Location: Carson Oregon

Dinnick, Wilber “Bill” – Obituary

Wilbur Dinnick Was Carpenter Here Wilbur “Bill” K. Dinnick, 75, of 2300 A St., Baker, passed away Saturday July 25, 1987 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Funeral services for Mr. Dinnick will be conducted Thursday July 30, 1987 at 10:00 a.m. in Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. The Rev. Ron Kratzer of the Nazarene church will officiate. The Baker Masonic Lodge No. 47 AF & AM will participate. Vault interment will follow in the Haines cemetery. Mr. Dinnick was born August 25, 1911 at Pine Town, Oregon to Stanley Rhys and Clara Betzel Dinnick. He married Mabel Long in Weiser, Idaho on December 30, 1933. He attended grade schools in Carson and Halfway, Oregon and graduated from John Mueir Tech high school in Pasadena, Ca. He worked as a superintendent in the shipyards during WWII and was a contractor\carpenter in the Baker valley for 30 years until his retirement in 1973. Mr. Dinnick was a 32 degree Mason in the Baker chapter, Past Master of the Masonic Order Lodge No. 47, and charter member of the Brezee Avenue church of the Nazarene in Pasadena. He was a avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Dinnick, Baker; daughters, Evelyn Davis of Bend, Roberta Donaldson of Oregon City; grandchildren Buck and Joe Davis of Bend, Eric and Laura Donaldson of Oregon City, one great grandson,...

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Tarter, Alvin Hansford – Obituary

Pine Valley, Oregon Alvin Hansford Tarter, 96, a former Pine Valley resident, died at his home in Medford on Nov. 17, 2004. His graveside service was today at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Alvin Hansford Tarter was born on Oct. 26, 1908, at Baker City to Frank and Laura Daley. Alvin was raised by Hansford and Myrtle Tarter. He spent his first few years at Copperfield, then later moved to Carson where he was raised and went to school. Alvin married Edith Robertson in June of 1926 at Baker City. They lived at Carson and had two children, Alvin Dale and Galen Robertson. Alvin and his wife bought the ranch from his father and made their home on the 60 acres. Alvin drove freight wagon, ranched and farmed his property for many years, and operated a sawmill on his lower property. After the death of his wife, Edith, Alvin moved to Medford to be close to his son, Galen, and his family. Alvin worked for the Rogue River National Forest Service on the road crew in Medford until his retirement in 1975. He enjoyed visiting his son, Dale, and his family at Scappoose and making frequent trips to his ranch in Carson. Alvin loved being in the outdoors, wildlife, his garden and his grandchildren. Alvin was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edith; and eldest son, Dale....

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Smith, Mary McFadden Mrs.

Mary Smith, 81, a lifelong Pine Valley resident, died Feb. 1, 2005, at her son’s home at Prineville. Interment will be at the Pine Valley Cemetery in Halfway. There will be a memorial service later at Halfway. Mary was born to Willie and Minnie Cullum McFadden on Feb. 14, 1923. She attended primary school at Carson and was a graduate of Pine Valley High School at Halfway. For many years, Mary worked as a telephone operator for the Pine Valley Telephone Co. Fred and Mary purchased the Jimtown grocery store in 1962 and continued its operation until 1974. Mary enjoyed spending time with family, gardening, camping, embroidering and her favorite hobby, making quilts. Survivors include her husband, Fred of Halfway; her sons, Terry Smith and his companion, Pam Wright of Prineville, and Larry Smith and his wife, Gail, also of Prineville; two granddaughters, Kyra Smith of Portland and Michelle Smith of Prineville; a sister, Juanita Steele and her husband, Ladd, of Halfway; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to hospice. The Whispering Pines Funeral Home at Prineville is in charge of cremation and arrangements. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 3, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Russell, Ava Hunsaker Mrs. – Obituary

A Celebration of Ava Russell’s Life was held on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, 1 p.m. at the Community Connection Senior Center in Baker City. Friends were invited to join the family following the service for a luncheon prepared by the V.F.W. Auxiliary at the Senior Center. Ava Jane was born on April 17, 1940, in Carson, Ore., to Henry and Luella Thompson Hunsaker. She was raised early on in Carson, attending schools in Halfway, then onto Baker City and Umatilla. Ava also attended Business College for two years in Baker City. Ava married Paul Russell on Aug. 8, 1970. in Baker City. Together they lovingly blended a family of seven children. Ava loved to crochet, do any craft, play cards, enjoyed a good yard sale, cheering on her favorite baseball team, work puzzles and she enjoyed reading mystery books. Elvis Presley was her heartthrob, and peanuts in her Pepsi was her gift to family tradition. Ava enjoyed bowling, at one time she bowled on three leagues. An unknown accomplishment was that she had held the state champion arm wrestling title for five years running earlier in her life. Ava had worked for Community Connection Senior Center for well over 20 years. During her career with them, she wore several hats. First she was the meals on wheels driver, then the assistant cook, moving to the bus driver, and these...

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Carnahan, Keith Charles – Obituary

Keith Charles Carnahan, 75, of Lake Isabella, Calif., and a former resident of Halfway and Richland, died June 16, 2003, at his home. There will be a graveside military service in his honor honor at 10 a.m. Monday at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Keith was born on Nov. 1, 1927, to Ernest Michael and Neva Elizabeth Bowerman Carnahan at Carson. He was raised at Halfway until the sixth grade when the family moved over to Richland. He graduated from high school at Richland. During his life he served as a U.S. Army captain. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. While in the service he received a Purple Heart as well as many other medals. He graduated from the University of Arizona at Tucson in 1959 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Keith worked for McDonnell Douglas and Northrop Corp. in California. He lived in Santa Monica, Costa Mesa and Lake Isabella. Before Keith ever entered the service, he had a fascination with airplanes. He enjoyed putting models together, then as he got older and more knowledgeable, found that he enjoyed the challenge of putting together those airplanes that had been damaged by storm or wind. He always had an airplane in the garage that he could tinker with, and he was always able to give them a second chance to fly again....

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Braswell, Katheryn Sullivan Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Katheryn Braswell, 90, of Baker City, died April 8, 2002, at Ashley Manor Care Center. Her graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. The Rev. Lennie Spooner of the First Church of the Nazarene will officiate. There will be a reception afterward at the home of Pat and Bobbie Braswell. Visitations will be until 6 o’clock tonight at Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave. Mrs. Braswell was born on April 5, 1912, at Baker City to A.P. and Lulu Sullivan. She attended Baker schools and was a 1930 Baker High School graduate. She was the editor of the 1930 yearbook. She was a graduate of Southern Oregon State Normal School with a lifetime teaching certificate. She was active in Baker County education for many years as were her sister, Mabel Erickson, and her son, Patrick Braswell. Her brother, Edward Sullivan, served several years on the Baker County School Board and her brother, Stewart Sullivan, established a scholarship fund for Baker County students. She taught school for several years in Baker County schools at Little Lookout, Sparta, Carson and New Bridge and later served as a member of the first school board for the reorganized Pine-Eagle School District. She married Allen Braswell on Feb. 22, 1935. They lived at New Bridge until 1942 when they moved to Sparta....

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