Baker City, Oregon
Carlon M. McBroom, 69, of Baker City, died Jan. 1, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
His funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Baker City Amvets will conduct the service. Visitations will be today until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Carlon was born Dec. 16, 1934, at Bernie, Mo., to Ada Belle and Joseph McBroom. He attended school in Richland, graduating from Eagle Valley High School in 1952. Upon graduating, he spent the next 10 years in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Alaska, Georgia, Spain and lastly in Mountain Home, Idaho.
On May 14, 1956, he married Ellen E. Hoadley in Weiser, Idaho. Upon completion of his military duty, he settled his family in Baker City.
He specialized as an auto mechanic in the military and continued that as an occupation, working in several auto repair shops throughout Baker City. He also worked several years as a millwright for Ellingson Lumber Co.
He was an active member of the Eastern Oregon Mining Association. Carlon’s interests through the years included fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and most of all he enjoyed gold mining. Carlon was known as a considerate, sharing person, willing to help anyone who asked.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen E. McBroom of Baker City; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Debbie McBroom, and Larry and Paula McBroom, of Baker City; daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and Owen Wendt of Haines, and Susan and Dave Green of Hermiston; six grandchildren and one stepgrandson; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Bobbie Joe McBroom, and sister, Marie Louise George.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mountain States Institute through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 9, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor