Baker City, Oregon
Wayne Everett Erskine, 77, of Baker City, died Dec. 10, 2000, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
His funeral was Thursday at the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Lennie Spooner of the Baker City Church of the Nazarene officiated. Vault interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Erskine was born on Aug. 9, 1923, to W.R. and Stella Shortell Erskine. He was born on a small farm at Runnells, Iowa, and raised in the Prairie City, Iowa, area. He was married to Marjorie Arrasmith on June 8, 1941, at Bethany, Mo. He was a very good father and a friend to everyone he met.
In 1954, the family moved to Southern California where he worked in the sand and gravel business until retirement. They moved to Baker City in 1979.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an older brother, Henry.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie of Baker City; his daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Joe Jaramillo of Grants Pass; sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Carmen Erskine and Jim and Beverly Erskine, both of Baker City, and Chris and Rhoda Erskine of Newhall, Calif.; grandchildren, Margie, Susie, Marty, Lori, Bobby, Chris, John, Wesley, and stepgrandchildren, Sean Gongsalis, Brandon and Brian Larkin and Codi Eckert; great-grandchildren, Br?, Mathew, Ashley, Alexa, Katie, Kyle, Kristen and Kim.
Memorial contributions may be made to the John Wayne Cancer Fund through the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, Ore. 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 15, 2000
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor