Allen Flynn, 81, of Baker City, died April 19, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
His graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception after the service at the Richland Grange.
Quincy Allen was born on Aug. 21, 1926, to John and Lela Allen Flynn on the family ranch in Richland. He attended Sunnyside School and graduated from Eagle Valley High School in 1944. Allen was a lifelong Baker County resident.
He married Gaynell Hendrick on Jan. 1, 1949. They were married for 51 years. Allen and Gaynell had five children: three sons and two daughters.
During his working years he was employed for Shell Oil Co. He later went to work for Bob Black Union Oil, where he worked until his retirement.
Allen was an ardent outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and teaching his children the love of nature and life outdoors.
Survivors include his children, Wayne and his wife, Sharon Flynn, of Kennewick, Wash., Greg and his wife, Toni Flynn, of Prairie City, Gayle and her husband, Robert Vaughn, of Pendleton, and Dianne and her husband, John Barker, of Vancouver, Wash.; his uncle, Sherman Allen of Baker City; his nephew, John Hudspeth of Hillsboro; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great- great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; one brother; his wife; and a son.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Richland Grange, New Bridge Grange or the Richland Ambulance Service through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home P.O. Box 543 Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 21, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor