Location: Baker County OR

Vermillion, Lynn C. “Cam” – Obituary

Lynn C. “Cam” Vermillion, 87, of Spokane, Wash., a former Baker City resident, died Sept. 19, 2001, at his home. There will be a graveside service Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery. His remains will be interred next to the grave site of his wife, Jackie. There was an open house memorial service at his home in Spokane on Sept. 23. Mr. Vermillion was born and raised in Baker City. He was the son of Lynn V. and Grace Vermillion. His father was a former Baker stationmaster for Union Pacific Railroad. During the 1930s, Mr. Vermillion was a

Wheeler, Lillian Mae Lillard Mrs. – Obituary

Lillian Mae Wheeler, 86, of Hood River, a former Baker County resident, died surrounded by her family at Providence Brookside Manor on Sept. 17, 2001. Her graveside service was at 3 p.m. Friday at Idlewild Cemetery Mausoleum. Mrs. Wheeler was born on June 20, 1915, in Baker City to Willis W. and Ruth Jenkins Lillard. Her family also included two half brothers and a half sister. She grew up in Baker City, Haines and the North Powder area. She was a 1933 graduate of North Powder High School. She married Arnold W. Wheeler on Aug. 5, 1935, at Stevenson, Wash.

Pifher, Margaret Marshall Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Margaret Pifher, 85, a Baker City native, died Sept. 26, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her Celebration of Life service was at 3 p.m. Saturday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. Pastor Monte Loyd of the Baker Valley Christian Assembly officiated. There was a reception at the church after the service. Disposition was by cremation. Her cremated remains were buried at Mount Hope Cemetery next to her husband. Mrs. Pifher was born on June 21, 1916, at Baker City to Jack and Edith Marshall. She was raised, educated and spent her entire 85 years living

Lowery, Ruth I. Parker Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Ruth I. Lowery, 72, of Baker City, died Sept. 29, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. At her request there will be no services. Disposition was by cremation. Mrs. Lowery was born Jan. 2, 1929, at Vienna, N.Y., to Ralph Jordan and Ethel Margaret Cooke) Parker. She received her education in upstate New York. In her early years with her husband she lived in various locations, and spent most of her years managing properties they owned. With her husband she settled in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. She traveled between Lake Havasu City and Baker City to be

McCarty, Irene Osburg Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Irene O. McCarty, 90 of Baker City died Sept. 27, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Care Center. Disposition was by cremation at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Crematory. There will be a private family memorial gathering. Mrs. McCarty was born on Feb. 20, 1911, at Vancouver, Wash., to Walter Austin Osburg and Nora Harris Osburg. She graduated from Oregon State University at Corvallis with a degree in mathematics and received a master’s degree in education from the University of Oregon at Eugene. She taught high school at Echo where she met and married Otis McCarty. She taught another

Geddes, Robert Eugene “Bob” – Obituary

Haines, Oregon Robert Eugene “Bob” Geddes, 62, a longtime Haines resident, died Oct. 3, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. A memorial gathering is scheduled Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Haines Steak House. Mr. Geddes was born on Nov. 8, 1938, at Baker City to Joseph F. Geddes and Viola M. McCurdy Geddes. The family lived at Hereford where Mr. Geddes was raised and educated. After graduating from high school, he attended Oregon Technical Institute in Klamath Falls where he studied office machinery repair. Upon returning to the Baker City area, Mr. Geddes worked at Ryder

Carlyle, Ruth Flowers Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Ruth Carlyle, 72, of Baker City, died Oct. 9, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her graveside funeral will be Tuesday at St. John’s Cemetery at Escolon, Calif. Mrs. Carlyle was born on July 9, 1929, at Flagstaff, Ariz., to Richard and Ruth Flowers. She lived many years in California. She lived at Burns for 10 years before moving to Baker City where she had lived for the past five years. She was preceded in death by two husbands, a son and one grandson. She will be buried next to her first husband, Daniel Joaquin. She is

Maher, Raymond J. “Ray” – Obituary

Sumpter, Oregon Raymond J. “Ray” Maher, 70, of Sumpter died Oct. 11, 2001, at his home. His graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. A celebration of his life is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Baker High School gymnasium, 2500 E St. Mr. Maher was born Jan. 8, 1931, at Astoria to John C. “Jack” and Hanna Johansen Maher. He was raised and educated at Knappa. As a young boy, he worked as a veterinary apprentice and also worked a team

Olson, Marguerite E. Gothenquist Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Marguerite E. Olson, 86, of Baker City, died Oct. 16, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. At her request, she was cremated, and there will be no services. Mrs. Olson was born Oct. 18, 1914, at Great Falls, Mont., to Alfred and Jennie Gothenquist. She married Wesley G. Olson in 1935 in Spokane, Wash. They lived in Wenatchee, Wash., for many years before moving to Eugene and then to Portland. Mrs. Olson moved to Baker City in 1975 following her husband’s death. She enjoyed sewing for her family, gardening, and going to a variety of sporting

Weise, Geraldine “Geri” Lammert Mrs. – Obituary

Geraldine “Geri” Weise, 77, of Union, and a former Baker City resident, died Oct. 15, 2001, at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande. A celebration of her life was held Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church in La Grande. Loveland Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Weise was born Aug. 17, 1924, at Baker City to Otto and Velma Lammert. She attended St. Elizabeth School for nursing, and graduated as a registered nurse in 1944. She worked at the hospital until she married Willard Weise in 1948. They were married in Boise, where he worked. The couple moved to