Byron Dorsey Brinton, or “Ron D.” as he was known to family and friends, died May 7, 2005, surrounded by family and friends.
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His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 1995 Fourth St. There will be a reception afterward in Rogers Fellowship Hall at the church.
Ron D. was born on Feb. 23, 1947, at Baker City to Byron and Roberta Brinton. He was a 1965 Baker High School graduate.
Ron D. was best known throughout the community for his commitment to The Record-Courier. He was the third generation to publish the weekly paper. He was also very involved in the Sumpter Valley Railroad for many years.
All of his nieces and nephews knew that a visit to Uncle Ron D. meant a ride on the train! He was also very involved in other community projects, such as the Sumpter Valley Dredge, Historic Baker City, Commission on Women and Children, Oregon Geological Board, chamber events and many other organizations.
Ron D. also enjoyed spending time at the family cabin at Anthony Lakes and visiting his sister, Alice, and her family in Wyoming.
Survivors include his four siblings, Lynn West of Portland, Ross Brinton and his wife, Georgia, of Baker City, Alice Williamson and her husband, Larry, of Alta, Wyo., Greg Brinton and his wife, Trish, of Baker City; nine nieces and nephew, Doug Remington and his wife, Anne, of Boston, Holly Remington of Portland, Charlie Brinton and his wife, Misty, of Baker City, Katie Murdock and her husband, Cory, of Victor, Idaho, Anna Baler and her husband, Eric, of Tetonia, Idaho, Adam Williamson and his wife, Robbi, of Pocatello, Idaho, Morgan Brinton of Driggs, Idaho, Kaila Hughes of Eugene and Julie Hughes of Lake Arrowhead, Calif.; and seven great-nieces and great-nephews, Jesse and Russell Murdock of Victor, Idaho, Kinley and Remy Baler of Tetonia, Idaho, and Ashlee, Brice and Cavin Brinton of Baker City; and many friends, too numerous to name.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Byron and Roberta Brinton, and his grandparents.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Sumpter Valley Railroad, P.O. Box 389, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 12, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor