Bates, Ivolene Combs Dunn Mrs. – Obituary

Ivolene Dunn Bates, 78, of Baker City died April 28, 2006, at her home.

Her graveside service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward at the United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. Pastor Jack Bynum will officiate.

Ivolene was born on May 12, 1927, at King County, Wash., to William and Lucy Combs. She moved to Baker City at a very young age. Ivolene was a 1945 Baker High graduate. She then met and married Charles E. “Deke” Dunn in November of the same year.

She was a housewife and mother in her early years, then went to work for Fabian and Dan Mack’s Jewelry Stores for a number of years. She enjoyed working with and for the public. Ivolene had a great sense of humor and was fun to be around.

She enjoyed being outdoors, and going fishing whenever she could. Later in her years, she met Henry Bates. They were married in April of 2000.

She will be missed deeply by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; five brothers; and her first husband.

Survivors include her brother, Pete Combs of Eureka, Calif.; her daughter, Claudette, and her husband, Larry Van Dusen of Parker, Ariz., Tom and his wife, Mary Dunn, of Baker City; three stepchildren, Alicia of Redmond, Wayne of Roseburg, and Joy of Boise; and her husband, Henry Bates of Baker City; grandchildren, JoDee Endicott and her fiance, Homer Relaford, of Baker City, Janee Endicott of Kent, Wash., Jill Reed Gomez and her husband, Jose, of Kent, Wash., Keith Dunn and his wife, Jill, of Baker City, and Curtis Dunn of Baker City; five great-grandchildren; and a number of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 12, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. Web. 26 January 2015. - Last updated on Jun 1st, 2011

Locations: , ,

Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.

Connect With Us!

Pin It on Pinterest


Share This

Share this post with your friends!