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Emlaw, Catherine A. Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon

Catherine A. Emlaw, 97, a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 29, 2006, at Portland.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 13th Street and Clay Street S.W., in Portland. Portland Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Catherine was born on Aug. 29, 1908. She was raised at Dickinson, N.D. She traveled to Spokane, Wash., for nurses training and graduated from Sacred Heart where she met and married one of her patients, Earl Emlaw, an engineer with the Great Northern Railroad.

They moved to Portland in 1929 and then moved to Baker City where Earl worked with the Oregon Lumber Co. and the Sumpter Valley Railroad.

Catherine was an active nurse at both hospitals. She also was a private nurse and served as office nurse with the Dr. Higgins Clinic. She also was active in the Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her son, Dick Emlaw and daughter-in-law, Merry McGrath Emlaw, a former Baker City resident; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 3, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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