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Annie Delia Calder Keller, 98, a longtime resident of Haines and Baker City, died peacefully in her sleep on May 4, 2002.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane. Bishop Tom Brock of the third ward will conduct the service. Interment will be in the Haines Cemetery. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
She was born in south Baker City on Aug. 16, 1903, to Mark and Delia Calder. Ann married Col. Art Keller in 1935 at Vancouver, Wash. She was active in her community, serving in 4-H, Girl Scouts and Eastern Star of Sumpter, Haines, and Baker City.
She was an ardent gardener and enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. Ann and Art enjoyed their cabin in Granite and hiking in the mountains. She was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions including Relief Society president while living in Maryland.
Because of Col. Keller’s army career, she traveled and lived in many states and also lived in Formosa (Taiwan) for a year.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 10 brothers and sisters, her husband and one son, Vance.
Survivors include one sister, Phoebe Burby of Baker City; two daughters, Lois Ann Ward, and her husband, Alvin Ward, of Baker City and Maureen Mengis of Portland; and one son, Richard Baxter and his wife, Jacqueline, of Nile Valley, Wash.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice through the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 10, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor