Obituaries for the day of April 20, 2012

By Observer Upload April 20, 2012 12:36 pm
Sedlacek, Winter





April 20 — Jerry Klinglesmith, viewing, 4 to 6 p.m., Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center

April 21 — Jerry Klinglesmith, funeral, 11 a.m., Daniels-Knopp; burial, Grandview Cemetery

April 22 — Genevie Wells, viewing, 2 to 3 p.m., Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center

April 23 — Genevie Wells, celebration of life, 11 a.m., Harvester’s Church of the Nazarene, Elgin

April 27 — Dot Ann Ricker, celebration of life service, 2 p.m., Loveland Funeral Chapel



Virginia L. Sedlacek

Baker City



Virginia Lee Sedlacek, 67, of Baker City, died April 17 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel. A potluck gathering will follow at the VFW Hall.

Virginia was born March 16, 1945, to Ray O. and Grace L. (Thomas) Maxwell in Fresno, Calif. She loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping. She loved spending time with her family.

She loved her pets Sport, Junior and Tammy.

Virginia is survived by her life partner, Jon Hall of Baker City; and children, Howard McMurdo of Nevada, Mike Hall of Arizona, Misty Hall, Mandy Hall, Michelle and Andy Kendal, Matt, Kasey Hall and Marc Hall, all of La Grande; sisters, Gerry, Judy and Carol; and a nephew. She had lots of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Foundation through Grays West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.



Mae A. Winter

La Grande


Mae A. Winter, 86, of La Grande, died peacefully April 16 at the home of her daughter in Pueblo, Colo. 

She and her husband, Robert Winter, lived in La Grande for 30 years. She moved to Colorado to be near family three months ago.

She was preceded in death by husband, Robert Winter; and grandson, Bob Fetty.

She made angels for people that they treasure.

She is survived by daughter Vicki (Charles) Fetty; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.


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