Baker City, Oregon
Margaret Pifher, 85, a Baker City native, died Sept. 26, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
Her Celebration of Life service was at 3 p.m. Saturday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. Pastor Monte Loyd of the Baker Valley Christian Assembly officiated. There was a reception at the church after the service.
Disposition was by cremation. Her cremated remains were buried at Mount Hope Cemetery next to her husband.
Mrs. Pifher was born on June 21, 1916, at Baker City to Jack and Edith Marshall. She was raised, educated and spent her entire 85 years living in two houses, both on Rose Street in Baker City.
She married Victor J. Pifher on April 21, 1935, at Baker City. Mr. Pifher died in 1988.
She was actively involved in church charities as well as community and individual needs. She enjoyed flowers, especially roses. And she loved her cat.
Survivors include her sons, Jim Pifher and his wife, Marla, of Portland, and Jack Pifher and his wife, Loett, of Fairview; a sister, Doris Shanks of Portland; a brother, Bill Marshall of Hermiston; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Pearl; and a great-grandchild, Kory.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baker Valley Christian Assembly through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 5, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor