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Baker City, Oregon
Violet M. Hunt, 78, of Baker City died Feb. 16, 2003, at her home.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Ralph Holcomb of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. There will be a reception afterward at the Senior Center, 2810 Cedar St.
Visitations will be from noon to 8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Gray’s West & Co. Gray’s West Pioneer Crematory will conduct the cremation after the funeral.
Violet was born on June 2, 1924, at Vernon County, Wis., to Alec and Nellie Watson Geddes. She graduated from high school at Grandview, Idaho, as the class salutatorian in 1942.
During high school, Violet dated a young man by the name of Ross Hunt. The couple married very soon after Violet’s graduation in Mountain Home, Idaho, on June 15, 1942.
Ross and Violet spent their entire lives in the Northwest, living in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Violet was a Little League and Boy Scout mom and was always involved in community programs and organizations, some of which included the Red Cross, Baker County Possettes and the Baker County Search and Rescue.
She also was very active in the grange and, at one time, the Haines United Methodist Church and more recently, the Baker City Christian Church.
Violet was a huge advocate of being self-sufficient. She taught all four of her sons to cook and to clean for themselves. She also practiced what she preached, as she could often be found filling in on any job that needed done on the ranch, from cleaning house to driving a team of horses to bringing in the hay.
Violet enjoyed camping and fishing, gardening and all family entertainment. She was an extraordinary food canner and loved to can food of all types. She was a friend to everyone she met and will be greatly missed by all of her many friends and loved ones.
Survivors include husband, Ross Hunt; sons, Dan Hunt of Klamath Falls, Bob Hunt of Baker City, Russel Hunt and his wife, Anita, of Summerville, and Eugene Hunt and his wife, Rhea, of Federal Way, Wash.; granddaughter, Cheryl Porter and her husband, Robby, of Baker City; granddaughter, Paula Wigger and her husband, Cade, of Meridian, Idaho; grandsons, Daniel Hunt of Ontario and Curran Hunt of Federal Way, Wash.; granddaughter, Alyson Hunt of Federal Way,Wash.; stepgrandsons, Lane and Ross Kemp of Summerville; sister, Marie Vessels of Florida; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Hospice or the Shriners Hospital for Children through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 21, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor