Baker City, Oregon
Juanita McCord, 75, a lifelong Baker City resident, died Feb. 23, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Services.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Dennis Hickman of the First Lutheran Church will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. McCord was born April 24, 1925, at Baker City to Lee and Minnie Estes Srack. She attended Baker City schools and then went to work at the Baker Hotel as a desk clerk. She later worked as a Title I secretary and then was head cook at South Baker Elementary School. She worked for the Baker School District for 17 years, retiring in 1985.
Mrs. McCord was known to her nieces and nephews as Nita or Ne-Ne. She liked to stay at home and take care of her yard, flowers, squirrels and her cat. She loved to watch her nieces and nephews anytime the families needed her, with great pleasure.
In her early years, she enjoyed breakfast being cooked on the open campfire at Catherine Creek State Park. She also enjoyed watching her son, Mike, play Babe Ruth baseball and to play in the Drum and Bugle Corps in his high school years. She enjoyed listening to her husband, Perry, play the organ and watching him tie fishing flies.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Minnie Srack; her husband, Perry McCord; and her sister, Marie Srack.
Survivors include her son, Mike McCord, and his wife, Julie, of Camas, Wash.; her brother, Pete Srack, and his wife, Carol, nephews, Josh Srack and Dan Srack and his wife, Kim, great-niece, MacKenzie, great-nephew, Kyle Srack, nephew, Doug Srack, and his wife, Denise, great-nephew, Eric Plaza and great-nephew, Andrew Srack, all of Baker City; and one uncle and several cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church or a charity of one’s choice through the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, Ore. 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 2, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor