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Blakeway, Myrtle L. Birge Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon

Myrtle L. Blakeway, 73, of Baker City and formerly of Gates, died Oct. 12, 2002, at her daughter’s home in Baker City.

A private family service will be conducted later. Coles Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Blakeway was born April 21, 1929, at Homedale, Idaho, to Lloyd O. and Eva Mae Hurst Birge. She married Roderick A. Frazier in 1947. In the 1960s, they lived in Union and Wallowa counties. They also lived at Bates. He died in 1977.

She moved from Gates to Baker City in August of this year, to be near family. Mrs. Blakeway was a member of the Eagles Lodge. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, country-western concerts and crossword puzzles. She was an excellent cook.

Survivors include her children, Georgia M. Shaffer and her husband, Jack, of Elgin, Loretta Martinez of Baker City, Debbie Duckett, and her husband, Rick, of Elgin, and Rick Frazier and his wife, Tammie, of Portland; sisters, Mary Wynn, of Spokane, Wash., and Emma Hall and her husband, Luke, of Boise; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Blakeway; a son-in-law, Rudy Martinez; and a grandson.
Memorial contributions may be directed to a 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, October 25, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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