Baker City, Oregon
Genevieve Coats, 94, of Baker City died Feb. 11, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Private vault interment will be in the Haines Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock Monday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Coats was born on Dec. 20, 1906, at North Powder to Andrew J. and Effie B. Toney Willis. She was raised and educated at North Powder and was married to Oscar Jacobson.
They owned and operated a farm near North Powder. After selling it, they moved to Arizona to ranch. Mr. Jacobson preceded her in death.
She then married Ralph Coats. He died at Yuma, Ariz., in 1990.
Mrs. Coats returned to North Powder and also lived with her twin sister for a short time. She lived in a foster care home and then at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.
Survivors include several cousins.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Earl and Floyd Willis; and a twin sister, Geneva Wright.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children through the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 23, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor