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THURSDAY, JUNE 30,2016
Sept. 1919 - June 2016
Charlotte Thompson, 96, of Haines died
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at her residence. A
funeral service was held on Saturday, June 25,
2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
In order to give our staff
Saints in Baker City. Committal took place in the
and their families some
Union Cemetery in Union, Ore.
Charlotte was bom in Cardston, Alberta, Canada on September 2,1919 much-deserved time to
to Benjamin and Dora (Davis) Marsden. She married Trever Thompson
on June 29, 1936 in Cardston, Alberta and they were married for 60 enjoy the 4th of July holi
years before Trever's passing. Charlotte was a wonderful housewife and day, there will be no
spent10 years as a Practical Nurse at the Hot Lake Nursing Center in
paper delivery next
Being a wonderful wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great and great Thursday, July 7. We
great grandmother were accomplishments She was proud of and her hope you will understand.
family loved her deeply for. Charlotte found joy in spending time with
From all of us at the
her grandkids, sewing, crocheting, and reading. She was also a proud
member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church in Record Courier, we wish
. Sfieis survived by her brother Nophe Marsden of Vancouver, Wash., you a wonderful add safe
per daughters Treva Ethel Costen of Bremerton, Wash., Charlene Dora Independence Day!
Gordon of Baker City, Benita Gail Nielson of Pocatello, Idaho, Linda
EaRue Holt of Burley, Idaho, Jonetta Opal Sarman of Nampa, Idaho,
Venice Arley of Elgin, Ore., Penny Renee Okelberry of Grande Island,
New York, her sons Terrance Zane Thompson of Elgin, and Brent Ernest
Thompson of Haines. She is also survived by 41 grandchildren, 91
great-grandchildren, and 52 great-great grandchildren.
¿Charlotte is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Trever
Billy McCauley - Placement
Thompson, three brothers, two sisters, and numerous others.
and interment of the urn will
¿Memorial contributions may be made to the Chelsie Thompson Fund
be held at 11 a.m., on
(¿for the ongoing medical care of Chelsie Thompson) through Gray's
Friday, July 15, at Mt. Hope
West & Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR
Cemetery in Baker City. At
To light a candle or leave a condolence for Charlotte, please visit:
1:00 p.m., friends are invited
to join the family for a potluck
barbeque at the home of Alan
McCauley. Online condo
lences may be shared
Wayne William “Bill” Bird
Wayne William "Bill" Bird, 85, of Halfway, passed away at his home
on Saturday, June 25, 2016.
On Friday, July 1, at 11 a.m., there will be a festive walk to celebrate
his life beginning from the cemetery gate and it will proceed to his
gravesite. At Bill’s request, "When the Saints Go Marching In" will be
played and all will be invited to sing along.
Friends are invited to join the family for a potluck reception at the
Halfway Lions Hall immediately following the graveside service. Those
wishing to make a memorial donation may do so to OHSU Parkinson's
or to the Pine Haven Cemetery Beautification Fund through Tami's Pine
Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Service, P.O. Box 543 Halfway, OR
97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalley-
Feb. 1983-June 2016
A memorial service and celebration of life wjll
be held for Jade on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at 11
a.m. at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church in
Halfway, Ore. Interment will follow at Pine Haven
Cemetery. Following the placement, you are invited to join the family for
a potluck reception at the Halfway Lions Hall.
Jade Elizabeth Peer Simpson was bom on February 8,1983. Until the
past four years, Jade had lived her entire life in Halfway. Jade went to
Halfway Elementary School until the 6th grade. She then attended Rich
land Elementary where she made a lot of new friends through the 8th
grade. She enjoyed playing softball during her school years.
Jade graduated from Pine Eagle High School, where she enjoyed being
a cheerleader and playing softball. Jade loved being on Rodeo Court. She
was a princess for the Haines Stampede, the princess and queen of the
Hells Canyon Jr. Rodeo, as well as a princess and queen of the Baker
County Fair and Rodeo. Jade always loved meeting new people and mak
ing new friends. She also enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors.
During high school, she worked at the Halfway Motel where she contin
ued to work after graduation. Jade also worked at the Halfway Bowling
Alley and the Hells Canyon Inn.
In the fall of2002, Jade was in a bad car accident which left her .with a
traumatic brain injury. She worked hard and fought harder to again walk
and talk. She persevered to overcome her injuries.
Jade had a beautiful daughter, Gracie Faye, who was bom on February
19, 2006. Gracie died seven weeks later from complications of the rare
CMV Virus. This was very hard on Jade, but she again found the strength
to overcome the grief.
Jade worked part-time cleaning paint brushes for a paint crew. She started
going to church and losing weight, gaining confidence and strength in her
On Thanksgiving of 2011, Jade met Lance and they began a whirlwind
of adventures. They had a beautiful wedding in 2014, and continued on
new adventures every chance they got. Jade and Lance died together on
June 10,2016, in Utah. Lance had been employed there since December
Jade was a tenacious, funny, red-headed spitfire, who in her blessed stub
bornness was able to overcome many obstacles in her life. She had a fire
in her heart for those she loved. We will miss her dearly.
Jade was preceded in death by her Grandma Grace Ritter, baby Gracie
Faye, brother Josh Peer and her husband, Lance Simpson.
Jade is survived by her father, Roger and his wife Beth Peer; sister, An-
nalisa Peer; brother, Addison Peer; mother, Melody and her husband, Tom
Huff; brother, Jacob Huff; and her four- legged cat, Cloudy; and many,
many other family and friends.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of
Jade, the family suggests the nonprofit Creating Memories (for children
with disability/ability have an opportunity to fish, hunt, and camp) through
Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 543,
Halfway, Oregon, 97834. Online condolences may be shared
The $500 Vivan Crawford
Memorial Scholarship has
been awarded to Madison
Madison plans to
University where she will
major in Biology. She wants
to further her education by
pursuing a doctorate in Op
Madison is a 2016 graduate
and Salutatorian of Baker
High School. She played
varsity golf and volleyball.
She was also active in the
Future Business Leaders of
American and the National
The Vivan Crawford Memo
rial Scholarship was estab
lished by Ken Crawford,
Vivan’s P.E.O. Chapter CJ
sisters, and friends.
teacher for 25 years, Vivan
was always interested in
promoting education. This
fund honors her memory.
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Photo by MJ Guyer
Barb Gloden (left) and Karen Skeen were on hand to show open
house visitors the kittens and cats available for adoption through
New Hope for Eastern Oregon Animals.
There is no doubt about it; kittens are cute. Last Saturday, New
Hope for Eastern Oregon Animals hosted a lot of cute when it
publicly debuted its new feline shelter, better known as, “The
Located at the home of known animal advocate, Karen Skeen,
locals streamed in during the open house to see first-hand the
brightly colored, climate-controlled, safe environment that 12
kittens and five cats currently call home.
“We initially had an area over at the Leo Brookshire building,
but we had no electricity and other amenities needed to keep
them there, particularly as it got colder,” said Skeen
As luck would have it, Skeen was checking out a garage sale
and happened upon a supply shed that someone no longer
needed. “I knew right away I had to have it.”
The original building sported many of the same festive colors
that today give it a signature look. Following a few modifications
that included outdoor access to a safe kennel, climbing appara
tus, lots of kitty beds, the The Catty Shack was open for business.
To date, the more than 150 cats and kittens have spent time there
waiting to be adopted.
Recently, 15 kittens brought to Skeen were transported to the
Oregon Humane Society for adoption. Within two days, six had
already found homes. Many of these kittens had been waiting for
homes in the local area for two months.
Skeen shared that they work closely with the Oregon Humane
Society, who has an extensive network in the metropolitan area
where adoption demand it high. ‘We don’t euthanize so we have
to work very hard with all our partners to get these little ones a
“Our.numbers in town. (Baker City) have been showing a
decline, but our rural numbers have really climbed up there,” said
Skeen. “We can’t stress enough to everyone who has a cat how
important it is to spay and neuter them.”
New Hope for Eastern Oregon Animals is a volunteer, non-profit
If you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten, you are encour
aged to call New Hope at (541) 403-2710 or Karen Skeen at 541-
523-6863. There is an adoption fee of $35 which includes the
feline’s first shots, worming and the cost of spay or neuter.
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Robert E. Knox, Jr.
The Catty Shack Gives Love and
Hope for Baker County Felines
M ichael R ushton , DPM
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Robert E. Knox Jr., 82, Baker City, died on Monday, June 27, 2016, at
St. Alphonsus Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 2, at 11 a.m., at the Harvest
Church in Baker City. Vault interment will follow at Mt. Hope
Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m., on Friday, July 1, at Coles
Tribute Center. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in his
memory may direct them to; Friends of The NRA, Best Friends, or the
Eastern Oregon Mining Association. This may be done thru Coles Tribute
Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. If you would like to light
a candle in memory of Mr. Knox, please visit www.colestributecenter.com.
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