Racey, Andrew – Obituary

Andrew Racey, 88, a lifelong rancher and Oregonian who enjoyed deer and elk hunting, geology and mining, died Dec. 26, 2000, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Lynn Shumway will officiate. Visitations will be until 8 o’clock tonight at Gray’s West & Co. Vault interment will be at the Malheur cemetery at Bridgeport.

As a child, Mr. Racey and his family homesteaded in the Malheur area where Racey Brothers Spring is now found. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1947, he married Hazel Herzog. She died in 1972.

He married Ann “Bebe” Ellis in June of that year.

As owner of the Racey Ranch at Bridgeport, Mr. Racey worked hard and lived with honor and integrity. He was much loved and will be truly missed. He will be remembered for his knowledge of local history, dinner stories, character and kindness.

Survivors include his wife, Bebe; daughter and son-in-law, Suzan and Keith Jones; son and daughter-in-law, Rand and Renee Racey; daughter and son-in-law, Priscilla and Russell Ing; sisters, Martha Boyer and Helen Liddiard; and his grandchildren, Kerry (Jones) Shimomura, Kasey (Jones) Phelan, Christopher and Jonathon Racey and Eliesa, Danielle and Bryan Ing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Catherine Racey; and a brother, Alex.

He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to the NRA in his name. This may be done through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, P.O. Box 726, Baker City, Ore. 97814.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 1, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


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

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