Baker City, Oregon
Margaret “Pearl” Black, 89, of Baker City, died Jan. 24, 2001, at Prairie Acres Foster Care home in Baker City.
Her funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Poole-Larsen Funeral Home, 1100 Charnelton St., in Eugene. Vault interment will be at Lane Memorial Garden in Eugene.
Mrs. Black was born Nov. 30, 1911, at Eugene to Willis H. and Maggie Crabtree Elliott. She lived in Eugene for most of her early years. In 1930 she married Robert N. Hinkson. They had two children: Pat Hinkson Leonard and Bud Hinkson. Mr. Hinkson died in 1946.
Mrs. Black worked for many years as a restaurant manager and owner. In 1950 she married Harold Black. They lived in Lowell.
She was very active in the church and Grange, and she made many wonderful friends. After she retired, she moved to Baker City and lived at Elkhorn Village.
She enjoyed playing bridge, bingo or just reading. Her favorite book was her Bible, and she was always involved in a Bible study. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eugene and later attended the Baker Bible Church and Haines Baptist Church. The last few years of her life she lived at Prairie Acres Foster Care home.
The delights of her life were her grandchildren. She referred to them as the flowers in the garden of her heart. She was a loving and cherished mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed but is now rejoicing in her heavenly home.
Mrs. Black is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and John Leonard of Baker City; daughter-in-law, Shirley Hinkson; grandchildren, Brad Leonard of Albany, Kirk Leonard and his wife, Michelle, of La Grande, Rory Leonard and his wife, Linda, of Haines, Shan Wattenburger and her husband, Bruce, of Redmond, Jon Hinkson and his wife, Anita, of New Haven, Conn., and Joi Christians and her husband, Roy, of Deerfoot, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Zack Leonard, Beka Leonard, Allyson Wattenburger, Kyle Wattenburger, Jayce Leonard, David Christians, Laura Christians, Vienna Hinkson and Geneva Hinkson.
Mrs. Black was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Robert N. Hinkson and Harold Black; her son, Bud Hinkson; and sisters, Thelma E. Warren and Ruth VanFossen.
Memorial contributions may be made to Campus Crusade, in care of the Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene or the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. in Baker City.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 26, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor