Location: Durango Colorado

Buchanan, Harry T. – Obituary

Harry Thomas Buchanan, of Kingsview Manor Apartments, died Tuesday, July 22 at his home. He was a purchasing agent for Boise Cascade Corp. He was 59. Mr. Buchanan was born Sept. 19, 1920 at Durango, Colo., the son of Ted and Dolly (Tovrea) Edwards. He served with the U. S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Eagles, Elks and V. F. W. Survivors include his sons, Jack of La Grande; Gary, of Elgin; Terry, of Seattle; daughter, Carol Baycroft, of Spokane; brother Doug, of Coos Bay; five grandchildren and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife LaNeta Jean Buchanan, on May 9, 1975. Services are scheduled Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Island City Cemetery. Vault interment will follow. Funeral services are under the direction of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Thursday, July 24, 1980 Page...

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Hafer, Guy – Obituary

Cove, Oregon Guy Hafer, 71, of Cove died unexpectedly at his home Oct. 27. Memorial services will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St. A dinner will follow at the Cove Sportsmen’s Club on Highway 237. A private burial will be held at a later date. Guy was born on a farm near Falfa, Colo., on July 31, 1936, to Charles “Paul” Edward and Erma Irene (Rea) Hafer. He, his sister and brothers grew up on farms and ranches in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado around Durango. Guy rode horseback to small country schools until the sixth grade. He attended Ignacio High School as a freshman in Colorado. The family moved to Weippe, Idaho, in 1951, where he graduated. Because of the wonderful teachers in his early life, he always wanted to be a teacher. Guy received his teaching degree in business education at the University of Idaho in 1958 and taught at Cottonwood High School in Idaho for five years. He furthered his education at Oregon State University, the University of California at Berkeley and at Eastern Oregon State College. In 1963, he taught business and journalism classes at La Grande High School until retiring in 1993. Guy married Cheryl Kay Lyon in 1965 in La Grande, and they made their home near Cove in 1972. Guy enjoyed sharing his garden and...

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Hunt, Marilyn Kennedy Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon, Marilyn Kennedy Hunt, 64, of Durango, Colo., and a former Baker City resident, died Dec. 29, 2002, from complications of an extended battle with scleraderma. Her funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Hughes Lane in Baker City. Services are under the direction Coles Funeral Home. Marilyn was born Dec. 24, 1938, in Baker City to George T. Kennedy and Maxine (Wanker) Kennedy. She was married to David J. Hunt, also of Baker City, for 44 years. The family was sealed together in the Logan, Utah, Temple in 1963. Marilyn was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served over the years in many leadership positions. She was, above all else, a wife and mother, and her home was a delight and a place of order and peace to all who entered there. She is survived by her husband and by her children: Cecelia Rysdam of La Grande, David Roger Hunt, Julie Hunt Russon, and K. Sunshine Hunt Smith, all of Pleasant Grove, Utah, and Todd C. Hunt of Ely, Nev. She is also survived by her sister, Donna Goodwin and her brother, Roger Kennedy, both of Baker City; and by 13 grandchildren, with one more expected. She was preceded in death by her brother Robert, who died...

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Griffin, John David – Obituary

John David Griffin, 80, of Middleton, Idaho, died May 30, 2003, of natural causes. His memorial service was Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Caldwell, Idaho. He was born on June 14, 1922, at Durango, Colo., to James and Clara Logan Griffin. He served in the 104th Infantry Division during World War II. He jumped into France on D-Day and during his four years in the Army he was shot once and bayoneted once and received two Purple Hearts. After getting out of the service he herded sheep for three big ranches: Little’s, Stringer’s and Quintona. He also worked on rock crushers in Oregon and in the Nevada mines and was a security guard in the Nevada casinos. And he worked in the Nyssa Sugar Factory. He married Arlene Reed on Sept. 4, 1976. They had lived in many different places together, settling at Middleton in July 1992. Survivors include his wife, Arlene; a brother, Alvin Griffin of Chappell, Neb.; a sister, Polly Nicely of Baker City; three stepsons, Van Polley of Murphy, Idaho, King and Suzette Polley of Baker City and Larry and Sherry Rogers of Twin Falls, Idaho; and several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. The Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Caldwell was in charge of arrangements. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald,...

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