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Ida Grace Hicks of Baker City, died on September 23, 2018, at her home. A Memorial Service will be held at the Missouri Flat Grange on October 6th at 2:00 pm, with Pastor John Goodyear officiating. The family asks that those attending contribute desserts and side dishes to a potluck celebration in Grace’s Honor.
Grace was born December 14, 1926, in Denlow, Missouri to Adolphus and Luella Smith and was one of 10 children. She married Raymond Hicks on June 22, 1946. They were married for 64 years until his death in 2010.
The two started their marriage in Missouri, eventually heading west to John Day, Unity and then settled in Baker City. The couple had four children – Lynn, Patricia, David and Douglas, which brought four grandchildren including Gene, Annelle, William and Amanda, followed by three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Austin, and Stella Grace.
Grace was truly a unique woman, well known for her spunk and sass. Also, Grace was a well-respected quilter with a keen eye for color and design. She enjoyed shopping for fabric at Quilts Plus in Halfway, Oregon. She played a major role in the Baker City Quilt Club, winning many awards and volunteering her time at the annual Miner’s Jubilee Quilt Show. Grace was key in coordinating the making and distribution of quilts for service members overseas. She worked at Cut Rate Market and The Merc for numerous years, always making customers feel welcome.
Grace’s husband Raymond and son Lynn predeceased her. She is survived by her children – Patricia, David and Douglas, grandchildren, great children and her closest friend, Joanne Thomson.
For those who wish to make a Memorial contribution, they can be made to the Missouri Flat Grange through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO Box 543, Halfway, Oregon 97834. On line condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com