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Adele Bernice Chandler, 97, a longtime Baker County resident, died March 20, 2001, at Spokane, Wash.
Her funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. in Baker City.
Associate Pastor Bob Whitman of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be today until 7 p.m.
Mrs. Chandler was born July 12, 1903, at Baker City to Madison White Sturgill and Ressie Myrtle Compton Sturgill. She was raised in Baker City and graduated from Baker High School. After graduation, she completed a teacher’s training and was a substitute teacher in North Baker and was a teacher in the Lookout Mountain area. On Dec. 28, 1922, she married Lowell Steveson Chandler. From this union, two children were born, Virginia Myrtle and Rodney Lowell Chandler. After her marriage, she quit teaching in order to take care of her family and raise her children. Mr. Chandler died on Dec. 12, 1968.
Mrs. Chandler loved to crochet, play cribbage and pinochle and was always read to take a trip.
She was a member of the Elkhorn Grange for more than 50 years and was a 7th-degree charter member. She also served for many years as a treasurer for the Grange. She was also a member of the Baker City Christian Church.
Mrs. Chandler is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Jack McBride of Spokane; grandchildren, Gregory W. McBride and Roger K. McBride, both of Spokane, Bradford Lowell McBride of Seattle, Lorrie Chandler Harvey of Haines, and Cynthia Shanklin of Pilot Rock; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson, as well as several nieces and nephews and her loving caregiver, Bonnie Olsen of Spokane.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lowell; her son, Rodney; and her sister, Lenore Eccles.
Contributions in Mrs. Chandler’s memory may be directed to the Eastern Oregon Museum or to the charity of your choice, in care of Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 27, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor