Dinger, Theta H. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon

Theta H. Dinger, 90, of Baker City, Jan. 18, 2003, at a foster care home in Baker City.

Her graveside services will be at 1 p.m. MST Wednesday at the Valley View Cemetery in Vale. Pastor Roy Obermeier of the Willowcreek Community Church at Willowcreek will officiate.

Mrs. Dinger was born June 25, 1912, at Alphena Pass, Ark., a daughter of James Howard and Minnie Aleta Walker Rea. She was raised at Barber, Idaho, and was educated at Boise.

She married Jiles D. Dinger at Vale on July 13, 1932. They moved from Boise to Jamieson in 1935 and farmed there until moving to Sumpter in 1959. In Sumpter they owned and operated the Community Store together with Wayne and Ardis Rogers for seven years. They also were involved in mining.

They moved to Baker City in 1987 because of Theta’s health and had lived here since. She loved to crochet and do needlework and she did ceramics for a number of years. She also loved her family and having family get-togethers.

Survivors include her husband, Jiles D. Dinger of Baker City; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Mary Dinger of Parma, Idaho; son, Kent Dinger of Vale; son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Judy Dinger of Kingston, Idaho; sister and brother-in-law, Ardis and Wayne Rogers of Baker City; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two half sisters and two half brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association through the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January, 24, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


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