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2A — BAKER CITY HERALD
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019
L OCAL B RIEFING
Friends of Baker Heritage
Museum fall meeting Oct. 24
B AKER C OUNTY C ALENDAR
FRIDAY, OCT. 18
■ Live Music by Keith Taylor: Ragtime piano, 4:30 p.m. to
5:30 p.m., Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, 2020 Auburn
Ave.; no charge; continues most Fridays.
MONDAY, OCT. 21
■ Baker School Board: 6 p.m., Council chambers at City
Hall, 1655 First St.; date moved from usual third Thursday;
the Board will tour the District bus barn at 5 p.m. and meet
in executive (closed to the public) session at 5:40 p.m. at
TUESDAY, OCT. 22
■ Baker City Council: 7 p.m., City Hall, 1655 First St.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23
■ Baker City Farmers Market: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
Downtown at the Court Avenue Plaza; last market of the
FRIDAY, NOV. 1
■ First Friday Art Shows: Baker City art galleries are open
late to showcase the month’s new artwork; opening times
vary between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Crossroads Carnegie
Art Center, Peterson’s Gallery and others.
T URNING B ACK THE P AGES
50 YEARS AGO
from the Democrat-Herald
October 17, 1969
NEW YORK — The fi lm “Paint Your Wagon” fi lmed on lo-
cation near Baker, Ore., was premiered Wednesday night.
25 YEARS AGO
from the Baker City Herald
October 17, 1994
Baker County will receive $1,429,663.58 as its share of
about $115 million in interim payments from National for-
est lands for fi scal 1994.
10 YEARS AGO
from the Baker City Herald
October 16, 2009
Rather than stress about getting the fl u, Pattie Burrows
is encouraging everyone to take steps to prevent getting
“Prevention’s the key,” said Burrows, the infection con-
trol nurse at St. Elizabeth Health Services in Baker City.
Her advice is simple: Wash your hands a lot, and stay
home if you feel sick.”
ONE YEAR AGO
from the Baker City Herald
October 19, 2018
On Wednesday the Baker County commissioners ap-
proved a change order increasing the cost of remodeling
the Baker County Event Center by $36,985.
The increase amounts to almost 10 percent of the
$346,452 contract the county awarded to Sid Johnson and
Company on Sept. 5.
A majority of the additional money — $23,000 — will
pay to install a new metal fascia at the building, the for-
mer National Guard armory that’s part of the Fairgrounds
at 2600 East St.
That money was not included in the contract because
commissioners had been given two different options
at a previous meeting: buy new fascia for the project or
salvage and reuse the existing fascia.
When the estimate for reusing the existing material
came in at $26,362, commissioners, who had been aware
that a change order would be needed, chose the less
expensive option of buying new fascia.
The remaining amount of the change order will be used
for a variety of different changes that were recommended
by the Baker County Fair Board.
All three commissioners voted to approve the change
O REGON L OTTERY
MEGABUCKS, Oct. 16
2 — 3 — 23 — 30 — 37 — 47
Next jackpot: $4.4 million
POWERBALL, Oct. 16
1 — 5 — 25 — 63 — 67 PB 3
Next jackpot: $110 million
WIN FOR LIFE, Oct. 16
32 — 40 — 64 — 65
PICK 4, Oct. 17
• 1 p.m.: 4 — 6 — 7 — 6
• 4 p.m.: 5 — 3 — 9 — 8
• 7 p.m.: 8 — 9 — 5 — 1
• 10 p.m.: 1 — 6 — 7 — 8
LUCKY LINES, Oct. 17
Next jackpot: $22,000
S ENIOR M ENUS
■ MONDAY: Breaded chicken strips, potato and gravy, mixed
vegetables, bread, cottage cheese with fruit, cookies
■ TUESDAY: Beef enchilada casserole, Spanish rice, refried
beans, fruit cup, bread pudding
Public luncheon at the Senior Center, 2810 Cedar St., 11:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; $4.50 donation (60 and older), $6.75 for
those under 60.
place during the second hour of the
Sunday meetings. The Columbia River
The general fall meeting for the
Temple at Richland, Washington, will
Friends of Baker Heritage Museum is set once again be open starting Oct. 22. The
for Oct. 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Meridian Temple at Meridian, Idaho, is
the Museum, 2480 Grove St.
open as well.
For those interested in researching
LDS church schedule set,
family history, The Church of Jesus
geneaology library open
Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Family
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- History Center (genealogy library) at
day Saint’s “Come Follow Me” lesson
2625 Hughes Lane is open to the public
for the week of Oct. 21-27 will be based Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. to
on 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalo-
4 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays
nians. It will focus on preparing for the from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday
second coming of Christ. Members of the evenings from 5:30 to 8:30. The library
congregation will be the speakers for the is open to anyone wishing to work on
family history. Genealogists are on hand
Sunday School meetings will take
to help. There is no charge.
1668 Resort St.
Open Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Jayson Jacoby, editor
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The annual St. Francis Turkey Din-
ner is scheduled Sunday, Nov. 3.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for
Two meal sessions are scheduled.
The fi rst starts at 2 p.m. and a second
will begin at 4 p.m. at St. Francis par-
ish hall, 2235 First St.
The meal includes roast turkey,
dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy,
green beans, fruit salad and home-
made pumpkin pie with whipped
Tickets are available from Jody
Colton by calling 541-519-0162 or the
parish offi ce at 541-523-4521.
Baker City, 1927-2019
Elizabeth Ann Huntington Peyron, 92,
of Baker City crossed the great divide
peacefully on Oct. 11, 2019,
wrapped in a blanket of
love woven by the loving
care of her daughters,
support of Hospice, wise
counsel of Dr. Lamb and
the dedicated team at
Memory Lane. What a
great journey! Thank you
A celebration of her life will take
place on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m.
at the Baker City Christian Church,
675 Highway 7. Friends are invited to
join the family immediately following
for lunch, a time to mingle and to share
Liz was born in 1927 at Eugene to
McKinley “Mac” and Eleanor Hunting-
ton. She was the second of two children
with her sister, Mary Lundin, preceding
her in death.
At birth Liz lost her mother, Eleanor,
and a twin sister. She and her sister
were cared for by their father’s sister
in the Yoncalla area while their father
worked on the family farm.
In 1939, Mac and the two girls moved
to Twickenham, 17 miles south of Fossil,
where Mac’s father had a homestead.
Mary and Liz helped herd their father’s
sheep and turkeys, tend to the garden
and house chores during the summer
and boarded in Fossil during the school
year. The importance of getting an
education was instilled in the girls early.
Mac was a 1919 graduate of Oregon
State University (OSU) and Eleanor
graduated from nursing school and
served in World War I where Mac and
When her sister Mary graduated from
Fossil High School and left for OSU, Liz
spent her high school years working for
room and board in Portland and San Le-
andro, California, returning to Portland
to graduate from Jefferson High School.
At the 1944 Fourth of July picnic in
Twickenham, the summer Liz gradu-
ated, doors opened that would set the
direction of her life. It was war time,
money was scarce, and she knew she
wanted to go on to school but had no
resources. A neighbor girl mentioned
she was starting nurses training at The
Dalles with the Cadet Nurses Corps,
which trained nurses for the war effort.
Liz applied, her dad sold some chickens
to buy her a bus ticket and she began
her three-year training in Baker City.
Liz graduated from the St. Elizabeth
Nursing School in 1947. Seventeen
students started and six graduated. The
training from the nuns was rigorous and
challenging. The six graduates forged
friendships that lasted their lifetime.
Mary Margaret Hansen spearheaded
annual gatherings, which included
Sue Morrisey, Elsie Cornelius, Barbara
Caldwell and Liz.
During her nursing school days,
she met Gaston (George) Peyron. He
proposed by asking Liz, “Would you like
to raise cattle and kids?” They married
on the Bride and Groom Radio Show in
Anaheim, California, on Dec. 31, 1947,
and proceeded to have fi ve children.
They lived and worked together with
Gaston’s parents, Henry and Louise, on
the ranch homesteaded in 1917 in the
Sunnyslope area. In June 1955 they
traveled to Hermosillo, Mexico, to work
with an Army buddy of Gaston’s who
managed a large plantation growing
various crops. Gaston was bit by a mos-
quito six weeks after arriving and died
three days later from encephalitis, July
Liz, at the age of 27, was grateful to
be employable with her nursing degree,
because she now had the responsibil-
ity for four daughters, 6 months old
to 6 years old. She worked fi rst for Dr.
Fillmore at his clinic in Baker. In 1959
the family moved to La Grande where
she worked at St. Joseph Hospital. From
there in 1966 the family moved to Port-
land where Liz completed a Bachelor of
Science degree in Nursing. She worked
in Oregon City as a public health nurse
for several years.
Liz’s primary goal was to get her four
girls raised while instilling in them
values of resourcefulness, curiosity and
learning. After the last one graduated
from high school, she married back into
the Peyron family to William (Pete) in
Liz stepped back into the ranching life
with Pete and they enjoyed the fruits of
their labors. Many special friendships
linger to this day. Liz was known for her
green thumb, her love of gardening, her
ability to turn alkali soil into something
productive as well as her warm and gen-
erous hospitality. Fresh sourdough bread
and a bowl of hot homemade soup are
remembered by many. She was sensitive
to the needs of others and often ex-
tended a helping hand to family, friends,
acquaintances and even strangers.
Liz loved to travel, designing trips
for her and Pete throughout the U.S.
Traveling abroad was a lifetime dream
which she accomplished visiting many
Liz was into “health food” and “recy-
cling” long before it was mainstream and
she was one of the original members of
the Baker Food Coop. With local artist
Terri Axness’s coaching, her artistic
tendencies thrived. She was a part of
the weekly Monday painting group
with Terri for years and a supporter of
Crossroads. At the corner of Sunnyslope
Road and the Richland Highway her
birdhouses and fl owers, especially hol-
lyhocks, were an ongoing landmark.
Liz’s dedication to her faith was a
pillar in her life and the source of many
enduring friendships. It supported and
comforted her through the many chal-
lenges she faced.
Pete passed away in 2004 after a 15-
year health challenge. Liz cared for him
lovingly at home till the end. As her own
health declined, in 2015 she sold the
remainder of the ranch and moved into
Meadowbrook Place and later Memory
Lane, where she enjoyed being free of
worry and responsibility after a lifetime
of hard work and care of others.
Survivors include daughters, Rayna
Peyron, Pam Peyron and Laurie Solisz
(Larry); four grandchildren, Sara Co-
thren, Teri Cothren (Christine Mojica),
Philip Solisz and Nicolas Solisz (Heath-
er); and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her
husbands, Gaston and Pete; her son,
Henry Peyron; and her daughter, Nancy
Random Acts of Kindness were a
hallmark of Liz’s life. If you experienced
a random act of kindness from Liz, her
family would be delighted if you could
share or offer your condolences at www.
tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com. If you
would like to do something in memory of
Liz, the family encourages you do what
Liz did and let the ripple continue by
passing on a random act of kindness.
Formerly of Baker City, 1930-2019
Thomas G. Nichols, 88, a former
Baker City resident, died Aug. 27, 2019,
at his home in Springfi eld, Oregon, after
an extended illness.
His memorial service was Oct. 12 at
the Baker City Christian Church.
Tom was born on Dec. 3, 1930, to
Ulwin and Elsie Nichols. He grew up
in Baker and loved the surrounding
mountains where he spent years fi shing,
hunting, hiking and camping.
In 1948, he married his wife, Berna-
dine, and they were blessed with four
children, Doug, Dan, Terry and Cindi.
He was employed by Safeway for 13
years at which time he resigned his as-
sistant manager position and moved his
family back to Baker where he fi nished
his working career as a union carpenter.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years,
Bernadine; his sons, Doug and his
wife, Marilyn, of Sandy, Dan and his
wife, Mary, of Hillsboro, and Terry of
Springfi eld; his son-in-law, Rick Spriet of
Springfi eld; his brother and sister-in-law,
Gary and Kitty Nichols of Vancouver,
Washington, and his sisters-in-law, Mil-
dred Peterson of Baker City and Fern
Beck of Portland; eight grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren; and
many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his
mother and father, and by his daughter,
Memorial contributions can be made
to St. Jude Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas
Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
N EWS OF R ECORD
Casey Ingalls: A celebration
of Casey’s life and memorial ser-
C ONTACT THE H ERALD
St. Francis annual turkey
dinner planned on Nov. 3
1809 1st Street, Baker City
FRI & SAT: (4:00) 6:50, 9:30
SUN: (4:00) 6:50 MON-THURS: 6:50
DOUBLE TAP R
FRI & SAT: (4:10) 7:00, 9:35
SUN: (4:10) 7:00 MON-THURS: 7:00
vice will take place Saturday, Oct.
19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. PDT
at the Maxgiving Center, 7225
W. Franklin Road in Boise, with
a reception to follow. Memorial
contributions can be made to a
charity of one’s choice through
Please Help Us Help Others
YOU can make a difference!
Donations Needed Now
- Receiving Blankets
- Baby Hygiene Products
- Diapers & Pull-ups
- Laundry Detergent
- Potty Chairs
- Tests & Referrals
- Parenting Classes
- Bible Study
- Delivery of Supplies
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SUN: (4:20) 7:10 MON-THURS: 7:10
Open Wed, Thurs, & Fri 9 am - 5 pm
(closed for lunch)
( )Bargain Matinee
Show Times: 541-523-2522
Offi ce: 541-523-5439
Rachel Pregnancy Center
2192 Court • 541-523-5357
Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home
& Cremation Service, P.O. Box
543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Andy Dean Dennis: There
will be a celebration of his life
Saturday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. at
the Elkhorn Baptist Church, 3520
Birch St. To light a candle for
Andy or to leave a condolence
for the family, go to www.grays
Baker City Police
DRIVING WHILE OPERATOR’S
VOKED (Misdemeanor): William
Francis Simpson IV, 49, of 3307
Place St., 5:02 a.m. Wednesday,
in the 1100 block of Campbell
Street; jailed and later released
STATE PAROLE BOARD WAR-
RANT: Tyler Joseph Anders, 30,
of Baker City, 10:41 a.m. Thurs-
day, in the 1000 block of Walnut
New Hope for Eastern Oregon Animals
Saturday, October 26th
2810 Cedar Street, Baker City
Spaghetti Dinner at 6 pm, followed by Auction
Tickets $15 adults, $12 youth age 12 & under
Tickets available at Betty’s Books
Proceeds benefi t Powder Pals dog &
Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Programs
Questions? Call 541-403-2710