Desmond Sieg Was Valley Rancher
Desmond Donald Sieg, 70, of Baker City passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 1990 at St. Elizabeth Hosp.
Funeral services for Mr. Sieg was conducted on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1990 at 2:00 pm in Gray’s West and Co. Pioneer chapel. The Rev. Greg Lindsay of the United Methodist Church officiated. Concluding services and Vault Interment followed in Mr. Hope Cemetery. Baker City Veterans of Foreign Wars will provide Full Military Honors at the graveside.
Desmond was born at Wingville, Oregon to Lynn and Pearl (Rohner) Sieg on December 19, 1919. He attended grade school at Lone Pine and Wingville. After graduating from Baker High School and attending Oregon State College, he enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1941. After graduating from airplane mechanic school, he worked on the line for two years then signed up for aviation Cadets. He attended the University of Pittsburg, trained at various fields in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia, flying PT17’s and AT6’s and B25’s, receiving his commission as 2nd Lieutenant. Following his discharge in 1945 he returned to Baker.
Desmond and Georgia May Long of Baker were married January 7, 1949 in Salem, Oregon He farmed in the Baker Valley area with his brother, Norbert until they retired in 1971.
He was a member of the Baker Elks, the Wingville Grange, American Legion, one of the first directors of the Blue Mt. T.V. Ass’n. and worked on various agricultural committee. He loved to hunt, fish, bowl, and ski and was adored by his grandchildren who called him “Pampa”.
Desmond is survived by his wife Georgia of Baker City. Sons and daughters-in-law Lamar Sieg and Wife Joan Bleeg of Portland and Wayne Sieg and wife Kathryn Mezger of San Anselmo, CA. Daughter and son-in-law Diane and Ted Bloomer of Durkee, Oregon. Grandchildren: Michelle and Travis Bloomer of Durkee, Anna and Caitlin Mezger/Sieg of San Anselmo, CA., and Patrick Sieg of Portland, Or. Brothers: Norbert Sieg of Baker City and Pretiss Sieg of Brigham City, Utah. Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, his parents and a sister, Wanda. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wingville Grange Building fund.
Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, February, 1990
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor