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Thrasher, Pearl Long Mrs. – Obituary

Pearl Thrasher Passes, Jan. 6

Pearl Thena Thrasher was born in July 8, 1902 in Haines, Oregon. The oldest child of William and Amy Long, long-time pioneer family in Baker County who first settled in the Muddy Creek area near Haines. She attended Muddy Creek School.

She married Daniel Price Thrasher on Sept. 25, 1920 in Baker. They lived in Sparta, Richland and North Powder before moving to Baker in 1926. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Baker. She was a homemaker all her life and was a devoted wife, mothers and grandmother. She enjoyed the out of doors and all types of family get-togethers.

Survivors include her husband, Dan, two daughters and sons-in-law, Juanita and John Osborn of Baker, and Betty”Billie” and Hollis DeGrofft of High River, Alberta, Canada, five grandchildren, Darrel and Marty DeGrofft of High River, Lynda and Reia Kooch of Joseph, Duane and Pattie Ann DeGrofft, of Pendleton, Sharon Osborn of Baker, and John and Joyce Osborn of Baker, 11 great grandchildren, brothers and sisters Ruth Brown, Doris Colton, Daisy Elliott, Garnet Long, Lewis Long, and Harry Long of Baker. Opal Blank of Butte, Montana and Glen Long of Pendleton and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Frank, Ernest and Alfred Long who died in infancy.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 pm under the direction of Langrell-Monroe Mortuary with the Rev. Greg Eicher officiating, with interment at the Haines Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to a charity of their choice in lieu of flowers.

Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, January, 1986
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor

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