Baker City, Baker County, Oregon
Enid Pedersen, 86, of Baker City, and a Baker County native, died May 19, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Care Center.
Her funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., followed by a vault interment at Haines Cemetery. Pastor Ralph Holcomb of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family following the services for a reception at the Baker City Christian Church, 675 Highway 7. Visitations will be today until 7 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co.
Enid Hester Clark was born April 6, 1920, at Hunt Mountain Road, southwest of Haines. The fifth of six children born to John A. and Jessie Gilkison Clark, Enid grew up and received her education in the Baker City schools.
She married Ray Pedersen and from this union had her only child, Beverly Ray Miquel. Ray died in 1961.
Enid loved the mountains of Eastern Oregon, and some of her favorite activities were picking mushrooms and huckleberries and camping. Having lived in Tillamook, Enid grew to love the Oregon Coast, too. She enjoyed her family gatherings and she hosted several Gilkison family reunions.
Enid was an active member of the Baker City Christian Church. She was very proud of being a deaconess of the church.
She worked and lived at Gray’s West & Company Funeral Home for 24 years where she had the wonderful ability to comfort families. Enid knew so many people in Baker County that she put nearly every family at ease because she knew them or someone related to them. She loved her work, enjoyed the families and always had a hug for anyone in need.
She is survived by her daughter Beverly Miguel of Beaverton; five grandchildren: Dale Miguel of New York, N.Y., Doug Miguel of Newport, Robin Miguel of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, John Miguel of Atlanta, and Christian Morrison of Beaverton; 6 great-grandchildren: Travis, Taylor, Sean, John Jr., Kalila and Karena; a sister, Jessie Harrison of The Dalles; and many nieces and nephews.
Enid was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Pedersen; her parents, Jessie and John Clark; her sisters, Eva Van Leuven and Wanda Havlik; and her brothers, Charles A. Clark and Vernon Arthur Clark.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baker City Christian Church in care of Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 26, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor