Gary Joe Dias, 48, of Larnet, Kan., died Feb. 17, 2002, at his home.
His graveside funeral was today at Mount Hope Cemetery. Deacon Jim Watt of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church officiated.
Gary was born on Dec. 23, 1953, at Watsonville, Calif. He graduated from Watsonville High School and worked as an EMT at San Jose, Calif., and on several different construction jobs.
He served on an atomic submarine in the U.S. Navy and also worked with his dad on a commercial fishing boat at Bristol Bay, Alaska, before falling to a long-term illness.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Gerald and Jan Dias; his mother, Rose Bishop; his sister and her husband, Angelica and Ramy Hancock; three nieces; and two grandmothers, Pauline Dias and Rose Lewis, both of Watsonville, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 1, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor