Cove, Union County, Oregon
Amy Barker, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Barker, was born in Minnesota, February 27, 1891 and died at the G. M. Baker home on March 2nd, 1922, after a short illness.
At the age of sixteen she came with her parents from Minnesota to Pasco, Wash. where they resided for two years, then coming to Cove, where her education was completed and she was married to Roy J. Baker on November 3rd, 1912 when they made a permanent home on a farm two miles north of Cove.
Mrs. Baker leaves her husband Roy J. Baker, two sons, Claude Edward, age 7, Robert Orien age 4, and a daughter, Lois Jean, age 8 months, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Barker, four brothers, Ray Barker of Salem, Guy Herbert and Gordon of Cove, also five sisters, Mrs. R. H. Daniel and Nellie, Lura, Berta and Dorothy of Cove, besides a host of friends for it can be said “to know her was to love her”.
Mrs. Baker united with the M. E. church in 1910 and has ever been a faithful and willing worker in all Christian work. She was also a member of Mt. Fannie grange and at the time of her death held the office of Worthy Lecturer, one of the most important offices of the order.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Loree at the M. E. church at 10:30 a. m. Saturday morning and the remains were laid to rest in Cove cemetery. She is not dead her body is at rest. Her spirit inhabits the home of the blest. Nay, now but do not weep; God has given her rest, has given her sleep. She is now among God’s jewels rare, shining with luster, bright and fair.
The La Grande Observer, March 8, 1922:
Contributed by: Holly Vonderohe