Rock Creek, Baker County, Oregon
Sue Stevenson Compton Long, 70, who lived a good deal of her life in the Rock Creek area, died Jan. 3, 2006, at La Grande.
Friends are invited to a celebration of life service for Sue at 12:30 p.m. Friday at 14101 Launchpad Lane. There will be a private graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday at the Rock Creek Cemetery.
The third of three children, she was born on May 31, 1935, at Yreka, Calif., to Amos and Zelna Weaver. Sue attended 28 different grade schools in California and Oregon, while growing up. She earned her GED at age 41 at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton.
Sue married Phil Stevenson in 1950. She worked at various jobs in the Pendleton/Hermiston area, eventually purchasing a clothing store and worked as a freelance journalist.
Sue loved animals, knitting, photography, writing, and storytelling. She adored her family and enjoyed a multitude of friends.
Survivors include two sons and daughter: Philip R. Stevenson of Haines, Joseph D. Stevenson of Baker City and Debby Sue Stevenson-Hamby of Pendleton; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Jack.
Memorial contributions may be made to Best Friends of Baker, a nonprofit animal rescue organization, through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 6, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor