Della Jean Clelland, 91, of Baker City, Oregon died Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at her home. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 15,2021~ 11 a.m at the Baker City Church of Christ (2533 Church Street).
Della was born April 28th, 1930 in Baker, Oregon. She was raised in Haines and graduated from Baker High School in 1949. Della lived in North Powder, Wingville, Rock Creek, Haines, Prairie City, and Bremerton, Washington, however, since 1960 she has resided in Baker City.
In her early years she worked at a box factory and then later at the St. Elizabeth Nursing Home. Her hardest and favorite job in life was taking care of her home and 6 children.
Della was married 5 times and was never afraid to fall in love. Her life philosophy was “Quesera, Quesera, whatever will be, will be”.
Della enjoyed sewing, reading, crossword puzzles, doodle drawing and working in her yard. Her favorite color was red and she loved any jewelry with bling. Her daughters adored her and they wrote her poems that she cherished. She loved to dance and taught all her daughters how to jitterbug.
Della overcame much strife during her life. She leaves behind a legacy of being generous and giving to all with a loving heart. She never knew a stranger, was a friend to all and will be greatly missed.
Della was preceded in death by her parents Balem and Dorcy Taylor; daughters Debra Wimp and Carol Miller; son in law Dan Couzens; brothers Loring “Jack”, Russell and Howard Taylor; sister Faye Longbrake; her beloved little dog Candy.
She is survived by her sweetheart of 23 years Bob Trumball; daughters LaDonna (Steve) Ritter, Teresa (Dave) English, Linda Couzens, Brenda(Patrick) Carey; 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in honor of Della the family suggests the Billie Ruth Bootsma Fund or the VFW #3048 through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com