Vernon Lovell “Vern” Wellington, 76, of Hermiston, a former Baker City resident, died Oct. 30, 2001, at the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston with his wife, Norma, by his side.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Grays West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. There will be a graveside service with veterans participating at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Visitations will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel.
Mr. Wellington was born on March 7, 1926, at Baker City to John and Junia Wellington. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a member of the American Legion. He married Norma Wellington on Sept. 20, 1985. They owned and operated V&N Trucking at Hermiston.
Mr. Wellington enjoyed the outdoors, including hunting and fishing, and spending time in his garden. His love for gardening was shown through the beauty of his rose garden.
Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Norma; his sister, Lila Tibbs of Port Angeles, Wash.; his children, Beverly Gray of Boise, Pam Pedro of Union, Janice Green, living in Montana, Chuck Wellington of Union and April Leithner of Meridian, Idaho; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association through Grays West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 2, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor