Baker City, Oregon

Catherine E. Culley, 81, a longtime Baker City resident and former Sumpter resident, died July 6, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Ed Niswender of Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward at Calvary Baptist Church, 2107 Third St. Visitations will be until 8 o’clock tonight at Gray’s West & Co.

Catherine was born on July 7, 1920, at Astoria to Clarence E. and Lucille Lockwood Starr. After her mother died, she was adopted by Hal and Bertha Bradley.

She later married Harold Culley at Weiser, Idaho. The couple soon moved to Granite where they lived for quite some time while Harold worked as a miner.

They moved to Bourne to continue mining and eventually ended up in Sumpter to finish their mining career. Later, Catherine and Harold moved to Baker City.

Catherine loved to bake and was a very good cook. Her hobbies included crocheting and embroidering. The time she spent relaxing was spent with God and reading her Bible.

Catherine and Harold had five sons: Hal, Ron, Bob, Harold Jr. and Don Culley. She had many grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 12, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor