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Emma Pauline "Polly" Nicely

April 8, 2018

Emma Pauline Nicely (Polly) passed away on April 8, 2018 at the age of 91.

Polly was born on May 25, 1926 in Trimble, Colorado to Clare Ellen and James Shelby Griffin.

She worked at Baker Bowl for over 20 years and was loved by all her customers.  People would see her in the grocery store and say “Hi Granny”.  She would saw, “I don’t know who that is, but I must have cooked them lunch!”

Polly was a proud member of the American Legion, Eagles, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Rebekah’s.

She was preceded in death by her husband Phil O. Nicely Jr; daughter Caroline Kay and her sons Bob and Phillip.

Polly is survived by her daughter Monty; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Polly lived a long life. Some of it was hard and some of it was really good.  The smile never left her face and she always knew there was something new coming around the corner.

She will be missed by many. A private ceremony will be held at the family ranch in Baker City, Oregon.

For those who would like to make a memorial donation in Polly’s honor the family suggests either the American Legion, Eagles, Veterans of Foreign Wars or the Rebekah’s through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97814. On line condolences may be shared at

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