Lydia Haslam, 89, of Pilot Rock, a former Baker City resident, died Aug. 1, 2003, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton.
Her funeral was Aug. 5 at St. Helen’s Catholic Church at Pilot Rock. Interment was at the Pilot Rock Cemetery.
Mrs. Haslam was born on Sept. 22, 1913, at Baker City to Belgian immigrants, Alfonse and Irma Delepierre.
She grew up in the Baker City area and was a graduate of St. Francis Academy at Baker City.
She married Daniel Homer Haslam on Sept. 3, 1933. He died in 1982.
Mrs. Haslam was active in St. Helen’s Catholic Church at Pilot Pock and also at the Pilot Rock Senior Center.
She loved get-togethers with her extended family. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the highlight of her later years.
It was said she would be remembered throughout the area for her “secret recipe” ham sauce, which she generously shared with everyone. Her hand-crocheted and embroidered items were said to be treasured reminders of her creative skills.
Survivors include her children, Cheri, and her husband, Steve Janke of Pilot Rock, Annette, and her husband, Edward Arrieta of Lake Oswego, and Richard, and his wife, Marie Haslam of Pilot Rock; grandchildren, Dan Haslam, Lauri Hummell, Scott Haslam, Kellie McKague, Joni Robbins, J.D. Harrison, Michael Harrison and Sherri Roy; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters and brothers, Hilda Lewis of Milwaukie, Marcel Delepierre of Haines, Jeanette Beck of Baker City, Al Delepierre of Portland, Louise Stewart of McCall, Idaho, Loretta Cook of Baker City, Ernie Blair of John Day and Gerard Blair of Baker City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Homer Haslam in 1982; her parents, Alfonse and Irma Delepierre; a son, Daniel Haslam in 1988; a grandson, Monty Haslam in 1998; and a sister, Mary DeRoest in 1988.
Arrangements were under the direction of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 15, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor