Marion E. Hasher, 89, a longtime Richland and Baker City resident, died March 30, 2007, at Forsyth Hospital, in Winston-Salem, N.C.
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Her graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Marion was born on April 25, l917, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Baker City to Nelson H. Stewart and Mayme Stewart. She was a Baker High School graduate and graduated from St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing.
She lived most of her life in Baker City, and retired to Richland with her husband, Tom. They were fortunate to live in their lovely Richland home for 20 years before returning to Baker City due to failing health.
After her husband died, she resided at Meadowbrook for five years until she moved to Clemmons, N.C., to be near her daughter, Jeanne, who cared for her at The Elms assisted living center until she was recently hospitalized until the end of her life.
Marion and Tom Hasher were married on Jan. 12, l942, at Weiser, Idaho. They then moved to Portland where their first child, Susan, was born. They next moved to John Day where they lived for about 12 years before returning to Baker City where Tom was a well-know electrician. They raised three children, Susan, Jeanne, and John.
Marion had a great love for her friends and her nursing career. She served as an officer of the nursing association and was a caring and compassionate person.
She loved to work and enjoy her garden. Among her many accomplishments were knitting, embroidery work, candy making, baking and canning and gardening, especially lilies and roses. She also wrote a column for the Richland paper.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Tom; her sister, Margy Catterson; and her brother, Bob Stewart.
Survivors include her three children, Susan Fernald of Holmes Beach, Fla., Jeanne Talich of Clemmons, N.C., and John Hasher of Pendleton; four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; her niece, Kathy Jo Ward of Pendleton; and other nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 4, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor