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Baker City, Oregon

Larry A. Graves, 66, a longtime Baker City resident, died July 26, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

His funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Bill Cox of McEwen Bible Fellowship will officiate. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Visitations will be today until 8 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co.

Larry was born March 12, 1936, in Baker City to Lawrence and Emma Graves. Though born in Baker City, Larry lived with his family at Sumpter at the time, and he continued to make his home there until his mid 20s, when he moved to Baker.

Larry was a mill worker for much of his life, working at Ellingson Lumber for quite a while, and after that for Malheur Lumber in John Day. Later in his life he became a ranch hand for the Phillips Ranch, where he remained until his retirement.

Larry and his wife, Roberta Calloway, raised one son, Norm, and two daughters, Trudy and Lorraine.

Larry loved hunting and fishing and just being in the outdoors. He especially enjoyed getting together with his family during their annual hunting trips. He also was a lifetime member of the Friends of the Sumpter Valley Dredge.

Larry is survived by his wife, Roberta; his mother, Emma Graves; his son, Norm; two daughters, Trudy and Lorraine; and four sisters, Dorothy, Marie, Pat and Sandy.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Graves.

Contributions in Larry’s memory may be made to the Friends of the Sumpter Valley Dredge in care of Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 2, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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