8 — THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 Local — Obituaries — CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 Sid Ziegler Richland, 1926-2017 At OSU Sid met Donna Lee Hayden. They later married and moved to Yreka, CA, where he worked as a timber cruiser for Fruit Growers Timber Co. in Hilt and then Pine Mountain Lumber Co. in Yreka. While there, the young couple was blessed with three children, Scott and twin daughters- Jan and Jill. In 1964 Sid moved his family to Lincoln City, OR after he took a job work- ing for Fort Hill Lumber Co. in Valley Junction as a log buyer. He worked there many years, provid- ing well for his family. He ﬁnished his career working for Hampton Lumber Co. of Willamina after they bought out Fort Hill. Donna Lee died in 1988. Later, Sid married Beverly Hinrichsen, of Seattle. They enjoyed their short time together until she was taken by cancer. In 1993 he married Elma Williams of Richland, OR. They en- joyed 24 years of marriage and she remained by his side, caring for him, all the way to the end. Sid loved working in the woods and had many hobbies, including hunting, ﬁshing, rock hounding, silversmithing/jewelry making, and gardening. He had a remarkable ability of setting goals and then reaching them. He was a man of his word. He was full of purpose and he loved his family and providing for them. He is dearly missed. Sid is survived by his wife Elma, son Scott (Ma- rie), daughter Jill (Bob), step-daughter Penny (Bill), eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, and eight step-great-grandchil- dren. Sid was proceeded in death by his parents, sister Carol, his ﬁrst two wives Donna Lee and Beverly, his daughter Jan, and step- daughter Sherry. A remembrance will be held at a later date on the coast, when the weather is a little easier to travel in. For those who would like to make a memorial Chaves CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Chaves said, “Their rea- son was that the work re- maining to be done had to do with eligibility services for the Oregon Health Plan...” which includes receiving calls from OHP applicants, and then deter- mining what their eligibil- ity is, a function Chaves said he was informed needs to be performed by State employees. His response to that was, “In the one-year contract we had before, that’s exactly what were doing. So, we did it before, and now, it has to be done by State employees. On top of that, they said not to worry, because they were still going to take care of economic development in rural Oregon (Governor Kate Brown stated as much herself), by putting State union employees in some of the rural DHS ofﬁces, as call center people.” donation in memory of Sid, the family suggests the Eagle Valley EMT Fund through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon. On line condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfu- neralhome.com. vest Church General Fund through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Avenue, Baker City, OR 97814. To light a candle in memory of Julie, or to leave a condolence for the family, please visit: www. grayswestco.com. Julie Marie Sallquist LaMiller of Union, Oregon; son Jamie Mc- Claughry of Baker City, Oregon; grandchil- Jeanie dren Tyrone McClaughry Jackson and his wife Tiffany Knepper of La Grande, Oregon; Haley Still of Union, Oregon, two great-grand- children Isaiah and Aaliyah Jackson; eight surviv- ing siblings Carol Sivley of Alabama, Kathleen McClaughry of Haines, Oregon, Patricia Culver of Mount Vernon, Oregon, Jeff McClaughry of North Powder, Oregon, Cyndi McClaughry of North Powder, Oregon, Julie Flood of Hood River, Or- egon, Jim Durham of Hood River, Oregon, Devaree Milhon of Queens Creek, Arizona; Many nieces, nephews, and extended family. For those who would like to make donation in memory of Jeanie the family suggests the Union/ Baker Special Olympics through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Crema- tion Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. On line condolences may be shared at www.tamispi- nevalleyfuneralhome.com. Maryland. Marguerite went on to achieve a Doctorate in Medical Science from Loma Linda University in California. She then worked as a teacher in Maryland, Michigan, Illinois and Oregon. In 1988 she went to Frontier School of Nursing in Hyden, Kentucky for her Family Nurse Practi- tioner Degree. Working with people in the hills of Kentucky was considered a great highlight of her life. As an educator she presented papers at nursing societies in both the USA and Australia. In 1994, she founded the Family Heath Clinic in Union, Oregon. She was dedicated, loyal, had a strong work ethic, and was truly compassionate. She leaves behind a sister in Spokane WA, a sister in Gresham OR, a Brother in Woodland, WA and her faithful companion dog Eli whom never left her side. For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Margue- rite the family suggests Heart and Home Hospice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Crema- tion Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispi- nevalleyfuneralhome.com. Baker City, 1949-2017 Jeanie McClaughry Julie Marie Sallquist, 68, of Baker City died Monday, January 1, 2018 at Settler’s Park Assisted