Baker City, Oregon
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Patricia Anne Grove, 71, of Baker City, died Aug. 8, 2002, at her home.
Her funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City First Christian Church will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception following at the Christian Church. Visitations will be today until 8 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel.
Pat was born Feb. 23, 1931, at The Dalles to Lloyd W. Davis and Ruth G. (Hazen) Davis. Her family moved to the upper Keating area in 1936, where she began school in a one-room schoolhouse at upper Keating. They later moved to a ranch near Pondosa, where she attended the Blue Mountain School. In 1942 the family moved closer to Pondosa, while her father worked for the lumber mill. Pat remained at Pondosa until her graduation from Union High School in 1950.
After graduation, she moved to Baker City and took work as a telephone switchboard operator. Just a year later, Pat met the love of her life on a blind date. She and Paul Grove were married on Dec. 22, 1951, after a brief courtship of 13 days. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December of 2001.
During the course of their marriage, the couple moved around to several different locations, including Boise for five years, Richland, Wash., for five years, Prosser, Wash., for four years, Hermiston for one year and Bend for a while. They always seemed to return to Baker City between each move, though, and in April 1989 they returned to Baker City for the final time and have lived here ever since.
Patricia was an avid member of the First Christian Church in Baker City. She loved making crafts and tending her garden. She had a knack for growing beautiful things. She was very family- oriented and was an important link in the Grove family. She loved her family and her Lord very much.
Patricia is survived by her husband of 50 years, Paul Grove; three sons, Robert of Corvallis, Russell of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ronald of Baker City; a daughter, Katherine Love of Bend; three sisters, Donna Hack of North Powder, Hallie Spivey of Baker City and Helen Stanley of Irrigon; and a brother, Leon Davis of Bend.
Contributions in Patricia’s memory may be made to the Baker City First Christian Church Building Fund in care of Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 16, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor