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Location: Ukiah Oregon

Waid, Lloyd Alvin – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Lloyd Alvin Waid, 93, died on July 30 at a care center in La Grande. A graveside service was conducted for the family at Stanfield Cemetery this morning. A celebration of life will take place at the Ukiah Senior Center for all of Lloyd’s friends and family. Time and date will be announced later. Lloyd was born Feb. 27, 1914, to Eda Frederickson and Claude J. Waid in Stanfield. The family moved to Sand Hollow on a homestead and raised wheat. Because Lloyd’s mother died in 1924 when Lloyd was 10 years old, he was raised by his aunt and uncle, Neil and Lulu White at Hideaway Springs. Lloyd graduated from Ukiah High School, married his high school sweetheart and started working for the US Forest Service on Desolation Creek Lookout. He had no ambition to attend college until, one day, he noticed an ad in a Montgomery Ward catalog that offered “free college.” It was a commission plan in which he got 25 percent of each order that he could get from prospective customers. He was the first person in his family to attend college and got a degree in forestry at Oregon State College in 1940 and began a 35-year career in the Forest Service. Lloyd entered the naval air service, performing most of his duties in the South Pacific. Eventually commissioned as a...

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Vincent , James Douglas – Obituary

Ukiah, Oregon James “Doug” Douglas Vincent, 73, of Ukiah, died April 7 in Gresham. At his request no services will be held. Burial was at the Ukiah Cemetery. Gresham Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Doug was born Oct. 17, 1934, to Cecil and Ruth (Dawson) Vincent in St. Louis. When Doug was 6, the family moved from Missouri to Tillamook where Doug was raised and educated. At 16, he purchased a log truck and moved to Eastern Oregon where he met and married the love of his life, Patsy Sheff, on Aug. 14, 1955. The couple had five children. Doug logged in Union, Wallowa and Umatilla counties. In 1964, they moved to Alaska where Doug owned and operated Specialized Truck Parts & Service. In 1984 Doug and Patsy moved back to Ukiah, where they opened and operated Dan’s Ukiah Service, a hunters’ travel stop. Doug bred and raised Healer dogs and rabbits. He loved the Ukiah valley and enjoyed caring for the local bird population and engaging in political discussions. Doug is survived by his wife of 52 years in Ukiah; three daughters, Dellena Levan of Wasilla, Alaska, Vonnie Ceja and Terrie Lockwood of Gresham; son, Daniel Vincent of Ukiah; sister, Rosemary Vincent of Boliver, Mo.; brother, John Vincent of Gresham; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Doug was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Allen Vincent...

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Gates, Clay Loren – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Clay Loren Gates, 82, of Baker City died April 8, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. His graveside service was today at Prairie City Cemetery in Prairie City. Pastor Loyd Phillips of the New Hope Assembly of God Chapel at Vale officiated. There was a reception afterward at the Strawberry Mountain Grange in Prairie City. A former Grant County resident, Clay was born on April 24, 1921, at Ritter. He attended school at Ukiah, Long Creek, and Susanville. He lived his childhood at Galena. Clay worked for 48 years ranching and logging at Bates, John Day, Baker City and Alaska. Survivors include his wife, Helen Hacker Gates; a sister, C.L. Petty of Sumpter; daughter, Beverly Davis, and her husband, Bill, of Bear Valley; grandsons, Edward and Dakota, of John Day; and sisters-in-law, Hazel Wood of Prairie City and Sue Pureene of Sumpter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lillian and Jack Gates and a wife, Zona Haskens Gates; and by many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association or Pathway Hospice through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 23, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Lippert, Elmer Eugene – Obituary

Elmer Eugene Lippert, 83, of Prairie City, a former Baker City resident, died Dec. 28, 2005, at his home. His funeral was Dec. 31 at Driskill Memorial Chapel. Pastor Denny Diezel of the John Day United Methodist Church officiated. Elmer was born on July 8, 1922, at Baker City to Eugene H. and Mandy Richardson Lippert. He attended school at Granite, Ukiah, and at Ritter, where he spent most of his childhood. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1944 during World War II. He was in Berlin during the fall of Germany and also spent time in the Philippines. He worked on the family ranch at Ritter and logged for Pilot Rock Lumber Co. at Dale for 20 years. He met Virginia Sullens and the couple were married in 1955. They moved to Prairie City where Elmer worked for the Grant County Road Department until his retirement. After Virginia died, Elmer married June Chipman in 1980. She died in 2002. Elmer enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Elks Lodge. Survivors include two sons, Eugene Lippert and his wife, Susan, and Benjamin Lippert and his wife, Tina; seven stepchildren, Marie, Terry, Lilly, June, Ace, Ken and Linda; two brothers, Harold of Burns and Lauren and his wife, Joan, of John Day; one sister, JoAnn Stratton and her husband, Don, of John Day; and...

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Morin, Raymond Alton “Ray” – Obituary

Raymond Alton “Ray” Morin, 74, of Baker City died Feb. 23, 2006, at his home. At his request, there will be no service. In the spring, his family and friends will gather to celebrate his life. Ray was born on Dec. 8, 1931, at Kellogg, Idaho. The family later moved to Oregon where he resided the rest of his life. Ray loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and panning for gold. He served his country, in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was stationed at Korea, Japan and then Germany before coming home. His life’s work was in construction and logging. At the time of his retirement, he and his wife of 34 years, Mary, were living at Ukiah, a place he really loved. There he could pan for gold and fish almost out his back door. They returned to Baker City in June 2005 to be closer to family. Survivors include his wife, Mary; his sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Laurie of Boise and Bruce and Pauline of Aloha; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Jim Demastus of Baker City; sister and brother-in-law, Esther and Walt Clark of Sherwood; and sisters, Dee Petralia of Portland and Lona Crask of Baker City; brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Pat of Baker City; brothers-in-law and their wives, Jerry “Bud” and Viola Howard of Baker City, Ken and Diana Howard...

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