oregon A private family service was held for Ruby Anna Baldridge, 68, a longtime Central Oregon resident in earlier years that returned to Prineville nine months ago. She died Tuesday, June 19, 1984 at the Crook County Nursing Home. Mrs. Baldridge’s activities were centered largely in her home, but she had worked for a time as a hospital cook. She was married April 25, 1934 in Park Falls Wis. to Henry T. Baldridge, who survives. They moved to Oregon in 1938 and settled in Hines, where they lived for five years before moving to Prineville. They moved to Izee in 1953, back to Hines in 1962 and to Gilchrist in 1968. They lived in Imnaha from 1973 until returning to Prineville last October. Ms. Baldridge was born July 17, 1915, in Martell, Wis. She grew up in the Fifield area of Wisconsin, where she attended schools. In Prineville she was a member Our Saviors Lutheran Church and Rebekah Lodge No. 103.Her hobbies included fishing, hunting, camping, and traveling. In addition to her husband survivors include a daughter, Rita Evans, Prineville; two sons, Roger Baldridge, Sisters, and Oliver Baldridge, Redding, Calif., a brother, Ronald Warren, Fifield, Wis.; a sister, Avis swan, Lynnwood, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her parents, Wilson and Martha (Taylor) Warren, preceded her in death, as did a son, Lonny, five brothers and five...

Thornton, Pamela Liebig – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Pamela Liebig-Thornton, 56, of La Grande, died at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A recitation of the rosary will begin at 7 tonight at Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 1002 L Ave. Burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery. Pamela was born May 22, 1951, in Portland to Norman and Dorothy (Drinkwater) Liebig of Hines. As an infant she lost her first mother and was raised by her father’s second wife Marion (Sutherland) Liebig, whom she knew as her mother. She spent her childhood in the Hines area where she attended public schools. Pamela met and fell in love with Fred Thornton Jr. in high school and they married on Jan. 27, 1968, in Weiser, Idaho. They had two daughters, Tina and Kari, while living in Hines. She moved with her husband to La Grande where she lived for the past 26 years. In Hines she worked at the Harney County Hospital in Burns in various roles. In La Grande she worked at the Grande Ronde Hospital as well as providing in-home services for seniors. During the past several years she devoted her time and energy to her family and recently to her two grandchildren. Those who knew her say she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and daughter. She enjoyed growing colorful flowers and feeding hummingbirds in her garden. Birds and squirrels were welcomed into her yard where her feeders were always kept full. She was an avid...

Nelson, Glenn “Gordy” – Obituary

Glenn “Gordy” Nelson, 73, died on Nov. 3, 2007 in Hines, Ore. He was born on Aug. 19, 1934, in Baker City. Nelson went to school in Baker City, graduating from St. Francis Academy in 1952. He entered the United States Air Force in September of that same year. Upon completion of his basic training at Parks Air Force Base in California, Nelson served as personnel clerk at Larsen Air Force Base in Washington. In April 1954, he was assigned as administrative clerk with the 1503rd USAF Infirmary, a unit long-noted for its superior performance in handling of air evacuees in the far east. He served with the 1503rd Air Transport Wing, Pacific Division, Military Air Transport Service. Nelson was selected airman of the month, an award based on morale, leadership, appearance, initiative and application of duty. During the two years he was stationed at Tokyo International Airport, he was an active participant in the intramural sports field and was named all-star shortstop of his league. He was a staff sergeant when he was discharged from the Air Force in September 1956. In 1957, Nelson married Donna Young. He was employed by Oregon Lumber Company, and Edward Hines Lumber Company as Personnel and Safety Director. When the mill closed, he worked for Western States Equipment until he retired in 1993. In his later years, Nelson worked at the schools as part-time custodian. He made many good friends wherever he was. Nelson’s grandchildren were the focus of his life. He loved hunting and fishing with his friends and relatives, and he sometimes golfed. Nelson is survived by his wife, Donna...

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