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Baker City, Oregon

James Russell Rose Sr., 87, a longtime Baker City resident, died Nov. 17, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Heath Services.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Baker City Christian Church, 2998 Eighth St. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 8 o’clock tonight at Grays West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave.

Mr. Rose was born and raised at Ontario. He married Marion Phyllis Frazier in September of 1935. He worked several jobs before moving to Pondosa in 1944, where he worked at the mill there until it closed in 1958.

The family moved to Baker City in 1962 and after his retirement from the city he continued working as a volunteer with Community Connection. For more than 30 years he drove dial-a-bus and for the last few years he helped in the kitchen. He was named state Volunteer of the Year in 1997. He also worked and served his church (The First Christian Church of Baker City.)

An avid dancer, he and his wife attended dances in the area. He loved the mountains and camped in them as much as possible. Many people benefited from his woodworking skills.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion; his son, Clyde “Ed” Rose; and sisters, Vera Oliver, Bessie Henry and Ethel Parker.

Survivors include his daughters, Nancy Dickison of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Kay Rose of Corvallis; a son, James Russell “Bud” Rose Jr. of Kennewick, Wash.; sisters, Nellie Reed of Olympia, Wash., and Helen Pennington of New Plymouth, Idaho; grandsons, Wade Dickison of Seymour, Tenn., J. Scott Rose of Olympia, Wash., Russell Dickison of Kansas City, Mo., Troy Rose of Newberg and Larry Dickison of Elizabethton, Tenn.; granddaughters, Trudy Rose-Waggoner of McDade, Texas, and Jenina Rose-Peltier of Mountain Home, Idaho; and three great-granddaughters and three great-grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baker City Christian Church or Community Connection through Grays West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 23, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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