Glenn Duane Spivey, 73, of Prineville, a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 8, 2008.
His graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Juniper Haven Cemetery. Dr. Barry Gridley will officiate.
Glenn was born in Baker City, on June 18, 1934, to Luther A. and Ora Lee Ellis Spivey. He attended Baker High School and was a member of the first graduating class at the new high school in 1952.
Glenn enlisted and served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He married Connie Nelson at Spray on June 30, 1962.
Glenn worked for the Kinzua Corp. at Kinzua from 1952 until the mill was closed in 1978. He worked as a choker setter and was the lead man in the factory at Kinzua.
He moved with his family from Kinzua to Prineville in 1978. At Prineville he worked at the Hudspeth mill where he pulled green chain, and then he worked at Clear Pine Moldings as a lead man in the wood chipper operations, retiring in 1997.
In 1980, Glenn was awarded a first-place lumber grader certificate for the highest score from Western Wood Products Association – Warm Springs. He was a past member of the Condon Elks Lodge, Ochoco Bow Hunters Association and the Lumber Graders Association.
He enjoyed doing word search puzzles, competing in 3-D and target tournaments, steelhead fishing on the Wallowa and John Day rivers, reading, bowling in the leagues at Condon and Prineville, camping, watching the Trail Blazers and visiting with friends. He had a great sense of humor and was quite the prankster, his family said. His grandchildren were his No. 1 love.
Survivors include his wife, Connie of Prineville; son, Brian and his wife, Stefanie, of Heppner; daughter, Penny, and her husband, Patrick, of Madras; brothers, Clyde, Claude and Henry Spivey, all of Baker City, and Roy Spivey of Salem; sisters, Blanche Pearce of Durkee, Hazel Reid of Heppner, and LeVelle Jellick of Prineville; three grandchildren, Tyler and Brooke Hughes and Katie Spivey; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Edna Springer; and a brother, Earl Spivey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. The Prineville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 12, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor