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Bennett, Lois E. M. Shorts Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Lois E. M. Shorts Bennett, 78, of Baker City, died Aug. 2, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services on Aug. 2, 2005. Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Loyd Phillips will officiate. Visitations will until 7 o’clock tonight at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Lois was born on June 28, 1927, at Gillette, Wyo., to Sylvan and Mary Hain Potts. The family moved to Oregon and made their home at Cascade Locks. She graduated from high school there and married Ed Shorts in 1944. They eventually settled at Baker City. Mr. Shorts died in 1991. She then married longtime family friend, Marvin Bennett, and they continued to make their home at Baker City. Lois enjoyed being outdoors and loved spending time with family and friends. She collected spoons, cups, Indian dolls and other Native American memorabilia. She was very proud of her Native American heritage. Survivors...

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Lindsay, Elizabeth “Betty” Burlingame Mrs. – Obituary

Elizabeth “Betty” Lindsay, 74, died at her daughter Tracey’s home in Gillette, Wyo., on Feb. 19, 2005. There will be a private family service later this summer at Oxbow. She was born on Nov. 23, 1931, as Elizabeth Burlingame at McCann, Calif., to Bruce and Laurel Burlingame. Betty had two older sisters, Pat and Jean, and a younger brother, Bob. She lived at McCann until the age of 13. She then moved in with her grandparents, Glenn and Addie Perkins of Fortuna, Calif., to attend high school, because there wasn’t one in McCann. Betty was a 1949 graduate of Fortuna Grant High School. In 1956, Betty married Lawrence Lindsay. They had four children: Mark, Scott, Brian, and Tracey. Betty and Lawrence lived at many places, but it was the Hells Canyon area that felt like home to the both of them. Survivors include her children, Mark and his wife, Pam, of Gillette, Wyo., Brian and his wife, Tricia, of Oxbow, and Tracey and her husband, Rod Dieter, of Gillette, Wyo.; five grandchildren, Mark’s daughter, Shannon Lindsay, and Brian’s children, Brian Jr., Kassandra, Bradly, and Brady Lindsay; and her sister, Pat Banducci. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bruce Burlingame and Laurel Armstrong; her husband, Lawrence Lindsay; a son, Scott Lindsay; a sister, Jean Leane; and a brother, Bob Burlingame. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity...

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Craig, Brianne Lillian – Obituary

Brianne Lillian Craig, 20, died Nov. 13, 2002, as a result of an automobile accident. There will be a celebration of life service for her at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Baker Eagles Lodge No. 3456, 2935 H St. Pastor Monte Loyd of the Baker Valley Christian Assembly will officiate. Brianne was born April 22, 1982, at Gillette, Wyo. She moved with her family to Baker City in 1983. She was a Baker High School graduate and spent her next two summers in the place she loved most, the mountains. She was a wildland firefighter. Brianne was well known for her attitude, sense of humor, and her loving and courageous heart. You would most likely find Brianne either playing basketball or kickin’ it in the mountains with her friends. She had an uplifting spirit and could brighten any gloomy day. The best and closest of her friends remember her as strong and free-willed. She was very independent and no person or obstacle could stand in her way. Brianne will be extremely missed and always remembered forever by all of her loving family and friends. Survivors include her parents, John and Linda Craig, her brother, Nathan Craig, and her sister, Ashley Craig, all of Baker City; grandparents, Hank and Georgiana King; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and endless friends. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Clarence and Lillian...

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Britton, Lois Wilson Butts Mrs. – Obituary

Lois Butts Britton, 88, of Baker City, died June 23, 2002, at Gillette, Wyo., after a long illness. Her graveside funeral was at 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Lura Kidner-Miesen of the Baker City United Methodist Church and Lynn Shumway of Burnt River officiated. There was a memorial service Tuesday at the New Life Wesleyan Church at Gillette, Wyo. Pastor Gary Maness officiated. Lois Victoria Wilson was born on Aug. 27, 1913, at Richland to Victor and Mary Simonis Wilson. She attended Sunnyside School in a two-room schoolhouse. She and her younger brother, Joe, would walk the three miles to the schoolhouse and build the fire before the others arrived. She graduated from Eagle Valley High School in 1932. During her childhood, the family spent summers at sheep camp in the Eagle Mountains. They built their beds on the ground and spent the time picking huckleberries. Her mother then canned enough berries to last until the next summer. She married John Holbrook on Feb. 22, 1934. They lived at mining camps in Idaho where he worked. During that time, Lois ran her own pack string, carrying supplies to the mines. In 1941, she separated from John and moved to Baker City with her infant son, Ron. While in Baker, City she worked to support herself and her young son. She served as head tax collector for...

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