Walking On -- Elsie Cummings and Dean Baker Jr.

01.30.2014 Michelle Alaimo Walking On

Elsie Marie (Jeffers) Cummings

May 4, 1933 - Jan. 17, 2014

Tribal Elder Elsie Marie (Jeffers) Cummings, 80, of Lacomb, Ore., passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at her grandson's home in Lebanon.

She was born May 4, 1933, in Eugene to Melvin and Edna (Michaels) Jeffers.

Elsie grew up in the Wolf Creek area near Veneta. She later moved to Redmond where she graduated from high school. She worked as a nurse's assistant while attending college at the Oregon Technical Institute in Klamath Falls, which later became the Oregon Institute of Technology.

She lived in California and Arizona before moving to Lacomb in the late 1960s, where she had lived since.

Elsie worked as a bank teller, housewife and bookkeeper. She later owned and was the president of BGE Construction in Lebanon for many years. She was a member of the Lebanon Elkettes Lodge 1663, the Oregon Tops and the American Legion. She loved to play steel guitar.

She is survived by her sons, Barry Cummings of Lancaster, Calif., and Tony Cummings of Lacomb; daughters, Lori Humphreys and Pauline Porter of Stayton; brother, Ivan Jeffers of Eugene; grandchildren Korby, Larae, Stephanie, Christopher, J, Wade, Logan and Tabatha; and great-grandchildren Hunter, Kaedence, McKenzie, Chazlynn, Caeleb, Lucas and Connor.

Elsie was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Jeffers; mother, Edna Croocks; stepfather, Roly Croocks; brothers, Carl and Dale Jeffers; and sisters, Rose Lee, Hazel and Lucille.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 25, at Huston-Jost Funeral Home.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the SafeHaven Humane Society sent in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.

Dean Martin Baker Jr.

Dec. 3, 2013 - Jan. 1, 2014

Sweet baby D.J. went to Heaven at only 28 days old. God always has a reason. We don't know why nor do we understand. He touched so many hearts in his short time. He will truly be missed.

He is survived by his parents, Dean and Tiffany Baker; sister, Bonnie Baker; grandparents, Tim and Carla Brown, Juanita and Gene Barack and Sam and Melissa Roberts; great-grandparents, Shelly and James Kent and Mary Cook; and many more family.

Fly with the angels, sweet baby boy.