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Long, Amy Beatrice Owens Mrs. – Obituary

Beatrice Long Here Entire Life Mrs. Amy Beatrice Long, age 85 of Baker, passed away Wednesday noon Oct. 29, at St. Elizabeth Hosp. after a short illness. Services for Mrs. Long were conducted Monday, Nov. 3, at 2 pm at the Langrell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Robert McNeil of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial was at the family plot in the Haines Cemetery. Mrs. Long was born at Rock Creek Dec. 20, 1883 the daughter of the late William and Mary Owen pioneers of Baker County. She was married to William Long of Muddy Creek, son of Baker County pioneers Alonzo and Julia Long. Mr. and Mrs. Long celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the home of their oldest son Garnet Long on Dec. 25, 1951. She is survived by five daughters and five sons: Pearl Thrasher of Baker, Opal Blank of Butte, Montana, Ruth Brown of Baker, Doris Colton of Baker, Daisy Elliott of Haines, Garnet Long of Baker, Lewis Long of Baker, Harry Long of Baker, Frank Long of Hoquium, WA., and Glen Long of Pendleton. She was preceded in death by a son Ernest Long January 4, 1968 and a brother Lincoln Owen May 9, 1966. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Ada Zigler of Portland and a niece and nephew Ethel and Clinton Perkins of Portland, OR. Mrs Long was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and a member of the GAR. Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, Nov. 6, 1969 page 5 Contributed by: Belva...

Jackson, John – Obituary

John Jackson Dies At Age 83 Was Grandson of Early Settlers John Edward Jackson age 83 of 1745 Guild Road, Woodland, Wa., passed away at Bess Kaiser Hospital in Portland, Sept. 14. Graveside services were held Sept. 16 at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Vancouver, WA. Pastor L. E. Faasch officiating. Mr. Jackson was born July 7, 1895 in Haines, OR. to G.W. and Ida Long Jackson. He attended schools in Haines and Muddy Creek. As a young man, he farmed in Baker Valley. He moved from Haines to Woodland, WA, he owned and operated one of the most modern dairy farms in that area. He was married to Josephine Thompson of Eagle Valley in Richland in 1914. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine, a son Norman, two sister, Nina Dahl and Ora Collins, two brothers, Charlie Jackson, and Roy Welch. Survivors include his daughter-in-law, Leatha Jenks, a grandson, Ronald Jackson of Woodland, a granddaughter, Sallye Muskie and four great grandchildren of Goldendale, WA., several nieces and nephews, as well as many cousins and friends living in the Baker area. He was the grandson of Alonzo and Julia Ann Long, pioneers settling in Baker Valley. Source: The Record Courier Sept. 28, 1978 page 6A Contributed by: Belva...

Fisher, John C. – Obituary

John C. Fisher, 78, a long time resident of Haines, passed away at his home on Friday, Oct. 11, 2002. John was cremated at his request and there will be no service. He was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Haines to Lena Maxwell Fisher and Calvin “Callie” Fisher. Upon his graduation from Muddy Creek High School in 1942, John enlisted in the Navy. His military career spanned 23 years, serving during WWII, the Korean conflict and Vietnam. Upon his retirement from the Navy in 1967, John returned to Haines. He worked for the Safeway Corporation for 17 years in LaGrande and Baker. He was an avid golfer and also enjoyed hunting and fishing. John was a member in good standing in the Elks, American Legion, and Eagles. John is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jeanette “Jean” Fisher; daughter, Elaine Thomas of Oroville, Calif.; son, John L. Fisher of West Linn; grandchildren, Meagan, Paul and Joe Fisher of West Linn, Michelle Slone of Palo Alto, CA, Sandra Slone of Portland and numerous nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his brothers, James and Charles Fisher and sister, Elizabeth (Fisher) Rhodes. John will be greatly missed by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Hospice in care of Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, Oregon 97814. Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon Oct. 17, 2002 Contributed by: Belva...

