Life of Aged Baker County Woman Ends
(From Haines Record)
Death came to one of the community’s best known residents last Friday, September 14, at 11:30 a.m., when Mrs. Elizabeth Catherine Relling passed away at St. Elizabeth hospital in Baker. She had been taken to the hospital a few days previous.
Mrs. Relling had lived in this community for half a century, coming here in 1877, from Catskill, N.Y., where she was born 1841.
She is survived by eight children, a number of whom reside here. One son, Ambrose Relling, is deceased.
Those surviving are Leo and Frank Relling, Sidney Bowen and Mrs. Celestine Loennig of Haines; Willard Bowen of Yakima, Wash.; Mrs. Angela Conway of Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Blanch Wilkins of Laurel Mont.; and Mrs. Euphronsina Bowen of Baker.
Mass for the departed was said at the Catholic cathedral in Baker at 8:00 o’clock Saturday morning and that evening the rosary was held at the Baker Funeral Home. Burial services were held from the Cathedral Sunday morning at ten by Rev. Father Damonic O’Conner, and interment was made in the Haines cemetery.
The services were attended by a great number of the departed one’s friends, who paid tribute by their presence to a good and worthy woman. The funeral arrangements were conducted by the Baker Funeral Home.
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Saturday, September 22, 1928