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Baker City, Oregon

Bernice V. Munhall, 87, of Baker City, died April 2, 2004, at the St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.

Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 o’clock tonight at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Her graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Summerville Cemetery. The Rev. Robert C. Irwin of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral will officiate.

Mrs. Munhall was born on May 14, 1916, at Summerville to Victor and Martha Fries Johnston. She was educated at Imbler, graduating in 1934. After graduation she attended business college at Spokane, Wash.

She worked for various La Grande doctors. She married Robert Munhall on April 13, 1949, in La Grande. In 1950, they moved to Baker City where Robert worked for York Electric. Later they purchased York Electric where she took care of the bookkeeping for the company until their retirement.

She also was a homemaker and loving wife and mother. After their retirement they spent most of their time at their cabin on Wallowa Lake. She loved the wildflowers and watching the wild birds. She loved to cook especially large meals for family gatherings.

Mrs. Munhall had a love for music and people and she shared her love with all. She had been a member of Pleasant Grove Grange since 1926 and was a member of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral and the St. Francis Altar Society.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Jeanne Munhall of Lakeview; her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Wayne Bloom of Baker City; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leighton and Marie Johnston of Hood River and Dean and Judy Johnston of Union; grandchildren, Kevin and Darnel Cassidy of Haines and Tony Bloom of Dixon, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Kale Cassidy of Haines and Matthew Dixon of Dixon, Calif.; brother-in-law, Owen Munhall, and his wife, Kathleen, of Spokane, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a niece and nephew.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis de Sales Choir Loft Repair Project, St. Francis de Sales Food Bank, or Pathway Hospice through the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 9, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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