Mildred Irene Wagner 1922-2013

Posted on September 11th in Obituaries


OBIT WagnerMildred Irene “Millie” Wagner, 91, of Baker City, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, at Settlers Park.

Millie was born the daughter of Lyle and Lizzie (Breshears) Anderson on Jan. 28, 1922, in Sunnyside, Wash. She lived in Sunnyside until the family moved to Ontario, when she was 15 years old. She was a member of the Ontario High School class of 1941. Following high school, she was married to Fred Wagner on Oct. 8, 1945, in Reno, Nev. They lived in Burns from 1945 until moving to Baker in 1959. In Baker, she and her husband owned and operated Wagner Brothers Beer Distributing, selling Blitz and Lucky Lager beers. They operated the business until 1969.

Millie was a member of the Baker V.F.W. post #3048 Women’s Auxiliary and the Baker City Lady Elks. She was an active volunteer at the Baker Historical Museum. She loved socializing and hosting events for her family and friends. She was known as the family caregiver.

Survivors include her sister, Viola Russel Wagner, of Klamath Falls; 12 nieces; and eight nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred; and one brother.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Gray’s West and Co. Pioneer Chapel. A graveside service will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Edward Stoaks will officiate. Following the service, the Women’s Auxiliary of the V.F.W. Post #3048 will provide a fellowship luncheon at the V.F.W. hall.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the V.F.W. Auxiliary, the Baker Historical Museum, Heart and Home Hospice, or to a charity of one’s choice, in care of Gray’s West and Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.

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