James S. “Jim” Weber, 85, died Jan. 1, 2002, at his home in Richland with his family by his side.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Richland Methodist Church. The Rev. Bill Shields will officiate. Interment will be in the Eagle Valley Cemetery at Richland.
Jim was born on March 19, 1916, at Brownsville. He was a 1938 graduate of the University of Oregon at Eugene and shortly afterward married Florence Staggs. They moved to Baker County in 1940 and became partners in Staggs and Weber, a prominent cattle and sheep ranch in the Keating area.
In 1971, Jim married E. Jay Morrissey. Together they spent almost 20 years in Ontario where he owned Eastern Oregon Properties and engaged in sales and appraisals of ranch properties. He retired and they moved to Richland in 1991. He will be missed by his family and his many friends.
Survivors include his wife, E. Jay; his sister, Jean Arnold of Portland; his daughter and son-in-law, Chary and Donn Mires of Baker City; his daughter, Linda Triplett of Baker City; his son and daughter-in-law, James and Clare Weber of Hidden Hills, Calif.; his stepdaughter and son-in-law, Sara Lee and John Seaman of Bellingham, Wash.; his stepson and daughter-in-law, Mike and Janie Morrissey of Keating; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Pathway Hospice of Baker City, the Eagle Valley Ambulance of Richland or the Oregon Trail Regional Museum of Baker County.
Arrangements are under the direction of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home in Halfway.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 4, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor