Myrtle Christian Hacker, 86, of Baker City, died Oct. 25, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Care Center.
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Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Lennie Spooner of the First Church of the Nazarene. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to join Myrtle’s family after the service for a potluck reception at the home of Debbie Clelland, 1336 Valley Ave.
Visitations will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave.
Myrtle was born on Dec. 23, 1918, at Whitney. She was the youngest of the five children born to Edward Ridgeway and Sarah Elizabeth Hanby Borman.
Myrtle was a very caring person and was liked by everyone and touched everyone’s heart. She enjoyed attending church and church functions. Myrtle loved to cook and entertain large family gatherings. When Al was alive, the couple enjoyed hunting and fishing. Myrtle also had fun with the occasional trip to Reno, Nev. She loved flowers and, when she was younger, she loved to dance.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin H. Hacker; her parents, Edward and Sarah Hanby; brothers, Floyd Albert, Richard Ridgeway and Louis Hershal; and a sister, Thelma Virginia.
Survivors include her son, Charles Couzens; grandchildren, DaVon Marie Spellman and Daniel Richard Couzens; great-grandchildren, Kiya May Dee Couzens, Keisha Roe Couzens, Monica Marie Spellman and Jessica Kristin Spellman; and many nieces and nephews.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 28, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor