Baker City, Oregon
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Donald G. Hill, 70, of Baker City, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services after a battle with cancer. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Mount Hope Cemetery with Mr. Greg O’Neil, a family friend, officiating.
Mr. Hill was born April 6, 1932, at Hot Lake to Elmer and Blanche (Day) Hill. He moved to the family ranch in Wingville when he was 3-years-old. Don spent the remainder of his life on the family ranch where he worked and raised his family. He also worked several jobs outside the ranch, some of which included the Baker Mill and Grain, Lew Brothers, and the Ellingson Lumber Company, where he retired in 1994.
Don will always be remembered for his great personality and sincere love and commitment to his family and friends. He also enjoyed many outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, camping and boating. Don especially loved spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren’s athletic events.
Survivors include his wife Martha of 48 years; two sons, Larry and his wife, Lorrie of Baker City, and Elmer and his wife, Sheila of Baker City; one daughter, Donna Bunch and her husband, Tom, also of Baker City; grandchildren, Theresa, Rachel, Reggie, Kristen, and Shelby Hill, and Matt and Mark Bunch, all of Baker City.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two granddaughters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. This may be done through Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel, P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, March, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor