Davis, Claire Guttridge Mrs. – Obituary

Claire Guttridge Davis, 98, a native of Prairie City and a a longtime Baker City resident, died Feb. 12, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Chapel, 3325 Pocahontas Road. The Rev. Rob Irwin of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral will officiate. Interment will be at the Prairie City Cemetery.

Mrs. Davis was born May 26, 1902, at Prairie City to John Sherman and Anna Brodie Guttridge. She was raised on the Guttridge Ranch south of Prairie City and was a graduate of Prairie City High School.

She married Herbert W. Davis and they had one son, John Randal Davis. She told many stories of riding horses, working cattle and making hay on the ranch.

After her parents’ deaths, the ranch was sold on contract. Later, she and her siblings had to repossess it. They operated it as the J.S. Guttridge Estate Ranch for several years until they sold it and it became known as the Oxbow Ranch.

Mrs. Davis lived in Portland for more than 50 years and had lived in Baker City for the last 12 years.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Linda and John, and five great-grandchildren, all of Massachusetts; her daughter-in-law, several nieces and nephews; and many other friends and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert W. Davis; her son, John Randal Davis; sisters, Ellen Anderson and Elva Henderson; and brothers, Sherman and Jim Guttridge.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Care Center through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, Ore. 97814.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 16, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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