Guyer, Wayne R. – Obituary

Wayne R. Guyer, 78, of Weiser, Idaho, died Aug. 15, 2002, at his home.

His funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. MDT at the Weiser High School auditorium. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Weiser.

Visitations are today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. MDT at Thomas Funeral Chapel in Weiser.

Wayne was born Aug. 10, 1924, at Richland to Ralph Paul and Ethel Olive Haskins Guyer. He was raised and educated at Baker City, graduating from Baker High School in 1942.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy Amphibious Forces in 1942, and during World War II was deployed to the South Pacific for three years, after which he was honorably discharged.

Wayne married Ruby Cecille Spence on Nov. 30, 1946, at Baker City. The couple lived there, then moved to Weiser in 1948. He operated Richfield gas station on the corner of State Street and East Liberty in Weiser until it burned. After this he went to work for Frito Lay as a salesman, later working for Clark Wholesale. He finished his career working at the Weiser post office, retiring as postmaster. He was very proud to be one of the last presidential-appointed postmasters in the nation. He was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968.

Wayne was very community-minded. He enjoyed working with the youth and was an Idaho Hunter Safety instructor for many years. He also worked with the children at Park School, helping them with their reading skills.

He was a member and past master of Weiser Lodge No. 23 AF & AM, Commandry, Knights Templar, Royal Arch Masons, Thrice Illustrious Master, KYCH El Korah Shrine, Payette Shrine Club, Loyaute Chapter No. 19 Order of Eastern Star, El Korah Clowns, Kiwanis Club and Elks Lodge No. 1683. On May 10, 2002, Wayne was honored as the Idaho Outstanding Mason of the Year.

He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting and traveling with his late wife, Cecille.

Wayne is survived by his four sons, Ivan of Weiser, Garth and his wife, Chris, of Minneapolis, Minn., Dean and his wife, Rhonda, of Baker City, and Lynn and his wife, Susan, of Twin Falls, Idaho; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen James of Tacoma, Wash.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Cecille, who died in February 2001; and by a brother, Warren.

The family suggests memorials in his name be made to either the Shriners Hospital for Children, Fairfax Avenue at Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, UT, 84103, or Pathway Hospice, 323 W. Idaho, Ontario, OR 97914.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 23, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 23, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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