Donald Lesley Shuck, a lifetime resident of Baker City, Oregon passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Meadowbrook Place Senior Living. He was born June 19, 1927 to parents Lesley and Anne Shuck. He was the oldest of four siblings; Elaine, Billie, Dickie and Pat.\n\nDon graduated from Baker High School in 1945 and shortly thereafter worked two years for the U.S. Forest Service burning slash piles. He later worked several years for Chet Smith Motors quickly being promoted to mechanic and manager. Don decided he needed a change and went to work as a machinist for Commercial Welding. After retirement, he continued his machinist work from his home shop. Many people would comment that he was a brilliant machinist, "There was nothing he couldn't manufacture in his shop".\n\nOn February 4, 1950 he married Betty Jane Averitt. Together they built a home that he continued to live in until recently. Betty passed away June 23, 1997. On July 21, 1999 he married Iva Sipp and together they enjoyed spending time outdoors. Iva passed away March 7, 2006.\n\nDon was a kind, loyal and generous husband, son, brother and friend. He loved square dancing, 4-wheeling, hunting, camping and tinkering in his shop.\n\nHe is survived by his sister Billie Stoner (Jyme); his brother-in-law Anton (Tony) Williamson; Ava's family and many nieces, nephews and friends.\n\nAt his request, there will be no memorial service. During the summer, his family will host a barbecue at Stices Gulch and plant a tree in his memory. Family and friends will be invited.\n\nShould friends and family desire memorial contributions may be made to the Powder River Sportsman's Club through Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.