Richland, Baker County, Oregon
Geraldine “Gerry” Graven, 85, a longtime Richland resident, died April 26, 2005, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets. Father Rob Irwin of St. Francis Catholic Church will officiate. Vault interment will be at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. There will be a reception afterward at the Eagle Valley Grange in Richland.
Gerry was born on May 30, 1919, at Pendleton. She married Herbert Betsinger in 1938. She married Walter Graven on Jan. 22, 1944.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, who died in 1988; her son, Darrel Betsinger, in 1992; her son, Terry Graven, in 2005; and her twin sister, Grace Dixon, in 1987.
Survivors include her daughters, Marcia Dima of Baker City and Gloria Graven of Springfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eagle Valley Ambulance/EMT fund through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 29, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor