North Powder, Union County, Oregon
Lifetime County Resident Passes Here Tuesday, 19th
Elfleda (Middy) Parker, 65, of River Road, North Powder, a life time resident of the Haines and North Powder area, died Tuesday, July 19, at the Grand Ronde Hospital in La Grande following a short illness. Funeral services for Mrs. Parker will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 21 at Grays West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. The Rev. Robert A. Jackson of the First Presbyterian Church in Baker will officiate. Vault interment will follow in the family plot at the Haines Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 19, 1911 in Haines, Oregon; a daughter of Wallace J. and Ethel Cartmill Maxwell. She had her grade school in Rock Creek School and went to high school at Muddy Creek and Haines. She was united in marriage to Gifford Parker in Baker on Sept. 20, 1929. She was a home maker and did a great deal of volunteer work. She was a member of the election board for a number of years, and operated a green-house in North Powder for many years. She was a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was the First Worthy Matron. She was a longtime member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband Gifford, at home; daughters, Duveen Schubert of Pendleton and Marcia Craig of Palmer, Alaska; brother, Tom Maxwell and James Maxwell both of Baker; sister Dorthea Turgeon of Seattle; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the chapel until 10:00 a.m. on Friday. The casket will not be opened at the service.
The family has suggested that friends who wish may contribute to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children or the charity of their choice as a memoriam. This may be done at Gray’s West & Co.
Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, July, 1977
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor