The following obituaries were either submitted by users or collated by Judy Wallis White. This is an extensive collection of obituaries for Baker County Oregon. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z T Surnames Taber, Leavon Ida Hutchinson Mrs. – Obituary Taggart, Andy C. – Obituary Taggart, Thomas – Obituary Talbott, Lester Elvin – Obituary Talich, Sylvia Nelson Mrs. – Obituary Talley, Zella Odelia Wallace Mrs. – Obituary Tallman, Irene Esther Capelli Mrs. – Obituary Tallman, John B. – Obituary Tally, Donna Marie Weaver Mrs. – Obituary Tally, Eugene – Obituary Tally, Zella Odelia Wallace Mrs. – Obituary Tarango, Manuel – Obituary Tarter, Alvin Hansford – Obituary Tarter, Ella Bell Huff Mrs. – Obituary Taylor, Balam Alonzo (Lon) – Obituary Taylor, Bob – Obituary Taylor, Cleo Irene Bartlett Hall Mrs. – Obituary Taylor, Delila Ann – Obituary Taylor, Dorcy (Higgins) – Obituary Taylor, Elsie Elnore Nice Mrs. – Obituary Taylor, Floyd Phillip – Obituary Taylor, Howard – Obituary Taylor, Ida Irene Wilson Mrs. – Obituary Taylor, Ilah Maxine Wiswell Mrs. – Obituary Taylor, Kenneth G. “Ken”, Sr. – Obituary Taylor, Loreing E. “Jack” – Obituary Taylor, Loring E. “Jack” – Obituary Taylor, Lyle – Obituary Taylor, Margaret Catherine Mrs. – Obituary Taylor, Margaret Irwin Mrs. – Obituary Taylor, Muriel Lora...Read More
Collection: Baker County Oregon Obituaries
The following obituaries were either submitted by users or collated by Judy Wallis White. This is an extensive collection of obituaries for Baker County Oregon. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z W Surnames Waddell, Hugh Francis “Waddy” – Obituary Wade, Laura Jane Bulkley Mrs. – Obituary Waggoner, Waynette Lang Mrs. – Obituary Waldo, Joel F. – Obituary Waldron, Ellen Belle Canady Mrs. – Obituary Waldron, Steve – Obituary Walker, Donald Leon – Obituary Walker, Girtha Gwen Bainbridge Mrs. – Obituary Walker, Harriet Hortense Ward Mrs. – Obituary Walker, John Alpha “Al” – Obituary Walker, John C. – Obituary Walker, La Vaughn Albert “Oscar Mayer” – Obituary Walker, Roland Gilbert “Gib” – Obituary Walker, Sydney W. – Obituary Walter, Anne Viola “Vi” Sword Mrs. – Obituary Waltz, Samuel N. – Obituary Ward, Ann Morrow Mrs. – Obituary Ward, Gladys F. Morin Moser Mrs. – Obituary Ward, J. C. – Obituary Ward, Mary Jane Mullen Mrs. – Obituary Ward, Olga Maxwell Mrs. – Obituary Ward, Ralph Cole – Obituary Ward, Raymond – Obituary Ward, William T. “Bill” – Obituary Warhol, Martha Ackerman Mrs. – Obituary Warhol, Peter – Obituary Wariner, Stephen – Obituary Warnecke, Nancylee Nielsen Mrs. – Obituary Warnock, Alice Anatoinette Brown Mrs. – Obituary Warnock, Dan, Sr. – Obituary...Read More
Former Haines Resident Succumbs Jesse D. Toney, Baker county resident since 1872, died Saturday night at St. Elizabeth’s hospital. Although he had been ill for several months his condition did not become serious until Memorial day when he was taken to the hospital. He is survived, besides Mrs. Hopper, by a daughter, Mrs. C.R. Bement of Baker; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Stoval of Walla Walla and Mrs. Victoria Toney of Baker; three brothers R.V. Toney of Haines, John A. Toney of Larkspur, Calif., and Andy Toney of Arizona and a granddaughter, Cleo Bement of Baker. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon and interment was in the Mt. Hope cemetery. North Powder News Friday, June 10,...Read More
The funeral of Elmer A. Toney whose body was shipped to Baker Friday, was held at that place Sunday at 2 p.m. from the West undertaking parlors. Rev. O.F. Jones conducting the services. He was born January 15, 1870, at Mt. Vernon, Ill., and with his parents moved to eastern Oregon when he was 10 years of age, locating near Haines. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Toney, both deceased, and is survived by two sisters, Mrs. S.S. Stovall, of Walla Walla, and Mrs. J.H. Toney, of Haines; and by four brothers, John A., of Council, Idaho; Rosier, of Haines; Andy, of New Mexico; and J.D., of Walla Walla. North Powder News Saturday, February 14,...Read More
Haines Boy Drowns In Old Cesspool Neighbors and friends of the Lee Newton family of Haines were shocked Wednesday afternoon when news of the death of their five-year old son was learned. The lad was found shortly after he was missed, in an old cesspool in front of the Tom Smith residence. He had been with his father, an employee of the Haines Lumber Company, but a few minutes before and was evidently on his return to the home when he crossed a cesspool connected with the plumbing in the Smith residence. The covering broke through and little Donald came to his death in the slimy water below. It is thought the body was recovered in about thirty minutes from the time it entered the pool. Little Donald is said to have been head about the Smith home shortly after noon on the day of his death. It was presumed he was looking for his father at the time. A little later a search for the little one revealed the body. Little Donald is survived by his parents and four brothers and sisters. The body was taken to the West funeral parlors in Baker and prepared for burial. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, March 24,...Read More
Muriel Lora Jeffords Taylor, 75, of Hazelton, Idaho, died July 26, 2005, at Magic Valley Regional Medical Center at Twin Falls, Idaho, of natural causes. Her graveside service was Saturday at the Hazelton Cemetery. Family and friends celebrated her life afterward at the Eden Senior Citizen Center. Muriel was born at home to Wendell Richard and Myrtle Ester Wickam Jeffords in Baker City on Dec. 31, 1929. She married John Laree “Jack” Taylor on June 7, 1947, at the Catholic Church in Baker City. They had five children. Muriel and Jack lived in Jerome County, Idaho, for 56 years, 46 of those were spent at Hazelton, Idaho. Jack and Muriel celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends in 1997. She received her licensed practical nursing license through a program at Rupert, Idaho. She worked part time as a nurse at the Rupert Hospital and as a home health nurse at Jerome County. She drove school bus for 25 years for the Hazelton School. She loved to bowl and enjoyed socializing with all her bowling companions. She took great pleasure and pride in crocheting blankets and various other items for all her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends. Muriel’s deepest love was for her family. She always remembered birthdays and anniversaries for all her family and knew where everyone was. Survivors include her loving husband, Jack Taylor...Read More
Alan James “Jim” Hermsen, 75, of Baker City, died Aug. 3, 2005, at his home in the presence of his loving wife, Lucille. His funeral was Monday at the Agape Christian Center. Pastor Garth Johnson officiated. Jim was born on Nov. 10, 1929, at Baker City to Alban and Mae Hermsen. He attended Brooklyn Elementary School at Baker City and then moved to Union. He was a 1947 graduate of Union High School. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1948 and was stationed at San Diego. Jim married Lucille Davis Hogge on June 5, 1966. They enjoyed 39 years of married life. Jim ran G and H Cement Products in Baker City until 1983. He then developed and operated Ja-Lu Rentals until 1987. Jim and Lucille moved to Lodi, Calif., in 1988 where they lived for two years before returning to Baker City. In their retirement, Jim and Lucille took the opportunity to visit the University of the Nations in Hawaii in 1993 and 1994. They traveled on an outreach mission to Romania in 1994. They returned to Baker City where they lived until Jim’s death. Jim loved music and travel, especially traveling all over the country to attend Full Gospel Businessmen’s meetings. He was secretary of the Baker City group. The Hermsens had been very active in the Agape Christian Center church where Jim served as an elder...Read More
Rebecca Louise “Becky” Ladwig Marvin, 56, of Apple Valley, Calif., a former Baker City resident, died of cancer on Aug. 6, 2005, at her daughter’s home in Victorville, Calif. Her funeral will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Dudley Apple Valley Mortuary in Apple Valley, Calif. Pastor Steve Arsenault will officiate. Private inurnment will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Apple Valley. She was born at Spokane, Wash., lived at Baker City for a time and had spent the past 26 years at Apple Valley where she worked as a medical records statistics clerk at the Victor Valley Community Hospital. Survivors include her daughters, Athena Calvin and her husband, Tom, of Victorville, and Aletha McGuire and her husband, Michael, of Apple Valley; her grandchildren, James and Katelyn Peck of Victorville and Jacob McGuire of Apple Valley; her sisters, Diane Tobiason and her husband, Larry, of Sun City, Ariz., and Terry Oliver of Baker City; and her aunt, Leila Thompson of Baker City. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Victor Valley, 16147 Kamana Road, Apple Valley, Calif. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 12, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...Read More
Katherine Etta “Katie” Hayes, 81, died Aug. 9, 2005, at St Elizabeth Health Services after a knee replacement operation. Her graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Katie was born at Salina, Kan., on Aug. 21, 1923, to Nathaniel Creager Harris, a not-so-tall Texan, and Mary Margaret Shank. The Shank family had lived in Kansas for many years as homestead-era farmers. Salina was her home through 1941. After graduating from Salina High School, she set off like many of her generation to work in support of the war effort as a Western Union operator in Pueblo, Colo. It was in Pueblo that Katie met her future husband, Walter Hartwell Hayes. Walt, a longtime Baker City resident, was posted at Pueblo with the U.S. Army in the Signal Corps. Walt and Katie were engaged in late 1942 and, after Walt’s transfer from Pueblo, were married at Walla Walla, Wash., on Aug. 7, 1943. Walt and Katie were subsequently transferred to Lincoln, Neb., where their first child, Walter Creager “Creag” Hayes, was born on Katie’s 21st birthday, Aug. 21, 1944. In mid-1945, Katie and her little baby took the train to Baker City to be with her husband’s parents while awaiting Walt’s discharge in November 1945. Except for a brief one-year period when they lived at Portland, Katie and Walt spent the rest of their...Read More
Esther Heggie Long, 88, a life-long resident of Baker City, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at Settler’s Park in Baker City. Grave side services for Mrs.Long were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City. Bob Harrison of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints conducted. Interment followed the services. Mrs. Long was born Dec. 15, 1912, in Austin, Grant County, Oregon. She was the fourth daughter of six children born to Andrew Smith Heggie and Lavina Dolby Heggie. She lived her entire life in Baker City, and attended Baker schools. She was married to Garnet A. Long, Jan. 26, 1935, in Baker. She enjoyed cooking for her family. She was employed by the Baker School District as a cook in the Elementary Schools, Middle School, and she was one of the first cooks in the new High School in 1951. She was also an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include her three sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald Long, Keith and Virginia Long, all of Baker City, and Tom and Teresa Long of Hermiston; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1991, and her four sisters and one brother. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pathway Hospice or charity of one’s...Read More
Thomas Maxwell Was Watermaster Thomas W. Maxwell, 73, of Haines, Oregon, a life time resident of Baker and Haines area, passed away Friday, September 19, 1986 at the V.A. Hospital in Seattle, Washington following a short illness. Funeral services for Mr. Maxwell will be conducted Thursday, Sept. 25, 1986 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. Rev. Greg Eicher of the United Methodist Church will officiate. Vault interment will follow at the Haines Cemetery. Mr. Maxwell was born on April 25, 1913 in Haines, Oregon to Wallace J. and Ethel Cartmill Maxwell. He attended schools in Rock Creek and High School in Haines. He followed in his father’s footsteps, succeeding him in being watermaster of the Baker Valley for several years. He was a lifetime member of the Powder River Sportsman Club and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a veteran of WWII. He was stationed in Georgia. He liked hunting, fishing, and trapping. He is survived by a special friend, Edna Royles of Haines, Oregon; a sister Dortha Peterson of Seattle, Washington;his brother-in-law, Gifford Parker of North Powder, Oregon; a step mother, Fronia Maxwell of Baker, Oregon, five nieces and two nephews and step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, a sister and two brothers. Friends who wish may contribute in his memory to the Haines Cemetery. This may be done...Read More
Nancy Maxwell Dies, Christmas Spent 52 years on Muddy Creek Farm Muddy Creek–(special)–Mrs. Nancy Ann Maxwell passed away Christmas morning at her home here. Mrs. Maxwell was born in 1867 in Effingham County, Illinois. She moved first to Reno, Nevada and then to Fort Bidwell, Calif., before coming to Oregon by wagon train in 1880. Mrs. Maxwell was married to J.O. Maxwell January 20, 1886, fifty two years ago they moved to the ranch where she passed away. J. O. Maxwell died May 9, 1917. Mrs. Maxwell was a member of the Baptist church and of the Rebekah lodge of Haines. To this union were born ten children; Wallace, John, Omer and Glen of Haines; William of McMinnville; four daughters, Mrs. C. K. Fisher; Mrs. Myrtle Jackson, and Mrs. Raymond Ward of Haines and Mrs. C.W. Bishop of Los Angeles. One son, Dewey Maxwell, died November 2, 1936. Two sisters, Mrs. A. K. Graham of Baker and Mrs. J. W. O’Bryant of Portland, a brother J. L. Hand of North Powder, 26 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held in Haines Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Baptist church with Rev. Ralph H. Gorsline officiating. Two vocal solos, “My Redeemer Lives” and “Rock of Ages” were sung by Mrs. W. L. Lovelady. Interment was in the Haines cemetery. Source: The Record Courier, Baker City,...Read More
Melva A. Maxwell, 90, a resident of Haines, Oregon, died Saturday, November 18, 1995 at her home in Haines. Funeral was held Tuesday, November 21, 1995 at 2:00 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel with Gene Zacharias of Haines First Baptist Church officiating. Interment was at Haines Cemetery, Haines, Oregon. Melva was born March 23, 1905 at Haines, Oregon to Fred and Melvina Spence. She was raised and educated in Haines, Oregon. She attended the Muddy Creek, Haines McCarty Flat Schools, and the Willamette University. Married Glenn Hand Maxwell on November 8, 1927. They lived and ranched in the Muddy Creek area, moving to Haines after retiring. She was active in the Haines Baptist Church and Muddy Creek Mutual Improvement Club. She is survived by her husband Glenn Hand Maxwell and married on November 8, 1927. Other survivors include a son James Oliver Maxwell and wife Sue of Haines, Oregon; daughter Glenna Barney and husband Jim of Lincoln City, Oregon; sister Cecile Guyer of Weiser, Idaho; brother Norvin Spence of Modesto, California; brother Meredith Spence of Provo, Utah; grandchild Kathie Johnson of Baker City; (grandchild Howard Maxwell of Beaumont, Texas;) grandchild Bruce Barney of Salem, Oregon; grandchild Curtis Barney of Pocatello, Idaho; also ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers. Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, November, 1995 Contributed by:...Read More
Glenn H. Maxwell, 90, of Haines, who ranched in the Muddy Creek area for many years, died Thursday, August 15, 1996 at his home. His funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Gene Zacharias of the Haines First Baptist Church officiated. Entombment was at the Haines Cemetery. Mr. Maxwell was born June 17, 1906, to James Oliver and Nancy Anne Hand Maxwell on the Maxwell Ranch in the Muddy Creek area. He was the youngest of 10 children. He graduated from Muddy Creek School and then attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. He married Melva Arvilla Spence on Nov. 8, 1927. Last November they celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. The lived in the Muddy Creek area, where Mr. Maxwell ranched with his brother, Omer, and his nephew, Gerald. He and his wife moved to Haines after retiring. Mr. Maxwell served as clerk for the Muddy Creek School for a number of years. He was an avid sportsman and especially enjoyed fishing and hunting. Survivors include his son, James Oliver Maxwell, and his wife Sue, of Haines; a daughter, Glenna Barney, and her husband, Jim of Lincoln City; grandchildren, Kathie Maxwell of Baker City, Howard Maxwell of Beaumont, Texas, Bruce Barney of Salem, and Curtis Barney of Pocatello, Idaho; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents;...Read More
Funeral services for Ethel A. Maxwell, 80, a life time Baker County resident and a senior resident of St. Elizabeth Nursing Home for the past few years were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, Feb.5, at Greys West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. The Rev. Gerald C. Nelson of the United Methodist Church officiated. Vault interment followed in the family plot at the Haines Cemetery. She leaves four grown children. Mrs. Maxwell was born May 27, 1892 in Haines, the daughter of David Monte and Alice Case Cartmill. She had her schooling in Rock Creek, and lived in Haines her entire lifetime until retiring and moving to Baker. She passed away Thursday morning at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital after a sudden illness. She was a long time member of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Maxwell is survived by two sons, Thomas Maxwell and James Maxwell, both of Baker; two daughters, Mrs. Gifford Parker of North Powder and Mrs. Gerard Turgeon of Seattle; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, February, 1973 Contributed by: Belva...Read More
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