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Union, Union County, Oregon

William Guy “Bill” Hooker, 92, of Union, died Dec. 24, 2002, at his home.

His graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Union Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Peters of the Union United Methodist Church will officiate.

Mr. Hooker was born Jan. 15, 1910, at Cleveland, Wash., to Joseph J. Hooker and Emma Selinda Fletcher Hooker. At the age of 2 he moved to Asotin, Wash., where he grew up and attended public school.

Bill married Frances Harriet Wilsey on March 23, 1932, at Goldendale, Wash. Bill and his wife lived at Lewiston, Idaho, for a year before moving to Pondosa where he worked for the mill for 21 years.
In 1945, Bill and his family moved to Union where he went to work for the Forest Service. He loved hunting and fishing.

Mr. Hooker had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh and joke around. He was very close to his family and will be missed by all who knew him.

Mr. Hooker was preceded in death by his brothers, John J. Hooker, and his wife, Mabel, and Eugene Lyman Hooker and his wife, Opal Almira Hooker; a sister, Pearl Moore; half sister, Blanche Clark; half brothers, Frank Johnson and Charlie Johnson; and son-in-law, Aaron Ringer.

Survivors include his wife of Union; daughter, Norma J. Ringer of La Grande; son and his wife, William C. and Carol Hooker of Union; five grandchildren, Gayleen Marie Henderson, and her husband, Lynn, of Elgin, Mark Allan Ringer, Metta Jane Williams of Elgin, Deborah Ann Hull, and her husband, Todd, of Union, and Judy Renee Turner of Union; eight great-grandchildren, Mathew Douglas Hoffman, Joseph Eugene Hoffman, Chantle Malone, Mark Eugene Durbin, Kristina Turner, Austin Williams, Thomas Charles Hull and Rudy Oliver Turner; three great-great-grandchildren, Andrew Hoffman, Shane Hoffman and Mike; and sister-in-law, Donna Jean Scriver, and her husband, George, of Graham, Wash.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Union United Methodist Church through the Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande, OR 97850.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January, 3, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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