Hilda Ellen Overton, 83, of Baker City, died July 30, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
At her request, there will be no public service.
Hilda was born on May 10, 1925, at Washburn, N.D., to Andrew and Louise Pfiefle Schacher, who had immigrated from Germany. She was the third of 10 children. She attended school at Washburn and lived on a farm as a child.
When they moved to town, she got polio. She had the disease three times and wasn’t able to talk until the age of 9. At the age of 13, she was put into braces because of polio. She graduated from Washburn High School.
She went to work as a cook at the age of 16 and excelled at cooking. She married Stan Nelson and had son, Rick.While carrying him, she got polio again. This marriage ended in divorce.
She later married Larry Cable. They had 3 children: Ernie, Beulah and Marty. They later divorced.
She then married Bill Overton. They moved to Baker City in the 1960s. This marriage also ended in divorce.
Hilda was an excellent cook and cooked and did housekeeping for others all of her life. Her last employment before retirement was working as a housekeeper at the Royal Motor Inn, cleaning and doing laundry for 15 units a day. She also worked for a time for Ken Grabner while his wife was ill.
Survivors include her children, Rick Nelson, and his wife, Shelly, of Vancouver, Wash., Ernie Cable, also of Vancouver, Beulah and Mike Rust of Burns and Marty Sharpneck of Covington, La.; grandchildren, Troy and Toby Holland of Burns and Arthur and Sonya Cable of Vancouver, Wash.; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Wayne Schacher and his wife, Norma, of Manden, N.D., David Schacher and his wife, Judy, of Bismark N.D.; sister, Irene Helm, and her husband, Effren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Walter, Richard, Ernest and Arthur; and sisters, Ruthy and Leona.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 4, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor