A long time Baker resident, Francis Joseph Nevins, 78, 1602 Broadway, died suddenly Thursday morning at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Recitation of the Rosary will be conducted at Sunday evening at 7:30 at Gray’s West and Company Pioneer Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a. m. Monday, January 4, at St. Francis Cathedral with the Reverend Calvin E. Schwenk officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Nevins was born in Weiser, Idaho on Feb. 14, 1892. He is the son of John J. and Julia A. Barrett Nevins.
He was educated in Weiser and attended the University of Idaho. He moved to Huntington in 1911 where he worked for a drugstore and the railroad.
He married Bertha Alford Nevins in 1915. He owned and operated the Smoke House in Huntington from 1916 until 1940 and raised horses and cattle.
In recent years he worked as a painting contractor in Baker.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Mary Ann) Hamilton, La Grande and Mrs. Harold (Marjorie) Cardes, Prineville. One brother, Clifford B. Nevins, Huntington, four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the Baker Elks Lodge.
Baker Democrat Herald – – Jan. 2, 1971.