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Payne, Porter Alex “Tim” – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon

Porter Alex “Tim” Payne, 84, of Prineville, a former Northeastern Oregon resident, died June 11, 2005, at Ochoco Care Center.

At his request, there will be no service at this time.

Tim was born on March 29, 1921, at Troy to James S. and Lillian P. Hall Payne. He was raised all over Eastern Oregon and attended schools in the La Grande area.

He married Irene Looker in Baker City in 1949. He farmed and raised cattle. He worked for Eastern Oregon College in maintenance from 1960 and then worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation in highway maintenance before retiring in 1983. He moved from North Powder to Prineville in 2004.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Payne was also a past member and officer of the North Powder Grange.

He served in the U.S. Army at Luzon, Phillipines, during World War II. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his son, Alex G. Payne of Glendale, Calif.; his daughter, Emma “Lucy” and her husband, Charles Thompson, of Prineville; his brothers, Aaron Payne of Union and James Payne of Salem; his sisters, Emma Hoyt of Union and Peggy Garrison of Salem; a grandson and a great-granddaughter; and nine nieces and seven nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and an older sister, Wanneta Wilson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Rifle Association or to Pioneer Memorial Hospice. The Prineville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 199 N.E. 10th St., at Prineville.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 17, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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