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Donald Ray “Don” Stephens, 72, of Haines, died Aug. 6, 2006, at his home.
His graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rock Creek Cemetery. Visitations will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St.
Don was born on April 10, 1934, at Twickenham to Rose and Ralph Stephens. At the age of 7, he moved with his family to Haines. He attended Rock Creek and Muddy Creek schools and graduated at North Powder School.
He loved playing football in school. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in an airborne unit during the Korean conflict. He was stationed in Germany for part of this time.
Don worked hard all his life. He was a diesel mechanic. He retired from the Ellingson mill.
He loved his ranch in the Rock Creek area. He was especially proud of his cow herd.
Survivors include four siblings, Marilyn Kidder of Lewiston, Idaho, Evelyn Fisher and her husband, Elbert, Richard Stephens and his wife, Nina, and Robert Stephens and his wife, Caren; Don loved little kids and leaves a great many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon Bible or the American Cancer Society through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 11, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor