Funeral serviced for Roy A. Coyle, Sr., 82, of 2022 Resort St., longtime Baker and Baker county resident will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, February 25 at Grays West and Co. Pioneer Chapel. The Rev. Gerald C. Nelson of the United Methodist Church in Baker will officiate. Vault interment will follow in the family plot at Mt. Hope Cemetery with the Baker Veterans Organizations conducting graveside honors.
Mr. Coyle died suddenly at his home early Thursday afternoon. He was born in Flora, Oregon the son of Howard and Estella Cannon Coyle. He had his schooling in Elk City, Idaho, and served in the United States Army during World War I. He was married to Nelly E. Acers Coyle. He ranched for many years at Bridgeport and in the Baker area until his retirement several years ago. He was a former member of the Veterans of World War I, Oregon Trail Post No. 78.
He is survived by his wife, at home; his sons, Roy A. Coyle, Jr. and Bill Coyle both of Baker and his son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Betty Coyle of Homedale, Idaho; two step-daughters, Mrs. Sewey Smith of Long Beach, California, and Mrs. Harry Johnson of Baker; many grandchildren, step grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one nephew and five nieces including Grace Hurse.
He was preceded in death by one son and one sister.
Source: Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 23, 1974, page 2
Contributed by: Sue Wells