Pauline F. (Polly) Spangler, 91, a former Baker City resident, died July 14, 2009, at a local care facility in Boise.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett, Idaho, and internment will be at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise.
Polly was born April 22, 1918, in Sparta, to Clyde and Elizabeth Macy. She grew up and attended schools in Baker City.
In the 1940s she worked at the Portland shipyards and after Pearl Harbor followed in her three brothers’ military footsteps by joining the Navy in 1943. Her basic training took place at Hunter College in New York City and she was stationed at the Pasco, Wash., Navy Air Base.
She married Bob Spangler in 1948, and was a stay-at-home mom. In the 1970s she worked for Buttery Stores as a cashier and retired 10 years later. She traveled through Europe and to Mexico. Throughout the years, she enjoyed puttering in her vegetable and flower gardens and bowled in leagues for over 40 years, well into her 80s.
She is survived by her children: Steve and Janet Elam, Suzie Lorenz, and Kelli and Steve Jones; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and her dogs, Sammy and Sissy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; and her siblings, Gladys, Johnny and Bill.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 17, 2009
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor