Virginia “Ginny” Viola Bryant, 92, a resident of Baker City, Oregon died Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City. A viewing will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at Coles Tribute Center. Her funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Coles Tribute Center. Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery following the service.
Virginia was born on October 10, 1926 in Baker City, Oregon to Joseph and Grace Yeakley Budd. She was raised by her grandparents, Ralph and Gladys Coyle Yeakley on their ranch in Bridgeport where she helped with haying and milking cows. She attended school in Bridgeport and Hereford. She worked at a sawmill, box factory, Oregon Lumber Co., Crown Cleaners and was a cook for 17 years at Brooklyn Elementary and South Baker schools.
On May 10, 1986, Ginny married Richard M. Bryant in Baker City at the Baker City Nazarene Church. She enjoyed interior decorating, landscaping, fishing, having lots of pretty flowers, and collecting rocks, dolls, and old-time dishes. She was a member of the Nazarene Church.
Survivors include her son, Larry Wright; daughter, Ginny Harrison; sisters, Theora, Evelyn and Theona; brother, Leslie; four step-daughters: Jackie, Kathie, Joella, and Beckie; grandchildren: Todd, Stephanie, Jodi and Seth; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Grace; grandparents, Ralph and Gladys Yeakley; husband, Richard “Dick” Bryant; sister, Helen Alexander; and one great-grandchild.
Ginny loved her flowers so flowers are a fitting remembrance but, if one prefers, a memorial contribution can be made to the Nazarene Church Youth Group through Coles Tribute Center at 1950 Place Street, Baker City, OR 97814.
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