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Baker City, Baker County, Oregon

Fay L. Alderson, 95, a long time resident of Baker City, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Graveside services for Mrs. Alderson will be held Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Pastor Tony Brandon of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will officiate. Interment will follow the services. Visitation will be held Wednesday from noon until 7:00 p.m. at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. in Baker City.

Mrs. Alderson was born October 3, 1909, in Optima, Okla., a daughter of Jeptha and Laura (Hizer) Harris. She came to Baker City in 1936. Mrs. Alderson worked for 20 years as a silk and wool finisher at the cleaners in Baker City and nine years at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home in the sewing room. She enjoyed her yard.

Mrs. Alderson is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Laura Ellen and Herman Gibbs of Salem; sons and daughter-in-laws, William H. and Doris Alderson of Baker City, and James and Louise Alderson of Milwaukee; sister, Opal Harris, of Austin, Texas; seven grandchildren; and also great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, four brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions in her memory may direct them to a charity of one’s choice; this can be done through the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 26, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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