William “Bill” Street, 70, of Gresham, died Oct. 31, 2005, near Sumpter.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 17th Street and Pocahontas Road. Pastor Tony Brandon of the church will officiate. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception after the service at the home of Robert and Alice Street.
Bill was born on April 18, 1935, at Baker City to Robert and Clarice Street. He was raised in Baker City and attended the Pocahontas Schoolhouse. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1956.
After his discharge, he moved back to Baker City and helped build the Brownlee Dam. In 1958, he moved to Portland and went to work as a welder on the John Day Dam.
He worked for various lumber mills, for Ash Grove and the Portland shipyards, from which he retired in 1999.
Bill liked to travel, restore automobiles, ride his Harley and visit the home ranch in Baker City.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Street of Gresham; his stepson, Kim Hoffmiller; a brother, Robert K. Street Jr. of Baker City; one niece, six nephews, numerous great-nephews and great-nieces and cousins, including Jim Roe of Baker City, who was a frequent travel companion.
He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Jan Hoffmiller, and his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Seventh-day Adventist Church through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 11, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor