E.B. “Gene” Potter, formerly of Baker City, died Aug. 16, 2005, at Portland.
His graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Ritualistic rites will be accorded by the Baker Elks Lodge, No. 338. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St.
Gene was born at Clovis, N.M., on Oct. 18, 1909, to Oscar and Katie Dean Potter. He attended Stanford University where he studied civil engineering. He had been employed by Morrison-Knudsen Co. for more than 35 years when he retired in 1975.
Gene married Frances J. “Jackie” Haldiman on Dec. 23, 1939, and raised her son, Don, as his own. Jackie died in 1973. Don died in 1986.
In 1974, he married Pauline Ross of The Dalles. They had nine wonderful years before her death in 1983.
Survivors include Pauline’s daughter, Kristine, and her husband, Kris Thomsen, of Hillsboro; two grandsons, Kevin and Kyle Thomsen and Don Haldiman’s three children, Susie Magee and Sylvia and Jimmie Haldiman; Jackie’s nieces, Beverly Null, Janet Lamprey, Carol Kohls and Kathleen Lundt; and many caring friends and neighbors.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 19, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor