Durkee, Oregon

Faye Carmella Page Kochis Bryant, 75, a longtime Durkee resident, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at her home.

Her funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at Sacred Heart Church in Durkee. A reception at the Durkee Grange will follow.

Viewing will be from 10 a.m. through 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Pioneer Chapel at Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City.

Vault interment will be at the Malheur Cemetery in Bridgeport.

Faye was born Jan. 14, 1926, in Rigby, Idaho, to Clyde and Katherine Mitchell. She spent her early life in Kilgore, Idaho, where she was raised and graduated from high school.

She worked much of her life as a security guard, mostly in the timber industry. She also worked in a boarding house, in vegetable production, accounting, gardening, housekeeping and caretaking.

Her hobbies included tending her garden, enjoying the outdoors, and caring for animals. The family considered her a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Kochis; a brother, Gary Mitchell; children David Page, Don Page and wife Sue, Doug Page and wife Gina, Denny Page, and Beth Ann Page; a niece, Karen Hopke; a step-daughter, Wendy Flippo; 18 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Arla; and three children, Michael, Cathy and Brenda.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 4, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor