Pedracini, Donald William – Obituary

Donald William Pedracini, 78, of Granite, died April 29, 2008, at Baker City.

Visitations will be Sunday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cole’s Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Recitation of the rosary will be at 10 a.m. Monday and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Father Julian Cassar will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception at the Baker Elks Lodge, 1896 Second St., after the burial.

Don was born on July 26, 1929, at Nampa, Idaho, to Bill and Marguerite Pedracini. He was a 1947 graduate of St. Francis Academy at Baker and attended the University of Portland.

Don married Rosie Phelps in 1950 at Winnemucca, Nev. They raised their children at Baker City. He worked for his father and Tony Brandenthaler at Burnt River Lumber Co./Ellingson Lumber Co. He retired at the age of 52 years to follow his lifelong dream of managing his own tree farm at Granite.

Don’s hobbies included hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren. His passions were caring for his family and his “mountain.” His playful laugh, thoughtful words and incredible sense of humor will be truly missed, his family said.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Rosie Pedracini; his daughter, Jacque McConnell of John Day; his daughter and son-in-law, Sami and Hugh Harris of Baker City; his son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Jodi Pedracini of Fruitland, Idaho; grandchildren, Cody and Ann McConnell, Bob and Dee McConnell, Travis and Jenny Mann, Marisa Ruda, Anne and Ryan Gentry, Amber, Tyson, Madison, and Kimberly Pedracini, Stephanie Schwartz and Brad and Courtney Harris; great-grandchildren, Terry, Kayla, Hailey and Garrett McConnell, Joe and Jacob Mann, Kylan Gentry; and numerous nieces and nephews; sister and brother-in-law, Ruthie and Bud Crim of Baker City; and sister-in-law, Sylvia Phelps of Boise.

He was preceded in death by his loving daughter, Linda; grandson, Joe; son-in-law, Terry; and his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Susan G. Komen Foundation or St. Francis de Sales Cathedral through Cole’s Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 2, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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