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Baker City, Oregon
Richard, “Dick” Humphries, 71, of Baker city died on Monday, April 21, 2003, at his home.
Memorial for Mr. Humphries will be held on Friday, April 25, at 2 p.m. at the Apostolic Lighthouse Church with Pastor Nathaniel Neff officiating. Disposition was by cremation at Gray’s West Pioneer Crematory, and a
Military graveside service will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. A potluck reception will be held at the Senior Center.
Richard Alfred Humphries was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri Jan. 8, 1932.
He resided in West Yellowstone, Montana from 1937 until 1942. In 1943 he and his family moved to Baker City where he resided for 62 years.
Richard served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Baltimore Cruiser from March 1951 through March 1955.
In September 1955 he returned to Baker and wed Vickey M. Reeves.
Dick was known and loved for his remarkable gift of carpentry and restoration throughout Oregon such as the Brownlee dam and various bridges on interstate-84.
One of his last projects was the Geiser Grand Hotel which he postponed his retirement in order to be a part of.
Dick was also well known for his love of country music and his mastery of the steel guitar For many years he enjoyed playing music with his many musician friends and family members at various events and numerous gatherings.
In his earlier years he loved to hunt, fish and camp with his family and friends.
Dick was well loved and respected by all who knew him.
He has impacted many lives and we are all better people for knowing him. He will be missed by all.
Surviving children are Autumn of Prineville, Richard C. and wife Jeannie of Prineville, and Meriedeth of Davis, Calif., and seven grandchildren ages 22 years to 4 months.
Surviving brothers are Marshall, Clifford, Carl, Steven and Robert.
Proceeded him in death were both parents, one sister, and two brothers.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Mountain States Tumor Institute, through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, April, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor