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 Page.