Edith Alberta Gothenquist, 90, of Baker City, died Feb. 23, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family.
There will be no funeral.
Edith was born on Oct. 14, 1917, at Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, to Alfred and Jenni Gothenquist. Her family moved to Berkeley, Calif., when she was young. They finally moved to Spokane, Wash., where she graduated from high school. She worked for the bank now known as Wells Fargo, retiring after more than 20 years.
Edith had a great love of nature, especially dogs, cats and bird watching. She also loved arranging flowers from her garden. Edith found pleasure in all things beautiful, according to family members.
“Edith was cherished and loved by her family and thought of more like a Mom and a Grandma,” her family said. “Her love and talents will be missed.”
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Jenni Gothenquist; a brother, Rudolph Gothenquist; and a sister and brother-in-law, Marguerite and Wesley Olsen.
Survivors include her niece, Edie McKim of Baker City; a great-nephew, Eric McKim, and his wife, Tena, and children, Alex, Elizabeth and Karli, all of Baker City; great-nephew, Mark McKim, and his wife, Tammy, and children, Quinn and Natalie, all of Lyons; and a great-niece, Jennifer Still, and her husband, Matt, and children, Menzie and Walker, all of Corvallis.
Memorial contributions may be made to Best Friends of Baker City through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 27, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor