Baker City, Oregon
Clarice Eunice Street, 92, a longtime Baker City resident, died March 27, 2002, at Elkhorn Village.
Her funeral was April 1.
Clarice was born Jan. 3, 1910, near Cherokee, Okla., to Eunice McDowell Wells and Joseph Ellsworth Wells. She lived in a two-story home her father built over a spring so they could have running water in the home. In 1916 Clarice left Oklahoma with her parents; her three sisters, Ollia, Lulla and Daisey; and her two brothers, Joe and Dan. The family drove in a Model T Ford to Ontario, where they operated a dairy farm.
Clarice moved to Long Beach, Calif., in 1927, where she worked in her Aunt Amanda’s restaurant. She met and married Robert K. Street Sr. in 1928. She and Robert moved with their three-month-old son, Robert Jr., to the Street Ranch in 1930.
Clarice loved people. She often had numerous church outings, sledding parties, corn roasts, lawn games, outdoor church and potluck dinners at the Street Ranch. She loved going to church. She was a Dorcus Leader, visited homes, passed out Thanksgiving baskets, Gathered, and worked in childrens departments decorating and cleaning. She had a knowledge of healing using rest, fresh air and natural remedies which she applied to her own life as well as helping others.
Clarice is survived by her sons, Robert K. Street and his wife, Alice, of Baker City, and William D. Street and his wife, Kathy, of Portland; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters and two brothers.
Contributions in Clarice’s memory may be made to the charity of ones choice in care of Grays West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 12, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor