Lee, Gladys E. Ridenour Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon

Gladys E. Lee, 96, a longtime Baker City resident, died Nov. 18, 2001, at St Elizabeth Health Care Center.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Roger Scovil of Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lee was born Oct. 29, 1905, at Exeter, Mo., to Charles and Rosa Ridenour. Gladys Ridenour and James Larkin Lee were married in the spring of 1924. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Mrs. Lee loved the outdoors, especially gardening. She was very talented musically, and provided many hours of entertainment to her family by playing the organ. Her family was very important to her as she was to them. She was an excellent cook, and enjoyed having friends and relatives in for meals. Her family voted her as the best cook in the world!

She was loved by all her family and friends, including her caregivers at St. Elizabeth Care Center.

Survivors include her son, Bill Lee of Baker City; sisters Marge Smith and her husband, “Smitty,” Doris Alderson and her husband, “Buck,” of Baker City; a brother, “Buck” Ridenour and his wife, Naomi, of Fayetteville, Ark.; sister-in-law, Dean Ridenour of Hayden Lake, Idaho; grandchildren, Glenda Cole and husband, Don, of Hermiston, Pat Elms and husband, Ed, of Baker City, Greg Hallgarth and wife, Coby, of La Grande, Lorna Smith, of Walla Walla, Wash., Susan Schroeder and her husband, Forrest, and Bill Lee Jr. and wife, Shandra, of Baker City; great-grandchildren, Chris Elskamp of Clarkston, Wash., Michele Elskamp of Portland, Russ Elms and Ryan Elms of Baker City, Sara Smith of Walla Walla, Tyson Hallgarth of Roseburg, Jacob Hallgarth of Colorado, Kylee Hallgrath of La Grande, and Otis Schroeder and Emily Schroeder of Baker City; great-great grandchildren, Erin Elms and Madison Elms of Baker City, Jacob Elskamp of Clarkston, and Levi Selves; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lee; mother and father, Charles and Rosa Ridenour; sisters, Grace Bradshaw, Gertrude Griffin and Goldie Walburn; a brother, Leonard Ridenour; a daughter, Loretta Hallgarth; a son-in law, Glen Hallgarth; and a daughter-in-law, JoAnn Lee.

Memorial contributions may be made to charity of one’s choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, Oregon 97814.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 23, 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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