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Edythe Augusta Pratt, 91, of Prairie City, died Aug. 23, 2006, at Blue Mountain Nursing Home in Prairie City.
Her graveside service will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Haines Cemetery, with Pastor Frank Humber officiating. There will be a reception afterward at the Haines Baptist Church. Visitations will be Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave.
Edythe was born on Aug. 8, 1915, at Baker City to Robert and Leilath Boyce. She had three brothers and five sisters.
She married Louis Franklyn Pratt in 1933 and was married for 53 years. They had two children.
She had nine grandchildren, plus four adopted grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She dearly loved them all.
Edythe lived on the North Powder farm until 1961, when they moved to Haines so she could care for her father-in-law. From then on she cared for several relatives in their homes and also went to work at Cedar Manor Nursing Home.
Edythe had traveled to Canada and Hawaii. She lived in Alaska for several years. She enjoyed shopping, reading, painting, crocheting, quilting, sewing, playing cards, watching TV, camping, and huckleberry picking.
Edythe was a 4-H leader for more than 10 years. She enjoyed the home extension meetings and entertaining.
She worked at the Haines Museum and worked very hard on its cookbook. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Haines.
Edythe was always there when anyone needed help, always thinking of others before herself. She never had a bad word about anyone. Her saying was, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say it at all.”
She had a great sense of humor until her death, and everyone loved her.
Survivors include her daughter, Wanda, and her husband, George, and their children, Jeanie Gover, Twila and Jon Stenik, and Jody and Aaron Erikson; Larry’s children, Jim and Connie, Ray and Julie, Curt and Judy, Scott and Kathy and Shawn and Wade; daughter-in-law, Clara Lemley, and her family; ex-daughter-in-law, Freda Wallace; and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son (Larry) and all of her brothers and sisters.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 1, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor