Nola May Whitley, 97, of Baker City passed away at Settler's Park Assisted Living Facility under the care of Heart 'n Home Hospice on August 27, 2016. Private family services will be held in Clovis, California.\n\nOn December 5, 1918, John L. Cunningham and Nora Thomas Cunningham welcomed Nola into the world in Taft, California. Nola attended high school at Clovis High School and then went on to earn a teaching degree from Fresno State. She was a teacher for over 50 years and taught students at the Fresno Unified School District as well as basic skill courses for Blue Mountain Community College.\n\nNola married Davis Prentice Whitley in Clovis, California on June 7, 1939 and together they had two sons, Phillip and Steve.\n\nTraveling and seeing new countries each year, collecting carnival glass and needle point were some of her hobbies when she wasn't taking care of her family and teaching students. She was affiliated with the A.A.U.W and the First Presbyterian Church in Baker City.\n\nNola leaves behind her son Steve and Elain Whitley of Albin, Wyoming; son Philip and Judy Whitley of Baker City, Oregon; grandson Chad and Trina Whitley of Cheyenne, Wyoming; granddaughter Lari and Vern Hoffman of Hamilton, New Jersey; great grandson Wolfgang Hoffman of Hamilton, New Jersey; great granddaughter Bronwyn Hoffman of Hamilton, New Jersey; great grandson Devon Hoffman of Hamilton, New Jersey; grandson Wayne and April Whitley of Baker City, Oregon; great grandson Brett Whitley of Baker City, Oregon; and great grandson Levi Whitley also of Baker City, Oregon.\n\nShe is preceded in death by her husband Davis P. Whitley; brother Paul Austin Cunningham, brother Warren Robert Cunningham; brother John Estes Cunningham; sister Lula Edna Ross, brother William Alfred Cunningham, brother Thomas Henry Cunningham, and her grandson Brett Whitley.\n\nArrangements are under the care of Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel.