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Michael George Hendrick

Michael George Hendrick, 54, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 12, 2013 during surgery at St. Alphonsis Hospital in Boise, Idaho.
Michael was born in Baker City on Aug. 21, 1958 to Bill and Beverly Hendrick. He lived in Lakeview for many years where he graduated from Lakeview High School, worked, and had a cabinet shop.
Michael loved to work with all kinds of wood and could build anything. He loved a good story and loved to listen to tall tales, and maybe tell a few! His laugh was soul-felt and infectious.
He went to Boise State University in 2004-2005 and majored in art. It was during this time he reconnected with his childhood sweetheart Diane Culbertson and they married on June 29,2005.
Michael and his beloved wife moved to Baker City where he had several small businesses. His favorite was operating a food cart where he specialized in smoked and BBQ’ed meats and his own “secret sauces” for his salads and sandwiches. Michael and Diane also attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Baker.
Michael was preceded in death by his father Bill Hendrick.
He is survived by his wife Diane; mother Beverly Hendrick; stepchildren Emily and James; brother and sister-in-law Larry and Jan Hendrick;sister and brother-in-law Sherie and Gary Dills; niece Jody Minker and family and niece Ashley Givens and family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Newbridge Nazarene Church, in Newbridge (3 miles north of Richland, Oregon) July 18, 2013 at 10 a.m.. The service will be followed by a graveside service at the Eagle Valley Cemetery, with a reception immediately following at Eagle Valley Park in Richland.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Mike’s honor can be made to the Baker City Food Bank or Rachel Pregnancy Center.

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