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Beverly C. Starry, better known as “B.C” or “Bunk,” 93, a former Baker City resident, died July 1, 2003, at Fresno of lung cancer.
His memorial service was July 9.
B.C. was born on Jan. 14, 1910, at Louisburg, Kan., to Beverly Cashman and Elizabeth Starry. The family included a brother and four sisters.
He married Edith L. Livingston on May 10, 1931, at Louisburg, Kan. They had two children, Beverly Ann and John Livingston Starry.
B.C. worked in Southern California from 1936 to 1944 in the grocery business. The family then moved to Mount Morrison, Colo., to operate their own “Starry’s Market.” When their daughter became ill, they sold the store and moved to Payette, Idaho, in 1949.
B.C. worked for the Oregon State Employment Service office at Ontario and then was manager of the Baker City office from the mid 1950s to 1972 when he retired.
B.C. and his wife, Edith, were active in the Eastern Star while living in Baker City and had many friends at work, church and through Eastern Star.
B.C. joined the Masonic Blue Lodge at Ontario and Scottish Rite at Baker City. He and Edith served as worthy patron and worthy matron of Eastern Star.
He and his wife moved to Pinedale, Calif., in 1973. They were married 58 years and 11 months. Both were members of Clovis Christian Church.
Edith died on April 10, 1990. Their son, John L. Starry died on June 19, 2001.
In 1999, B.C. moved to Park Kingsburg Apartments at Kingsburg, Calif. He then joined the Selma First Christian Church. He found many good friends after this move, both in the apartments and at the church.
He was a loving and giving man to all he loved and knew. He will be loved and missed always by his family and friends.
Survivors include his daughter, Beverly A. Johnson and her husband, Charles, of Selma, Calif.; six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; a 99-year-old sister of Louisburg, Kan.; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Selma, 2026 Arrants St., Selma, CA 93662; or to Nancy Hinds Hospice, 1416 W. Twain St., Fresno, CA 93711.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 23, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor