Harold Combs, 83, of Baker City, died Oct. 16, 2005, at the Veterans Hospital in Walla Walla, Wash.
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At his request, he will be cremated and his ashes returned to his favorite place near Bates. There will be no funeral.
Harold was born March 19, 1922, at Austin to John and Margaret Combs. He was a World War II veteran. He lived most of his life in and around the areas of Bates, Austin and Baker City, and had worked for the Oregon Lumber Company throughout the years doing various jobs. The old engines used for transporting logs and lumber were a special interest of his, and he loved talking about them with family and friends.
Harold is survived by four sisters; three daughters, Alice Bartow of Baker City, Dianne Cramer and Kathleen Frazier of New Castle, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Harold was preceded in death by his son, James; his father and mother; one brother and four sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in care of Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 28, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor