Baker City, Oregon
Leona M. Kasten, 93, of Baker City, died May 25, 2002, at Settlers Park.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Monte Loyd of Baker Valley Christian Assembly will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at the funeral home.
Mrs. Kasten was born June 8, 1908, in Baker City to Alex and Lillie Irvin Holland. She attended school in the Pocahontas area. She married Orval Kasten at Weiser, Idaho, on Oct. 18, 1941. They farmed on the Oregon Slope near Ontario for many years. After selling the farm, they moved to Bend.
Mrs. Kasten worked at St. Charles Hospital and also at a large hotel in Bend for 14 years. After her husband’s death in July of 1974, she moved back to Baker City where she had lived since. She provided child care at the Methodist Church for many years.
Mrs. Kasten loved her garden and canning, making pies, crocheting, and she enjoyed visiting and being with people.
Survivors include her nieces and nephews and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister, Edith; and brothers, Wilbur, Lloyd, Verl, Marvin and Orval Holland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation or the American Cancer Society through the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 31, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor