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Robert G. Cummings

January 24, 1923 ~ March 9, 2020 (age 97)


Robert Guy Cummings, age 97, passed away on March 9, 2020 at his residence at Meadowbrook Place. A memorial service will be held on April 25, 2020 at the Harvest Church in Baker City.

Robert was born on January 24, 1923 in Mt. Vernon, Oregon to William Otis and Gertrude (Hall) Cummings. He attended high school in Mt. Vernon and went on to serve for 2 ½ years in the United States Navy as a machinist’s mate. He worked for Carnation Can for 22 years until his retirement. On February 29, 1980, Robert married Marilyn Jean Cameron in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Robert enjoyed carpentry, gardening and reading. He always had a beautiful yard and a tremendous vegetable garden. He made sure to share the produce with his family and friends each year. He was a member of the Harvest Church, Oregon Boiler Makers Union, Full Gospel Businessmen’s Association and the Oregon Retail Association.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Cummings of Baker City, Oregon; stepson, Dan (Linda) Shelton of Baker City, Oregon; stepson, Perry Shelton of Baker City and Florida; seventeen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Gertrude Cummings; siblings: Eva, Harlan, Eulala, Otis and Harry; and his son, David Cummings.

In lieu of flowers and/or cards, memorial contributions in memory of Robert can be made to the Harvest Church through Coles Tribute Center at 1950 Place Street, Baker City, OR 97814.

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