Hilgard, Union County, Oregon
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Train Hits Man Near Hilgard
An elderly Hilgard man, Guy Bay, 74, died in an apparent train accident Wednesday afternoon.
Oregon State Police said today Bay was lying across the tracks just east of the Hilgard crossing when he was struck by a Union Pacific train. Railroad spokesman told police that the train engineer did not see Bay until it was too late to stop. Police said it is not known whether the victim died of natural causes or as a result of being struck by the train. Police said an autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death.
Thursday, 9 November 1972, Page 1.
Guy Bay of Rt. 1, Box 1964, died Wednesday near Hilgard at the age of 74.
Bay was born on Jan. 26, 1898 at La Grande, the son of William and Iantha Bay. He attended schools in Elgin. In his younger years he trained and broke horses. He was a farmer and logger and a 40-year resident of Hilgard. On Oct. 2, 1920, he was married to the former Ruth Vandermulen at La Grande.
Survivors include his wife Ruth Bay of Hilgard; daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Donna) Deesen, Portland; and Mrs. Gordon (Roberta) Spencer, La Grande; five grandchildren; brother R. A. [Ira] Bay, La Grande; sisters, Ellen [Ella] Kolb, Portland; and Eva Vandermulen, La Grande; He was preceded in death by one brother, Roy and one sister, Maude.
Private grave side services will be held Saturday, Nov. 11. Arrangements are under the directions of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel.
Those who wish may make contributions to the Grande Ronde Hospital, 900 Sunset Drive, or through Daniels Chapel.
Friday, 10 November 1972, Page 8.