Rykken, Clarence Norman – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon

Clarence Norman Rykken, 67, of Baker City died March 10, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

There will be a celebration of his life at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, 1995 Fourth St. The Rev. Susan Barnes will officiate. There will be a reception afterward at the church.

Norman, as he preferred to be called, was born at Ashland to Clarence T. and Beryl Rykken on Nov. 23, 1938.

He lived in Ashland until he graduated from high school in 1956 and joined the Forest Service. He worked for the Forest Service for a few years before joining the U.S. Army as an engineer. He was in the Army from 1962 to 1964 and then returned to the Forest Service, where he worked until his retirement in 1995.

Norman met Layle Bostwick and her daughter, Kim. He married Layle in 1966 and moved to Union Creek. They later moved to Brookings, where they lived until 1997 when Norman and Layle moved to Baker City with his mother, Beryl.

He was greatly loved and will be missed, his family said.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Layle; daughter, Kim; son-in-law, Randy; two grandchildren, Kelly and Steven; and two sisters.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 17, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


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