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Raymond Eugene “Gene” Hicks, 88, of Baker City, Ore., died Sept. 8, 2010, at his home surrounded by his family.
His memorial service was Sept. 13 at Baker City, Ore. at Coles Tribute Center. Burial in Missouri will be announced later.
Gene was born on July 11, 1922, at Drury, Mo., to John and Golda Stout Hicks. He was one of 11 children, five of whom are still living.
He married Grace Smith Hicks on June 22, 1946.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his son, Lynn; his parents; and five siblings.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Grace; daughter, Patty Lang; son, David, and his wife, Julee, and son, Douglas, all of Baker City; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruby Proctor, Amy Collins, Elsie Curtis and Sharon Smith of Missouri; and his brother, Ray, of Iowa.