Baker City, Oregon
Kenneth “Ken” Hickerson, 63, of Baker City died Oct. 12, 2002, at his home.
His graveside funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Pastor Gordon Bond of the Richland Christian Church will officiate. There will be a potluck for family and friends at the Richland Grange after the service.
Mr. Hickerson was born Feb. 19, 1939, at Baker City. He was the only son of Wallace Hickerson and Shirley Evans Hickerson Hageman. He was educated at Richland and Baker City.
Upon graduating, he joined the U.S. Army and served his country for three years and nine months. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Eastern Oregon University at La Grande where he studied engineering.
He then went to work for Precision Castparts, a Portland foundry where he worked until his retirement in 1999. On June 16, 1962, he married Karie Hooker. They had four children. He raised his children in the outlying Portland area.
Upon retirement, he returned to Baker City where he became involved with his miniature horses, which he dearly loved to work with.
Survivors include his daughters, Julie Lyon of Elgin, Jenny Brown of Seattle, Wash., and Jodi Hickerson of Baker City; son, Jay Hickerson of Seattle, Wash.; grandchildren, Jason Jones of La Grange, Wyo., Nicholas Jones of Elgin and Corey and Simon Brown, both of Seattle, Wash.; an uncle and aunt, Harold and Pat Evans of Portland; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made directly to Pathway Hospice 1904 Resort St., Baker City, OR 97814, or through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, Oregon 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 25, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor