Carlton Pool Loennig, 74, of Haines, died April 27, 2007, the day before his 75th birthday, in Portland.
There will be a memorial picnic in Carl’s honor at 5 p.m. Friday at the home of his sister, Mary Loennig Rider, on Muddy Creek Lane in Haines. Those attending are asked to bring memories and pictures.
Carl was born on April 28, 1932, at Baker City to Carl and Eldiva Loennig. He was a great-grandson of early Baker County pioneers. He attended Muddy Creek grade school and was a 1950 graduate of Powder Valley High School at North Powder. He then left the area to study at the University of Oregon. Two years into his
Studies at the university he joined the U.S. Navy and spent the next two years stationed in Japan.
He returned to the University of Oregon and graduated in 1956. Next he took a position as an accountant with the Internal Revenue Service and pursued a law degree while working full time. He graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School and became a lawyer for the IRS.
He retired from the IRS in 1976 to go into private practice specializing in tax law, and to teach law courses to police officers.
Carl married JoAnne Cavallo in 1955. They had six children. The marriage ended in divorce in 1976.
After a brief marriage to Shuryl Semmes, Carl married Gladys “Babe” Sears in 1986.
Carl was deeply involved in scouting. He rose to the rank of Eagle Scout and attended the national Scout Jamboree at Valley Forge.
Carl spent a lot of time hunting in the Elkhorn range, fishing on the Columbia River, and often took his entire vacation time to go deep-sea fishing for tuna with his friend, Jim Baumgardner.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Christopher; his first wife; and his third wife.
Survivors include his sister, Mary Loennig Rider of Haines; his children, Thomas Loennig, and his wife, Lina, James Loennig, Phillip Loennig, Joseph Loennig and Mary Elizabeth Loennig; his grandchildren, Julia, Vlad, Thomas Henry Loennig and GeorgAnn and James Henry Loennig II; his only niece, Mary Alice, and many cousins.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 3, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor