Baker City, Baker County, Oregon
Velma Ann Cloud age 93, 2510 Aubers Ave., Baker City, Oregon passed away July 23, 1991 after an extended illness.
She was born December 17, 1897 to John R. and Daisy E. Long in Muddy Creek on the farm of her pioneer grandparents. She attended Muddy Creek School and was graduated from Baker High School. The Muddy Creek School was built on land donated by her grandparents Alonzo and Julia A. Long.
On June 30, 1918 she married Carl W. Cloud in Portland. They celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary this year. They have resided in Baker most of their married life. During WWII, they lived in Portland doing defense work in the shipyards.
For several years she was employed as sales lady in Baker for J.C. Penny and Montgomery Ward.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church serving as a deaconess and Sunday School teacher for many years.
Her other pioneer grandparents were Andrew J. and Hanna Rebecca Toney also of the Haines area. They crossed the plains in 1867.
She is survived by her husband Carl, a daughter Dorotha A. Miller and son-in-law Harvey R. Miller of Eugene; grandson John D. Miller and wife Joleen of Philadelphia, Carl T. Miller and wife Cindy of Lubbock, Texas; great granddaughters Tara and Caitlin Miller of Philadelphia and great grandsons Luke and Mark Miller of Lubbock; one sister Elsie Vandecar of Durkee; nephews Larry Woodell of Burns and Eddie Hindman of Durkee and Joe Hindman of Pullman, WA. and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Eva Warren.
She will be remembered for her genuine interest, love and concern for others. Memorials may be made in her memory to Calvary Baptist Church or the charity of choice thru West and Company.
Services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at West and Company with Pastor Dave Douglas and Bill Walters of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
The Record-Courier, Baker City, Oregon, Thursday August 1, 1991
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor