Baker City, Oregon

Jack D. Wellington, 77, a lifetime Baker City resident, died March 31, 2001, at Settlers Park Assisted Living center.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Members of the Masonic Lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 8 o’clock tonight at Gray’s West & Co.

Mr. Wellington was born Sept. 11, 1923, at Baker City and was a Baker High School graduate. He volunteered to serve in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and served in World War II. He married Jessie Caskey on Jan. 13, 1956, at Seattle, Wash.

He was a lifelong Keating Valley rancher, retiring in 1987. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening, animals and woodworking. After retiring, he became an avid crossword puzzler as well. He was a member of several lodges, including the VFW, the Elks, and the Eagles.

He was very active in the Masonic Lodge. His Masonic positions included past master of Masonic AF/AM Baker Lodge, No. 47, a member of the York Rite Masons, past high priest of Keystone Royal Arch Masons, past illustrious master of the Masons Baker Council, No. 16, and past commander of the Baker Commandery, No. 9, of the Knights Templar. He also was a life sponsor of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation.

Survivors include his son, Tom Wellington of Pendleton; daughters, Carmen Harrison of Vancouver, Wash., and Juanita Carnell of Gresham; a sister, Joan Church of Vale; and nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Wellington; a son, Ray Carnell; his parents, Tom and Phoebe Wellington; and a brother, Grant Wellington.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, Ore. 97814 or directly at 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, Ore. 97201.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 9, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor