Myrna Maxine German, 66, of Baker City, died Nov. 18, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
There was a private service and burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery. Daniels Chapel of the Valley in La Grande was in charge of arrangements.
Myrna was born on Jan. 14, 1939, at Baker City to Max and Enid Ware Sipp. She was raised in various places all over Baker County. She married Bud German on Dec. 29, 1955, at Weiser, Idaho.
She attended business school in Baker City and worked as a bookkeeper for Ellingson Lumber Co., the Forest Service and the State of Oregon offices in Baker City before retiring. Many will remember her as the secretary of the men’s and the women’s bowling leagues, which she did for many years.
Myrna enjoyed the outdoors and was her husband’s hunting and fishing partner. She enjoyed crocheting and loved flowers of all types and she loved her dachshunds! In 1976 she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis but that did not stop her from continuing to hunt and fish with her husband. She put up a brave struggle with the disease over the years and will be remembered for her courage.
Survivors include her husband, Bud German of Baker City; mother, Enid Sipp of La Grande; brother, Clayton Sipp of Baker City; sister-in-law, Wanda Jones of Haines; nephews, Craig Sipp of Union and Brian Sipp of Kennewick, Wash.; close friends, Carl and Nancee Heath of Baker City; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Max; and brother-in-law, Roy Jones.
Memorial contributions may be made to the MS Foundation through Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, Oregon 97850.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 25,2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor