Baker City, Oregon
Elsie Penn, 89, a lifelong Baker City resident, died Oct. 2, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
The rosary will be said at 7 o’clock tonight at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets. The Revs. Robert C. Irwin and Camillus Fernando will concelebrate the Mass. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. Penn was born on May 28, 1915, at Baker City. She was a daughter of Julius and Alida Scherrens Van Driesche. She was raised in Baker City and attended school at St. Francis Academy.
She married Edmond “Ed” Penn on Sept. 17, 1949. They made their home in Baker City where she worked for Consolidated and Portland Pendleton Motor Co. Freightway for a number of years as their office worker.
Elsie loved to grow flowers, especially iris and chrysanthemums. She was a lifelong member of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral.
Survivors include her brothers, Cyril Van Driesche and his wife, Clara, of Baker City; Marcel Van Driesche and his wife, Ruth, of Stayton; and Frank Van Driesche and his wife, Margaret, of Portland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ed.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis de Sales Cathedral for Mass intentions for Ed and Elsie Penn. This may be done through the church or through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 8, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor