Hazel Laura Williams Toney, 97, of Baker City, died Feb. 25, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home.

Her graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Haines Cemetery. Visitations will be Monday from noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St.

Hazel was born on April 14, 1910, at Muddy Creek to Harry Chatterton and Ida Belle Davis Williams. She married Claude Biswell Toney on Sept. 23, 1928.

Hazel lived at Haines and worked for the Haines Telephone Co., for Walter Heard, H.O. Wiswell and for Vance and Margaret Dix. She also worked at the Circle H Cafe for several owners.

Survivors include her three children, Larry L. Toney and his wife, Colleen, of Elgin, Rodney B. Toney and his wife, Marjorie, and Claudia Gilkison and her husband, Robert, all of Haines; five granddaughters, Teresa Olson and her husband, Don, Sheree Evans and her husband, Kyle, Valerie Harris and her husband, Shane, Linda Evans and her husband, Mike, and Debbie VanKlinken and her husband, Steve; three grandsons, David Toney and his wife, Paula, Jeff Toney and his wife, Carolyn, and Edward Toney and his wife, Gail; 27 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ella Williams; and nieces, DeEtte Seaworth, Diane Wilson and Maryann Green.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude; and brothers and sisters, Lena Cavin, Elmer, Maude Neilson, Dora Lethlean and Edward and Russell.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 29, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor