William Patton “Bub” Witham, 60, a former Baker City resident, died April 4, 2006, at Kingman, Ariz.
He was born to Fred and Eve Witham on Nov. 8, 1946. He was one of three children in the family, which also includes an older sister, Merrillee of Sparks, Nev., and Bob of Spokane, Wash.
He attended Brooklyn Elementary School and was a 1964 Baker High School graduate. He attended Eastern Oregon College (now Eastern Oregon University) at La Grande.
He was active in the logging industry and worked at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, for more than 22 years. He also had lived at Vancouver, Wash., for many years, working with heavy equipment.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting and spent many years with his father and friends in the fall, hunting for the prize animal. He had many friends and family. “We will miss you,” they said.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 11, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor