Needles, Nellie Hooker Mrs. – Obituary

Nellie Needles, 89, a longtime Baker City resident, died Feb. 28, 2006, at her home.

Her graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception after the service at Community Connection, 2810 Cedar St.

Nellie Ethel Needles was born on Nov. 14, 1918, to Henry and Nellie Rogers Hooker at Hermiston. Nellie’s mother died of the flu just seven days after Nellie was born.

Nellie’s Grandmother Rogers took her in as her own. Nellie was raised and educated in the La Grande and Hermiston areas until she was 13 years old.

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Just before Nellie’s 18th birthday, she married Enos Burchett of Hermiston. They divorced five years later.

In 1948, Nellie moved to Baker City. It was there she met Elver Dennis Needles. They were married on Dec. 5, 1948, at Baker City.

During her life, she always enjoyed cooking. She and Elver loved to dance and traveled many places during their 55 years of marriage. Nellie and Elver lived all of their married years in Baker City and lived in three different homes, all on Auburn Avenue.

Survivors include by her niece and her husband, Sandra and Dick Miller of Elgin; three brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; two favorite cousins, Doris Lilly of Summerville and Marian Hilary of Salem; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elver, who died on Nov. 25, 2002; four brothers and a sister.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Hospice of Baker City or the Community Connection Senior Center through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 3, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


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