Carl Leishman, 83, of Prairie City, a former Baker City resident, died April 18, 2003, at his daughter’s home in Prairie City.
His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Prairie City Cemetery.
Mr. Leishman was born on Jan. 30, 1910, at Baker City to John and Martine Leishman. He attended Baker schools and was a 1928 Baker High School graduate.
After high school he moved to Bates where he worked at various jobs including firing a wood-burning locomotive and serving as purchasing agent and office manager for Oregon Lumber Co. In 1946, he purchased the Bates Mercantile, which he operated until his retirement in December 1972.
After retiring he moved to Prairie City. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Masons, Eastern Star and Scottish Rite. He was a past master of the Masons and past worth patron of the Eastern Star.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, four brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Alton and Jackie Rapp of Prairie City; three grandsons, Carl Rapp of Bend, Dave Rapp of Grants Pass and Gary Rapp of Prairie City; seven great-grandchildren; and many friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 28, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor