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Beverly Anne (York) Staten

September 17, 1931 ~ July 28, 2018 (age 86)
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Beverly Anne Staten, 86, a lifelong resident of Baker City, passed away July 28, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family. She will be greatly missed. Her lessons and guidance will remain with those she loved and those who loved her.

Recitation of the rosary and vigil service will be at 7:00 PM on Friday, August 3rd at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, 2235 First Street. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 4th at the Cathedral. Father Suresh Kumar Telagani will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Everyone is invited to gather in the parish hall for a luncheon after the graveside service.

Beverly was born September 17, 1931, in Baker, Oregon to Paul and Mabel (Spearman) York. She grew up and attended schools in Baker and graduated high school in 1949.

She married Harold Staten, the love of her life and her husband of 57 years, on June 26, 1949, at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, where she was a member for 70 years, until the time of her death. The couple raised two sons, Michael and Charles.

Beverly helped with the family business, Crown Cleaners and Laundry, while raising their two sons. In 1969 she began driving school bus for Baker School District 5J where she continued for 27 years until her retirement in 1996. Over the years, she safely transported many of the area’s youth to and from school, as well as on special field trips.

Throughout the years, Beverly enjoyed gardening, reading, baking and spending time with her family and friends. It was a delight for her to meet and enjoy her seven great-grandchildren and was looking forward to even more. She generously cared for elderly family and friends. She was also active in the Altar Society at her church.

Following her husband’s death in 2007, Beverly was able to live independently on their five acres in their home. The family would like to thank the many caregivers for their loving care of Beverly over the past few months, which allowed her to live out her final days in her own home.

Survivors include her sons, Michael and his wife, Julie, of Salem, Chuck and his wife, Nancy, of Baker City; grandchildren, Annie and her husband, Jon, of Bend, Jason and his wife, Tara, of Kirkland, Washington, Kari and her husband, Michael, of Boise, Idaho, Matthew and his wife, Joyce, of Sherwood, and Stephen and his wife, Corinne, of Salem, seven great-grandchildren (Brayden, Ethan, Liam, Wyatt, Oliver, Wenonah, and Harper), a brother-in-law, Larry Staten, of Casper, Wyoming, sister-in-law, Varene York, of Baker City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant son William Jay; her parents Paul and Mabel York; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charlie and Elsie Staten; husband Harold Staten; and brother, Jim York.

Memorial contributions may be made to Baker County Meals on Wheels, the Altar Society of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, or the Roof Fund of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place Street, Baker City, OR 97814.

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