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Jones, Andrew J. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Andrew J. Jones, 79, of Nampa, Idaho, died April 6, 2005, at Nampa. His memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zeyer Funeral Chapel, 83 N. Midland Blvd. in Nampa. Andrew was born Dec. 25, 1925, in Bellevue, Idaho, to Betty and Frank Jones. He married Mary N. Greene in Twin Falls, Idaho on May 25, 1946. They were blessed with three children: Randy, Sue and John. During World War II Andrew served in the U.S. Navy. Later he owned and operated three motels and a restaurant, was a land developer and retired from Idaho Power Co. where he worked as a commercial industrial representative. Andrew loved woodworking and building remote control airplanes. He was a fantastic gardener and loved growing flowers and vegetables. He was a past president of the Rotary Club in Monte Vista, Colo., and a past member of the Kiwanis Club. He was a member of Neighborhood Church in Aberdeen, Wash., and currently a member of First Church of the Nazarene of Baker City. Despite tremendous health challenges throughout his life, Andrew had a great tenacity to live and accomplish whatever the Lord had for him to do. Andrew is survived by his wife, Mary; his children and their spouses, Randy and Yoyo Jones, Sue and Jim Christian, and John and Linnea Jones; seven grandchildren and 12...

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Foster, Marvin LeRoy – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Marvin LeRoy Foster, 87, died March 3, 2005, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise of complications from surgery. His daughters and sister were by his side. At his request, his body was cremated and there will be no service. Instead the family asks that you keep him in your thoughts this way, “When I am gone, remember me with laughter for that is how I will remember you. If you can only remember me with tears, don’t remember me at all.” That’s the way he would have wanted it. He was born the third of four children to Martin and Mary “Mae” Wilding Foster on Jan. 23, 1918, at Hunter, Utah. In 1937, he accompanied a friend to Sun Valley, Idaho, looking for work at the Sun Valley Lodge, which in those days was a favorite vacation spot for Hollywood stars. He performed several jobs there, including work as a bell boy and as a caretaker for the children of people such as Bing Crosby and Ernest Hemingway. He took Hemingway’s boys bird hunting, bowling, skiing and ice skating and came to love them very much. He had many treasured pictures of his “kids.” On May 26, 1940, he married Helen E. Bolek, a chambermaid he met at the lodge. They finished working out the season at Sun Valley and then moved to the...

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Foster, Helen E. Mrs. – Obituary

Helen E. Foster, 92, a longtime Baker resident, died June 25, 2004, at her home. At her request cremation was held and there will be no services. Helen Elizabeth Foster was born Oct. 22, 1911, in Poland, one of seven children. She attended Catholic schools in the Chicago area. Upon graduation from high school, she packed her bags, got on a train and ventured out West to Sun Valley, Idaho, where she was employed as a personal maid to the movie stars who vacationed there. She proudly told stories of meeting many of the big screen actors and actresses and became friends with many of them. While working at Sun Valley, she met Marvin L. Foster, a bellboy at the same resort. They were married on May 26, 1940. After staying in Sun Valley awhile longer, they moved to California where their first two children were born. They eventually moved to Boise, where they stayed for several years. In 1959, on a trip to Portland, they stayed overnight at the Tower Motel and a few months later moved to Baker City as the new owners of that establishment. They went on to purchase the Green Gables Motel in Baker City and made that their home for many years. In 1988, they sold the motel and bought a residence in Baker City to retire to. Mrs. Foster was always very...

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Blaine County, Idaho Cemetery Records

Idaho Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Idaho county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Blaine County Cemetery Records Hosted at USGenWeb Idaho Archives Carey Cemetery Old Carey Cemetery Blaine County Cemetery Records Hosted at Interment.net Galena Cemetery Idaho Pioneer Cemetery Kilpatrick Cemetery Picabo Cemetery Timmerman Cemetery Ward Family Cemetery...

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Purdy, Ruth Marion Rippey Eccles Mrs. – Obituary

Ruth Marion Rippey Eccles Purdy, 92, of Picabo, Idaho, a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 26, 2006. Her memorial service will be at 1 p.m., Saturday at the Community Campus (old Wood River High School) Auditorium at Hailey, Idaho. Internment will be at the Picabo Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a “Celebration of Ruth’s Life” at the Picabo Store immediately after the internment. The daughter of Clark and Lottie Rippey, she was born on June 29, 1913, at Portland. Soon after, the family moved to Baker City, where her father worked for the Railway Mail Service on the train route from Baker City to Pocatello, Idaho, and her mother ran a rooming house. Ruth graduated from Baker High School and went on to the University of Oregon at Eugene where she became a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She met and married Homer Eccles at Baker City in 1935. They had a son, Gordon Eccles, on Oct. 10, 1937. They were later divorced. Ruth and her young son moved to Boise, where she did secretarial work at the Western Hotel chain’s Owyhee Hotel. She later transferred to the company’s Boise Hotel and became the executive secretary to the manager, Virgil McGee. She met Leonard “Bud” Purdy in 1952 and they were married on Dec. 30, 1952. From a city life with one child, she...

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Sawyer, Roy L. – Obituary

Roy L. Sawyer, 88, of John Day, and a former Baker City resident, died Aug. 9, 2002, at Valley View Assisted Living Center. His funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the John Day Seventh-Day Adventist Church, with Pastor Rod Bieber of the church officiating. Interment will be at Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens in Boise. Roy was born Dec. 27, 1913, at Hailey, Idaho, to Alma C. and Rose V. Sawyer. Roy spent his youth in the small town of Cascade, Idaho. He and his brother, Floyd, worked on the Cascade Dam. Roy served in the Second World War in the South Pacific. He married Kathyrn Ginley in 1953 in Nevada. After her death in 1970 he married Frieda. He worked for many years for the sawmill in Baker City. He cared for his mother until her death in 1976. Roy was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church for many years. He will be remembered for his jovial spirit and sweet disposition. The family wishes to thank the caring people at the Valley View Center for their kindness to our uncle in his last years. Roy is survived by five nephews, Deane Thompson of Fruitland, Idaho, T.S. “Bud,” Dan and David Thompson, all of Boise, and Kerry Wayne Thompson of California; four nieces, Patsy Boutwell of Atlanta, Ga., Mary Swank of Malad City, Idaho, Susan Cunningham of...

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Hylton, Barbara Dale Allred Mrs. – Obituary

Barbara Dale Hylton, 66, of Prineville, died May 26, 2002. Her graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville. Bishop Rulon Workman will conduct the service. Barb was born on Sept. 17, 1935, at Hailey, Idaho, to Silas and Virda Worthington Allred. She grew up in Hailey and attended schools there. She married the love of her life, Clark David Hylton, in Hailey on April 1, 1951. In 1952, they moved to Prineville and lived at the Ochoco Ranger Station. While living there they had three children. In 1965, they moved to Prineville where she had lived since. Barb loved working with people, and loved her jobs working in various retail stores in Prineville. She had a love and a passion for bowling, and really enjoying coaching the youth bowling program. She spent 30 years with the Prineville Bowling Association, serving in various leadership positions at the state and local level. She also served as the secretary for the Mop Droppers League for 26 years and was elected into the Bowlers Hall of Fame in 1995. Barbara was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Eagles Auxiliary. She loved the outdoors and spent hours tending her rose garden. One of her greatest treasures was her fishpond, created by her son, Stuart. Her true pride and joy...

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