Maxwell, James Quinton – Obituary

James Q. Maxwell Services Oct 31 James Q. Maxwell, 56, of Sumpter, a native Oregonian, died Wed. at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise as the result of an accidentally self-inflicted gun shot wound. Graveside services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 31 at the Haines Cemetery. Rev. Gerald C. Nelson of the United Methodist Church in Baker and Haines officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. Mr. Maxwell was born October 9, 1920 in Haines the son of Wallace and Ethel Cartmill Maxwell. He his schooling in Haines and worked in the ship-yards in Portland, Oregon during World War II. He was a well known cook and worked in various restaurants in Baker. He also worked as a cook in Portland and in Crescent City, California. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include his son; James Ronald Maxwell of Portland; daughter, Sandra Brannan also of Portland; brother Tom Maxwell of Haines; sister Dortha Turgeon of Seattle; four grandchildren, Scott, Mark, Garylyn and Leah all of Portland and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister. The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, November 3, 1977, page 14 Contributed by: Belva...

Springer, Albert C. – Obituary

Haines Man Killed At Cove Ore Cove, Ore., Feb. 26, Albert C. Springer of Haines was electrocuted Saturday afternoon while repairing electric transmission wires three miles east of here. The dead man had been visiting at the home of John Rutter, electrician, and when Mr. Rutter was called to town Saturday afternoon Springer volunteered to repair the wires which had broken and fallen to the ground. Two hours after leaving Springer, Rutter and a friend, Mr. Evans of Baker, who was accompanying Mr. Rutter home to spend the night found Springer’s body in the road where it had fallen. The remains were sent to Haines yesterday afternoon for interment. Mr. Springer was a single man and lived with his parents in Haines. North Powder News Saturday March 3,...

Nutt, Erma Mae – Obituary

Erma Mae Nutt 72 Died January 28, 1980 Erma Mae Nutt 72 of Halfway, Oregon passed away Wednesday, January 28 at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital. Funeral services for Mrs. Nutt will be conducted Saturday, January 31 at 2:00 p.m. in the Halfway Presbyterian Church. Reverend Sidney Sandusky of the Halfway Presbyterian church will officiate. Interment will follow at the Pine Haven Cemetery Halfway, Oregon. Mrs. Nutt was born on May 2, 1908 in Enterprise, Oregon to Mr. and Mrs. George and Pearl Atins-Emmons. Mrs. Nutt was born and raised in the Enterprise area and attended schools there. She worked in La Grande for a Doctor’s office. She left the area for awhile and returned to Baker in 1942. She married David Bill Nutt in Wennemucca, Nevada on Oct. 18, 1960. She had been employed at the Basche Sage Hardware for nine years and had been in Halfway for 20 years. She also cleaned the Presbyterian Church every Friday. She is survived by her daughter Pat Schon and husband Paul of John Day, Oregon; four grandchildren; Paul W. Schon of Halfway, Oregon; Patty Barber of Ontario, Oregon, David Schon of Drewsey, Oregon, Tommy Schon, US Navy, San Diego, California; three great grandchildren; Michael Barber, Candi Barber, Crissy Lynn Schon. she is preceeded in death by her parents and her husband and one half brother. Friends who wish may contribute to the Halfway Ambulance Fund in her memory. This may be done at Gray’s West and Company Chapel in Baker, Oregon. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schon of John Day, Oregon, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Schon of San Diego, California and Patrick...

Nelson, W. U. – Obituary

W.U. Nelson Killed In Local Yards Telocaset Operator Meets With Terrible Accident While Riding Freight W.U. Nelson, a relief operator on trick No. 2, at Telocaset, was run over by a freight car early Monday morning, and died about fifteen minutes later. The accident took place near the Union Pacific water tank in the North Powder yards. Just how the accident happened will forever remain a mystery, as when Nelson was picked up by the trainmen he was unable to give a coherent account of the accident. Nelson quit his duties at Telocaset at midnight, and when a freight train came by shortly afterward, caught it. It is supposed the train was moving so fast for him to take chances on catching the caboose so he managed to get on a car in the middle of the train. When the engine slowed up to take water at the North Powder tank it is further supposed that he was getting off the car to walk back to the caboose when the accident took place. One of his legs was completely severed, the wheels of the car passed over the groin as well. The man screamed loud enough for the trainmen to hear and going to the scene of the trouble found him there. His condition was beyond human aid and he expired about fifteen minutes later. He left Telocaset with the intention of being with his wife, who resides in Baker. The deceased was but 24 years of age and is survived by a widow of Baker; three sisters: Mrs. H.C. Youngdoff, Houston, Texas; Peachye and Helen Nelson, San Antonio,...

