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Lucille Hermsen

June 7, 2019
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Lucille Hermsen, 93, of Baker City, died Friday, June 7, 2019 at Juniper Meadows in Baker City.  A traditional funeral service will be held Friday, June 14~11a.m at the Agape Christian Church (650 Hwy7). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception to be held immediately following the interment back at the church.

Lucille was born in Blackfoot, Idaho December 17, 1925 to parents Clarence and Martha Davis. One of 13, she joined siblings, Tex, Melvin, Danny, Stanley, Lee, Ned, Rhea, Doris, Ruby, Jewel, Julie and June. She was raised and educated in Pocatello, Idaho.

Lucille married Gene Hogge in 1942. Together they had 5 children. They later divorced. She then met, Jim Hermsen and they were married in 1965. They enjoyed traveling to Washington D.C., Romania, Hawaii and many other places.

In her early years she worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She later began working as a Topographer for the Wallowa Whitman National Forest which she retired from.  She loved this job because she could work outdoors.

Lucille enjoyed roses and wildflowers, spring and fall, sewing and crafts.  Most of all she loved to study God’s word and to share it.  Lucille was a person of prayer and devotion and would often quote the scripture, “Those who wait upon the Lord will be renewed with strength”.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband Jim Hermsen; son Roger Hogge and daughter Judy Kennedy.

She is survived by sons Lynn and wife Kathy Hogge Of Baker City, Barry and Connie Hogge of Springfield, Or, Mark and Connie Hogge of Adams, OR; brothers, Lee and Ned Davis; sisters Jewel, Julia and June Foster; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren.

For those who would like to make a memorial donation in honor of Lucille the family requests the Opal Foundation (Heart n’ Home Hospice) through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at

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