Joshua Hardesty |

Joshua Hardesty

Joshua Hardesty

Joshua A. Hardesty, 19, a longtime Baker City, Ore., resident, died Nov. 13.

A celebration of his life will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Coles Funeral Home. The Rev. Monte Loyd of the Baker Valley Christian Assembly will officiate. A reception will follow at the family home. Graveside burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Hardesty was born in Grass Valley July 5, 1983, and moved to Baker City, Ore., in 1989. He was a graduate of Baker High School in 2001. He was employed at Mel’s Discount Auto Parts as the exhaust specialist and was known as “The Muffler Guy.” He was an avid hunter with both rifle and archery.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Hardesty, and daughter, Dallas Brooke Hardesty, of Baker City, Ore.; parents Paul E. and Loana Hardesty of Grass Valley, and Robert and Victoria Worsham of Baker City, Ore.; brother and sister-in-law, Justin and Kristy Watson; sisters Holly and Tammy Hardesty; brothers Timothy and Raymond Sullivan; aunts Julia Bingham, Laura Watson and Cindy Shukle; uncle Rodger Watson; cousins Will Watson, Kimberley Bingham, John Beatty, Colleen Klassen, Rick Watson, Tracy Watson, Rhonda Yanez, Michelle Rosin, Todd Beatty, Chris Beatty, Ashleigh King and Alexis Rosin; nephew, Kasey Watson; and niece, Teija Hardesty.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather and grandmother, Frank and Alpha Watson of Baker City, Ore., and Erman and Carmen Hardesty of San Francisco; uncles William (Skip) and Jerry Lee Watson, both of California.

Donations can be made in Mr. Hardesty’s memory to the National Rifle Association, in c/o Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, Ore.

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