Springer, Lucinda Mrs. – Obituary

Come From Portland To Attend Funeral Mr. and Mrs. James Dalton, of Oak Grove, a suburb of Portland, arrived in Baker the latter part of last week to attend the funeral of Mrs. Dalton’s mother, Mrs. Lucinda Springer, who passed away Wednesday, of last week, from heart failure. Funeral services for the deceased were held from West’s Chapel in Baker, and interment was made in that city. Mrs. Springer was 67 years of age, and had been a resident of Baker county for 35 years. She is survived by six children; George E., of Ione, Wash.; Mrs. James Dalton, of Oak Grove; Mrs. Roscoe Mays and Mrs. L. Gutteridge, of Baker; Charles Springer, of Prairie City; Mrs. Clyde Dempsey, of Seattle. The deceased was born in Covelo, Calif., May 3, 1857, leaving that state for Idaho, where she lived until 1888,after which she moved to Baker. North Powder News Saturday, January 10,...

Stanley, Lee C. – Obituary

Former Co. Assessor Passes Monday Eve. Death Monday evening at Cedar Manor nursing home claimed Lee C. Stanley, 79, a resident of this valley more than 60 years and a Baker county assessor at one time. Coming to Haines from Kansas at the age of 16 he worked for Ed Coles, later was employed at the Highland mine on Rock Creek, the Western Union mine, Maxwell and Chloride Mines, and the Stanley place in Rock Creek town was the way station for the Highland Mine haul, both for supplies up and ore down. He ranched in the Rock Creek community many years prior to his retirement. Mr. Stanley was born December 21, 1886, in Parsons, Kan., the son of William and Prudence Stanley. He came to Haines at the age of 16. He was married at Baker May 14, 1911 to Nellie Mae Hearing Stanley. She preceded him in death in 1959. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edna Boyles of Vancouver, Wash.; Mrs. Wayne (Cora Mae) Fidler of Haines; and Mrs. Wilma Curry of Ogden, Utah; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will conducted at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at West & Co. Memorial Chapel, with Joe Jewett of the First Christian Church officiating. Friends who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Fund. He was a past member of the IOOF Lodge. Interment will follow at Haines cemetery. The Record Courier, Baker City, OR, Thursday, 6 October 1966, Front...

Stanley, Letha Belle – Obituary

Popular Young Woman of the Muddy Creek District, Junior in High [School], Dies Suddenly Funeral services held for Letha Bella Stanley Sunday afternoon in the Haines Methodist church were largely attended by friends and relatives of the deceased in Haines, Rock Creek and Muddy Creek communities where she had spent her entire life. Rev. R. O. Wildman conducted the services. Interment was in the Haines Cemetery. Schoolmates of Miss Stanley’s who acted as pallbearers were: Dorrel Spence, Robert Leonnig, Jack Stiltz, Dean Fluharty, Callie Sanders and Keith Yankey. Honorary pallbearers were: Annabelle and Leona Brownell, George Fisher, Norma Ensminger, Louise and Virginia Rutter. Letha Belle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Stanley, was born April 9, 1917, near Haines. She attended school at Rock Creek and was at the time of her death a junior in the Muddy Creek high school. She died Friday afternoon, January 5, at 3 o’clock in the St. Elizabeth hospital in Baker. She underwent an operation Monday previous for a ruptured appendix. She is survived by her parents of Rock Creek; three sisters, Mrs. Oren W. White of Kennewick, Wash.; Mrs. Wayne Fidler, and Mrs. George Ensminger of Haines. Besides numerous other relatives in the community who mourn her untimely death. The Record Courier, Haines, OR, Thursday, 11 January 1934, Front...
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