Funeral services for Ralph P. Yeakley, a senior citizen at St. Elizabeth hospital, 80 years of age will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 19 at West and Co. Memorial Chapel.
The Rev. Joe Jewett of the First Christian Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Yeakley was born April 8, 1887 at Dunlap, Kansas, the son of Isaac and Rosa Druman Yeakley. With his family, he came across the plains from Kansas to Oregon in a covered wagon when only a small child. He has lived in Baker and Baker County for the past 72 years. Hs mother and father died when he was a young boy and he was reared by Abe and Lulu Sullivan. He was a long time rancher in the Bridgeport area and was married to his wife, Gladys Coyle Yeakley in Baker on November 7, 1907.
He is survived by his daughter, Grace Hurse of Baker, five granddaughter, Virginia Wright, Theora Hambleton, Helen Alexander, all of Baker and Evelyn Greenwood of Union; a grandson Leslie Hurse of Pendleton; a brother, Clifford Yeakley and a sister, Gladys Hardesty both of Baker; and ten great grandchildren.
Source: Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 18, 1967, page 9