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Baker City, Oregon

Mabel L. Brewer, 99, of Baker City died July 24, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Lura Kidner-Miesen of the United Methodist Church will officiate. Her graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. MDT at the Glen Rest Cemetery at Glenns Ferry, Idaho.

Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at the funeral home.

Mrs. Brewer was born in 1902 at Lincoln, Calif. She moved to Idaho with her family as a child.
Her father worked for the railroad and part of the time the family lived in rail cars. Her mother cooked for crews with the help of her children.

She graduated from high school at Glenns Ferry, Idaho, and attended normal school at Lewiston, Idaho. She taught school until she married Lloyd Brewer on June 25, 1922. He died in 1959.

The couple had three children: a boy and two girls. They lived at Lima, Mont., Glenns Ferry and Hermiston at various times. Mrs. Brewer taught school at Huntington, Hermiston and Clackamas before her retirement in 1969.

She enjoyed painting with watercolors, china painting, ceramics and tatting. She moved to Baker City in 1992 to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Corky Combs.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Corky Combs of Baker City; son-in-law, Karl Dame of Oxnard, Calif; a sister, Ethel Mae Starkey of Nampa, Idaho; grandchildren, Steve and Pixie Combs of La Grande, Craig and Penny Combs of Meridian, Idaho, Bart and Robin Combs of Baker City, Janice and Budd Burns of Las Vegas, Nev., Jeffery and Caren Dame of Gilroy, Calif., Robin and Kelly Dame of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Regan and Greg Brown of San Martin, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Sada Combs, Cristopher Endicott, Danielle and Andrea Combs, Jeremy Combs, Jake Williams, Scotty and Tammy Lord, Jensis and Jordan Burns, Tiffiny and Stephany Dame, Greg and Megan Dame, Russell, Ryan and Jessie Taylor Brown; and great-great-grandchildren, Kersey Jordan and Tristan Weimer.

She also was preceded in death by her parents, a son and a daughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice through the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 27, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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