Carolyn Durr, 70, died Nov. 5, 2004, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise.
Her graveside service was at 1 p.m. today at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Friends were invited to join the family for a reception at the Lions Hall afterward.
Carolyn Durr was born to Aubrey and Thelma Bonitz at Oklahoma City, Okla., on June 14, 1934. Her family later moved to Albany where she graduated from Albany High School. It was in high school that she met David Durr.
They were married in 1954 while he was serving in the U.S. Marines. They spent the first year and a half of their marriage at Albany. From Albany they moved to Corvallis and in 1972 they moved to Halfway with their five children.
Carolyn was an exceptional mother and grandmother, an avid gardener and an important member of her church, all while managing the family businesses.
She was the favored destination for 10 grandchildren whom she wrapped with love and wool hats. Most importantly, Carolyn was a strong Christian and she has heard the words “Well done, good and faithful servant,” her family said.
She was preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Heather Durr, who died in 1988.
Survivors include her husband, David; daughters, Kim Durr of Mountain Home, Idaho, Karen Hearne of Halfway and Fawn Robertson of Baker City; her son, Shawn Durr of Halfway; a sister, Linda Bowen of Hillsboro; and a brother, Joe Bonitz of Albany.
Memorial contributions may be made to Focus On The Family through Tami’s Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 12, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor