Baker City, Oregon
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Uva L. Gorrell, 89, a longtime Baker City resident, died March 29, 2003, at her home.
Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Dean Baxter will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Gorrell was born at Sneedville, Tenn., on Sept. 4, 1913, to Aberham John and Bertha Hewitt Dodson. She was raised and educated at Ava, Mo.
She came to Baker City in 1939. Mrs. Gorrell was an accomplished gardener, an avid fisherwoman and she enjoyed family and her home.
Survivors include her husband, Ross Gorrell of Baker City; a daughter, Birchie Westerlund of Pendleton; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and James Adamson of Baker City; daughter, Arlene Schoen of Baker City; five grandsons, Curtis and Chad Westerlund and Terry, Mark and Gary Schoen; eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and sister.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Health Services or Pathway Hospice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 4, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor