Baker City, Baker County, Oregon
Dewey Flowers, 66, of Star, Idaho, a former Baker City resident, died June 25, 2005, at Boise after an extended illness.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church in La Grande. His graveside service will be immediately afterward at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City.
Visitations will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Loveland Funeral Chapel in La Grande.
Dewey was born at Baker City on Sept. 29, 1938, to Ardes I. Regan Flowers and Dewey G. Flowers. While attending Baker schools, he achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended the national Eagle Scout convention at Irvine, Calif., in 1953.
Dewey was the first drum major for the Baker Elks Drum and Bugle Corps, which he held dear to his heart. He gave many years as a leader, taking many kids through their memorable years to state and national Elks conventions.
He was a 43-year member of the Baker Elks Lodge. He attended Eastern Oregon University at La Grande from 1957 to 1959. He married Mardene Estes in December of 1959. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 37 years, retiring in 1994.
Dewey married Janice Conklin in August of 1997 and later relocated by himself to Star, Idaho. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his cabin he shared with his son, Don, at New Bridge. His love was his children, grandchildren and family. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his three children and their spouses, Don and Brenda Flowers of La Grande, Jani and Duane McLaughlin of Island City and Michelle and Kenny Wells of Bloomington, Ill.; 14 grandchildren, Heather, Justin, Jami, Jered, Sheena, Shawn, Brandon, Kyli, Dena, Dale, Kyler, Kadon, Madison and Kobe; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Winnifred Ward of La Grande, Virginia Foster and her husband, Richard, and Beverly and Art Klingman, all of Portland, and Ferriel and Paul Gregory of Salem; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital through Loveland Funeral Home.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 1, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor