William Robert Leep, 1415 4th St., Baker died Sunday evening at St. Elizabeth Hospital following an extended illness. He was 81.
Mr. Leep was born Dec. 2, 1889 at Halfway, the son of pioneer parents Ellis and Lottie Reed Leap. He attended grade school in Carson, Ore., and graduated from Pine Valley High School on Nov. 11, 1911.
He was married to the former Jane E. Haines. She preceded him in death in August 1961. Mr. Leep retired a number of years ago and during his retirement enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was a longtime member of Baker Elks Lodge No. 338.
Survivors include a son, George, Baker, and six grandchildren. Mr. Leepwas also preceded in death by his parents and a son, Leonard R., who died in January 1960.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grays’ West and Co. Pioneer Chapel. The Rev. Marvin Carr of the First Christian Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the family plot in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Friends who wish to do so may call at the chapel until noon Wednesday as the casket will not be opened during the service.
Baker Democrat Herald – – December 22, 1970.