Wally Blair, 64, of Springfield, a former Baker City resident, died Aug. 27, 2009, of esophageal cancer.
His funeral Mass was celebrated today at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Eugene. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 18 at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Blair was born on May 13, 1945, at Baker City to James and Sylvia Blaylock Blair. He married Arlene Stauffer on Oct. 18, 1980, at Springfield where he had lived for 31 years.
Mr. Blair started his career in the lumber industry at Baker City and worked in other professions before becoming a truck driver, a profession he loved. He also served in the National Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene; children and their spouses, Vincent and Meg Blair of Beresfield, New South Wales, Australia, Fred Stauffer and his wife, Crystal, and Roxanne Formby, all of Creswell; his brothers, Alan Blair of Baker City and James E. Blair of Salem; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Katrina; one brother, David; one sister, Sylvia; a niece, Ponglada Blair; and a nephew, Shane Blair.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Green Hill Humane Society in Eugene. Andreason’s Cremation and Burial Service of Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon September 02, 2009
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor