Location: Hood River Oregon

McCray, Mary Coleta Huys Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Mary Coleta McCray, 82, a Baker City native, died Oct. 28, 2001, at her son’s home in Baker City. A vigil service is scheduled at 8:30 tonight at Grays West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets. The Rev. Rob Irwin will officiate. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception at the church after the service. Visitations will be until 8 o’clock tonight at Grays West & Co. Mrs. McCray was born on April 5, 1919, at Baker City to Leontine and Alphonse Huys. She was a 1937 graduate of St. Francis Academy in Baker City. She had worked with Kathleen Kivett for Sen. Stanfield after graduation. She married Ralph L. McCray on May 18, 1940, in Baker City. They had lived in John Day, Hood River and Redmond during their first years of marriage. They then spent the rest of their years together in Baker City. Mrs. McCray was very devoted to her Catholic faith. She was known and loved for her kindness and her sweet personality. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by many. Survivors include her daughter and husband, Kathleen and Al Johnson of Portland; sons and their wives, Jim and Debbie...

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Wheeler, Lillian Mae Lillard Mrs. – Obituary

Lillian Mae Wheeler, 86, of Hood River, a former Baker County resident, died surrounded by her family at Providence Brookside Manor on Sept. 17, 2001. Her graveside service was at 3 p.m. Friday at Idlewild Cemetery Mausoleum. Mrs. Wheeler was born on June 20, 1915, in Baker City to Willis W. and Ruth Jenkins Lillard. Her family also included two half brothers and a half sister. She grew up in Baker City, Haines and the North Powder area. She was a 1933 graduate of North Powder High School. She married Arnold W. Wheeler on Aug. 5, 1935, at Stevenson, Wash. She worked for many years for Diamond Fruit Growers at the Cascade House as a fruit packer. She enjoyed playing bridge with her many friends and continued that activity until her death. Her main love in life was her family and home, loving and caring for her husband, children and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a longtime member of Hood River Valley Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, sisters and an infant grandson. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Arnold Wheeler of Hood River; her daughter, Jane Herman and her husband, Lee Roy, of Mosier; a son, Doug Wheeler and his wife, Jill, of Portland; granddaughters, Shelley Gove of Mosier and Nicole Wheeler of Monmouth; a grandson, Chris Wheeler, and his...

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Ireland, Edith Rose – Obituary

Edith Rose Ireland, 92, of Mitchell died Dec. 20 at her home. Memorial services will be July 21 in Hood River. Mrs. Ireland was born in Hood River July 21, 1914, to James Ray and Emma May (Barton) Hathhorn. She grew up and was educated there. She married Willis “Mike” Ireland in Hood River June 19, 1931. She and her family lived throughout the Northwest, wherever there was a dam to be built. They moved to Elgin in 1999, then to Mitchell in November. Mrs. Ireland enjoyed quilting, sewing, knitting, making and stuffing animal toys and dolls, and various other crafts. She also enjoyed trips to Reno. She was a past member of IOOF, senior center, TOPS and the Rebeccah lodge, all in Oroville, Calif. Survivors include her son, Willis “Bill” and his wife, Karen Ireland of Colorado Springs, Colo.; her daughters and their spouses, Phyllis and Marvin Halstead of Mitchell, Patricia and Glenn Horn of Elgin, and Charleene and Edward Harmon of Prineville; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Dying earlier were her husband, in 1997, five brothers and one sister. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Dec. 30, 2006 Published: December 30,...

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