Bryan Stanley Cardwell, 75, a former Baker City resident, died April 27, 2003, at his home in Netarts.
At his request, disposition was by cremation.
Bryan was born Aug. 16, 1927, at Caldwell, Idaho, to Lloyd E. “Blackie” and Clara W. Shuey Cardwell. He was the oldest of three children.
The family moved to Baker City in the early 1930s. He married Eujeanna O’Brien on Sept. 5, 1946. She died in 1965.
Bryan and Eujeanna had four daughters.
He married Nellie Padgett in September 1965. She died in 1997.
Bryan worked in the logging industry, sawmills and mining. He also worked for Commercial Welding and Carlson Construction. For many years he drove taxi in Baker City. He and Nellie moved to Netarts in 1984. He was working as a landscaper for Shiveley Apartments at the time of his death.
His five daughters and their families, and music were the loves of his life. Everyone loved to hear him sing. Most times when he entered a room he was singing.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jim Cardwell.
Survivors include his loving daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Johnston of Netarts, Maxine and Tom Chandler of Sumpter, Lorna and Gorden Allen of Absarokee, Mont., Karen and Don Peterson of Sacramento, Calif., and Rhonda and Ron Hender of Camas, Wash.; a sister, Louise Mattes of Baker City; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces and many friends.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 2, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor