Mel Shock, 86, Was Pine Area Livestockman

Melvin Wallace Shock, 86, of Halfway, passed away Sunday, May 10, at Cedar Manor Nursing home. His Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 13, 1981 at 1:00 pm. at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church in Halfway. The Rev. Sidney Sandusky officiated. Langrell Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Shock was born in Delta, Colorado on Jan. 29, 1895 to George and Mary Shock. He attended schools in Rock Creek, Muddy Creek, Haines, and Pine.

He came to Baker Valley as a small child and then settled in Pine Valley in 1910 where he lived the rest of his life. He was a farmer and stockman there.

He wed Lora Bell Irwin June 27, 1922, in Halfway. She preceded him in death on March 23, 1948.

Also preceding him in death was his brother Jess and sisters Hattie Shock, and Lizzie Long and a nephew Floyd Long.

Surviving are his nieces Dora Allen, Georgia Sieg, Mabel Dinnick all of Baker, Pansy Maxwell of Haines and Beulah Bell of Redmond, Oregon; also a sister-in-law, Bessie Peterson, of Halfway; and many great, great-great, and great-great-great nieces and nephews, and many friends.

Source:The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, May, 1981
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor