Baker City, Oregon
Elva G. Cundiff, 89, a longtime Baker City resident, died Dec. 16, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Norman Baxter of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 6 o’clock tonight at Gray’s West & Co.
Elva G. Cundiff was born on Oct. 8, 1912, at Butler, Tenn., to Marion Monroe Grogan of Zionville, N.C., and Rauza Ader Dugger, also of Butler, Tenn.
Several years later the family moved West following Marion’s brother and sister. The family settled at Durkee where Elva’s parents had a farm and operated a boarding house for railroad employees.
Elva was affectionately known as ‘Tootie” to family and friends. She attended school at Durkee.
Elva was first married to Harley Parker. Their daughter, Alice Arlene, was born at Eugene. Elva lived in the Portland area for a number of years and was employed by Jantzen clothing manufacturers. She subsequently returned to Baker City and had lived here for about 40 years.
Elva was married to Walt Cundiff of the Baker area for a number of years. “Tootie” truly enjoyed flower gardening and embroidery. She spent much time tending to her yard as long as she was able.
Survivors include her daughter, Alice Arlene Parker; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, three brothers, a sister and a niece.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co, P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 21, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor