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Haines, Baker County, Oregon

John A. Hand, 78, resident of Baker city, Oregon died Friday November 8, 1996 at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Graveside services for Mr. Hand were held Friday November 15, 1996 at 11:00 a.m. at the Haines Cemetery, Baker Veterans of Foreign Wars conducted Military honors.

Mr. Hand was born in North Powder, OR., a son of James and Nina F. (Snider) Hand. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He returned to this area and worked as a sheepherder on various ranches in the Baker Valley. He married Lenorah Lakey in Winnamucca, NV on April 5, 1965. She preceded him in death in January of this year.

He is survived by a brother Maurice Hand of Boise, Idaho, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in his memory may direct them to the Haines Cemetery maintenance District, this maybe done through the Coles-Strommer-Monroe Funeral Home.

Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, November, 1996
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor

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