Carl Wesley Cloud, a longtime resident and businessman of Baker City, passed away Feb. 12, 1992 at St. Elizabeth health Care Center.
He was born February 22, 1900 in Carterville, Missouri. As a teenager, he moved with his parents William Lee and Myrtle E. Cloud to Pine Valley and Baker City where he received his schooling.
He learned the barbering trade at Portland Barber College, in Portland, Oregon. Upon his return to Eastern Oregon, he worked at his trade in Sumpter, Haines, and Baker. He owned and operated the first barber shop in the Baker Hotel when it was completed July 29, 1929 and remained there until interrupted by World War II. At that time he closed his shop and moved to Portland with his wife to do defense work in the shipyards.
After returning to Baker, he became a Real Estate Broker and opened his office on Main Street. he worked as a broker until retiring several years ago.
He enjoyed traveling and the outdoors, especially the streams and lakes of the Blue Mountains. Special to him were his family, grandchildren, friends and church. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church serving as a trustee and usher for many years.
In 1918 he was married to Velma Ann Long of Haines. Their 73rd wedding anniversary was June 30, 1991. She preceded him in death July 23, 1991.
He is survived by a daughter Dorotha A. Miller and son-in-law Harvey R. Miller of Eugene; grandsons John D. Miller and wife Joleen of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Carl T. Miller and wife Cindy of Lubbock, Texas; great granddaughters Tara and Caitlin Miller of Philadelphia; great grandsons Luke and Mark Miller of Lubbock; niece Lessie Russell of Seattle; sister-in-law Elsie Vandecar of Durkee; nephews Larry Woodell of Burns, Eddie Hindman of Durkee, and Joe Hindman of Pullman, WA.
Memorials may be made in his memory to Calvary Baptist Church or the charity of choice through Gray’s West & Company. Services conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday Feb.17 in Grays West & Company chapel with Pastor David Douglas officiating. Services concluded at that time.
The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, Feb. 20, 1992
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor