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King, Josephine Nancy – Obituary

Ashland, Oregon Josephine Nancy King, 87, a resident of 303 Oak Street, died Monday evening at the Ashland General hospital following an illness of several weeks. Mrs. King was born Nov. 14, 1863 in Union County, Ore., and had been a resident of Ashland for 24 years. Her husband George W. King preceded her in death a few years ago. She was a member of the Baptist church and of the Ashland Rebekah Lodge of which she was a Past Noble Grand. She is survived by a son Bert cook of Ashland and two sisters Mrs. F. B. Leonard and Mrs. Bert Caudle, both of Lostine, Ore. A son James A. Cook preceded her in death on May 5, 1939. Funeral services will be held Thursday, afternoon at 1:30 at the Litwiller Funeral home with the rev. W.H. Tillman and the Rebekah Lodge officiating. Internment will be held at the Mountain View...

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King, George W. King – Obituary

Ashland, Oregon George W. King Succumbs Here George W. king, resident of this city for the past 30 years, passed away at his home at 66 Pine Street this morning at about five o’clock. Mr. King was stricken with a heart attack Tuesday morning. Mr. King was born February 22, 1869, in the East, and was aged 75 years, and 20 days at the time of his death. Mr. King spent many years in Lake County, coming to this city shortly after 1900. For a time he managed the Ashland Hotel, was later employed at the city power house, and more recently cared for a small ranch on Nutley Street. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. King, five stepsons, Frank E. Russell, Ashland, Leslie Russell, Portland, Henry Russell, Reno, Nevada, James A. Cook and Bert Cook, of Ashland and Mrs. Alta Hackett of Montana. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Stock Chapel. Internment to be in Mountain View cemetery. Source: Must be from an Ashland, Oregon Newspaper Transcribed by: Gary Jaensch Note: George W. King was married to Nancy Josephine Hammack Cook after Mr. Thomas Cook’s death in Wallowa County, Oregon. They had two sons James A. Cook and Bert Cook, daughter Alta Cook Hackett. After Thomas’s death she met George W. King probably in...

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Cook, J.A. – Obituary

Ashland, Oregon J.A. Cook Dies This Afternoon J.A. “Allie” Cook, long-time Ashland resident and owner of The Reception Pool Hall, passed away at his High Street home shortly after noon today. His death came as a result of a prolonged illness. Funeral arrangements, which will be announced later, will be in charge of the Litwiller Funeral home. Source: Daily Tidings, Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon, may 5, 1939. Contributed by: Sue Wells. Transcribed by: Gary Jaensch Note: J.A. Cook was James Alvin Cook, his parents were Thomas Richard and Nancy Josephine Hammack-Cook-King. He was born in Wallowa County,...

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Savage, Carl D. – Obituary

Funeral services for Carl Dean Savage, former Haines resident who died at his home in Yreka, California July 21, were held here Sunday. Burial was in the Haines Cemetery with West and company of Baker in charge. Mr. Savage was born in Lane county, Oregon, March 30, 1871. He came to Baker county with his parents when he was an infant. He and his brother E. E. Savage operated the Okay feed store in Baker for two years and he lived in Haines for several years prior to 1914, when he moved to Ashland where Mrs. Savage died. Mr. Savage was engaged in mining at the time of his death. The deceased is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mintie Petropoli, San Diego; three sisters, Mrs. Lula Cavin, Gotville, California, Mrs. Ollie Gardner, North Powder and Mrs. Nora Lang of Yakima, Washington, and four brothers, J.S. Savage, Woodland, Washington, E. E. Savage, Baker, and J. R. Savage and I. N. Savage, Walla Walla. The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, Aug. 2, 1934 page 8 Contributed by: Belva...

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Hurse, Orel Frances – Obituary

Funeral services for Orel Frances Hurse, 72, 2469 14th, are scheduled for 1 p.m. tomorrow at Langrell Mortuary Chapel. Pastor Marvin Carr of The Fist Christian Church will officiate. Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mr. Hurse died last Sunday at his home. He was born in Forsyth, Missouri, on November ?, 1900. After moving to Oregon when he was 19, Hurse worked as a logger and prospector for several years in the area around Applegate. He then moved to Eastern Oregon where he worked on ranches, walked ditch for a ditch company, and did some gold mining on Burnt River near Hereford. Source: Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, Oregon January 23, 1973, page 2 Contributed by: Sue...

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Kinnison, Beulah Adelia Starmer Mrs. – Obituary

Kinnison Rites Slated Thursday Mrs. Beulah Adelia Kinnison, 56, of 2035 East street, died Tuesday morning at St. Elizabeth hospital. She was born on May 6, 1901 to the Rev. A.J. and Minnie R. Starmer at Ashland. She moved from Ashland to Albany, coming to Baker from Albany 39 years ago. Two and a half years ago she became co-owner of the Corset Clinic in the Antlers hotel building, and was manager until her illness. Mrs. Kinnison was a member of the Pythian Sisters and of the Methodist church. She is survived by three daughters and one son, Lilith B. Kinnison and Mrs. Joella Williams, both of Boise, Mrs. Barbara Morin and Buford L. Kinninson both of Baker, she also leaves her mother, Mrs. Minnie R. Starmer of Albany, Oregon; three sisters, Mrs. Nina Watt of Portland, Mrs. Clara DeSpain of Cascade Locks, and Mrs. Bertha Stanley of Portland; two brothers, Wyatt B. Starmer of La Grande and Arthur L. Starmer of Stevenson, Washington and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and one grandson. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at West and company chapel. The Rev. I. Rex Lindemood will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Hope. Source: Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 31, 1957, page 3 Contributed by: Sue...

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Collins, Ora O. Jackson Mrs. – Obituary

Ora O. Collins Dies, Burial Friday Funeral services for Ora Odelia Collins, 67, will be conducted at 2 pm Friday at West and Company Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Robert McNeil of the First Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Haines Cemetery. Mrs. Collins was born March 24, 1900 at Perry, Oregon and married Charlie E. Collins Feb. 22, 1920 at Haines. The daughter of G. W. and Ida Long Jackson, she spent her early life in Baker County. The family moved to Medford where they made their home for many years. After retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Collins moved to Albany. She was preceded in death by her husband June 16 of this year. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George (Bettymae) Ray of Albany; 3 grandchildren, Dennis, Patricia, and Georgia Mae Ray all of Albany; 3 brothers, John Jackson of Woodland, WA., Charlie Jackson of Hubbard, and Roy Jackson Welch of Glendale, CA. The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, July 20, 1967 page 8 Contributed by: Belva...

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Sterns, John Austin – Obituary

Offers for the dead, followed by a requiem Mass, will be offered Monday, February 25, 9:30 a.m., for John Austin Sterns, 10256 S.E. 41st Court, Milwaukie, Oregon. Vault interment will follow at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland. Peake’s Memorial Chapel 1925 Scott St., Milwaukie, Oregon, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Sterns was born in Baker on March 27, 1914. He died February 21 in a Milwaukie area hospital. Mr. Sterns lived in Baker until 1953 when he moved to St. Helen’s where he lived five years. In 1958 he moved to Medford and to Milwaukie two years later. He had been a pharmacist since 1939 and for the past years was employed by Hudley-Draper Drug Co. of Oregon City. He was married to June Metcalf at Baker on July 30, 1945. During World War II he served as Chief pharmacist’s mate. He is survived by his wife, June, Milwaukie; two sons, John B., Eugene, Oregon, and David L., Milwaukie; a daughter, Mary Kay, Milwaukie, and a sister, Mrs. Marge Kuder, Centralia, Washington. Those who wish may contribute to the Oregon Cancer Society. Source: Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 23, 1974, page 2 Contributed by: Sue...

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Lay, Myrtle Yvonna Inman Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Myrtle Yvonna Lay, 91, died Aug. 22, 2005, at Medford Rehabilitation and Health Center in Medford. A graveside service will be held for Mrs. Lay at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Mountain View Cemetery in Ashland. The Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home in Ashland will handle the arrangements. Chaplain Paul Hagedorn of the Providence Hospital Hospice Care Unit will officiate. Myrtle was born April 19, 1914, to Guy and Jane Inman, whose parents were early immigrants to Eastern Oregon from the Midwest. She spent most of her childhood in or near Baker City and was a graduate of Baker High School. On Christmas Eve of 1933, Myrtle married Deshler (Dash) Lay, who lived on his parents’ farm near Medical Springs. After a few years of farming in Union and Baker counties, the couple moved to Haines, where Dash was employed by the Haines Commercial Equipment Company. In 1956, Myrtle and Dash moved to Baker, where he worked for Levinger’s Rexall Drug Store. Myrtle worked a couple of years as a cook for the Haines Grade School, but for the most part her occupation in life was that of a very competent and caring housewife and mother. In September of 2002, Myrtle and Dash moved from Baker City to Medford to be near their son and his wife, who are long-time Ashland residents. They...

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Henry, Jim – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Jim Henry, 81, died at home on July 22, 2005, after a long battle with lung cancer. His graveside inurnment service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the military section of Mount Hope Cemetery. Father Camillus Fernando of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral will officiate. Military rites will be under the auspices of the National Guard and Doug Riggs will speak on behalf of the Baker Elks Lodge. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception after the services at the Eagles Lodge, 2935 H St. Jim was born on Aug. 17, 1923, at Denver to John J. Henry and Mary Florence Fellows Henry. He was one of 12 children. Jim attended Catholic schools in Denver, including St. Joseph High School. After high school, he worked in his father’s heating and sheet metal business, learning the trade. In 1940, the family moved to Washington, and Jim again was employed in the sheet metal business at Bremerton, Wash. In May 1943, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. After training, he was assigned to the 19th bomb squadron, 22nd bomb group. His group was known as the Red Raiders. He was a nose gunner on the B24 Liberator Bomber. Jim flew 40 combat missions in the South Pacific Theatre of World War II. His plane was shot down twice, once over...

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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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Fenimore, Patricia Marlene Young Mrs. – Obituary

Patricia Marlene Fenimore, 69, of Baker City, died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. There will be no services. Cremation will be at Eastern Oregon Pioneer Crematory. Patricia “Pat” Fenimore was born June 11, 1935, in Medford to George and Mildred Lamae Shaw Young. Pat worked as an LPN in the health care industry. Survivors include her daughter, Teri Prounder of England and two granddaughters. Those wishing to make a donation may do so to the charity of one’s choice. This may be done through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, June, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Simonis, Valeria Denise Macy Mrs. – Obituary

Valeria Denise Simonis, 70, of Baker City, died Jan. 31, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. A memorial service will be scheduled this summer. Coles Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Valeria was born on March 9, 1934, at Baker City to John and Irma Williams Macy. Her family lived at Jacksonville until she was in the fourth grade, when they returned to Baker City. She married Keith Simonis at Elko, Nev., in 1950. They made their home at North Powder until their divorce. At that time, she and her children moved to Hermiston, where she went to work as a cook for various restaurants. Wanting to be near her cousin, she and the family moved to The Dalles. She worked as a cook, opening her own cafe near her home. She later worked for R&R Drafting as a drafts person. She worked there for nine years. After leaving R&R, she opened her own ceramic shop in her former cafe. She operated the shop for five years until she decided to “see the world,” moving to North Carolina with friends. After surviving several hurricanes, she decided to come back to Eastern Oregon to retire. She lived at Hermiston, and was the treasurer of her retirement community for many years. She was very proud of this accomplishment. Because of her failing health, she returned home in Baker City in...

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Anderson, Evelyn Ruth Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Evelyn Ruth Anderson, 80, of Baker City, who pioneered the 4-H horse program, died Nov. 10, 2004, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise. Her memorial service was Friday at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in North Powder. She was born on Sept. 15, 1924, at San Francisco. She enjoyed many careers in her lifetime, some of which included working as a computer operator, phone system administrator, elementary school secretary and nurses assistant. But the true love of her life was horses. She successfully lobbied to have horses accepted as a legitimate 4-H project in the 1950s. She had one of the first all-horse 4-H clubs in the United States, and organized trail rides, playdays and fairs. She loved each child and teen who came her way. She also never missed a single basketball game for the fours years that some of the 4-H kids played on the Selah High School team in the late ’50s and early ’60s. She was affectionately known as “coach.” She was an avid gardener and made every house in which she lived a home. She was always up for an adventure, such as being a part of the Medford Oregon Sheriff’s Posse, and she was part of the search and rescue team. In 1976, Evelyn was one of the walkers in the Centennial re-enactment of the Oregon Trail covered-wagon trip which took...

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Schock, Berniece Parker Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Berniece Schock, 71, of Hermiston, died Nov. 10, 2004, at the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston. Her graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Eternal Hills Cemetery in Klamath Falls. She was born on Oct. 11, 1933, at Baker City to Clifford and Cecelia Bowman Parker. She married Harold H. Schock on May 23, 1952, at Payette, Idaho. The couple lived at Pondosa and later in the Baker City area for more than 30 years. They moved to Ashland in 1990. Harold died in 1992. Berniece returned to Baker City in 1994 and lived here until moving to the Hermiston area in 1999. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed doing embroidery work, crocheting, fishing, hunting, flowers, gardening and playing pinochle. Survivors include her sons, Robert Schock and his wife, Kathy, of Klamath Falls, Vernon Schock of Milton-Freewater, Myron Schock of John Day, and Avery Schock and his wife, Nan, of Irrigon; two brothers, Jasper Parker of Portland and Stanley Parker of Wasco; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; and a sister, Ruby Farley. The Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 12, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

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