La Grande, Oregon Bert L. Wells, 79, formerly of La Grande, died Sept. 28 at his home in Yakima. He was born Nov. 5, 1929, to Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Wells in Grandview, Wash. His primary and secondary education was completed in the Grandview area and he worked various jobs at fruit processing plants throughout high school. After a year of employment at an airport terminal in Point Barrow, Alaska, he took a job through General Electric at the Hanford Nuclear site outside of Tri-Cities, Wash. He was drafted in 1951 and spent the majority of his service in Japan
Location: Grandview Washington
Luana Marie Dillman-Van Vleck, 77, died Aug. 24, 2004, at Holy Rosary Hospital in Ontario, where she had been hospitalized the past few days for flu-like symptoms. Luana will be remembered in the Baker City and Halfway areas as Luana Dillman, and the mother of Walt Dillman Jr., Sammy (Nancy Dillman) Mercer, Lonnie Dillman and Dock Dillman. Luana’s graveside memorial service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Pastor Bill Shields of the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church will officiate. Interment will follow the services. Luana, the daughter of Dock and Armilda Baze, was born Sept.
Fay Frazier, 88, of Simi Valley, Calif., and a former Baker County resident, died April 6, 2001, at her daughter’s home in Yakima, Wash. Her graveside funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. A Christian memorial service will be held at a later date in Simi Valley, Calif. Mrs. Frazier was born Nov. 29, 1912, at Ardmore, Okla., to Robert Clinton Franklin Byrne and Mary Elizabeth Crow Byrne. She met Farnum Boyd Frazier while living in Roy, N.M., and they were married Jan. 7, 1929, at Clayton, N.M. They lived in New Mexico until
Jack McCarver, 77, a former Durkee resident, died Sept. 22, 2006, at Grandview, Wash. His funeral was at Kennewick, Wash., where he and his wife, LaVonda, have lived for the past several years. Survivors include his daughter, Lessie Phillips, and his grandson, Joshua Grogan, of Durkee; and granddaughter, Casey Uney of Littleton, Colo. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 23, 2006 Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor