Whybark, Joseph Allyn – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon

Joseph Allyn Whybark, 97, of Baker City, died April 17, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.

At his request, there will be no memorial service. Disposition was by cremation at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Crematory. Interment will be at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, Calif., where his wife, Leila, is buried.
Mr. Whybark was born in Arbuckle, Calif., on May 30, 1903. He was known as “Allyn” by family and as “Joe” by many others. He lived most of his life in and around the Sacramento Valley working in the woods during his early years, and later, mostly in agriculture. He was a World War II veteran.

His hobby and great love was flying. He was a private pilot, owning his own plane and flying until he was 86. He moved to Baker City in 1994, where hard-headed and independent, he became known to many of the merchants as he traveled about town on his electric scooter.

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He was preceded in death by Leila, his wife of 47 years, who had shared his love of flying and accompanied him to hundreds of fly-ins over the years.

Survivors include his nieces, Frances Judd, and her husband, Earl, of San Jose, Calif., Gwendolyn Gibson of Petaluma, Calif., and Geraldine Anderson and her husband, Eddie, of El Paso, Texas; nephews, Newsom “Jim” Gibson, and his wife, Harriet, of Baker City, and Robert Gibson of El Paso, Texas; 100 grand, great-grand and great-great-grand nieces and nephews; and his “adopted” family, Annie Rook of Petaluma, Calif., John and Ann Taylor of Houston and William Uhland of Austin, Texas.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 20, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


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