Velma Semingson, 91, formerly of Haines, OR died on April 27, 2015 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise, ID. Her memorial service will be Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Haines United Methodist Church, Haines, OR with Sally Wiens officiating. Interment will be at Haines Cemetery with a reception following at the Methodist Church.\n\nVelma was born in 1923 to William and Clara Delfs in Lone Pine, Nebraska. Velma was the baby of the family. She attended St. Al's nursing school and graduated in 1947. Velma worked in Salt Lake City with the American Red Cross and the Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande.\n\nVelma married Vic Semingson in 1948 in Twin Falls Idaho. They lived in Salt Lake City but moved to Baker City, Oregon when Vic decided to become a cattle rancher. Although Velma didn't love the idea at first, she quickly grew to love the Haines and Baker City communities. Vic and Velma continued cattle ranching in the Haines area until 2000.\n\nVelma then moved into Baker City and began her second career as a volunteer at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. It was here she found a new calling in the gift shop. She dearly enjoyed meeting all the families and travelers who came through the area.\n\nWhen it became too difficult to live on her own, she decided to move to Boise, Idaho to live near her great nephew, Ray and Gabrielle Moore and family. Velma made many friends at Wynwood, Grace and Willow Park Assisted Living and was so thankful for their care.\n\nVelma was preceded in death by her husband, Vic Semingson, Vic's son Gene Semingson, her sisters Helen Ginther and Clara Baker, and her brother Paul Bolish. She is also preceded by her neice Katheryn Ginther.\n\nShe leaves behind nieces and nephews and many special friends all who made life worth living for Velma.\n\nVelma felt very strongly about St. Judes Children's Hospital so donations may be made in her memory to St. Judes through Gray's West & Company, 1500 Dewey Avenue, Baker City, OR 97814.