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Marguerite Edith McBath, 81, of La Grande, and a former Baker City resident, died Nov. 4, 2000, at an assisted living facility.
A celebration of life service was Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church in La Grande, with the Rev. Norman Shrumm officiating.
Mrs. McBath was born Sept. 3, 1919, at Delta, Colo., to Leslie and Emma (Ensley) Long. She moved with her family to Aberdeen, Idaho, where she graduated from Aberdeen High School. She later moved to Baker City, where she owned the Baker Flower Shop. She married Raymond McBath in 1963.
Mrs. McBath was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and Beta Sigma Phi in La Grande. She enjoyed many outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and hunting.
Mrs. McBath is survived by her children, Ila Mayer of Portland, Bill Baker of Kennewick, Jerry Baker of Baker City, Jerry McBath of Portland, Jim McBath of Meridian, Idaho, and DeeAnn Rischell of Meridian; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Hazel Beddoes of St. George, Utah, and Doris Moore of Meridian; brothers, Kenneth Long of Renton, Wash., Bruce Long of Napa, Calif., Harold Long of Anderson, Calif., and Sam Long of Roseburg; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond McBath, and by three brothes.
Contributions in Mrs. McBath’s memory may be made to the Presbyterian Women’s Guild in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, Ore., 97850.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 10, 2000
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor