Hereford, Baker County
Nellie G. Brannock, 88, a former Hereford and Baker City resident, died Nov. 6, 2003, at Omak, Wash.
Her graveside funeral was Nov. 12 at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Nellie was born on Aug. 10, 1915, to Lewis C. and Laura Phillips Morin at Haines. She married Gerald Brannock at Weiser, Idaho, on Oct. 15, 1936. Most of their married life was spent on their ranch in the Hereford area.
Upon Nellie and Gerald’s retirement, they moved to Baker City and sold the ranch to their nephew, John Morin, and his wife, Roberta.
Gerald died in 1978. Nellie continued to live in Baker City by herself until 1987 when her brother, Ted Morin, moved in with her upon the death of his spouse.
Together Ted and Nellie shared many interests. They attended church together, gardened and always opened their home to family and friends.
Nellie was a great caregiver to so many people. If someone was ill, she was right there to comfort and serve. She was an accomplished seamstress and cook and she loved baseball, basketball and horse racing. She was loved by many and will be missed by a host of family and friends.
Survivors include her son, Ken Pearson, and wife, Darlene, of Republic, Wash.; a foster daughter, Darlene Jenkins, and husband, Jerry, of Wilbur; a sister, Gladys Ward; two brothers, Ted Morin of Baker City and Claude Morin of Ogden, Utah; seven grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Alliance of Oregon or to the charity of one’s choice 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, November 21, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor