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Gordon Dow Wilson 1928-2017

Gordon Dow Wilson passed away Nov. 21. He was a cherished and respected gentleman. Gordon was born April 24, 1928, in Woodburn to L. Dow Wilson and Gladys Wilson. He graduated from Grant Union High School in John Day, and the University of Oregon. He married Joyce Dies Aug. 19, 1951. They were blessed with…

Dwight Kimsey Mims 1936-2017

Dwight Kimsey Mims, 81, passed away Nov. 21, at a hospital in Meridian, Idaho. Dwight was born Oct. 21, 1936, in Ted, Smith County, Miss., to Roy Otis Mims Sr. and Lena Susie (Chisholm) Mims. Dwight’s middle name came from a Mr. Kimsey who was a close friend and neighbor of his parents when they…

Death notice — Wesley Baisley

Wesley Baisley, 88, of Baker City, and formerly of Burns, passed away Dec. 4 at his residence in Beehive Homes in Baker City. A service will be held in Burns at a later date.  Memorial Contributions may be made in honor of Wesley to Boys Town through Grays West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500…

Hilton “Pete” Grisel 1938 – 2017 

Hilton “Pete” Grisel passed away Dec. 1, with family close by his side. Pete was born July 19, 1938. Pete and his three brothers grew up tough in the wilds of Southeastern Oregon, near Lakeview. This led to a self-sufficient man who could make or fix anything with bailing wire and a cigarette. He was…

John Pierre Ebar Sr. 1938-2017

  John Pierre Ebar Sr. passed away Nov. 21. John was born Dec. 18, 1938, in Burns to John and Josephine (Laucirica) Ebar. John spent his entire  life in Burns. He attended Burns schools and graduated from Burns Union High School in 1957. After high school, he attended Oregon State University for one year, and…

Clara L. (Parmele) Cannon 1929-2017

  Clara L. (Parmele) Cannon passed away Nov. 10 at her home in Bend, with family at her side. Clara was born in Taft Dec 3, 1929, to F. G. and Ruby Parmele. Even though she lived many years in Eastern and Central Oregon, her love for the ocean remained constant. After graduating from Burns…

Allan Winfrey Braymen 1933-2017

Allan Winfrey Braymen, 84, a long time Harney County rancher, passed away Nov. 9 at his home on the Braymen Ranch near Burns. Allan was born July 21, 1933, in Page County, Iowa, in the family home at Lone Rock Farm near Shenandoah, Iowa. He was the sixth of 10 children born to Levi Bert…

Pearl Irene (McLaren) Sahlberg 1931-2017

Pearl Irene (McLaren) Sahlberg passed away Oct. 27, with her family and friends at her side. Pearl was born July 26, 1931, at the family ranch on Poison Creek to George (Dewey) and Irene McLaren. When she reached school age, she walked or rode her horse to the Poison Creek School before transferring to Burns…

David E. Judy 1949-2017

  David E. Judy, 67, passed away Sept. 14 at St. Charles Hospital in Bend from complications of kidney disease (ESRD) and lung cancer. David was born Dec. 1, 1949, in Burns, at the old hospital, to Frenchy and Thelma (Erickson) Judy. He was a 1968 graduate of Burns Union High School. He went to…

Albert Lee Deiter 1958-2017

Albert Lee Deiter, 59, was found deceased in his home Oct. 17. Albert was born Jan. 3, 1958, to Eugene and Elaine (Williams) Deiter. He was raised in Burns until his junior year when the family moved to Lovelock, Nev., where he graduated from high school in 1976. He joined the U.S. Navy, becoming a…

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