Baker City, Oregon
Lee B. Haydock, 87, a longtime Baker City resident, died March 26, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
A family memorial service will be scheduled in May.
Disposition was by cremation at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Crematory.
Mr. Haydock was born Dec. 15, 1913, at Pelzer, S.C., to James and Dora Haydock. At the age of 2 he moved to Nampa, Idaho, where he lived until 1936. He then moved to Stanwood, Wash.
There Mr. Haydock hauled for Vines pea factory, where the peas were canned. He met his future wife, Pearl, when he moved back to Nampa, where his mother was living at the time. He was between jobs and so he was tromping wool into bags and learning to shear sheep.
He moved back to Stanwood and he and Pearl were married on Sept. 2, 1936. They moved to Seattle, where her parents lived.
In 1942 Mr. Haydock went to work at a Navy yard at Bremerton, Wash. There he learned to weld. He later moved to Unity, where he lived until 1946, when he moved to Lewiston, Idaho, where he had his own welding shop.
He left there in a motor home and moved to Baker City in 1948. The couple had lived in a home on 11th Street since.
Mr. Haydock became a logger, and that was his occupation until he retired in 1978. Mrs. haydock retired from Basche-Sage Hardware and Levingers after they both had closed.
The Haydocks traveled extensively for 10 or 20 years in all the western states north to south, but never crossing the Great Divide. Mr. Haydock spent his last few years doing welding jobs and building things around the house. He had a great sense of humor and a caring heart, and he will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Mr. Haydock is survived by his wife, Pearl Haydock of Baker City; his daughters, Barbara Apple, and Lorraine Swiger and her husband, Burl; granddaughters, Garnette Rouse and Linette Dressel; a grandson, Buck Poe; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Dora Haydock; three older brothers, Overton, Gardner and Jack Haydock; and a sister, Barbara Haydock.
Contributions in Mr. Haydock’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 30, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor