Baker City, Oregon
Wallace “Wally” Hickerson, 83, a longtime Baker City resident, died April 17, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
His funeral will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be today until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Hickerson was born Aug. 7, 1917, in the Little Lookout Mountain area to George and Charlotte Hickerson. He received his education in the Durkee area. He ranched for a time and then went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad. During his early years of railroading he also ran the mail route in the Sparta area, lived in the Eagle Valley area and ranched for a time. Then he went to work for the railroad as a section crewman, working for 38 years until his retirement.
Mr. Hickerson loved working with wood and metal and repairing automobiles. He had a very high vision for things that needed to be repaired and could take one look at them and know what needed to be done. He loved to fish and hunt, and going to the mountains to pick huckleberries. He loved his garden and saw that many neighbors had a supply of vegetables from it. He married Millie Mann in Reno in 1990.
Mr. Hickerson is survived by his wife, Millie Hickerson of Baker City; a son, Kenneth Hickerson of Baker City; three granddaughters, one grandson and four great-grandsons; and numerous family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and three sisters.
Contributions in Mr. Hickerson’s memory may be made to the Odd Fellows, in care of Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 20, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor