Pauline LaFaun Hood, 84, of Baker City, died April 12, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
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There will be a celebration of her life at 2 p.m. April 26 at Missouri Flat Grange.
LaFaun was born on Feb. 23, 1925, at Fowler, Kan., to Glenn and Zelda Hotz Yarberry. She was raised in many of the other small towns around Dodge City, Kan. She was a 1943 graduate of Dodge City High School.
LaFaun married Paul “Pinky” Hood on Aug. 29, 1944. They had three children: Lynn, Terry and Robin.
The coupled lived in Connecticut, Kansas, and California before finally settling in Oregon in 1954.
LaFaun’s favorite hobbies were sewing, crafts, painting and gardening. She loved to cook for the family.
Fall was a special time of the year and she could always be found canning her favorites from the garden she had grown. LaFaun loved family and friends and would always help if anyone needed assistance, her family said.
She enjoyed the outdoors. She helped out by taking the Girl Scouts on campouts when living on the Oregon Coast. LaFaun and Pinky moved to Baker City in 1989 to be near and help with their youngest grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her husband, Pinky Hood of Baker City; her mother, Zelda Yarberry, who is 101, of Eugene; her brother, Glenn Yarberry Jr. of Eugene; her son, Lynn Hood, and his wife, Mary, of Mapleton; her daughter, Robin Mawhinney, and her husband, Chuck, of Baker City; her grandsons, Kelly Green and family of Junction City, Don Mawhinney and family of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Dennis and Cody Mawhinney of Baker City.
She was proceeded in death by her father, Glenn Yarberry; a daughter, Terry Green; and son-in-law, Eldon Green.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Hospice or a charity of one’s choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 20, 2009
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor