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LeeRoy Kinsey, 73, of Grants Pass, a former longtime Baker City resident, died Jan. 11, 2008, at his home.

His memorial service will be at 1 p.m., Friday at Calvary Church on Midway Avenue in Grants Pass. Private interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

He was born on March 10, 1934, at Yakima, Wash., to Ted and Neta Kinsey and was raised at Halfway. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and in the reserves while living in Baker City.

On Dec. 24, 1959, he married Arlene Tullgren at Beaverton. For 43 years they lived in Baker City where he worked at the Baker City Post Office for 27 years before retiring with a heart condition. They moved to Grants Pass in 2004 .

He loved the Lord and was active in the Christian Church and the Agape Christian Center of Baker City serving as an elder in both. He enjoyed his Calvary Church family in Grants Pass.

He was an avid outdoorsman who loved camping, fishing, and hunting. He enjoyed spending time with his constant pal, his dog, Shadow.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Arlene of Grants Pass; a son, Mark, and his wife, Tamra Kinsey of Kennewick, Wash.; a daughter, Lori and Scott Walters of Grants Pass; two brothers, Harvey Kinsey and Linden Kinsey; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Neta Kinsey; and a brother, Marvin Kinsey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Church Missions, 2193 Midway Ave., Grants Pass, OR 97527.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 16, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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