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Ferguson, Isla – Obituary

Isla Pearl Ferguson, 84, a long-time resident of Baker City, Oregon died June 24, 1991 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Her funeral was at 10:00 a.m. June 27, at the Pioneer Chapel at Gray’s West and Co Internment was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Pastors Steve and Linda Toth of the First Presbyterian Church officiated. Mrs. Ferguson was born November 6, 1906 in Ord, Nebraska, the daughter of Bert and Nora Mattley Williams. She spent her childhood and attended schools in Nebraska. She attended college in Nebraska and Oregon. She married William “Bill” Ferguson on May 2, 1925. The couple lived in Nebraska before moving to Pendleton and then to Enterprise, Oregon. They moved to Baker City, Oregon in 1966. Mrs. Ferguson taught school in Nebraska and Oregon. She attended Eastern Oregon State College at La Grande, Oregon. She was a homemaker most of her life. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her children, Virginia Haydan of La Grande, Oregon, William C. Ferguson of Pendleton, Oregon, Audrey Best of Baker City, Oregon and Jack Ferguson of Adams, Oregon; a sister; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers and a sister. Memorial gifts may be made to the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation through Gray’s West and Company. Baker City, Baker County, newspaper Contributed by: Jack...

Churchill, Marjorie Bethene Dye Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Marjorie Bethene Dye Churchill, 90, a longtime Baker City resident, died March 18, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Interment will be April 9 in Grants Pass. Marjorie was born on Feb. 18, 1914, in Arcadia, Neb., to Arthur Simeon and Millicent Pearl Vincent Dye. She married Raymond Leonard Churchill on Oct. 16, 1932. They had five children. During her life she enjoyed running a dairy with her husband in Woodburn. They loved working together and being together. During her life she was also a bookkeeper. Her greatest love was that of her children and grandchildren. The grandchildren best remember her teaching them to write their names, how to stir pancake batter and to color inside the lines. She loved to crochet and enjoyed rock hounding with her youngest son. Survivors include her daughters and their husbands, Bethene and Donald Alderson of Bozeman, Mont., and Alice and Raymond Dooley of Gresham, and Judith Churchill of Baker City; sons and their wives, Russell and Young Churchill of Castlerock, Wash., and Orville and Ardell Churchill of Baker City; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, and by two brothers and one sister. For those who wish to make a donation in memory of Marjorie you may do so to a special fund for the hearing impaired in Baker County in care of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 26, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

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