Baker City, Oregon
Lillian E. Schuff, 78, of Baker City died Dec. 23, 2000, on Highway 245 near Baker City as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Her funeral was at 2 p.m. today at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. Chaplain Gary Way of St. Elizabeth Health Services officiated.
Mrs. Schuff was born Oct. 26, 1922, at Dennison, Iowa, to Albert and Irene Boyens. After graduating from high school at Stewart, Neb., she began teaching in a one-room schoolhouse there.
She moved to Portland to work as a shipyard welder and met Elmer Schuff. They were married in 1946. They raised two children, Allen and Lois, while actively helping other children in the community. After hunting and fishing over many areas of Oregon, the couple fell in love with the Baker area. They decided to retired to Baker City in 1973. They settled at Stices Gulch and enjoyed the wildlife, hunting and fishing opportunities in the area.
Survivors include her husband, Elmer; a brother, Walter Boyens; a sister, Jean Gossard; her son, Allen; her daughter, Lois Emerson; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association through Gray’s West & Co., 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