Russel A. Hunt
Russel Alec Hunt, 67, of Summerville, died Nov. 9, 2018. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. May 18 at the Baker City Christian Church.
Known as Russ, he was born April 20, 1951, in Ritzville, Washington, to Ross and Violet (Geddes) Hunt. They moved to Haines when Russ was 11. He was active in Boy Scouts and was awarded Eagle Scout in 1966. Russ graduated from Baker High School in 1969, and in 1970 he joined the U.S. Navy, completing 5-1/2 years of service as a Navy musician.
Russ married Sharon McLean in 1974, and the marriage was dissolved within a year. He married Joan Bagley McClure in 1975. They moved to Haines and a son, Daniel, was born in 1977. The marriage was dissolved in 1996.
In 1988, Russ completed bachelor degrees in both nursing and psychology from OHSU and Eastern Oregon University. He returned to the Navy, commissioning into the Naval Officer Corps as a nurse, and retired as a lieutenant commander in 2003.
Russ earned a master’s degree in nursing in 1991. From 1991 to 1997, he taught for OHSU on the EOU campus and was also a student adviser. He worked in community mental health in Harney, Lake, Baker and Umatilla counties and began a part-time, then full-time, private practice. Russ scaled that back for four years to provide psychiatric care for the VA Clinic in La Grande, then retired from federal service in 2013 and returned to private practice full-time.
In 2002, Russ married Anita Enneberg. They did everything together. Russ loved his family and friends and his work. He loved playing music, flying his airplane, hunting and fishing, and talking to people about the Lord.
Russ was a long-time member of the National Association for Rural Mental Health. In more recent years, being a member of the Navy Musicians Association reconnected him with shipmates from long ago. He was a member of the Elgin Christian Church.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Anita Hunt of Summerville; sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Joy Hunt of Elgin, Ross Kemp of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Lane and Katrina Kemp of Biloxi, Mississippi; brothers, Eugene Hunt and wife, Rhea, and Robert Hunt; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Violet Hunt, and a brother, Daniel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cove Christian Camp, The Blue Yesterdays or the Navy Musicians Association in care of Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City 97814.
Blake M. Hines
Blake M. Hines, 1, of La Grande, died May 4 at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. May 18 t the La Grande Church of Christ. An obituary is forthcoming. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Virginia Thompson, 77, of La Grande, died May 6 at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. An obituary is forthcoming. Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center.
Michael ‘Todd’ Silva
Michael “Todd” Silva, 51, of La Grande, died May 6 at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt Cremations & Funeral Services of Walla Walla.
John A. Boie
John A. Boie, 60, of La Grande, died May 7. An obituary is forthcoming. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory will be handling the arrangements.
Ruth Charlene Andrews
February 17, 1955 - April 16, 2019
Ruth Charlene Andrews, 64, of La Grande, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at her home, with her family by her side. A celebration of life for Ruth will be held on June 1, 2019 at 4 pm at the home of Joanne Fuhrman at 308 S. Warren in Monmouth, Oregon.
Ruth was born on February 17, 1955 in Escondido, California to Lowell and Donna (McIntosh) Fuhrman. Ruth resided in Escondido, California and attended San Marcos High School in San Marcos, CA. In 1978, Ruth moved to La Grande, Oregon. Ruth worked many years as a baker at Safeway then she moved on to become a caretaker for over 14 years. Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family, baking, gardening, camping and scrapbooking. Ruth especially enjoyed spending time with her two children and two grandchildren.
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Donna Grogan and son-in-law Travis of Aloha and daughter-in-law Sarah Urbanski Andrews of Hillsboro, 2 grandchildren, Kiearah and Brendyn; sisters Joanne Fuhrman and Susan (Fuhrman) Armon, brothers David Fuhrman and Walter Fuhrman, and lots nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Andrews and parents, Lowell and Donna Fuhrman.
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