Baker City, Oregon
William N. “Bill” Clegg, 85, a longtime Baker City resident died June 6, 2003, at his home.
His graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Lura Kidner-Miesen of the United Methodist Church will officiate.
Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at the Coles Funeral Home.
Mr. Clegg was born Aug. 25, 1917, at La Grande. He was a son of Elmo and Aurelia Nibley Clegg. He went through his junior year attending school at La Grande and graduated from Baker High School the next year.
In 1937, he married Katherine Reynolds. They lived at Baker City until 1940, when they moved to Long Beach, Calif.
In 1945, he entered the U.S. Army serving his country in communications during World War II. He was stationed at Yokahoma, Japan.
He was honorably discharged in June 1946. After the service, he returned to Southern California where he went to work in the Alpha Beta Supermarket Chain. He retired from there in 1969, and he and his first wife Katherine moved to Reno, Nev. Katherine died in 1971 and Mr. Clegg moved back to Baker City.
On Oct. 21, 1972, he married Arlene Engum in Reno, Nev. They had lived in Baker City since that time. Mr. Clegg loved music and was a member of the Kitchen Band. He was a great whistler and played the organ and piano as well.
He also loved watching sports. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene of Baker City; son, Jerry Clegg of Union; stepsons, Tony H. Moura of Ontario and Larry N. Moura of Baker City; brother, Robert E. Clegg of Enterprise; grandsons, Steven Clegg of Las Vegas, Nev., and Michael Clegg of St. George, Utah; stepgrandson, Jeff Moura of Ontario; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Katherine.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 13, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor