Anna May Ryder, 84, a lifetime Baker City resident, died Jan. 27, 2005, at Idlewood Manor.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Tony Brandon of the Baker City Seventh-day Adventist Church will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Visitations will be until 8 o’clock tonight at Gray’s West & Co.
Anna May Ryder was born on June 5, 1920, at Baker City to Horace B. and Edna Maude Ryder. She was the oldest of five children.
She attended St. Francis Academy. She worked many years for her father and his brothers, Mel and Frank Ryder, at Ryder Bros. printing shop, which they founded. The name later was changed to Ryder Bros. Stationery.
She went on to work for Bob and Katherine Bratt, who purchased the family business. Later she worked for her brothers at Ben’s Transfer and Storage.
Anna May took great pride in her home and her yard. She had many talents, including cake decorating.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, John, Jim and Ben.
Survivors include her brother, Joe, and his wife, Donna, and their children, Wayne, and his wife, Jeanie, and Thomas, all of Baker City; nieces, Christy Ryder and Vanessa Ryder of Baker City, Angela Aldrich and her husband, Robert, of Pasco, Wash., Joy McAndie and her husband, Donald, of Island City, and their children, Kyle and Todd, and Carol and Keith Harris, and their daughter, Jennifer, of Salem; and a nephew, Eric Ryder of Gilbert, Ariz.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Hospice through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 3, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor