Hallie Spivey, 87, Of Baker City, died on August 3, 2020 at Ashley Manor with her family at her side. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Hallie was born on January 22, 1933 in the Dalles, OR. She was raised in Pondosa and Big Creek, OR. Hallie attended grade school at Blue Mountain where she rode her horse to and from school. During school, she was both a member of the Rainbow Club and the FFA. She graduated from Union High School in 1951.
Hallie met Henry Spivey at a dance on Christmas Eve in 1950 in Pondosa. They were married on June 30, 1951.
Hallie worked at Neuberger-Hilners, Montgomery Ward, Sears and The Wheeler High School Library. She finished her later years as a manager in a craft store in Pendleton until retirement.
Hallie lived many places throughout her life including Kinzua, Fossil, Burns junction, Basque Camp, Pendleton and back home to Baker City, Izee and Medical Springs.
Hallie enjoyed horseback riding, playing Bunko, sewing and reading. Her favorite color was blue. She adored horses, yellow and red wild roses, picking mushrooms, huckleberrying and the springtime. She also enjoyed painting and was writing memoirs about her life. Most of all she loved being with her family and grandkids. Hallie is lovingly remembered for saying “ If you’re going to cry, I’ll give you something to cry about.”
Hallie was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Ruth Davis; sister Patricia Grove; brother Leon Davis; granddaughter Amber Kristina Wood.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years Henry Spivey of Baker City; daughter Yvonne (Barton) Wood, Lorraine Harrison, and Jeanette (Michael) Miller all of Baker City; son Daryl (Lynn) Spivey of Boise, ID; sister Helen Stanley of Morrow, OR, Donna (Larry) Hack of North Powder, OR; sister in law Marjorie Davis of Bend, OR; 10 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.
For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Hallie the family suggests either the Alzheimer’s Organization or Ashley Manor of Baker City through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
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