Baker City, Oregon

John Karl Mollert, 72, of Baker City, died Dec. 23, 2006, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise.
Private burial was Dec. 29 at Mount Hope Cemetery.

John was born Feb. 21, 1934, at Oregon City to Cecil J. and Melissa Helene Mollert. He was a 1952 graduate of Cleveland High School at Portland.

After serving in the U.S. Army National Guard, he joined the U.S. Navy. At the end of his military career, he had honorably served his country for 18 years.

While serving in the U.S. Air Force at Orlando, Fla., he met Joanna Katherine Hinds. They were married on Dec. 19, 1958. They celebrated 48 years of marriage on Dec. 19, 2006.

In 2002, while traveling through Eastern Oregon, John and Joanna visited Baker City. After leaving, they decided to make the community their new home. They appreciated the beauty of the location and the friendly people.

After selling their home at Albuquerque, N.M., where they had lived for 28 years, they became Baker City residents in April of 2003.

Several months later, John started his own business in two-way radio communications.

He named the business “Accuratwoway.” He appreciated the opportunity to serve the community with his skills and technical knowledge.

John loved both classical and traditional country music. His hobbies were gold panning and playing his harmonica. He was often asked to play for church functions.

John will be greatly missed by his family and many who called him “friend,” his family said.

Survivors include his wife, Joanna; and daughters, Sherie Lynn and Janet Morie.
Gray’s West & Co. is in charge of arrangements.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 12, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor