Edward Duwayne Sullivan, 80, died on Oct. 23, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center surrounded by his family.
There will be no funeral. Disposition of his ashes will be later on the family’s property.
Duwayne was born to Edward and Myrtle Valentine Sullivan on Sept. 3, 1924, at his grandparents’ home in Baker City. He was raised on the family ranch at Hereford.
Duwayne was a 1942 graduate of Hereford Union High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the latter part of World War II in the Pacific Theater.
After the war, he returned home and went into partnership with his father, Ed, and brother, Donald, at the ranch at Hereford.
Duwayne married Eleanor Mehlhorn in 1950. They had four children. Duwayne remained involved in the family ranch throughout his life. Although the original ranch has undergone some changes, his wife and children continue to ranch there today.
Duwayne enjoyed rodeo, hunting, a good horse and a loyal dog.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Myrtle, and his brother, Donald.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; his son, Dan “Boone” Sullivan and Molly McCoy; his daughters, Kathleen Sullivan of Hereford, Teresa Jones and her husband, Robert, of Baker City, and Mary Ann “Cookie” Wise and her husband, Wayne, of Hereford; six grandchildren, Jason Wise, Daniel Sullivan, Tara Wilson, Andrea Wilson, Justus Wise and Collin Jones; three great-grandchildren, Taytum, Morgan and Ethan Wise; a niece, Dianne Ramos, and nephew, Pat Sullivan, both of Hereford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Burnt River Heritage Center Inc. or the charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 29, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor