Maynard, John Carrol – Obituary

John Carrol Maynard, 86, of Baker City died Jan. 22, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Care Center from natural causes.

Services will be scheduled later.

John was born on Aug. 7, 1921, at Tillamook to H. Clifford and Elsie Mae Fletcher Maynard. He was raised on a farm at McMinnville and graduated from McMinnville High School.

During high school, John met Betty Hackney. They were married on Aug. 11, 1940, just after graduation. John and Betty had three children that they raised in their hometown of McMinnville.

In 1958, John and Betty moved to Baker City, where John ran a mobile diesel repair truck.

John and Betty were both very active members of the Baker Elks Lodge, in not only the social events but also the community volunteering projects. John helped to build the bleachers for the Wade Williams Memorial Baseball Park.

In addition to volunteering with the Elks, John was a volunteer firefighter for Baker City. He enjoyed gold mining and fishing when he was younger. He was a very hard worker and always gave back to the community.
John could also be described as a bit stubborn and ornery; he had a definite opinion on how things should be done.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; daughter, Elaine Joseph; grandson, Sean Maynard; brother, Eugene Maynard; and sister, Bernice Widmayer.

Survivors include his sons, John H. Maynard and his wife, Misko, of Olympia, Wash., and Ken Maynard and his wife, Nona, of Payette, Idaho; five grandchildren, Daniel Talley of Baker City, Warren Maynard of Payette, Ted Talley of Portland, Debbie Gorte of La Grande and Corrina Reno of Milton-Freewater; numerous great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Maynard of McMinnville; sisters, Clara Speidel of Salem, Marian Carroll of Portland and Donna Grant of Myrtle Creek; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baker Elks Lodge, No. 338, through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 24, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. Web. 25 December 2014. - Last updated on May 17th, 2011

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