Powell, Erma V. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon

Erma V. Powell, 94, a longtime Baker City resident, died Dec. 19, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church, 2107 Third St. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward at Calvary Baptist Church.

Visitations will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave.

Erma Veneva Powell was born on June 13, 1908, at the family ranch on Burnt River near Durkee. Her parents were Florence Boyer and John Fremont Powell, both of whom were children of pioneers.

Erma attended school at Durkee and later graduated from Baker High School. Soon after graduating she became cashier at J.C. Penney where she worked until retiring after 35 years. She then worked at the tax office of the Baker County Courthouse until her second retirement.

Erma was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church and remained active in church groups until recent years. She made many dear friends in her lifetime, and faithfully kept in touch with them.

An avid fisherman and hunter, she had trophies of deer and elk that she brought down and she was very proud of a 24-inch trout she caught in a nearby reservoir.

Erma was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include 20 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and their children.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 20, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


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