James Marvin Strong, 70, of Hoxie, Kan., a former Baker City resident, died Dec. 14, 2006, at his home.

His funeral was at 2 p.m. today at the Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home at Hoxie. Pastor Jim Martin officiated. Burial was at the Hoxie Cemetery. Military rites were conducted by Fort Riley soldiers.

Mr. Strong was born on Feb. 24, 1936, at Baker City to Ellis and Helen Baisley Strong. He married Ruby Lorna Procter on Aug. 7, 1977, at Pendleton.

He was a farrier and a pen rider for Hoxie Feed Yard. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He lived most of his life in Oregon. He moved to Hoxie from Leoti, Kan., five years ago.

Survivors include his father, Ellis Strong of Baker City; his wife, Ruby Strong of Hoxie; a son, Glen Strong of Oberlin; a brother, Elmer Hill of North Powder; and two sisters, Bonita Hebert of North Powder and Bertha Hill of Baker City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Adventist Disaster Relief Agency through the Mickey Leopold Funeral Home.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 19, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor