Baker City, Oregon
James Chancey Conaway passed away at his Portland home on April 16, 2004.
He liked to be called “Jimbo” by his friends and family. He lived in Portland for a number of years. He also lived in La Grande and Baker City.
He was born in Baker, now Baker City. In his early years he worked at construction jobs and also did janitor work for the school districts. He had lots of friends at his favorite place, Carrow’s Restaurant. He liked to chat with the waitresses and his friends. He’d spend lots of hours there. Everyone enjoyed his laughter and jokes that made his life easier. In spite of all of his health issues, he always had a smile for everyone who knew him.
Survivors include his sisters, Corlene Hayman of Gresham and Veta Rae Mutart of Alaska; brother, Linn Conaway of Washington; and lots of cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Chancey and Mabel Conaway.
Jimbo will be missed by everyone who knew him. His dog Buddy will miss him too. Jimbo always said to “smile, it makes your day.” Cards of thought for family members may be sent to Corlene Hayman and family, 840 NE Linden Ave., Gresham, OR 97030.
A celebration of Jimbo’s life will be held this summer.
Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, April 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor