Baker City, Baker County, Oregon
Ethel L. Graven, 96, of Weiser, Idaho, a former resident of Baker City and Halfway, died Jan. 19, 2003, at an assisted living center in Weiser.
Her graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Pastor Gordon Bond of the Richland Christian Church will officiate.
Visitations will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave.
Ethel Graven was born on Sept. 9, 1906, at Halfway to William T. Clark and Lillie Gillett. Ethel was raised at Halfway by her dad. Her mother died when she was 5. She spent a lot of time with her dad at sheepherding camps.
She married Ray Graven at Baker City on Dec. 19, 1922. They spent most of their lives together in Richland, about 57 years. They owned a small farm there.
Ethel worked as a cook at the Richland school. She loved the children and she loved cooking for them. She was a wonderful cook.
She was a very loving person who loved her family very much. She will be missed by all her family and those who knew her.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Mike Mikkelson; a daughter, Alice Hazlet; a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Eleanor Graven; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a sister; two brothers; and three children, Dale Graven, Bob Graven and Gill Graven.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January, 24, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor