Baker City, Oregon
Mary Ellen Hambleton, 87, a longtime Baker City resident, died Jan. 23, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center after an extended illness.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mary was born Sept. 19, 1914, at Wallowa. Her parents were George Paris and Lou Anna Cox Roop. When she was about a year old, her family moved to Pine Valley. She attended school at Pine Valley.
She lived at Pine Valley until she married Harvey Warren Hambleton on Sept. 19, 1938. She and Harvey lived at Cornucopia until the mines closed. She moved to Baker City where she lived the rest of her life.
She was an avid churchgoer all of her life until her health prevented her from going. She was a member of the First Christian Church both in Halfway and in Baker City.
She was active in the church. She loved to garden and raised gladiolas and sold them. She was an excellent mother and wife. She was a seamstress and for many years an active member of Pleasant Valley Home Extension. She loved doing crafts and putting puzzles together.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, James and Theona Hambleton of Baker City and Albert and Marlene Hambleton of Redding, Calif.; grandchildren, Deborah Lynn Hayse of Baker City, Catherine Marie Martin of Baker City, Daniel James Hambleton of Klamath Falls, and Anthony Allen Hambleton of Carmel, Calif.; and great-grandchildren, Ryan Hambleton, Joseph Hayse, Andrew Martin, and Annie Martin; three sisters, Mable Farrar and Ada Stoor, both of Baker City, and Sadie Davidson of Medford; sister-in-law, Ellen Roop; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Paris Roop, in 1954; her mother, Anna Roop, in 1963; her husband, Harvey, in 1976; her brother, Harmon Roop, in 1982; a sister, Maud Dunn; and a baby sister in 1924.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baker City Christian Church Building Fund through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 25, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor