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Gwendolyn Akin Honeycutt, 100, a longtime Halfway resident, died Nov. 1, 2000, at her home.

Her graveside funeral was Tuesday at the Pine Haven Cemetery at Halfway. Buck Steele officiated.

Mrs. Honeycutt was born Oct. 18, 1900, at Victor, Colo., to George and Lucy Akin. She married Washington Denver Honeycutt on Nov. 5, 1919, at Pueblo, Colo. They had four daughters over the next eight years while traveling the West picking fruit.

In the early 1930s, they owned a car dealership, but lost almost everything during the Depression. In 1939 they moved to Halfway where they farmed and later established a mining claim where they lived until Mr. Honeycutt’s death in 1982.

Mrs. Honeycutt remained in Halfway for the next 11 years, caring for herself and her two beloved cats. She became ill in April 1993 and moved to Baker City with her grandchildren, Darl and Lynda Pifher. She loved her cats, her family, friends and Western novels, which she listened to on her tape player.

Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Coyle and Lois Bowerman, both of Halfway; 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and her dearest friends, Connie Carnagy and Rose Steele.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, her husband and two daughters, Thelma and Bessie Kempe.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 10, 2000
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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