Bonnie B. Sipes, 44, Dies at Dallas
Bonnie Lee Boesch Sipes, 44, a native of this valley, passed away in Dallas, Texas, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1979.
She was born January 1, 1935 in Haines, Oregon to Ferdinand and Bertha Warfield Boesch. She attended school in Muddy Creek and graduated from North Powder High School in 1953.
She was active in 4-H for nine years. She was employed at the Record Courier in Baker for one year as a secretary and in art and type composition design before moving to Portland, Oregon where she was employed at the Oregon Woolen Mills. She continued her interest in Art and dress design and later attended dress design school in San Francisco.
She was married to Kenneth L. Sipes. They traveled extensively, living for a time in Jamaica before returning to Dallas, Texas where she has resided since. She owned and operated the B & D Composing Co. in Dallas.
Besides her parents in Haines, she leaves three daughters, Melissa Dawn, Melinda Joyce, and Michelle Sipes of Dallas; two sisters, Annabelle Boesch of Tacoma, WA., and Dora May Wells of Portland. OR.; one brother, Donald Boesch of Baker; two nephews and two nieces; and uncle, Glen Warfield of North Powder; two aunts, Mrs. Roy May of Sumner, WA., and Mrs. Ruby Brown of Everett, WA.
Mrs. Sipes laid in state at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas, Feb. 22. Funeral service will be held March 3, at 2 p.m. at Grays West & Co. Pioneer Chapel in Baker, Oregon. Interment will follow in the Haines, Cemetery, Haines, Oregon.
The Record Courier, Baker, Oregon March, 1979
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor