Anne Lumsden Kirkpatrick, age 94, of Baker City passed away on August 24, 2018 at her residence. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church in Baker City. Following the service, friends are invited to join the family for a reception in the church Fellowship Hall.
Anne was born in Hollywood California on April 17, 1924. She started school in the academy in Medford, Oregon, moved to the Portland area and then settled in La Grande, Oregon. Anne was very active in La Grande High School in music, journalism, Honor Society as well as becoming the first female Student Body Vice President. She graduated from La Grande High School in 1942 then furthered her education by earning a degree in dietetics and institution management from Oregon State University. Anne completed her dietetic internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. While at Oregon State University she was a member & president of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She remained active in journalism as the manager of the Oregon State daily barometer.
After graduating from Oregon State, Anne worked at St. Elizabeth hospital in Baker City, Oregon until marrying Bruce Kirkpatrick on June 25, 1949. They continued to live in Baker City, where Bruce had the Chevrolet Automobile Business. She was an active homemaker in the 50, 60, and 70’s raising 4 children. She returned to dietetics in the 1960’s commuting to the Grande Ronde Hospital working as their clinical dietitian until retiring in 1976.
Anne loved her family and her dear friends. She also loved to play bridge, travel and read. She was active in the First Presbyterian Church, PEO chapter AX, multiple bridge clubs, AAUW and was a dedicated board member of the DeWuhs Keckritz educational foundation scholarship board for 22 years. Anne was especially committed to helping young people with furthering their education.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bruce; a daughter, Kathy Ann; a son, Bill Kirkpatrick and brother, Treve Lumsden.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Lewis and husband Brent of La Grande, Oregon; her son, John Kirkpatrick of Clarkston, Washington; daughter-in-law, Dana Kirkpatrick Kutsch (spouse Kim); Jeanie Kirkpatrick; 7 grandchildren -Ruth, Nicole, Elizabeth, Cara ,Ryan, Adam, and Kevin; as well as 9 great grandchildren.
For those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Anne’s memory, the family suggests The First Presbyterian Church Youth Program in Baker City, Chapter Ax PEO scholarship fund or any organization of your choice, through Gray's West & Company Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Avenue, Baker City, OR 97814.