Liv- Julie ing. Sallquist A visitation was held on Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel. The funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel with Pastor Brad Phillips ofﬁciating. A re- ception will follow at Coles Tribute Center lo- cated at 1950 Place Street, Baker City, OR 97814. Julie was born on May 4, 1949 in Silverton, Oregon to Lewis and Holly (Woodward) Paulson. She attended and gradu- ated from Woodburn High School. In 1970, Julie graduated from the University of Oregon. She married Jon Sallquist on June 8, 1996 in Tuala- tin, Oregon. She worked as an administrative assistant at Linda Zimmerman Real Estate for 10 years and retired in 2010. Julie loved rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, traveling, working out at the gym and playing piano. She was a member of Harvest Church and Peterson’s Bible Study. Julie is survived by her husband, Jon Sallquist of Baker City, Oregon; her daughter, Holly Ferris of Gresham, Oregon; her son, John “JJ” DeClerck of Portland, Oregon; and her daughter, Brianna Cervana of Portland, Oregon. She is also survived by six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis “Ole” Paulson and Holly Paulson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Har- Baker City, Died 2017 Jeanie McClaughry, 61, of Baker City, Oregon died Tuesday December 19, 2017 at her home in Baker City, Oregon. As per her request, there will be no funeral service. Jeanie was loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a sister of 10 siblings and was termed a “identi- cal mirror twin” as well. Jeanie lived a beautiful life. She enjoyed surﬁng in her younger days while living in Newport, Oregon. Jeanie always made new friends as she was an out- going people person. She especially loved living in Eastern Oregon and always enjoyed going to the lakes, ponds and reservoirs to go ﬁshing. Christmas was one of her favorite holidays. She treasured decorating her Christmas tree making it fancy and beautiful and spending time with her family. Halloween was an- other favorite holiday that she shared with her twin Joanie, the two delighted in making their own costumes and entering costume con- tests every year. Most of her working life, she worked as a bartender. One bar in particular where she worked was at the Longbranch in La Grande. Jeanie adored spending time with her grandchil- dren and great-grandchil- dren, she loved them very much. They truly lit up her life and she was always talking about them. Jeanie was loved by many family and friends and will be sorely missed. Her beautiful smile and laugh will forever be in our hearts. She was preceded in death by her parents Wil- liam Thomas McClaughry and Virginia Aue:brother David McClaughry; her twin sister Joanie Mc- Claughry. Jeanie is survived by her daughter Brandi and her husband John Loebs- Marguerite Pike Marguerite Pike, 78, of Union, Oregon died Tues- day December 20, 2017 at her home in Union with her sister by her side. A Memorial Service was held Friday January 6, 2017, 4 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Cove, Oregon. Marguerite was born in Manchester, New Hamp- shire to parents Victor and Hope Pike on March 22, 1939. During her youth, she was educated in New York, Indiana and Wis- consin. She loved photog- raphy, especially when it came to taking pictures of wildlife. Marguerite also had an interest in the medi- cal ﬁeld which she pursued with great zest. She attained her Reg- istered Nursing degree in Hinsdale, Illinois and received her Masters in Medical Surgical Nurs- ing from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, James A. Attaway Chaves said that the down side is that one State employee in that position costs twice as much as one of his performing the same job here. He said, “Our efﬁciency was consistently signiﬁ- cantly higher...Financially, it doesn’t make sense. From an effectiveness perspective, is it better to have 60 people in ﬁve different ofﬁces, or, all in one group? And, we have a proven track record.” For the ﬁrst seven of the ten years Chaves provided call center services for the State, his company, which he operates with his wife, Kathleen, was the premium billing agent for OHP, which means that Chaves sent out the bills, received the premiums, deposited those in the State’s ac- count, etc. With the execution of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” and former Governor John Kitzhaber’s involvement, Chaves said, that function ended, since the premiums were no longer required, and OHA was then formed. During the last Or- egon Legislative session, Chaves said, lawmakers made the decision to have DHS start performing many of the functions that were normally handled by OHA, including call center services. This, coupled with major changes in key State management personnel, contributed to the disorga- nization, and the ensuing issues, Chaves said. “I’m comfortable with saying that the key deci- sion makers all understood what they were doing—as far as the dollar costs, our effectiveness—in fact, even on the call where they said they weren’t going to continue (with the con- tract), they said, ‘Every- body around here knows you guys did a great job.’ The question is, if we’re doing a great job, and cost half as much, why aren’t we continuing?” Chaves said that, even with the possibility of the call center services now being performed by several hundred union employees in the Salem-based facil- ity (he didn’t conﬁrm the number), “Give us some- thing else—that’s not all those people are doing... There are many things the call center responds to, besides eligibility.” Chaves said he plans to pursue contracts in the private sector now, since he believes there’s more stability there, though he will assess the possibility of a government contract, if the opportunity arises. “I think that merit, efﬁciency, and cost are factors in the government world, but, I don’t think they’re the primary factors, in Salem, right now. Whether it ( the call center work) goes west, or stays east, it’s a union thing now.” Chaves now has 20 employees, with above- minimum wages and full beneﬁts—down from a previous total of 80—in- volved in work such as elections reports in ﬁve different states, and soft- ware applications services for small- and medium- size City and County governments in Oregon. Chaves Consulting is the prime contractor for the Oregon Records Manage- ment Solution, and the managing general partner and half-owner of Synergy Data Center & Services, in the Baker Tower building, Chaves said. Whether this issue sur- faces as a political one or not in the future, he’s been in regular contact with legislators, including Con- gressman Greg Walden, who strongly supports Chaves’ project, Chaves said (Walden had met in- person here with Chaves to discuss the issue). He said that this is the ﬁrst issue he’s encountered of this type. The end to the contract means there is a far- reaching effect on the local economy, Chaves said, since the loss could be multiplied many times. Chaves said, “We weren’t doing this for the proﬁt—our proﬁt margin on the call center was pretty low. We were doing Union, 1939-2017 Baker City, 1921-2017 Lt. Col. James A. At- taway, USAF, Ret., of Baker City, Oregon passed away on December 18, 2017 in Boise, Idaho at the age of 96. A Graveside Service will be held in Spring 2018 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Baker City, Oregon. Jim was born on May 29, 1921 in Phoenix, Arizona to Albert and Bessie (McCulley) Attaway. He attended high school in Bellﬂower, California and graduated in 1939. He then attended Fullerton Ju- nior College where he re- ceived cadet pilot training, graduating in 1941. Jim also obtained pilot training for B-24s and B-17s in the United States Air Force. Jim married Rosemary Cravens on August 17, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan. On October 30, 1941, at 20 years old, Jim became an ofﬁcial United States Air Force pilot. He ﬂew B- 17s over Europe. His B-17 was “Black Heart.” Jim ﬂew 25 missions in World War II. On one of his missions, Jim and his crew were to drop bombs on a target. When they got to their target, for some unknown reason, they were alone without backup. They dropped the bombs, hit their target and headed home. They encountered several German ﬁghter planes and two of their engines were shot out and a waste gunner was killed. When they landed safely back at the base, they real- ized how lucky they were to be alive. On examina- tion of the plane Jim real- ized he had a 20 millimeter shell sitting under his seat, inches from taking his life. Also, there was an explo- sive device lodged beneath the plane that failed to ex- plode. Jim’s family thanks him for his service and thanks God for protecting him. Jim retired from the United States Air Force af- ter 20 years of service. He then worked for the FAA Flight Service at Baker Airport and retired after 20 years. He loved golf and played with the guys twice per week until he was 90 years old. He was a member of the Nazarene Church, Elks, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Jim is survived by his daughter, Cathy Blankin- ship of Baker City, Or- egon; son, John Attaway of Boise, Idaho; and daughter, Susan Cassidy of Baker City, Oregon. He is also survived by six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Bessie Attaway; his wife, Rosemary C. Attaway; and his son, Danny S. Attaway. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rachel Pregnancy Center-Baker City through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814. To light a candle in memory of Jim, or to leave a condolence for the family, please visit: www. grayswestco.com. it to create jobs here, and to give people a chance to prove themselves, and to excel.” He pointed to two signs attached to the front of his desk. Within a blue circle, one reads “Kindness Patience Accuracy,” and the other one, within a red, prohibi- tion sign-type circle, reads “Drama Gossip Blame.” He said, “That kind of work environment is what motivated these people to excel.” The end to the contract means there is a local economic loss that can be multiplied many times, Chaves said. “If they want to have an impact anywhere in rural Oregon, they should take all of the call centers they have with every State agency, and put them into the private sector, around rural Oregon. “That would make a big- ger difference in economic development than anything else I can think of,” he concluded.