Baker City, Oregon
Norva Elvera Pullen, 89, a Baker Valley resident, died Aug. 9, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.
Her graveside service was today at the Haines Cemetery. Pastor Sally Wiens of the United Methodist Church officiated.
Mrs. Pullen was born on June 5, 1912, at Payette, Idaho, to Guy and Jane Inman. She was one of four children. She began school at the age of 5 in Baker City. She was an excellent student who received many scholastic honors and graduated from high school at the age of 16. She attended business college in Spokane, Wash., for a time.
After school, Mrs. Pullen worked for several retail businesses in Baker City. She was married to Raymond F. Pullen on Oct. 13, 1935. They were married for nearly 66 years.
The Pullens operated a small cafe in North Powder for 14 months and then opened Ray’s Cafe in Haines, which they operated together for 30 years. In 1966, the couple moved to Baker City, where they had lived for 35 years.
Mrs. Pullen loved reading and read a great many books over the years. She also enjoyed boating and fishing and vacationing at Payette Lakes. They also traveled to Nebraska several times to visit Mr. Pullen’s family.
Survivors include her husband; two sisters, Mrs. Al Applegate of Sonora, Calif., and Mrs. Myrtle Lay of Baker City; a niece, Barbara Bond of Shingletown, Calif.; three nephews, Kerry Lay of Ashland, Roger Inman of Tallahassee, Fla., and John Inman of Salinas, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Marion Inman of Baker City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, Ore. 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 22, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor