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Baker City, Oregon
Vada Adelle Landweer, 57, died Sept. 25, 2004, at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.
There will be a celebration of her life at 3 p.m. (MDT) Friday at Bucky’s Cafe in Cambridge, Idaho.
Vada was born on Oct. 13, 1946, at Baker City. She was raised at Sparta and attended the Sawmill Gulch school and Eagle Valley High School at Richland. She attended her last year of high school at Vale, where she graduated.
During her life, she lived in Prairie City, and then moved to Richland. Her last years were near the Cambridge, Idaho, area.
Vada’s passions included her family, especially her grandchildren, her many friends and her monthly newsletter “The Mountain Pass Press.” She enjoyed living in and near the mountains. She truly lived her life on her own terms and will be remembered for her gentle nature, kindness, honesty, and for always standing for what she believed in.
Survivors include three sons, Don Butler and Ron Butler of Boise, and Sgt. Thomas Landweer of the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y.; brothers, George and Bill Graves of Oregon; sisters, Vesta Allen of Washington, and Shirley Carpenter and Nona Carpenter of New Mexico; grandchildren, Edward Ross Butler and Michelle Renee Butler of Baker City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Lola Graves; two sisters, Barbara Stultz and Marjorie Blank; and her eldest son, William David Butler.
Arrangements are under the direction of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 1, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor