Raymond C. Medlin, 87, a longtime resident of Baker City, died at St. Elizabeth Health Services Saturday, January 22, 2005. A private interment was held at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Medlin was born August 1, 1917, in Bernie, Missouri, to Lapolean and Ida (White) Medlin. He and his family moved to Baker City from Missouri in 1949, where he worked for Clyde Ward for several years. He then decided he would try his hand at roofing and made roofing and carpenter work his life long career.
His favorite pastime was fishing, especially crappie fishing on the Snake River.
Survivors are his son, Johnny Medlin and wife Noni of Eugene, Oregon; daughter Joan Curtis of Baker City; brother Curtis Medlin of Baker City; granddaughters Balinda Dixon and her husband Brant and Brenda Morris of Baker City, Leslie Medlin of Eugene; grandsons James Morris of Portland, Oregon; Jason Curtis and his wife Anna of Baker City. Great grandchildren, Terry Dixon of Banks, Ore. and Dalton and Alexia Curtis of Baker City; foster children Michael Scott and Ruth Shaw, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of many years, Irene, his mother and father, and four brothers, Lester, Charles, Cecil and Fred.
Contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice. This may be done through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place Street, Baker City, OR.
Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, January, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor