Emery Cecil Cox, 81, who had actively farmed in the Haines area since 1942, died Saturday, October 29, 1988, at his home.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 150 Dewey Avenue. The Rev. Joe Jewett of the First Christian Church will officiate. A concluding service and interment will follow at the Haines Cemetery.
Mr. Cox was born October 23, 1907, at Heppner to Isom and Nellie Wiglesworth Cox. He married Ollie Young at Pine City on December 12, 1927. He was reared in the Hermiston area where he also attended school. He was a 1924 Hermiston High School graduate.
He was an active member of the Elkhorn Grange, and was the first Elkhorn Grange Master. He was a member of the Pomona Grange and was serving as county deputy.
He was a member of the Baker County Cattlemen’s Association, and was a 35-year member of the Baker Elks Lodge. He also was a member of the Christian Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Ollie Cox of Haines; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Bert Vanderwall of Haines, Geraldine “Geri” and Coy Riggs of Baker and Donna and Jack Babbitt of Salem; son and daughter-in-law Edward and Jessie Cox of Spokane, Washington; brothers, Ernest Cox of Everett, Washington; Robert Cox, Willows, California; and Richard Cox of West Canina, California; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Haines Cemetery Fund or to a charity of one’s choice. This may be done through Gray’s West & Co., Pioneer Chapel.
Visitations will be from noon today until service time Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co.
Democrat Herald, Baker, Oregon, Monday, 31 October 1988, Page #2.
Contributed by: Robert Bull