Eugene H. “Gene” Davis, 63, 22151/2 Third St., a longtime Baker resident, died Saturday, March 1, at his home.

His graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the veterans section of Mount Hope Cemetery. The Rev. Ronald Kratzer of the Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Graveside flag-holding honors will conducted by Baker veterans.

Mr. Davis was born in Missouri and had lived in Baker most of his life. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the famous Merrill’s Marauders Voluntary Fighting Unit in Burma.

He had been a member of the Baker Police Department and served as a construction worker. He had been retired in recent years.

Survivors include his wife, Nina, [Yankey] of Baker; two daughters, M’Donna Jablonski of Omaha, Neb., and Mela Dee Hester of Baker; two grandsons, Raimie Hedman of Omaha and Doug Hester of Baker; three brothers, Rola and Archie, both of Elgin, and Wilfred of Walla Walla, Wash.; three sisters, Eunice Wilson and Wynette Ley, both of Portland, and Bette Miller of Baker; several nieces and nephews. It was Mr. Davis’ request that no flowers be sent to the service.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Liver Foundation or to the family through the Langrell Mortuary Chapel, 1950 Place St.

Friends may call at the Langrell Mortuary Chapel until noon Wednesday. The casket will not be open at the service.

Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, OR,
Monday, 3 March 1980, Page 2.
Contributed by: Robert C. Bull