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Ewing, Goldie J. Best Mrs. – Obituary

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Goldie J. Ewing, 90, a lifetime Baker City resident, died Jan. 4, 2005, at Ashley Manor.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Jimmy Larkin of Jehovah’s Witnesses will officiate.

Goldie was born on Sept. 8, 1914, at Keating to William H. and Pearl Shulenbarger Best. She married Harvey C. Ewing on April 1, 1936, at Payette, Idaho. The couple were married 43 years when Harvey died in 1979.

Home and family was the most important thing in her life. She was always there for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She was a better carpenter than most and an accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed repairing dolls and making the clothes for her large collection until she lost her eyesight.

Survivors include her son, Duane E. Ewing, and his wife, Sharron, of Baker City; foster daughter, Bonnie, and her husband, Eugene Warden, of Woodland, Wash.; brother, Elton Best of Baker City; two sisters-in-law, Veda Knoblauch of Baker City and Luella Densmore of Pendleton; grandchildren, Duane S. Ewing, and his wife, Melonie, of Haines, Mark D. Ewing and his wife, Debbie, of Baker City, Carmen E. Nelson and her husband, Jeff, of Baker City and April L. Bowers and her husband, Dave, of Baker City; great-grandchildren, Anne Lacey of Los Angeles, Levi, Sacha, and Goldie L. Ewing of Haines, Angela and Heather Ewing, both of Baker City; stepgrandchildren, Laura Bowling and Dominic Collins, Jessica Profitt, Joseph Profitt and his wife, Brittney, of Baker City, and Columbus-James “CJ” Bowers and Rab Bowers of Baker City; foster grandchildren, Roger, Erling, and Ralph Warden; seven great-great-grandchildren, most recently, Landen Profitt, born on Nov. 30, 2004; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three brothers, Harold, Loyd and John Best; a sister, Olive Standefer; five nephews; and a great-granddaughter, Kassandra S. Ewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Casey Eye Institute through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 7, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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