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Weber, Richard R. – Obituary

Richard “Dick” R. Weber, 77, of La Grande died Sept. 30 at his home. At Dick’s request, there will be no services. Dick was born Dec. 10, 1929, to Otto P. and Jewel B. (Cunningham) Weber in Wellston, Okla. He and his sister, Chrissy, later moved with their mom to Ventura, Calif., where they grew up. Dick later joined the Air Force and was stationed in Tillamook where he met Dorothy Wehinger. They were married for 26 years and she was a life-long friend for an additional 29 years. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Weber; their children, Sandra Weber McGinn, Tana Weber Harlan, Rob Weber and Lori Weber Hines; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to any charity in care of Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City 86714. La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending October 6, 2007-Published: October 6,...

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Todd, Fred Ora

Fred Ora Todd9, (Theodore C.8, Ora B.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) married about 1907, Mary (???). Mr. Todd is the owner of a large bean ranch located near Ventura, Calif., comprising several hundred acres. Children: 2775. Alice. 2776. A...

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Weber, Richard R. “Dick” – Obituary

Richard R. “Dick” Weber, 77, a former Baker City resident, died Sept. 30, 2007, at his home in La Grande. At his request, there will be no funeral. Dick was born on Dec. 10, 1929, at Wellston, Okla., to Otto P. and Jewel B. Cunningham Weber. He and his sister, Chrissy, later moved with their mom to Ventura, Calif., where they were raised. Dick later joined the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed at Tillamook where he met Dorothy Wehinger, who became his wife of 26 years and lifelong friend for an additional 29 years. Survivors include Dorothy Weber and their four children, Sandra Weber McGinn, Tana Weber Harlan, Rob Weber and Lori Weber Hines; nine grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 2, 2007 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Lawson, Lela E. McCready Mrs. – Obituary

Lela e. McCready Lawson, 93, a former Baker City resident, died Jan. 24, 2005, at Ventura, Calif., after a long illness. Her graveside service will be Thursday at Santa Maria, Calif. Lela was born on Nov. 7, 1911, in Weskan, Kan. At the age of 18 months, she traveled by covered wagon with her mother, Edna, grandparents, Samuel and Mattie McCartney, and her Aunt Dorothy, age 6, from Weskan, Kan., to Baker City. A year later, the family moved to Delta, Colo., where Lela received her schooling. She married her life’s companion, Carl Lawson, on Aug. 19, 1929, in Delta. They had one daughter, Nadine, their pride and joy. Together they lived in California, Colorado, and Idaho, eventually returning to Baker City. Some years were spent in La Grande before a final move to Santa Maria, Calif. Being the oldest of 11 children, Lela learned early to be a caregiver and mentor to her siblings as well as many others. She spent her life giving and serving. She dedicated her life to the Lord when she was very young and served many years as a Sunday school teacher and worker. Her last five years were spent in foster care and nursing homes. She was much loved by her care providers for her sweet spirit. Lela was preceded in death by her parents, Ross and Edna Alexander; her beloved husband,...

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Monroe, James Ross “Jim” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon James Ross “Jim” Monroe, 71, a longtime Baker City resident and former owner of Monroe Mortuary, died Oct. 23, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. His funeral will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Susan Barnes of First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight and from 9 a.m., to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Jim was born on July 7, 1933, at Santa Barbara, Calif., to Carl Thomas and Mamielee Riddlespurger Monroe. He was raised at Santa Barbara and was educated there, graduating from Santa Barbara High School. He continued his education at Ventura College at Ventura, Calif., before settling on the study of mortuary science. He attended the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1954. He then went to work at La Jolla Mortuary in La Jolla and Oxnard, Calif. His next employment was with Winbigler Mortuary at Santa Ana, Calif. He met Martha Rafn at Santa Ana. They were married on May 24, 1964. He continued to work for Winbiglers for 22 years before he and his wife purchased the Langrell Mortuary in Baker City in 1981. They operated the Monroe Mortuary for 15 years, retiring in December 1995. Jim loved music and played several instruments, including the saxophone and...

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