Cora Elizabeth “Liz” Casteel, 70, of Baker City, died Feb. 4, 2005, at her home.
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Her memorial service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor David Deputy of Calvary Baptist Church will officiate.
Liz was born Feb. 2, 1935, at Kokomo, Ind., to Andrew and Ruth (Cunningham) Ireland. She was raised in Kokomo and received her education there. She worked in a plastics factory. On April 15, 1972, she married Robert Casteel in Las Vegas. They moved to Baker City from California in 1989.
Liz was a remarkable mother, wife, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed being around her grandchildren, her dog, Mac, and her cat, Pepper. She enjoyed the snow and needlework. She made beautiful afghans and enjoyed puzzles.
She is survived by her husband, Bob of Baker City; her children, Rochelle Stoaks and her husband, Ron, Michael Shelton and his wife, Peggy, and Dennis Shelton, all of Baker City, Robbin Llamas of Upland, Calif., and Mickie Sharp of La Grande; grandchildren, Candi Linde, Theresa Kinney, Robert Flores, Shannon Regan, Shelley Flores, Jamie Taylor, Jennifer McCarthey, Josh Shelton, Janet Llamas, Monique Gonzalez, Joseph Gonzalez, Natasha Gonzalez, Jaime Shelton and Justin Shelton; great-grandchildren, Cherish Drake, Shawn Murray, Kayla Kinney, J.R. Kinney, Tanis Kinney, Chelsea Davis, Izah Gonzalez, Novalee Gonzalez, Josh McCarthey, Alyssa McCarthey and Zach Taylor.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Ruth Ireland.
Contributions in her memory may be directed to Pathway Hospice, in care of Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 11, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor