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Baker City, Oregon
Charlotte C. Hale, 88, a longtime Baker City resident, died April 16, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Heath Care Center.
Her funeral was at 2 o’clock today at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church officiated. Vault interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. Hale was born Jan. 10, 1913, at Portland to Grace Agnes Roberts and Lester L. Davis. She was one of four children.
After attending school at Portland and later at Alderdale, Wash., she returned to Portland to work as a waitress. It was her love of ranch life that took her to The Dalles three years later.
Shortly thereafter, she met her husband, Eugene Hale. They were married on Oct. 11, 1937. Their first two years together were spent on the Hale family ranch at Alderdale. In 1939, they purchased Mr. Hale’s father’s ranch at Whitney. They lived there until 1990, when they moved to Baker City.
Mrs. Hale exemplified the spirit of a pioneer ranch wife. She was truly a partner in the success of their ranch. She treasured the companionship of her many animals, the natural beauty surrounding her and the good fellowship of her many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Eugene V. Hale of Baker City; her niece, Jean Brock of Pilot Rock; her many loving friends; and her cherished companions, her dogs, Mickey and Tuffy.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Association through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 20, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor