Linda “Umaw” Pifher, 58, of Baker City, died Aug. 19, 2008 at her home.
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At the family’s request, there will be no service.
Linda was born July 17, 1950, at Prairie City to Opal Dee Davis and Norma Jean Davis. Linda was “Umaw” to her grandkids and friends. She was their No. 1 fan and loved to watch them play sports.
She loved to shoot traps with her son, Shea, and her grandson, Derek, and Geoff White. She also loved to fish on the Snake River with granddaughter, Sierra, and her daughter, Nicole.
Linda was the life of any family gathering with her keen wit and humor. She loved the television shows, “Forensic Files,” “Detective Stories” and “Court Case TV” and she loved to read. She was a great mother and a loving grandmother to many, her family said.
Linda worked at St. Elizabeth Care Center for many years. She attended Treasure Valley Community College at Ontario in pursuit of her nursing degree.
She finished her working career as an in-home health care provider. Linda relieved many families with her tender care, love and compassion.
Survivors include her daughter, Nicole Howerton, and her husband, Jim; son, Shea Maliwanki; step-daughter, Tammy Hunt; and grandchildren, Derek, Sierra, Matt, Melissa and Deana; great-grandson, Hunter James Howerton; brother, Rick Davis; brother-in-law, Jim Edison; and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her father Opal Davis and mother Norma Davis, brother Roger Davis and sister Della Edison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses in care of Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 27, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor