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Talbott, Lester Elvin – Obituary

Lester Elvin Talbott, 94, of Junction City, and a former Baker City resident, died March 22, 2002.

His funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Chapel in Junction City. Visitations will be Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be at Alford Cemetery.

Mr. Talbott was born Dec. 23, 1907, at Tillamook to Francis and Franky (Farley) Talbott. He graduated from high school in Tillamook. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe during World War II.

After the war he worked as a farmer and mill worker, retiring from the Hall-Oakes Lumber Co. in Bellfountain.

He lived in San Diego and Baker City for a time, but spent most of his life in Monroe.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting guns. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Talbott is survived by his children, Lee Talbott of Noti, and Joyce Torrence; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Talbott.

Contributions in Mr. Talbott’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Chapel.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 29, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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