Manning “Dutch” Webb, 88, of Union, and a former Baker City resident, died March 21, 2002, at his home.

His funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande, with the Rev. Doug Hale officiating. Burial will follow at the Union Cemetery.

Visitations will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Valley.

Mr. Webb was born Dec. 19, 1913, at Detroit, Mich., to Burt and Zoe Jaycott Webb. He attended school in California and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He moved to Union in 1963 and worked as a master upholsterer for many years. He was a member of the American Legion in Baker City and enjoyed fishing, gardening, hunting mushrooms, and working with his hands. He built bear chairs for kids.

Mr. Webb is survived by his children: Manning Webb of Union, LaRhea Bowden of Clear Lake, Calif.; Theron Webb of Mukielio, Wash., Jim Ritchie of Tacoma, Wash., Art Ritchie of La Grande, Hazel Hagen of Vancouver, Wash., and Jeannie Peacock of Baker City; 24 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-granchildren; a sister, Ola May Long of Clear Lake; and other relatives.

His companion of 42 years, Helen Romig, died earlier.

Contributions in Mr. Webbs memory may be made to the Grande Ronde Hospital Home Care Services, in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, OR 97850.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 29, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor