Ann Marie Whiteley, 70, died July 5, 2003, at her home after a long illness.
Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Sister Kay Marie Duncan will conduct the service. Private interment is at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Ann was born March 31, 1933, at Portland to Edward and Shirley Combs Endicott. Her childhood years were spent at Austin until her family moved to Baker City, where she completed her schooling. Ann was in one of the last classes to graduate from the old Baker High School.
On February 16, 1954, Ann married “the love of her life,” Arlyn Carl “Pat” Whiteley. They had a rich and full life. The family grew with the births of daughters, Judy, Patricia, Kelley and Michelle.
Ann was active with the Sportsmen’s Club, the Garden Club and the Ladies Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Post 3048. She loved camping, hunting, and being with family. She also sold Avon for more than 30 years and became a member of the Presidents Club.
Ann was the monarch of the family, organizing family gatherings and learning all she could about genealogy. She was considered well-versed on the history of Bates and Austin. She attended the Bates reunions and enjoyed sharing the stories and history of the area. Her family loved her dearly and she will be greatly missed.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Shirley Endicott; her brother, Leland; two daughters, Patricia and Michelle; and her husband, Pat.
Survivors include her daughter, Judy Pointer of Salem; her daughter and son-in-law, Kelley and Anthony Bui of Pendleton; grandchildren, Candace Pointer and Brie and Megan Bui; brothers and sisters-in-law, Darrell and Betty Endicott, Marvin and Dana Endicott and Vic and Judy Endicott, all of Baker City; one very special niece, JoDee Endicott; several other nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary No. 3048 Cancer Fund through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 11, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor