The Baker County press. (Baker City, Ore.) 2014-current, August 11, 2017, Page 2, Image 2

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— Community Calendar —
August 12 at noon. Demolition Derby at the
Baker County Fair Grounds following the 4-H
Livestock Auction. Fundraiser for the Haines
Stampede & Rodeo Association. Call J R Streifel
541-379-5174 for more information.
August 19, doors open at 6 p.m. Two pop rock
Christian bands coming from Boise for one night
to 1250 Hughes Lane. $10.00/person and no
presales. Doors open until full.
August 18-21. A celebration of the pioneer and
Native American heritage that shaped this corner
of North East Oregon including Native American
dancers, Pioneer living history performers, live
music, children’s activities, community BBQ,
and more in downtown Huntington.
— News of Record —
EFIRD, Debra
MARKS, Audreyanna
BLOOD, Daniel
NIXON, Angela
KIDD, Kevin
TOLMAN, Douglas
KOOS, Henry
BROOKS, Matthew
EPLER, Brenda
COLE, Derek
The 15th Annual Panfish Tournament will be
held Sunday, August 20 at 5:30 a.m. at Hewlett
Park in Richland.
August 20. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Great family
fun in the historic ghost town of Sumpter. This
one day family friendly music festival located
in downtown Sumpter, includes musical perfor-
mances by numerous regional musicians and
bands, kids games and family activities through-
out the day. Gates open at 11 a.m. Sunday with
children’s games and activities. Cost is $5 per
person per day, children 7 and under are free. For
more information including complete schedule of
performers and activities visit musicinthemead-
August 21, The Great American Total Solar
Eclipse will darken skies from Oregon to South
Carolina, along a stretch of land about 70 miles
August 26, from 4:30 p.m. to about 8:00 p.m.,
the Durkee Steak Feed will be held at the Quail
Ridge Golf Course in Baker City surrounded by
classic cars from the Show -n- Shine. For easy
parking, leave your vehicle at the parking lot of
the Christian Church down the hill on Hwy. 7,
and take the Baker City Trolley for free up to the
event. Enjoy certified Angus beef ribeye steak,
famous cowboy pan break slathered in butter,
fresh cut veggies and corn on the cob, a baked
potato and dessert for just $20. Kids can enjoy a
hotdog dinner with all the trimmings for just $5.
Tickets are available at the gate, at the Chamber
of Commerce, at the golf course. To top it all off,
local musician Frank Carlson will lend his talent
to the event. Don’t miss it!
August 26. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Downtown
cruise begins at 5 p.m. Watch along Main Street
in Baker City. Enjoy a poker walk from 10 a.m.
till 2 p.m.— and awards in the afternoon. See
beautiful classic cars in the Geiser Pollman park
from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. Call Dan at 541-519-5963
or Wayne at 541-519-7647 for more information.
Justice Court Cite and Release War-
Carter, Riky Lee. 8.1. Theft III.
Simpson, Brian Gerrold. 8.1. Hit
and Run, DUII.
Breshears, Brent Alexande. 8.8.
Theft I, Baker County Local Supervi-
sory warrant.
Denton, Tiffany Jean. 8.7. Disorderly
Conduct II.
Kautz, Jason Michel. 8.7. Theft II
x 2.
Efird, Debra Renee. 8.7. Assault IV.
Winston, Brandy Lee-ann. 8.6.
Probation Violation.
Marks, Audreyanna Marie. 8.6. Out
of State Warrant.
Peterson, Linda Diane. 8.5. Tres-
Falk, Rose Marie. 8.2. Mail Theft,
Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle
and Theft 3.
Lovell, Timothy Gregg. 8.2. Baker
Joe Omann - A Graveside Memorial
Service with Military Honors will be
held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 ~
1:00 p.m. at the Pine Haven Cem-
etery in Halfway, Oregon. Friends are
invited to join the family immediately
following the service for refreshments
at the Pine Valley Grange. For those
who would like to make a memo-
rial donation in memory of Joe, the
family suggests either the Halfway
Ambulance Service, Eagle Valley
Ambulance Service or Jacob’s Dream
through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral
Home & Cremation Services PO Box
543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online
condolences may be shared at www.
— Obituaries —
August 19. The Elkhorn Crest 50 is a 52 mile
trail run that will take you along the Elkhorn
Mountain ridgeline across sub-alpine forests
and grasslands. The trail offers panoramic views
of Baker Valley, the Wallowas, and the Blue
Mountains. The race has an average elevation of
over 7200 ft., making it a one-of-a-kind ultra in
Oregon. Go to
CLARK, Dexter
NOBLE, Cecil
BAKER, Joshua
TUGMAN, Michael
Lillian Marie Lattin
Richland, 1927-2017
Born on
April 29,
1927, in Cla-
rissa, Minne-
sota, Lillian
passed away
with her
daughter by
her side in
Baker City,
Oregon on August 1, 2017.
Please join us, her family,
as we honor Lillian at her
final resting place beside
her husband and grand-
daughter, at the Eagle
Valley Cemetery, Richland,
Oregon, on Thursday, Au-
gust 10, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Lillian, with her parents
Howard and Sadie Sarff,
welcomed brother, Billy
and sisters, Marilyn and
Carol. Lillian’s family
then moved to Seattle,
Washington, where she at-
tended West Seattle High,
then went on to a business
college in Vancouver,
Lillian met Robert (Bob)
Lattin in Elma, Washing-
ton, while spending time
with her sister. They mar-
ried on February 21, 1954
in Montesano, Washington,
and eventually made their
home in Elma, Washing-
ton. After about 15 years,
the family packed up
and moved to Sandpoint,
Idaho, Halsey, Oregon,
then eventually found an
opportunity to purchase
a telephone company in
Richland, Oregon, moving
into a 2-bedroom 1-bath
home. Her living room was
her office for too many
years to count.
Throughout those years,
Lillian continued to work,
raise her family, attend
church, and support her
husband, Bob. She sewed
clothing for her children,
canned fruits and veg-
etables, and always strived
to make a nice home for
her family. It was the little
things she did that reso-
nate with the family. Two
things that stand out were
the incredible Christmas
cookies and her delicious
carrot cake.
Lillian worked side-by-
side with Bob, as the only
bookkeeper to this tiny,
family-owned telephone
company. After her retire-
ment, she could lay ac-
claim to bringing new and
futuristic telecommunica-
tion technology to Rich-
land, even besting Baker
City in its advancement!
Her boys were the outside
workforce and her girls,
the front office staff. It
was through this diligence
and dedication that her
children learned their work
ethic. Her innovation and
intuition were instrumental
in forming an additional
cable, communication and
construction company.
Lillian was a life-long
member of the Newbridge
Nazarene Church where
her friend Leora Sharp
ministered. She was a
strong advocate for the
local Eagle Valley-ites and
for those less fortunate.
Lillian’s true love, though,
were her children and their
children. She would have
and did do anything to help
and support each of them.
Lillian was preceded in
her passing by her parents,
her brother, Billy, her hus-
band, Robert, a sister, Mar-
ilyn Potts, a granddaughter,
Gienel DelCurto, and two
Lillian is survived by
her son Dan of Hugo,
Minnesota, daughter,
Robin (Doug) Schrade of
Middleton, Idaho, sons Pat
(Kathy) Lattin and Mike
(Rusti) Lattin of Richland,
Oregon, and her daughter,
Julie Daly of Baker City.
As well, Lillian leaves
her sister, Carol Sarff, of
Emmett, Idaho, brother,
Terry Sarff, of Tonasket,
Washington, brother-in-
law, Buzz Potts of Seattle,
Washington, grandchil-
dren, great grandchildren
and extended family.
She is missed, loved and
revered, but we know she
has her angel’s wings.
For those who would
like to make a memorial
donation in memory of
Lillian, the family suggests
the Eagle Valley EMT’s
through Tami’s Pine Valley
Funeral Home PO Box 543
Halfway, Oregon 97834.
Online condolences may
be shared at www.tamispi-
Gary David Pennock
Baker City, 1940-2017
Gary David
passed away
on July 31,
2017, in
Baker City,
Oregon, at
the age of
Gary was born May 20,
1940 in Los Angeles, Cali-
fornia, to Herb and Zelda
(Erbeck) Pennock. Gary’s
mother was a nurse, and
during her training course
in 1932 she befriended
Naomi Becker, who would
later become Naomi Finch
and have amongst her four
children a daughter named
Martha Sue (Marty). So it
was that Gary knew Marty
for years before they fell in
love, but fall in love they
did. They were married on
April 23, 1966, and lived
in Los Angeles for a time
before moving to Sacra-
mento, California. They
were blessed with two
wonderful children who
brought Gary great joy: a
son, Brian David, born in
1969, and a daughter, Jan-
nine Leigh, born in 1973.
Prior to marrying Marty,
Gary enlisted and served
three years in the United
States Army as a military
policeman. Because of his
experience as an MP, Gary
made a career in retail
sales security, and at the
high point of his work, was
a responsible for secu-
rity oversight at multiple
Raley’s Supermarkets in
northern California.
The work closest to his
heart, however, was the
many hundreds, if not
thousands of hours he
volunteered as a living his-
torian, interpreting the life
soldiers in the American
Civil War. Gary was one of
four founding members of
the National Civil War As-
sociation (NCWA), a non-
profit organization based
in California. Dedicated to
preserving Civil War-era
history and interpreting it
for the public, the NCWA
was established in 1983
and is thriving today, in
no small part because of
Gary’s dedication to it for
nearly 20 years.
In 2000, Gary and Marty
moved to Killeen, Texas,
to be near their daugh-
ter and her family. Gary
continued to participate
in civil war reenactments
there, but in 2006 he suf-
fered multiple strokes,
from which he never
fully recovered. In 2010,
Gary and Marty moved to
Richland, Oregon, to share
a home with their son
Brian and his family. Gary
moved to Meadowbrook
Place in 2016, for assisted
care, and remained there
until his death. In his final
days, Gary was lovingly
watched over by Heart-n-
Home Hospice caregivers,
for which the family is
immensely grateful.
Gary is survived by his
wife, Marty Pennock, of
New Bridge, Oregon; son
Brian (Deanna) Pen-
nock, also of New Bridge;
daughter Jannine (Mark)
Mayer of Killeen, Texas;
daughter-in-love Helga
(Matthias) Schröck of
Aichach, Germany; grand-
children Julia, Thomas,
Edison and Hazel; sister
Carol (Wayne) Elland of
Santa Clara, California;
and numerous nieces and
Gary was preceded in
death by his parents, Herb
and Zelda Pennock.
At Gary’s request, there
will be no formal memo-
rial service. In lieu of
flowers, the family wishes
that donations be made in
Gary’s name to the Civil
War Preservation Trust
help preserve Civil War
battlefield history or to
your local hospice provider
through Tami’s Pine Valley
Funeral Home & Crema-
tion Services PO Box 543
Halfway, Oregon 97834.
Helen Lorel Alexander
Long Beach, Wash.
Helen Lorel
66, passed
away at her
home August
4, 2017 in
Long Beach,
Washington Alexander
from a very
rare and ag-
gressive cancer.
Mrs. Alexander was born
September 29, 1950 in
Baker City, Oregon to Orel
Francis Hurse and Virginia
Grace Yeakley Hurse. She
was raised in Baker City
and attended Baker City
public schools. She, along
with her parents spent
weekends and every spare
minute on Pine Creek
outside of Hereford, Or-
egon. She married James
Ferdinand Alexander April
1, 1967 in Baker City, Or-
egon. They lived in Baker
City for a number of years
before moving to the coast
for a milder climate. They
lived at Seaside, Oregon
before moving to Astoria,
Oregon and then to Long
Beach, Washington.
Mrs. Alexander worked
a number of years at Rite
Aid in Warrenton, Or-
egon. She retired from
there as Assistant Man-
ager and moved to Long
Beach where she helped
run Scrapaccino. After
Scrapaccino closed in
September of 2016 Mrs.
Alexander volunteered
to help when needed at
Doogers Restaurant up un-
til a couple months before
her death. She loved being
around people. She loved
to scrapbook, do art work,
and crocheting.
She was preceded in
death by her parents and a
Survivors include her
husband, Jim of Long
Beach, daughter Cindy
Kay and Ed Hillard and
their children Lanie
Hillard, Eddie J. Hillard
III and Alex J. Hillard
of Ilwaco, Washington,,
daughter Roxane Jean
and Marty Ebright and
their triplet girls, Alexis,
Phoenix and Zora Ebright
of Ephrata, Pennsylva-
nia, son Brian James and
Venus Alexander and their
girls, Chloe C. and Sasha
Alexander of Astoria,
Oregon. Sisters Virginia V.
Bryant, Theora R. Hensley,
Theona Hambleton all of
Baker City, Oregon, Ev-
elyn Greenwood of Union,
Oregon and one brother
Leslie R. Hurse of Pend-
leton, Oregon and several
nieces and nephews.