Surname: Baxter

Baxter, Phaedra Dune – Obituary

Phaedra Dune Baxter, 62, of La Grande died on Oct. 26. A celebration of Phaedra’s life is planned and the details will be announced later by Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center. She was born Pamela Bernice Bishop on Oct. 13, 1945, to Edward Fletcher Bishop and Bernice May Bedford in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was raised in Sumas, Wash., then moved to Wenatchee, Wash., where she attended grade school. The family moved to Los Angeles where she graduated from Lynwood High School in 1963. There, Phaedra became active in school and community theatre, nurturing a lifelong love of drama and costume. In 1964, she married Lloyd Woolery and they had two children, David and Douglas. During that time, she worked as a draftsman and was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, a disease she battled throughout her life and that ultimately led to her death. After a divorce, she married Kenneth Hoke, a chemical engineer. She convinced him to apply for jobs overseas and they moved to Tripoli, Libya, in 1973. Her ability to attract adventure moved front and center, capped by requesting a meeting with Moammar al-Qaddafi after her villa had been appropriated by one of his generals. The upshot was a new villa. She traveled extensively in Europe and maintained a flat in Malta upon her divorce in 1977. She moved to Eureka, Calif., and changed...

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Baxter, Duane D.

La Grande, Oregon Duane D. Baxter, 55, of La Grande, died at his home Nov. 3. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the La Grande LDS Stake center on Gekeler Lane. A viewing will run from 6 to 7 tonight at Loveland Funeral Home. Duane was born Dec. 4, 1951, to Bryce and Arlene Baxter in La Grande. He was the oldest of seven children. He married Christine Larsen of Pendleton on May 4, 1976, in the Manti Temple in Manti, Utah. He graduated from North Bend High School and earned his bachelor’s and master’s of education degrees at Eastern Oregon University. He was a homebuilder in North Bend before moving to La Grande in 1982. He most recently taught math at Union High School where he really enjoyed working with students. He enjoyed sports, the Mariners and the Ducks especially; the outdoors and woodworking, but found his greatest joy in his family. His eight grandchildren were a special joy to him, one of which dubbed him “Grandpa Motorcycle” for the rides he would give them. Those who knew him say Duane loved to serve in his church and was always prepared to accept the many calls that came his way including serving as a missionary for two years in northern England, becoming a seminary and gospel doctrine teacher, a bishop and most recently a counselor...

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Baxter, Joyce Viola – Obituary

Summerville, Oregon Joyce Viola Baxter, 86, of Summerville, died Sept. 22 at a local care center. A service will be held later in Yakima. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements. Joyce was born on June 4, 1921, to Henry Harry and Hilda (Hall) Brown in Leicester, England. She was raised and educated in England. During World War II she enlisted in the British WAAF, serving in London with the balloon barrage troops. They deployed large zeppelin-shaped balloons during the Blitz, not allowing the German bombers to fly in low to inflict more damage. During the war she met and married Donald McNeil Baxter of Yakima. After the war Donald returned to the United States with the other American troops. She soon followed with their son David, also by ship. The two then traveled by train from New York City until they reached Yakima. Those who knew her say Joyce was extremely proud that she became a United States citizen and was grateful to the American troops that came to aid the British in the war effort. She enjoyed oil painting, writing poetry and reading poetry to nursing home residents. Her husband preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1990. She moved to Summerville in 1998 to be near her family. Survivors at the time of Joyce’s death included her children, Eileen and Greg Larkin of...

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Baxter, Kirk – Obituary

Durkee, Baker County, Oregon Durkee Man Is Fatally Injured In Auto Accident Sunday Kirk Baxter, a member of the Durkee ball team was fatally injured and died before reaching a hospital when an automobile containing himself and three others from Durkee left the grade near Pleasant Valley Sunday evening. Tom Moore of Durkee was the driver of the car and escaped with minor injuries. Jess Ackerman also a passenger, received a broken jaw, while Henry Norberg, riding on the running board jumped and escaped injury as the machine plunged over the 50-foot embankment. Deceased was about 30 years old and been employed around Durkee for the past three years. He was unmarried and has no known relatives in the west. North Powder News Saturday, May 22,...

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Baxter, B. Irene Abercrombie Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon B. Irene Baxter, 82, of Baker City, died Nov. 12, 2005, at her home. There will be a celebration of her life at 2 p.m. Thursday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Jon Privett of the First Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Private burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family for food and fellowship afterward in the Blue Mountain Room of the Sunridge Inn, 1 Sunridge Lane. Irene was born at Oakland, Calif., in 1923 to Dave and Ella Abercrombie. She spent many of her younger years traveling the Western United States with her family. She often spoke of the many experiences they had, including attending 13 schools in the first grade. The experience helped her develop a positive attitude and outlook on life. The family finally settled at Toutle Lake, Wash., where she was a cheerleader for a time. She met her husband, Ray Baxter, at Castlerock, Wash., when she was 17. The couple were married at Spokane, Wash., in 1944 after his service in the Marshall Islands in World War II. They both enjoyed a spirit for adventure and had many of them during their time together, starting with his Harley Davidson. After his discharge from the military and many years living at Astoria, they moved to Baker City...

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Baxter, David Patrick – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon David Patrick Baxter, 80, of Portland, a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, died Dec. 12, 2004, surrounded by his family. David died of esophageal and lung cancer. David was born March 17, 1924, in Sterling, Ill., to the Rev. Thomas and Eliza Baxter. After his mother’s death in 1932, his father married Myra. They lived in Elgin, Ill., then moved to Austin, Minn. His family later moved to Baker City, where his father was a minister at St. Stephens Episcopal Church. David was a standout football and basketball player at Baker High School. After graduating in 1942, he attended Oregon State College, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served on the aircraft carrier Fanshaw Bay in the South Pacific. After the war ended, he tried to maintain order on trains ferrying soldiers and sailors home as a member of the Shore Patrol. Upon his return to Oregon, David graduated from the University of Portland. He worked for GMAC in Portland as credit manager and sales manager for 32 years. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret; their children and spouses, Robert and Teresa, Donald and Jan, and Carolynn and Blair Campbell; six grandchildren; and a half sister, Dorothy Walrath of Reno, Nev. David was preceded...

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Biography of Edwin C. Baxter

EDWIN C. BAXTER THE subject of our sketch, Dr. Edwin C. Baxter, is of A New England ancestry, born at Kenduskeag, ME., February 1, 1845. He is a son of Dr. Hiram C. Baxter, of Kenduskeag, a prominent physician, who, for nearly sixty years, has devoted himself to the practice of his profession. His grandfather, Dr. Elihu Baxter, also an eminent physician of Maine, was born in Norwich, VT., in 1781. He practiced his profession over sixty years, a considerable portion of the time in the city of Portland, where his character as a citizen and skill as a physician were unexcelled. His great-grand-father, Elihu Baxter, was born at Norwich, Conn., in 1749, and it may here be stated that the Baxters of this family line came to this country from Norwich, England, and with others probably from the same locality, settled the towns of Norwich, Conn., and Norwich, VT., naming the settlements in honor of their former home. Dr. Edwin C. Baxter passed his earlier days amid rural scenes, enjoying out-of-door sports, fishing and hunting, which, with the healthful, invigorating surroundings, laid the foundation of a vigorous constitution, with which he is still blessed. At a proper age, however, he began to turn his attention more closely to his studies, and after graduating from the high school, he began a course of medical instruction, which he abandoned for...

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Biography of Baxter C. Porter

BAXTER C. PORTER is a son of the Rev. Thomas Porter, an early Presbyterian minister of Hopkins and Todd Counties, who was born in Virginia, May 12, 1788. Thomas Porter came in childhood to Logan County, Ky., where he attained his manhood, and where in June, 1808, he married Nancy Lawrence, who before her death in December-, 1831, bore him three children, none of whom are residents of Todd County. In February, 1833, he married Jane H. Lawrence, a sister of his deceased wife. This union resulted ‘ in the birth of three children, B. C. Porter being the youngest. He was born in Hopkins County, Ky., on the third day of December, 1838, and in the early part of 1839 his parents removed to Todd County, settling on the farm now owned and occupied by F. M. Byars. There the ‘ father died in 1839, and soon after his widow purchased 125 acres of land, where B. C. Porter is now living. To this place she removed, superintending the cultivation of her land until her son was of sufficient age to assume its control. She died on this homestead June 12, 1871. Baxter C. was therefore reared to the pursuits of the farm, to which he has adhered. He received the advantages of a common school education, and on the 25th of Jauuary, 1866, in Todd County, was...

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Biographical Sketch of Hector Baxter

Hector Baxter, a farmer of Maple Township, Ida County, Iowa, was born in Argyleshire, Scotland, June 16, 1834. His parents were John and Mary (McNeil) Baxter, natives also of that country where they lived and died. Hector was reared and educated in Scotland where he learned and followed the trade of shoemaker for many years. In 1877, he left his native land for the United States, and after landing in New York, purchased and improved 160 acres of wild land in Tama County, Iowa. He sold this land in 1881, and bought 320 acres in Ida County. He built a two-story, eight-room house, along with a barn. He engaged in farming and stock-raising, making a specialty of shorthorn cattle. He was married at the age of 25 years to Margaret Stuart, a daughter of John and Helen (Cockburn) Stuart of Scotland. Mr. And Mrs. Baxter had seven children, namely: Nellie (wife of Dr. F. B. Warnock), John, James, William, Mary, Hector M. and...

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