Cregor Patrick Fagenstrom, 88, died Nov. 19, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
There will be a celebration of his life at 11 a.m. Monday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 17th Street and Pocahontas Road.
Cregor Fagenstrom was born at Great Falls, Mont., on March 17, 1914, to Hjalmar and Hilma Hammer Fagenstrom. After graduation from high school, Cregor attended Montana State University at Bozeman, majoring in architecture.
In 1943, while a patient in a hospital, he met his future bride, Ottilie, who was a nursing student at the time. They were married in October of 1943.
Cregor served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1945 at Okinawa. After his stint in the service he worked as a building contractor and they lived at Santa Ana, Calif., for the next 30 years.
While in California they bought their future retirement property, sight unseen, at Stices Gulch. After retirement they moved to Baker City.
Cregor’s creativeness in building and his talent in rockwork was very much a part of his life and definitely showed in the building of their home. Cregor and Ottilie enjoyed traveling. They were able to see Europe and Israel.
Survivors include his wife, Ottilie; children, Rory, Kerry, Joyce, Patrick and Jon; grandson, Steve; granddaughter, Leslie; and his identical twin brother, Berger.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Wilford; and sisters, Singrid and Beth.
Memorial contributions may be made to the International Children’s Care-Adoption Agency or the charity of one’s choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97384.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 22, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor