Baker City, Oregon
Doris E. Shanley, 85, a long-time Baker City resident, died June 6, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
Her funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Roger Scovil of Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. A reception will follow at a family home.
Visitations will be Friday from noon to 8 p.m. at Gray’s West.
Doris was born June 15, 1917, to Hope E. and Eliza A. Miller at the family home near Callaway, Neb. She married John Shanley in November 1939 in Brewster, Neb.
They came to Oregon in 1940, living for a short time in both Durkee and Haines before John went to work at Oregon Portland Cement Company at Lime, where they lived for 22 years. They moved to Baker City in 1962.
While at Lime, Doris was a stay-at-home wife and mother and raised the couple’s two daughters. She was a member of the Lime Sewing Club for many years.
After the move to Baker City, she worked for Crown Cleaners and Laundry for 12 years as a seamstress. She then began doing alterations for Bohn’s clothing store and for residents in Baker City.
An accomplished seamstress, she made many of her own clothes and those of her daughters. In her later years she made many quilts from her scraps. She also enjoyed crocheting, her home, her yard and going for drives in the country.
She is survived by her daughters, Evelyn and Artell Amos of Salem and Leona Grace and her companion, Arvid Hemenway, of Ontario; three grandchildren, John Amos of Portland, Laura Amos of Salem, and Kelly Elder of Carson City, Nev.; five great-grandsons; five brothers, Woodrow and Norman Miller of Mason City, Neb., Ray Miller of Tigard, Bryce Miller of Union, and Morris Miller of Norwalk, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband John Shanley, her parents, two brothers and three sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice in care of Gray’s West & Company, P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 13, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor