James W. McClurg, 80, of Baker City died April 10, 2007, at his home with his family at his side.
There will be no service. Private family interment will be scheduled later.
James was born Jan. 26, 1927, at Richland to John Henry and Constance M. Bogart McClurg.
He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He worked for 17 years at Burnt River Sawmill and then was employed by the U.S. Postal Service. He retired in 1989 after a 25-year career with the post office.
He married Dolores Davis on May 8, 1949, at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral.
He was preceded in death by a son, David W. McClurg; a grandson, Sam McClurg; his father, John McClurg; and his mother, Constance Shoners.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores, of 58 years; his daughters, Mary Centre, and her husband, Marvin, of Bishop, Calif., and Laurie McClurg of Baker City; sons, John McClurg, and James and his wife, Mary, all of Baker City, and Paul McClurg of Big Piney, Wyo.; grandchildren, William Centre of Bishop, Calif., JovAnna Centre of Walla Walla, Wash., Timothy Nguyen and Justin McClurg, both of La Grande, Lana Nguyen of Baker City, and Kriptal and Sarah Dennis of McMinnville; and great-grandchildren, Richard and Gwen Centre of Bishop, Calif.
Coles Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 18, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor