Mendenhall, Wesley Barrett – Obituary

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Baker City, Oregon

Wesley Barrett Mendenhall, 64, of Baker City, died Jan. 20, 2002.

His memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Robert Whiteman of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate.

Mr. Mendenhall was born March 18, 1937, at Mount Auburn, Ill. He was a son of Eva Mae Hardisty and Floyd C. Mendenhall. He was raised and educated in Mount Auburn.

He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1953 and was honorably discharged in 1963. On July 3, 1963, he married Kay Borkhardt at Edinburg, Ill. They moved to Baker City in 1978.

Wes worked in house construction, door manufacturing and for 20 years at the Best Western Sunridge Inn as supervisor of maintenance. He also loved to mine and spent many years doing so.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He loved to fish, camp and prepare smoked fish and jerky. Then he became hooked on the computer.

He was very loyal to his family and friends. The last two years, he has been in close contact with his Air Force buddy of 30 years. They talked every night on the computer.

Survivors include his wife, Kay Mendenhall of Baker City; his daughter, Annette, and her husband, Phil Hansen, of Cedar City, Utah; son, Wesley Alan Mendenhall, and his wife, Julia, of Baker City; grandchildren, Tiffany Hansen, Taite and Tanner Mendenhall, Ashley and Cassie Main, Brittany, Candace and Paige Schmidt, and Caleb Marston; sisters, Vonnie Dodson, and her husband, George, of Dallas, Texas, and Sherry Frazier and her husband, Tom, of Elgin; brother, Larry Mendenhall, and his wife, Barb, of Illinois; his mother, Gladys Mendenhall of Pendleton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Eva Mae Peck, and his father, Floyd Mendenhall.

Memorial contributions may be made to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, 1121 S.W. Salmon St. 201, Portland, OR 97205-2021, or to the charity of one’s choice. This may also be done through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 25, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. Web. 26 January 2015. - Last updated on May 25th, 2011

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