Gates – Ellen
Marie, 90, passed away April 13 in Gates. She was born in
Stickney, SD, and moved to Gates in 2002. Ellen worked for
many years as a waitress & bookkeeper. She was a member of
Gates Community Church of Christ and The American Legion
Auxiliary. Ellen loved to hunt & fish and was an avid
seamstress. She also loved to crochet, knit & embroider. A
favorite pastime was gardening and canning what she grew. She
was an excellent cook and loved to bake.
Ellen was preceded
in death by her parents, Oscar and Margaret O’Dell, her
brother Duane, and sister Wilma, who died in infancy, 3
husbands, Lewis Baker, Howard Poler and Dick Mazzeo. She was
also preceded in death by step-son, Mark Poler.
She is survived by
brothers Will & Jim O’Dell, both of Portland, sisters
Doris Anderson of Seattle & Verna Ray of Gresham. Her
children: Rodney Baker of Albany, Carol Fleck of Longview, WA,
Douglas Baker of Newberg, and a step-son, John Poler of
Tumwater WA; 6 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 3
A memorial service
will be held, Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Gates
Community Church of Christ in Gates. Private interment in
Fairview Cemetery, Gates.