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Baker City, Oregon

Ralph A. Geils, 86, a Baker City native, died Dec. 23, 2001, at Meadowbrook Care Center.

His memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Ralph H. Holcomb of the Christian Church will officiate.

Disposition was by cremation at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Crematory.

Ralph was born Oct. 27, 1915, in Baker City to Fred and Bertha Schiller Geils. He was raised and educated in Baker City, where he spent his entire life with the exception of three years and 10 months that he spent in the Army during World War II.

He married Pauline Whisman on Oct. 17, 1947, in Baker City. She preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 1983.

Ralph was a member of the Baker City Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Baker City Golf Club. He enjoyed the out of doors, his yard and garden, and he especially loved to golf.

He worked a number of years for the Sumpter Valley Railroad as a truck driver hauling lumber, and he later worked for the city of Baker.

Ralph is survived by his sisters, Ella Craven of Baker City and Doris Washington of Reedsport; his sister-in-law, Claire Rudolph of Baker City; a foster daughter, Donna Gardner of Irrigon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 28, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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