Baker City, Oregon
Donald Matthew Ellingson, 84, of Baker City, died Oct. 30, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.
At Mr. Ellingson’s request, there will be a private family graveside service at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Don was born July 31, 1918, at Hawkins, Wis. He was a son of Robert P. Ellingson Sr. and Myrtle T. N. Peterson Ellingson. The family moved to Klamath Falls when he was a boy.
Don was a graduate of the University of Oregon at Eugene and a World War II veteran, having served in the Army Air Corps. He was a co-owner of Ellingson Lumber Co.
Survivors include his wife, Thaoma L. Ellingson of Baker City; son, Matthew Ellingson of Boise; daughter, Elizabeth Ellingson of Ashland; grandchildren, Jordan Ellingson of Boise and Kai and Ian White of Ashland; sister and brother-in-law, Dorthea and Robert Balderston, of Englewood, Colorado; sister-in-law, Helen Ellingson of Wilsonville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Sigmond Ellingson and Robert P. Ellingson, Jr.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the charity of one’s choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 1, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor